Saturday, September 16, 2023


Grand gala, grand event

It's an op

To dress your best!

Grand ball, grand fest

It's much better

By yourself!

-Ludy Laminous

The joys of make-believe, of the power of the child's creative imagination, unfettered by the impositions of the cortical (as in superficial) world, is beautifully captured in the previous poem by writer Ludy Laminous. For the child requires not an audience to create a reality of deep magnitude and intimate substance and, as such, the doll onto which the fantasy is bestowed, needs but a fabulous fashion to exist in that eternal instant of beauty.

Two Lilli Lalka Deluxe dolls by Julian S.Kalinowski illustrate this philosophy, modeling exquisite reproductions of two of the Barbie doll's European-market fashions: "Atelierfest" and "Gala Abend".

Here's to your next grand event! 


Tuesday, September 5, 2023

You've Got Sindy!

The Doll You Love to Dress! 

60 years ago, this enticing commercial debuted on British television:

Can I take an "indy" y and what have you got?
You've got Sindy - the doll you love to dress.
Who's got a mac for when it rains?
A dog for walking in the lane?
Who is the girl they all love best?
It's Sindy - the doll you love to dress!
Who's got a dress for pony shows?
A duffle coat for when it snows?
Who has so many pretty clothes?
Sindy- the doll you love to dress!

Get Sindy an start collecting all these wonderful outfits - they're beautifully make like this suede jacket, perfect in every detail.

So many clothes so smart and neat
In her nightie she looks sweet.
Who is the girl they all love best?
It's Sindy - the doll you love to dress.


To celebrate this special milestone in fashion doll history, Dolldom is honored to present an exclusive photo portfolio of dolls and fashions from Pedigree's Sindy's first decade - the 1960s. Perhaps the best representation of the mod aesthetic in doll lexicon, the line's choices for dressing the beloved doll excel at faithfully rendering looks that define the period's viewpoint. From duffle coats to faux leather skirts with suspenders, Sindy is the perfect time capsule for the decade that brought forth a new way to dress and to think. 

Devoid of the explicit company of parents, Sindy and her "continental" friend Mitzy, boyfriend Paul, and sister Patch existed as young people leading lives of outstanding normalcy, a concept that becomes prevalent as one examines Sindy's wardrobe. It's not that beautiful gowns do not exist, it's that the sheer realism of the garments meant to mixed and matched illustrate that Sindy was a doll one loved to dress cause she dressed like the young did. To this day, the looks are plausible and above all, intelligently stylish, and, we must say, au courant. 

Here's to Sindy! 

Dolldom wishes to express gratitude to the following individuals whose support and inspiration made this feature possible:

Sindy and the Dolly Beats!

Monday, August 7, 2023

The Casting

To commemorate the summer of '23, the Barbie doll collaborated with Dolldom on a by-the-shore fashion entry using several elements from her recent BarbieStyle giftset. As Dolldom's editors pondered how to give the warm-weather fashion show a fresh slant, Barbie suggested that a new male model be cast. And so a casting call went out...

And a very healthy number of hopefuls gathered at our  studios ready to present their own unique style. 

As it happens in every casting call, special characters made an appearance. 

"Attention, please! - Barbie exclaims. Time for one-on-one interviews."

First off is Clay in turquoise briefs by LindasPassions on Etsy. Barbie wears her own bikini top with a pleated mini by Party Doll Fashion Shop, also on Etsy. Barbie admires Clay's strong character and flowing black mane. 

Next is Ken. He and Barbie agree that to give this entry a fresh start, he should kindly agree to bow out. But not before he bats his baby blues at Barbie.

Jeff is the next model. Barbie really adores his Cali style, more so his vintage straw hat and retro necklace. And yes, the dimples!

The next model, Geoff, is rocking an impressive retro look. White briefs by LindasPassions on Etsy combine with a stripped cabana shirt and hat by Mattel. His gaze is stunning. 

Brad, the most eager of all hopefuls, arrives in red, white, and blue briefs by LindasPassions on Etsy. 

Dolldom favorite Jon makes an appearance in Mod Ken's trunks. Barbie likes his style a lot! 

Last but not least is Brandon who was reluctant to attend. Barbie thinks he has the style needed for the entry. From his boater hat to his classic black briefs by LindasPassions on Etsy, Brandon is it! 

And so the modeling begins...

Black swimwear and straw hats for both!

Sightseeing is best done with an orange kerchief, palazzo pants and the versatile bikini top. Brandon opts for a t-shirt by Integrity Toys and joggers by The Confusion 83 on Etsy. 

Happy hour will turn into dinner in BarbieStyle's suit for Ken and Barbie's blouse, this time worn with an off-white pleated skirt by Party Doll Fashion Shop on Etsy. Brandon lends Barbie his boater as he thinks it's cute on her.

May your late summer adventures be full of fun.