Monday, April 29, 2013

The Star

Legendary Joan Crawford went from MGM to Warner Brothers and then became an independent actress. She adapted and survived. And so does Gene Marshall.

The divine Gene reappears on the scene after a well-deserved break, bidding adieu to the world of vinyl and entering regally into the real of resin. Miss Marshall and her creator Mel Odom have partnered with resin doll maker JAMIEshow and the results of this collaboration are utterly luxurious. After almost twenty years gracing thousands of collections and allowing us to bask in the glow of the Silver Screen, Gene Marshall, the groundbreaking doll of the 1990's, is nothing but a Star Exquisite.

Dolldom celebrates Gene with an exclusive portfolio featuring the acclaimed actress modeling a trousseau of her own selection. Miss Marshall used a simple criteria: the fashions had to ooze glamour, bring back fond memories, be the inspiration of talented friends, and above all, be fun to wear.

Here's to Miss Gene Marshall. Long live The Star.

Phoenix Gene is an IDEX exclusive offering. In this photo she wears Violet Water's Dior-inspired Sunset Serenade, produced by Integrity Toys and a necklace by Joy Jarred.

Pin-Up, designed by Tim Kennedy, was Gene Marshall's first lingerie set. Amazing then, amazing now. This time, Gene chose a raven wig produced by Tonner Doll Company for Anne Harper to update the look. A turquoise necklace by Mode de M matches Gene's eyes.

Tea Time is Gene's favorite interview dress and was designed by Lynne Day. Paired with a black satin top hat with tulle veil, Gene will turn tea time into a glamour fest for everyone at The Plaza Hotel.

In the spectacular Vendôme column gown by Michael Basala, Gene provides the gold standard for a grand entrance.

The face of Phoenix Gene. Hand painted perfection.

In a delightful coat and dress set by James Bogue, Gene is ready for a day in Paris.

Mr. Bogue chose a vintage flower print for this springtime look. The ultimate tough of drama comes from the turban, an accessory that Miss Marshall admits loving.

If by whim Gene's day of museum hoping turns into an evening of champagne cocktails, all the actress needs to do is shed the coat and turban to turn of the sex-appeal.

Confident, seasoned, elegant. A woman's face indeed. Gene's necklace by VJT Designs.

Gene thinks that My Favorite Bow, designed by Tim Kennedy, deserves more attention. She takes matters in her own hands by wearing this sculptural wonder once again.

Fim noir supreme. Gene wears Dark Desire, designed by George Sarofeen and produced by Ashton Drake for Marda Lord, to pose with Trent Osborn. Madra wore it in The Lady or The Spider but it is Phoenix Gene who owns it in this photo.  Pin by Facets by Marcia.

Exotique, an engrossing mystery directed by Ivy Jordan, allows Gene to play the bag girl once again. But what's a bad girl to wear?

For this  film noir project already in the works, Gene wears Retros by Liz Cole and a chunky Lucite necklace by Joy Jarred.

Gene found it amusing to play Morticia Adams in Liz Cole's perfect rendition of the iconic gown. Now, why didn't Trent play Gómez? Necklace by Joy Jarred.

Bon Voyage! In Fit for A Queen's suit, designed by Lynne Day, and a turban by Liz Cole, Gene is the epitome of first class Transatlantic travel.

All jewels on board! Pin on Gene's right lapel by Joy Jarred.The turban drop is a Dolldom creation.

Twilight Rumba? Absolutely. Designed by Doug James (designer of FDQ's J'adore Gene exclusive), the silk sarong-style ensemble is a beaded tour de force.

Allons enfats de la patrie! The ultimate hat for the ultimate face and the ultimate attitude. Hat and dress by Liz Cole for Retros. Crème Orange jewelry by VJT Designs.

Cocktail culture. In All About The Eyes' dress and a chinois hat by Liz Cole, drinks will be both stirred and shaken. Such is the power of glamour. Bar created by Darren Cole for Retros. Pin by Robert Best for Barbie Fashion Model Collection.

Gene celebrates with some of her friends, all ecstatic about her new resin iteration. But where's Madra? In the back of the room, La Lord observes with perhaps more than just a tad of envy. Poor Madra! How long before she too receives the JAMIEshow treatment?


  1. Oh my goodness, absolutely gorgeous photos and fashions! I just love the beautiful pieces by Liz and James.

  2. Amazing what you have done with our Gene, I salute your great talent for styling and photography, you have done her right!

    George G
    JAMIEshow Dolls

  3. Hello from Spain: beautiful and stunning photos. What a beauty!. The outfits are very stylish. We keep in touch.

  4. Ernesto - These are breathtaking! Absolutely beautiful! LOVE the turban photos with Fit for a Queen!

  5. Wonderful! And yes, Madra deserves her own turn. My bald Madra is already laying claim to the wigs in the house, and Phoenix isn't even here yet.

  6. Beautiful pictures, gorgeous styling. Vivat Gene!

  7. It is amazing to see some of the dolls/outfits I also have look so beautiful and elegant in your photos!