Sunday, July 20, 2014

Délice en miniature

When artist Joey Versaw set out to create the latest version of his doll character Mary Magpie, the first 3D printed fashion doll, he was envisioning the multiple possibilities that this technology afforded him. How about creating Mary Magpie not only as an eleven and half inch doll but also issuing a miniature version, as small as the vintage Dawn doll by Topper is?

And so the mini version of Mary Magpie was born. At her reduced size, Mini Mary is also hand painted by Mr. Versaw, a painstaking process when one considers that her head is less than an inch wide. Boasting molded shoes in the style of vintage doll goddess Bild Lilli, Mini Mary is ready to wear many fabulous fashions created by Mr. Versaw or borrowed from Dawn's closet.

Yet, the fun of Mini Mary does not stop at redress. Boasting a wardrobe of 3D printed wigs in a myriad styles and colors, Mary does more that just look pretty in a different fashion. With a white pompadour wig, Mini Mary becomes Marie Antoinette. What fun! What versatility!

To prove the point, Dolldom's editors dressed Mini Mary in a new gown by fashion maven Liz Cole, whose Retros label packs our editorial closets. In a gown of verdant green to match Mini Mary's hand painted eyes, Mini Mary acquires a different persona by virtue of her wig change.

You be the judge!

Mini Mary welcomes you to her wig party in a shantung silk and tulle cocktail dress by Retros and her original bob style wig.

Falling in Love Again? A bit of Miss Dietrich, perhaps?

Maleficent? Could be!

Lauren Bacall? Absolutely!

No More Cake! Just petits fours for this lady of the court.

Coquettish Charm! The side buns impart a playful attitude.

1940s Fantasy. This deep red wine up-do has a sensational widow's peak.

Romantique. This side-parted style with cascading curls is pure 18th century elegance.

Waving Away! The Undulation Marcel gives off a decidedly 1930s vibe. Shades of Mrs. Simpson?

For more on Mini Mary visit her at her fabulous boutique


  1. She is too ultra cute!!!! Every single one of her!!!!!

    1. Thank you, Byanca. Mini doll with giant style!