Friday, August 15, 2014

Who's That Girl?

In Hollywood, not all stories are fully documented. Some remain mysteries and as such provide dollectors with a canvas onto which to project a wonderful world of intrigue, drama and fun. In the richly developed world of Mel Odom's Gene Marshall, Oona stands out for the absence of a biography. The best rumors (started by a trustworthy source) is that she was an alien saved by Violet Waters and an unidentified man.

Regardless of her origins in our vast universe, Oona is a beauty. And to us, Oona makes the ideal character to portray a facet of Hollywood that is as iconic and perhaps sometimes more fun than its mainstream. For in this Dolldom exclusive, Oona embodies the Queen of the B-Movie. Subversive and unabashed, Oona took on projects that Gene Marshall and Madra Lord could not - due to their established personalities at Monolithic Studios. From science fiction to exploitation films, Oona did it all and loved every minute of it.

Mel Odom's Oona joins Gene Marshall, Madra Lord, and Violet Waters in JAMIEshow Dolls' realm of  beautifully-crafted resin ball-jointed dolls.

Come discover the world of purple-eyed Oona and find out why she has such a cult following...

As Ermenegilda the gypsy fortuneteller in Feline Folk, Oona played a woman who turned into a tigress when her libido was aroused.

Her wardrobe was designed by Liz Cole for Retros. Wig from the Anne Harper line by Tonner Doll Company.

The Prince and The Pussycat

In this comedy of errors, Oona played a strip-tease artist who captured the heart of a charming prince. Wardrobe by Retros. Jewelry by StrayCat. Wig by Ilaria Mazzoni for Time of Doll.

Cheery Cherries! For a pin-up poster, Oona donned a playsuit by Byanca of Houston and a wig by Ilaria Mazzoni.

 Dark and moody... horror flick!

For The Creature from The Deep Creek, Oona sported figure-hugging couture that accentuated her dynamic dimensions.  Polka dot dress by Byanca of Houston. Two piece bathing suit by Liz Cole for Retros. Jewelry by StrayCat.

Oona auditioned for the role of Lola Foley in The Night, Nurse. The part went to her friend Gay Carrington, so no hard feelings arose.

Oona enjoyed doing wardrobe test photos in the famous uniform by Liz Cole for Retros. Wig by Ilaria Mazzoni.

In between film projects, Oona modeled sensational jewelry by Joy Jarred.

The beautiful scale of the baubles suited Oona's big personality. Wig by Ilaria Mazzoni.

Even when going to the liquor store, Oona exuded high glam.

She-Devil? Absolutely.

Her favorite role was one of her most controversial. No one expected her to take over hell in Hot Punishment!

The movie was banned in many cities which only exacerbated the desire of all to witness what happens when poor unfortunate souls descend to the depths of despair.

Oona was thrilled to work again with Liz Cole for Retros.

Everyone knows Tura Satana made Faster, Pussycat, Kill, Kill! figurative and literally. But Oona was a close second choice for Mr. Russ Meyer who decided on Miss Satana due to her natural gifts.

Oona's figure was artificially enhanced by a trendsetting brassiere created by Byanca of Houston. The contraption made the point loud and clear.

In a planet in a galaxy far away...

Queen Amígdala reigns supreme.

Oona's foray into the science fiction genre, Planet of the Babes was a feast for those who love comets and curves.

Whoever Oona really is matters little. Her ability to camouflage and metamorphose makes her inhabit a special place in our hearts.

Resources for readers:
Liz Cole for Retros
Time of Doll Wigs
JAMIEshow Dolls
Joy Jarred Jewelry
Byanca of Houston

Thursday, August 7, 2014

She's Gonna Start A Revolution

"The Face of 66" as Twiggy was called in The Daily Express has become ingrained in our collective conscious and subconscious. Which is why when Integrity Toys released "She's Not There" Poppy Parker, Dolldom took notice.

Iconic looks, such as the one championed by Lesley Hornby, provide the opportunity to revisit a sensational time and place in fashion history.

 It all starts with the hairstyle. Integrity Toys got it right.

And then it's all about hems as in Michelle McClusky's (e-Bay seller minifashions5) velvet and Lurex minidress. Jewelry from "The Barbie Fashion Model Collection."

Classic gold links remind of Courrèges! Gold links mini by Francesca Pigliapoco.

Sometimes it's all about vintage. This Hong Kong clone number is perfection in gold and green. Emerald ring by Joy Jarred.

Gold brocade never looked better.

The Face of 66? You be the judge.

Closing the fashion show is a black and silver Lurex knit mini with silver orb decoration found at a thrift store. Lucky find! "Apostrophe" chair by Maryann Roy for Welcome Home.