Saturday, January 28, 2017


The Barbie doll is the undeniable icon of the fashion doll world. Since her inception in 1959, she has been transforming and adapting, changing and modifying in order to reflect the zeitgeist of the times. But Robert Best's Barbie Fashion Model Collection is perhaps the line that most beautifully morphs the past and the present. The sacrosanct Silkstone body is now re-energized with articulation and in 2017, Classic Black Dress Brunette Barbie makes her appearance as the first offering of the year. With beautifully smooth and well finished seams, the articulated Silkstone doll is a treat for collectors.

In this Dolldom exclusive, Classic Black Dress Brunette Barbie goes from chic fashionista to classic mannequin de mode, circa 1947, in the also-designed-by Robert-Best 1997 tribute to Christian Dior's "Bar Suit".  For, ladies and gentlemen, there is one truly timeless doll and her name is Barbie.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Her Big Eyes Leave Us Breathless

Images of Jean Seberg prove that the American-born actress, activist, and icon stands triumphant along Audrey Hepburn in a most special hall of fame. For they are, without doubt, definite archetypes of timeless style and beauty.

Which is why Dolldom was not surprised (but certainly most delighted) to see that Integrity Toys' "Big Eyes" Poppy Parker doll references (and it does not matter if it's intentional or accidental for such is the power of icons - to reside in our subconscious and inspire our dreams) the look of the woman who made À bout de souffle such an unforgettable film.

"Big Eyes" Poppy Parker (Exclusive Giveaway Doll from the 2016 Integrity Toys Supermodel Convention) sports the de rigueur short haircut and a most seductive beauty mark below her right eye.

Dolldom commences 2017 paying tribute to the forever beautiful Ms. Seberg with this exclusive photo portfolio featuring "Big Eyes" Poppy Parker evoking her style.

In a pleated black and white silk mini by Clare Duncan, Poppy is supremely chic. Elegance equals simplicity.

In Marirose's black shantung "Belle" mini dress, the strawberry blonde beauty captures hearts galore.

Speed Racer! In "She's Not There" Poppy Parker's coat, "Big Eyes" is the quintessence of nouvelle vague style.

Golden Icon. In Liz Retros' multicolored beaded golden knit mini, Poppy epitomizes the 1960s.

Go-Go Girl! "Big Eyes" models the gold and turquoise mini dress and boots from the previously issued "Spy à Go-Go"Poppy Parker dressed doll.

And the blonde beauty does the honors to the ensemble's gold lamé trench coat.

Here's to the the ultimate gamine, Jean Seberg.