Monday, December 24, 2018

Visions of Sugar Plum

 While visions of sugar plum couture dance in our heads...

Démuse Doll Nichole by Nigel Chia wears her debut dress and nothing else. A new Sugar Plum Fairy. Minimal. Exquisite.  

Happy holidays to all!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Like a Hot Toddy

This winter, stay warm and cozy in a HillCrestBarbies sweater dress. Expertly knitted by Henrietta Lockhart, the sweater dress goes from office to party and keeps the wearer comfortable and chic.

A delectable trio made with fine yarns and ingenious patterns.

Blues and pinks abound in a dynamic play of vertical and horizontal lines. Hair by Pink Bubbles Doll Spa.

A patchwork-look pattern imparts an evocative 1970s vibe.

A beautiful neckline accompanies the shorter hemline of this eye-catching number.

Everlasting Allure

Time passes, the world continues to turn, and we forge on. But one day, our eyes encounter a familiar face, visiting from the past, and that meeting reveals a truth: a doll's everlasting allure.

Robert Tonner's Sydney Chase is such a character, one that changed the face of the fashion doll collecting scene along with her sister-in-couture Tyler Wentworth (who turns 20 in 2019). But this is Sydney's moment as she basks in soft, fall evening light. In her 2003 Ready-to-Wear iteration, Sydney has a straight arm body, bending legs and "Copper" Saran hair. But perhaps it is the face-up (yes, the eyes are hand painted) with its pale and natural palette that makes this face so powerfully alluring. After all, it was Sydney Chase who made the pout the ultimate fashion accessory and many dollies after her have followed and continue to follow suit.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Francie and SquishTish

Joana Costa, owner and designer of SquishTish, is known for her handmade clothing for dolls. SquishTish always surprises with a well-curated selection of textiles unlike anything else in the market. SquishTish's designs are exemplars of classic simplicity with clean lines, youthful silhouettes, and a most precise fit.

MODenr cousin Francie, in her "Kitty Corner Silkstone" iteration (restyled by genius extraordinaire Bobby Taylor of Pink Bubbles Doll Spa) models a pitch-perfect ode to the 1960s: two darling dresses that evoke the art of Vera Newman - fresh, new, joyful.

Dolldom wishes to thank Joana Costa and SquishTish for another inspiring collaboration. Muito obrigado!

Sunday, October 28, 2018


It's time for a scare or a tremor so rare
That your peepers pop out as you stare
Into a dark and cold void
It's a ghoul overjoyed,
For this night reign all screams and nightmares!

Happy Halloween 2018!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Haircut Economics

Haircuts. Appointments. Bad hair days. Fly away stands. Same-old-style boredom. What to do? Wear a wig cap.

JAMIEshow Doll's invention for its eponymous line of ball jointed dolls offers the ease and instant gratification that dollectors seek when at play. So what if a sober suit were to look better with a more traditional side parted cut? No problem. JAMIEshow Doll has it covered as there is a wig cap for professors as well as rock stars and everyone in between.

For this exclusive Dolldom entry, Palm Springs Lee models a slew of the company's wig caps in preparation for our fall fashion spectacular coming soon. We hope that you agree that although Lee is one of the most handsome models in the biz, hair, in this case, does make the man.

Mid-Century Classic. "The Mister" style along with a classic pair of frames by Shadowartifact yields an elegant gent look. Necklace by Joy Jarred.

Boy Band. "Palms Springs Basic's" style is carefree yet groomed.

"The Lee" is a short cropped cut with sufficient length at front to allow for a little hair play.

Papito! "The Waves" style is the equivalent of Farrah Fawcett hair for men. Sexy, windblown style for the leading man.

Más macho. "The Alejandro" style is an on trend look with undercut sides and a longer crown, combed back.

Hipstah! The show closes with a topknot pony with tapered sides that evokes Japanese samurai as well as today's urban dweller style. Hinged sunglasses by Shadowartifact.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Losing My Mind

The sun comes up, I think about you

The coffee cup, I think about you

I want you so, it's like I'm losing my mind

The morning ends, I think about you

I talk to friends, I think about you

And do they know it's like I'm losing my mind?

All afternoon doing every little chore

The thought of you stays bright

Sometimes I stand in the middle of the floor

Not going left, not going right

I dim the lights and think about you

Spend sleepless nights to think about you

You said you loved me, or were you just being kind?

Or am I losing my mind?

I want you so, it's like I'm losing my mind

Does no one knows it's like I'm losing my mind

The preceding photographic portfolio contains the work of three gifted and inspired artists: Julian S. Kalinowski, Thanos Samaras, and Tania Lawrence. Together they collaborated on the creation of a unique and very limited series of Sylvain dolls, all imbued with a wealth of references to film and television. Kalinowski's S-Girl Sylvain - in delicately rendered severity of face - is the heroine, coiffed to utter perfection in the hard cap, human hair wigs of Samaras, and dressed by the ingenious Lawrence. The dolls have painted pates and the wigs are not glued on (the fit is custom) so that the character may change styles.

The lyrics from Stephen Sondheim's "Loosing My Mind" -from his musical Follies- provide the captions to the narrative of the images. Together these magnificent elements meld to engender an impacting series of dolls.

To learn more about this exclusive collection, visit the artists boutiques: Kalinowskiland and Don't Ever Love Me or his FB page.

Kalinowski may also be contacted via email.

Dolldom leaves you with singer extraordinaire Ute Lemper's cover of the Sondheim classic: