Saturday, March 10, 2018

Fashion Fantastic: Juliet Whorton Designs for the S-Girls

Dolldom has always believed that the future of fashion dolls is handmade, for it is the only mode through which dollectors will attain truly personal expressions of their vision and tastes. Luckily, there are enlightened artists working steadfastly to provide one-of-a-kind dolls and fashions.

In this very first entry for March 2018, Dolldom features the work of Juliet Whorton whose Dangerousdames Lounge boutique has been providing fashion fantasies for Barbie and Fashion Royalty dolls for more than an decade. Recently, in conversation with Ms. Whorton, Dolldom asked her to interpret her vision for Julian S. Kalinowski's S-Girls. With carte blanche in hand, Ms. Whorton developed a collection never before seen - from classic bubble dresses to extravagant waves of lace. One of Ms. Whorton's signature touches is beading and this collection boasts what may be a million beads and precious decorations all hand applied to fabric.

Mr. Kalinowski's S-Girls were overjoyed modeling these wonders made to fit their ampler hips and slightly reduced bosom. Join Ms. Whorton, Stella, Sable and Sylvain as they present you fashion fantastic! Enjoy the show!

"Bellini", modeled by Sylvain, is a luscious three-piece ensemble that would have made Peggy Guggenheim squeal with delight.

"Commuters Ahead", also modeled by Sylvain, is a working woman's fashion statement. Underneath the beaded jacket, Sylvain wears a strapless blouse with a playful vintage print. But the hat has to be what makes this number such a delight. Complete with vintage butterfly, the straw sensation is decorated with two dozen black roses.

"Bahamian Boom", modeled by Stella, is pure tropical fantasy. Created with gorgeous scenic print, the two piece dress with tulle underskirt features a grand portrait collar. And a hat so joyful, one cannot help but feel the tropical breezes.

"After Hours Ballerina", modeled by Stella, is an elegant an classic silhouette re-envisioned in a dramatic combo: red silk and satin blue and white stripes. The full skirt features a high waist, punctuated by a slender red belt. The beading is lush.

"In My Beautiful Balloon", modeled by Sable, is a modern take on the classic "Gay Parisienne" that vintage Barbie doll wore so well.

"How Green Is My Valley", modeled by Sable is a wondrous three-piece cocktail ensemble. The coat is decorated with gold and coral beads and brass leaves. Miss Joan Crawford would have worn it well too. A simple fascinator adds lighthearted touch.

"Pavlova's Paradise Bird" is a luxurious three-piece ensemble featuring peacock feathers and a dream enhancing shade of blue. A flowered fascinator adds prima ballerina glamour to the look.

"Sirena del Mar Profundo", modeled by Stella,  is a drop-dead chic creation. Miniature silver sequins and a halter neckline make this gala two piece ensemble a most precious confection.

"Red Sea Parting", modeled by Stella, closes the Fashion Fantastic show. The three piece ensemble features a detachable lace overskirt, allowing the cocktail look to transform into a real regal expression.

Dolldom thanks Ms. Whorton and Mr. Kalinowski for their gracious support during this collaboration.

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