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:

Friday, August 3, 2018

Let Us Entertain You

That seems to be the calling of many: to entertain the masses. People love to be entertained, amused, removed from the routine of their daily lives. Taken away. To a place where glitter, music, and the art of dance reign supreme.

And who best to incarnate the fascinating world of burlesque but the gals of Julian S. Kalinowski? With their OOAK hand-painted visages and hand-set hairdos, Lilli Lalka, Séverine, and the S-Girls come together to illuminate the stage. They sing solos, they perform comedy routines, but most importantly they know the utmost power of having a gimmick. And the gimmick is no gimmick - it's the magic of LizRetros, the genius behind this showstopping attire.

Sit back and relax as the Gals of Kalinowskiland entertain you.

Torch Song Trilogy....

Séverine is an emotive singer... audiences know she will cry at the end of the sad song.

Sable sings the blues. But she is never in a funk.

Lalka covers "Black Market".  Sneak around the corner...

Space Needle and All Things 1962

Lalka and Asiaverine perform "That Old Eiffel Tower" before revealing what they have in their bags.

Bundles of Dynamite

Sylvain, Sylvain (yes!), and Sable await to go on stage. Kitty Marvelous is their trick cat.

Stella rehearses with her robotic friend while a stagehand finishes the set.

Sable- fresh from her scandalous stint in Berlin - stretches before her dance routine.

For more information on the performers and their schedules, you may contact their agent here.