Friday, November 5, 2021

In Italia

Anouk, the fashion doll by Nav Sikand, debuted her Série 5 last May 2021. Inspired by vintage Furga Alta Moda dolls from the late 1960s, this latest collection continues to provide Anouk with a fantastic wardrobe and unique accessories to enrich her display. The fashion booklet, illustrated by Brazilian artist Dilhermando de Assis, is pure vintage fun. 



The ordering process allows the collector to have a say in the way that their dolls will look, as Sikand generously allows customers to select  both doll and outfit. This exclusive entry features Dolldom's mix-and-match choices. 


Romantica comes with a hot pink phone so Anouk may rehearse her lines for Cocteau's  La voix humaine



Ippica is a suit that Rupaul could wear!



Zivago is red drama. A coat with authority. 



"A Paraggi" recalls sunny days in Positano. 


Costa Smeralda is night-time allure to the nth degree.













La poupée mannequin Anouk

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Patience for the 60s

Wilde Imagination's Patience continues to explore the far-out 1960s! From groovy color combos to fab silhouettes, Patience evokes the ethos of a decade of immense innovation in design. With dresses created by The Windy City Shop, Patience goes from ingenue to sophisticate. Boss!

Inspired by a vibrant color combo, Patience's formal is luscious and playful. 







Belle toujours, with an air of Saint Laurent...






Breakfast, snacks, desserts...

with a LBD inspired by Givenchy...



Saturday, October 30, 2021

G!

Back in the 1970s, any designer worth their salt had a signature logo, a ubiquitous trademark that firmly established the fashion brand as a household word. Such a tradition remains present these days in fashion lines such a Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Gucci, whose initials have become graphically iconic and almost universally identifiable. 







Virtual Doll Convention's Grace is on trend with her latest outfit-of-the-month, created by Ruby Red Galleria. An essential piece for fall and winter, the "Iconic G" knit dress gives a playful nod to the 1970s and to fashion brands that transcend fads. The deep lavender woven leather bag, also by Ruby Red Galleria, adds a fantastic touch of color to the powerful black and white combo. And of course, Grace wears another staple for fall and winter: tall boots in supple black faux leather by Facets by Marcia. Grace is ready for cool weather days. 

For this Dolldom exclusive, Grace invited her friend Rayne to hang out with her and they had a grand time. Rayne's leopard tube dress by LizRetros finds the perfect pair of short boots, also in faux leopard,  another hot item in Grace's Boutique

It's time for cozy and fabulous. 













Virtual Doll Convention's Grace Boutique












Sunday, October 24, 2021

Calling Occupants



Back in the 1960s, when the prospect of space exploration filled puerile imaginations with the immensity of the universe, toy manufacturers did not take long to produce fanciful lines that brought extraterrestrial life forms to the hands of thunderstruck tots. In 1967, the Mini-Martians, by Swedlin and sold exclusively at Sears, made their appearance.


In1969, Mattel debuted the Kozmic Kiddles...


Nostalgia feeds the heart and any grown-up 60s kid still entertains the thought of having their very own close-encounter of the third kind. Which is why, with Hvala Dolls' Mi  a new space odyssey has begun!
 
PJ Nox, creator of Hvala Dolls and Mi explains: "Mi is an 11-inch collectible art doll whose mission it is to explore the far reaches of identity (human and otherwise) in a seriously playful manner. Mi (pronounced Mee) is made of laser-sintered nylon with joints at the neck, shoulders and hips. Mi is strung, with ball joints at the shoulder that enable the arms to rotate front to back and sideways. Legs and head have basic rotation. Mi’s head is removable, making it easy to swap different styles you might collect. The doll can stand on its own."

Mi immediately struck a chord with Dolldom and became a beloved denizen, albeit one who is most often spotted taking notes on our behavior, calibrating intergalactic travel instruments, and measuring spatial options for traversable wormholes, all while being quite chic in their OOAK clothing, also by Hvala Dolls. 

For those interested in connecting with Mi, the next preorder is scheduled to start in November. Those who are interested can contact Nox now through Instagram, or at  hvaladolls@gmail.com.