Friday, December 31, 2021

The Jackpot Question

Virtual Doll Convention's Grace Marie Fitzpatrick (produced by Robert Tonner) gathered along with Tonner Doll's Rayne and Yoshio to bid farewell to 2021 in this exclusive Dolldom entry. 

Each guest models a look styled by our editors to reflect their character using the very latest from VDC's Grace Boutique. 

The friends have fun discussing plans for the new year and reflecting on the lessons learned in the old. 

Liquid gold dress by Ruby Red Galleria. 

Black lace over red silk dress with faux suede booties and this party has started. 

Yoshio arrives!

And so does Rayne in a Tamara Casey brocade gown for Designs by Jude and a black leatherette motorcycle jacket.

Yoshio updates his look with a red plush jacket that keeps him warm and cozy all evening long. 

Dolldom wishes its readers, collaborators, and friends a new year that brings, above all, health and peace to the world.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Mission Possible: F.A.B. Style

Acronyms such HTF and VHTF are inextricable from the dollector's pursuit of vintage objects of desire. Take, for example, Fairyite’s Lady Penelope. Released in 1966 along with six outfits, the doll's scarcity in today's secondary market make her qualify as a rare find, more so in good condition.

What are dolls wishing to evoke Lady Penelope’s aura of style to do? Sit and wait?

Absolutely no! They go on a mission!

 Enter the equally fabulous Rosina Haskell who, like Lady Penelope,  comes to the rescue with her keen understanding of the period, of the designs, and of the incomparable charm of the inspiring secret agent.

In this Dolldom exclusive, several super stars of the fashion doll world gather to pay homage to the sensational heroine of Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds! Here’s to F.A.B. style. Here’s to Rosina Haskell and Lady Penelope!

Fairylite's Lady Penelope doll was offered dressed in a red and black houndstooth suit with capelet and cap.

Haskell's version is on point! Modeled by a first issue Lilli Lalka by Julian Kalinowski, the suit is made for stylish sleuthing. 

Lady Penelope's bolero and bellbottom pantsuit with sash...

becomes a nautically-inspired ensemble in Haskell's hands. Anouk, by Nav Sikand, is thrilled. 

A hip leather vest over herringbone look...

is Sylvain's favorite lounging-around get-up!

Pink crepe and black lurex...who knew?

Anouk digs the classic color match!

Did she? No, she didn't! This is new design by Haskell that makes a prototype Sylvain by Julian Kalinowski decide to become a sleuth-for-hire. 

The drama of black and white for cocktails...

Is black and white drama for cocktails and Fabiola by Mike Buess is on it! Sunglasses by LizRetros. 

The gown! A secret agent has to blend at gala parties and balls...

so Tressy, restyled by Pink Bubbles Doll Spa, volunteers to do the job. 

To inquire about Haskell's designs, visit her boutique Rosiebows Mini Couture

Watch Lady Penelope in the trailer for The Dangerous Game

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Ellowyne Wishes

 Dolly wishes do come true. Virtual Doll Convention and Robert Tonner once again regale collectors with an impressive collection of Ellowyne Wilde dolls and fashions for 2022. The charming, energetic, and very hard-working Rachel Hoffman just announced the upcoming January 12th event at 10:00 am MDT.

Dolldom is honored to have photographed the four dressed dolls (one of them a basic) and two separate fashions, designed by the iconic Robert Tonner. From sequins to lace to macrame, the lush collection is an extension of the Ellowyne Wilde legacy as well as of the high quality of production associated with Robert Tonner dolls. It's a not to be missed opportunity, fashion doll collectors!

"Baby Doll Basic" Ellowyne is this time a gorgeous redhead in a dress that is not at all basic, as it could double as a tunic over jeans or tights. 

"Chilling" (modeled by "Baby Doll Basic") is the first separate ensemble offering. Ideal for the winter season, it combines sequins and brocade, styled for urban adventures galore. Dolldom's editors love the gold boots (designed for high-heeled feet) and backpack!

"Neutral Ground", the second dressed doll offering, is a gorgeous Ellowyne with discreet freckles that reveal themselves as you meet your new brownette friend. Her three piece ensemble is stunningly chic in its neutrality and will give those who love to mix-and-match plenty of options with other Ellowyne separates. 

"Feeling Navy Blues" is the third dressed doll offering. An instant classic, Ellowyne has brown eyes and a gorgeous brunette bob wig. Her ensemble is nothing short of amazing, combining denim, beading, and a cut-to-resemble-feathers faux fur coat. The boots, designed to fit high-heeled feet, complete the look. 

"Evergreen" (sing it, Barbra!) is the second separate ensemble offering. And wow, what a sensation it is. A strapless jumpsuit with translucent gloves and beaded bracelets hides underneath the warmth-providing caplet. Green sandals, of course. It's the ultimate cocktail party look!

Any fan of Robert Tonner dolls will immediately recognize the magic created by the combination of design and execution. The ultimate luxury dressed doll, "Just Devine" Ellowyne, in her pale blonde softly-waved ponytail, is exquisite. Her creamy pink sequin-over-net gown and cape of appliqued blossoms invite us all to enjoy a moment of inspiration, of celebration, and of love for the fashion doll. 

Collections like this one, that provide gorgeous design with utmost quality, become harder and harder to produce in the current economic climate. A million thanks to Virtual Doll Convention and Robert Tonner for another winning moment in fashion doll history. 

You have a date! January 12, 2022 at 10:00 am MDT at the Ellowyne Wilde Boutique at Virtual Doll Convention's site. 

Saturday, December 11, 2021

A Day of B&G and Licca-chan!

Licca-chan has a day of B&G fun with her pal LizRetros! Inspired by the look of Licca-chan's 1967 looks, the fabulous Beauty and Glamour maven created seven original dress designs for the Japanese superstar, who is, nonetheless, hard-to-dress due to the relative scarcity of made-to-fit fashions for the first Licca sculpt. The lucky models, all reprints (aka reproductions), convey a kicky and glamorous vibe. Leave it to LizRetros to create beauty for all dolls! Thank you!