Friday, December 30, 2022

The Last Party

We're getting there. The end of 2022.

And for many, December 31st is a date for dates and for parties to send off the old year. But, in the same manner that we agree with Mdvanii doll's dictum that haute couture is for dolls, we also believe that great fêtes are also for them. Silently expressive and dressed to impress, dolls epitomize glamour, sex-appeal, and beauty to perfection, something that no flesh and blood entity will ever fully attain. This does not mean that you may not join the celebration - not at all. Dolldom is delighted to invite you to its New Year's Eve party along with the characters of Paul Pham's NuminaDoll, while the eponymous song by Frank Loser is sung by Stephanie O. 

When the bells all ring and the horns all blow
And the couples we know are fondly kissing
Will I be with you or will I be among the missing?

Maybe it's much too early in the game
Ah, but I thought I'd ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year's, New Year's eve?

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it's exactly twelve o'clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year, New Year's Eve?

Maybe I'm crazy to suppose
I'd ever be the one you chose
Out of the thousand invitations you received.
Ah, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance
What are you doing New Year's, New Year's Eve?

Ah, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance
What are you doing New Year's, New Year's Eve?
Oh, what are you doing New Year's, New Year's Eve?

Fashions by: 
Chewin Doll 

Wigs by: 
Chewin Doll NuminaDoll

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Dolldom's Holiday Wish Book

Evoking pleasant moments of holidays past is a worthwhile endeavor for any dollector seeking a little comfort and joy. And for many, one of those sweet memories is pouring over the pages of a Sears Wish Book. From Barbie to Matt Mason, those glorious pages promised the latest from Toyland to all children who had been relatively good throughout the year. 

This year, Dolldom aims to relive the fantasy with a beautiful selection of dolls and clothing, many of them by independent doll and toymakers. How lucky are we these days to be able to enjoy not only mass market but also uniquely designed and ultra limited offerings? Plenty!

Platinum Power

My Choice Momoko from 2019 by Petworks in a vintage store find.

Let's Go Wild!
Lark (Lark Emerald Witch) by Joey Versaw is ready for the cold in Francie doll's "Wild Bunch" 

Blue Christmas
A Castle exclusive Licca-chan with blue hair wears Endangered Sissy

La vie MOD
Prototype Black Meadow by Joey Versaw rocks Francie doll's "Floating In"

Visions of Sugarplums

Golden Gal
The utterly fabulous Fanfan by Nav Sikand goes to meet Anouk in a sensational hand beaded mini by LizRetros

A vintage Goro-chan by Takara gives us a lesson in style in his F-A-B jumper by the gorgeous Endangered Cissy

Monster of Love
Joey Versaw's Piewhacket revives our love for the world of Trolls.

A prototype 16-inch Ludy Laminous by Julian S. Kalinowski takes our breath away in a silk dress by  D.A.E. Originals.

Santa's Helpers
2-inch 3-D printed and hand painted Troglyns by Joey Versaw are at the ready! Will they appear inside your stocking?

Famille heureuse
Holiday family portrait: a treasured collection of mignonette Myling dolls by Katarina Karsberg embodies the mysterious magic of the doll. 

Christmas 1954
Vintage holiday style: Vivian the Miniquin by D.A.E. Originals gives good face in a OOAK gown, also by D.A.E. Originals. 

A New Fashion Queen
Gorgeous Tallulah by Joey Versaw is regal in Marirose Couture's cocktail dress. 

Shinning Star
Sylvain prototype by Julian Kalinowski defines holiday glow in Clare's Couture brocaded pantsuit. 

May you and yours enjoy this holiday season in good health and peace. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Authentic Glamour

 D.A.E. Originals' latest collection arrives, not by sleigh, but just in the "nick" of time for some last minute additions to your letter Santa Claus. Dolldom is sure that they will be happy to spoil you with one of this ultra limited edition fashion wonders. 

In customary D.A.E. Originals' style, each fashion ensemble is a perfectly miniaturized and expertly achieved evocation of a gem of the golden age of couture. Accessorized with a bounty of accessories, the fashions delight not only dollectors but also fans of fashion who marvel at the richness of the fabrics and the flawless construction of the garments. Made for D.A.E Originals' Vivian the Miniquin doll in any of her three iterations, the looks also fit other fortunate 1:4 scale dolls in your collection, such as Gene Marshall. 

But it is truly a resin ball-jointed "Dressing for Dinner" Vivian doll who owns the show at the windows of Diamonds Department Store. In wigs by Time of Doll, Vivian does her miniquin best captivating the passerby who can't help but stand and take in the magic. 

For more information on this most recent drop, visit DAE Originals.

Park Plaza
Circa 1955. This day dress is made from a voile cotton printed with vibrant blue and hot pink irises. Close fitting bodice has perky white collar and cuffs, trimmed with tiny blue buttons. Her circle skirt is held out with a white tulle petticoat. Accessories include: blue hat trimmed with pink roses, jewelry made of white and glass pearls and blue tulip beads, black belt, black faux leather pocket book, hot pink short gloves, hot pink shoes.

Downtown Shopping
Circa 1957. Our raspberry pink silk suit is just the ticket for a beautiful spring day. The jacket has faux pocket detail, fringed collar and lined in a fun floral print! A floral print sleeveless top has attached silk straight skirt and removable berry colored taffeta belt. Accessories include: berry colored taffeta hat, crystal and pearl earrings, stick pin, white short gloves, berry colored pocket book and cream colored shoes.

Avenue Montaigne
Circa 1948. Inspired by Dior’s “Cocotte” day dress, our version is made from silk and rayon micro houndstooth cloth. Intricately made day dress has close fitted bodice with black silk cuffs and collar. Straight skirt has double bustle effect peplums and kick pleat. Accessories include: Black hat, trimmed with black tulle, pearl jewelry, black gloves, black belt, black shoes and black nonfunctioning parasol.

Royal Blue Cocktails
Circa 1957. Inspired by the House of Dior, our cocktail bubble dress is of blue iridescent silk taffeta accent with a black silk bow. Topping off the sleeveless dress is a crop jacket in silk taffeta, accented with black buttons and lined in white taffeta. Accessories include: black feathered cocktail hat, crystal jewelry, white long gloves, black sparkle hand bag and black shoes.

At the Opera
Circa 1952. This evening costume is made of mauve colored eyelash fabric set off with hundreds of tiny paillettes. The strapless gown has a full skirt with wine colored sash and matching back bow. Matching evening coat is lined in mauve satin. Matching wine colored bow at neck line. Accessories include crystal jewelry, long white gloves, glittery evening clutch, tulle petticoat and gold shoes.

Circa 1953. This golden yellow embroidered tulle ball gown is fit for a princess. The strapless bodice is covered in intricate lace trim and AB crystals. Her multi layered sweeping skirt has yards of embroidered tulle netting and accented with more AB crystals. To complete her look, she covers her shoulders with a lavender tulle wrap. Accessories include crystal and pearl jewelry, long white gloves, dancing shoes and a layered tulle petticoat.

For more information on this most recent drop, visit DAE Originals.

All descriptions by D.A.E. Originals.