Month: June 2014

‘Cause in Vienna…We Were Poetry…

I’ll keep this one to a minimum text-wise (you’re welcome)…because the images speak louder than words. As with inspirations here and here…this gown reflects a mood inspired by a city of splendor. Hand-beaded net sparkles over silk tissue taffeta, shirred extravagantly in an excessive need of fabric that fortifies Vienna’s charms. Once again, Poppy Parker is my muse…and her attitude is undeniable. Like a … Read More ‘Cause in Vienna…We Were Poetry…

How To Host The Perfect Doll Event…Really.

For many doll makers, the doll convention represents something that is equal to, or even more important than, the release of its primary collections. And since new doll collections have mutated into a non-event for the collector as makers scatter their release timings across the calendar, any anticipation that comes therein is undeniably destroyed. Hence, we are left with companies’ annual conventions – events … Read More How To Host The Perfect Doll Event…Really.

Celebration: Sharon Wright

Great photography always generates an emotional response – and when the photographer has the right ‘eye’ for styling, then the magic is complete. Celebrating the fashion doll photography of Sharon Wright, accomplished as a shudder snapper in her own right (pun intended)…and bringing fabulous eye candy to Haute Doll Magazine. Sharon sent me these images she took of my 16inch Poppy Parker Magic Moment … Read More Celebration: Sharon Wright

It Starts With An Inspiration…

And a shit load of thread… I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…those who bitch about doll prices need to try their hand at sewing. I personally love to sew, and I’m thrilled it’s one of the things that has taught me great patience. With miniature sewing, there exists a host of extra complications that heat your needle, ‘sew’ to speak (Ha!). In … Read More It Starts With An Inspiration…

Frankly My Dear, I Do Give A Damn…

I’ve been a Gone With The Wind fan since I first saw the film in 1982 – since then, I’ve seen the film countless times (even have much of it memorized), I’ve read the book several times, and I have read many, many books on the subject of the film’s production and its behind-the-scenes stories. It’s one of the most fascinating films in all … Read More Frankly My Dear, I Do Give A Damn…

The Anatomy Of A Doll Dress

In the rapture of a moment where a doll collector first beholds any given doll, it is debatable as to what they see first. Is it the doll’s face, or is it the fashion which envelopes the character? A fine line can easily be drawn as to what brings the most appeal, but there is no denying that the clothing elicits a grab on … Read More The Anatomy Of A Doll Dress