Category: doll conventions

Truce

One can easily see why we doll collectors unite at events such as MetroDolls’ 2017 ‘A Novel Romance’ event – to celebrate the beauty and artistry of our favorite subject! But it’s through romance novels that some of doll artistry lends itself to the most sublime of themes not only in costume, but theme and emotion. By the way, MetroDolls has souvenirs for sale … Read More Truce

MetroDolls 2017 Proxy Bidding is NOW Open…

Because at Tommydoll, we believe in giving back to our community as so many of our followers and friends feel, too – that’s what makes a strong community of love and trust – all in the name of our favorite dolls, doll makers and artists. So you’ll want to check out MetroDolls’ Charity Auction to benefit  The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. if … Read More MetroDolls 2017 Proxy Bidding is NOW Open…

Making Goodness…

Because we at Tommydoll have an affinity for making pure 100% American goodness, it should come as no surprise that our brand of goodness vastly involves talented individuals in other countries. And as you wait patiently for me to complete the big lens images of Red…(catch-up here, dear)…please take a moment from your morning tea to indulge in pure teasery… The fine folks at … Read More Making Goodness…

Hell Freezes Over – A FRODO Review: Tyler 2016

Let start a shitstorm…shall we, Puddings? I had to have this doll. I saw images of her on Facebook (thanks, Troy!)…and thought she was utterly fabulous. Yes, dears…Tyler Wentworth is back, and although not in such a grand scale as Mel Odom’s Gene Marshall’s treatment by JAMIEshow, this is the Tyler her fans will love by the very same doll maker that created her…at … Read More Hell Freezes Over – A FRODO Review: Tyler 2016

Gene Marshall and JAMIEshow 2015 Anniversary Convention

Yeah…just about everyone is abuzz on this…so wanted to chime in, too – because (wait for it)…Tommydoll can’t wait for this celebration! If you have one ticket to get this year, I’d definitely jump on board for this cabaret. Click here for the registration link and details – and I’d do it pretty soon, if you ask me…only 130 seats for this, Puddings! 20 … Read More Gene Marshall and JAMIEshow 2015 Anniversary Convention

Celebration: Marcelo Jacob and the MFDS

If there is a name synonymous with sporty, tailored ready-to-wear fashion throughout the doll word, it would have to be Marcelo Jacob. His clean and jazzy ensembles have graced our favorite fashion dolls from Barbie to Fashion Royalty. Jacob’s ideals of fresh design can be easily seen his work, quality construction, and taste for graphic elements that create an identity with pop culture. He … Read More Celebration: Marcelo Jacob and the MFDS

The Anatomy of a Competition – Part Two

  Part Two of the competition journey shows the making of a cocktail dress that rose from the frustration of a gown – namely, this gown. I had seen the ‘babydoll‘ concepts on a number of 60s fashions, and with that A-line silhouette made famous by designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, I was pretty sure this was were I wanted to go. This … Read More The Anatomy of a Competition – Part Two

The Anatomy of a Competition – Part One

I have always loved competitions. Whether you choose to participate or not, the dazzling array of creativity rarely disappoints. And yes, we all love to win, but there can only be a handful of ‘winners’ as one is never really certain just what specific elements on which the judges have placed their critical eyes. It’s usually a parade of the extravagant, involving such varying … Read More The Anatomy of a Competition – Part One

A Touch of Gloss…

Take note, Puddings…this is how you turn a doll convention into an experience extraordinaire. After now seeing all of the major event organizers in action, most recently with Integrity Toys’ 2014 Gloss Convention – I can accurately report on the top events with confidence… Two weeks ago, I turned 50. It was a pretty disappointing day considering all the birthday cakes I bake for … Read More A Touch of Gloss…

Integrity Toys 2014 Convention – Getting Glossed Up

I’ve got my gloss, in five fantastic shades and flavors, thank you very much – do you? Next week, Integrity Toys hosts its highly-anticipated, instantly sold-out, 500-seat 2014 Gloss Convention in Orlando, FL – and Tommydoll will be there! I am certain you’ve all had time to brush up on your manners, yes? Tommydoll will also be bringing along a couple of my own designs, … Read More Integrity Toys 2014 Convention – Getting Glossed Up

How To Attend A Doll Convention…Really.

The convention organizers got their marching orders here – now it’s time for the attendees to jot a few notes onto your pad. And it’s so very easy, really…it just takes some considerate thoughtfulness, medication, free will…and a whopping sack of cash. After just returning from the Barbie National Convention, I found myself as an attendee at a high profile doll event for the … Read More How To Attend A Doll Convention…Really.