Tag: custom doll couture

Arpeggio Encore – Items for Sale

What a great showing at Integrity Toys’ CINEMATIC Convention this past weekend in Long Beach, CA – thank you to everyone who came by the room and the Bazaar table to view The Collection! As promised, items still available have been posted on my Sales Page – click here – please let me know if you have any questions…and thanks again!

The Anatomy of a Collection – Arpeggio

Needless to say, I’ve been a busy little beaver. I started on this collection months ago, but was side-tracked by several of life’s little curve balls. But I’m happy to say that it is now complete. If you’ve never been able to partake in the planning of a collection, or done if you’ve one yourself, this post is for you. Designers approach collections in … Read More The Anatomy of a Collection – Arpeggio

Anna Dances in our July Photo Shoot

If you’ve been following – Anna has had a whirlwind of dancing. This is the final doll, dressed for her King – adding the beaded snood, hair styling and gown. Here’s how she fared in front of the camera…enjoy! She’s a lovely Barbie…but is Ann Swindell’s design and execution of the Siam Golden Palace Ballroom and its King that made Anna dance on a cloud! … Read More Anna Dances in our July Photo Shoot

Rising From The Ashes

Inspiration can arrive in many forms. Usually, we are beset by the visual that brings such florid images to our imagination. But when you have a commission request from one who is blind…well, one’s thoughts of fashion-traditional ideas leave us for another type of inspiration – one that is tactile. It’s an intriguing thought, and one I thought I had nailed in the concept … Read More Rising From The Ashes

What Color is THIS Dress?

I thought I’d never be asking this question again. No…I just can’t let it go…and I might have been willing to accept that the original as seen in the movie was an iridescent fabric between peach and lavender, appearing lavender or peach in certain light/movement – but I’m not sorry for revisiting colors and dresses. I find it ironic that I give Tonner such … Read More What Color is THIS Dress?

The Anatomy of an Icon

OK, so I don’t do reproductions – well, not exactly. There’s a difference in someone showing me a picture of a doll, and saying, ‘here, make this.’ Nope…won’t do it. But – when the inspirations come from the worlds of fashion and cinema, and as long as there’s room for interpretation (and there’s a challenge), then I can easily reconsider my policy of reproductions … Read More The Anatomy of an Icon