Tag: doll couture

Check Under The Hood, Please…

I know what you’re thinking: “I thought Alice in Wonderland was your thing?” Well…it was when I still had a doll collection; but honestly, I’m into just about any kind of fairytale heroine as long as she’s wearing couture. When I received The Modsdoll’s Eileen in late 2015, I fell in love. The sculpt, styling and painted details so captured me, that I honestly … Read More Check Under The Hood, Please…

Tommydoll Returns with a Kinsman Photoshoot

Booth is an interesting man. He assumes a multitude of personas all in the name of his natural beauty that places him at the top of his game. He particularly connects with the camera in close-ups – where you can see an expression of smoldering romance and deep, personal inflection. The steel blue of his eyes pierces the lens in a captivating way that … Read More Tommydoll Returns with a Kinsman Photoshoot

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

The Anatomy of Menswear – Dressing The Kinsman

NOTE: I decided to re-publish this and other Kingdom Doll/Kinsman Doll posts…because they are a reflection of me, too – despite Kingdom/Kinsman shafting me on credit deserved and promised for designing this outfit and making the pattern/samples (in addition to others not yet produced) – AND being denied a production sample – all as promised (they did pay me, though…so all was not lost). I … Read More The Anatomy of Menswear – Dressing The Kinsman

We’ll Have a Gay Ol’ Time…

I always loved The Flintstones as a kid. So you can tell instantly where I found inspiration for this little en-som. The animations were so simple, yet they invoked amazing creativity in turning everything we knew into prehistoric icons. I was, however, somewhat dismayed (even as a child) that they all wore the same clothes. Yeah, that’s right…for Betty and Wilma to be so … Read More We’ll Have a Gay Ol’ Time…

Hell Hath No Fury

Lumos! There’s a lot to be said about reverse-engineering – but reverse-draping? I’m pretty certain it’s not something taught in design school…but hear me out… You may recall my post surrounding the making of White Tie. In it, I re-purposed a vintage 60’s cocktail dress that was falling apart, into a couture delight for our dear 16inch Poppy Parker by Integrity Toys. It’s not … Read More Hell Hath No Fury

Redemption for the Jilted Bride

Please enjoy the images I took today of Amour – and learn how this bridal ensemble was made -click here. I am happy to announce that this ensemble is now sold – and thank you to all that inquired – including a wonderful shout out to Dave DeCaro and his Gene Marshall Blog for helping to broaden my reach – I thank you for … Read More Redemption for the Jilted Bride

The Art of the Bride

There’s something truly beautiful about a bride, and whether it’s a female or male bride doesn’t really matter. There’s a certain joy you can see in the hopeful light of a bride’s eyes – one they carry as a beacon toward an unknown future together. For those that choose to embellish the matrimonial celebration with loads of frippery, you’ve got more balls than most. … Read More The Art of the Bride

Commissions for the 2015 Design Year

Oh no…you heard correctly…The Tommydoll 2015 Commission Spots are now SOLD OUT. If you would like to get on my waiting list (no deposit required for waiting list) – click here. Thank YOU!!!

The Anatomy of a Little Black Dress

Yeah, I can do simple… A friend asked me to partake in a special project he is overseeing, and asked if I’d like to make something for one of his dolls to wear. He sent me this photo of Catherine Deneuve wearing a little black dress by Yves St. Laurent. I was intrigued for a number of reasons, which I’ll divulge herein… And before … Read More The Anatomy of a Little Black Dress

No…The Dress Isn’t Cerulean.

“This… stuff’? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is … Read More No…The Dress Isn’t Cerulean.