Tag: poppy parker

2015 – The Year That Was in Dolls

What an interesting year for dolls, indeed. Whereas we were missing the pomp and circumstance of big anniversary passages in 2014, 2015 still delivered all the goodies. Mattel, on more than one occasion, left us scratching our heads with new promotions, Integrity unleashed its usual round of 4.5 trillion dolls, Superdoll continued to amaze and delight, virtually nothing happened with Madame Alexander, and Tonner … Read More 2015 – The Year That Was in Dolls

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

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…

March Fashion Madness – A Photo Shoot

Yeah…it’s an Obsession – so today, we’re letting the pics speak for themselves! First up, you may recall the fabulously futuristic Jetson – and all three of the fave models seen by my Facebook peeps: 12inch Poppy Parker by Integrity Toys; 12inch Victoire Roux, also by Integrity; and BFMC Silkstone Barbie by Mattel. Gown and mini-dress by Tom Courtney; Brooch from Facets by Marcia; Shoes by Mattel.   Next … Read More March Fashion Madness – A Photo Shoot

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.

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

Couture With a Mind of Its Own…

Many designers have a distinctive vision. They can clearly see a design in their head, render it to a reference sketch, and execute it beautifully. And then there’s me… I think that’s one of my biggest weaknesses when it comes to cohesive design – although I can see the vision clearly in my head…I do allow it to run its own course, evolving as … Read More Couture With a Mind of Its Own…

Nothing Makes An Ensemble Like Jools!!!

The JOOLS arrived!!! Thank you Facets by Marcia!!!

Marquise OOAK Auction is NOW LIVE!

The Auction is NOW LIVE – Click Here to Follow or Bid – Thank You! To see how this gown was made – click here. Thank you for reading and participating!!!  

Using My Powers For Good

With great power comes great responsibility – or so they say. People close to me know that I am very attached to my family. As a single gay man who just hit 50 in 2014, I don’t have children of my own – so I live vicariously through my brother’s and sister’s children, and now, their children, too. My eldest niece, Elizabeth, is very … Read More Using My Powers For Good

2014 – The Year That Was In Dolls

  2014 was an interesting year for dolls, no? You had true magnificence and devastating disappointments, as we always do in the doll world. There is no question we are much more impassioned about our hobby than say…stamp collectors. Be that as it may, we cheer along with the grandest, and repress conniptions when we feel that age-old turn of the marketing machine’s thinking we’re some … Read More 2014 – The Year That Was In Dolls

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…