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
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
It’s always interesting and wonderful to see what you’re reading most…and Puddings, you have been reading Tommydoll! Thank you so very much for tuning in..and if you’ve missed any of these, please add them to your Fall Reading List! #10 – Precious Independence #9 – March Fashion Madness – A Photo Shoot #8 – The Anatomy of an Icon #7 – The Art of the Bride #6 – 2014 – The Year … Read More Tommydoll Top Ten 2015 Posts…So far
I didn’t take many of this gown in progress, because I was under a time crunch (aren’t I always?)…but you did get to see George Gonzalez’s stunning image of JAMIEshow Ginnie wearing Capricio in Haute Doll Magazine, here…and below… Working with densely hand-beaded silk chiffon is a challenge…requiring crushing of beads in seam allowances, and a fair amount of hand work to complete. But wouldn’t you … Read More Celebration: Kingdom Doll wears Tommydoll!
Man…does this girl love the camera…those following my review of Solitaire, will want to see how she performs for the camera…she’s good like that…See even more images of Solitaire HERE… “She’ll bite, she’ll scratch, she’ll scream all night! Hair of blonde, lips red as blood. Romance won’t ever see her…. but if you dare, here click this link, and fore you know…. you too … Read More Super. Doll. Sybarites Generation X – Solitaire On Camera
Indeed. Clearly Superdoll needs no introduction, and even though I am not a regular reviewer of new dolls, I just had to chime in about the new Sybarites Generation X Solitaire. Considering all the snow hammering the US Northeast, I wasn’t so sure mine would get here quickly – and after ordering her just last week, I was happily taken aback when I came … Read More FRODO: Sybarites Generation X Solitaire
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
Okay, so I haven’t posted anything for a while – and this dress is the culprit. I’d forgotten the tumultuous love/hate relationship I had with silk charmeuse. After rummaging through my bins looking for inspiration, I was so taken by the color, that it was easy to forgive its indiscretions of so many ruined dresses before. Feh…that’s the mind of an artist, I suppose. … Read More Éire
In the world of Tommydoll, a fashion doll is an adult representation of a human being or otherwise anthropomorphic creature that wears clothing and accessories to an often sickening level, and knows how to sissy her walk. It does not include child character dolls, but sometimes may include older teenagers, as was the case with Barbie (and the unfortunate Janet Lennon). Skipper, Betsy McCall … Read More What A Fashion Doll Is…Really.
Sabrina was right. I can’t think of anywhere to celebrate the coming of spring like Paris! Paris means so very much to me…for so many reasons. It is my infallible connection to all that is Europe, love, dolls…things that speak to me. London was my teacher, but Paris is ma coeur. It doesn’t matter that my French is weak at best, nor does it … Read More Paris Is Always A Good Idea…
If you are not familiar with superdoll_collectables, you’re missing out. In 2013, they released a Marl&B Exclusive sculpt honoring Hollywood Femme Fatale, Abbe Lane. Abbe Lane is a variety star beauty that has contributed to film and television – learn more here and here. This version, called ‘You Devil You’ is an edition of 99 pieces, and she is still available for $775 at … Read More Glowing Brightly: Abbe Lane by Superdoll