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
Tag: tommydoll commissions
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
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?
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
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
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