Because nothing says ‘Happy Christmas‘ like an axe and some S&M bondage – but I don’t have to explain it, Puddings…it’s Superdoll. My holidays were complete as I received dolls #1 and #2 (Midnite and Valkyre) from Superdoll’s 2015 Holiday offerings. And no, I noted no unusual knee joint issues on either of these beauties. The third doll, Forest, goes on sale tomorrow for … Read More Happy Christmas!!!
(CLICK IMAGES FOR LARGER VIEW) I’m still amazed at those who don’t know about Kingdom Doll. Perhaps it’s because they sell out so quickly that few are even able to capture them – no. Much of it really comes from the fact that few subscribe to doll publications, or are otherwise too absorbed in their own doll interests to notice something new. Well, Puddings…these … Read More Kingdom Doll GLOWS in Our 2015 Holiday Shoot!
Check out the NEW Jan/Feb 2016 Issue of HauteDoll Magazine – on sale now – for some yummy Tommydoll eye candy in a 3-page spread! Special thanks to Sharon Wright and HauteDoll for featuring my work – it’s a true honor to be included with such amazing artists in those hallowed pages! And of course, you’ll see a couple of things featured that are … Read More Tommydoll in JAN.FEB 2016 HauteDoll
‘Farewell’ is a funny word that invokes so many different emotions. No, this isn’t the end of Tommydoll or my blog – but I will be on an indefinite break as I transition to the North and to my new career. It’s been an interesting circle the last 15 years, and one that almost seems to be scheduled – for the timing is uncanny. … Read More Tommydoll Moves North…Really.
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!
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
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…
If you haven’t had a chance to check out MetroDolls charity auction for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – now’s the time to do it. If you are attending the event, you’ll have an advantage of live bidding – but for those of you who cannot be there, you still have a chance to own some of the magnificent artistry offered by donors from all … Read More MetroDolls Proxy Bidding Now Open
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
Creativity can be the worst of bitches. In a mind so full of ideas and tons of fabric to explore them, I find myself in a pickle when it comes to making actual decisions. Many creative people can attest to this. It takes a strong focus to make it as a professional creative, and the rest of us are just playing in the sandbox. You … Read More Going For The Gold
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
It is true that only fashion dolls matter – not just because of their reach, but also because of their ability to take reality and transform it into different eras, ethnicities and fantasies, all while maintaining the one thing that unites them as a genre – the clothing. Baby dolls can’t say the same thing. But it is also evident that not all fashion … Read More Are Fashion Dolls Over?