|Tyra, my first fashion doll (Tonner) celebrates FDS's first anniversary.|
In the past 12 months, we went from draping hankies (including Hermes pocket squares) over the shoulders of our little divas to making them fur coats, sexy lingerie, designer duds and handbags and our own renditions of what pranced down the top catwalks of the world. We did lots of window shopping in Paris, shopped for fabrics in New York, attended exhibitions and posed our dolls alongside of the stars of every major Award ceremony. And though my plastic divas and this blog have completely taken over my life (#dollsrunningmeragged)....I have had so much fun sharing all of my adventures with you. I've made many new friends and learned so much about the doll world in the process.
I've discovered fashion dolls I never knew existed. My Barbie-centric blog is now populated with a few of the Fashion Royalty clan. And of course, a few Kens made their way to my home as well. I've learned about Dioramas from my friends over at Simon Farnworth's DollObservers.com, chatted on Twitter with Tonner Doll social media director, Kevin and the regulars who meet up every week on his #dollchat. I attended my very first doll expo in Paris where I was fortunate to meet one of the designers of the famous Superdoll. I lost myself in the gift shop of the Doll Museum in Paris and purchased my first Fashion Royalty doll at the premiere online store, "Angelic Dreamz." I became aware of a profession called, "repaint artists," learned how to curl doll hair, discovered Ebay (someone, please remove the highly addictive app from my smartphone!!!), marveled over those who make miniscule shoes, jewelry and even clothes produced by Integrity Toys, JamieShow, and Matisse Fashions. And yes, my dolls are still pestering me for that LV luggage and functional umbrellas I located online. Though I admit, I have hidden from them pictures of the superb 1/6th scale period furniture created by Regent Miniatures. The seven-year-old inside me has had many OMG moments!
|The Champagne girls|
And so, the question prevails...where do we go from here!?!
On February 2, 2013, I began this venture with the notion of creating a pattern making blog for dolls. But quickly I realized I was only limited by my own imagination. Why stop with basic patterns when we could do so much more. Fashion is a living, breathing, ever changing beast. That's why I have designed this blog, in part, to function as a sort of fashion magazine. I don't know about your dolls, but mine are ALWAYS hungry for new clothes and accessories. (When I wake up in the morning, they stare at me as if to say....okay lady, what else you got??!)
|Let's toast to a year filled with beautiful dolls and fabulous fashions!|
In the meantime, I would like to this time to thank all of you for taking time to visit here and look at my blog. Thank you for supporting me with your presence and your lovely comments. It is always nice to know my work is appreciated. On behalf of all the "models" and myself, we look sharing another stylish, fashionista, dollicious, fun-filled year ahead.
|Thank you, for being there!!!|
Now, let's have some birthday cake, dolly style, over at Claire Thomas' KitchyKitchen!
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