Celebration: 75 Years of Magnificent Dolls


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GONE WITH THE WIND is an American icon, and on it’s 75th Anniversary, I’ll let you do your Googling to find out more about it’s history…but this is all about the dolls (and we won’t mention this)- and here is just a … Continue reading

Top 20 Things Doll Collectors Are Doing All Wrong


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We already know how to play with our dolls from here. I’ve been personally involved in each and every one of these things…so I know what it means to not love your dolls correctly. Yes, it’s true…guilty, guilty, guilty – … Continue reading

Happy 15th Anniversary, Tyler Wentworth!


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On December 14, 1999 – the very first Tyler Wentworth dolls shipped to retailers. It was a thrilling moment for the Tonner Cheerleaders – the first production run of Tyler was not without its issues, though…unpainted scalps, a hole in … Continue reading

The Best Doll Concepts…Really.


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Let’s sit down for a little history lesson, shall we? This post has taken months to write. There are dolls here of which I know a great deal, yet others – not as much. In my search to find the … Continue reading

2015 Fabric Studies…


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Welcome to the opening inspirations surrounding the design process for Tommydoll’s First Couture Collection – debuting Winter/Spring 2015 – I am working on 15-20 pieces – and will have more information of the debut of this collection via the Couture Illustrated … Continue reading

The Anatomy of a Competition – Part Two


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  Part Two of the competition journey shows the making of a cocktail dress that rose from the frustration of a gown – namely, this gown. I had seen the ‘babydoll‘ concepts on a number of 60s fashions, and with … Continue reading

The Anatomy of a Competition – Part One


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I have always loved competitions. Whether you choose to participate or not, the dazzling array of creativity rarely disappoints. And yes, we all love to win, but there can only be a handful of ‘winners’ as one is never really … Continue reading

Couture Illustrated Website is LIVE!


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Integrity Toys’ 2014 Gloss Convention was truly unbelievable! The reception to Ayal Armon’s Couture Illustrated Debut Collection brought strong feedback, great exposure – and of course, wonderful people! BIG Thank You’s for all who stopped by to talk with us… Ayal … Continue reading