Friday, September 21, 2012

No Lovebirds: Reinventing the Lovebird gown

 My friend seamstress and I collaborated in making this gown. A multi-layered tulle gown with a satin base and embellished with beautiful flat swarovski crystals.  We decided to take away the doves  because I felt it was somehow strange to be wearing a gown with stuffed animals.  Feathers probably but not doves.  The sleeves are called "gauntlets" thanks to the seasoned knowledge of my seamstress friend. They are not attached to the main gown and each one just goes into the arms of the doll. Earrings are from Tonner's Heartbroken doll. This doll is very special to me because it was the first Tonner Scarlett I ever had. It suffers a little green spot on its cheek and still I feel this hasn't at all kept it from being special to me.
The hair has been styled short and re-tied at the back to give it the Scarlett lift on both sides of the head. You know what's missing? Nice blue jewelry.  But Scarlett seems to be enjoying the dress well.




Friday, September 7, 2012

Farewell Mr. Butler

A last look at my Tonner Clark Gable as Rhett Butler before he gets packed to his new home. There's something always sad about parting with something one worked hard on, but that's life. Besides, Rhett goes to a good owner who will most definitely take care of him well with her Scarletts. I fixed his shoulders here to make him more beefy. I think he should have had the Tonner athletic mold. Margaret Mitchell was very clear that Rhett was some big man too. Mr. Big to Carrie Bradshaw.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lady of the Manor: Tonner Scarlett wears Tonner's Bubbling with Charm"


Thank you Arlene Tellez for securing this lovely outfit that  is actually made for Tonner Bette Davis. 
I repainted the arched brow here to give it more of a lift. I also defined the lips a little more. She's a Basic Scarlett which was repainted to have that Vivien look. I like it that she has more flexibility to change clothes. 
That for me is a key reason for buying a doll -- the immense possibilities of play. 
The pearls come from a Franklin Mint doll.  
Looks like I have to look more at Tonner's Hollywood Glamour line.