Talk Bite: Chalk White – Make Your Plans Now!

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We reported the save-the-date here…so there’s no excuse to say you haven’t cleared your calendar for THIS event. Superdoll in America – the Chalk White Exhibition at the LA Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising promises to be THE doll world glitterati event of the year – and quite possibly one that will attract the fashion & entertainment industry given its prime location.

Drama Queen Productions presents Downtown Drama with SUPERDOLL_COLLECTABLES LONDON. Chalk White Exhibition Private Viewing, August 1, 2014, including Exclusive Outfit and Accessory Set. Epilogue Luncheon, August 2, 2014, includes exclusive Dressed Doll and Outfit Set. Hotel: Hyatt Regency Downtown Los Angeles – Contact Drama Queen Productions for special room rates – limited space . For Registration Information – Get on Drama Queen Production’s Mail List Today – Email Drama Queen Productions – Click Here

Throwback Thursday: SYB-O-RAMA!

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Fans of The Sybarites and fashion doll enthusiasts will appreciate today’s throwback: SYB-O-RAMA – one of Superdoll’s earlier galleries featuring exploration photography by Desmond Lingard for the collection. The colors and textures are sublime, and we just know you’ll enjoy the eye candy.

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Fashion Doll Fridays: BFMC, Kingdom Doll and Superdoll News

Wedding Day!

Wedding Day!

For those following the Barbie Fashion Model Collection, formal images from Mattel for Principessa Barbie have been released – click here to see the details. She is a beauty in her white and embroidery…but we are also left wondering about other dolls in the scene…hmmmm?

Principessa

Principessa

May has arrived, and we are eagerly awaiting Hadrian, third in Kingdom Doll’s Novantae series – follow their info by clicking here.

Hadrian by Kingdom Doll

Hadrian by Kingdom Doll

And for traveling dolls on the fashionable go, Superdoll Collectables has released two new travel accessory sets for the most chic of travelers – click here to see the sets on Superdoll’s website.

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Transit_A 2-Piece Set

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PRS 4-Piece Set

Oh yes…and how about just a little sweetness on your Fashion Doll Friday – Barbie modeling cake and fondant in the form of Charles James Dresses – you have to see these to believe – click here!

Sweet!!!

Sweet!!!

Wednesday Wants: A Fantastic Wardrobe

Custom Silk Charmeuse Gown by Katz Meow Designs

Custom Silk Charmeuse Gown by Katz Meow Designs

Everyone loves great clothes…and we know our fashion dolls deserve wearing apparel that exudes quality, style and panache. dollbid is thrilled to be hosting fashion dolls wants that are perfect additions to your favorite doll’s wardrobe. And we’re very excited to see two new creations from Katz Meow Designs just in time for the arrival of your newest JAMIEshow beauties – click on any of the images to learn more about the auction – and enjoy!

Tailored Suit for JAMIEshow dolls by Katz Meow Designs

Tailored Suit for JAMIEshow dolls by Katz Meow Designs

Custom Cocktail Ensemble for 16inch Dolls by Magia 2000

Custom Cocktail Ensemble for 16inch Dolls by Magia 2000

WILL Outfit by Superdoll

WILL Outfit by Superdoll

TESTAMENT Outfit by Superdoll

TESTAMENT Outfit by Superdoll

LOVE Outfit by Superdoll

LOVE Outfit by Superdoll

Faux Leather Trench Coat for 16inch Dolls

Faux Leather Trench Coat for 16inch Dolls

Hello Bolly Outfit by Integrity Toys

Hello Bolly Outfit by Integrity Toys

White Doll Divas Outfit for Fashion Royalty by Gwendolyn's Treasures

White Doll Divas Outfit for Fashion Royalty by Gwendolyn’s Treasures

Black Doll Divas Outfit by Gwendolyn's Treasures

Black Doll Divas Outfit by Gwendolyn’s Treasures

Polished Korinne Outfit by Integrity Toys

Polished Korinne Outfit by Integrity Toys

Ambitious Kesenia Outfit by Integrity Toys

Ambitious Kesenia Outfit by Integrity Toys

Fashion Royalty Accessories by Integrity Toys

Fashion Royalty Accessories by Integrity Toys

Tuesday Trends: Get References

(UPDATED 4/22/2014)

At dollbid, we are always watching the internet looking for doll research resources. Although some are outdated or incomplete, they still hold extremely useful information – here are some we’ve found that can help you in identifying your dolls…

Barbie Collector

Barbie Collector

Barbie: Many collectors use Barbie Collector to find more recent items, including the BFMC Silkstone dolls, Dolls of the World, and Vintage Repros, among others – click here for the Showcase. For Vintage Dolls, check out Doll Reference – click here.

Gene Marshall by JAMIEshow

Gene Marshall by JAMIEshow

Gene Marshall: Marcia Friend at Facets by Marcia has a fairly comprehensive Gene history page – click here to browse – it’s helpful for Gene’s earlier days, however, the link to the site once know as THE search page, Share The Dream, is no longer active. Integrity still has some Gene Marshall links available – click here. Finally, newest offerings by JAMIEshow can be seen by clicking here.

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Integrity Toys’ Fashion Royalty: A perfect stopping site for the 12″ FR girls – click here. Integrity also maintains a good research source for its characters here.

Integrity Toy’s Poppy Parker: You’d be hard pressed to find a better resource than The Poppy Parker Resource – click here.

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One-Of-A-KindsVikisFinds showcases many OOAKs in our world, including websites, references, books and more – you’ll want to spend some time here – some of the links are outdated, but of the ones that are active, you’ll enjoy!

Superdoll at The Doll Observer

Superdoll at The Doll Observer

Superdoll: If you haven’t signed up for The Doll Observer yet – what are you waiting for??? Simon and his Team keep up with doll world goings-on worldwide…so you do need to check back to see where they will take you next. You’ll want to explore their Superdoll archive for helpful information, details, and fabulous eye-candy from the minds of SuperFrock. Click here to explore DollObserver’s Superdoll Archive.

Tonner Reference at Dreamcastle Dolls

Tonner Reference at Dreamcastle Dolls

Tonner: One of the best references that is up-to-date is Carol’s Tonner Reference at Dreamcastle Dolls – she’s is regularly updating sculpts, body types and collections. You can also find older reference that include descriptions of Tonner Collections and the Tyler Wentworth Archive prior to 2011 by clicking here – this is an older version of the website, and is not regularly maintained, but still holds helpful information. At Tonner’s regular website, you an find a resource for older print catalogs by clicking here.

Tonner Catalog Archive

Tonner Catalog Archive

We know there are more…but this is a great start, isn’t it? We’ll explore new doll research links in due time, keeping this post linked to each subsequent listing for your archive convenience. If you’ve got one to share, just email the link to us – now get out there and enjoy your research!

 

 

Special Sundays: SUPERDOLL Save-The-Date for CHALK WHITE

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Mark your calendars now, friends…Superdoll of London is bringing their Chalk White Exhibit to Los Angeles this August 1, 2014. The exhibit promises to be a true testament of fashion and visual artistry to fascinate and thrill. This is the 2014 ticket to have…so make a point to start arranging your visit.

For Launch inquiries, click here. For Press inquiries, click here. And for Breakout Event inquiries, click here

Fashion Doll Fridays: Sunkissed

As we step into the beginning days of spring, dollbid wants to remind everyone that summer isn’t far behind! And to help you warm your days, here’s a selection of our TOP 10  Sun-Kissed Fashion Dolls dollbid is currently hosting – there’s something for everyone in this selection…just click on the image to take you directly to the auction – Good Luck!

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