Saint Patrick’s Day 2019, and “Cissy,” as debutantes want to do, has brought “Puppy” with her to her salon to tint him green to coordinate with her appearance at the Saint Patricks fashion parade. “Puppy,” the true showman, knows the value of a big entrance and picks out the green bow to set off his eyes. “Cissy” (a 1958 Basic doll) is wearing her green velvet 1956 swing coat with corsage (accented by a stunning straw cartwheel hat with veiling and flowers matching the one on the coat) and a charming floral blue and green 1955 pansy print dress with a matching green velvet bow. Let the festivities (and video) begin!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARBIE: 60 AND STAYING RELEVANT
Barbie is turning 60 – but she hasn’t aged a day since she first arrived on the scene. For many, she is still the blonde, blue-eyed and impossibly thin doll created by American businesswoman Ruth Handler back in 1959. Then, Barbie was considered revolutionary, as the first adult doll on offer at a time when baby dolls that allowed girls to pretend to be mothers dominated the market. Industry experts given the first glimpse of the new Barbie doll at the American Toy Fair were sure it would be a flop, but Handler quickly proved them wrong, with over 350,000 sold in the first year alone and sales reaching $2million by the early 1960s.
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM - MARY QUANT
From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer's personal archive.
CISSY! REFERENCE, RARITIES AND RESTORATION
KILEY RUWE SHAW
Cissy! Restoration, Rarities and Reference
THE MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW BOOK
arriving MAY 2019
MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL CLUB - THE REVIEW
THE REVIEW Magazine of THE MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL CLUB features the 2018 Fall Friendship Luncheons (Halloween theme) and articles by Florence Theriault and Rodney Waller - both articles highlight the upcoming Waller Collection Auction Part 2 in Naples Florida March 17, 2019. Join the MADC adventure and become a member!
TOLKIEN - THE MOVIE
Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment have set a May 10 release date for biographical drama Tolkien.
Directed by Finnish filmmaker Dome Karukoski, the film stars Nicholas Hoult as J.R.R. Tolkien, the celebrated author and English professor whose body of work includes the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series. Searchlight will become part of the Disney empire once the Disney-21st Century Fox merger closes in the coming weeks.