They are celebrating together, looking beautiful and making a statement! It’s the world of the mid-century fashion doll… what more can I say? These Cissy’s are rarely out (of the box) and seldom get to mingle. But here they are and what an event!
Fashionable as a fashion doll should be, Cissy 1960 No. 2184 is a cloud of tulle and taffeta representing her new status as luxurious portrait doll of the glamours 1960 “The Portrait Series.”In the center, Cissy 1955 No. 2100 is in an elegant torso gown very popular in mid-century fashion. The decolletage of this gown is quite beautifully constructed and continues the flaring lines of the gown. Cissy 1957 No. 2172 on the right is the epitome of “opening night of the opera,” with the gown, fur, gloves, and jewels.
In Victoria Season 3, premiering Sunday, Jan. 13, 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS, it is 1848, and revolution is breaking out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. Victoria Season 3 introduces fascinating new historical characters, including Laurence Fox (Inspector Lewis) as the vainglorious Lord Palmerston. Also vexing the queen this season is Kate Fleetwood (Harlots) as Victoria’s devoted but troubled half-sister.
WHERE DID THEY GO?
Conversation Hearts Disappear
Sweethearts, the chalky hearts imprinted with sayings such as “Be Mine” and “Love You” printed on them, won’t be made this year, after Necco, the originator of the brand, went out of business last year.
Spangler Candy Co,, which now owns the rights to Necco brands, said it didn’t have sufficient time to make the quantities needed to supply stores this year. However, it said, the hearts will return in 2020.
by Nigel Chia
DEMUSE by NIGEL CHIA
NIGEL CHIA embraces time-honored couture techniques with a modern sensibility to create unique and feminine pieces for the contemporary woman.
A combination of contrasting elements defines the prêt-à-couture house: NIGEL CHIA is traditional and modern, organic and architectural, sumptuous and pure.
19th CENTURY JEWELED DOLL SETS RECORD
The Rochard Doll
Sold to Carolyn Barry for $333,500 by Theriault’s - Now in the Barry Art Museum’s collection.
One Year ago: Theriault’s auction house, sold a 19th-century French doll created by Antoine Edmund Rochard for a record $333,500. The buyer: Carolyn Barry, a doll collector who, with her husband, Richard, created the Old Dominion University’s new Barry Art Museum, which opened in October of 2018. She has given 81 dolls to the museum, and in January she had set out with a purpose: to add the Rochard doll.
Pale, delicate and elegantly dressed, the 30-inch-tall Rochard doll is unlike any of its porcelain contemporaries, said Theriault’s president, Stuart Holbrook.