Monday, June 28, 2010

Un au revoir à notre affection Doll réinventé la mode!

A fond goodbye to our Reimagined Fashion Doll...
   If you have an interest in IFDC, visit their Official Website.

As with every event, project, or documentation; our blog has to come to an end. But, take heart dear IFDCers, and remember it won't be long before you will not only be able to see these divas in person - but you will also be able to BID on them. Just look for Jim's auctions on this wonderful art created by your members.  

I sincerely hope you have enjoyed reading this blog as much as I have enjoyed bringing it to you.  Your blogmeister and fan of IFDC, Dot Festeu

But, never fear!  As we say farewell to this blog, we do have three lovelies to leave you with - those sent in by J'Amy Pacheco, RobsDolls and a collaboration from Hilda Westervelt and Mary Ann Roy!  Here goes!


This year Jim Faraone sent out 80 of these "Back to Black" Natalie Fatale convention dolls and asked various doll artists to remake them and return them for a silent auction. I received two of the dolls, and these are my makeovers. 

They both recieved a full reroot, and enhanced facial paint. Clothing is by Mattel. 

You can read all about Rob on his website and you can reach him by email if you are interested in his dolls.     

J'Amy Pacheco

Inspired by Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Natalia has been made over in the likeness of the dark magic villainess, Maleficent. Maleficent, as the evil-doer who curses Princess Aurora to prick her finger on a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday, which ultimately results in her becoming one of the beloved Fairy Tale Princesses, the “Sleeping Beauty.”

j'Amy Pacheco has been making beautiful OOAK dolls for years, but I wasn't sent any biographical information and could not find a website for this talented artist so we'll have to be content with her picture and doll write-up.  But you can email her direct if you are interested in her dolls or her work.  


This Natalia is a collaboration between Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and Maryann Roy 
of Welcome Home furnishing.

Maryann tamed Natalia's wild hair into a sleek beehive and gave her beautiful dark blue eyes. She also created the fashionable Mid Century Modern teal apostrophe chair so Natalia will always sit in style.

As the owner of "Welcome Home" Furnishings in 1:6 scale, Maryann designs and creates authentic furnishings and accessories for today's most discerning fashion doll. From Mid Century Modern Glamour to Neo-retro Design - it's where your doll wants to be! Maryann is also a frequent contributor to Fashion Doll Quarterly  Magazine, and has been featured in magazines such as Haute Doll and American Miniaturist. Welcome Home furnishings is also the proud designer of sets and furnishings for Integrity Toys doll lines - "Where does YOUR doll Live"? Visit the Welcome Home website to view more!

Hilda outfitted Natalia in a silk brocade sheath in shades of blue
and green with an elegant gold coat with vintage crystal accents.  Her outfit is finished off with a lavish necklace of Japanese Miyuki beads.

As the owner of "Bellissima Couture” Hilda provides beautiful clothing and accessories for your favorite 1/6 scale fashion dolls.  The style is classic, often inspired by vintage and retro fashion.  All garments are tailored to the doll and exquisitely finished. You can view more of Hilda’s work on her website or her store front located in the newest doll mall, Couture Doll Shops.


  1. The doll looks like Suzanne Pleshette

  2. nice doll, I really love all your posts I hope to see more from your blog, anyway thought this could be interesting to share I found this website that can create a super-realistic doll heads of anyone from just a photo. Imagine making doll of yourself, your kids, your boss or your favorite celebrity!

    Apparently they can make the heads in many scales to fit Barbie-like dolls, Tonner dolls or even smaller figurines like Polly Pocket.

  3. Happy New Year 2011!
    May all your wishes come true!!
    Best wishes from Poland Gabi-5mates

  4. Beautiful. I like dolls. Very good you blog.


  5. Wow...that's super cute dolls, i love it! Bellissima Clothing