Friday, December 18, 2009

Gentlemen Prefer

It occurred to me yesterday that I never did post my Lorelei doll on my blog. This past summer, I spent probably 100 hours creating and fussing over the doll I made for the Dimensions in Dollmaking 2009 event. The theme for 2009 was "Make Me Laugh." I love Marilyn Monroe and her work has always made me laugh, so I decided to create a doll that would resemble her Lorelei character in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. I used silk for the costume, sequinned and hand-beaded it for endless hours, with beads along the neckline to resemble diamond jewelry. The top-hat is hand-beaded and sequinned to match. She's got some cute little black silk high heels and fish net stockings, and she looks ready to entertain you! The doll made it safely to San Diego and back this past fall and eventually sold to a dear friend, Carol Jones. I want to show it to you now, if you haven't seen it already.