Fashion Doll Quarterly
AUTUMN 2013: LITERATURE
While books inspire films and dolls, the dolls can also inspire the writer. Our cover girl, Gene Marshall, is an exclusive for the magazine. She is the second resin ball-jointed doll created by JamieShow with Mel Odom, and her very existence was inspired by something I was reading. Dior, by Patrick Demarchelier, is a stunning coffee table book that I received for Christmas two years ago. The photography is so spectacular it thrills me every time I open the book. One of the reasons this particular book speaks to me is that both contemporary and vintage Dior fashions are shown on today’s most alluring models, like Karlie Kloss and Natalia Vodianova. When George Gonzales of Angelic Dreamz told me he would be premiering this new resin incarnation of Gene, I thought immediately of the book and how this would be a doll deserving of Dior. George apparently thought so, too, as his doll, coincidentally, was to be wearing a Dior design. His elegant ice blue gown is the epitome of glamorous eveningwear, so I decided my Gene would be in daywear to complement his “Phoenix”.
In order to create this very special ensemble, I immersed myself in my books. I have at least a dozen on Dior alone, so after sorting through a myriad of old photos and new, I called on the perfect designer to make this idea in my head a reality on the doll.
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