Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Evening cape, 1920

Good Housekeeping magazine, Oct. 1920.

"An evening cape of otter, with a deep collar of ermine...a lining of rose and gold brocade..."

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Toni's Swinging Styles, 1966

The last of the tab-less paper dolls from the May 1966 issue of Millie the Model (#137).

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Chili's Classy Cut-Out, 1966

From the same issue of Millie the Model. The '60s encompassed so many different styles, from sleek and chic to bohemian/hippie. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Millie the Model, 1966

From Issue 137 of Millie the Model. All the paper dolls in this issue are missing the tabs, which is strange. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Paper Doll Studio Issue 109

What a thrill to see the artwork of Claudine Hellmuth gracing the cover of the latest issue of Paper Doll Studio. As the featured guest artist, she also has an article -- richly illustrated -- about her life and work.

Lots of creative thinking on the housewife theme. In addition to the members' artwork, the issue has David Wolfe on why we loved Lucille Ball and Yvonne Fullingim on aprons, illustrated with one of her own original paper dolls. Linda Hoerner has an adorable full page paper doll on the inside cover, which sums up my feelings about the duties of a housewife.

Also: Rudy Miller gives the lowdown on a not-to-be missed exhibit of Downton Abbey costumes at the Winterthur Museum. Sharry O'Hara brings her sparkle and enthusiasm to a recounting of the 2014 convention -- it's wonderful to have someone capture the whirlwind of events with such brio!  

Last but not least: Memories of Tom Tierney by artists who knew him well and by people who never met him, but felt they knew him, too. What a remarkable man he was, and how many lives he touched with his art, humor and graciousness.

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