Good Morning Everyone…
Sometimes, things work out for the best.
When Microsoft decided to disband/rework Office Live, I knew it was time to take my sites to the next level. After extensive research and recommendations from colleagues, I’ve landed here at DreamHost, combining both my website and blog for a more unified and cohesive creative experience.
Please bear with me over the next several weeks as I migrate data and tweak the site.
Thank you for your patience…
Are your miniature fashionistas in a decorating mood? Why not have them pay a visit to The Cottage Couturière to peruse my latest collection of OOAK rugs for dioramas. In an assortment of statement colors, suitable for their summer beach house now and transitional for Fall nights by the fireplace.
Are you tempted yet?
Doll couturière Karen Holshouser enjoys making original miniature fashion statements for dolls, ranging from Barbie to Tyler and Gene. To stretch her creative talents further, she reworks factory-produced fashions into stylish new designs. On occasion, these designs will end up as prizes to members of her Yahoo group. Imagine my delight when I won one of these creations!
Special THANKS to Karen for sharing her talents and expanding the joys of sewing to our next generation of collectors!
Imagine my surprise when, heading out to enjoy the festivities at Barney’s New York on Fashion’s Night Out, I came upon them. There…in the windows…in all their glory…THE KOUKLITAS! But the window displays were just the tip of the fashion doll iceberg. Displayed on the 4th floor of Barneys was an entire collection of OOAK dolls wearing an au courant selection of couture by some of the most notable names in international fashion.
|Andrew’s OOAK tributes to Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington
Ranging in price from $1350 to $12,000, these cloth fashion dolls are the current *Must Have* among elite doll collectors and fashion industry fans alike. To see more photos of this marvelous collection, please visit my Kodak Gallery album. For more information on Andrew Yang and his magical Kouklitas, or to place your custom order, be sure to visit his website.
Another beautiful Indian Summer weekend inspired Kennie and I to head out to New York for the much anticipated New York Chocolate Show. For all chocoholics and fashionistas, this is a MUST do and wonderful pre-Holiday season kickoff.
|The Empire State Building as seen from Secaucus
As we arrived at the Metropolitan Pavilion, we were astounded to find the line for admittance, even for ticket holders, stretched all the way around the block. Undaunted, we took our places and before long Kennie was chatting up with this pleasant New York couple about her adventures as a travel companion. After all, touring the world wasn’t merely for gnomes! Thankfully, several vendors from the show kept working the lines offering free samples of the delicacies inside which made the 90 minute wait less painful.
Finally, we were in! And what a spectacle greeted us as we passed through into the foyer…fashions from the Wednesday night fashion show, executed by master artisans in chocolate, confections worthy of hanging in the finest couture salons! Kennie immediately insisted on a photo.
For more photos of all the delicious delicacies we sampled, oohhed and aahhed over, click the link below to view my Kodak album.