amphetamine salts 20mg coupon overnite shipping on vigar snafi tadalafil edrugstore md doxepin side effects drugs combivent respimat inhaler picture canadianmeds 24hr can you get high off meloxicam 15 mg permethrin cream 5 for scabies side effects clavamox for cats uti priligy fda approval side effects of minoxidil 5 for women gpc health canada pharmacy clindamycin hcl stromectol kaufen baclofen antidote can you get viagra without a doctor flomaxtra xl tablets definition micardis plus side effects hydrochlorothiazide abilify without antidepressant tylenol dosage for infants chart best over the counter acne meds cialis 40 mg pills generic is there viagra for women disgrasil orlistat precious movie medsindia comcast xfinity increasing and decreasing functions calculator metronidazole for mycoplasma buy viagra for women uk insurance companies in georgia prednisone 10 mg pharmacy tadalafil 5mg price orderpharma topix glasgow amoxil dosage minocycline hydrochloride for horses insulin sliding scale coverage verapamil side effects with alcohol canada drug store with out precription raymeds pharmacy school canadian pharmacy rx world walmart erection pills buy viagra no perscription bisoprolol fumarate and hydrochlorothiazide side effects therapy dogs for veterans finpecia online does walmart sell viagra whole sale viagra nd ceislis cough syrup on line paroxetine side effects peritol sirop pentru copii minomycin information systems oxybutynin 5mg drugs what is it used for buy prednisone online no prescription extenze review information liquid lotrel 5 20 prices farmacie online doxazosin in canada viagra tablet information in hindi 100 gpchealth couponsuzygrathazon caverta 100 review cialis preiswert zetia 10 mg substitute dormidina information society esquina del lechon doral effexor xr 150mg without prescription levothroid recall 2015 toyota pil viagra cialis kaufen in deutschland tryptizol 10mg uses for apple free viagra order wellbutrin without a prescription generic cialis online prescription minocycline no precription cialis 2 5 without prescription detrol generic name implantation calculator amazon cialis metrogel 0.75 price fentanyl patch equivalent oxycodone acheter du viagras thyroxine binding globulin test nolvadex arimidex sale costco travel insurance maxifort 50 mg lynoral ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel canadian pharmacy secure canada pharmacy 24 hour drug store tramadol 50 mg side effects and alcohol software download free samonas sound therapy coversyl in america ezetimibe cost pharmacy store online cialis costco superstore uk blopres medicine harga buy levothyroxine 25mcg from india claritin drug interactions vibrox tablets for sale cialis kaufen in holland heads preferance pfizer jobs st. louis permethrin cream side effects omeprazole 20 mg capsules side effects cost of nexium without insurance prometrium vaginally absorbed kamagra 100 mg chewable tablet paypal lisinopril on line no perscription order femara in canada indian cialis 5mg pramipexole di hcl tabs 1mg famvir dosage for herpes zoster buy subutex online uk sibutramine 15mg prices cheapest cialis pills viagra on ebay mobicool mini fridge f0510b2705 entocort side effects hair loss cialis brand name sale ambien addiction side effects duetact generic purchase cialis online canada comprar cialis en washington atrovent hfa inhaler coupons viagra gold coversyl 4mg medication aprovel 150 mg tablet mambo 36 cialis 40 mg dose flazol 500mg to grams zyvoxid doses where can i get viagra over the counter indomethacin 50 mg common side effects female viagra powder premarin side effects on men pharmacy near methodist willowbrook hospital femara success stories with cancer buy viagra pills canadian pharmacy singulair dosage for 43 pound child best site to buy periactins online viagra walmart price albuterol without prescription rizatriptan 10 mg uses aristocort cream ointment for warts buy fentanyl patches clotrimazole solution for nail fungus rite aid pharmacy cialis price trazodone side effects canadian medications online overnight no prescription pharmacy vidalta 10mg prednisone keflex side effects in dogs how much is viagra levitra prescription refill price prevacid shortage celestoderm v buy online colcrys 0.6 mg walmart side effect of haloperidol medication cialis black review nosipren prednisone 20mg for dogs atarax usa online pharmacy cheap levitra pills metrogel for rosacea treatment who manufacturers parcopa medication 362 mexican pharmacies in tijuana trental 400mg tablets canada ranitidine tablets 150 mg viamedic scam baclofen 10 mg street value finasteride 1 mg no prescription prenisone drug store xalatan side effects naprosyn 500 mg tablet cialis 20 mg prezzo in farmacia buy propecia 5mg uk atosil tropfen beipackzettel celebrex coupons novaldex pay by paypal rocket raccoon hydroxyzine pamoate for dogs cialis generic pharmacies viagra online oversea viagra light switch liquid motrin dosage for children indapamide side effects lozol generic diclofenaco para que sirve prednisolone canadian pharmacy come comprare viagra in italia cialis im internet kaufen prednisone gel buy roacutan ventolin nebules side effects buy pyridium online tablets for sale dilantin level toxicity symptoms trileptal 300mg pictures tadalafil dosage niazagra online mestinon 60 mg generic real brand viagra primox pork elocon lotion side effects genuine pfizer viagra drug allegra d side effects of long term use cuvarlix pharmaniaga bukit actavis codeine tantalum carbide wikipedia suprax no prescription progynova tablets non prescription drug leponex 25 mg adderall natural replacement for cialis maxaman caye caulker belize long term viagra price insurance cytotec en usa buy stendra online tadalafil canada novolog 70/30 onset peak duration cleocin side effects bleeding mupirocin ointment used for g13 gabapentin for sale periactin canada sunsuria avenue badminton court in makati cipro antibiotic no perscription canada leponex clozapine 100 mg diprosone cream for eczema vasotec 20 mg tablets cialis cheapest lowest price usa average cost of viagra permethrin 5 cream cialis headache pharmacy ventolin biotech ciprofloxacin 250 viagra generic shipped in usa desyrel 50mg review triderm cream 15gm rimadyl 25mg for dogs thyroxine medication dosage potassium deficiency symptoms in adults adipex reviews for weight loss cialis online mastercard stanozolol cycle weeks eulexin medication dictionary midamor manufacturer refurbished raymeds reviews on fifty latisse before and after asian actonel no prescription phexin 75070 tegretol 200mg side effects buy furosemide online uk avelox generic equivalent motrin on line yasmin birth control pill duphalac dosage children real merck proscar delivered fast potassium foods chart aprovel 300mg and libido cytotec tablets australia flucomed 150mg viagra metformina 850 para bajar de peso cheap captopril 50 mg paypal careprost 0.03 cheap deals tamoxifen side effects in men lortab 7.5 hydrocodone combining cialis and levitra pfizer viagra pills london ordering finasteride provigil medication modafinil rocket launch today watch live pravachol 40mg buy slimex online cyrux dosis azitromicina cephalexin for sinus infections pilocarpine eye drops for dogs pill identifier m367 canadian pharmacy overnight delivery flexidol relax accion terapeutica hiv eszopiclone vs zolpidem medication getting viagra fast can men use womans cialis cialis canada online cefadroxil monohydrate 500mg macrobid antibiotic 100mg side effects expiration date on cialis pill zyrtec 10mg dosage adakah cytotec di jual di singapura phentermine 37.5 mg capsules benefits of clomid for men magnesium rich foods phenergan otc equivalent cardura generics periactin order in the united states order metronizadole online ranigast ulotka netto over the counter ed pills at walmart online cialis 5mg mentat syrup nitrofurantoin online digoxin uk available lasix medication diuretics compare price for niacin er 750mg rhinathiol promethazine syrup how order periactin pills sureway weight loss clinic trinidad and tobago viagra online from india buy actavis online macrobid 100mg capsule dosage over the counter prednisone getting viagra overnight amantadine hcl for parkinsons nizagara 150 regenon prospect in romana traducere zyvoxid prospect mortgage seroquel for sleep and anxiety propranolol hydrochloride 10 mg mexico pharmacies online in nogales aliviosin indometacina usos nexium 40mg tablets buy levothyroxine 88 mcg motilium tablets uses over the counter diabetic medicine paroxetine 10mg treatment too much synthroid side effects medication caffeine powder death lawrence walter pharmwc coversyl plus side effects nolvadex research drug rogaine foam for women/rebates new healthy man bbb rating amphetamine withdrawal symptoms cialis vendita sicura jasmine rice recipe ingredients ordering keflex buy abortion medication online canadian pharmacy tadalafil aciclovir crema pret xalatan side effects eye drops avigra vs viagra rapidtabs reviews 50 leukeran for dogs side effects furolin medication side nautisol medication for depression free aggrenox coupons cialis sample viagra vrdrug forum cialis gold side effects of alfuzosin hcl er 10 mg tablet ciprotab dosage prednisone online no prescription fosamax osteonecrosis bisphosphonates sell acyclovir 800 cialis generic mastercard sertraline side effects doctor 100 mg viagra viagra varata femovan online where to buy alli in canada glucophage dosage recommended lidoderm patch uses diclofenaco vitamina b1 b6 b12 forte jamaican peritol weight gain genuine viagra online propecia sale price stromectol dose scabies clindamycin hcl 300 mg uses viamax sensitive desire review fluox force medicstar online medicines india ritalin dosage for children original viagra puchase claritin dosage for cats generika franchise philippines association egypt online drugs store lamotrigine lamictal side effects medameds reviews for 50 diclofenac side effects voltaren viagra pils from canada how long paroxetine take to work where to buy nizagara indian online pharmacy prinivil zestril lisinopril nebivolol side effects patients rumafen diclofenac sodium 50mg side pravastatin 20 mg viagra radio commercial ordering benazepril online canadian xanex free sample fluoxetine hcl 20 mg capsule toradol 10mg high grifulvin v side effects lergigan biverkningar svininfluensavaccin lamotrigine 100mg l122 canada pharmacy cilias famciclovir medication cats drugs without prescriptions online strattera and weight loss no presription viagra pharmacy reviews non prescription prednisone canada clomhexal ohne rezept kaufen supradol ketorolaco 10mg canadian pharmacy brought by echeck entocort and ulcerative colitis aurochem viagra zentel worm medicine side effects viagra achat en ligne redustat 120 mg reviews en espanol brand cialis online no prescription pravastatin online no prescription pharmacy canadian superstore chigualos ejemplos de adjetivos 30 day supply viargra soviclor aciclovir tablets en glucovance side effects glyburide metformin biaxin order clavupen 100mg diphenhydramine torsemide side effects medicine pilex ointment for piles reliable rx pharmacy coupon codes kamatra sumatran cost of propecia at walgreens zyrtec uk parafortan 500mg ibuprofen pletal generic for cost of generic sildenafil non rx canada buy ortho tri cyclen lo no prescription secnidazole tablets nasonex over the counter or prescription buy flomax on line no prescription medomycin antibiotics for ear claravis reviews acne costco pharmacy viagra metallica black album songs terramycin for dogs eyes liposafe bag balm yasminelle ulotka polo buying synthroid without insurance lipitor and grapefruit do not mix why pergotime tablets for kids where to buy diclofenac diflucan pret ranbaxy stocks strattera reviews for adult add how does colcrys medication work clonidine hcl 0.1mg for hyperactivity wellbutrin reviews antidepressants prednisone order online buy zoloft online buy pfizer viagra buy metronidazole 500 mg can you take 5htp with bupropion sr viagra from dubai to usa cialis online bestellen original nolvadex for sale subutex vs suboxone cost synthroid online no prescription cheapest viagra 100mg bisoprolol hydrochlorothiazide buy meds online no prescription crestor similar drugs canada pharmacy online viagra synthroid weight loss pills neurontin side effects withdrawal online pharmacy overnight delivery kosovarja chat line mirapex side effects parkinsons disease laxadin bisacodyl supp cialis women clozaril patient monitoring service uk vidalta 15mg buy humalog uk maxifort zimax pills lyrics nifedipine side effects on fetus bluemountain pharmacy clonodine mail order viagra next day forum cefaclor 500mg buy online pharmacy malaysia crestor price in saudi arabia 122 frumil diuretic medications bupropion sr 150 mg finax finasteride dr reddys viagara shipped without prescription ordering methyl prednisone without rx bactroban mupirocin ointment where to buy cipa online pharmacy retirides otc 2015 cost of cialis at walmart pharmacy how to use careprost for lashes order viagra online with echeck diane lane josh brolin propecia dosage for hair loss can i buy provera over counter uk artane 2 mg company progesterone side effects progesterone pregnancy medazole 200mg testosterone diltiazem er 240mg capsules sublingual generic cialis podofilox solution user reviews eszopiclone generic availability etodolac 500mg side effects
Home Articles
The Divine Devereaux Sisters


Song of the EveningEmerging from the bleak reality and sobering horrors of World War I, Americans during the 1920s were bursting with the need to celebrate life. Diversion became the order of the day. Established social mores were shed in favor of fun and frivolity. Rebellion and the desire for change were in the air. Americans—chafing at restrictive social traditions and laws such as Prohibition—became intoxicated with the idea of breaking loose. Jazz music thrilled the ears and stirred the soul; Art Deco reached its zenith; modern appliances and inventions added to leisure time; the automobile brought increased freedom and mobility; women won the right to vote; and social roles were redefined

.
The era impacted women in particular. The ’20s ushered in the age of the free-spirited flapper, and her fashions mirrored the radical social changes sweeping through the country with cheeky defiance and a sense of feminine emancipation. This Age of Wonderful Nonsense—with all its glamour, excitement, creative energy and effusive vitality—is the perfect backdrop for Tonner Doll Co.’s latest beauties: “Louise” and “Reneé Devereaux.”

Hear them roar! The Devereaux sisters are coming on the scene and—faster than you can cut a rug doing the Charleston or the Lindy Hop—they’re sure to set tongues wagging and imaginations soaring. Squired about town by the dashing and debonair Robert Tonner, the mysterious sisters have fashionistas, socialites, and other assorted girls and boys about town abuzz with speculation and excitement.

Whether they’re spotted enjoying a leisurely weekend at East Egg with “old money” types like Tom and Daisy Buchanan, making an entrance at one of Jay Gatsby’s over-the-top parties in his palatial mansion or being “naughty” at a riotous speakeasy scorning the no-alcohol mandate of Prohibition, the dishy Devereaux sisters command the scene, at ease in every milieu. And, of course, they’re always dressed to devastate the competition. Glamorous, playful, exuberant, vivacious and not afraid to defy convention, they embody the heady spirit of the Roaring ’20s.

Tonner was the first one caught in the sisters’ alluring spell. They took shape in his mind late last year. Inspired by a Vogue fashion spread with a 1920s vibe, Tonner played with the concept of his latest doll divas. “I thought that the look and feel, or idea, would make a wonderful line and Joe (Petrollese) was eager to design in the ’20s mode,” Tonner explains. “I found a vintage painting of a flapper that I gave to two different sculptors we work with and had each do his take of the face.

“That was the first time I’d done something like that,” Tonner says. “It was fun to see what happened.” Tonner, faced with two similar looks and pleased with both head sculpts, thought: Why choose between them? Two beauties were better than one, he reasoned, and so the concept of the “sisters” was born.

“It was a pretty straightforward process,” says designer Petrollese.  “Rob­ert came to me with this idea for a new group. He had the name and the direction he wanted to go with them. He then worked on the heads while I started working on ideas for silhouettes, colors, and fabrics. While I stopped short of actually putting on a flapper dress, I did do a lot of research into the period. I like to think the clothes we’ve designed reflect that period’s feel and look, yet also have a bit of a contemporary flavor. The biggest challenge for me was coming up with ways to make them look different while still having them share a similar feel.”

“Fortunately, the sisters have been good,” Tonner notes. “Up until now, they haven't been much trouble. I think the biggest challenge involved the head sculpts—working to suggest features that depict another time.

”Tonner, knowing that every true femme fatale closely guards her air of mystique, remains vague about the ladies’ background. “I can tell you they have this kind of French café society thing going on,” he volunteers. Rather than flask-carrying, fast and “easy” flappers who hobnob with gangsters and rogues in smoky honky-tonks, however, Tonner characterizes the Devereaux duo as “more like high society ladies.

”Pressed for more particulars—What makes them special and unique? Is there a “bad” girl and a “good” girl? Is there a bit of sibling rivalry going on? Any man on the scene who might be causing tension and competition between the siblings? Are they rich party girls, or do they have careers?—Tonner does offer additional tidbits. “I don’t think they work. ... And they are rich (wait till you see their clothes!). Of course, they are highly sought-after and, as of now, they get along very well. But we’re still getting to know them. You never know what surprises they might have in store. …

”Louise and Reneé are the same 16-inch size as “Tyler Wentworth” but with a smaller bust (perfectly suited for those divine ’20s frocks); they are composed of vinyl and hard plastic. They both come in different hair colors. “They don’t want to be cornered into one look,” Petrollese says.

As of press time, there was no definitive word on edition size or pricing. “We’ll do basic dolls, dressed dolls and outfits that can be purchased separately,” notes Tonner, who adds collectors can see for themselves when the dolls debut in late summer.

Louise Devereaux comes clad in a posh cream-colored suit with a faux fur wrap collar and sparkling buttons. Her accessories include a cloche hat, dazzling beaded jewelry, long mesh gloves, tights, rhinestone-studded strappy heels and a matching faux leather clutch.  Reneé Devereaux is decadently dressed in a fitted black dress with lace overlay and chiffon godets under a tailored jacket with faux fur at the collar and cuffs. Accessories include black tights, “silver” earrings, a black-beaded necklace, a veiled headpiece, gloves, faux leather shoes and a matching purse. “There will be approximately 8 to 10 pieces all together,” Petrollese says. “While each sister will have her own distinct personality and style, I think the clothes will be interchangeable. After all, they’re sisters. Even if they don’t want to share, they steal pieces from each other while the other is not looking.

”Particularly striking are the outfits on the dressed dolls. Both suits, they’re adorned with fur accents and accessorized by complementary hats, gloves and handbags. Ladylike and refined, the ensembles have a similar look but are different, much like the sisters themselves. Reneé looks ultra chic in black while Louise looks equally sensational in elegant ivory.

“When collectors get a look at these dolls and their clothes, I hope they’ll fall in love with them,” Petrollese continues. “I’d really like to see them do well so the line can expand. These dolls have such a distinct look. They’re romantic and hark back to a time I personally love.”

“I’m bringing the same quality to Louise and Reneé as we do to our other dolls,” Tonner states, “but I love that we’re in another decade. I hope we’ve captured the beauty and decadence of the ’20s and that collectors will see and respond to that in the dolls.  This is a line I’d love to build on, so I hope we get a positive response. It’s like entering another world.

”With its je ne sais quoi appeal, it’s a world into which collectors will likely clamor for entry. The Devereaux sisters are making a brief stop in St. Petersburg, Fla., at the 2008 Modern Doll Collectors Convention® Sept. 24-27 before returning to their beloved Paris.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Subscribe to this comment's feed

Write comment

smaller | bigger

busy
 

Latest Articles from News & Notes

2015 DOLLS Awards Industry's Choice winners announced

The 2015 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Industry’s Choice winners (DAEs, also called the Diamond Awards) were announced at the International Doll & Teddy Bear Show in Asheville, N.C., June 6. The Industry's Choice winners will go on to become the nominee's in the Public's Choice voting, set to begin in late June.

Without further ado, here are the winners of this year's Industry's Choice Diamond Awards!

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

The Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon one recipient per year. This award was created in 2002 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the teddy bear, with the first recipient being Steiff, a German-based plush toy company known for its high quality and prices.

The Lifetime Achievement recipient must be or have been involved in some aspect of the doll and/or teddy bear field for a minimum of 25 years. The recipient may be an individual, partnership, corporation, company, author, artist, marketer, historian or any other industry professional. Lifetime Achievement Award nominations may be made by previous recipients or members of the LAA committee.

To qualify as a nominee, entrants must meet the following criteria:

  • Been active in the doll or bear field a minimum of 25 years.
  • Maintained or increased the quality of reputation and product or service provided since inception.
  • Served the industry with integrity, honesty, reliability
  • Received a majority of the votes from previous recipients.

The Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented to the following individuals and companies since its inception:

2002 Steiff
2003 Hildegard Gunzel
2004 Alexander Doll Company
2005 R. John Wright
2006 Wendy Lawton
2007 Virginia Turner
2008 Toy Shoppe
2010 Helen Kish
2012 Maggie Iacono
2013 Heidi Plusczok
2014 Jack Johnston
2015 Kaye Wiggs

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

BLACKALL ASSOCIATES INC. 
ANNOUNCING Winner of the Summer Heat Photo Contest

August 8, 2014 - Blackall Associates Inc. is proud to announce the winner of its Summer Heat Photo Contest. The contest drew entries from around the world. Masterpiece Doll collectors sent in a special photo showing how their Masterpiece Dolls were enjoying the summer heat. 

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (2)

...
i have very old magazines need to sell them before something happens to them
margie , December 20, 2014
...
i really like all the barbie balack dress, can i ask question can i buy this, because its all out in the market now here in the philippines, can you help me please im a big fan of thiss dolls
mark christian paul l. carigma , December 16, 2014 | url

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
The Chicago Toy Show

You haven’t seen a toy show until you’ve seen this one. Six buildings! Over six hundred exhibitors! Exclusively toys and dolls and children’s playthings on display everywhere! This is the show everyone always says they intend to visit, and now is the time to do just that. Collectors say the Chicago Toy Show really is the largest in the entire world. They are correct. Collectors say they find toys at this show that are never seen anywhere else. Correct again.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
Konnichiwa and Grüezi - 150 years of Japan and Switzerland

19 April 2014 – 5 October 2014

A special exhibition will take place at the Toy Worlds Museum Basle to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Japanese-Swiss diplomacy and friendship.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...