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Couture Dolls

  Couture Dolls is an authorized Integrity Toys Dealer. We have been selling Integrity Toys since 2008. Located in New York, all our products ship from our central distribution center in Ohio. This website and company was launched to exclusively sell Integrity Toy products and service the needs of the Integrity Toys collector exclusively. To give you superior service, quick shipping at the best available price, and to offer you a place to shop, store your information of previous purchase and more. We hope you enjoy shopping at our staff is always happy to hear from you and...

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January 2009 TOC

Click here to open table of contents (PDF). This document can be viewed using Adobe® Reader®. If you do not have Adobe® Reader® installed, you can download it here free. Holiday Stars Eva Wilson’s Lume dolls bespeak light and perfection. By Christopher Varaste Paper Dolls “Sassy New Year!” By Diana E. Vining Patricia Rose Her art is as lyrical as her name. By Linda White-Francis Yule Remember Doll fans share holiday memories. By Sharon Verbeten Alive and Kicking Michelle Fagan’s realistic babies seem poised to giggle and wiggle. By Stephanie Finnegan Holiday Gift Guide More than 25 ways to make doll collectors smile this Christmas! By Carie Ferg Have a Merry, Merry Christmas! These delightful Santas, elves and more prove it’s the best time of the year. Paper Dolls’ Playful Past Slips of paper inspired imagination. By Vicki Steensma Departments 8 Editor’s Notebook – On Making a Doll By Carie Ferg 12 News & Notes 20 Fresh Faces – Bonnie Jones By Stephanie Finnegan 64 Auction Report – Fraser Auction By Robert Obojski 66 Identification & Price Guide By Lauren Mikalov 68 Shows of Note – Ball Jointed Doll Convention By Elizabeth Dean 70 Event Calendar 74 Advertiser...

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Wizard Behind the Pullip Curtain

Mango Park of Seoul, Korea, is a designer for Jun Planning, the maker of Pullip dolls. The company also produces lines such as Taeyang, Dal, Ai Doll and J-Doll. DOLLS’ plucky Pullip cover girl is “Another Queen” from Park’s Another Alice series, inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The series combines Park’s modern interpretations while incorporating some elements from the classic tale. Below, Park expands on some of her inspirations for Pullip dolls and the Another Alice series. DOLLS: What did you do prior to designing dolls for Jun Planning? I majored in and studied craftwork (industrial arts), metal, visual...

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Mark Dennis: Labors of Love

DOLLS: Describe the choice of theme for this line of dolls. What drew you—a free Northern white man of the 21st century—to represent the African-American experience of pre-Civil War Southern slave laborers? Dennis: Good question! It’s about connection. All my life I have worked with my hands as a laborer. I grew up and still live in a rural part of central Pennsylvania. My first job was hooking the hay bales as they shot out of the baler in the heat of the summer. After college, I poured molten bronze and welded for 12-hour days, seven days a week...

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The Wright Way: R. John Wright Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award

From the very first doll they created in 1976 in a small corner of their modest apartment to the modern masterpieces in felt they produce today in a multi-building production facility, the distinctive works of John and Susan Wright have earned this talented couple a prominent place in the pantheon of doll artists. Their range of work—dolls, bears and animals— make R. John Wright Dolls one of the few companies to effectively bridge the gap between these various fields. And they do it with distinctive style and that hallmark “R. John Wright” look, which discriminating collectors have come to...

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