Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas...

 For those of you not following us on Facebook or Twitter, here's what we were up to throughout the month of December. Featured here....the complete set of our first Doll-A-Day Advent Calendar for 2015.

From our family to yours, we wish you all the best this holiday season.

April and the models.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

From the Pages of......

 I want to be on the cover of Vogue!!!!! (Even if it means standing in front of the magazine.)
 I'd like to slip between the glossy pages.
...And upstage the models who pear out from the four corners of a paper thin frame. After all, they are so....very....flat and I am so.....VIBRANT!!!!
I want to wear breathlessly gorgeous couture creations; have my hair immaculately coifed and be so perfectly made up, that everyone will envy me!
 I would look into the camera and POUT!!! I am illusive, I am mysterious, I am...HIGH FASHION!
And when it would be safe to come out from under the pages, I would emerge like a butterfly!!!
Even when I come back down to earth, I would do so flawlessly. After all, I'm a "natural" beauty (thanks to lighting, great makeup and the added boost of designer wear)!
 I want to wrap the pages of a magazine around the shoulders of my haute couture gown.
I feel totally at home in between the covers. Come in and see for yourself.
 You can snuggle in the folds of the pages. It's might cozy, you know!!!
You will see me in my environment, beautifully dressed and in model perfect company! The only thing that matters is that I am absolutely positively, incredibly, unequivocally GORGOUS!
It doesn't matter what I wear or whether or not you can wear my hairstyle or makeup. All that matters is the perception of me you have thanks to paint, cloth and a VERY creative imagination!!!
 And once I'm on the cover of Vogue, I'll be in demand on the catwalks. And then I'll be back on the cover of more magazines..... This is soooooo exciting (at least in my imagination).
 This is a medium where I can have anything and EVERYTHING I want. Come and see!!!
Within the slick pages of a car magazine, I am dressed like a red carpet celebrity. My silk gown was chosen to match the evergreen Lamborghini in the background!!!
I can even get married within the pages of my favorite fashion revue.
As a cover girl I am a beautiful bride forever and ever (even without a groom)! And you will look at how I am put together and wish you were as irresistible as...MOI !!!! (Hopefully a groom will discover me here!)

After all, I am the picture of bliss with me in a cloud of tulle, leaning on the most voluptuous automobile every!
Oh yes.....I want to be a cover girl....if only in my dreams!!!!
Note: For this post, the Tonner girls invited their newest Fashion Royalty friends to pose for this photo study inspired by the works of photographer, Tim Walker.

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Immortalized by a frozen moment in time, her image pears from out a shallow parallelogram bordered by a golden frame.

In all the years of her youth, she embraced picture frames as purely decorative objects that held snapshots of loved ones. Did she ever contemplate the possibility that her own image would at some point, belong to the archives of the past?
All of the posing and smiling and picture taking was completely taken for granted. Memories of events that happened just days before to share amongst family and friends then placed behind a pane of glass and a framed. There was never a thought that today's snapshots would ever become the future Art Nouveau for onlookers of the future. Would tomorrow's generations look back at today's images and think "oh, how romantic, ye old times were."
Would those who have not yet been born look at these images and see the anguish and strife of today's rough, tough times? Will they think these were the "good, ole times?"

Or would they simply remain complacent.  Amused  by our aesthetics, laughing at our attire, our hair or our lifestyles.
Perhaps these photos will contradict what future onlookers think happened in these days and turn their world upside down. What she wants them to think of her could result in just the reverse!!!
Oops--having a difficult time turning things around here!!!! Give me a moment. I'm trying to change my image.....
Or perhaps, our calls for help saving the planet today will serve as the catalyst for action in tomorrow's world.
She sincerely hopes to leave a lasting and positive impression. An image of her at a time when she was in her prime.
Let's hope with these images---a two dimensional flashback in time--will prompt others to dig deep into the archive for secrets of life that lie well past the frame.
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