Thursday, November 16, 2017

Miss Lord: The Perfect Holiday Centerpiece

Madra Lord
The black and lilac tulle underskirt from the Gene Marshall costume "Creme de Cassis" comes out of hiding to be paired with the black teddy from "Pin-Up" for a lavish vintage-inspired party dress. The waist is accented with a floral corsage recycled from another outfit and a vintage black velveteen ribbon. Even her stand gets dressed up for the Holiday festivities. Leftover wallpaper and black trim were used to cover the stand. You could also use scrapbook paper, gift wrap, felt, or fabric.

Miss Lord's whimsical cocktail hat is very easy to make and oh so chic. Click HERE for the instructions.


  • Black Widow Madra Lord [enhanced with an Integrity body], Creme de Cassis, and Pin-Up are from Ashton Drake.
  • Doll stand is from Integrity.
  • Shoes are from Joe Tai.
  • Jewels are from an unknown designer.
  • Hat is from The Couture Touch.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fashion News from Paris

Join us for a fantasy look at two miniature style icons as seen on the editorial pages of our favorite fashion magazine.

Gene Marshall
"Wear them with flair, as a triumphant badge of individuality..."
 declares Vogue about the new bold color choices for Winter, 1936. Monolithic Studios' darling Miss Gene Marshall picks a ripe raspberry wool suit from Robert Tonner. Hat is from Sandra Stillwell, gloves are from The Couture Touch, and jewels are from Integrity. Miss Marshall's hairstyle is from Jim Gaddis.

Victoire Roux
In the early 1950's, Christian Dior moved away from his ground breaking "New Look" and opted for a slim "H" line silhouette featuring a belted jacket and pencil-thin skirt. Paris sensation Victoire Roux wears the jacket from Mattel's 2012 BFMC exclusive "Afternoon Suit" with a black wool jersey skirt. Hat and skirt are from The Couture Touch. Gloves and jewels are from Mattel. Poodle is from Randall Craig.

The Models:

  • Blush Gene Marshall, enhanced with Horsman's Vita replacement body made especially for Gene, is from Integrity.
  • Buenos Aires Victoire Roux is from Integrity.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Autumn Gold

The rich, warm colors of autumn, when paired with black, create a striking combination. Two of Monolithic Studios' striking stars, Madra Lord and Ivy Jordan, graciously agree to model their favorite daytime looks for the season.

Madra Lord
Miss Lord pairs the gold blouse from Sandra Stillwell's "Cover Girl" ensemble with a black wool crepe skirt, and a luxurious fur cape from Affordable Designs by Denis Bastien. The gold lame purse is from PD Root. Skirt, hat, gauntlet gloves, belt, and pin are from The Couture Touch.

Ivy Jordan
Miss Jordan chooses smartly tailored pieces paired with a basic black dress. Plastron, hat, gauntlet gloves, belt, and earrings are from The Couture Touch. Dress and necklace are from Ashton Drake. Cigarette holder is from Mystyna.


C'est Moi Madra Lord and "V" for Tea Ivy Jordan are from Integrity.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Gene Marshall Does Her Part For Victory

1940's store window display featuring Gene Marshall mannequins.

Miss Marshall lends her star power to promote patriotism by preserving valuable resources while building a stylish wardrobe. From updating existing pieces to creative accessorizing, the women of the 1940's were encouraged to do their part for victory.

Update a classic jacket with a new skirt made from old trousers.

Add interest with clever trimming.


Miss Marshall's jacket, gloves, and handbag are from Ashton Drake. Skirt, turban, scarf, and brooch are from The Couture Touch. Halo hat is from Mattel. Fur is from PD Root. Love, Paris doll and Filigree Gene head are from Ashton Drake. Green suede tilt topper is from The Couture Touch. "Alligator" train case is from Robert Tonner.

Build Your Own Wardrobe was published by The American Thread Company, New York, 1943.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Change a suit any Occasion

It's time to fall in love all over again. Little worn fashion pieces can often be easily transformed to give them new life. Consider the original Sparkling Sepia suit from Integrity Toys.

Even a small change, such as removing the jacket collar, can yield a smart, versatile, and sophisticated new look.  Miss Gene Marshall, Monolithic Studios' star extraordinaire, models Sparkling Sepia restyled for the late 1930's period.

Fur-trimmed and fabulous! Miss Marshall is perfectly attired for an elegant dinner for two. The fur trim was recycled from A Woman for all Seasons suit. The removable trim is attached with a couple of Gene hat pins for added versatility. Floral hat is from First Stop Chicago, and cigarette holder is from Anything but Nice; all from Ashton Drake. Brooch is from Mattel, and gloves are from The Couture Touch.

A marvelous fur cape from Affordable Designs by Denis Bastien adds drama to this sophisticated traveling ensemble. Teal scarf with attached brooch is from the FAO Schwartz Exclusive Warmest Wishes by Ashton Drake. Hat, gloves, and belt are from The Couture Touch.

For weekends in the country, the skirt from Sparkling Sepia is paired with the top from Ashton Drake's A Lady Knows. The neckline detail was made from the original jacket collar. Brooch is from Robert Tonner. Fur is from Sparkling Seduction by Ashton Drake. Hat, gloves, and belt are from The Couture Touch. Handbag is from an unknown designer.


  • Star Entrance Gene Marshall is from Integrity.
  • Love, Paris Gene Marshall is from Ashton Drake. She is wearing the Contessa wig from Monique in chestnut brown, size 5-6. Wigs and other doll accessories are available at the Facets Boutique.

Star Entrance Gene Marshall

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

An Updated Suit for the New Season

And a new personality to go with her new clothes achieved by a smart new coiffure.

Gene Marshall
A fresh look at an old yet favorite suit for those cool, crisp Autumn days ahead. "Reporter In Red" suit is from Robert Tonner's Brenda Starr Collection. Hat, belt, and jewels are from The Couture Touch. Scarf is from Mattel and gloves from D.A.E. Originals.  Hello Hollywood, Hello Gene Marshall is from Ashton Drake. Her new, curly coif is courtesy Monique's Brittany wig in Light Ginger, size 5-6.

Wigs along with other doll accessories are available to purchase at the Facets Boutique.