Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Gene's Rejuvenating Day at the Salon

This is a story of a beautiful star saddened by her ever increasing sallow body. With options dwindling, what's a gal to do? A day at the salon for a body transplant might just be the answer.

Ready for her treatment to begin.
Photo courtesy History in Photos
Beginning the face softening procedure. 
Photo courtesy Mashable

And in no time, Miss Marshall emerges refreshed with a new and improved body. Not only does she look and move like a supermodel but even thinks she's a bit taller. And her skintone is just the way she likes it. Now she is off in search of the perfect fashion for her new look.

Charmed Traveler by D.A.E. Originals
Hat and belt are from The Couture Touch. Gloves and bracelet are from Ashton Drake. Shoes and "alligator" train case are from Robert Tonner. Circa late 1940's.

Feather in Her Hat from the Anne Harper Collection
by Robert Tonner
Jewels, gloves, and phone are from Ashton Drake. Circa 1940's.

A Woman of Means from Sandra Stillwell's Hollywood Ahoy Event
Hat is from The Couture Touch, fur from Mattel, and shoes from Robert Tonner.  Jewels and gloves are from Ashton Drake. Scottie dog is from PD Root. Circa 1930's.

Ahh...There is nothing like a day at the salon!
Photo by Nina Leen for Time.
Now she just needs some more clothes. Oh, wardrobe......


  • Essentially Gene Blush is from Integrity. (Photo courtesy Gene Marshall Wikia.) 
  • Miss Marshall's custom hairstyle is from Jim Gaddis.
  • Vita replacement body for Gene Marshall is from Horsman.


  1. Melissa, I love this storyline. Gene has the most gorgeous face and as she moves through the photos she does become more radiant. The face softening photo reminds me of a favorite line from The Women. "Your skin makes the Rockies mountains look like chiffon velvet?" Wow all the hats are fabulous and I love the outfits and your dioramas. Thanks for this. Don

    1. Thanks so much Don. I love the vintage salon photos. Times have sure changed. LOL. Melissa

  2. Melissa, thank you for the great endorsement for doing a new body with a Vita body! I haven't tried it yet, but your newly bodied Gene really looks gorgeous! And as always, I love your photos, hats, gloves and your styling! Megin

    1. Thank you Megin! I was happy to find that some of my favorite Tonner and D.A.E. Originals' Vivian fashions actually fit better on the Vita body. Melissa