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Le Rêve

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I entered the Advanced Design Competition at the Integrity Toys Convention this year.  We were asked to create a gown for the red carpet.  When planning my design I first chose my model, the lovely Victoire.  I wanted to recreate a gown from the glamorous 1950s, using the most elegant materials I could find, as well as couture techniques.  The dramatic photographs are the work of Maryann Roy, who also styled Victoire’s hair with a delicate silver and Swarovski crystal hair ornament.

The gown is a fitted column in blue-grey silk, overlaid with silver French lace that I found in Paris.  A band of silk and a ruffle of tulle accent the bustline.  A scattering of tiny iridescent sequins are hand sewn onto the lace, catching the light.  A voluminous train of sparkle tulle accented with a large bow detail is an extravagant finishing touch.

I was very touched by the overwhelming support that my design received from collectors at the convention, and promised that it would be available to purchase.  I am doing something different with this fashion and am holding a 2 day silent auction.  Please email me with your bid before 10 pm Pacific time on Thursday, November 7.  I will contact the highest bidder after the end of the auction.  I will also contact the non winning bidders.

The auction includes the gown and hair ornament.  It does not include doll, shoes, gloves or jewelry.  The gown was fitted to Victoire Roux, but will also fit Silkstones and similar dolls.

If you have any questions or would like to place a bid, please email me at

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