Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Lady Séverine Lambton-Peel

Lady Séverine Lambton-Peel has created quite a reputation for herself. Seen wandering through the woods of her country estate at dusk and dawn, Lady Sév is considered an eccentric. For what is not known is that Lady Séverine works undercover for Universal Mood Recovery, an organisation devoted to restoring a moderate standard of happiness and normal sleep patterns to the perturbed using the most advanced technology.

Who said philanthropy was dead?

Lady Séverine Lambton-Peel helps humanity dressed by Rosina Haskell.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Upcoming Wonders

The next issue of Fashion Doll Quarterly, published by Patricia Henry, will feature an ad for Séverine, Miss Sévinyl, Solange, and Rachel inspired by this fabulous vintage catalogue wonder.....Make sure that you subscribe now in order to get that issue - the first one of 2016.

Important News to Close 2015 from Bunty Lee

Due to numerous reasons, I will no longer be working on Rachel, and she is being transformed by Julian Stanislaw Kalinowski into another entity. I am not a visual artist, as Julian is, and after discussing it with him at length he will take her to heights that I cannot. We are still working together and all is wonderful! I am going to be writing and am still involved. I will be selling 22 more Rachel dolls, which means they will be a limited edition of 25 in total. EVER! The remaining 475 dolls will become someone else completely different.

Rachel becomes Solange!

Photo by Julian S. Kalinowski

Logo design by Fokke Hoekman

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Working Models

Working models model.
They model to seduce.
Your seduction is their aim.
"Take me home..." - they say.

Fashions by Liz Cole for Retros, Rosina Haskell, Tania Lawrence, Poppy Parker, Dangerousdames Lounge
Hair on some modesl by Pink Bubbles Spa
Photos by Dolldom Photography


“Blow, blow, thou winter wind”
By William Shakespeare

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
   Thou art not so unkind
      As man’s ingratitude;
   Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
      Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
   Then, heigh-ho, the holly!
      This life is most jolly.

   Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
   That dost not bite so nigh
      As benefits forgot:
   Though thou the waters warp,
      Thy sting is not so sharp
      As friend remembered not.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly...

Fashion by Rosina Haskell
Photo by Dolldom/Ernesto Padró-Campos Photography
Graphic Design by Fokke Hoekman
Séverine by JSK

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Out of the Closet with Miss Sévinyl

Miss Sévinyl, Julian S. Kalinowski's creamy vinyl muse comes out of the closet on this first day of November 2015. 

With hairstyles designed by Bobby Taylor of Pink Bubbles Spa, Miss Sévinyl shows off her versatility as a fashion doll modeling two very different moods: a Cardin-ish mini and a Laura Ashley-like maxi.

The fashions were issued for the Poppy Parker doll by Integrity Toys and now live in Miss Sévinyl's closet. 

For more information of the fabulous hairstyles, contact
Vera at Pink Bubbles Doll Spa.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Voilà! Instant Asian Elegance!

Séverine by Julian S. Kalinowski is a universal beauty whose ability to metamorphose is the stuff of legend. A very special Séverine doll - green skinned and luscious as only she can be - proves the point perfeclty. Who is this attractive yet unsettling creature? Plutonian Séverine? Séverine d'Uranus? Queen of the Milky Way Séverine?

Whatever her true identity is, this very unique Séverine wanted something equally special to wear. And Je suis Séverine seizes the opportunity to pay tribute to dear Franklin Lim Liao who designed the stupendous fashion ten years ago to be modeled by a Silkstone Barbie doll in Barbie Bazaar magazine. Back then, Mr. Lim-Liao, fabulous and ever so creative, fashioned this two-piece cocktail set using a strip of vintage brocade. Upon completion, Mr. Lim-Liao was heard uttering: "Voilá, instant Asian elegance!"

Past and present come together in these photos. Je suis Séverine invites you to treasure the moment and those individuals who provide joy in your life. Here's to Franklin Lim-Liao! If he were still around, he would be smitten with you, Séverine!

Friday, October 16, 2015


Séverine has been invited to a séance. She dresses appropriately in a Retros burnt gold Lurex sheath in a most dignified length, black gloves, and a sober black headband. Since it's up for grabs as to whose spirit will materialize, Séverine decides to pile on the golden baubles.

In all, it's a winning look! Séverine is sure that once the séance table starts floating, the rooms' chairs are up in mid air, and every one else is scared to the core, she will be thrilled with her fashion choices.

Photos courtesy of ©Ernesto Padró-Campos/Dolldom Photography

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Miss Sévinyl

Because less is more...Miss Sévinyl!
Coming soon!

Photo courtesy of ©Ernesto Padró-Campos/Dolldom Photography

The Many Faces of Séverine

These are the faces of Séverine. Julian S. Kalinowski's muse du jour is every woman. These are some of the faces of the models featured in the current issue of Haute Doll magazine.

Although all are born from the same sculpt, Mr. Kalinowski's intention is to create many variations on a theme - the theme of Séverine. And so the doll transforms while retaining the essence of the character. "Séverine is an amalgam of actresses such as Jeanne Moreau, Catherine Deneuve, and Brigitte Bardot while her name was chosen for its ties to the character Severin in Ritter von Leopold Sacher Masoch's Venus in Furs and also to Catherine Deneueve's character in Luis Buñuel's Belle de Jour", Mr. Kalinowski explains while taking a break from painting feathery eyebrows on a ebony black Séverine doll. Based on Caprice, a French fashion doll manufactured by the company of the same name from 1964 to 1970, Séverine features legs lengthened by 2mm at the calf and 3mm at the thigh, a neck elongated by 2mm, a more detailed re-sculpting of the mouth area and a slight lengthening of the head. The first version of Séverine is made of heavy hard plastic, strung, and models viscose wigs set into a screwed-in scalp, just like Bild Lilli.

The second version, Sévinyl, is the natural progression of Séverine into a more accessible fashion and play doll.

Retros by Liz Cole
Tania Lawrence Fashion for Dolls
Rosina Haskell

All photos © Ernesto Padró-Campos/Dolldom Photography

Miss Sévinyl!

Coming soon! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Belles de jour

Miss Sévinyl is getting ready to make her debut. The vinyl version of Julian Kalinowski's groundbreaking and soon to be mythical (less than 150 dolls left) Séverine doll will soon be gracing shelves, cases, and altars the world over. Made of creamy vinyl, each Miss Sévinyl will still be handpainted by the handsome Mr. Kalinowski.

In this photo, a still from Miss Sévinyl's lost first flick Je suis ton déjeuner, two prototype Miss Sévinyl dolls wear tributes (by Juliet Whorton of Dangerousdames Lounge on Etsy) to Yves Saint Laurent's designs for Luis Buñuel's film Belle de Jour.

Who is the gentleman? No one knows. His identity died when the film was destroyed by its jealous-and-gone-mad director.

To find out how to acquire a Miss Sévinyl, stay tuned to this blog or join Séverine's Facebook group Je suis Séverine.

Monday, September 14, 2015

My Make-Up

"I Say A Little Prayer"
 by Aretha Franklin

The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer for you
While combing my hair, now
And wonder what dress to wear, now
I say a little prayer for you

Forever, forever, you'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever, and ever, we never will part
Oh, how I'll love you
Together, together, that's how it must be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me

I run for the bus, dear
While riding I think of us, dear
I say a little prayer for you
At work, I just take time
And all through my coffee break-time
I say a little prayer for you

Forever, forever, you'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever, and ever, we never will part
Oh, how I'll love you
Together, together, that's how it must be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me

I say a little prayer for you
I say a little prayer for you

Forever, forever, you'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever, and ever, we never will part
Oh, how I'll love you
Together, together, that's how it must be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me

My darling, believe me
For me there is no one, but you
Please love me, too
I'm in love with you
Answer my prayer
Say you love me, too.
Why don't you answer my prayer?
You know, every day I say a little prayer
I said, I say, I say a little prayer.

Dress by Retros

Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Making of Séverine's Haute Doll Advertisement

By now most fans of Julian Kalinowski's Séverine doll have learned that her very first advertisement appears in the fall issue of Haute Doll magazine.

The process for making the ad was a madcap adventure! Loosely based on one of Mr. Kalinowski's favorite still images from the Jean-Luc Goddard film Weekend, Séverine's version had beauty first and foremost in mind. Yet, dramatic tension abounds in this black and white glamour fest.

The locale was selected for it starkness. A desolate ravine of parched grasses and treacherous rocks proved to be perfect foil for the richness of the couture designed by Liz Cole for Retros, Tania Lawrence, and Rosina Haskell.

Dolldom's photographer's risked their lives to shoot the landscape scene that features two vintage Irwin cars made for Mattel's Barbie doll: an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes. How they've ended up down this ravine will forever be a secret. Suffice it to say that Séverine, Miss Sévinyl, and Liz Lee's Rachel all had a grand time hamming it up for the cameras.

Follow the making of this ad with this exclusive behind-the-scenes peek!

The image selected for the ad features three Séverine dolls and prototypes of Miss Sévinyl and Rachel.

A second image was discarded due to its more graphic nature and the mindless destruction of expensive Louis Vuitton-like luggage. 

Photo stylist Perrita Perón adjusts the Austin-Healey

A preliminary version of the ad with graphic artist extraordinaire Fokke Hoekman's magic touch.