Italocremona Corinne as a Braniff Stewardess

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Perhaps many of you are already familiar with the amazing uniforms designed by Emilio Pucci for Braniff Airlines.  It seemed very appropriate to dress Italocremona’s Corinne in my own version, as both the designer and the doll are Italian and both the uniform and the doll are dated 1965.  Of course I took some liberties with the suit here.  The original version was part of the “Air Strip” set.  I’ve only made the lined magenta zippered jacket and wrap skirt with a pretty snazzy pill box hat.  Oh, and let’s not forget those boots.  I hope you like what you see.  Anyway, the doll and her entire outfit will be going on eBay this Thursday (March 5, 2015) if anyone is interested in bringing her onboard.  Until then, check this out….. Continue reading

More Vintage Stewardess Goodness….

Today we continue the vintage stewardess theme with United Airlines.  Another Furga Alta Moda Simona doll plays the model in a red dress with white accents.  Furga Damina wears the navy and white dress.  And just how gorgeous is Damina?  Check them out here:

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Flying the friendly skies….vintage doll style

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There is a certain romance about air travel ‘back in the day’.  Flying anywhere was a precious experience and passengers dressed with more concern for style and propriety than comfort.  No one took that idea more seriously than the flight crew. Could there have been anyone more glamorous than a stewardess?  I remember my first flight, when I was only four years old.  I can’t confirm any of my memories, but there are some things which left indelible marks on my psyche.  The smell of jet fuel, for one thing, takes me right back. One whiff and I’m four years old ready to embark on a thrilling adventure.  And the smell of the waxy crayons they gave my brother and me to scribble with has been forever linked with a memory of flight.  But one of my best memories is of the absolutely stunning stewardesses.  I had never seen women so beautiful in my short life until then.  For years I would imagine that nothing could be better than to grow up and become one.

Things have changed, obviously.  For one thing, don’t bother to correct me about ‘flight attendant’ being a more appropriate term.  I get it.  But what I have done recently was revived my old fondness for the stewardess of way-back-when and paired it with my passion for vintage dolls.  I hope that you’ll like what you see.   Continue reading

A newly dressed Furga Simona

 

Princess Simona in her evening clothes

Princess Simona in her evening clothes

The last few months have been crazy.  Can anyone else relate?  I haven’t spent as much time in the doll studio as I would like, and that has been a little frustrating.  Yesterday, we in the South were hit by Winter Storm Leon.  It’s nice to find myself snuggled inside, with all my doll work in front of me.  Oh, where to start? Continue reading

Help! My Furga Girls need new eyelashes!

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Here is Sylvie, sans eye lashes (see the sad temporary lashes behind her).

If you like fashion dolls from the sixties, you are probably familiar with Alta Moda S Girls  produced by the Italian company Furga.  These elegant 17-inch tall beauties had fabulous wardrobes and accessories.  Their hair could be coiffed in fun styles and they all had very distinct eye lashes.  Some might find these lashes bizarre, but what ever your feelings about them, they are an important part of their unique charm.  These wonky lashes might have caused some consternation with the original owners of the dolls, because it is common to find a doll today with her lashes cut or removed.  But how do you replace those crazy, long, floss-like lashes? Continue reading