generic viagra delhi nexium capsules 40 mg buy dapoxetine usa cipla viagra price buy generic viagra from india check your credit score once a year for free tabletki glucophage 500 mg celebrex bleeding disorders order viagra overnight how to order a credit how to pull a credit report for a tenant doxycycline untuk gonore causas viagra suhagra 100 with free shipping consent for credit check form landlord clindamycin 300mg capsules for acne norstan inc pleasant prairie wi zip code zanaflex capsules coupon eritromicina prospect generic viagra that takes mastercard levetiracetam generic brand buspar anxiety dose cipla cialis online viagra pills to buy kamagranow voucher code lidocaine and prilocaine cream for burns no rx cialis in edmonton buy amoxicillin canada online order trazodone no prescription 200 mg phenergan buy cheap pfizer xalacom zoloft 12.5 mg anxiety nolvadex buy pct canadian cialis ordering cialis toronto cipro vs levaquin cost costco hours memorial day short term money lenders sydney cialis famous actor cymbalta 30 mg dose cipro pharma 250mg ems generico viagra realandmore.at loc:es cefixime trihydrate 200 mg pfizer viagra dosierung full coverage drugstore foundation government free equifax 3-bureau credit report and scores acnelyse retinol a cream free credit history and scores ed drugs for sale increasing lung capacity for running cialis 5 prezzo implicane pil perancang mercilon credit repair oilfield service business for sale propranolol causing headaches natart allegra canada minocycline non perscription contacts viagra facebook uk doxycycline hydrochloride 100 online bisoprolol fumarate 5mg tablets what they taken for buy keppra xr online allopurinol side effects kidney metformin 850 mg stada buy cipro prescription protonix without buy propecia 5mg online uk ontario viagra cost utah online pharmacies avodart dutasteride 0 5 mg credit cards used ways to repair bad credit international free consumer credit reports oxybutynin er 10mg side effects cheap price propecia clonidine hcl 0 1mg overnight delivery priligy overnight shipping duphaston 10mg uses walmart valtrex generic cialis daily dosage pharmacy price voltaren emulgel 100g como suspender strattera buy viagra generic canadian cipro lawsuits kamagra jelly 50mg clenbuterol side effects drug cheap payday advance online lenders cheap viagra 20 mg mupirocin 2 prozac price uk viagra 160 mg software development manager what are the ingredients in neurocet viagra discount coupons free instant online credit reports no credit card needed cheapest ed meds credit repair router templates letters where can i buy azithromycin buy viagra denmark procalisx scammer estradiol side effects treatment side effects of casodex bicalutamide cheap propecia australia cefixime trihydrate usp buy clomid vancouver buy nizoral without prescription rocket raccoon cosplay alli orlistat 120 mg levitra online cheap prescription for xenical ranbaxy labs new delhi celebrex related drugs piroxicam medication doctor noble drugs online drugstore prednisone 10mg dose pack prednisone 10mg treatment deep discount viagra australia levitra web prescriptions genuine levitra 20mg levamisole dosage for fish doxycycline hydrate uses levitra prices usa viagra licensed pharmacy metformin bilayer tablets naproxen side effects patients amitriptyline buy in uk nolvadex rx cialis 200mg fta augmentine online lisinopril rx 532 clomid 50 mg dosage aurochem india buy cialsis tylenol 3 codeine high best canadian pharmacy for viagra diflucan fluconazole 200 mg duloxetine 30mg credit expert cancel number metformin dosage information valtrex strengths lexapro prescription drug cialis 20 mg utilizzo where can i purchase prazosin overdose healthy men free credit report mags4cheap scam money back obestat no prescription priligy aus holland celebrex 100mg nebenwirkungen legitimate viagra online made in england viagra benazepril hydrochlorothiazide dosage canadian pharmacy abortion pills buy doxycycline pharmacy phenergan and pregnancy dosage where to buy alli diet pill available cheap pharmacy viagra cytotec pastillas genericas doxepin for sleep side effects what are the credit report companies viagra philippines sale black market prednisone celebrex 200 tabletas clomid 50 mg by balkan pharmaceuticals amoxicillin for cheap viagra pillen wirkung amaryllis belladonna pills valtrex for cold sores while pregnant buy cialis in israel nhs generic valtrex bula levitra 10mg credit credit score repair calculator rollbox 46321 fluconazole 150mg how long does it take to work how to pay auto loans off faster celebrex 100 mg beipackzettel quick cash loans without a job credit repair attorney in san antonio tx lasix continuous infusion 1 cialis generic viagra erexin capsules yohimbe fueleriacta buy viagra australia buy serm nolvadex renagel 800 mg doxycycline get you high levitra purchase generic how to get trazodone prescription diflucan no prescription canada no rx overnight to usa 2 mg estradiol triderm cream schering plough borderline personality lexapro about generic cialis is bactroban over the counter or prescription funginix prezzo cialis 20mg shqip buy glucophage usa metformin er 500mg weight loss lamictal buy online samonas therapeutic listening program metformin tablets uses viagra online canadian pharmacy scam canadian express phramcy robaxin dosage in dogs buy domperidone uk price cialis zealand lasuna garlic clove where can i buy antivirals wellbutrin mucus stool rumalaya oil buy lasix water pills cialis 40 mg portugues pattaya cialis buy anti money laundering search how long does foreclosure stay on credit report what is flomax medication tamsulosin india online pharmacy permite credit repair department of human services in nashville tn phentermine information where to buy cialis pro vs levitra generic cialis discount viagra uk other find free credit repair letters generic glucophage metformin fast viagra shipping usa easy faxless online payday advances free viagra samples australia order propecia 1 year clomid without shot alli orlistat wholesale 6lowest propecia price credit cards for loans with bad credit rating uk sitagliptin metformin india online viagra australia wellbutrin 100 mg weight loss ventolin without nizagara ingredients in beer kamagra kaufen rezeptfrei accutane 80 mg results lisinopril dosage 100mg cytotec united states chlamydia zithromax cost generic lexapro discussion orderpharma coupon clippers 200 mg viagra sale drospirenone estradiol clomid 50 mg buy uk fosamax uso generic viagra special detrol generic walmart prednisone robitussin viagra causes dependency phenergan tablets ingredients credit auto repair for dummies ebook pillendienst levitra buying viagra with no prescription use viagra pfizer purchase ciprofloxacin levitra 10 mg effetti viagra without prescriptions uk buy priligy dapoxetine uk genuine cialis uk baclofen high how many to get high leukocytoclastic vasculitis prednisone what is a line of credit from a bank buy tadacip in india healthpoint the little blue pill check my fico score free transunion free business credit repair software dosierung celebrex 200mg free online credit check report provigil medication modafinil mail order drugs from india use viagra benefits kamagra london delivery topamax for migraines and alcohol azithromycin online purchase caffeine side effects in men nexium 40 mg vo generic zestril lisinopril purchase retin a without a prescription zovirax tabs uses for glucophage 700 credit plus in houston online pharmacy prilosec how long does it take to get your credit score up zithromax 500mg dosage for std viagra generico guatemala regulator sees flaws in free credit score information wellbutrin us priligy plus cialis sofilex capsules vs tablets zithromax buy chlamydia propranolol la dosage for anxiety bactrim generic drug singapore cialis prescription phenergan causes drowsiness buspar effective dose erythromycin 250 mg adalah reliable site to buy cialis lisinopril lopressor together clomid babies canadian viagra and healthcare brand cialis no prescription buspar and irritability celebrex canada prices viagra uk fedex viagra online 150mg consumer credit ratings scale cialis 20 mg composizione cialis knockoff fertomid same as clomid clonidine 0.1 mg patch mircette generic form lisinopril 10 mg ms consigli uso viagra usos de la terramicina oftalmica cytotec side effects on fetus how is interest on cash advances calculated mouse doxycycline protocol minoxidil 5 solution walmartmirapex signs viagra use clomid pills use famvir side effects famciclovir 500mg generic lisinopril 3759 by requip online dopareel tablets 7 5 basketball nolvadex 5 mg viagra online ask generic of tetracycline how to buy clomiphene citrate how to get credit report how to get free credit report from all 3 bureaus tadalafil soft gel capsule pravachol lipitor study drugstore cowboy definition canadian generic viagra pharmacy strattera generic prescription prednisone cluster levitra brand ag guys cialis how to improve my credit score after bankruptcy where to buy cialis in uk viagra kaufen kamagra clomid 150mg twin cash loans with no checking account tetracycline pharmacy buspar xanax zithromax pills for dogs aron pharmacy levitra prednisone causing hyperthyroidism nexium over the counter cost lasilix where to buy non precription credit repair services albuquerque nm attorney credit repair the palm beach letter reviews cialis 20 mg halveren hysterographie sous clomid buspar street use request letter for h&r block instant money advance loan valtrex 1 gm price acnelyse review 360 medlineplus viagra where can we buy viagra cialisand viagra together romania viagra cost buy viagra 25 mg lasix diuretics costs viagra uk legal what is a charge off on credit report buspar mode daction nolvadex 20mg dosage pfizer viagra manufacturer paracetamol tablets cymbalta price costco total credit rating s&p green pill viagra buspar allergic reactions prednisone dosage 30 mg lexapro 5 mg success metformin hydrochloride side effects viagra generic cost dosage of ranitidine for infants levitra drug prescription prednisone cause strokes canadapharmacy .com levitra the best credit air conditioning repair in las vegas levitra apotheke austria what is my what is your credit score based on z pack uses micardis hct generic name eliza orlistat clomid et musculation buy lexapro from india chlamydia drugs online olanzapine 5mg buspar or zoloft free free government credit check report xds transunion free credit report online generic accutane china buspar erowid experience cara mengugurkan kandungan generic synthroid diarrhea reporting to credit bureaus tabletki cialis cena luvox cr patient assistance program lisinopril anhydrous online cash advance small loans no credit check viagra tablets the real thing vegetal vigra buy 500 mg lasix lasix injectable usa credit repair australia jobs 7 canadian medication ipharmacy reviews zoloft cause jitters on line pharmacy celebrex cialis eu online viagra cost real ranitidine zantac side effects valtrex walgreens price prevacid solutab generic viagra sales las vegas obetrol adderall and alcohol check credit rating uk postcodes viagra meds online in australia viagra 100 walmart price viagra milwaukee teachers lisinopril 6 mg best price for viagra 100mg secrets to help cialis work better antabuse rite aid levitra 20 mg n1 buy viagra ue bactrim and flushing levitra 20 mg wien doxycycline dispertablet 100mg buy kamagra next day delivery paypal advil plus viagra levitra 10mg schmelztabletten pacific care pharmacy online where can i buy cheap cymbalta credit loans reviews buy viagra in indonesia cialis philippines online we fix credit pty ltd bactrim pernicious anemia pfizer zoloft history augmentin buy no prescription cialis filmtabletten wirkung zoloft without depression finpecia from india online ciales ciales elavil side effects 10mg increasing lung capacity for running buspar dog dose glucovance generic name buy 5mg propecia requip medication for parkinsons disease cytotec 100 mg cialis profesional england cialis low price lisinopril hydrochlorothiazide 10 12.5mg new credit score information uk tadalafil online pharmacy erythromycin estolate tablets efeito viagra 25 mg priligy foglietto illustrativo buspar bruxism generic viagra taken effects wellbutrin fetus fucidin h cream 30g uk xerograx capsulas de moringa cardizem cd generic equivalent clomid online 50mg cialis comparison price accutane price with aetna insurance viagra generico chile ert viagra tablets cialis online international dalacin c 300mg clindamycin ornidazole drug mart bactrim cause neutropenia ivermectin for humans dosage canadian pharmacy brought by echeck strattera uses cheap premarin mail bactrim antibiotic infections levitra buy australia xanax side effects symptom viagra legal verkaufen avodart hair loss dutasteride propecia generic good 5mg cialis urinate apotheke cialis augmentin uk buy kamagra apcalis uk prednisone and pregnancy category atacand side effects taking consumer credit reporting industry scams credit repair myths & facts forest hills plavix 05 buy verapamilo online where can i purchase clonidine side buy levitra 250 online pakistan india viagra diclofenac pot 50 mg tablet used for generic wellbutrin price
Home Articles
Ode to Heavenly Heroines: Odette and Gabrielle are OOAK twists on classic characters.
“Odette” is Monica Reo’s latest variation on a beloved fairy-tale heroine. This 34-inch-tall doll celebrates the antics and adventures of Snow White. Also known as “Melodic Ode,” the character has gorgeous features and costuming.
Her gown is a hooded-cape creation in silver silk and trims, silver embroidered plum organdy and taffeta, with lavender silver flowered silk and purple beads.
The doll has a sophisticated look to her face and hairstyling. Can’t you imagine a Golden Age of Hollywood star, like Jean Simmons, embodying the role of Odette?
“Snow White and the Huntsman” has attained a cult following the world over, as evidenced in this French poster for the edge-of-one’s-seat thriller.
In 1998’s “Ever After,” a beauteous 23-year-old Drew Barrymore gave a feminist bent to the role of Cinderella.
In the retelling of the “Cinderella” fable, “Ever After” offers a prince and a would-be princess who are on equal footing—pardon the pun!
Monica Reo made the doll Gabrielle’s slippers based upon the shoes of Drew Barrymore’s Danielle character.
From head to toe, Gabrielle is Monica Reo’s refashioning of Cinderella/Danielle.
Drew Barrymore assumes the role of a moral, philosophical, smart fairy-tale heroine. She is every inch a fahion plate.
Gabrielle is a salute to Cinderella from Monica Reo’s fertile imagination.
“Odette” is Monica Reo’s latest variation on a beloved fairy-tale heroine. This 34-inch-tall doll celebrates the antics and adventures of Snow White. Also known as “Melodic Ode,” the character has gorgeous features and costuming.
01/10 
start stop bwd fwd

Frank Sinatra crooned it best: “Fairy tales can come true/they can happen to you/if you’re young at heart.” I certainly believe that lyric, and I know that doll artist Monica Reo is a big fan as well. (http://creationsinporcelain.com/)

Recently Monica wrote to me about one of her new dolls. For several years now, she’s been tackling the classic heroines of children’s literature, but she’s been imbuing them with a level of maturity and costume sophistication.

The newest of her “Fairy Tales: All Grown Up” dolls is a breathtaking version of Snow White. What’s so great about this depiction of the raven-haired, fair-skinned beauty is that Monica gives this animated warbler an alternate identity: complete with new name, new togs, and a bold, passionate personality.

In Monica’s refashioning, Snow White is known as Odette, or “Melodic Ode.” Because she is famous for her crooning with wildlife and a bevy of devoted dwarves, the princess-in-disguise is known by the moniker of Odette.

Keeping consistent with the storybook tale and the classic Disney musical, an “insidious apple” is included in the vignette!

Monica Reo is a huge fan of opera and of classic Hollywood movies. It’s always fun to see how she mates these two components together. In this variation of Snow White, can’t you just see Gene Tierney or Vivien Leigh or Jean Simmons in the part? I can certainly envision one of those dark-tressed actresses from Hollywood’s Golden Age wearing the mantle of Odette? Can’t you?

Always looking for inspiration in books and in films, Monica watched “Snow White and the Huntsman,” but found it to be a tad too terrifying for her musing. The artist confides that “Ever After” is more her cup of tea!

I have to admit that I am partial to that Drew Barrymore flick as well. In fact, my sister, who is rather hard to please when it comes to movies, can watch that film whenever she needs a quick way to be cheered up.

Monica recently wrote to me that “Ever After” is also her go-to film for “spirit lifting.” That 1998 film stars a luminescent Drew Barrymore as a feisty, bright, eloquent, and brave heroine named Danielle. Set in the Renaissance, the plot unfolds in France and is tinged with historical allusions and references to real-life philosophers, artists, politicians, and royalty. (Leonardo da Vinci has a remarkable role in the narrative!)

It’s a clever, well-written twist on the Cinderella fable, which we all think we know by heart. This version of the “little cinder girl” is equal parts feminist and feminine. It shows that a woman can be both headstrong and smart, and beautiful and kind.

Inspired by the message of that movie, Monica Reo made her first grown-up fairy-tale heroine. It was inspired by Barrymore’s portrayal of Danielle, but Monica named her doll Gabrielle.

Talk about a “happy ending,” the Gabrielle doll ended up being bought by an aficionado who only collects Cinderella dolls. She reigns there as one of the queens of the roost!

Fairy tales are a great escape for all ages: especially when the news of the world can be so despondent and confusing. It’s always satisfying to find a moment in the day when you can unwind and disconnect from reality.

Of course, I’m not advocating flitting through life with earbuds on and blinkers. We all have to be aware of what is going on in the world today, but there is such a thing as knowing too much.

One of my pleasures is current events, and I am a bona fide news junkie. However, even I need to wean myself away from all of the breaking news and relentless headlines.

That’s why I’m glad there are movies like “Ever After” to be rented or caught on cable. And, certainly, I’m overjoyed that TCM (Turner Classic Movies) is part of my basic-cable package. I couldn’t make it through a summer without some of their momentous movie marathons.

Most of all, I am delighted that doll artists, like Monica Reo, continue to explore well-loved and well-regarded themes. They make dolls that key into the stories and fairy tales that accompanied our childhoods. But they also tweak these characters and tailor them to our adult sensibilities and palates.

Just like Sinatra said, “fairy tales can come true,” and collecting a doll that celebrates them keeps us young and wise at heart!

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (3)

Subscribe to this comment's feed
...

Auto Parts in Canada at AutoPartsWAY.ca. Auto Parts WAY Canada offers the largest selection of OEM and Aftermarket Auto Parts in Canada.
canadian car parts
canadaauto , January 18, 2015 | url
...
Jean Simmons does look like a doll. Was a doll ever made of her?
Beverly , July 19, 2013
...
I LOVE the idea of Jean Simmons playing Snow White. That would have been an incredible performance.
Linda , July 16, 2013

Write comment

smaller | bigger

busy
 

Latest Articles from News & Notes

Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

The Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon one recipient per year. This award was created in 2002 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the teddy bear, with the first recipient being Steiff, a German-based plush toy company known for its high quality and prices.

The Lifetime Achievement recipient must be or have been involved in some aspect of the doll and/or teddy bear field for a minimum of 25 years. The recipient may be an individual, partnership, corporation, company, author, artist, marketer, historian or any other industry professional. Lifetime Achievement Award nominations may be made by previous recipients or members of the LAA committee.

To qualify as a nominee, entrants must meet the following criteria:

  • Been active in the doll or bear field a minimum of 25 years.
  • Maintained or increased the quality of reputation and product or service provided since inception.
  • Served the industry with integrity, honesty, reliability
  • Received a majority of the votes from previous recipients.

The Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented to the following individuals and companies since its inception:

2002 Steiff
2003 Hildegard Gunzel
2004 Alexander Doll Company
2005 R. John Wright
2006 Wendy Lawton
2007 Virginia Turner
2008 Toy Shoppe
2009 no award presented
2010 Helen Kish
2011 no award presented
2012 Maggie Iacono
2013 Heidi Plusczok
2014 Jack Johnston

 

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

BLACKALL ASSOCIATES INC. 
ANNOUNCING Winner of the Summer Heat Photo Contest

August 8, 2014 - Blackall Associates Inc. is proud to announce the winner of its Summer Heat Photo Contest. The contest drew entries from around the world. Masterpiece Doll collectors sent in a special photo showing how their Masterpiece Dolls were enjoying the summer heat. 

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (2)

...
i have very old magazines need to sell them before something happens to them
margie , December 20, 2014
...
i really like all the barbie balack dress, can i ask question can i buy this, because its all out in the market now here in the philippines, can you help me please im a big fan of thiss dolls
mark christian paul l. carigma , December 16, 2014 | url

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
The Chicago Toy Show

You haven’t seen a toy show until you’ve seen this one. Six buildings! Over six hundred exhibitors! Exclusively toys and dolls and children’s playthings on display everywhere! This is the show everyone always says they intend to visit, and now is the time to do just that. Collectors say the Chicago Toy Show really is the largest in the entire world. They are correct. Collectors say they find toys at this show that are never seen anywhere else. Correct again.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
Konnichiwa and Grüezi - 150 years of Japan and Switzerland

19 April 2014 – 5 October 2014

A special exhibition will take place at the Toy Worlds Museum Basle to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Japanese-Swiss diplomacy and friendship.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...
Zeenie Dollz - Animated Webisode

Zeenie Dollz is a fun and fashionable eco-friendly doll line that teaches girls green ideals, sustainability, and eco-responsibility.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (0)

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Read more...