|Dishing About Dolls: Celebs let their hair down and their doll opinions fly!|
Oscar winner and extraordinary dancer, Ginger Rogers had her career and costumes immortalized as a paper doll book.
I love to talk! Even beyond that, I love to read, browse the Internet, and discover really intriguing sound bites. With everything circulating on the Web these days, it seems as if quotes should be termed “babble bytes” because everyone’s thoughts—whether they are kilobytes or megabytes in length—will be borrowed, circulated, and blogged about.
Celebrities do tons of interviews, write lots of memoirs, pen self-help tomes, and chat up a storm—either on their own or through the help of a really good publicist (or even ghost writer).
With all the hands-on grooming and professionally primped garbing that the stars go through—male and female alike—it’s not surprising that the notion of being like a doll pops up so frequently. Here, then, are some pretty eye-opening confessions regarding dolls, dreams, and doing one’s own thing—when their agent gives the green light.
Hope you like these limited-edition “babble bytes.”
“The ugly duckling is a misunderstood universal myth. It’s not about turning into a blond Barbie doll or becoming what you dream of being. It’s about self-revelation—becoming who you really are.”
“I traveled with my mother, Lela, and there was never enough money. I always had to roll down my silk stockings and carry a doll when we bought train tickets so I could go half-fare! If we had $3, we always figured how to tip for the trunks and still eat!”
“I do myself up kind of like a doll. I have a doll collection and I look at their outfits and kind of imitate them.”
“I love looking like a doll and all that stuff, like playing dress up, but when I’m home, sweatpants and T-shirt. When I’m in the studio, sweats and a tee.”
“I don’t think I’m alone when I say, I’d love to have a doll of Heidi Klum. What would I do with it? I can’t say. . . .”
“I was honored and humbled when a doll was made of me. I hope my doll can inspire little girls to dream big and to do more with their futures! Fairy tales can come true for you. Just don’t be so fast to think the villain always wears a black hat or a black cape.”
“You’re like 22 girls in one/And none of them know what they’re running from/Was it just too far to fall for a little paper doll?”
“Being made into a bear or a doll is strange, but you come to accept it. I look at our dolls and bears and I think, Our stomachs should be pressed and a voice would say, ‘I love Justin Bieber!’”
“There’s nobody else that can double me, except for a doll!”
“People thought I was this doll that came to life, so I would have different people just treating me very strangely, as far as I was concerned. They wanted to see if I was real.”
“I knew I wanted to have a doll of myself on the cover. I thought, ‘I wanna see myself as a Ken doll.’”
“Being married is kind of like being a Ken doll; you don’t get to dress yourself anymore.”
“In a way, he made me think of a child doll, with brilliant faintly red-brown glass eyes—a doll that had been found in an attic. I wanted to polish him with kisses, clean him up, make him even more radiant than he was.”
“I never thought I’d say this, but I think I’m turning into a rag doll. When the stylists and the hairstylists come at me, I just go limp. If they want to put lipstick on me, I just pout for them. I’m a living, breathing doll.”
“I enjoy getting dressed as a Barbie doll. What red-blooded American gal would?”
“Well, I ain’t never been the Barbie doll type.”
“These days, a woman is supposed to have a Caucasian’s blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a button nose, tan skin that is flawless, the hips of a 9-year-old boy, Michelle Obama’s arms, and Barbie’s breasts. The only person who has come close to achieving this is Kim Kardashian—who, as we know, was designed by Russian scientists to defeat our Olympic athletes.”
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The 2015 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Industry’s Choice winners (DAEs, also called the Diamond Awards) were announced at the International Doll & Teddy Bear Show in Asheville, N.C., June 6. The Industry's Choice winners will go on to become the nominee's in the Public's Choice voting, set to begin in late June.
Without further ado, here are the winners of this year's Industry's Choice Diamond Awards!
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:
The Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented to the following individuals and companies since its inception:
2003 Hildegard Gunzel
2004 Alexander Doll Company
2005 R. John Wright
2006 Wendy Lawton
2007 Virginia Turner
2008 Toy Shoppe
2010 Helen Kish
2012 Maggie Iacono
2013 Heidi Plusczok
2014 Jack Johnston
2015 Kaye Wiggs
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.
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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.