Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Living Dolls

Hanging out with Andrew and the Lanvin bombshell doll, who's looking very much like Brigitte Bardot in Le Mepris

Yesterday evening, Jimmy and I stopped by Envoy Enterprises to celebrate the latest issue of Block Magazine, featuring our friend Andrew Yang's couture-clad Kouklitas. Only a year ago, we were celebrating the launch of Andrew's doll line with an intimate gathering of friends at a tiny Soho boutique, so it was a pleasant surprise to arrive to a completely packed gallery filled with strangers. I'm so happy for Andrew, who is now able to support himself off the dolls, and even has an extremely exciting upcoming project for next fashion week (I won't disclose it here, but it the biggest names in the industry are behind it). He'll be working nonstop for the next few months, and I've already promised to help out with doll jewelry and knits, in exchange for a doll of course.

My dear friend Gabriella Loeb was also in attendance after flying in from Sweden, where she's starting her clothing line, and was modeling one of her stunning new dresses. I've already written about her incredibly meticulous craftsmanship, and Andrew's favorite doll, Snejana (the original Kouklita prototype), was even wearing one of her dresses. It's so inspiring to be surrounded by such creative, talented friends, and whenever I have the inevitable case of shoe/bag/dress envy, which is particularly heightened by fashion week, I'm always reminded by those around me that the most special and unique things are the ones you make yourself.

Gabbi wearing a dress of her own design, made out of vintage fabric she found in Sweden, with a necklace and shoes from Chanel

My personal favorite, the Proenza Schouler doll. Andrew colored her Mongolian lambswool hair with magic marker to create that dip-dyed effect!

The pouty Rick Owens doll reminds us of Angelina Jolie

Andrew's personal favorite, the Ann Demeulemeester doll

Hanging out with Andrew's first doll, Snejana, who just had a facelift (she's had one too many kisses) and was wearing one of Gabbi's designs

Six Six Sick dress, H&M skirt, Lanvin boots, Coven belt, Urban Outfitters tights, tiara of my own design, Miu Miu bracelet, Iosselliani ring


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Lucinda said...

I quite like your dress. Have you ever thought about venturing into clothing design?


Lani Love said...

i'm bummed i didn't make it out! but i'm glad the event went well.

and tell your friend her dress with the vtg fabric is amaaazing!

TobyOliverDean said...

LOOOOVE your outfit.

daisy kate said...

I love the dolls! :) check out my blog if you get a minuite :) www.dazedyoungmess.blogspot.com

Insomnia said...

These dolls are so amazing!!

Charles said...

gorgeous tiara! i love it :)
and the feather skirt on the doll is really stunning as well!
great post.

Leia said...

Love the dolls!

xx Leia - thehifashionsite.com

alixrose said...

The tiara is amazingly awesome. I would wear it everyday.. love it!
Those dolls are fashionably awesome. I can't pick which doll I like better, they're all so individual.

Tiffany said...

Love the dolls and your outfit.

sarah said...

funny how i immediately want to hold the dolls. i guess you can't take the 5-year-old out of the girl...
your headband is killer!

vint junky said...

Love your outfit and the handmade dress from vintage fabric...beautiful!