Thursday, December 20, 2007

issue number 10 is full of dolls

sometimes i need to go through my junk folders on both yahoo and google too see if the filters have gotten carried away and deleted some actual emails from friends and readers. one peice of spam i did check out (as i don't remember signing up for it) is the online magazine chic today.

i did spend a bit of time visiting the magazine's website and found one of the older issues - number 10 - is packed full of doll like motifs with a very doll-ish model on the cover. though hardly suprisingly it was the one on burlesque.

and more of the fantasy fashion spread is on the inside of the downloadable issue.

what caught me by surprise was that there's an actual makeup collection called 'doll face'! i'm not even making tenous connections here - its an actual set of products. i've not found the company's homepage (well i didn't look past page 1 of google search to be honest) but i did find this blog.

further into the digital magazine is coverage on burlesque with the inevitable shot of betty page and dita von tease. sadly the pussy cat dolls had more space than both of them and personally i don't see the connection.



WendyB said...

I love that cover!

Andre said...

The name doll-face has little to do with doll fetish per say. It's an old , mid-20th century expression of a pretty girl... "Whaddya say doll face!"

...hence the connection with 50's pin-up queen Bettie Paige, and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese. The Pussycat Dolls started as a burlesque troop and built their image upon that aesthetic.

All part of the product being marketed towards those into the retro thing.