Friday, April 18, 2008

Tips on Living the Vintage Lifestyle

The 1940s brought us some of the most fabulous paper dolls, and now we can capture the glamour and style of that era with the help of Amanda Hallay's how-to videos on YouTube. To get that classic 1940s victory roll hairstyle, check out Amanda's 1940s Hair in Under 5 Minutes video. Once your hair is styled to perfection and you're dressed in your heavily shoulder-padded floral print dress you can learn to prepare a perfect cocktail in Amanda's 1940s Classic Cocktail in Under 1 Minute video.

Daughter of paper doll artist and fashion expert, David Wolfe, Amanda works in the fashion industry as an editor and forecaster. She also lectures on the topics of fashion and culture.

Shown here, Betty Grable with her signature victory roll hairstyle in the 1943 reproduction paper doll known as the Victory set.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Paper doll paperwork

Now that Paperdoll Review Issue 42 is at the printer, I'm focusing on those to-do items I've been avoiding for weeks, and in some cases, months! In preparation for the four new books scheduled for August 2008, I've prepared new book forms and other marketing material for my distributor, Greenleaf Book Group. Another big project was to officially assign ISBN numbers to the book through Bowker, an online service for authors and publishers.

An even bigger project has been tackling the basement. To make space for future paper doll books, I cleared out a tall shelving unit filled with over-runs of full color paper doll inserts from OPDAG's Paper Doll Studio and Paperdoll Review covers. And what better way to get rid of the covers than give them to our customers! So while supplies last, we'll include a sampling of paper doll inserts and covers with each paper doll order.

Shown here, a lovely paper doll by Ralph Hodgdon for our hat-themed issue of Paper Doll Studio, summer 2002.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Paperdoll Review 42 at the Printer

The proof for Issue 42 just arrived from the printer and it's gorgeous! David Wolfe's pretty Andrew's Sisters cover art sets the tone for our informative feature article on World War II era fashions. I won't show the back cover yet... you'll have to wait for your issue to arrive to see the six outfits for the girls. The issues should be in the mail April 21, so subscribers will receive issues sometime late April-Early May. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Doris Day's Birthday

Today, from noon to 9 pm EST, will be have an all Doris Day to celebrate her birthday. Doris herself is listening and will call in along with many of her friends. You can listen on-line: It's just wonderful to hear those great Doris Day tunes and the nice messages from her friends and fans. Shown here, the 1952 paper doll reproduction from Paper Studio Press.