The Emilia Couture Contest

A contest was held earlier this year by Emilia Niemen. It ended on March 16th.
The rules were:
"Take a doll box, tie in your favourite doll and fashion to build your dream giftset. Just pile in everything you ever wanted and feel free to use Photoshop or other means to enhance the looks and colours of your dream doll set. The doll, box and fashions can be any size or brand....The doll must be photographed in the box wearing one of the outfits..."

 The grand prize was this fabulous "Ants" outfit.

All entries were posted to a special group Emilia created on Flickr.

The winner of the contest was Micheal Jarvis aka monkeyhaircutter with this amazing gift set consisting of two men dressed for their wedding. The accessories included a three-tier wedding cake, a bottle of champagne and two fluted glasses, a bottle of liquor and luggage. Their clothes included lounge and pool wear in addition to their formal wear. The case is from an earlier Fashion Royalty gift set. Everything is arranged in a appealing way. If Integrity produced a set like this it would fly off the shelves faster than a New York minute!

First runner-up was Laura/LA with this wonderful gift set consisting of a dressed Agnes, two additional fashions and a furnished wall! WOW! I love the way Laura color coordinated the fashions by using red and black throughout. The fireplace, framed paintings and crystal chandelier could make a backdrop for photography. What a great idea for a gift set.

Second runner-up was Dollster for a stunningly arranged grouping of HJ Couture fashions and dressed doll in lacy lingerie. She is presented in one of the "Atelier" gift set boxes that we don't see anymore. Wonderful!

A special "Out-of-the-box-thinking" award was presented to OddMod for her very clever and amusing Glinda-The Jeti Hunter gift set. This really cracked me up. It was adorable and so very creative.

I felt joy and pleasure looking at the entries because they show how people are playing with and loving their dolls. This was very special!

I was planning to post only the winning entries but I feel like they are all winners. The dolls and fashions are gorgeous. I don't know how Emilia was able to whittle down her choices. I would love to have each and every one of these sets for my own as I bet other collectors would, too.

You can click on each picture to enlarge it.


  1. Outstanding works of doll art! Wonderful article. Thank you for sharing the results of this fine contest. Bravo!!!

  2. Wow, those are all amazing! Congratulations to the winners, but I agree with you, Huntress, that they're all winners!

    Wenchie xoxo

  3. Wow! These are so great! I would love any one of these amazing sets. Don't you just love the passion and creativity of doll collectors! Amazing coverage too, Ms. G.

    1. They are incredibly impressive. I loved all of them.

  4. While I love the winning entry, it's kind of disappointing to see virtually all the product featured is FR. Where were the other collectors? Tonner, Barbie, Gene, Sybs?. Sigh.


  5. Hosting a doll couture contest is a nice idea! I think everybody deserves to win, because everyone did a great job!

  6. What wonderful sets and ideas!!!! Terri, who is the hottie in the white trunks (last set)? I'd collect him for sure!!!!

  7. The are all so awesome! I even love the antique doll, what a great contrast...