Fashion by Matisse and Madra's Dogs

I've known Brenda Visaya since the beginning of my Fashion Royalty collecting days. Her fashions were always perfect. Seriously, this is doll costuming at it's best. Everything arrives perfectly sewn, ironed and packaged. They are hard to get because once Brenda lists something available, the flock descends on Etsy. I shouldn't even post this here but I have to give credit to this extremely talented designer who goes by the name Matisse.
Gene (IT's vinyl version) is posing with Madra's Dogs.

This is a good eBay story:
I love the Ashton Drake Gene Marshall accessories such as the furniture, lamps and such. The dogs were on my want list but they were always priced in the $150. range and I do draw the line somewhere. The other day I saw them posted for $75. or Best Offer. Just for the heck of it, I offered $50. I did not think the seller would accept. He did. Yay. They arrived yesterday, as described, in perfect NRFB condition.
Compared to Gene's little faux fur dogs called Dottie and Dashiell ("Out For A Stroll") they are fabulous.


  1. Hello Terri, I never commented before, but I like your blog very much. I agree, the Matisse fashions are perfection, she is very talented! Congratulations with the dogs, I also would love to own them, they are on my list for many years now. They remind me of 1930s art deco statues a bit. Great post! Linda

  2. Dogs for dolls are something I can't resist for some reason. I particularly like the Barbie doll outfits that come with dogs, and I did recently purchase Gene's Scotties. So cute! The Madra dogs have a different look and feel to them. I wasn't sure about it at first, but they are growing on me. They are more formal and regal, which would be a nice change of pace. Thank you for sharing!