I'm currently occupied getting a submission ready for FDQ.
There is an interesting, charitable function in the works and the best way to describe it is to copy here a letter from Joanne Canapini who handles PR at the Tonner Doll Company.
Hi there Terri!My name is Joanne and I handle PR at the Tonner Doll Company. We’ve met at many an event at the Tonner Company Store and Factory Sales over the years – I’m the gal with short dark hair :D We are big fans of your blog, and you’ve been a great supporter of what we do, so I wanted to take the time and reach out to you because we have some super exciting stuff going on that you might want to cover!We’re currently in the middle of a major partnership with Warner Bros. and Habitat for Humanity on a thrilling design program called The Leading Ladies of The Wizard of Oz, in celebration of the 75th anniversary (the anniversary of the actual premiere is actually this Friday, though we have been celebrating all year long!). Here’s a little background:Twenty of the world’s top fashion, costume and accessories designers have reinterpreteddoll-sized couture versions for “The Leading Ladies of The Wizard of Oz” design program in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the classic film and in support of Warner Bros. and Habitat for Humanity’s “There’s No Place Like Home” campaign, supporting Habitat for Humanity’s work to create decent, safe and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.Each designer has created a unique makeover from head to toe, featuring hand-crafted outfits, dramatic hairstyles and makeup, and perfectly petite footwear for “The Leading Ladies of The Wizard of Oz.” The full collection of Tonner Dolls, starring Dorothy, Glinda the Good Witch, and The Wicked Witch of the West will be unveiled at The Museum at FIT in New York, September 4-10, after which the collection will be showcased at the flagship Bloomingdales location on 59th and Lexington from September 12 - October 9.The Tonner dolls that the designers have used for their creations are the 22” American Models – and they are stunning!
Top: Betsy Johnson
Bottom: Chris Benz
Stay tuned for more pictures of the dolls along with some of the backstory.