DOLLS - 3

Item# 106. Willow and Daisy Outfit "Captain's Table". $36.00. Signed

Note: The vinyl Daisy and Willow dolls and outfits of the late 90’s were produced by the LL Knickerbocker company but designed and created by Doug James and Laura Meisner.

Description: With the Willow and Daisy outfit "Captain's table" the dress is 100% silk as is her tie.

Doug’s Comments: The Willow and Daisy outfits range from the creative and fanciful to what some may refer to as “whacky” in a fun way. Regardless, they were a delight to work on.









Item# 107. Willow and Daisy Outfit "Lady Bug Concert". $29.00 Signed

Note: The vinyl Daisy and Willow dolls and outfits of the late 90’s were produced by the LL Knickerbocker company but designed and created by Doug James and Laura Meisner.

Description: The Willow and Daisy “Lady Bug Concert” outfit is from the very first year of Willow and Daisy. We fought to use the best fabrics and to include detailed and imaginative accessories.

Doug’s Comments: The Willow and Daisy outfits range from the creative and fanciful to what some may refer to as “whacky” in a fun way. Regardless, they were a delight to work on.





Doug James’ Private Doll Collection

Item# 122. Cissy “Milan” by Madam Alexander. $125.00 SOLD

Doug’s Comment: The Cissy "Milan" doll is from Madam Alexander's 1998 collection. The theme was exotic cities all over the world so this Cissy is incredibly lavish.


She is complete with her large brown fur trimmed hat (not shown) but the most interesting thing about her is that she is the very first one of her edition. Her certificate is marked 0001. She was personally given to me by one of the heads of Madam Alexander as a partial payment for work I had done for them.







Item #123. “Manhattan Gothic” Cissy. Prototype. $145.00 SOLD

Doug’s Comment: [A note: Doug also designed for Madam Alexander.] This is my original hand made prototype for the “Manhattan Gothic” Cissy doll. She has black hose with the shoe bottoms attached to the hose, black silk capri pants (two pair and I can't remember why!) an over skirt that is split up the side front, lined with iridescent teal silk and embroidered with irregular circle shapes.


Her bodice is black leatherette with the same embroidery. She wears a heavy black lace coat over all with an elaborate black jet necklace and earrings. She comes with the stand she was shown on at Toy Fair with her retail price. This was my very first design experience with Madam Alexander. I'm pretty sure that they thought she was too extreme and only showed her at Toy Fair to be polite. They were very surprised at the end when we handed them the list of orders.





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Item# 118. Daisy in Supper With Friends. Sample with bending knees. Signed. $195.00 SOLD

Note: The vinyl Daisy and Willow dolls and outfits of the late 90’s were produced by the LL Knickerbocker company but designed and created by Doug James and Laura Meisner.

Doug’s Comment:

From the very beginning we wanted Willow and Daisy to, at the least, have bending knees. We were told the production dolls would have them but when the first line came out, they weren't there. We found out later that the company didn't want to spend the extra money to develop the knee and put it into production. I'm sure no one remembers but one of our very first promotional photos of Daisy in the red Trafalgar Square outfit and Willow in Autumn Colors shows Willow seated, bent knee'd, on a cut out of a scooter. I had rigged Willow's knees to have the bent knee look we had been promised would come. We kept pushing for the bending knees and elbows (I always felt full jointing was the goal) and finally the factory worked on a bending knee. We received just one sample before the company announced it's restructuring and this Daisy is that sample. As far as I know it's the only one that exists! The thing that's frustrating is that the knee joint is quite nice, it's very smooth and works really well.



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Item# 120. Gene outfit “Rain Song”. Signed certificate. $9.00

A note: Doug also designed for the “Gene” doll. Especially early on. This is one of his outfits.
 

Doug’s Comment: The Gene outfit “Rain Song” has the pink rain coat, the grey gloves, the grey rain shoe covers, the newspaper, the signed certificate and a pair of sample Gene shoes.