Friday, December 31, 2010


And a very special thank you for all your support in 2010!

May you have good health, much wealth, and supreme happiness playing with your dolls in 2011!!

Hold on to your hats in the New Year - we'll be taking you on a Fast Road to Fashion - watch for the kick off next week with our Fantasy Meets Couture Challenge!!  All will be able to vote, but only those who sign up for our FTK list will be eligible for prizes - sign up by clicking here!!

If you are looking to take the plunge in 2011 and open your own shop we welcome anyone who already has a website, AND we are still giving our free lessons for those who have yet to build their website, just contact our Manager!  

Friday, December 10, 2010

Merry Whatever You Celebrate........

...and a Happy New Year!

I have to admit I'm far from being politically correct; I  love the winter holidays no matter what they are called!

At every age I have reached through my life some new, wonderful experience has been added to my memory cache. My travels have taken me from the cold winter blasts of Virgina where I would harvest and sell mistletoe as a teenager to the sometimes summer-like temperatures in the winter of my present, southern Texas home. But no matter where I have been, sharing holiday greetings with the people who are important to me has always been a big part of celebrating the holiday season!

Here at Couture Doll Shops we value our clients and followers. We appreciate it each and every time you shop with one of our merchants just as much as we appreciate our followers who spread the word about us, and vote or give comments when we ask for them. So, from Couture Doll Shops itself, we send out a very special Happy Holiday greeting and also wish you a Prosperous New Year!!

Also, some of our shop owners who have Holiday or Winter items available have pitched in to help us salute you as well as show you an item appropriate to the season you may. find in their shops. So, let's go -- on with the greetings!!

The white feather wig sets the tone for this Frosty Fashion!  Add the details of the lace choker, crystal accented wrap for a high fashion look, or play it down to just a pretty party dress!

Either way, your Monogram will look her festive best this holiday season!  We specialize in beautiful things for beautiful doll divas!

The Olive Martini Bar is proud to serve the very best in champagnes. And your name will look devine on our free personalized label on your bottle!!

Whether you are needing custom cast bottles, champagne flutes for parties, or a complete champagne tray set, we can oblige. Standard or larger scale cocktails are available for the size doll you have - and it may not be too late to commission a customized miniature or even an OOAK creation. Contact this proprietor for all your party needs today! 

The Original Olive Martini Bar

This may or may not be a different take...for you... on Winter with an outfit aptly titled Black and Gray Winters seems quite appropriate to those of us who collect and love Ms. Ellowyne and her friends!

Winter melancholy weather brings Ellowyne and friends dressing down for the Holidays. She can be found wearing her Winter black and gray that reminds her of the gloomy winter clouds and  rain,.  It is, indeed, a Winter outfit that is most appropriate for both writing poems and wrapping presents in front the fire!.
Celebrate the holidays with one of these chic and festive cocktail dresses!

Black net lace with taupe embroidery is paired with silk dupioni in your choice of purple, black or green.  This is an ultra limited fashion, and is available for most 12" size fashion dolls.

This year pull out all the stops with this  Iced Daggers Necklace/Choker!

Hand-crafted of Swarovski Crystals and Clear Glass Daggers, this Choker will stop them in their tracks!  And don't worry about losing it as it comes with a secure Hook and eye clasp. 

Top off your fashion-forward 16" Fashion Doll's new gala outfit with this very appropriate neck jewelry.

The tree has been sprayed black and the ornaments are hand made “jewels” in crystal and various tones of purple and red. (It would look great in  a “Goth” style Christmas diorama.)  The tree skirt is a rainbow of colors with a dominant emphasis on the purple tones.  The print has an emphasis on cats, but also includes sun, moon, and  stars, some parrots, and lots of colorful wrapped packages.  

The dress is purple holographic lame’ with black beaded Alencon lace trim.  It has a center back invisible style zipper and has white underlining.

LaPetite Fashion Promenade

 Red cotton print with candy canes makes up this adorable dress.  Topped off with a 100% green wool felt hooded jacket with embroided rick rack trim; available for Bitty Bethany and Riley.
This shop owner loves little girl dolls so there are several lovely offerings for them at any time, including some specifically for bjd littles! Right now there is also a charming girngerbread outfit!! But rest assured, there is always something available for your bigger dolls too.

The Butterfly's Wing 

Special Holiday Edition Sasha is the first introduction of the Character Sasha, a very special doll indeed.  Made of the same fine JAMIEshow Resin, with a fully articulated (19 points) strung body, she is the first BJD to come with ROOTED HAIR!

Sasha comes with a rooted head cap, so you can style, comb and design her hair, or you can change her rooted head cap to a smooth cap (both caps included) so she can wear any of our fabulous JAMIEshow wigs.

She comes dressed in a fabulous Red Silk dress right off the runway, with No Heel Leather Boots, Hose, and an incredible little Faberge Resin Egg purse, which opens to reveal a mirror compact with eyeshadow.
Sasha had brown lustrous hair and brown eyes and is adorned with brown and gold eyeshadow.    She is avaiable with 2 mouth options; closed or open - you'll select one when placing your special order for this doll. Doll also includes stand. Limited Edition of 50 pcs Worldwide; begins shipping 12/16/2010.

Angelic Dreamz

"Dance with me" she says.  What gentleman wouldn't want to dance with Ellowyne in this stunning new silk gown designed especially for her?  This lavish ball gown pattern features fitted princess bodice and full flowing skirt with optional gathered ruffle at the hem and a back zipper closure.

It is a design for Ellowyne by Gary Fletcher that is also available in sizes for the 22" American Model, DeeAnna Denton, and the Cami/Antoinette dolls.

A scarlet red silk dupioni was used.  Facing the bodice pieces is suggested with lightweight woven fusible interfacing.  The gathered ruffle at the hem is created using the same fabric and a ruffle foot.  Using a gathering foot creates perfect gathers.   Notions are available as well as the pattern.

Designs by Jude

Christmas Cheer Chic is a custom designed OOAK outfit for SD dolls. This outfit includes dress, bra, necklace, hat, and wings.

This is the kind of haute clothing fit for your angel!  The dress is made from red velvet, faux leather, lots of white lace, and tulle underskirt with red lace.

Golden has a full repaint and reroot in gold with gold sparkling threads.  She has a removable costume, shoes,  and a present for her new home!  She's available now as are her friends.

Her friends include a very Victorian girl named Burgandy who has a full reroot, a hat, and a lovely ensemble.  There's also Holly Day who is dressed so sweet - yes, this is THE place on CDS for all your Kelly needs, and there's even a Holiday section!!

Wreath and other holiday jewelry sets are ready for your holiday wearing or gifting!
Necklace is a handmade chain of gold metallic, and square sequins are connected with gold plated jump rings.  The beadiing is glass, foil lined, red and green seed beads on gold plated hoops.

The earrings are beaded to match.  The clasp is an "S" hook designed for safe wearing.

Mike's Creations

A Holly Jolly Holiday is a stunning flesh colored dupioni silk tea length gown with a black sequined lace overlay and a holly leaf and berries design on the bodice.

This newest design from this shop is sure to delight any Holiday Party goer.   However, this one was made specifically for the smaller (11.5-12") doll divas.

This red velvet is lined in a butter-soft cream fabric to create this luscious holiday gown!  A pattern from Gary
Fletcher’s 2008 holiday collection was used.

This pattern features a scrunched bodice and straps that cross and snap in the back. The skirt has 7 gores and is hemmed with a sheer, sparkly red tulle fabric just right for those holiday parties. A tiny scrollwork pattern dances around the hem! This will fit most Tyler-type dolls.

Chandra is the model and is for sale separately as a Tonner Shinyuu Repaint who has experienced a complete makeover in a smoke-free studio. Her original paint was carefully removed and new features were handpainted with artist grade acrylics. All paint was sealed with UV protective sealer.

I better scurry off now - lots of eggnog drinking, shopping, and human as well as dolly doings to get done!  But please know just because everyone didn't get a chance to do a holiday or winter offering,  each and every one of the shop owners of CDS think YOU are important enough for a holiday salute.

We're blowing you a kiss and sending good holiday vibes that all you do will be special - and especially fun!  We all hope you'll visit us when you have time, and that all your dolls will be dressed wonderfully for 2011.

May you sincerely have a wonderful Holiday Season and may you be Happy and Healthy in the New Year!!