Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Something's Got To Give with Gene



I have always thought this fur-trimmed ensemble from the unfinished Marilyn Monroe film "Something's Got To Give" was ultra chic. When Diane Wagner agreed to recreate it for me, I was so excited to have Gene model it that I did a quick photo session. I was not so excited about the result. The photos just seemed lackluster.

Enter Kathy Johnson, hairstylist supreme.

She spruced up the same wig and voila, Gene has got her oomph back. The added diamond pin didn't hurt, either.



Her feet were tired from posing so she had to sit down.



Wearing a new Jamieshow wig called The Hutton which was a prize I received from the AWESOME Studio Commissary!:



The fur hat that goes with this ensemble looks much better with a less poofy hairdo:



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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Pioneer Women



In Season 1, episode 25 of "I Love Lucy" titled "Pioneer Women," Lucy and Ethel revolt against housework and want modern conveniences, specifically a dishwasher. Their husbands refuse, betting that they can survive longer than the girls without using anything invented after 1900, including electricity. The Franklin Mint released an outfit representing the checkered shirt, jeans, and apron that Lucille Ball wore during this episode.



The highlight of the episode is when Lucy attempts to bake a loaf of bread from scratch, using 13 cakes of yeast instead of the 3 that the recipe calls for.



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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy July 4th from J'Adore!



No other Gene Marshall outfit is quite so perfect for July 4th as Stand Up and Cheer by Dolly Cipolla.



This circa 1944 costume released in 1999 also came with a festive "noisemaker."



J'Adore does a wonderful job modeling this holiday ensemble. Happy 4th to all!

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Midnight Gamble: Who Wears It Better?



1998's Midnight Gamble is a beautiful circa 1953 outfit by Doug James. The beaded jacket reminds me of Judy Garland, who often wore similar garments for her concerts.

The dress underneath does very well on its own. Here, Gene raises an arm to her fans.



These first three photos show the original doll paired with this outfit.



Using one of the new wig caps from the Le Jazz Hot Convention in Chicago, J'Adore Gene steals the outfit from her Ashton Drake counterpart.



So who do you think wears it better? J'Adore seems ready challenge you if you choose otherwise!



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