Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Goodbye New York

Many times with Gene, I'll like the outfit, but really be even more excited about some of the cool accessories. Such is the case with “Goodbye New York.” Set in 1941, this Doug James designed outfit from 1995 is what Gene wears on her train trip from New York to Hollywood. From the storycard:

To the rest of the world, you look the part: a newly-discovered starlet, about to depart from Hollywood. But only you…and the kindly producer who has become your friend…know how you really feel. Happy, but wistful about leaving the simple life behind forever. Excited, but a little nervous about what the future holds.

It is no surprise then that this set includes a teddy bear brought to her at the station by her father as a token from her childhood. Little details (in both story, costume, and accessories) are what sets Gene apart from other fashion dolls.

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