Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Don't Look Back: A Second Look!

"Don't Look Back" by Tonner is my VERY favorite vinyl Scarlett O'Hara doll. Even though the Franklin Mint sculpt/paint job on the doll itself more closely resembles Vivien Leigh, I still love how Tonner styled this doll. Still...there was room for improvement. Here is a photo of Leigh in the very scene that this doll and fashion were based upon:

I also had the opportunity to see the actual hat that she wore in this scene when it was on exhibit in Beverly Hills:

As is so typical, I kept thinking if only Franklin Mint and Tonner had collaborated, I would have had the perfect outfit. Naturally, I took it upon myself to mix and match!

Using the jewelry, umbrella, and hat from Franklin Mint, I paired them with Tonner's sumptuous gown and shoes. Voila! FM's outfit for their vinyl doll was a garish blue color, and the fabric seemed cheap in comparison to Tonner's.

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  1. Wow--I'm not usually a huge GWTW fan, but I have to say, your mix and match pairing of Franklin Mint and Tonner is perfect! The scale of the FM hat is even better, too. Just excellent! (And ugh for my dolly dollars--I'm afraid I'll have to go look now--that jewelry is really pretty! And the detailing on the outfit...) ;)

  2. Franklin Mint is known for the miniature doll jewelry. Let me know if I ended up enabling you - ha!