The above YouTube videos features the headpieces/hats showcased in the blog below. Click on the arrow to view the videos.
The above YouTube videos features the hats showcased in the blog below. Click on the arrow to view the videos.
The above photos feature Project Runway inspired one-of-a-kind head pieces that fit Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall) and the current My Size Barbie Doll (38″ tall), both style dolls have a slightly larger head then the vintage My Size Barbie Doll (36″ tall). The one-of-a-kind head piece was inspired by Ashley Tipton’s head pieces worn with her winning runway designs for Project Runway (season 14). The one-of-a-kind headpieces are constructed using recycled plastic items.
The above photos are one-of-a-kind head pieces that only fit the vintage My Size Barbie Doll (36″ tall). This style doll has a slightly smaller head than the newest My Size Barbie Doll (38″ tall). The one-of-a-kind head piece was inspired by Ashley Tipton’s head pieces worn with her winning runway designs for Project Runway (season 14). The one-of-a-kind headpieces by Marilyn’s Menagerie Doll Clothing and Accessories Designs are constructed using recycled plastic items.
Project Runway (season 14) Inspired Headpieces For Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (36″ tall) And My Size Barbie Doll (36″/38″ tall) are my newest one-of-kind head piece designs. I love, love designing for the large size doll and decided to create silk flower head piece inspired by Ashley Nell Tipton. Ashley Is The First “Project Runway” Winner To Win With A Plus-Size Collection on Season 14 Project Runway Show. I have fallen in love with her silk flower head pieces featured with her clothing designs since watching her winning runway collection. Working with silk flowers has always been an important part of my doll designs for My Size Barbie Doll (36″/38″tall). Lately, I have added the Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall) to my collection and will shortly add Frozen my Size Anna Doll (38″ tall). Check out my Pinterest pins of head pieces that also inspire me to design more head pieces in the future.
Project Runway addiction is difficult to deal with when the season ends and it is months before the next season starts. My friend and I meet every Thursday night to watch, then critique the weekly fashion designer show. We pick our favorite designers at the beginning of the season and enjoy watching our favorite designer either move ahead or be eliminated. I get depressed (just joking) when the season show ends, but the previous years have been filled with the other shows such as, Project Runway All Stars, (now playing, almost completed), Project Runway: Under The Gunn (Tim Gunn, no longer available, I personally liked this show), Project Runway: Juniors (hope that this show returns again).
The above photo shows my collection of throwaway recycled items that are used in constructing many of my doll designs. The featured one-0f-a-kind head pieces pictured in this blog are constructed on throwaway plastic containers such as some of the items shown in this picture. Some doll designs that I have used throwaway plastic: head pieces, many styles of hats, stiffened collars, shoes, stiffening peplums, masks, crowns, wedding crowns, head wreaths and much more.
Recycled items, such as: plastic containers, newspaper, cardboard, paper mache, plastic bottles, and much more, are used in many of my Marilyn’s Menagerie Doll Clothing and Accessories Designs. These head pieces are constructed on plastic containers that the silk flowers are placed and glued with a cool temperature glue gun to the base. Getting burned by a hot temperature glue gun is not something that I prefer, so a hot temperature glue gun is not part of my supply list.
As I am collecting food items in the grocery store, my mind is racing ahead trying to figure out how I will use the recycled containers in my craft designs. There are other recycled items that are used in my designs, such as: newspaper, cardboard, paper towel rolls, cereal boxes, cardboard boxes, plastic containers from fast food restaurants, containers containing fruit or vegetables, the collection grows very quickly. Unfortunately, my living space is small and I have to limit the amount of recycled items that I can store. Many times if I need a recycled item for a design, I have to make a trip to the store to acquire a grocery item just to get the container.
My dream was to be a fashion designer in my early years ( now 78 years old), so shows like Project Runway are of interest to me. I am using my imagination to design for large size dolls like Frozen My Size Elsa Doll (38″ tall) And My Size Barbie Doll (36″/38″ tall) and having a lot of fun. I would like to see these dolls become popular for a young girl to learn about fashion design because the doll size is ideal for showing detail in a garment.