Delilah Noir's The Cut Contest recognizes the fashion sense and creativity of top doll fashion designers around the country. The Cut asked contestants to design a doll pattern for a 16 inch fashion doll similar to Delilah Noir from Ashton Drake Galleries. Entries from July 13 to Aug 15th were accepted and were to include original clothing pattern and either a sketch OR photograph of the finished piece. http://www.delilahnoir.com/
The Top Designer and overall winner was Durelle B. with Cha-Cha-Chow Mein pattern design. The judges went stir-fry crazy over this Kimono-style dress and "takie-outie"
Second place went to Master Designer: Diana L. with Modern Elegance. This Chanel-inspired outfit caught the judges' attention not just because it's a cute look, but the coordination of the different pieces that went into its creation. The necklace has a bow for a hint of pizzazz, and the leather and chain purse strap gives the purse extra pop. The simple bow headband literally tops off this updated classic. Diana will receive $100 and a Delilah Noir Mannequin Doll!
Third place went to Design Specialist: Randal K. with Summertime. What's not to like about this outfit? The colors, the hat, the sandals, the removable petticoat? This dress is fresh and fun, not just because of the colors (although that helps). The coordinating petticoat allows your doll to mix it up in a snap--just like Delilah. The coordinating hat and shoes are the perfect extras to make this outfit customizable. Randal will receive $50 and a Delilah Noir Mannequin Doll!
And the honorable mentions were Hannah C. with Feathered Dream and Jeanette C. with Earth, Water, Air Ensemble.
What is a 16” fashion doll?
16” fashion dolls are unique in that they are “interactive collectibles,”
Fashion doll maker, Ashton Drake Galleries, offers affordable customizable limited edition Delilah Noir vinyl ball jointed dolls that are 16 inch and 1/4 scale articulated poseable collectible BJDs; Lolita, Gothic, Victorian, Vampire, Punk, Rock, lifelike beautiful quality figures with changeable clothes, eyes and wigs on sale at our online doll store for a great value price, starting at $89.99.
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About Ashton-Drake Galleries
Established in 1985 by J. Roderick MacArthur, Ashton-Drake Galleries is the market leader in the design of premium-quality collectible dolls. Numerous artist awards acknowledge Ashton-Drake's success in appealing to collectors of all ages. From 1987 to 2010, Ashton-Drake has been honored with many industry honors and nominations, including the distinguished Doll of the Year Award from NALED (National Association of Limited Edition Dealers), the Doll Award of Excellence from Dolls Magazine, the DOTY (Doll of the Year) Award from Doll Reader magazine, the TOBY (Teddy Bear of the Year) and Golden Teddy Award.