Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dolly Daydream 2.0

My tripod has been located, my studio cleared, and my blues are diminishing so I promise more full sized fashion posts coming soon!

Today however keeping it miniature... I just finished a big update of the Dolly Daydream site! It now has a retro new look and functionality, some new photo galleries, updated fashion doll customizing tutorial, and the long anticipated ball joint doll stringing tutorial. For anyone who is interested in making their own dolls, or just likes seeing fashion gone miniature I hope you'll check out the site.
Quick Blog Question!
Also as much as I love playing with dolls, I wasn't sure if all you lovely peeps in blog land felt the same way, so I've been trying to keep it to a minimum here on the Quaintrelle Life blog. I've been thinking about starting a new blog for the dolls, but wondered as long as the shoots, fashions and dolls fit with the vintage lifestyle and aesthetics, would they be something you'd all be interested in seeing more of on my blog here?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Perfumed Court

If there is one place on earth synonymous with elegance and decadence, it's Versailles! So perhaps when looking for a perfume that exudes these things you can't go far wrong with the perfumes the players of versailles themselves would have worn!

The good people at Perfums des Beaux Arts have made this perfectly possible for us courtly pretenders with their "Perfumed Court" collection. Most of the fragrances are now sadly discontinued, but some gems still linger!

The scents are a little heavier than todays more modern fruity fragrances, but for the quaintrelle out of time, that can only really be a plus?

Eau de Trianon is the lightests of the bunch currently available. Created back in the day for Marie Antoinette when she was spending her days around her favorite little palace, you really feel like you should be skipping through the grounds of her favorite the Petit Trianon when you wear it. I have a small bottle of this one and it's a great way to play make believe just like she did! It's has a touch of innocence and a whole lot of queen!

Eau de Coquette is a rather sensual, but not overly heavy scent originally created for the infamous Madame DuBarry. Like her it's rather sexy, a little playful bu pure decadence. I love to dab this one on when I'm running around on an evening dripping in diamonds real or faked, just like my favorite face from the Versailles roster!

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