"Toby Dammit" by Federico Fellini. 1968.
Nicole Kidman by Steven Klein for Interview Magazine
Just some quick photos in natural light. I am still puzzling over which colors I actually want to offer. In person, they’re all really gorgeous… the resin is so luminous and silky and the colors are so nuanced. The two on the left weren’t colors I ever intended to sell (they’re for me and consumptivefreak), but in person they’re so pretty… by contrast, the center one (the lighter tan) was my intended “default” but it seems the least interesting. It’s still very lovely and it’s probably a “safe” color for getting orders, but I dunno.
I LOVE the darkest one. I am desperate to get that one done, but I don’t know if I can meet the minimum to break even since the darker color costs a lot extra.
I am not sure about the white-blue one. It’s very very pretty, a lot like milk glass, but I dunno if I want to offer it. In person, the green is a lot more striking than the blue, but I don’t know how many people would want to order a green doll. Unfortunately, it’s more of a numbers game than my personal preference - there are minimum order quantities per color, and I know that the market for these two is very limited.
Also, there is a nice big knocker option. ;)
Personal Collection of Queen Elizabeth II
The Vladimir Tiara
Brought from Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia. The tiara was sold to Queen Mary along with a diamond riviere for a price of £28,000 (£984,200).
The tiara had been smuggled out of Russia by a British diplomat during the 1917 revolution. Over the years Grand Duchess Elena sold various pieces of jewellery from her personal collection; as a refugee, she had to sell the pieces to support her family and various charities.
Queen Mary had the tiara adapted to accommodate the attachment of fifteen of the Cambridge cabochon emeralds. The original Teardrop pearls, originally in the Vladimir Tiara, could be replaced easily as an alternative to the emeralds.
Queen Elizabeth II inherited the piece directly from her grandmother Queen Mary and wears it either with the pearls, the emeralds or ‘naked’ without either pearls.