About two years ago, I launched a new venture. I started it with a fellow doll collector. we wanted to approach the doll's fashion, as a fashion house. Creating two major collection in a year. Spring/Summer and Fall /winter .
The first collection was inspired by the fashion illustrations of Rene Grau. I took his illustrations and interpreted them to my vision yet maintaining the look and style of the original illustration.
We launched the line on the new web site, www.coutureillustrated.com and at the Integrity Toys convention in Orlando. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and the collection was sold out.
It was time to get to work on the new collection. Spring/Summer which we launched on the web site. This collection sold out in two days.
Encouraged by the positive response and sales, we continue. The new collections are launched at the web site and can be seen there. On the personal level, my collaborator and I parted ways, he got a new job that did not enabled him to put the time into our venture. So now I continue on my own.
Currently I am working on a new spring/ summer line. The influence is 30's fashion.