Although factory mass produced, Boudoir dolls seemed to embody their own wistful individuality. These were not toys but adornments, beautiful, mysterious, romantic and ephemeral. These fated ladies were most popular in the years leading up to the Great Depression when the majority of the factories producing them went out of business. But during the decade in which they flourished they enjoyed a popularity that was phenomenal yet all but forgotten today.
At Faded Rose I have attempted to bring back to life the haunting beauty of the original Boudoir doll. Each Rose is hand created, painted and dressed to capture the poignant beauty and nostalgic essence that first appeared in these twilight time sisters of long ago.
Each Faded Rose is a hand sculpted work of art. There may be small imperfections that will only add to the uniqueness of each handmade creation. While I’ve tried to incorporate vintage fabrics materials and accessories into the dress designs to give the Roses a genuine touch of their times, this is not always possible. But, I have used colors and fabrics appropriate to the Art Nouveau and Art Deco period.
At the age of 21 I started making the things I love most, Boudoir Dolls. I have taken some liberties with dress and accessories offering a wider range of dress designs while retaining the spirit of the years which inspired the Boudoir doll.