Cosmopolitan India celebrates its 20th anniversary - and fashion dolls are photographed for the issue!

Fashion dolls have been featured quite a while in fashion magazines in the last few years. Even models have been photographed as dolls many times. I had done a photo shoot with doll-sized clothes designed by the cream of Indian fashion designers some years back, for Grazia India. This year, Cosmopolitan India celebrates its 20th anniversary, with their October issue. And thanks to its amazing editor in chief, Nandini Bhalia, I got a chance to have my doll photos featured in this special issue for an editorial about blush, by talented fashion editor Navya Anand. Below is the pages of the magazine as featured in the October 2016 issue, now on stands. Click to see them bigger. Again I must thank Nandini and Navya for their support and for choosing me to participate in this special issue of Cosmopolitan India.

The opening two-page spread with Intrigue Elise Jolie in a Jason Wu jumpsuit and Going Public Eugenia in a valeyofdolls gown.

Of course Style Notes Isha Kalpana Narayanan would be featured in Cosmopolitan India!

Main Attitude Adele Makeda in all her glamour

And the final page featured a guide on how to blush, with Daring Imogen, Power House Ayumi, Take Me On Vanessa and Belissima Natalia. Sorry to say that Eugenia and Poppy did not make the final cut. Tantrums could ensue!

The 20th anniversary October issue of Cosmopolitan India is out now, with Kangana Ranaut on the cover.

First doll presented - Gene by Mel Odom

One of the dolls that make a big part of my collection is Gene, by Mel Odom. Gene was the doll that "made" fashion doll collecting an obsession. She is 15" 1/2 tall and her full name is Gene Marshall (real name Katie Marshall). She was first presented in 1995. Ashton Drake manufactured the doll up until 2005. 2006 saw Integrity and Jason Wu taking the rights to manufacture Gene, marking a new chapter in her life. An enduringly alluring doll, she is made to fit a movie star living from the 40s up to late 50s, with outfits to match, either film costumes or her "real life" outfits for various moments of her life.
This Gene you can see here is the 2006 Blush Gene, one of the basic dolls from the relaunch of Mel Odom's Gene, manufactured by Integrity and Jason Wu. She is articulated at neck, waist, chest, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and knees, making her highly poseable. Here are some Gene photos from my personal collection, I hope you like them.

Here is Gene Blush (the Jason Wu basic raven haired model) wearing Cognac Evening and using the Gene Director's chair (both made by AD).

A b/w look, after all, she's a movie star:

And this is how she came to me, the basic 2006 Blush Gene, in her glorius lingerie:

Of course this is but one of my Gene dolls, more will come in later posts.