Gene Marshall is being retired - again!

 Gene Marshall, the gorgeous and iconic creation of Mel Odom, has had a long and tumultuous history since her debut in 1995. From her Ashton Drake decade to the short but beautiful Integrity Toys evolution to the resin reincarnation at JAMIEshow dolls, Gene Marshall has always shined as the bright star she is, bringing joy to many fashion doll collectors with her district style and elegance. Unfortunately, in the latest JAMIEshow newsletter, we got the news that next year she will be retired again. Below is the text, announcing the 2018 convention in Palm Springs, which contains the news.

Photograph and styling by Tom Logan from  The Glass Of Fashion  - JAMIEshow doll. Wig by Ilaria.

Photograph and styling by Tom Logan from The Glass Of Fashion - JAMIEshow doll. Wig by Ilaria.

JAMIEshow Dolls PALM SPRINGS 2018 Convention  A Fashion Retrospective & Farewell to Gene

Join us in February 2018 for the 5th JAMIEshow Convention in beautiful Palm Springs, California.

Join us for a Fashion Retrospective celebrating the glory days of Palm Springs’ movie society.  Along with a dazzling JAMIEshow line we will be celebrating Gene and Friends in different decades throughout the 20th century.  We will also be saying a farewell for now to Gene, as she retires once again to her home in Italy.  This will be the last production of JAMIEshow Gene Dolls offered and a not to be missed event.   Although JAMIEshow will continue to produce accessories that can be worn on Gene and Friends, including wigs, shoes, outfits and accessories there will be no more regularly scheduled dolls after this event.  A planned museum retrospective in the foreseeable future might happily be the exception to this rule. 

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You can visit the website for more information, like the schedule below:

CONVENTION SCHEDULE

  • Registration includes, one convention doll, you will choose at registration whether you want the Gene Family or JAMIEshow Family Convention doll, the other will still be availalbe to you to purchase at the event.  It also includes.

  • Cocktail Party "At the Cha Cha"  Opening night cocktail party where we will all meet mingle and dance the night away!

  • Pool Party, thats right a Pool Party for those who want to take a dip or just sip a drink and mix and mingle.

  • Tour of Modernism and Architecture.  This tour will be available for sign up at the event.  Participation not required. Extra fee may apply.

  • Sales Room with lots of offerings including new wigs, and new dolls!  All dolls will be available to take home at event and are limtited to small quantities.

  • Grand Banquet Dinner "A Farewell to Gene"  as we say goodbye to Gene, Mel Odom who will be our guest throughout the event share his thoughts on and the future of Gene.

  • Breakfast in the Garden, a buffet breakfast poolside at one of the fabulous outdoor restaurants.

  • As always our special guest Mel Odom will be joinging us for the weekend.

JAMIEshow photo

JAMIEshow photo

It will be nine years from her previous retirement, when she is retired for a third time next year. Will it be for good? I hope not. Gene Marshall is a very important part of the fashion doll,history and I would like to have her with us for many more years to come.

JAMIEshow 2017 convention in Chicago: East Meets West!

The weekend of 23-25 June was the one when this year's JAMIEshow Convention took place in Chicago. The theme was East Meets West, so Gene and friends got to dress up in Japanese inspired outfits, as they are supposed to be making a spy film named Red Lotus, that takes place there. A new character appeared, named Luna Li, a former model and now movie star in Japan. Madra is there of course, trying to steal the spotlight as always, while Trent was in Japanese clothes but in a grey version, matching the famous Lady Grey Gene. There was another gorgeous new doll presented, Ling Lang, as well as some impressive outfits, ranging from $75 to $120. Let's check them out.

Ling Lang Black Dragon

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This is the most beautiful doll from the convention. Face, hair, outfit, all perfect. The embroidered back is stunning. Just a reminder here that all dolls are resin dolls. Prices ranged from $500 to $600. 

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Luna Li, convention souvenir doll 

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Beautiful doll and I love her kimono. It reminds me a bit of the one worn by the very first Kyori Sato doll from Integrity Toys. Black kimonos always stand out because they are not seen so often.

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Gene Marshall

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I think I'd prefer her in a long skirt for this style. The bangs in her hairstyle is something I could do without. The jacket is stunning.

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Madra Lord

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Gorgeous looking doll. I love the mask, it gives her that extra evil mysterious look. Her wig cap is perfect and her outfit reminds me of a Dior by Galliano look from way back. The pearls of the earrings are jarringly big. Would have liked them more delicate.

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Trent Osborne 

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Amazing looking doll. That outfit rocks. I'd love it for an Asian male doll (which is so rare in 1/4 scale) to compliment my Memoirs of a Geisha dolls. I bet people that have Grey Lady Gene would love to have him stand right beside her.

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Below are the outfits available at the convention, shown on Ginnie. The quality and craftsmanship stands out. My favourite is the sleeveless black and print long take on the qipao below. For availability of any remaining dolls and outfits from the convention check the JAMIEshow website. Bravo JAMIEshow for another fantastic convention collection.

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All photos courtesy of JAMIEshow dolls, used by permission.

Just in time for the holidays, a new Gene Marshall doll: It happened on 5th Avenue

JamieSHOW dolls released a new Gene Marshall doll just in time for the holidays, and she looks magnificent. The doll is one of the most beautiful Gene dolls ever, I love her make up and hairstyle. The outfit reminds me a bit of the Silkstone Boater ensemble, it is stylish, elegant and very chic for a shopping spree down 5th Avenue. Below are photos and the doll description and details from JamieShow. Preorder her here. It will ship in mid-January 2017.


Mel Odom's 
Holiday Gene Marshall Doll
"It happened on 5th Ave"
Ltd. Edition 100
Pre Order Shipping Mid January
Note: Shopping Bags pictured are not included.


And what happened you ask?  Just the earliest breath of Spring New York City ever saw!!!  That’s all!!!  Well actually, only a few lucky people in New York City were there to see this particular breath of spring, Gene Marshall modeling a chic spring suit, standing on Fifth Avenue in freezing December weather.   Of course the photo wouldn’t show up in print for months, but they needed the picture right away. Since Gene was back east visiting her parents she was asked and accepted the assignment.  

First assignment was to find a sunny day for the shoot and then a location that wouldn’t look like winter.  Fifth Ave. in the 40s filled the bill and Gene bravely wore the lightweight suit and smiled for the cameras in between cups of hot coffee, with an assistant holding a fur coat standing off camera.  Her being a consummate actress helped with the chattering teeth and forced smile.  The fake world of a Hollywood movie studio was looking pretty good about then. 

Gene’s navy silk suit is trimmed with white and navy piping at the neckline, notched cuffs and peplum.  Full, white sleeves extend to ¾ length, beneath the bell shaped sleeves of the belted jacket.  Black, pearl-trimmed gloves and black and white spectator pumps are the accessories for the extremities, with a crisp white boater and teardrop pearls at the ears topping off this warm weather look!  Gene’s platinum hair is pulled back into a chignon of soft curls and her makeup is based on the blush of spring’s first kiss.




IFDC 2015: JAMIEshow releases - Ayal Armon for JAMIEshow

It's not the first time that the talented Ayal Armon collaborates with JAMIEshow. He did a small collection for 16" ladies for the company a while ago, still available on their website. This time, for IFDC, he decided to cater for the big boys. The collection was so successful that it is now sold out except one outfit, the first on the list below. Modern design and high quality plus very limited quantities are to blame for the speed they were bought.

Afternoon stroll
Ltd. Edition of 5 Pcs
In Stock
$225.00
(Doll and shoes sold separately)


A dark pink form fitting t-shirt. Made of mesh spandex. Closes in the back with snaps.  Low ride low crotch loose pants. The pants are made of dark brown and off white light weight linen. The front has a symmetrical closure and two side pockets. The pants are fully lined and had wide belt loops. Finishing the outfit is a sharp looking hip length jacket. The jacket is made of off white gold metallic linen has two front welt pockets and is decorated with buttons.  The jacket is fully lined.


Sharp Casual
$250.00
Ltd. Edition of 5 Pcs
SOLD OUT
(Doll sold separately) .


A muscle t shirt form fitting and as cool as it gets. Made of grey mesh spandex. Closes in the back with snaps.  Form fitting pants, snuggly fit around the waist and hips has two pockets.  The pants are made of light weight black linen, fully lined, and are decorated with buttons on the belt loops. Finishing the look is a hip length pink linen jacket. The jacket has narrow collar, two front pockets with pocket flaps and is decorated with buttons. The jacket is fully lined.


Urban Sophisticated
$250.00
Ltd. Edition of 5 Pcs
SOLD OUT
(Doll sold separately) 


A sharp looking outfit, inspired by street fashion but taken to a sophisticated high fashion level.  Off white sleeveless shirt. A sharp looking shirt with collar, welt pocket and front buttons. The shirt is made of handkerchief linen and is lined with the same fabric.  Low ride baggy pants, with dropped crotch, a sophisticated take on low ride street wear.  The pants are made of black light linen and are fully lined, has two deep pleats in the front and back, square pockets opening and decorated with buttons in the front and back.  Finishing the look is a waist cropped jacket with low collar and straps along the front and around the cuffs.  The jacket is made of terra cotta metallic linen, has two welt pockets in the front and is fully lined.


Photos by JAMIEshow

IFDC 2015: JAMIEshow releases - Lori Lyon for JAMIEshow

Lori Lyon is the person behind Madeleine Rose Couture, making one of a kind outfits for fashion dolls. Her work has been featured in most fashion doll magazines and collectors from all over the world seek out her unique creations. She also has a blog where she writes about her creative process. She collaborated with JAMIEshow for an exclusive collection featuring five ensembles in a limited edition for 16" dolls. The designs look great, even though the patterned fabrics are not always to my taste, and the detailing looks fantastic. The chantilly lace sheath, the pink ensemble and the white gown look best.

SOPHISTICATED DRESS & COAT
Designed by Lori Lyon of Madeleine Rose Couture Specifically for JAMIEshow. 
Ltd. Edition 20
$175.00
Doll not included.
Pre Order - August Delivery
Can be worn by any JAMIEshow Dolls, including Gene Collection.  Will also fit IT 16" Dolls and Numina.


Sophisticate- Pink gaberdine sleeveless dress with midriff band and black ribbon band with bow at waist.  Matching coat with band collar and pockets, black button detail. Fully lined in silk habotai, dress has zipper back closure.


SASSY DRESS
Designed by Lori Lyon of Madeleine Rose Couture Specifically for JAMIEshow.  
Ltd. Edition 10
$150.00
Doll not included.
Pre Order - August Delivery
Can be worn by any JAMIEshow Dolls, including Gene Collection.  Will also fit IT 16" Dolls and Numina.  


Sassy- Black embroidered mesh day dress with surplice neckline and full scallop hemline skirt. Lined in black mesh with zipper back closure and faux tie accent.


EXUBERANCE DRESS
Designed by Lori Lyon of Madeleine Rose Couture Specifically for JAMIEshow.  
Ltd. Edition 10
$225.00
Doll not included.
Pre Order August Delivery
Can be worn by any JAMIEshow Dolls, including Gene Collection.  Will also fit IT 16" Dolls and Numina.


Exuberance- ivory silk dupioni strapless gown, full skirted with high/low hemline.  Trimmed with beautiful black Venice lace and black satin ribbon tie. Partially lined with finished seams, underneath is a full black tulle petticoat.


CHANTILLY DRESS
Designed by Lori Lyon of Madeleine Rose Couture Specifically for JAMIEshow. 
Ltd. Edition 10
$225.00
Doll not included.
Pre Order - August Delivery
Can be worn by any JAMIEshow Dolls, including Gene Collection.  Will also fit IT 16" Dolls and Numina.  


Chantilly- Ivory silk dupioni sheath dress with black lace overlay has spaghetti straps and is fully lined in silk habotai. Zipper back closure.  Black silk chiffon tie is banded under bust to tie in a bow at back


COQUETTE DRESS
Designed by Lori Lyon of Madeleine Rose Couture Specifically for JAMIEshow.  
Ltd. Edition 20
$175.00
Doll not included.
Pre Order - August Delivery
Can be worn by any JAMIEshow Dolls, including Gene Collection.  Will also fit IT 16" Dolls and Numina.  


Coquette- Pink silk taffeta with black lace overlay, V-neck with cap sleeves and ribbon detail trim with bows and Swarovski crystal accent. Lined in silk habotai with zipper back closure.


All photos by JAMIEshow