Love of Lace Paper Dolls: 2 Dolls and 15 Lacy Fashions from 1840 To 1956

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Lace, the most romantic material ever created is the inspiration for this exquisite new paper doll book by Brenda Sneathen Mattox, the talented artist and fashion historian.

This lovely new book portrays the popularity of delicate lace fashions through the decades. Two old-fashioned paper dolls have been created to become the perfect models to wear the lacy fashions so beautifully rendered in meticulous detail. From the grand lace ...

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Overview

Lace, the most romantic material ever created is the inspiration for this exquisite new paper doll book by Brenda Sneathen Mattox, the talented artist and fashion historian.

This lovely new book portrays the popularity of delicate lace fashions through the decades. Two old-fashioned paper dolls have been created to become the perfect models to wear the lacy fashions so beautifully rendered in meticulous detail. From the grand lace extravagances of the Belle Epoch though the subsequent years, the history of lace in fashion is a sweet story charmingly told in eight pages of changing fashion that includes many kinds of lace; Chantilly, guipure, Nottingham, crochet and more. Fashions from 1840 to 1950 are represented including Queen Victoria's Honiton Lace Wedding Gown.

Love of Lace is a book that will delight paper doll collectors, fashion historians and everyone who loves a romance.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781935223528
  • Publisher: Paper Studio Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Edition description: JENNY TALIADOROS DBA PAPER STUDIO P
  • Pages: 16
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

When she was a little girl in Frankfort, Indiana, Brenda loved drawing ballerinas, Cinderella and paper dolls (not necessarily in that order). A creative kid, she used to expand the wardrobes of her paper dolls by creating fanciful costumes for them. Years passed and now Brenda Sneathen Mattox is happily back where she started. Drawing and making paper dolls.

After finding out about the Original Paper Doll Artist Guild in 1987, Brenda immediately joined and then attended her first National Paper Doll Convention. She had found her artistic niche and began by self-publishing Lydia, a black-and-white paper with a wardrobe for an 1888 bride.

Since then Brenda Sneathen Mattox has become one of the most popular contemporary paper doll artists, widely admired for her exquisite renderings of carefully researched historic and vintage fashions. She currently is a managing editor of Paper Doll Studio, the quarterly publication of the Original Paper Doll Artists Guild. She has illustrated a dozen paper doll and coloring books for Dover including Pride and Prejudice, The Importance of Being Earnest, Victorian Family and Naughty Girls Paper Dolls. Her love of vintage fashion and illustration talents are evident in her paper dolls for Paper Studio Press including Cinderella Paper Dolls and 17th Century Costumes, The Changing Shape of Fashionand Love of Lace Paper Dolls.

Brenda's charming studio is located in a beautifully restored 1891 Queen Anne house in Plainfield, Indiana, where she lives with her husband, Brian.

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