About Fashion Doll Quarterly

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Learn all about your source for all the news in the world of fashion dolls.

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SUMMER/APRIL 2020

“Pajama Party”

CLOSING: April 1st, 2019

On sale, April 15th

 

AUTUMN/JULY 2020

“Doll Decor”

CLOSING: July 10th, 2020

On sale, July 15th

 

WINTER/OCTOBER 2020

"Flora and Fauna"

CLOSING: October 1, 2020

On sale, October 15th, 2020

 

HOLIDAY 2020 (November)

"Frozen"

Closing: November 10th

On sale: November 15th

 

Why FDQ?

 

FDQ heads into its 17th year in 2020, we continue to expand our reach with digital downloads and supplemental special issues for our readers.

 

After consistently selling out most issues of Fashion Doll Quarterly, we continue to further extend our reach to the adult fashion doll collector.

 

With every publication, we have expanded our coverage of the world of fashion dolls from the classics, like Cissy and Barbie, to the latest Asian ball-jointed dolls and contemporary resin fashion dolls, like Kingdom Doll and JamieShow. FDQ covers the latest events and hot new talent on the Internet, and explores the historical and fashion impact of the dolls that we collect.

 

From the Premiere issue in 2003, FDQ has set the tone for high quality printing, professional photography and clean, elegant design, the likes of which you only see in today’s fashion magazines. Our readers look to FDQ for our connection to the inside of the fashion doll industry, as well as our own passion as doll collectors, to find the latest news and innovations in the field, like our groundbreaking  virtual issues, originally housed on bracelets containing USB memory sticks, holding over 1 gig of space, as well as our books, like IN FOCUS: Digital Photography for The Doll Collector, and TONNER: Two Decades of Fashion & Design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founded in 2003, Fashion Doll

Quarterly has consistently brought the fashion doll hobby to life in glossy, high quality pages. There are features on major companies, from Mattel to Volks, Inc., as well as artist interviews, event coverage and fashion editorial spreads, which had not been seen before in any doll magazine.

 

The Hollywood Reporter called FDQ “the Vogue of collector magazines”. We continue to  maintain that level of excellence for our readers.

 

Fashion Doll Quarterly is published four times per year- January, April, July and October, along with a bonus issue for the Holiday season in November.

 

 

 

If you would like to contribute or to advertise, just contact us for more information- we always welcome our fellow doll fans to be a part of Fashion Doll Quarterly! Click on the cover of our media kit above.

 

 

 

NOTE: Subscriptions and magazines are non-returnable. Click on the button for free samples on the home page to see if you like FDQ. Try before you buy! Digital issues should be downloaded to your computer or tablet right away, so you can read them off-line and not lose them when the quarterly link expires.

Editor's Letter

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Pat Henry shares what goes on to bring you the Holiday issue of FDQ

Can you feel it in the air? It’s change. We are actually farther into the future than Rick Deckard fighting the replicants in Blade Runner. It’s funny to think back to an earlier time, imagining the future filled with space cars and robots, then getting here and it’s- well- a little disappointing. No space cars, your iPhone is your robot (and your life). Well, no matter. There is still so much to do!

 

My bucket list is long and getting back to Paris is always on it. That’s what inspired this season’s theme- Vivé la France! There has always been a strong history and influence on fashion dolls from France and so we take a look at them in this issue. Ian Price reminds us of the charm of Mily, the haughtiness of Mdvanii and the stylized artistry of La Parisiennes de Kiraz.

 

KimLondon and Michaela Unbenhau bring us fresh new fashion portfolios featuring the dolls of Mazarine Blue, V.Jhon, Numina and Fashion Doll Agency and I take a look at the style of Les Parisiennes with Kingdom Dolls as my mannequins de mode. Paul Bruce and James Kirwan take our favorite American girls, Barbie and Skipper in a different direction- felt fashion! The underrated fabric gets its due in this issue, which they say, was possibly invented by French monk, Saint Clement, who packed his sandals with wool to prevent blisters while fleeing from persecution. At the end of his journey, the movement and sweat had turned the wool into felt socks. (See how we tied that all together?)

 

Although Jozef Szekeres is not French, his dolls, Elizabet and Kotalin Bizelle, are international women of mystery, now in vinyl and now joined by some new friends. It has been a long process and truly a labor of love for Jozef to bring these dolls to market. We hope you enjoy Terry Barner’s interview with the designer on the Return of The Bizelle Sisters.

 

We have also kicked up the design a bit in this issue, playing with typography and layouts. It’s all about fresh new ideas and taking on new challenges. But there is so much to do and so little time!  As you may have read in the last issue, I am paring down my collection. It is very time consuming to reassemble accessories, fix hair, re-box and shoot each item and hope these dolls find new owners who will love them as I did. But it’s time to pare down; thin the herd, as they say, and move on to new adventures.

 

 

READ MORE IN THE NEW ISSUE OF FASHION DOLL QUARTERLY!

Le Petit Beau Monde

Read all about the Rogier Corbeau's amazing miniatures, along with his passion for photography and his latest muses in the new issue.

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