Sunday, 20 May 2012

Heart Broken Doll (it is NOT okay to steal).

Firstly, we want to thank everyone who has come in and supported the Doll this week. We had a wonderful time...up until around 4:30pm on Saturday when someone (who karma will find) shoplifted this dress:

(shown with jacket here--but it's a sleeveless dress)

This dress is amazing and intricately worked--and no wonder--as super talented Helen Cody spent weeks making it. We love Helen Cody and it breaks our hearts that some mercenary, uncaring (horrible) person could do this to her and to the Doll. 

With a price tag of £2,000 this dress is probably the most fabulous piece we had in shop.

The Doll likes to think the best of people. We are local ladies and we love Kensal Rise and all of our lovely neighbours. We are also a fledgling business trying to bring something fresh and new to the area. We're not a big brand with bottomless pockets and corporate backing. Maybe one dress seems like a mere trifle to some people, but it's enough to break the Doll's bank and our hearts.

As anyone who has started their own business will know, it's more than money that you invest and in the early days profit is only something you dream of. But at least you can be proud of what your hard work--all your time and energy-- has created. (The Doll can only imagine how magnified this feeling of hurtful wrongness is for a designer like Helen Cody who spends weeks on a single show-stopping piece only for someone to callously walk away with it.) 

We don't want to let one person's evil deed get us down, but it is hard not to feel the emotional and financial effects of such a selfish act. Please, If you see this dress anywhere--on the internet, on a market stall, in a shop--anywhere, let us know so that we can try to recover it along with our faith in humanity. 

The Doll. 

Saturday, 19 May 2012

The Absinthe Minded Doll

Get yourself down to the Doll for the final night of festivities in our intimate Pernod Absinthe Parlour.

Uber mixologist Ben Reed will be on hand to lovingly prepare you an Absinthe sour, Green Beast or Death in the Afternoon. 

All you've come to expect from the Doll with entertainment provided by the ever talented, ever quirky Tom Baker on accordion from eight.

It's cocktail o' clock. . . get on down here!

Friday, 18 May 2012

The Doll is Back in Town

Although we've only just reappeared at our 72 Chamberlayne Rd. residence there are only three doll days left!

Three days to linger over exquisit vintage, lust after honorary Doll Helen Cody's intricate designs and fall in love with one of our creative Doll Angela Britton's vintage prints. All this while enjoying a tantalising cocktail mixed by our Don Ben Reed in our intimate Pernod Absinthe Parlour.

What are you waiting for it's Friday. . . Death in the Afternoon (that would be prosecco with a spritz of Pernod Absinthe and a zest of lemon) . . . yes please.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Honorary Doll. . . Helen Cody

We are delighted to be showcasing some of, fashion designer, Helen Cody's latest designs. Specialising in bespoke couture pieces, each one individually crafted with hand dyed silk linings, Victorian embellishments, vintage ribbons, lace and crystals. Treating each new piece with the approach of an artist, so that the finished result is unique to the wearer. . . What a doll!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Same bat-time, Same bat-place

We're back at 72 Chamberlayne Road from Tuesday! Come in on Tuesday night for a preview of what the week has in store; the absinthe fountains will be flowing from 7pm. We'll then be open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm.

Make sure you make time for the Doll--you won't be sorry. We've overwhelmed even ourselves with the amount of new, amazing stock we have--photos to come soon.