paper doll – Anna Dello Russo for The Hudson’s Bay Company

paper dolls — Danielle on April 21, 2011 at 8:43 am

Wow! This is a dream paper doll – inspired by fashion maniac and fountain of enthusiasm Anna Dello Russo, commissioned by great Canadian department store, The Hudson’s Bay Company. Drawing this doll was truly one of the greatest pleasures of my life. ADR is all whimsy and colour and glittering glamour layered over a slamming hot body. The perfect fashion paper doll. She unreservedly loved the tribute, with effusive exclamation marks!!! I love you Anna Dello Russo!!!

The striding stance of the doll is an homage to the work of Tommy Ton, whose photos of ADR are currently being exhibited in The Room at the Bay flagship in Toronto. Tommy is a total inspiration both as an image maker and a fashion careerist. To get a sense of the synchronicity between shooter and subject, this interview on is a must read.

Big, heartfelt thanks to Anna Dello Russo, Tommy Ton, Christopher Sherman and everyone at The Bay for a beautiful opportunity to participate in a true fashion moment. Love!!!

Thanks to Sharon at The Backseat Stylers for capturing ADR and the dolls at the signing!

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    1. Congrats! She looks fantastic :)

      Comment by Sarah Von — April 21 2011 @ 9:17 am
    2. She’s lovely! Still need to sort out a trial cutting on my machine at some point but we are still in limbo housing wise and I’m reluctant to start anything.

      Also my sister is opening her studio some point soon. Maybe you guys should meet up as she is much more fashion forward than I am. She’s not much of a blogger though.

      Comment by Starry — April 21 2011 @ 10:32 am
    3. So beautiful! For some reason, I feel like this particular doll really captures your style perfectly. The range of the outfits and of the heads gives a good feel for how you design your drawings. Love it!

      Comment by Ellie Di — April 21 2011 @ 12:55 pm
    4. So excited to see your ADR paper doll, it look amazing!! Her little dog is so cute.

      Comment by Cherie City — April 21 2011 @ 3:07 pm
    5. These are amazing! Your best yet!

      Comment by Wendy — April 21 2011 @ 4:31 pm
    6. Congrats, Danielle! Really happy that it was you who got to do it. Amazing job!

      Comment by Nelia - Style Blog — April 22 2011 @ 12:42 am
    7. Man I love her style, but her legs seriously scares me! Ah!


      Comment by Aina — April 25 2011 @ 9:30 am
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    10. I meant to say this a looong time ago, but congrats on the ADR paper doll project for the Bay, Danielle! You did a fantastic job, as always.

      Thanks for the link love too – much appreciated. Although, the link seems to go to your profile. ;)

      Comment by Sharon (The Backseat Stylers) — May 27 2011 @ 8:16 pm
    11. Sharon – thanks for the heads up, fixed!

      Comment by Danielle — May 30 2011 @ 9:13 am
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