“Who’s Been In?” Pink Bubbles “Clients Of The Week” That’s Who!

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P.B.D.S. Clients – #0055, #0056, #0057, #0058

From the collections of Gary & Steven!

 All dolls have secret lives as we all know. Here’s a peek into a few…

Welcome back everybody, I’m so happy you’ve all dropped by!

The spa has really been hopping this week and with so many gorgeous faces coming and going, I’d thought you’d all like to take a peek and see who answered the “Beauty Roll Call” this week at Pink Bubbles!

First up were Gary’s girls, three beautiful Fashion Royalty ladies in need of hair consultations. With the exception of a quick eye color change for one of them, there was no need to touch their lovely faces…they were already perfection!

The first gal is “Sophia” who requested a classic Sophia Loren style. I tried my best to pay homage to the Italian screen goddess as shown in the photos below.

Here’s Sophia before:

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And after:

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“Bella!”

 

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Next up is a style we dubbed “Cheers!” named for its inspiration…the beautiful Carmen Dell’Orefice who toasts us with a delicious cocktail at the bewitching hour of midnight!

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Here she is before:

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And after:

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Here’s the mysterious and elusive “Dark Swan” Elise Jolie as she looked when she arrived:

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And again (Gasp!) sans braid:

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To round things off, a sassy Bubble Cut with an identity crisis from the collection of Steven!

A brilliant concept of a #1 Barbie face-paint on a Bubble Cut…reinterpreted by the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa staff!

Here’s how she looked when she arrived:

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And after:

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Needless to say, it was a busy afternoon!

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Thanks as always for dropping in and do so again next week for another peek into the lives of some of your favorite fashion dolls!

Thank you Gary for sending your beautiful Fashion Royalty girls in to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

And another thank you goes out to Steven for sharing his #1 Bubble Cut with us as well!

Visit the “Book An Appointment” tab at the top of the page to treat your own doll to her own day of beauty at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Spa packages as well as individual services are available.

Please visit again soon for more dolly adventures!

 

 

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A “Torch Song” From Miss Joan Crawford!

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P.B.D.S. Client – #0054

From the collection of Rosanna!

 All dolls have secret lives as we all know. Here’s a peek into one of them…

Welcome back to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! I’m so happy you’ve all dropped in this week as we had a very special celebrity client come in…Miss Joan Crawford!

Now Joan Crawford is truly one of my all-time favorite actresses and as you can well imagine the girls here at Pink Bubbles were very excited to meet this silver screen legend in the vinyl flesh!

Vera took the phone call of course and excitedly repeated her conversation with the Academy Award winner back to me…

 “Good afternoon Pink Bubbles Doll Spa, this is Vera Frost…how may I help you?”

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“Hello Vera, this is Joan Crawford. I’d like to come in tomorrow for a hair dressing consultation…is there an appointment available? Your spa has come highly recommended to me by my dearest friend Elizabeth. Now Vera, it’s so very important that I look my absolute best as I’m sure you’ve read in all the papers that I’m going to begin rehearsals for my first Technicolor film “Torch Song” this week. I need a fresh new look that suits my character “Jenny Stewart…Broadway star!”

“Of course Miss Crawford, we’d be happy to see you at 10:30, would that be a good time?”

“That’s absolutely perfect Vera, we’ll make it 9:00 a.m. sharp then! I’ll be bringing a few of my costumes along so we can see how everything works together. I’ll see you tomorrow, Good-bye dear!”

“Well, I guess we’ll be starting our day a bit earlier than we thought!” I said to Vera, anticipating the following days arrival of the illustrious star.

Unlocking the front door at 8:00 a.m. the following morning to prepare, Daffy and Beatrice were already making their way in from the parking lot. Vera pulled up in her pink Chevy convertible at 8:20 which was a good thing as Miss Crawford’s sleek black limousine pulled up at precisely 8:30! Obviously keeping one step ahead of Joan Crawford wasn’t going to be easy!

Vera barely had time to check her lipstick and stow-away her pocketbook before Joan’s driver opened the door allowing Miss Crawford to make her entrance. “Vera dear! I’m so excited to meet you!” said Joan taking her hand. “Oh what a charming room…all shades of pink, so flattering for your raven hair and I just adore that pop of color in the front…is that lavender? How…unique!”

“Why thank you Miss Crawford, I…” was all Vera managed to say before Joan turned to greet the rest of us who had gathered at Vera’s well-appointed reception desk. “Hello everyone, I’m Joan!” she said smiling, introducing herself to the staff while shaking all our hands. A pretty exciting morning I must say!

Taking off her stunning black sable coat, white satin head scarf and matching gloves she handed them all off to her driver. “I know we’re going to have a marvelous morning together ladies! John, please take those things to the dressing rooms, and be careful of those costumes…Daffy dear can you show John the way? I just can’t wait to get started…shall we?” Hooking her arm into mine, “Mildred Pierce” herself escorted me towards my station!

Seated in my chair, Joan described what had led her here to us in the first place. She was very unhappy with the hairstyle options presented to her at the studio for her upcoming film and after a luncheon with her pal “La Liz” (who by the way raved about Pink Bubbles!) knew she had to come see us!

Always re-inventing her image, Joan instructed me she wanted something sophisticated and fresh. Something new, exciting and young…well, mostly young!

Sitting in my chair, she told me it was time her public met a new Joan Crawford…a Joan Crawford ready for a new decade…a fresh look that says:

“Welcome to the future!”

“Welcome to Technicolor!”

“Welcome to 1953!”

And with that we said goodbye to the old Joan…

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and “Hello!” to the new!

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New hairstyle, enhanced eyebrows, fuller lips and added glamor lashes all come together to create Joan’s latest version of herself…and she loved it!

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Joan couldn’t wait to see how her new look worked with the films wardrobe and gave our staff a private fashion show of a few of her “Torch Song” costumes designed and made for Joan by her favorite designer Liz Cole of LizRetros!

Here’s Joan in her rehearsal costume:

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Joan can’t help being a “Two-Faced Woman!” treating us to a few steps from her dance routine!

 

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A day none of us will soon forget came to an end as Joan packed up her things and bid us all farewell! She promised Vera to messenger over a signed portrait for the “Wall of Fame” very soon as well as some movie tickets for the films release.

True to her word it wasn’t long before the whole Pink Bubbles staff consisting of me, Vera, Daffy, Beatrice and Madge had a “girls night-out” at the movies…courtesy of my favorite “Screen Queen” Miss Joan Crawford!

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As the theater lights began to dim, I settled into the comfy velvet seat, fresh popcorn in hand. With the opening credits beginning to roll, I couldn’t help but recall Joan’s recent visit to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa and the words she spoke from my chair:

“Welcome to the future!”

“Welcome to Technicolor!”

“Welcome to 1953!”

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Thank you Rosanna for sending your Joan Crawford doll to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

And a special “thank you” to Liz for the wonderful “Torch Song” creations! They are truly amazing!

Please visit Liz at:

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Visit the “Book An Appointment” tab at the top of the page to treat your own doll to her own day of beauty at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Spa packages as well as individual services are available.

Please visit again soon for another dolly adventure!

Meet The Pink Bubbles Doll Spa Staff! – Vera Frost

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Client Reception – Ms. Vera Frost

Vera is our front desk receptionist here at Pink Bubbles and the first of our staff you’re likely to meet when you arrive for your beauty appointments. Vera handles all incoming telephone inquiries and schedules appointments. She appreciates promptness and strongly encourages spa guests to be on time!

 Remember, all dolls have secret lives as we all know. Here’s a peek into Vera’s…

Born Vera Grimhilde in 19?2, she originally hails from Swamp Bottom, Mississippi. Upon her arrival, the only child of Gaylord and Earlene Grimhilde shocked the delivery doctor and nurses with the natural lavender streak in her raven black hair. Needless to say jealously was rampant amongst the other infants in the hospital’s nursery that day!

According to Vera, she was a lovely, well-mannered child who grew into a stunning teenager. She won and held the title of “Miss Swamp Bottom” for three consecutive years at the local county fair during high school. Though riding in parades and cutting ribbons was indeed exciting, Vera, a naturally ambitious girl, was not content to just sit on her laurels as a reigning beauty queen and marry into Swamp Bottom society…she wanted more!

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After graduation, Vera left her hometown and landed her first job as receptionist at “Happy Homes Interior Design” in the larger city of Jackson, where she met and eventually married her much older boss…when the divorce from his jealous wife was finalized.

The couples new-found happiness was unfortunately cut short when the first of her three husbands slipped and fell into the mighty Niagara Falls while mugging for the camera on their honeymoon. His body was never recovered. Feeling she would be somewhat unwelcome at “Happy Homes Interiors” upon her return, Vera wisely decided to move on.

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Blessed with self-admitted good taste, and of course time well-spent observing the “tricks-of-the-trade” of the decorators at “Happy Homes”, Vera proudly takes credit for the glamorous interior design of the Pink Bubbles client reception lounge.

Vera’s next position was receptionist and part-time mattress model at the “Beddy-Buy Mattress Co.” showroom located in Little Hope, Texas. Soon spotted by “Heartbreak Motel” purchasing agent Alfred Smellie in town on a mattress buying trip, Vera began a whirlwind romance ending in marriage on an overnight jaunt to Las Vegas. Tragedy struck again for the new bride when her betrothed died suddenly in the honeymoon suite. Unbeknownst to the new Mrs. Smellie, her more mature husband had a severe heart condition and the sight of his bride in her Fredericks of Hollywood “Naughty Night-y” proved to be too much for him.

Looking for a fresh start, a move to Los Angeles, California was next for Vera where not only a dream job but another ill-fated romance awaited!

Vera interviewed for and won the coveted title of “V.I.P. Receptionist” at the famous Max Factor Make-Up Studio located on Highland Avenue in Hollywood.

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In charge of celebrity clients, her duties also included management of the legendary Blond, Brunette and Red-Head consultation rooms on the first floor. Vera was finally in her element!

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Another chance at romance soon followed while having lunch at the “Snow White Cafe” on Hollywood Boulevard nearby.

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Short on tables at the popular eatery, Vera took the fateful stool next to a Mr. Gilbert Frost, famous wig designer to the stars! Enchanted by the lavender swirl in Vera’s hair, he asked her permission to replicate the unique streak in his new line of wigs to be produced and sold by his best friend and business associate Miss Eva Gabor. Soon, Vera’s pastel trademark streak was seen on the wigged heads of Hollywood luminaries such as Ann Miller, Joey Heatherton and Eydie Gorme!


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Vera, heady with a bit of fame as the inspiration to the very successful wig line, threw caution to the wind and romance soon followed!

Blissfully in love, an impromptu third marriage to Mr. Frost soon followed with the happy couple, oddly accompanied by her husbands long-time male secretary Thom, headed to Palm Springs for their honeymoon getaway. Unfortunately for Vera, tragedy comes in three’s and marital bliss was not to last.

In true Hollywood Babylon fashion, alone in the honeymoon suite, Vera awoke to hear her husband Gilbert arguing with Thom in the adjoining room when shots suddenly rang out in the night. Police later escorted a crazed Thom from the scene still wearing an askew Eva Gabor “Vera” wig on his head muttering incoherently. The circumstances that led to the murder remain a mystery. Widowed yet again, the following scandal rocked the wig world and Vera lost her job at Max Factor’s due to all of the bad publicity.

Vowing never again to marry, Vera retains the “Frost” she acquired from her final husband and still receives royalty’s from the “Vera” line of wigs to this very day.

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Concentrating solely on her professional career, the spa welcomed Vera into the Pink Bubbles family in 1963.

She’s been scandal-free ever since!

We hope you enjoyed getting to know our very own Pink Bubbles Doll Spa’s Client Receptionist…Miss Vera Frost!

Please visit us again next week for another dolly adventure!

 Visit the “Book An Appointment” tab at the top of the page to treat your own doll to her own day of beauty at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Spa packages as well as individual services are available.

 

 



 


A Baker’s Dozen For Holly!

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P.B.D.S. Client – #0053

From the collection of Rachel!

 All dolls have secret lives as we all know. Here’s a peek into one of them…

Hello everybody and welcome back to Pink Bubbles!

I’d like you all to meet Holly, our latest spa make-over client. Now Holly’s as sweet as they come, in fact she’s just as sweet as the delicious glazed doughnuts I pick up every morning from the family owned “Hole-In-One Doughnut House” on my way in to work. I tell you we just couldn’t start our day here at the spa without them and heaven forbid if Vera doesn’t have her coffee and Bear Claw before the phones start ringing at her desk!

I was delighted to find her name as I scanned Vera’s appointment book and looked forward to seeing her in my chair at 10:30 that morning. Of course she came bearing extra tasty treats packed inside the pale pink box we’ve all come to know and love. It looks like my Playtex Living Girdle is going to have to put in some overtime this week:

 

Holly’s already a very pretty girl and unlike me needs no help in the figure department either! Her svelte T-N-T waistline is still intact which is amazing considering the line of business her families in.

Her mother Faye is also a client of mine and of course you know how mother’s are…she can’t help but keep me updated on her daughters social life. Quick over the counter reports are common as I pay for my doughnuts and even more detailed accounts while sitting in my chair once every two weeks. Now as you all know I’m not one to repeat gossip…so you better listen close the first time!

Now according to Faye, Holly has eyes for Steve…he’s that great looking delivery guy who drops off the flour, sugar and yeast to the bakery on Thursday afternoons. Well, today happens to be Thursday so by my own calculations Holly has to be out of here by 12:30 at the latest so she can get home, change and be back behind the counter by 2:00 looking gorgeous! (Not that I know anything about what’s going on with Holly wanting to be asked out for a date by Steve…I have always prided myself in minding my own business!)

Here’s Holly as she looked when she first arrived:

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Starting off with all the right ingredients already, Holly I know will be a sweet vision indeed for Steve when I’ve finished…I’m just saying!

Daffy escorted Holly to the back where she began her treatments with our Pink Bubbles Beauty Bath for Face & Body. Her long blonde hair was washed, conditioned and re-set in the youthful style Holly loves. She requested and was given a pretty red hair bow, leaving me wondering what she was going to wear that afternoon for Steve…which is none of my business.

Her lashes were in need of some attention so they were tidied up a bit. I saw that her nose and chin were beginning to fade to yellow (which seems to be common occurrence with the younger Mod set) so a light color-wash was done that evened out her complexion. I soon discovered that little spot below her eye was indeed a beauty mark embedded in her skin and wouldn’t budge!  Fresh eyebrows were next and were re-done in a pale blond. She also needed  an application of fresh pink to her lips so I color-matched a shade just for her. A bit of blush repair ended my work and she finished her Pink Bubbles visit at the manicurist table with Madge.

A quick reminder of Holly’s “before” look:

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And the fresh Pink Bubbles version:

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An overview of her “Before & After” pics:

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Wow! What a knock-out!

Well according to mother Faye, a baker’s dozen of pretty pink roses were delivered to Holly at the “Hole-In-One Doughnut House” before closing! Of course they are now proudly displayed right next to the cash register, tended to lovingly by her mother who tells everyone who comes in that they were sent to her daughter. I saw them this morning and they are indeed lovely and smell wonderful. In fact, I noticed they were the exact same color as Holly’s fresh lips! I only counted twelve in the vase though…the thirteenth I soon discovered was tucked neatly behind Holly’s ear as she carefully placed Vera’s Bear Claw inside that very familiar pink pastry box!

Thanks again Rachel for sending “Holly” to The Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! The staff looks forward to meeting more of your girls soon!

Visit the “Book An Appointment” tab at the top of the page to treat your own doll to her own day of beauty at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Spa packages as well as individual services are available.

Please visit us again next week for another dolly adventure!