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I AM PLEASED TO PRESENT THE WINNERS OF COUTURE DOLL DESIGN CHALLENGE 4

IN THE PROFESSIONAL DIVISION: ANITA STOKLOSA

All six of Anita's designs will be featured in an upcoming Fashion Doll Quarterly magazine. Anita also wins from Couture Doll Shops a six month rent free shop. Finally from Tonner Doll Company she wins Freedom for Fashion Sor Aiko. Congratulations Anita!

IN THE INTERMEDIATE DIVISION: CHOLO AYUYAO

Three of Cholo's designs(Designer's choice) will be featured in an upcoming Fashion Doll Quarterly magazine. From Angelic Dreamz Cholo will received the beautiful Platinum Cami Basic doll. Congratulations Cholo!

IN THE BEGINNER DIVISION: KEVIN ROBERTS

Kevin's choice of one design will be featured in an upcoming Fashion Doll Quarterly magazine. Kevin also receives from Tonner Doll Company, Galadriel. Congratulations Kevin!

 

PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE: JULIA PESHKOVA

Julia will receive In Focus: Digital Photography for the Doll Collector by Pat Henry. Donated by Pat Henry.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS of CDDC 4!!!

I would like to thank all of our Resident and Guest judges for their hard work in helping to make this Competition a success. Without you, judges, there would not be CDDC!!! Thank you so much for your help.

I would like to thank Pat Henry of FDQ for supporting CDDC. Thanks to George Gonzalez at Angelic Dreamz and Robert Tonner of Tonner Doll company. Special thanks to Dot Festeu, Manager of our sister site Couture Doll Shops for all her help, for donating a wonderful prize, and for tirelessly writing our CDDC blog. Thanks again this year to Tamara Casey, Designs by Jude for providing all the Challenge winner prizes. Thanks to all of you for sponsoring CDDC with your generous donations.

Finally thanks to all the contestants that came together for the last three months to be a part of CDDC 4. Special thanks to the fourteen who "made it to the end". Thanks to all who competed, sent in their designs, and delighted us with their imagination and talents.

Job well done, you made it work Designers!!!


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF

CHALLENGE SIX!!!

BEGINNER: KEVIN ROBERTS

INTERMEDIATE: CHOLO AYUYAO

PROFESSIONAL: SUYANEE WONGCHOTWIRIYAKIT

WELL DONE!!!

Photography Winner: Mark Tinkey

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS!!!


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF

CHALLENGE FIVE!!!

BEGINNER: KEVIN ROBERTS

INTERMEDIATE: CHOLO AYUYAO

PROFESSIONAL: SUYANEE WONGCHOTWIRIYAKIT

WELL DONE!!!

Photography Winner: Julia Peshkova

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS!!!


 

HERE IT IS...THE FINAL FRONTIER

CHALLENGE SIX:  AG for GG

Your final challenge will be what this competition is all about...Avant Garde(AG) and who better to inspire you to the heights of Avant Garde, but the embodiment of AG herself...Lady Gaga.  This superstar is Avant Garde to the max with a little splash of fantasy to keep everyone on their toes and speaking of toes don't forget those Gaga shoes.  Wherever she goes Lady G goes there in Avant Garde style.  Heck I'd like to bet that she wears AG to take out her garbage!!!  With that in mind your final challenge is to design an outfit that would suit Lady G to a T.

Guest Judges: Matt Sutton and Matt Trujillo


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF

CHALLENGE FOUR!!!

BEGINNER: SUE TOWNSON

INTERMEDIATE: CHOLO AYUYAO

PROFESSIONAL: SUYANEE WONGCHOTWIRIYAKIT

WELL DONE!!!

Photography Winner: Julia Peshkova

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS!!!


Second to Last!!!

CHALLENGE FIVE:  SAY KONICHIWA TO FASHION


This week the Far East inspires our challenge.  We go to the land of the rising sun for our challenge and take one of the most recognizable and famous national dress to the couture realm.  The traditional Japanese kimono is one of the most beautiful forms of dress.  In this challenge you will take a traditional kimono and turn it into a couture fashion.  The gloves are off and the fans are down on this one, the judges want to see the kimono looking like we've never seen it before.

Guest Judge: Durelle Brown


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF

CHALLENGE THREE!!!

BEGINNER: DMITRY PUZANOV

INTERMEDIATE: CHOLO AYUYAO

PROFESSIONAL: ANITA STOKLOSA

WELL DONE!!!

Photography Winner: Anj Calvo

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS!!!


 

Can you believe it...we are already half way through CDDC4!!!

 

CHALLENGE FOUR:  I'M READY FOR MY CLOSE UP MR. DEMILLE(thanks to Judge Rob)

Guest Judge: Jim Faraone

“The Hollywood Gown” in golden age Hollywood was a time when there were gowns designed for film stars and movie rolls, by designers known worldwide.  Designers such as Adrian, Edith Head, and Irene, were known for their film gowns.  Fashion and the movies have been married since the first moving pictures.  There were times when the gown made the film and made even bigger the starlet who wore it, catapulting her into the next big "it" girl.  This challenge is to create the perfect “Hollywood Gown”.  The gown has to be modern while also giving a nod to those famous Hollywood designers of yesteryear. The gown must be camera ready and starlet bound, it must look good from all angles and must provide that perfect “Hollywood publicity still”. 

 


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF

CHALLENGE TWO!!!

BEGINNER: DMITRY PUZANOV

INTERMEDIATE: ELENA PROKHOROVA

PROFESSIONAL: MARIA USTYNOVSKA

WELL DONE!!!

Photography Winner: Anj Calvo

Honorable Mention: Elena Prokhorova


CHALLENGE THREE:

CHALLENGE THREE:  HANDS UP!  THIS IS A MASH UP!

Guest Judge: David Buttry


This week your challenge is to mash things up a bit.  You will take two famous design houses and design a couture fashion that mixes the famous elements of both houses while not flat out copying either house's designs.   Examples that you might use(but you are not limited to these designers) would be Valentino to Valentina (Versace), Givenchy to Galliano, (Vivienne) Westwood to (Jason) Wu, (Alexander) McQueen to (Stella) McCartney…  The design houses should be on different ends of the fashion spectrum so that it is a true fashion mash-up!  Mix 'em up and see what you get.

Challenge Three is due March 19 @ 9:00 am PDT.


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF

CHALLENGE ONE!!!

BEGINNER: SUE TOWNSON

INTERMEDIATE: CHOLO AYUYAO

PROFESSIONAL: ANITA STOKLOSA

WELL DONE!!!

Photography Winner: Anj Calvo

Honorable Mention: Cholo Ayuyao and Gordana Niemela


 

Moving right along.......Here is your...

CHALLENGE TWO:  YOU'LL BE AS ANGRY AS A BIRD OVER THIS ONE.

Guest Judge: Tamara Casey

In 2011 a Finnish official's wife made a big splash on the fashion scene by wearing a dress that depicted an angry bird from the video game of the same name.  To make you leave your comfort zones and think right outside of the box...video game box that is, this week your challenge is to design an outfit that represents a well known video game.  Now don't be tricked here into the world of costume.  This is Couture we are looking for, not costume.  Producing a costume will lose you points, so don't be an Angry Bird and Fallout on this one.  You show this Little Big Planet what you can do with Mario and his pals!!!

Challenge Two is due March 4 @ 9:00 pm PST.


 

Are you Ready???

Designers...start your sewing machines....

Here we go...

CHALLENGE ONE:  BE A SPORT!

Guest Judge: Dal Lowenbein


This challenge is sure to have you running a few laps around the internet to research this up and  coming trend.  Fashion forecasters have predicted that this year's Spring designs will favour the sporty look but in a couture way.  Your first challenge is to design an outfit that has a sporty flair but is definitely in the couture realm.  What we are asking here is for couture, not ready to wear, so be careful here to keep your design in the couture realm.  Beginners may use a pattern to "design" their outfit.  Even when using a pattern, Beginners, the judges will expect you to put your own signature into it.  On your marks, get set...GO!!!

Challenge One is due February 19 @ 9:00 pm PST.


 

Here are your designers for CDDC 4

BEGINNER  
Agarva Moller Australia
Alison McMahon Johnson USA
Ann Minosky Canada
Cynda Woffenden USA
Dmitry Puzanov Russia
George Macias USA
Kevin Roberts USA
Sue Townson England
Theo Malloy USA
Vicky Lujan-Gibbs USA
INTERMEDIATE  
Anj Calvo Phillippines
Anna Kadachegova Russia
Breck Sullivan-Carpenter USA
Cholo Ayuyao Philippines
Elena Prokhorova Russia
Jason Kramer USA
Joe Coloff USA
Julia Peshkova Russia
Julia Rebeskova Russia
Mark Tinkey USA
Olga Ermolaeva Russia
PROFESSIONAL  
Anita Stoklosa Poland
Anna Lipka Poland
Gordana Niemela USA
Maria Ustynovska Ukraine
Suyanee Wongchotwiriyakit Thailand

Welcome to all our wonderful designers!


CDDC 4

Yes...CDDC 4 is back, starting February 4, 2012.

Once again CDDC will be 6 Challenges with the emphasis on COUTURE. Contestants will again have two weeks to complete a challenge. This time there will be some big changes, some new judges and new categories. Yes after much discussion with judges, I've decided to have three different categories for contestants to compete in.

There will be a Beginner, Intermediate and Professional categories. Beginners being those who have been sewing for two years or less and have only ever used commercial patterns. Intermediates are those who have more than two years experience sewing and have designed their own patterns. Professional speaks for itself. They are the contestants that do this for a living or as a hobby, but often sell their items.

All contestants will compete in the same challenge, but with different expectations. For example if the challenge was to produce a Goth outfit, then Beginners could do so using a pattern while giving it their own personal touches. The other contestants will not be allowed to use commercial patterns, but will have therules geared to their expertise.

There will be room for 10 contestants in each category. But please go ahead and apply everyone, for if by the deadline say 13 contestants have applied for the Beginner, 12 for the Intermediate and 5 for the Professional, then we would go ahead with those numbers. In other words, there will be 30 contestants chosen and will fill up the categories accordingly.

So send us a small blurb about yourself and how long you've been sewing and what you've been doing. Also send 1 to 3 pics of recent items you have done.

If you've competed before in CDDC, you are more than welcome to return again to compete. The only stipulation on that is, last years Winner has to wait a year to compete again.

So let's go, you have until January 27, 2012 at midnight Pacific Standard Time to get your entry in. Send pics and small bio to Larraine at barbigirl@shaw.ca

CDDC will begin with the first challenge on February 4th.

Make it work, designers!!!


Host Larraine

barbigirl@shaw.ca


The Prizes:

Our Grand Prize: For the winner of each division, their designs will once again be featured in an upcoming issue of FDQ Magazine. For the Professional division all six designs will be shown. For the Intermediate division three designs(designer's choice) will be shown and for the Beginner division one design will be shown(designer's choice).

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION: From Couture Doll Shops a six month rent free shop on Couture Doll Shops site, this will also include shop set up/website(if the winner does not already have a site). From Tonner Doll Company, Freedom for Fashion Sori Aiko.

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION: From Angelic Dreamz a beautiful Platinum Cami Basic doll.

BEGINNER DIVISION: From Tonner Doll Company, Galadriel.

Best Photography Prize: In Focus: Digital Photography for the Doll Collector by Pat Henry

Each Challenge Winner with receive PDF Pattern of choice from Designs By Jude

 

This year our sponsors are:

Pat Henry - FDQ Magazine

Robert Tonner - Tonner Doll Co.

Dot Festeu - Couture Doll Shops

Tamara Casey - Designs By Jude

George Gonzalez - Angelic Dreamz

 

Here are the Resident and Guest Judges:

Resident Judges:

Hilda Westervelt - Bellissima Couture

Rob Thompson - Robs Dolls
Malinda Zelazo - Doll Collector and Fashion enthusiast

 

Guest Judges:
David Buttry - Integrity Toys
Jim Faraone - IFDC
Dal Lowenbein - Dal's Dolls
Durelle Brown - Chic Indulgence
Tamara Casey - Designs By Jude
Matt Sutton & Matt Trujillo - Custom Designs by Matt Sutton

 

Again this year our fabulous and informative blog will be done by our Blogmeister, Dot Festeu who is also our manager over at our sister site Couture Doll Shops and a sponsor.

The Designers for the fourth edition of Couture Doll Design Challenge are:

BEGINNER  
Agarva Moller Australia
Ann Minosky Canada
Dimitry Puzanov Russia
Kevin Roberts USA
Sue Townson England
Theo Malloy USA
Vicky Lujan-Gibbs USA
INTERMEDIATE  
Anj Calvo Phillippines
Anna Kadachegova Russia
Breck Sullivan-Carpenter USA
Cholo Ayuyao Philippines
Elena Prokhorova Russia
Jason Kramer USA
Joe Coloff USA
Julia Peshkova Russia
Julia Rebeskova Russia
Mark Tinkey USA
Olga Ermolaeva Russia
PROFESSIONAL  
Anita Stoklosa Poland
Anna Lipka Poland
Cynda Woffenden USA
Gordana Niemela USA
Maria Ustynovska Ukraine
Suyanee Wongchotwiriyakit Thailand