The Golden Gate Gene Club
A Fashion Doll Club
Sunday August 17, 2003
At the Oakland Library, Oakland California


Ernesto Padro-Campos. Ernesto has been featured in Barbie Bazzar and is well known for his Fashion Doll photographs. He devoted a whole photoshoot and lecture for our club and presented slides during his talk. His theme was mixing and matching of new and vintage pieces of doll clothing, accesories and props. What he presented was a visual feast.
Using natural light and supplemental reflectors he created doll masterpieces with his simple Pentax Camera.
His subjects ranged from Sydney, Tiny Kitty in a Francie coat, Miss America, Madra, Gene and Trent, to Mdvanni. Things that set his pictures apart from the average are his playful usage of light, and the props he uses on his doll sized sets. Some of the props he used were a tiny Buddah found in the Fillmore, San Francisco and a table that was a rosewood pottery stand purchases in Japantown.


Angelina UFDC
Convention Doll.


Matt/Sean and Sydney
UFDC Convention Dolls.



Career Tyler in a Jadde Lee

Basic Sydney in gown
by Gary Alston.










Tonner Club doll Jane
with Matt/Sean.


Check out the cute
print in the fabric.


18" rewigged
and freckled
Anne Estelle dolls.

Premiere Pink skirt redone into separates
Madame Alexander sweater


Repainted and wigged
Madra in a Retro's dress.

Best Bet Gene in a
Box Pleat Fashion.
Mitzy poses with her.



Cara in denim by
Brenda Starr in
Dragonfly Ball dress.


Time quickly went by as we shared our latest dolls and then had a raffle at the end of the meeting. It was a treat to see so many of the latest Convention and special Event dolls up close and personal. As usual it was a pleasure to be able to visit with so many doll friends.

Articulated Tyler in Soho Blues

Takara Blythe Doll. Pulling the string attached to the back of her neck makes the dolls eyes change into 4 different colors.

Articulated Tyler
wearing a white lacey
Seventeen Doll Dress.

Brenda Starr in Violet's purple dress.
Aspen Sydney.




Brenda Starr
Reporter in Red
wearing Tropico.



Kitty, Sophie, and
Clea Bella wearing
dress from Bill Jone's workshop.

Ski Bunny Sophie.


Matt/Sean with
combed out hair.

Focus on Fashion Sydney


Redone Trent (Russell)


Matt/Sean, Sydney,
and Russell.
Russell, Rusty and Terry are redone Trents by Patrice Wagner.

Aspen Sydney
and Rusty.


Terry wearing a Patriotic shirt with Firebird Sydney in Polo Match.

Boy toys shoes are
from Affordable Designs

Basil St. John with two Sydneys.

The raffle table was loaded with prizes.


Group shot with lots of dolls!