dinner featured a Kitty centerpiece doll, and a Tyler dinner doll.
They were both in a black and dark salmon color combo. Tyler's
gown has a black velvet bodice with a straight neckline. Salmon
silk charmeuse "sashes" are attached in the back, over the shoulder,
through antique gold & black round ornaments on either side, making
a cross over the bodice in front and finally...tie in back to
form a long thin double train. The skirt is form fitting to the
ankle and made of the same salmon fabric. Long black gloves over
bendy arms. Her black velvet shoes have a similar gold & black
ornamentation as is on the dress. Sherry Miller face paint with
lips that match the gown perfectly. Subtle eyeshadow, blue-grey
eyes & blonde brows. I've never seen this hairstyle...front is
like Standing Ovation, the way the hair is pulled into a sidebang.
Her blonde hair is parted in the middle and is in an updo, the
likes of which I have never seen before on any other Tyler. Very
simple gold drop bead earrings. The final touch, a black velvet
mask adorned with beads & feathers with a gold ribbon wrapped
around the mask holder. She's a beauty!
Robert started his speech on a serious note with a tribute to
the people of New York who pulled together so heroically after
the tragedy of September 11th. You could tell that his words were
from the heart...he became very sentimental. He then continued
on with his usual witty, dry humor...making mistakes so that the
collectors would have the pleasure of correcting him. He started
his talk with his definition of "Bewitching Beauty"..."A person
of spectacular beauty who casts a spell on you". For most of us,
the person who first cast that spell upon us would be our mother.
dolls were distributed there was a spectacular raffle.
There were many, many loot laden tables of raffle items to tempt
The raffle was done while Robert Tonner was visiting with doll
collectors and doing signings.