Madame Alexander 1957 ELISE DOLL stands 16.5" wearing "1957 BRIDE ENSEMBLE! Including ORIGINAL TAGGED DOUBLE TULLE TIERS OVER ORGANDY GOWN with AMAZING ORIGINAL WIDE IVORY "SLIPPER SATIN" SASH sewn in place at back so TAILS OF SASH CASCADE DOWN BACK OF GOWN. THE BODICE IS IVORY SATEEN with RARE ORIGINAL FLORAL "MINI-BOUQUET" at neckline with ELEGANT TULLE SHOULDER WRAP. In her hair, she wears ORIGINAL RARE FLORAL CORONET attached to ORIGINAL CHAPEL LENGTH VEIL double layered, plus ORIGINAL FLORAL BRIDAL BOUQUET the flowers in this bouquet match the flowers in her neckline and in her floral coronet! With newly added additional tulle and satin ribbons.
When I first received this ensemble, it was so exquisite that I thought for sure the tulle had been replaced---then I found the one tiny age spot and it reassured me THIS GOWN IS ALL ORIGINAL! The veil was also incredibly pristine---except for a few tiny age spots---the original owner had not attempted to clean so I did not either.
I was told the gown had never been laundered---which explains IT'S AMAZING ORIGINAL STRUT!! To "step out in style", Miss Elise wears NEW CUSTOM MADE REPLICA WHITE STRAPPY HEELS, ORIGINAL SHEER HOSE, ORIGINAL SATEEN LACE TRIMMED PANTIES.Plus adorable "Something borrowed, SOMETHING BLUE" ELASTIC GARTER with one vtg blue flower & sparkle center. A Madame Alexander IVORY NYLON LONG PETTICOAT with STIFF ORIGINAL TULLE makes her GOWN SUPERBLY STRUT! Miss Elise LOVES TO "STRUT HER STUFF" so she requested a second petticoat, adding I just love THE SPARKLE! ---A NEW WHITE SPARKLE CRINOLINE w/ satin ribbon trim and extra stiff tulle to wear underneath her Alexander Petticoat.
TOGETHER THESE TWO PETTICOATS REALLY DO GIVE HER GOWN LIFT LIKE NONE OTHER! THIS IS TRULY AN EXCEPTIONAL ELISE BRIDE DOLL! She requested NEW CUSTOM MADE IVORY LACE FINGERLESS GLOVES with NEW CUSTOM MADE "JUST FOR ME" MARVELLA "PEARL" BRACELET & NECKLACE!
SHE IS READY FOR HER WEDDING DAY! This RARE 1957 BRIDE #1650 ENSEMBLE came to my collection without Elise---This Elise doll was chosen to wear it because she is an EARLY GIRL---A 1957 ELISE MADE WITH COLOR INFUSED CHEEKS that are still "FEVER CHEEKS"---A PERFECT CHOICE TO BE OUR BLUSHING BRIDE!
She has ORIGINAL ELISE TOSCA BLONDE WIG with TIGHT CURL BANGS & CENTER STITCHED WIG. I added a VTG DOLL HAIRNET to hold her curls secure underneath her amazing veil.ELISE HAS VIVID ORIGINAL FACE COLOR: CORAL PINK LIPS, "FEVER CHEEKS", SINGLE STROKE BROWS, & delicate under EYE LASHES. She has ORIGINAL IRIDESCENT "BLUE GOLD" CRYSTAL CLEAR SLEEP EYES with FULL ORIGINAL BRUSH LASHES. These Early Girls did not have nail color so her nails are "flesh color".
I make no claim that Miss Elise is Mint---she is NOT MINT BUT A BEAUTIFUL DOLL with no splits or cracks that I have found. She has EVEN BODY TONE & is WELL STRUNG---A JOY TO POSE! HER SHAPELY LITTLE LEGS ACTUALLY "LOCK" INTO PLACE after being bent! There are a few "age spots" you may find if you look very closely: ONE ON HER TULLE OVERSKIRT actually under the satin ribbon of her bridal bouquet. And another two tiny spots on her tulle veil, at the back, difficult to see with the fullness of her veil.Please feel free to request extra photos of these tiny flaws in her attire. Miss Elise is an EARLY GIRL WITHOUT EARRING HOLES. Some 1957 Elise Dolls wore earrings, some did not. COLOR PHOTOS OF "1957 BRIDE #1650" CAN BE FOUND on page 11 of the book THE ELISE FILES by Kiley Ruwe Shaw. It shows close-up photos of FLORAL CORONET, CHAPEL LENGTH VEIL, SATEEN PANTIES, BOUQUET & GOWN as worn by this Elise Doll.
Kiley states the tag on these gowns could be BLUE, YELLOW OR RED. This gown has an ORIGINAL BLUE "ELISE" TAG sewn into the back seam of the skirt of her gown. SHE IS ONE LOVELY LADY. TAKING HER "WEDDING DAY" VERY SERIOUSLY!
Miss Elise has been on display in my SMOKE FREE, PET FREE DOLL ROOM, protected from sunlight and temperature extremes. THIS 1957 BRIDAL GOWN WAS THE FIRST DESIGN MADE BY MADAME ALEXANDER FOR ELISE---according to THE ELISE FILES.
It is the first ensemble photographed on page 112 of this book---WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO START THE CHRONOLOGICAL "ELISE DOLL FASHION PARADE"---SO BEAUTIFULLY MADE!! If you FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS DOLL and have room for her in your personal collection---SHE WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.
A EXCEPTIONAL ENSEMBLE worn by A "BLUSHING BRIDE" ELISE! My Gift to You for LOVING HER AS I DO!
THANK YOU FOR VISITING WITH MISS ELISE BRIDE & ME---IT HAS BEEN OUR WEDDING DAY PLEASURE! Perhaps you are the Doll Collector Miss Elise has waited 63 years to meet!
THAT'S A LONG TIME TO KEEP A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE WAITING "AT THE ALTAR". YOU WILL NOT SOON FIND SUCH A STUNNING "STRUTTING" GOWN & GIRL! MAY YOU BE BLESSED BY THIS BEAUTY!
In my humble opinion, I do believe Madame Alexander Herself may well have "FALLEN IN LOVE" with THIS BLUSHING BRIDE---SUCH AN ELEGANT ELISE! The item "ELISE Madame Alexander 16.5 1957 BRIDE ORIG TAG GOWN VEILCORONETBOUQUETPETTI" is in sale since Wednesday, October 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "pet5776hi" and is located in Poulsbo, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.