Evangeline Ghastly above in ‘Eternally Yours’ Costume
The weather on the night of Evangeline’s birth was as expected. The wind was howling, the moon was full, and the doctor was unavailable. And so begins the story of Evangeline Ghastly®. With a mysterious diary entry, a pet skunk named Mouette, and fashions right out of a Victorian novel, Evangeline is definitely…..a whole other story!
Headquartered in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, Wilde Imagination™, Inc. was created to develop and market designer products unlike anything else on the market today, including the chronically bored but ever fashionable Ellowyne Wilde® line of dolls, fashions and accessories created by Robert Tonner, Evangeline Ghastly® – the first ball jointed doll collectors are calling ‘insanely beautiful,” designed by Joe Petrollese, and their newest and tiniest doll of all ~ Amelia Thimble, which is also designed by Joe Petrollese.
About Joe Petrollese:
Still today Joe doesn’t know whether it was growing up on the streets of Brooklyn NY (also the birthplace of Barbra Streisand and Nathans hot dogs, both of which he loves) or the little red velvet suit his mother made him wear at Christmas that shaped his life. Always being the more intelligent of his two other siblings Joe showed great interest in the arts at an early age. He attended Edward R Murrow High School (a school for amazingly gifted children) where some of the teachers felt threatened by his talents. Upon his graduation, Joe was forcibly taken to live in Upstate NY by his parents at the tender age of 18.
After graduating at the top of his class from FIT, Joe went right to work. He enjoyed a professional life full of glitz and glamour in the fast paced fashion world. And after twenty years as a fashion designer, through a chance meeting, Joe met Robert Tonner with whom he immediately bonded. Robert hired Joe on the spot after being dazzled by his wit and talent. He now found himself back in the Hudson Valley. A new door had opened in Joe’s life and the doll world will never again be the same.
“Plaid to Meet You!” Wilde Imagination’s popular fashion doll Ellowyne Wilde! With inset eyes, applied lashes, and an eclectic outfit, featuring a dress, coat, hat, and more, Ellowyne is all set for her therapy session with Dr. Bantam. Designed by Robert Tonner for Wilde Imagination.
Wilde Imagination’s newest doll line – Amelia Thimble. She stands just 4” tall and is made of high-quality resin and completely ball jointed for unlimited posing possibilities. She comes with a wig, changeable, inset eyes, and the cutest outfit straight out of a seamstress’ dream! With a full line of outfits and accessories, she’s definitely Cute As A Button! Designed by Joe Petrollese for Wilde Imagination.
“Evangeline is what most people would call unfortunate; she likes to think of it as misunderstood… “
Designed by Joe Petrollese, and sculpted by Robert Tonner for Wilde Imagination.
One of the highlight dinners at the 2012 UFDC Convention will feature Evangeline Ghastly as the event doll in a special limited edition ensemble designed specifically for the event. The theme will be “Evangeline Ghastly – Queen of the Mardi Gras” and will surely be an evening to remember.
“From all of us at Wilde Imagination, we look forward to continuing our goal of bringing products to the market that inspire the imagination, are beautifully designed, and just plain fun! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your support and hope that our products bring you lasting joy!”
To find out more about Wilde Imagination please visit their website at www.wildeimagination.com.
What’s Cookin’? Convention 2012 Artist Spotlight
“Jambalaya Jubilee” may be months away but our event artists are already hard at work. Each month UFDC is pleased to introduce you to the artists whose work will be showcased at the meal events planned for New Orleans.