Extras: Paper Dolls
Shortly after A Duke of her Own was released, I had the idea of creating Georgian fashion paper dolls to accompany my Desperate Duchesses series. A talented illustrator helped me develop a template, complete with hairpieces and two dresses. I’ve included samples of wonderful gowns made by readers, as well as the template, so you can try the art of dressing a duchess yourself.
Shortly after A Duke of her Own was released, Eloisa got the wonderful idea to create Georgian fashion paper dolls to go along with her Desperate Duchesses heroines. Collaborating with a very talented illustrator, she developed this template (shown here), complete with hairpieces and two dresses, drawn only in outline so readers could DIY. Eloisa […]Read More →
Eloisa chose these reader-submitted paper dolls for Ophelia, her heroine from My Last Duchess: “This dress is definitely for Lady Ophelia, Hugo’s betrothed. It is a classic gown for an appropriate Lady to woo; she emanates poise.” and also Ophelia: “This gown exudes Lady Ophelia’s confidence; Hugo must convince Phee that he is worthy of such […]Read More →
Eloisa chose this reader-submitted paper doll for Viola, her heroine from Say Yes to the Duke: “I see Miss Viola Astley shyly perusing a garden full of hydrangea flowers, dreaming of the day she’d meet her handsome, quiet vicar (though of course a duke is coming her way soon!).” To access the downloadable template so you […]Read More →
Eloisa chose this reader-submitted paper doll for Joan, her heroine from Wilde Child: “This gown could only be for the daring Lady Joan Wilde in Wilde Child. Not only does the boastful skirt exemplify her nerve, but this model has the notorious golden hair that signaled Joan’s mother’s scandalous infidelity.” To access the downloadable template so […]Read More →
Eloisa chose this reader-submitted paper doll for Isidore, her heroine from When the Duke Returns: “With her flare and sophistication, Isidore would carry off this gem-laden gown with aplomb.” To see six more paper doll dresses designed by readers plus the one Eloisa made, and to access the download template so you can make your own, […]Read More →