As the general populous of the well coiffed in Phnom Penh know, The Dollhouse isn’t just a place to get shorn, highlighted, and deep conditioned: it also garners immense attention for their monthly spreads in AsiaLife along with a constant flurry of beauty and fashion editorials for the glossies of the city in addition to a number of stylistic events throughout the year.
Not only that, but the founders of The Dollhouse- Ryan Drewe Taylor and Brandon Lee- have branched out into a number of enterprises including two women’s clothing and accessory shops boasting unique and funky pieces along with their new casual menswear shop, Paper Boy. Known well for the highly anticipated avant garde show, Glamazon, with the third installment of the fierce trilogy finishing this year along with the introductory “transformation” segment, The Dollhouse works with internationally adored drag star Jujubee and makeup pro Brooke Scobie of Kitty Demolition Beauty Services based in Australia. The Dollhouse juggles sequins, scissors, spiked shoes, bejeweled models, up and coming couture designers, and the occasional glossy red lip to create a host of events and looks that have made their beauty mark on the face of The Charming City.
Most recently, Paperdolls and Paper Boy partnered with newest (note: CLASSY) florist in town, Poise Mera, to host a fashion show at the opening of the new BROWN Café on Street 57.
With vocal talent from rising star Nikki and well known Philippe Javelle along with outfits provided by talented local designers and the whole show doused in the fragrance of artfully placed flora; it was a show that will stay blossomed in my memory for some time to come.
Cheers to everyone who was involved: you were professional, beautiful, talented, and above all-fun!