A Moment with Mel
It’s always so much fun catching up with friend and fellow doll-designer — the far more illustrious — Mel Odom!
Aside from having created the Gene Doll, who changed the game for quarter scale play, Mel Odom is a prolific artist and illustrator who has had a long and storied career — and just closed out his first solo art show with the Daniel Cooney gallery (based in Chelsea, New York).
Whenever I pop into Mel’s apartment on the Upper West Side, I always make sure to sneak into his doll room. After Marie Kondo’ing his personal collection, only a few select lovelies are left, including a great smattering of “Pose” dolls from the sixties and seventies, and the biggest collection of Julian Stanislaw Kalinowski’s S-girls I’ve ever seen! He also had me drooling over a newly painted plastic beauty from Italy.
Make sure you visit Mel’s website — it’s stunning!