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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The end of an era

Today, July 20th 2010, is a sad day for fashion doll collectors around the world.

HauteDoll Magazine will cease publication in it's current format. The two owners of the magazine, Marlene Mura and Karen Caviale, have just sent an email out to their subscribers with the following message...

Dear Valued Partner:
We wanted you to be among the first to know that after many wonderful years of publishing Haute Doll, we have decided to turn the publication over to Madavor Media/Doll Reader. Our last issue will be July/August, 2010.

We have decided to retire and go on to new adventures.

We know that Doll Reader will provide a great home for Haute Doll and will continue publishing Haute Doll within the pages of Doll Reader as a special supplement. Doll Reader has a strong reputation and following within the world of dolls and has the largest circulation of any doll publication. Their editorial content is written by world-renowned experts, and they keep the doll enthusiast up-to-date with the latest happenings.

The first issue will be included in the October issue of Doll Reader. Madavor is committed to serving all current subscribers and will provide you with additional audience of passionate, enthusiastic and loyal
doll subscribers within their Doll Reader to expand your reach.

Madavor Media publishes other titles and manages trade shows including IDEX – the premiere trade show for dolls, bears and other fine gifts. These publications and shows are No. 1 in their respective fields in the collectible, sports, music and enthusiast markets. Through its print and digital magazines, trade shows, Web sites, e-mail newsletters and other partnerships across the publishing industry, Madavor offers unique ways to communicate with passionate consumers who are eager to learn more about products and events that support their interests.

We thank you for your support of Haute Doll over the years and have enjoyed working with you. We are excited that through Doll Reader, Haute Doll will be able to continue to provide excellent content and
beautiful photos of the most fashionable dolls in the industry. If you have any questions about your subscription, please contact Madavor Media’s subscription department at 1-800-437-5828 or 617-706-9110.

Warm Regards,
Marlene Mura and Karen Caviale
Publishers, Haute Doll

It is with love and sincerity that the administrators and moderators at wish Marlene and Karen the best of luck in all of their future endeavors. The fashion doll collecting community would have not been (and will not be) the same without them. Their contributions to this hobby have enormous and beyond compare. We looked forward to every issue: first Barbie Bazaar and then HauteDoll. Marlene and Karen, thank you for sharing your vision with the world. There are so many doll companies that many of us would never have discovered if not for your enthusiasm and dedication to bring these dolls to our attention, photograph them so beautifully, and write about them so lovingly.

We look to the future and hope that Doll Reader magazine will honor Marlene and Karen by giving us some crazy-cool fashion doll coverage -- the kind of coverage that we've come to expect in a magazine like HauteDoll.