Monday, May 18, 2009

Loopy Boopy's Madame Simone

Meet the lovely Madame Simone one of the newest residents of 7717 St. Charles Place created by the talented Loopy Boopy.

Madame Simone was a well known and respected Madame whose much desired girls worked Storyville. She owned and operated an immense and upscale brothel in The District down on Basin Street. Her prostitution business was a good one and she had been able to afford herself a nice home uptown at 7717 St. Charles Ave. Her brothel was among the nicest in The District and her gentlemen clients included politicians and wealthy businessmen, many of whom were now her uptown neighbors. The ladies of her new neighborhood didn't appreciate Madame Simone and her 'business' and felt she was a disgrace. One evening when Madame Simon was attending to the brothel they broke into 7717 St. Charles Ave and slipped an overdose of morphine into Madame Simon's brandy snifter. She is buried in cemetery No. 1 at Washington and Prytania.

Loopy Boopy is my first spotlighted ADO artist because she is the reason I am creating art dolls. Colleen is the neice of one of my best friends. I was introduced to Colleen's dolls a few years back and was always enchanted by them. In February of this year with Colleen's encouragements I made my first doll, and I can't seem to stop. I am hooked. Thank you, Colleen for so much talent and inspiration. You can view Loopy Boopy's dolls on Etsy at or visit her blog . You won't be sorry when you meet Colleen and all her creepy little ladies and gentlemen.

1 comment:

  1. Holy Crap Raedell, this brought a tear to my eye:) You are such an amazing artist in your own right!!! It's really an honor that I inspired you in this way, I mean that from the bottom of my heart. But most of all I'm just so delighted that your are loving the world of art dolls! It's addicting..huh?

    to think you've only just begun in this area of art is amazing! Your work is elvolving everyday and it's so much fun to watch.

    Thanks again!!!