Perfectory.com was founded in the year 2000, during the wild-west days of web design. Perfectory Web Design Services enjoyed a great deal of success during those crazy years, particularly in the realm of website templates. (Oh, the stories would fill a tome… or at least a big blog!)
Eventually I began to lose my focus on the web-design/world-wide-web side of things and finally decided to retire in late 2016. After that, Perfectory.com, which had been my passion for so many years, just languished in under-construction, landing-page obscurity. (Although still paying its way with non-expiring affiliation links and long-term advertising contracts.)
During this time one of my dearest friends, Serendipity, drew me back to my childhood pastime and life-long interest – Barbie dolls. Accordingly, I have resurrected Perfectory for the Barbie Edition.
Serendipity – The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
Origin – 1754: coined by Horace Walpole, suggested by The Three Princes of Serendip, the title of a fairy tale in which the heroes “were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of ”.
Barbie became my favourite toy very soon after her introduction in 1959. If memory serves, I may even have owned one of the original dolls from that year. I also collected many of Barbie’s stunning ensembles, a Titian bubble cut Barbie, Barbie’s friend Midge, Barbie’s little sister Skipper, an original Barbie Fashion Shop from 1962 complete with “Modeling Salon, Elegant Furniture and Fittings”, and a vintage Barbie bedroom set. No Ken dolls. I have never seen the point of male dolls!
Unfortunately, I passed the entire collection on to a young cousin, and never saw any of my Barbie assemblage again. At one point I considered reconstructing my early collection but have since become more enamoured with later dolls such as the Barbie Fashion Model Collection and Silkstone dolls.
My intention was to retire completely from web design and focus entirely on lovely Barbie however, there is still residual traffic looking for web design, templates and the like, passing through Perfectory. Accordingly, I have added some web design inspired resources that I find quite exciting, and hope you will too.
Thank you for visiting, and for your patience while I continue to develop this website!