Lisa graduated from the University of Texas and St. Edwards University, and then studied at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in Paris, France.
After her time in Europe, she came back home to work with fashion icon, Gianni Versace. Lisa met her husband, Donald J. Pliner, in 1997 and became his muse, collaborating on many shoe designs for over the next fifteen years. In 2003 Lisa received BabyDoll as a gift from her husband, and during the next eleven years, she gave BabyDoll a life that many could only wish for, filled with tons of love. BabyDoll even had her very own fashion line, “Friends of BabyDoll Pliner,” which consisted of leashes, carriers, and leather wear for four-legged friends. Lisa cofounded Peace for the Children Foundation, which has provided charitable grants supporting not-for-profit organizations for the past decade. Lisa believes that “if a child could have one day to play like anyone else, children can learn to communicate and play together, no matter their religion or race. It can bring peace.”
Lisa Barbernell-Pliner is a loving wife and mother, successful
shoe designer, accomplished philanthropist, and painter. She currently resides in Bel Air, California with her husband Donald, daughter Starr Emmanuelle, and her little ones, Sunset and Moonlite.
Cheryl Orsini taught herself to draw as a little girl. She grew a little taller, studied Visual Communications at UTS in Sydney and finally, when she could grow no more, she started illustrating children’s books, magazines and decorating a great many peg dolls! She has illustrated over twenty picture books including Caravan Fran (Lothian Books/Hachette Australia), The Tales of Mrs.Mancini (ABC Books), The ABC Book of Cars, Trains, Boats and Planes (ABC Books), and Pom Pom, Where Are You? (Viking/Penguin). Her work also regularly appears in magazine and exhibitions. Cheryl lives in Sydney, Australia with her
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