Monthly Archives: August 2008

8 years, 8 months ago 5
Posted in: site news

Attention everyone!  The contest to win a free Enchanted Doll is now open. Anyone can participate, there’s only one stipulation, you must be an active member of the official Enchanted Doll forum.

The winner will be an entry chosen at random, and will be announced on my birthday, March 16th, 2009.

For more details, please visit the forum posting.

8 years, 8 months ago 3
Posted in: fan art

KiwiDollz from Deviant art made this pixel version of Makhdot.  I just love it.  I want to encourage more fan art, and if there’s enough of a response I’ll make a gallery on the site (with proper credits and links of course).

8 years, 8 months ago 11
Posted in: New Doll

I’ve finished a new tattooed doll, titled: “The Vessel”.

She is really pretty and has the longest, most beautiful mohair of any of my dolls i’ve ever made. It almost reaches her feet. Unfortunately I don’t have this length available for orders yet, as it is very rare and i was only able to get a little bit, which i’m keeping for my one of a kind projects.

This doll is also featuring a different style facial and body blushing. I decided to avoid using black in her face up and replace her skin tone blushing red with a dark brown, the colour I usually use for eyebrows and lighter eye tones. Needless to say i was a little bit nervous about how it would turn out. However i liked the results. Her face looks very light and fresh and her body tone is closer to the actual human skin tone.

I don’t prefer it over the red though, probably because i was never after ultra realism in my dolls, but rather subtle surrealism mixed with realism. A stylized look over a realistic.

I’ve started to sculpt new doll faces to add to my nude collection. I’m a little bit bored of the others and crave for fresh beauty.

8 years, 8 months ago 7
Posted in: New Doll

I’ve finally uploaded the images of my three new dolls featured in Fall issue of Haute Doll magazine on my site. The new girls are: Aisha, Scheherezade and Makhdot, as seen above. I haven’t done any write ups for them yet, but they’re coming.

Makhdot features a raised, 24k gold overlay ornament on her tiny porcelain body. The intricate designs are fused into her satin skin to imply African tribal scarification, which is seen as permanent means of decorating and perfecting the body.

Makhdot is Queen Scheherezade’s servant/slave. She was taken captive on the Ivory Coast of Africa as a child and brought to the Persian Empire to be raised as a slave in the court of King Shahryār, who after being betrayed by his wife, marries a new virgin every night in anger for three years and has her executed in the morning.

That is until he marries Scheherezade who eventually becomes his queen.

Full story of Makhdot will be on my site next week.

8 years, 8 months ago 6
Posted in: Press

October Cover of HauteDoll

Here is the cover of the October issue of Haute Doll magazine which features an 8 page spread of Enchanted Doll. I look forward to holding it in my hands.

My previously published work can be found here.

8 years, 8 months ago 6
Posted in: New Doll

Over the last month i’ve made two new dolls: one costumed, titled ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ and one tattooed, titled ‘The Vessel’.

I can’t believe that i’ve been able to (almost) complete two brand new dolls in one month on top of working on other projects and nudes simultaneously. I think that this July i outdid myself, but I also almost lost my sanity in the process. I’m going to hold off showing full pictures of either doll for a bit because the Bride is missing last bit of detail on her dress and the Vessel is waiting for her head ornament, which is yet to be made. The Bride of Frankenstein is a very special doll because she is wearing a very interesting, Steampunk inspired, bronze head dress. The ‘hat’ was very complex to make and i’m quite proud of the fact that i was able to make it work in the way i envisioned it. The piece fits snugly on the head, but it’s assembled of three hinged parts which open up like an orange peel so that it can be put on the doll’s head and removed without much difficulty.

I’m very excited about making more metal head ornaments and can’t wait to begin the next one.

There have been other very exciting things happening around here, one of which is another interview for a Fashion Doll Quarterly Magazine. It comes out in the fall as well as Haute Doll, but it will have different works published there, including the brand new dolls.

The other exciting thing is that i’m almost ready to make the sterling silver slippers for Enchanted Doll available for sale. I’m just working out the final details of cost and packaging. This pair is the first style in the very exclusive line, and i’ll be posting close up pictures when it’s ready to launch.