Golden Slippers-new shoe style for Enchanted Doll

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I initially designed this pair of shoes for my Little Red riding hood doll. They are cast in sterling silver and plated with 14k gold. It’s a combination of my favorite two styles of shoes: Kitten heels and Mary Janes, and so far, is the simplest, least ornate pair of shoes I’ve made. I was struggling with a very strong urge to decorate the heck out of them. Minimalism doesn’t come naturally to me.

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The light, shallow design was inspired by a drawing of my favorite artist Sulamith Wulfing. Here is a crop.

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This pair fits both, the original foot and the slightly more elongated, Rubenesque foot. Which reminds me to remind you about the upcoming (Aug 23rd) ebay auction of Rubenesque doll â„–2-Salome, who is seen here strutting in a pair of Extravagance stilettos. They also fit a Rubenesque foot.

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So, do you like the new simple shoes, or are they a bit too plain?

25 Responses to “Golden Slippers-new shoe style for Enchanted Doll”

  1. jacci
    August 21st, 2012 13:10
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    the simplicity gives them a sort of sleek elegance. i like them. will they only be gold plated or are you gonna make some in just silver too? one thing that might look interesting if you want to decorate them is a simple scrimshaw design, like Victoriam swirls or something. kinda like swirling leaves in the wind. ok, so thats more art nuoveau, but whatever. they’re beautiful.

  2. Sisri
    August 21st, 2012 13:12
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    They are simply beautiful and a very nice contrast to your more ornate heals. I simply love all your designs, and the more styles to choose from the better.

  3. Glynis
    August 21st, 2012 13:16
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    Simply pretty,simply elegant,simply love ‘em

  4. Crystal
    August 21st, 2012 13:18
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    They are great! The simple style will go with many different era clothing.

  5. Micah
    August 21st, 2012 13:32
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    I’m in awe of everything you make, they look great.

  6. sandy
    August 21st, 2012 13:38
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    The more styles of shoes the better.. just like in real life… what you choose depends on your mood.

  7. giperborea
    August 21st, 2012 14:00
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    They are lovely!!! Love they heel most! I’d wear them if only they came in human size(((

  8. Sabrina
    August 21st, 2012 14:05
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    Love them! If one wanted to spoil an ED, would they be available for purchase?

  9. Orangey
    August 21st, 2012 15:20
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    I think they look beautiful, like.. dripping golden chocolate. Yes. The simplicity creates a very ideal look, these are beautiful.

  10. Mai
    August 21st, 2012 16:06
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    I noticed these right away, peeking out from underneath Red Riding Hood’s gorgeous cape. I think the sleekness is the perfect foil for ornate costumes. However, they also feel very modern and I completely agree with giperborea–I want a pair for me too, lol!! Gorgeous work Marina.

  11. Merri
    August 21st, 2012 16:25
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    Marina, I can imagine that you had to exercise great restraint not to decorate! I’m no Minimalist either and I struggle with the adage ‘less is more’. But in this case, I think it really is. (Although if you made a Mark II, I could easily tolerate a little Victorian style engraving)! I love the sleek design and kitten heels are my favourite!

  12. MollyTheWanderer
    August 21st, 2012 18:44
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    Want. Just. Want. There are no other words. I love these shoes.

  13. MollyTheWanderer
    August 21st, 2012 18:47
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    Also, I’d love to see these as true slippers, without a heel. But thats just me.

  14. Christiane (Quebec)#24
    August 21st, 2012 19:11
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    Perfect Marina, simple is more!

  15. Nancy
    August 21st, 2012 21:17
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    Personally I think these are my favorite shoes. They drew my eyes right away in Riding Hood’s pictures and I struggled several times to magnify her shoes because I was already in love with them! Please do keep them simple–they are the perfect accessory to your doll’s elegant dresses, and I think it makes them more youthful and light-footed looking

  16. monika viktoria
    August 22nd, 2012 02:18
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    they’re wonderfully sweet – their simplicity makes them look like the softest leather slipper. Their shape is elegant and perfect, a wonderful compliment for an outfit that might already be incredibly detailed.

    Someone mentioned it before, but this also means they can be engraved with patterns, if you wish to create more elaborate ones in the future, or left simple.

    Will they be added in the future to the “shoes available to order” page? I know many ED’s out there that would covet a pair (or two… ;-)

  17. lis
    August 22nd, 2012 03:15
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    a bit OT but i just wanted to let you know that i received my Enchanted Doll book in the mail yesterday and it’s one of the most beautiful books i’ve ever owned! thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent! :)

  18. Harpress
    August 22nd, 2012 06:39
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    Beautiful. They look a bit like dance shoes, I could imagine an ED dancing Argentine Tango in them :)

  19. Diana
    August 22nd, 2012 09:07
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    Hi Marina,

    to be honest I think you can see the toes too much… The shoes look beautiful, but I like it more when shoes cover up at least the toes completely.

  20. Marina
    August 22nd, 2012 09:13
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    It’s like you guys read my mind about the scrolls. I’ll try it when I have some time.

    Eventually I will make these available to order.

  21. Merri
    August 22nd, 2012 16:50
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    Ooh…goody!!

  22. Annina
    August 22nd, 2012 18:01
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    i love simplicity, so these are almost an instant fave for me but i love the persian slippers and stilettos muchly so they all are my faves. ;)
    slightly dislike that the little toe is showing, probably cause they can fit both rubenesque and waif feet, but apart from that i love the shape of them. there’s something magical about them.

  23. Ilona
    August 23rd, 2012 08:15
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    They’re amazing, Marina!!!

  24. Yuu
    August 24th, 2012 23:29
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    Marina, if you do make these avaliable to order, could you have offer the option of getting decorated or plain? I love them just the way they are, exposed toes and all. That’s part of what makes them so regal to me as they give the impression of “I’m far too rich and important to have totally functional shoes.”

  25. Danae
    August 29th, 2012 12:02
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    Gorgeous! I love the simplicity! I want a pair ASAP! <3