Enchanted Doll in Moscow, Russia.


Hey guys! Just a little update from Russia, while I have a spare minute during breakfast.

I’m in Moscow right now, promoting my book and the new resin line of dolls, with Chad and my dad helping me at the show.

So, for the last three days I’ve been doing a lot of book signing, taking pictures with doll fans and chatting to them about my new resin line, giving TV and paper interviews and networking with other artists and event organizers. I finally met the Popovy twins, and even bought my first artist teddy (who is actually an elephant)! With so much going on, I hardly had any time to breathe.

It’s been really busy and exciting, and I want to thank the organizer Svetlana Pchelnikova for putting on this event, and of course everyone who came to the show. And a big, huge thanks for all the flowers, you guys! It means more to me than you know.

46 Responses to “Enchanted Doll in Moscow, Russia.”

  1. elcato
    October 6th, 2012 22:33

    Марина, еще раз поздравляю тебя с удачной презентацией!

  2. Merri
    October 6th, 2012 22:48

    This picture is exactly the scene I imagined…..bees around a honey pot! :) Marina, you are so humble, but we your fans were in no doubt that these resin beauties would sell out in a flash!

  3. Tatie
    October 6th, 2012 23:26

    big hug and congrats to you dear and do not exhaust your self ^^

  4. Elena
    October 6th, 2012 23:50

    Марина, спасибо за всё!!!!!

    Твой главный талант делать людей счастливыми.

  5. Sylvia Leticia
    October 7th, 2012 00:04

    **Congratulations Marina** Well-deserved Recognition & Success… Your Sweet Dolls are Unique!!! Warm Greetings from America to Russia :-}

  6. Glynis
    October 7th, 2012 00:40

    Marina, I think there’s only you surprised by this !! It was as clear as day to the rest of us that this would be the case,so glad you had a great time and that the resin ladies where as popular as the original ones.

  7. Eiko
    October 7th, 2012 00:49

    Congrads on such a big success!

    Tho as others have said, I’m not surprised that the resin dolls sold out in a manner of hours on the first day. They’re beautiful dolls and I envy those who already got one :)

  8. Glynis
    October 7th, 2012 01:53

    Second look, did anyone else notice how many people around Marinas stall compared to the ones in the background ? Just saying….!!

  9. Jayne
    October 7th, 2012 02:22

    Congratulations Marina, Chad and your Dad, I’m so happy it went so well for you. We all knew you would blitz it :)
    I love the look on the face of the fair haired lady at the front,(holding the dark and blonde doll). She looks like she’s thinking “If I run now with these two, do you think they’ll notice?”.
    I’m so jealous, I’d love to be able to see your dolls at a show♥

  10. Hazel
    October 7th, 2012 02:40

    As Glynis and Jayne have said, we’re so not surprised that the resin line was hit! :>

    I hope you three had lots of fun! Congratulations on the successful show! (And hope you get to catch up on your sleep afterwards.)

  11. Annina
    October 7th, 2012 03:42

    great photo, it’s how i imagined it too! :)

    as already mentioned, we all knew the dolls would sell in the blink of an eye.
    and yay, your dad got to experience Enchanted Doll craziness, that’s cool!

    all the best and hope you get to catch up on sleep also! :)

  12. ่Jon Songserm
    October 7th, 2012 03:59

    Congratulations, I will wait for more news on blogs, Time tp relax now, :-)

  13. jacci
    October 7th, 2012 04:01

    congrats on the sucess of the first show, of course i’m not surprised either, your dolls are a treasure anyone would be lucky to have. have a great time with the rest of the shows and, needless to say, good luck <3

  14. Glynis
    October 7th, 2012 05:00

    Marina,have you ever brought your ladies to the UK? And,more importantly!,do you have any plans to do so in the future? I would love the chance to see the whole show,as I’m sure lots if people in the UK would.

  15. Christiane (Quebec)#24
    October 7th, 2012 12:31

    It must be stressfull having all these people touching them. Some have gloves and some not….before you know it your dolls are going to need bodyguards…..you must be exhausting due to the stress

  16. amoreen
    October 8th, 2012 00:18

    Wow, Marina! Congratulations! If you ever had doubts on resin line…here you are! The picture speaks for itself!!! Lol

  17. Amal
    October 8th, 2012 02:24

    LOL @Jayne – that’s exactly what it looks like she’s thinking! (Not that I blame her!)

    Marina, I hope there’ll be more and more events like these in the future as well as exhibitions! Still holding onto the hope of meeting you one day! And other fans too! It’s clear to see the ‘buzz’ in this one photo! xxx

  18. Orangey
    October 8th, 2012 16:57

    I smiled at this post. Nice that your father also went! Congratulations on a successful time! I bet all your Russian fans (and other nationalities) stampeded to this event, what an amazing chance for anyone who could go! The doll show looks supreme, I would love to go to one like this! With your dolls of course, and also the other beautiful dolls. Admittedly I’d have a hard time leaving the ED booth though, ha. Amazing that you got to meet the Popovy sisters (oh, they are twins! No wonder they are both so talented).

    We’d love to see the elephant! ;D

    PS, it’d be great if someone took videos of these doll shows… I’d love to see a clip of this scene in action!

  19. Merri
    October 8th, 2012 18:26

    Orangey – maybe it’ll be in the ED documentary! :)

  20. Orangey
    October 8th, 2012 23:18

    Fingers crossed ;D

  21. Jayne Wourms
    October 9th, 2012 00:51

    Here is me hoping there would be dolls left over. What was I thinking???? Congratulations!!!

  22. Aeroksana
    October 9th, 2012 07:37

    Oh! Just realized that I did see the camera! When I handed the flowers Marina we was shooted by the camera on the tripod, 99% chance that it’s was a video, not a photo camera. Wow! I was SO excited that would not notice even an elephant! :)

  23. Glynis
    October 9th, 2012 08:54

    Aeroksana – that made me laugh and splutter my tea all over,not notice an elephant!! I think it’s a good day when someone makes you splutter your tea,so thank you,I’m so glad you had such a good time

  24. Aeroksana
    October 9th, 2012 11:12

    :D Glynis, dear, they say that laughter prolongs life, so, I’m at your service!
    I am still very impressed with my visit to Moscow Doll Salon. Meeting with Marina and her dolls was unforgettable! Also, I was very pleased to get to know her father and Chad. I was lucky to even hold in my own hands a new resin doll! I’m so glad! ♥

  25. alma
    October 9th, 2012 14:15

    More photos please. wow!!

  26. Christiane (Quebec)#24
    October 10th, 2012 07:10

    Marina I can’t help but notice your father who I guess is beside Chad…….How old is he? Gee he looks in good shape, you are 30 so that makes him in his early 50′s……..no grey hair and looks slim……Looking good……

  27. Luna
    October 11th, 2012 15:07

    Omg their book cover is prettier T_T

  28. Orangey
    October 11th, 2012 19:55

    Luna, is it different? I didn’t notice!

  29. Amal
    October 12th, 2012 01:58

    It looks the same here: http://flic.kr/p/dgH1UU

  30. Елена
    October 12th, 2012 07:04

    Christiane,good evening! please, read my answer to you in previous topic:-)

  31. Yohji
    October 13th, 2012 07:47

    My SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS on the successful presentation! All dolls are adorable like beautiful flowers! And the book is very good! I admire and I can’t stop! Do you plan to take part in the exhibition “Doll Time” in St. Petersburg this winter? We love you very much and hope! ;)

  32. Annina
    October 13th, 2012 07:56

    as a side note, i am SO excited about the documentary, it will be amazing!!!

  33. Orangey
    October 13th, 2012 19:58

    I just thought this image was fun! Did the room start to smoke from so much talent within it??!

    Marina and the Popovy girls: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-goMS-CIkEgY/UHnCaOPrHMI/AAAAAAAAADE/jwr4l2Smw1A/s1600/7DC_0129.JPG

    From their blog

  34. Amal
    October 14th, 2012 03:56

    OT, the sister on the right looks so much like Kirsten Dunst! Lovely photo ^-^

  35. Annina
    October 14th, 2012 05:49

    really cool photo! and wow, Amal you’re right, she is Kirsten’s twin :O

  36. Glynis
    October 14th, 2012 06:14

    Lovely smiley photo,what’s the collective name for a group of Russion doll makers !!?? LOL

  37. Orangey
    October 14th, 2012 11:37

    You’re totally right, they must be triplets with Kirsten Dunst, hahaha.

    Notice that their hair is even colored similarly? (Marina and Popovy Sisters, I mean) ;D.

  38. Christiane (Quebec)#24
    October 14th, 2012 12:05

    Thank you Amal I kept looking for that actresses name…..Kirsten Dunst!….

  39. Jayne
    October 14th, 2012 15:17

    Wow, you guys are so right:) I kept seeing photos of the twins and trying to work out where I knew them from!

  40. Popovy Sisters
    October 15th, 2012 14:06

    It was true pleasure to meet Marina there! If we just had more time to talk :)))

  41. Merri
    October 15th, 2012 16:09

    Wow, Popovy Sisters meet Marina Bychkova – what a brilliant combination!!

  42. Orangey
    October 15th, 2012 23:43

    Hello Popovy Sisters! Such lovely girls!~

  43. Mai
    October 17th, 2012 10:38

    Marina, I just wanted to say that in the photos I’ve seen of you from this event, you were stunningly gorgeous!! Your hair looks so sleek and pretty! It’s no wonder your dolls are so lovely when their maker is just as beautiful. Best wishes for your next show in Italy!

  44. Christiane (Quebec)#24
    October 17th, 2012 16:08

    I truly have to second that Mai, she is just stunning……

  45. Orangey
    October 18th, 2012 18:46

    Thirded, her hair and herself are blinding! In the best way imaginable, you really radiate M.B! :)

  46. Elina
    October 23rd, 2012 01:41

    Марина, я на вашем сайте впервые (искала в нете казахских кукол и случайно увидела ваше творчество)… я очарована куклами и высоким профессионализмом. Надеюсь когда-нибудь увидеть их своими глазами.
    Удачи вам!