Piceno fashion doll convention

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Wow… what a show! The Piceno fashion doll convention had wrapped last night, and I can honestly say that I’ve never  been to an event like this before – I thought it was a bit atypical for a doll convention, as it was jam packed full of entertainment, dinners, performances and celebrations every night. We even had a private audience with the mayor of the city, who welcomed us in the ancient town hall, and fireworks at the end of the show. It was simply fantastic to see people from different parts of the world and life, all united by Dolls.

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And Italians seem like such warm and jolly people! At one point during lunch at a large table, full of laughing, talking and gesturing people, who passed plates full of food to one another, I had a very surreal feeling that I was in a movie. It was lovely and I shall never forget it. Italy, you were so good to me!

More shots can be found on flickr

A big, huge thanks to all the organizers of this event, especially to Rosalie, Nikis, Pamela and Martina.

24 Responses to “Piceno fashion doll convention”

  1. Amoreen
    October 29th, 2012 02:53
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    And now I can say how it is: beautiful and moving moments when you feel like a little dream finally comes true! Now I can say that Marina is truly beautiful, humble and so great person! Thank you, Marina, I won’t forget it!

  2. Amal
    October 29th, 2012 03:04
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    Sounds fantastic! And the Travelling ED collection looks better and better each time! I hope to it in person one day… and you too! ^-^

  3. Merri
    October 29th, 2012 04:45
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    Amoreen – so glad your dream came true!

  4. Christiane (Quebec)#24
    October 29th, 2012 05:36
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    Sounds to have been a amazing and memorable experience…Marina the doll that we see, does she have eyes?

  5. Ilona of Lightpainted Doll
    October 29th, 2012 06:22
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    Marina, this seems to have been a fantastic event! :)

    I was so happy to go through the pictures and see how much you actually enjoyed yourself! You really deserved not just work, but also fun time!

    Something different to a typical doll show must be an interesting and worthwhile experience.

    How was the reaction of Italian fans to your work? :)

    Ilona xxx

  6. Helene
    October 29th, 2012 06:33
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    It looked like a very fashionable show! Glad you had a good time, hope you will do another show in Paris one day.

  7. Marina
    October 29th, 2012 09:59
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    Judging by the fact that all the resin dolls were sold within hours, Italian fans reacted very well to the new resin dolls.

    It was great.

  8. Martina
    October 29th, 2012 10:44
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    I am so very glad you enjoyed the show and the food.. it was an honor to be a part of it and to meet you.

    I really want you to know that I will never forget you. After this experience I will keep following you and your work, meeting you was honestly one of the greatest things that could have happened. I’ve been having a hard time and I needed to meet someone that would inspire me. The passion and devotion you have towards your work and towards your admirers is amazing. I hope to find that one day..

    It meant a lot to me to post a comment on the Enchanted Doll blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.
    I wish the best for you and Chad! Lost of love (:

  9. Sylvia Leticia
    October 29th, 2012 11:28
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    ~Awesome~ Thanks so much Marina for sharing… and how nice You truly enjoyed the Convention!! Your Dolls are finding Homes all over the World… hope soon one of your Lovely ED finds one with me :-} *CONGRATULATIONS* You deserve the Best!!!

  10. Erin K
    October 29th, 2012 15:08
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    How Wonderful! Looks like you had a good time at such a fancy looking show. Hope there’s a show for you to do here in Canada one day…I’d be there for sure just to see these dolls up close.

    Congrats on doing so well with your dream! ^_^

  11. Pamela
    October 29th, 2012 15:19
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    Oh…thank you so much to you Marina, for being with us! I’m so happy you enjoyed the Piceno Fashion Dolls Convention. I hope to see you soon again. A big hug!

  12. Nickis Fabbrocile
    October 29th, 2012 15:32
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    thank you too Marina for me and my friends it is was a real honor to have you with us !!!
    I don’t ever forget you !!!
    you and Chad are special !!!
    I hope to see you very soon !!!
    big kiss
    Nickis

  13. Aeroksana
    October 30th, 2012 02:45
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    The stand with travel collection is just lovely! Happy Italians, to see so many dolls!
    Marina! Bright impressions and positive emotions is so important! You take us to fairy tale with your creativity, I am so glad that there are people who can move YOU to a fairy tale! ♥ ♥ ♥

  14. Rossana
    October 30th, 2012 03:09
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    Marina, you are such a lovely person and deserve all the Best life will bring you. We had a really great time together and unforgettable memories. Thank you so much for being like you are.Keep walking.A big hug and lots of love. Take good care of yourself.Rossana

  15. Stefania
    October 30th, 2012 04:38
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    Have no words to say thank you Marina for making my dream come true. I’ve been dreaming the moment to meet you in person for a long time and when I first saw you I thought I was going to faint (and my lovely friends around me kept saying “calm down Stefy…you’ll meet her soon”). You are such a lovely person, so sweet and humble…your eyes sparkle any time when you speak about your creations. You make feel people around you on their aise and do not hide your emotions. I think I’ll never ever forget those three days in Grottammare. You are really a special person. Hope to see you again soon :-) a big hug to you and your lovely Chad Stefy

  16. Luca Deriu
    October 30th, 2012 07:07
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    For sure Pamela and Nickis did an amazing work for the convention, I know them and they put lot of passion in all their projects. I’m happy that everything was super and you enjoyed it. Bests
    Luca

  17. Marina
    October 30th, 2012 07:18
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    Thanks so much for visiting me at Grottammare and here on my blog, you guys!

    I really really loved meeting you too, and it’s so good to know that you enjoyed my company as much as I enjoyed yours.

    And I’m really honored that many of you came from a long way away; taking planes, trains and buses to attend the convention and see me and my dolls. It means more to me than you know.

    I hope to see you again and make you more dolls to enjoy!

  18. Marina
    October 30th, 2012 07:19
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    Nikis, Martina…I loved working with you! You’re awesome. Thanks for visiting me here.

  19. Astera
    October 30th, 2012 10:44
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    So happy you made such good memories in Italy. :)

  20. Orangey
    October 30th, 2012 13:21
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    Congratulations on such a successful and wonderful time, Marina, glad to see you reaping the rewards of your hard work!~

  21. stolga
    October 31st, 2012 05:12
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    Марина. Как на счет выставки у себя на малой Родине в Новокузнецке? Это было бы большим счастьем для ваших поклонников из Сибири.

  22. Maia
    October 31st, 2012 09:58
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    The pictures are magnificent.

  23. rosella
    October 31st, 2012 13:56
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    Thank you Marina!
    you are great!!
    it was a pleasure to meet you
    I miss you so much!

  24. Nickis Fabbrocile
    November 5th, 2012 20:11
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    Marina the pleasure is my !!! you are amazing artist and person!!! I can’t wait to see you very soonnnnn and when I get to New York I alert you maybe I’ll see you in the Big Apple !!! love u !!!big hugs to you and chad!!!
    Nickis