Category : New Doll

10 years, 9 months ago 38

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These two Enchanted Dolls are work in progress. Both are still waiting for their gowns. I’m working on them now. There are more pictures of them in the Costumed Doll gallery, but once their full outfits are complete, I will be doing another photoshoot and posting more pictures. There is also a third new doll on the way. I plan to have her finished within a week. Hopefully.

Enjoy.

11 years ago 16
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Kia

Meet Kia, the Water Nymph.  She’s the newest nude doll in the Enchanted Doll collection.

She is shown with a custom feature of Mendhi, done on her hands/feet/etc.  This is a feature that was done for a custom order, and is similar to Tattooing a doll.  She can be ordered without the Mendhi, or any other doll can be ordered with it.

You can view her gallery here.

Venetian is another new nude that was put up earlier this week.  Be sure to check out her gallery too.

11 years ago 26
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After a few hectic weeks of work, my version of Alice in Wonderland is finally complete. Well, the Alice part us complete. I had no time, to make the Wonderland. Check out her gallery here for more pictures.

I’ll shoot some more before I leave.

11 years, 1 month ago 20
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These are the two dolls I mentioned several weeks ago. Both are still works in progress, but since i probably won’t have time to finish them before I leave for Europe, i though i might as well show them. I’ll be bringing both of them to the Paris Creation show with me, so those of you who are coming, can see them in person.

See more pictures of these dolls in the Costumed Dolls Gallery, here

11 years, 1 month ago 24
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This is a work in progress shot of Alice’s robe. It has pockets! And i love pockets.

The costume is still incomplete and i only have 10 days left to finish it. It’s going to be tight.

11 years, 1 month ago 7
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I completed another costumed doll, her name is Dunyazade and she is the beloved, little sister of Scheherezade, my earlier doll. I’m still shooting her and working on her gallery in the Costumed doll section.

Dunyazade is wearing a one of a kind Sterling Silver head dress set with 19 faceted Amethysts, a one of a kind sterling silver filigree belt set with 12 faceted garnets, a Sterling silver necklace and sterling silver slippers.

Her dress is a dye sublimation print made from the original, embroidered piece worn by her older sister. This method of ornament reproduction presents all kinds of exciting costuming possibilities for me because it can be reinvented and reinterpreted in many different ways while keeping the original idea at the core. And as you know, I love experimenting. And while the print is only a reflection of the original embroidery and lacks the amazing spledor of actual sparkiling jeweles, pearls, gemstones, beads and silver, it also lacks the incredible weight of original, embroidered costumes. This gives a different feel to the printed costume, making it light, flowing and very practical, because it allows the doll underneath it to maintain the same degree of movement, while heavy, jeweled costumes inevitably restrict some movement with their sheer weight.

The other upside of the printed dress is that i redesign the piece and simplify the pattern, which allows for very simple removal of the costume with usually one zipper on the back, while the original embridered pieces are somewhat more complicated to remove and put back on because of their sophisitcated design and structural complexity of the pattern and bead work.

Having said that, nothing is quite as grand or amazing as a tiny, embroidered and bejeweled dress, sparkling and heavy with Austrian crystals, Rubies and Pearls! A dress which is smothered in splendor! Some sacrifices are necessary to accommodate this.

Basically, any medium one choosed has its’ own set of limitations and advantages over the other. It’s a constant give and take, and in choosing to emphasize one aspect, another must be given up. I always do my best to strike a fair balance and negotiate between simplicity and beauty.

But ultimate beauty is almost never easy or simple.

11 years, 3 months ago 11
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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.

11 years, 3 months ago 7
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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.

11 years, 3 months ago 6
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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.

11 years, 5 months ago 14
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This is my first attempt at tattooing a porcelain doll.

I think it turned out pretty good. You can find this new girl in the Costumed Doll gallery because even though she is nude, her tattoo is her costume. The name of this project is Mermaid Song. This girl also has a new face with a new hair style, and can be ordered as a nude. When i’m taking orders that is.

What’s cool about this tattoo is that it’s an actual tattoo; the drawing is engraved into porcelain prior to firing with a fine needle as a real tattoo would be ‘engraved’ into human skin.