Category : New Doll

7 years, 6 months ago 16
Posted in: New Doll

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I made her two wigs, one very simple and long and the other inspired by the traditional Japanese Shimada hairstyle. This is it for nudes, folks.

Which one is your favorite?

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7 years, 6 months ago 24
Posted in: New Doll, Press

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This is Rubenesque â„–2, the 3rd nude doll I made for the upcoming photo shoot for Vogue Japan.

This one is so photogenic. The camera loves her face. What do you think: Could she be the one who is going up for sale at the end of the week?

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7 years, 6 months ago 34
Posted in: New Doll

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This doll has a very different mouth than any other doll I’ve previously made. It’s wide open, with visible little teeth. I’m really happy with the way it turned out, as I think it makes the face a bit more dynamic. But, of course not every doll can pull this expression off. I intend to continue experiments with different degrees of moth expressiveness.

So, could this doll be the one going up for sale next week? Or is it the next one? Or perhaps the previous one?

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7 years, 6 months ago 27
Posted in: New Doll

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Over the summer I’ve been working on 4 new dolls for an upcoming photo shoot for Vogue Japan.

Lolita â„–2 is one of them, and next week I’ll show you the others, one of whom will become available for sale next Sunday, Aug 19th. You’ll have to guess which one.

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Are you excited?

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More pictures, you say? Well, you got it. Enjoy.

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This cape was designed in the spirit of Art Deco. I definitely had Erté on my mind when making it, but then again, I always have Erté on my mind. His work is a part of me. Same with all of my inspirational artists and experiences. It’s hard to tell where they end, and my own vision begins.

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I wanted to introduce a contemporary, urban element into the cape by adding a front pocket to it. And then negating that, with the decidedly non-urban tassels. I think they kind of clash with each other, but also complete each other somehow. It’s an urban couture-art deco-medieval fusion I’ve got going here.

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The basket is made from polymer clay and reinforced on the inside with leather, for extra strength. I decided to upgrade the archetypal peasant basket look to something more refined and elegant, matching the luxurious cloak. Something more along the lines of a couture fashion bag.

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I’ve always wanted to make a tiny little muff. I’ve got a taste for it with this project. I’ve come down with the MMMM syndrome; Must. Make. More. Muffs.

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7 years, 6 months ago 248
Posted in: Book, New Doll

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At 3 years old, I first heard the tale of the Little Red Riding Hood. At 6 years old, I made my first jointed doll. At 10 years old, I promised myself that one day I’d make a beautiful Little Red Hood doll. At 30 years old, I finally made it. It took me 27 years to go full circle. I feel like I’ve touched the origin of my being.

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Do you want more pictures?

7 years, 7 months ago 32
Posted in: New Doll

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Took some more pictures of my new doll with the new double jointed hips. I had her doing Yoga for some shots. She is too flexible!

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7 years, 7 months ago 16
Posted in: New Doll

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Hey guys!

I am so very touched by your concern for my well-being. Thank you! My family and I are fine. The disaster in Russia hasn’t touched us. Thank you for being so alert and concerned.

My absence usually means that I’m simply buried up to my ears in work. I’ve been so busy with some new projects, that I just realized I never posted any group shots of Echos. Please enjoy them in the meantime.

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7 years, 8 months ago 18

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Echo â„–5- Saffron ($18,900 CAD)

Saffron’s exquisite crown was inspired by and constructed from components of traditional Norwegian jewelry, which I acquired during my travels in Scandinavia.

Light and delicate, it’s made from silver filigree wire, 24k gold-plated pendants and disks, that shimmer and sparkle as they move. Other features include two silver Buyao hairpins; a pair of silver earrings; 14k gold-plated bracelets; bead embroidery and Swarovski crystal accents on the printed costume; two pairs of silver shoes; two pairs of interchangeable feet; magnetic mohair wig; custom stand and a specially upholstered tin box.

The doll is porcelain, ball-jointed, china painted and articulated with industrial springs. 13.5” (34.5cm) tall. 2012

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7 years, 8 months ago 15
Posted in: New Doll

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Echo â„–4- Sayan ($18,900 CAD)

Sayan’s crown incorporates elements of Tibetan and Mongolian tribal jewelry, while her name was inspired by the Sayan mountain range between Northern Mongolia and Southern Siberia, close to where I spent my childhood.

Solid and ornate, this sterling silver crown is adorned with long silver pendants, set with 4 red Corals and flanked by two removable, resin-dipped Roses. Other features include a pair of silver earrings and bracelets; bead embroidery and Swarovski crystal accents on the printed costume; two pairs of silver shoes; two pairs of interchangeable feet; magnetic mohair wig; custom stand and a specially upholstered tin box.

The doll is porcelain, ball-jointed, china painted and articulated with industrial springs. 13.5” (34.5cm) tall. 2012

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