Category : Press

1 year, 8 months ago 37
Posted in: Press

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Hey hey Enchanted Doll enthusiasts! Tune into CBC News Arts segment on Sunday to watch a 5 minute special on Enchanted Doll!

Mercedes Grundy with filmmaker Lisa Wu have made a short feature on me and my dolls. We filmed this piece over the course of two days at my home studio right before my knee surgery in February, and it was difficult keeping it a secret this whole time. The segment is airing on the show Exhibitionists, this Sunday at 4:30 PM.The video can also be seen on CBC’s website .

This feature contains a surprise appearance of my most recent and secret new doll Madame de Pompadour. She is slated to be auctioned off at the Luxeford jewelry auction in Hong Kong November 2016. The auction dates were moved from May 2016 to November because I got hospitalized for a knee surgery and missed the shipping deadline. Photos and story of Madame de Pompadour will be unveiled in May. Any questions regarding the auction itself can be directed to Luxeford

Thank you Mercedes and Lisa for making this film, thank you Ben Taft and Chad Isley for contributing footage, and thank you CBC for airing it!

I’m too self-conscious to watch it myself – I can never watch my own interviews – so you guys will have to tell me what you think about it.

How was it?

 

1 year, 11 months ago 11
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Just got this in the mail from the Swedish publisher of The Lunar Chronicles book series, authored by Marissa Meyer! I think they look great! Cress is probably my favourite of the three in this context, but they are all very lovely. I hope Marissa likes them too.

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The Lunar Chronicles is a series of young adult fantasy novels – they are our most treasured fairy tales, with our favourite heroines, retold and set in the future. I think the concept is pretty cool. Revisionist fairy tales are my absolute favourite!

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This isn’t the first time an Enchanted Doll has made the cover of Marissa’s books, the first Cinderella was on the Spanish version of “Cinder”.

4 years ago 26
Posted in: Book, Press

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Friends, I am thrilled to announce that in 2014 a limited edition Enchanted Doll book is coming to China!

I’ve partnered up with a Canadian-Chinese company TX River, to translate, publish and distribute my book, and to promote the Enchanted Doll brand in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The release is slated for spring/summer 2014. The manuscript is already being translated into Chinese and expanded with my most recent dolls! A book signing tour in China is being planned for the summer, and once the dates are set, you’ll be the first to know. Pre-order dates will also be announced. It is my understanding that pre-orders will open sometime in winter/spring 2014.

You will be getting regular updates as this project develops. I’m looking forward to working with TX River to bring Enchanted Doll book to China!

4 years ago 19
Posted in: Press

Hey guys, thanks so much for helping me choose a cover the next edition of Enchanted Doll book! I’ll announce The One shortly.

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In the meantime, check out a couple of snapshots from my studio during the filming of an episode for a certain TV show. Not sure if it aired yet, but in any case I’ll tell you more about it later. And post ‘my’ episode here once the season is wrapped up.

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4 years, 2 months ago 18
Posted in: New Doll, Press

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Just got this in the mail the other day! The Enchanted Doll/Lux spread is 7 pages long, with each one of my dolls representing a scent of Lux soap: Soft Luxury, White Charm, Floral Touch, Velvet Luxury, Dream Daylight.

Pretty Cool. Oh, and look, who is that hiding behind the page? Is that the new ebay auction doll? I guess we won’t know until I post her pictures next week… ;)

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4 years, 4 months ago 45
Posted in: New Doll, Press

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Hey everyone! I’m back from my summer vacation and I’m very tanned! Aaaand, I’ve finally created the ultimate summer vacation memory of running and jumping off the end of a dock into a lake for the first time in my life. I was only twenty or so years late for that event. It was profound, and pretty awesome.

In other news; I’m super excited to finally be able to share with you the accompanying movie from the photo shoot I did earlier this summer for Vogue Japan and… ta-da! Lux! This image here is a still frame from the movie. Watch the whole thing here. It was directed and shot by Lacey, who also shot my dolls for Vogue last year , while I animated them. The issue with the full spread is coming out this fall! I’ll post more info soon. Enjoy the movie and please let me know what your favorite scene is. And then I’ll tell you mine!

 

4 years, 5 months ago 17
Posted in: New Doll, Press

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Quick snapshot from the set. Had a very long and productive day shooting a spread for Vogue Japan with a great creative team! I can’t share any actual photos with you yet, but they are amazing. Ok, gotta go and crash asap. Need to replenish my creative juices for tomorrow.

4 years, 8 months ago 36
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Hey Folks! I got this book in the mail the other day, called “100 famous people from Novokuznetsk City”, and it turns out I’m in it along with 99 other individuals of significance, such as artists, writers, athletes, journalists, politicians, scientists and war heroes!

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Holly molly… War heroes. How on earth did I make it in there? I mean… I’m only a doll-maker…

And still, I feel deeply, incredibly honored to be included in the history of my city. I’ll keep making you proud, Novokuznetsk!

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4 years, 11 months ago 15
Posted in: Press

Tonight, I’ll be giving a live interview on the CIUT (University Of Toronto) radio station Sex City, which is dedicated to ongoing discussions of sexuality in relation to culture, art, politics, activism, health and sexual practice. You can listen to me talk about my dolls here http://www.ciut.fm/listen-now/

If you miss the live show, then you can find the recording in the archives 48 hours after the live event.

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This is a photo of me speaking at the Emily Carr University about my life and times as a doll artist, on Sept 28th, 2012. And the other one is me getting ready to present and being very nervous about speaking on stage for the first time.

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11 pm EST or 8pm PST. Sex City Radio http://www.ciut.fm/listen-now/

I’ll ‘see’ you there!

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The interview can be downloaded here, in MP3 form (13.5 minutes long, 9.8mb).

Interview with SexCity Radio (right click, and select “Save As” to download the file)

Thank you to everyone who listened live!

5 years, 1 month ago 61
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Hey guys, the Christmas issue of Vogue Japan was released last week! I’ve been waiting for it to come out since we did the shoot with the photographer Lacey, in New York this August. It was a fantastic collaboration and I think she did an amazing job capturing the spirit of Enchanted Doll.

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Although Vogue is sending me a copy, I’m jealous of those of you living in Japan, as you can just go out and buy it. I want to get a bunch of copies for my family, without having to fly to Japan myself, but I’m not sure where I can buy it in North America. I can’t wait to hold it in my hands and smell the glossy paper!