Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Enchanted Doll!

4 years, 10 months ago 36
Posted in: New Doll

For Christmas this year, allow me to present my secret doll Phryne, who is one of the costumed projects I completed in 2014!

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Phryne as you may remember from my sneak peeks of her, and that awesome guessing game we played together, was a famous Greek courtesan in 4th century BC, who became a model for Praxiteles’s statue of Cnidian Aphrodite, one of the most extraordinary sculptures of antiquity. To read her full story and description see my original blog post.

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For certain reasons I’ve been holding her back, fully completed for the last 10 months, which took herculean effort at times. There hasn’t been a day when I didn’t want to tell you about her, but now the time has come. Please enjoy.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, my friends! And a happy New Year!

 

36 Responses

  1. Amoreen says:

    You took my breath away… such a beauty! Congratulations, Marina, she was well Worth of waiting! Happy Holidays to you and Chad! <3

  2. iki says:

    Really one of your more outstanding dolls!, Wishing you a Merry Christmas Marina!

  3. Anthony says:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too Marina!!!!! This is probably the most amazing Christmas gift you could have given us!!!! Phryne is BREATHTAKING!!!! This new face is absolute perfection!!!! I love the teeth and the full lips and the sultry eyes!!! And that own, ohhh that gown and those hands!!! Everything about her is PERFECTION!!!!

  4. Phoenix says:

    What a great gift for us fans to present this wonderful Secret-Doll! Thank you Marina and have a wonderful, happy new year! Phryne’s eyes are amazing but to me also a little bit different from your other dolls… To me there is a HUGE dose seduction in them ;-) Very suitable, I love her :-)
    Thank you for sharing. Posts like this make my day LOL

  5. Clara says:

    Wonderful balance of complex detail and lyrical simplicity, inspiring!

  6. jacquelyn says:

    she’s better than I could ever have imagined. I love that head piece and her face, so defiant in such a sultry way. no wonder she had such strong influence, if she was as beautiful as you’ve made her. thanks for sharing her, she was worth the wait. happy holidays and a happy new year full of more enchanted wonder.

  7. Jayne Wourms says:

    This is simply incredible. Marina, this is why you are the very best and there is no one better over even close. She is amazing! Happy holidays to you and yours.

  8. Sabrina says:

    All the detail is amazing but her face just blows me away!

  9. kate says:

    Oh. My. Gosh. The most beautiful doll yet, I think! She is my new favorite! Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and your family!

  10. Crystal says:

    How nice for you to take the time, with you busy Holiday schedule, to share her with us!
    She is AMAZING!!!!! She has a wonderful peaches and cream coloring with the most gorgeous tiny features! The eyes are spectacular!!!!!!! And the costume, with all that gold jewelry painted on her, breathtaking! Sublime!

  11. Cjoy says:

    Absolutely beautiful work Marina! All of it…that face…..and oooh, the garnets…. Thank you!

  12. Wilma says:

    Words completely fail me . I’m just sitting here going “WOW !”.
    This doll is extraordinary in every detail.

  13. Isabel Pacheco says:

    Simple beatiful

  14. Altered E says:

    Your amazement continues unabated. Thank you.

  15. Michele Hunt says:

    Astonishingly beautiful!

  16. Sylvia Leticia says:

    Incredibly *Beautiful*
    A Smile for the Heart!!!

    The Sweetest Holidays & a Blessed New Year 2015
    for You & your Family :-}

  17. Sarah says:

    Oh Wouaaaahhhh! What a marvelous doll , what a wonderful work again!!!! she’s got a soul, surely!

  18. Susan Goldberg says:

    your work becomes more breathtaking with each new creation.

  19. Bibarina says:

    I have a new favourite! She is utterly exquisite! Literally took my breath away!

  20. Amal says:

    Ohoho, I take it back – she is your best face and my favouritest!!* :D
    *I reserve the right to change my mind at any time as new dolls are revealed!

  21. Justyn says:

    Happiness and success in the New Year:)

  22. Sonia Anne says:

    A very sensual Phryne!

  23. Maia says:

    WOWWWWWWWWWWW. Her face! That head piece! I’m speechless.

  24. Binnur says:

    Wishing you a Happy New Year dear Marina and Chad!

  25. Astera says:

    Have a splendid 2015, Marina and Chad!
    Surely Phryne is a splendor. I love how the white under her eyes illuminates her eyes. As Annina said…this is an all time favorite… Until you surprise us again!

  26. Annina says:

    It’s a really lovely present to see her for christmas time, she is really special, I love her eyes!
    Happy New Year Marina and Chad, thank you for the inspiration always!

  27. schizandra says:

    Always such a lovely surprise to check your blog and find a new beauty gracing my browser window, Marina! Phryne is incredible. Her eyes and lips, that stunning head dress and that golden painted jewelry… she is a dream.

  28. Dark angel says:

    Happy new year 2015!
    Marina & Chad

    Hope to see you some time in Vancouver!
    Cheers,
    Isa

  29. Manu says:

    Happy New Year Marina
    Beautiful work as always, wish you all the best in your activity more success than what you already have, full of health, joyce, and Happiness for you and your family!!!

    Emmanuel

  30. Ginie says:

    A wonderful new year to you !
    May it be happy , healthy, and creative ….

  31. Allison says:

    This is truly breathtaking. I am in awe of your talent for you are blessed with an amazing gift. You see and create beauty in a way most couldn’t dream. I hope one day, I can own such a beauty!

  32. Elena Kurtik says:

    Phryne is breathtaking charming doll! She is absolutely alive and very character. She is a dream creature.
    Your dolls is a pure art. They reminiscent of the russian Silver Age and of E.T.A. Hoffmann`s tales at the same time. I`m so happy that a pure art exists today too. God bless you, Marina, and many-many thanks!

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  36. Anna says:

    Jeekers Marina! the amount of work that must have gone into making Phyrne, is MINd Boggling. Her dress, the beading and the stiched applique..waaaaaaa. Her head piece, all her finery. She is at once so soft yet so steely too. She looks as though she has been weeping. I love all of her gold markings. (I have to ration out looking at pictures of your dolls, because after I do… I have to go and lie down in a dark room. Mind blowingly brilliant.) Thank you.

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