Dagamoart is back with a new spring collection: “Gravity”

Dagamoart.com has just announced the launch of her new collection called Gravity. As always, her fashions are very posh and trendy and fit 12″ dolls. You can see the entire collection HERE and below you have a list of prices. All orders must placed by email and will be shipped on the first-come-first-served basis.

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Price list
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Good luck to anyone planning on purchasing some of these fashions.

New from Artist Creations: Peperita OOAK BArbie doll

Artist Creations is the designing duo that will create this year’s convention doll for the National Barbie Convention. Unfortunately they will be the last OOAK designers to have this honour but it’s a good thing we’ll still be able to enjoy their amazing creations.
Here’s their latest creation, a beautiful and exotic AA doll called “Peperita“. She was previewd at Paris Fashion Doll Festival 2014 and she is one fab girl.

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I love all the details of this doll. The face is so fierce and her fashion is over the top but beautifully executed. Love, love, love her.

Don’t forget to check out more of their designs on their official Facebook page and website.

Barbie Collector Holiday Doll 2014 dress

I have just received this image in my Facebook inbox. It’s the dress for the 2014 Barbie Collector Holiday Doll. I have no idea yet how the doll will look but I know that images of some 2014 Christmas ornaments that depict the new Holiday dolls have been showing up online.

What are your thoughts on the dress? I can’t say I’m really impressed but I first what to see the complete doll before making any jugment.

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AFD Group: From Russia With Love For All Dolls

I want to dedicate the next couple of posts to some great OOAK doll desiners I admire so that Mattel will maybe understand how important these artist are and how important is for them to promote them more.
The first artists I’m going to talk about are the fantastic duo from AFD Group. I’ve met online Vasiliy, one of the desingers, and fel in love with their creations immediately. I hope you will too. Check out below my interview with them.

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1. Please tell me your story. Who AFD Group is and how it all started.
It started in 2011. We’ve already created our first Marlene Dietrich OOAK doll for personal collection and had no plans in that field. Once our friend Veronika invited us behind the scenes of one Russian sketch comedy featuring 2 famous Russian actresses. We decided to make OOAK dolls dedicated to their characters. We planned it just for fun, some kind of entertainment; the result was rather cute and funny. It was our first successes. We were inspired to take it more seriously.

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2. Your designs have a special feature; you like to create dolls that resemble famous actresses and singers. Tell me more about this passion of yours.
Actually we‘re planning to make non-personalized Barbie but now we don’t have enough time for it. We were inspired by famous Italian duo Magia2000. At the very beginning you need someone to whom you can look up to.

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Following their example we created dolls dedicated to famous characters: actresses, singers and other celebrities. We choose only those persons who we admire and who inspire us. This is the way to thank them for moments of happiness that brings their activity.

3. Who is your all time favorite actress or singer? Who is your idol and why?
There are some divas that inspire us. We adore Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, Sara Montiel, Cher, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Mylene Farmer, Bjork, Lena Katina.

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Now we are working at a large anniversary project: 13 dolls dedicated to Alla Pugacheva – main Soviet and Russian pop-icon. It’s hard to explain the variety of her art but for us she is the greatest singer of all time.

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4. How do you decide what Barbie becomes what actress/singer?
The beginning of every new project is rather interesting time for us: we need to learn specific features of the character, explore his style, find the most suitable doll mold (we compile information about released dolls with different molds). Then begins the time for experiments with drawing of facial features, make up, hair styling, creating decorations for photo session.
We trying to reproduce the miracle that they (artists) make but only in miniature variant.

5.What is the project you are most proud of?
We’re proud of every our doll, for us is a great pleasure to see the reaction of its prototype. But most of all we’re proud of Lady Gaga’ doll that was complimented by Bill Greening. We were very pleased.

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Also we love the doll of Elena Sotnikova (the chief editor of Elle Russia) because it was great, bright project with many photo sessions.

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And of course – our special project dedicated to Alla Pugacheva. It includes her images from 1975 till 2009. It’s rather complicated to portray one face on different dolls, to make it familiar. It consists of 13 dolls, we need to finish 4 of them. This project was extensively discussed in media.

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6. What other OOAK dolls do you create, apart from the actress/singer ones?
We prefer not to talk about our plans … because they can be changed. There are some project on which we’re working on. One of them is dedicated to upcoming Barbie’s 55th anniversary: series of tribute dolls. Also we plan to produce non-celebrities dolls. There is an idea of Christmas, fantasy doll.

7.Do you do custom orders also? If yes, how are your customers? What do they you to create?
Sometimes we receive orders to make portrait doll of some person (not actor or singer). Often it is a present. We make portrait dolls of well-known politicians, businessmen and other persons. We can’t name them upon our customer’s request.

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8.Tell me an interesting or emotional story that is related to one of your designs?
Every time we meet a celebrity we feel very excited. The most unexpected story is our meeting with Roza Rymbaeva, a soviet singer and prima donna of the kazakh platform. We arrived to Almaty (Kazakhstan) and tried to arrange a meeting. Sooner one of her assistant called us and said that it’s going to be press-conference dedicated to our doll. When we arrived there were many people, journalists from different channels, magazines and newspapers. The problem was that we had no appropriate clothes for such a public event. In panic we rushed for shopping to find something suitable.

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9. Have you ever considered going to doll conventions outside of Russia?
This year we are going to visit the doll convention in Spain. We would like to make a special charity project. It will be a doll of a famous Spanish actress who we admire. Soon we are going to contact the event organizers (in the nearest time).

10. Tell me a bit about your future plans. What will you create next? And also send a message to my readers, please.
Dolls, dolls, dolls. That (this) is our future. We don’t want to look ahead what should happen but we think we could work with Mattel, because we have many ideas that they would like.
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We wish that doll hobby in Russia would become as admirable as in USA, Germany and other countries. And we do our best to achieve it. However, we are ready to work with dolls in any country, we love them very much)))
For the writers: we would like to thank our nice friend Ada for this interview and possibility to discuss our works in her wonderful blog.

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Some sad info about Barbie conventions

I have learned yesterday that a very sad rumor might be true: starting with next year, the convention dolls from the National Barbie Convention will not be designed by OOAK artist such as Ninimomo, Magia 2000 or Artist Creations but by Mattel designers like it was before. Also all the International Conventions will not get new dolls or new variations of existing dolls like they did in the past, but JUST a variation of the official US Convention Doll from the previous year. :( :( :((

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So no more La Belle Epoque Barbie for us. :( Yes, I do go to conventions for dolls! I go to meet my friends, have a blast and get the convention dolls because I LOVE CONVENTION DOLLS! I don’t want just a variation of the official doll from the US Con. I just think that is really disrespectful to all the collectors that go to international collections. Will this mean that the doll from PFDF will have green eyes, the IDC doll will have let’s say dark hair and the MFDC will have pink shoes?! And that’s it? Just variations with an identical box and nothing more? Well that is just WRONG in my book. Wrong, wrong, wrong! And I fear there’s nothing we can do about it.

Well I still hope this will not happen but… But… *crawling back to bed and sobbing*

Official image of the Sailor Moon x Pullip doll

Some time ago there were some images of an upcoming Sailor Moon x Pullip doll taken at a doll show and now we have the frist official image of the doll. I’m not a Pullip collector but the doll looks kind of cute. I don’t know when she’ll be available but I bet you’ll be able to buy her soon as the new anime series will premiere in July.

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What are your thoughts on this doll?

This week’s releases from Ninimomo

A new week, some new creations from the lovely Ninimomo designers. Btw if you are going to IDC this year, you’ll get a chance to meet Nik and Marie from Ninimomo. So jelous… I’ve been dreaming about meeting them for such a long time.

Anyway, here are this week’s releases.

Miss Balearic Islands 2013/2014

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Miss Florida Keys 2013

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Miss Maine 2013

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Miss San Francisco 2013

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Miss Yemen 2013/2014

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New guest at Jem Con 2014: Christy Marx

Christy Marx, the animator behind the huge succes of the “Jem & The Holograms“, is coming to Jem Con 2014. She’s the second guest announced after Samantha Newark.

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You can find out more about her work on her official website. For more info about this years trully outrageous con, visit the official Jem Con website.

The Official Convention Doll from the Paris Fashion Doll Festival 2014 is…

Yes! It’s the red and black variation Fiorella that we saw just a few days ago, at the Japan Barbie Convention. I’m so happy with this! I love this doll. This has got to be my favorite Silkstone so far. Can’t wait for mine to arrive home. Yey!

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