January 22nd, 2013
I haven’t posted anything about the new Ninimomo dolls in quite some time… Shame on me! They have already released two more waves of dolls this year and here’s the third. Don’t forget you can keep up with their releases on their Facebook page.
Miss Liberia 2012
Miss Mexico 2013
Miss Russia 2012
Miss Syria 2012
So who’s your favorite?
November 30th, 2012
Hello my dears! Letme first apologize for my absence. I was busy and needed some time off to be with my family. I’m still and my parents house in my hometown and I’ll be back to work next week but, until then.let’s talk about some Christmas magic brought to us by some very talented Mattel designers and Charitybuzz.com.
As you already know, every Christmas Mattel organizez several auctions with Charitybuzz.com that will benefit different acuses. This year is no exception. Designers such as Robert Best and Magia 2000 have created some amazing OOAK dolls and playsets that are being auction right now and that will benefitProject Angel Food. The bidding will end on the 18th of December. Here are the dolls:
Barbie™ Dance Again Tour JLo by Robert Best
Barbie® Adores Adam Lambert by Carlyle Nuera
Best of the Best by Robert Best
Haute Hiver Barbie® by Carlyl Nuera
Platinum Perfection….Barbie® by Zlatan Zukanovic
Barbie® Holiday Sparkle by Yoori Park
Barbie™ Couture Huntress by Magia2000
Dashing Through the Snow Sisters Sleigh Set
Barbie™ Very Merry Cabin by Sally Eagle
November 7th, 2012
The German television channel RTL is organizing a telethon on the 22nd and 23rd of November that will benefit children in need. The show will be presented by actress Sylvie van der Vaart and some of the articles that will be put up for auction are a bunch of OOAK Barbie dolls that have been created by several German and international stars such as Maria Höfl-Riesch, Franziska van Almsick and Anna dello Russo.
Below you have pictures with all of the dolls. I’m very curious how much each will fetch as they were made using playline Barbie dolls but I’m sure a lot of people will bid on them as the money will go to a good cause. Do you have a favourite?
August 21st, 2012
Nik and Marie from Ninimomo have just released another fab collection of dolls. I’m perticulary excited about Miss Burundi and Miss Swaziland. Who’s your fave?
Miss Burundi 2012
Miss Guam 2011
Miss Manila 2012
Miss New Hampshire 2011
Miss Swaziland 2012
June 26th, 2012
With only a few days to the National Barbie Convention 2012, Nik and Marie from Ninimomo have just unveiled their incredible raffle doll called Monte Carlo Barbie. I can not believe somebody will have a chance to win this amazing doll! I wish i was there. Hopefully next year I’ll be attenting…
Also for those of you attending this year’s convention, below is an invite to their opening room sales party on Tuesday June 10, 2012. The party will take place in the harbor room which is on the second floor of the hotel, from 6pm – 10pm.
Have fun guys and take lots of pictures!
March 30th, 2012
Nik and Marie are hard at work! If you follow them on Facebook you have already seen a lot of behind the scenes photos of the new doll releases so here are the final images of this weeks dolls. My favourites are Miss Brazil, Miss Massachusetts and Miss Wyoming.
Waiting for Miss Romania 2012.
Miss Brazil 2012
Miss Illinois 2011
Miss Las Vegas 2011
Miss Lesotho 2012
Miss Massachusetts 2011
Miss Ozarks 2011
Miss Wyoming 2011
March 3rd, 2012
The winner of NiniMomo’s Doll of the USA 2011 has just been announced and I totally think the right choice has been made. As you may know ever year Ninimomo hosts two contests for DOTW and also DOTU where the best dolls are picked by a panel of judges and the owner of the winning doll gets a lot of cool stuff like discounts and other things. This year I’m helping Nik and Marie with the DOTW judging but until my choices are revealed here’s the stunning Miss New Jersey 2010. Congrats to the owner!
February 21st, 2012
If you love Cher that yu’ll adore these amazing dolls created by Magia 2000. The fantastic Italian duo created 2 dolls inspired by two of Cher’s most iconic looks. First we have the tribute doll inspired by Cher in her performance of “Love hurts” at Ceasar Palace in Las Vegas. The original dress was created by Cher’s longtime friend and designer, the one and only Bob Mackie.
See more images here. This doll is for sale so contact Magia 2000 if you are interested in her.
The second doll is my favourite and was created to resamble Cher in her iconic cover outfit of Time Magazine from march 17, 1975. The gown is also designed by Bob Mackie and is one of my fave all time.
More images here.
January 24th, 2012
As you all know I’m a HUGE Ninimomo fan. I think their work is amazing and they are also lovely people. I love following their dolls and this week we have six more beauties. Love them! You can follow Nik and Marie on their Facebook page also.
Miss Falklands 2012
Miss Kiribati 2012
Miss Oregon 2011
Miss Papua New Guinea 2012
Miss South Carolina 2011
Miss Virginia 2011
December 5th, 2011
First of all let me tell you all WELCOME TO THE BLOG! As I have a lot of collector friends from all over the world, I decided to open the English version of my blog so that my non-Romanian speaking readers can enjoy my posts. So here it is! And as a celebration of this launch you can find below an amazing interview I did with Gianni and Mario from Magia 2000. Hope you enjoy it.
1. Hi, Mario and Gianni! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I would like to start with a very simple and basic question: How did you start Magia 2000?
Magia 2000 started as a real hobby and joyful collaboration between us in 1998. First of all , we were and are Barbie collectors and it was just for fun that we started customizing dolls. One day, we found an article on Barbie Bazaar magazine which displayed the Barbie artists in a contest and we thought it would be great to recreate our favorites divas on Barbie. Of course Madonna was the first. In 2000, I (MArio) and GIAnni did our first appearance at the Bologna Fashiondoll event, with our first humble 10 ooak dolls and since then, we always travelled to show our pieces. In 2002 we were the very first to go to the US Barbie Convention and we brought our made in Italy dolls there.
In 2003, an Italian company called us to design the exclusive Brigitte Bardot doll and in 2006, the US Barbie Convention selected Magia2000 as the designers of the souvenir doll for the LA convention, “Barbie Film Noir”. After that , we started working constantly with Mattel Europe and USA for special event in Europe. Of course we still design OOAK dolls for collectors around the world.
2. Why music and movie superstars?
As I mentioned, Madonna is our favorite singer and I am personally a great fan of her. She was the real reason we started with the customization of dolls, as I would love to have my own Madonna doll . That was the beginning of a series and after Madonna, when I increased my painting techniques, we also desired to step into other celebrities. Moreover, music is a great part of our lifes, as we spend all day working with music, so it was natural to move to this field. Movie and tv icons are nowaday very popular and they are the true stars to be inspired from.
3. How do you decide what your next inspiration is for your fantasy dolls?
We also work in graphic and fashion business, so part of our inspirations comes from a mix of ideas. We always loved mixing different creative techniques and worlds, that is why we always moved in different directions. if you have the chance to surf through our website, you can see many different styles, from Japanees and Oriental dolls to fantasy, or celebrities and of course couture mini version of the real fashion. We always don’t like being limited into a specific world or field and that is why our creativity brought to discover new and different styles.
4. If you had to chose one fave doll each which would it be?
Of course, Barbie Film Noir, which we designed for the LA convention, and probably the Madame Du Barbie, which was the first Bob Mackie we bought.
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