Friday, December 31, 2010

Angelo – Caucasian Thewa Wishing You Happy New Year….and would see you SOON in January 2011!

Got this pictures from Deva guys 2 days ago.  It is scheduled to released in January 2011, if nothing showed up!  LE as a basic doll.

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Angelo has applied eyelashes too! Wow…COOL!!!

It has improved joints but not doubled joints yet. Mobility thigh as Deva girls. My prototype Asian Thewa has 2-piece torso – one section under the chests and all the way to the hips, this one should have anther section in the lower abdominal that enables more movement. 

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Picture credit: Deva Dolls (www.devedolls.com)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

An Unusual OOAK (Antoinette) by Cholo, a Filipino Artist

*** Doll Nudity, please view at your own discretion”

2010 is drawing to the end. It has been a year with great surprises by getting to know three really talented Asian artists, which are lesser known in the doll community – Cholo, Chan Sama, Chaiyan. They may not be active in doll boards but relatively popular in other places. They may not have every single doll that are highly sought after, but their OOAK ability and creativeness impressed me without doubt! I am lucky to have their creation to enrich my collections!

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Here I would like to introduce one of them, Cholo Ayuyao, a 31-year-old Filipino artist who lives in Angeles City, Philippines. (20 pictures here, so please scroll all the way down for more information of Cholo!)

An unusual OOAK Item to Me : Salam

This year, I have added an unusual OOAK Antoinette – Salam, in my collection. Yes, you remember it right, I am not an Antoinette fan at all! However, this OOAK one reminds me of my tribal love and Bollywood at the same time that I decided to give Antoinette another chance. :-P

antoinette-tonner-dolls-pose antoinette with tattoooak-antioineet-tonnerantoinette-tonner-doll-ooak-by-choloI came across Salam’s pictures on flickr.com one day, and I could not stop seeing its pictures and decided to contact the artist for more information. After a few posts, we have built up good friendships and, eventually, Salam immigrated to Hong Kong.

antoinette-tonner-dollsalam-cholo-antoinette-ooak-headantoinette-ooak-That Salam has elaborated hand-painted tattoos all over her body and face, the highly detailed hand made metal headpieces decorated with real fresh water pearls and color beans shows great 3 dimensions.

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The shoes, “the high heel without heels”, as Cholo described it, is a wonderful idea. The beans that used as the heels are actually hanging and swinging there, only by putting the shoes on a surface could it become a heel. And, Salam could stand on her own without a stand. salam heelssalam shoes in motion

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Something about Cholo Ayuyao (with his cool pic.):

choloEver since Cholo was a child, he was fascinated with dolls already. He was from an average family in the Philippines, he could not afford any dolls. So, his love for dolls was stagnated but never seized all these years. This frustration led him to more innovative and inventive in making his toys. Since he couldn’t afford Lego blocks, he made gasoline station dioramas out of cardboards and old boxes, paper dolls in place of vinyl ones. But not until this year, had his fascination with dolls was awakened. He finally realized he could afford the dolls he has longed for, specially Fashion Royalty dolls, that perfectly suits his dolly taste.

Cholo’s Professional & Inspiration:

Cholo’s repainting skills actually came from years as a part time make up artist years ago during his college days. He just though that repainting a doll’s face is the same except that it would all be in a smaller scale and a different type of face paint... about accessories and doing doll couture: Actually, Cholo have been an accessory designer for 10 years now, and also work as a couture finisher for local designers for 7 years (this work actually is more like Lesage in Paris where couture houses get their services for embroidery and intricate beadworks). He just used his skills on human couture and scale it down to one sixth for dolls, with special attention to what type of materials to use, since everything has to work in that scale.

How He Created Salam:

This tan skin Antoinette was an appreciation gift from a friend whom he lend his accessories to for a photo shooting session.

Handling a 16" doll is a challenge to Cholo as most of his collections are 12” Fashion Royalty and Barbie. But the size did not stopped his inspiration. Cholo commented that his creation was inspired by the Middle East, India, enchantments. : “… that’s how Salam came into being... very organic, nothing was planned, it was ideas came consecutively after the other... and then she was born...”

antoinette-tan-tonner Cholo’s Contacts:

To learn more about Cholo, please visit his blog choloisms.blogspot.com,

Flickr account “ Choloisms

Email: d_jeweler@yahoo.com

Picture credits: Cliff CHAN

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Monday, December 27, 2010

She is as Gorgeous, the Older version of Deva Girl!

*** Doll Nudity Warning ***

View it at your own discretion!!

Deva-dolls-older-versionWhile we are overwhelmed by the gorgeousness and flawless face up of the new Deva Dolls, we have forgotten some of the older version of Deva girls are as spectacular in their own ways.  I am lucky enough to have this tan Deva which is repainted and breasts enhanced by the Deva guys about 2 years back!  She is stunning in her own way and could mingle with the other Deva girls or The-wa in a harmony!   It is easy to take good pictures of her and I have had lots of fun photographing her tonight!!

 

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 Stunning face up –

her crystal clear eyes can speak!

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Picture credit: Cliff CHAN

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Entering 2011 with DEVA DOLLS – Caucasian Guy Reviewed! (updated with more pictures – 28 Dec.)

Updates: Below are the two pictures uploaded to Prego by Chewin after I have the original posted

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Just browsed Deva Dolls  website and saw the very first picture of Caucasian guy of Deva Dolls!  He has a very nice jaw and an Angie lips!

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Picture credit: Deva Dolls

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

A World in Peace Wish in a Cold 2010 Merry Christmas In Hong Kong

Woke up this morning, opened the window, the cold wind blew directly on my face.  Lovely fresh air but a bit cold!  The temperature is probably only 11-13 degree C. 

DSC04856When I turned on the radio, listening to the news and ready to dress, I realized again that I did not have anything prepared for Christmas. It is not an unusual case to me, anyway… I have 2 friends from Thai and Malaysia visiting plus a family dinner tonight then…what next?  Probably making use of these few days holidays to prepare for my PMP examination!  But wait!!!  Before that…I must post a Merry Christmas pictures of one of my favorite doll shots here!!

May everyone has a wonder Merry Christmas and a successful 2011…and the most of all … World in Peace!!! Yea, “in peace”, I mean no war, don’t fight, especially when there is LE doll for sale online!!  Please don’t fight with me!! Thank you very much!!  Love you all !!!  :-P

 Kyori Merry Christmas Red Blooded Woman Kyori Picture Credit: Cliff CHAN
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Avant Guard + Jamieshow Project

People who know me would know how much I dislike the body of Avant Guard and its face up. AG as its name is trying to do some bold and avant guard styling. Unfortunately, I don’t think JW could deliver it successfully… at least not to me! But to be fair, I like their face moulds. Lately, I received the new generation Jamieshow body as a gift, and I found that AG’s head size fits perfectly on that body!

It is so convenient to put on and off doll heads on JS body, the posing…totally amazing!!!

Now, I have a plan on collecting AG’s heads and playing with wigs and poseing. I would have some of the heads repainted soon!

ag heads and js body Be aware that not all AG’s skin tone match with JS body. But slightly difference would not bother me much!

1usddry40gx4y Picture credit: Jamieshow, Cliff CHAN

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What a Big Compliment to This Blog!!

While I was travelling overseas a week ago, I read the below thread posted by nici uk. In this thread, nici UK gave me the biggest compliment on my blog that I could ever have so far.  Then, Terri with an i and SOS also honored me with their kind words.  I could not be happier while I am reading their messages. In the past 2 years, I have been enjoy sharing my passion on fashion dolls collection through this blog.  Through this activities, I  have met many wonderful like-minded people, new collectors, doll fashion makers, promising artists etc., I feel so blessed by that!!  

This thread by nici UK in Prego is probably the best reward to me in 2010.

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Below are the copies of the original thread.  I have got the permission from nici uk, Terri with an i and SOS’s permission on copying the contents here!

My favourite blogs, whats yours?

Posted by nici ukclip_image002clip_image004clip_image005clip_image007 on 12/8/2010, 10:55 am
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Hey all :-) hope everyone is enjoying the run up to the festives x
Id like to pay alittle respect two the people behind my favourite blogs and ask you what yours are so as i can find other good blogs.
Firstly my main blog i adore, fashiondollempire.blogspot.com
I adore this blog as it has so much about 16inch dolls and have learnt alot from Cliff, whos blog it is. I love seeing his collection and really value his opinions on everything from dolls, designs to clothes extra and he is always so polite should i ask him anything :-)
My second blog i love is terrigoldphoto.blogspot.com
Again i adore her key eye on details. Even though terris interest lays more with FR dolls i still find her opinions hones

Thanks for the endorsement. I like my blog, too, but I do read others'. Cliff's blog is

Posted by Terri with an iclip_image002[1]clip_image004[1]clip_image002[2]clip_image007[1] on 12/8/2010, 12:05 pm, in reply to "part 2"
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excellent. I like reading personal experience blogs as opposed to blogs that just copy news and announcements. I can get that anywhere.

mY kudos to Fashiondollempire od Cliff in HK.. diversiified and piognant comments

Posted by SOSclip_image002[3]clip_image004[2] on 12/10/2010, 1:11 am, in reply to "My favourite blogs, whats yours?"
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anyway...the way he respect to the artist and doll makers still make his blog a nice place for all doll lovers!!

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