New fantasy design prints!

Hello everybody! Most of you probably know that I am actually studying in textile, while working part time in the fashion industry. One of my newest projects in textile is to design prints inspired from fantasy books or stories. On my part, I choose Aladdin! The story of Aladdin is so rich…With his three wishes and the help of a magic lamp, all of his dreams came true! But seriously, I wasn’t inspired by Aladdin itself, but I am a huge fan of India simple as that! Also, I love the story  when European Kingdoms were fitting between each other, in order to find the road to India for the spice trade. I am amazed by  architectural artistry, the food, the elaborate fashion designs and, of course,  the gorgeous textiles and prints designs from this country. Also for this project, I had to chose two colors, I was torn between purple which represents royalty and fuchsia, sensuality. In the end, I chose fuchsia!

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A rag doll for a good cause

Good evening! On tonight’s post, I want to share the very first doll that I created and this is way before I ended up making polymer clay dolls. Six years ago, while I was finishing studying  fashion custom making, a beautiful project was introduced to all fashion students. The project was to create a very special rag doll, the basic pattern was given to us with specific instructions and in the end, the winner had the chance to see his doll produced in a limited edition of 500. Thought I did not win, I took this project to heart, since for each doll sold,  15% went directly to young girls victim of domestic violence. I loved making this doll very much and I added my personal exotic, free spirit and humorist touch!

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More fashion photos of Agnès

Good evening art doll lovers! A few weeks ago, when I decided to take pictures of Agnès, many of them were put aside for various reasons…I decided to make  another beautiful outfit for her, which I will post during this weekend. But for tonight, I am showing to you more fashion photos of Agnès and here they are! Enjoy!

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Fashion photos of Agnès

Hello everyone! I love taking photos of my dolls, since I purchased my new camera! The “fashion photos” of my beautiful Agnès, made me realize that I must take a chance in buying new tools for making good quality photos. I’m thinking of illustrator or photoshop software…but these two programs are so expensive that I can’t not allow myself to go over my budget. Believe me, I have other priorities in my life right now and there are other ways to take and create captivating pictures…At the current time, I’m working on it and you will see a few results in future posts. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, if you want to see more photos of Haulani, six albums of her are now added on my Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/133491917@N08/

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Agnès name meaning

Good evening everybody! I hope you did have a fantastic Valentines Day with your love ones and took time to eat chocolate!  On tonight’s post, I will continue with Agnès name meaning. Agnes is a Greek name meaning “pure” or “holy”. The name passed to Italian as Agnese, to Portugues as Inês, and to Spanish, as Inés. This old name was in fact widely popular due to the fact that it was also the name of a famous Christian saint, Saint Agnes of Rome. Also for more than 400 years,  Agnes was the third most popular name for women in the English speaking world, especially in the Middle Ages. I know, many of you think this name does not suit her, due to  her “African” look, but when I created her, I though of Haitian women…and let’s not forget that most Haitian names are French ones do the the mix of some our ancestors and French colonization! Thank you for reading and will see each other soon!

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Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day everyone! I’m glad to present to you my lovely Agnès once again  and half dressed! I did not do anything special, I simply wrapped around her a piece of cloth and pinned everything in the back and to finish it all, I added tiny semi precious beads (Citrines and Carnelians). As you can see, especially to all people who follow my different boards on my Pinterest page, https://www.pinterest.com/amgeorgia/ ,  I am a huge fanatic of colors! I simply cannot leave without color! Color is joy, happiness, laughter and LOVE! Enjoy!

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Angnès camera test #1

Good evening to you all! Before I continue with my lovely Agnès, I would I like to say a huge thank you to all my followers on my two Facebook pages, Google +, Pinterest, Tweeter and of course here on WordPress! Your sensibility over my works (handmade fashion dolls) has truly touch my heart! There is a big and many wonderful communities that I am part of in different social medias and where I enjoy sharing what I do, but also to connect with other very talented artists from different mediums! Up till now, I am having a lot of FUN and life is wonderful! Like I did with a few of my previous dolls (Lara, Laïs and Haulani), I’m living you with Agnès first camera test! Enjoy!

 

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year 2016! This new Chinese year started February 7 here in North America and will be finish next year, on January 27. This marks the Chinese year or lunar year, of the red fire monkey! This huge festival is celebrated not only in China, but is also widely popular among other Asian countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The New Year Festival in over centuries old and is based on several myths and traditions were regional and traditional costumes are worn during the festivities. Homes are decorated with gorgeous red paper designs and sometimes gold, were religious or myth symbols are featured.  This is also the perfect occasion for many Chinese people to go visit their families for the annual dinner, especially workers who live in big cities. There is an old saying that each family must clean their house in order to sweep away ill-fortune in order to have good luck! Do I believe in these superstitions? Of course I do! What about you guys?

 

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Agnès with Fukiko & Betty!

*WARNING! SOME NUDITY IS FEATURED IN THIS POST. PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS REQUIRED.

Bonjour everyone! Two days ago, my dear Agnès was introduced to you wigged! Speaking of wigs, the hair used was synthetic, I have used it, to mimic natural black hair. Also, I changed my way on making wigs. They now look a bit more natural and I use 85% of the time fine quality human hair and the other 15% is a mix of human and mohair. In a future, I will elaborate more on the subject with a another doll… For tonight’s post, I decided to present Agnès with two of my previous dolls, Fukiko & Betty. It was important for me to present her and compare her with other dolls that I created in the past, because yes, in my own point of view, Agnès looks different from my old dolls. For one, she’s taller and more linear. Two, her face looks more women like and her features are little bit more “realistic”, in other word less cartoon like! I sculpted her in being aware that I needed to make a more mature doll, rather than childish looking one. Though a few past dolls also look more women like, Rachelle, Aglahé and Beatrice come to mind, however with Agnès, I went more deeply with her sculpt aesthetic!

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Fukiko & Agnès

 

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Agnès wigged!

Hello to you all! Here is a sneak preview of my dear Agnès wigged! More photos of her will be publish in few days! Enjoy!

 

Marie Georghy Jacob