Monday, 19 June 2017

Anouk Series 3 Booklet art

I have been working on the series 3 booklet. It will be a combination of drawings and photos this time. Here is a little preview of two of the pages, and the process of creating it.


I will post more updates next week on series 3 progress.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Anouk Series 3 Design sketches

So I can now reveal the ten new outfits that will make up series three Anouk. There is a combination of formal wear, street clothes and casual wear. I have combined these with some lovely little accessories , just as many vintage doll outfits had. The outfits and dolls are in production as we speak.




The dolls too, have been updated with two new hairstyles and different make up. I will update with pictures when I receive the sample dolls.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Anouk in the media




As I gear up for series three of Anouk, I was looking at her press coverage so far. I am so grateful to Ian Price Watkins and Pat Henry over at Fashion Doll Quarterly magazine for their support and coverage of Anouk's unfolding story.

The first article was a teaser about the doll without full revealing her. It also spotlighted my work as a doll artist and my restorations and custom reroots / repaints. I work under the name "Virgin Archer".






The next article was Anouk's official introduction to the doll collecting world. These were early prototype dolls and outfits used in the article. Some of which never went into production. At least not yet ;-)





Finally a lovely little press release about series two, Anouk in Japan.


I will be releasing information regarding series three over the coming weeks so stay tuned!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

A beautiful portrait of Anouk by Hizuru Fujimoto

Anouk has been a very lucky girl indeed. The prolific and celebrated Japanese artist Hizuru Fujimoto was kind of enough to create a stunning portrait of Anouk. Using her signature style of candy colours and a 60s kitsch boudoir style doll aesthetic, the result was an amazing masterpiece.
Inspired by a particular prototype doll from series 2 Anouk in Japan, this gorgeous piece of artwork now hangs on the wall in Anouk central!
Thanks so much Hizuru for your beautiful creation.






The prototype doll that inspired the artwork.



Some other beautiful examples of Hizuru's artwork , she was kind enough to send me prints of these.






Hizuru is also an extremly talented photographer. She loves to photograph Life in Japan, be it city scapes and people or the stunning flora and fauna of Japan. Here is a link to Hizuru's instagram page:
https://www.instagram.com/hizuruch/

Anouk in Japan sold out. Many Thanks



I am amazed to be writing this post. Anouk in Japan sold out in matter of weeks. I am so grateful to everybody that bought and appreciated her. To mark the end of the line I produced a dozen or so unique dolls that were not catalogued or part of the official line of a Anouk in Japan. These dolls had special hairstyles and included a variation of the trouser suit. There were also six Black dolls with unique eye paint. Even these sold out very quickly via the group.



I do feel rather sorry that the entire line sold in Japan and via the facebook group exclusively. I will make this up to other customers with series three, and make sure some dolls are available on eBay and outside the Anouk facebook group.

The OOAK dolls are pictured below. Although these dolls are now all sold, I hope you will enjoy the images. Stay tuned for information regarding series three!































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