Wax Sculpting Inamorata 2007-2012

Doing backups, I found a forgotten folder in an old hard drive. It had contained immense nostalgia: wax sculpting photos from over a decade ago when my dream of a doll of my own began.

Inamorata dolls weren’t released until late 2012, but on 2007 I was already making the very first 12″ sized wax models for my own doll. You can see the first immobile sculpture standing next to my early repaints of Momoko and Integrity dolls, before I cut it apart to make joints. Truly the humble beginnings but the shape of the doll is already recognisable Inamorata.

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The curious thing is, I had forgotten that my 2007 prototype actually had a moving neck joint! At the time, the main market was for mannequin type fashion dolls, and together with my business partner Jing we decided that breaking the neck area with a joint was too visible and scrapped the idea in the end. However, the trend now seems to be towards mobility and I’ve been playing with the idea of bringing this early concept to life.

These photos are from the 16″ final version I was hand sculpting on 2012. I also had no idea at the time of the shrinkage caused by mold making and resin casting. My wax models shared the exact measurements (although very differently distributed) of my then favourite dolls: Numina and Sybarite. However, the final doll ended up losing almost 2cm in height and being rather petite next to her inspiring sisters.

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Jing and I really had no idea how to go about doll production and the first few years were an nightmare of trial and error, dreadful factories and other hardships, but we learned as we went along. Hard times but also happy ones, as we worked towards our dream. For many years it was a part time job / hobby for both of us. I taught Chinese and arts to stay afloat. It makes me so happy that now I can make a living doing what I love. That’s the greatest treasure of all.

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Gravity Well Haute Couture Collection

Gravity Well is a Emiliacouture Autumn 2018 collection of four sculpturesque avant garde gowns. All the garments are OOAK and 100% hand stitched millinery tulle over nude high collar dress that blends into the Latte skin tone.

Please use the ORDER FORM 2 to order or the Buy It Now links to Etsy next to the items.

Modelled by Inamorata Amrit and Ming Na, a OOAK dolls with Latte resin and Andro body.  Amrit is available for sale in the shop. All the fashions fit both Busty and Andro body Inamorata dolls.

The matte black stiletto heels and the micro braid wig are sold separately.

Gravity Well – α (Alpha) 680 usd BUY IT NOW ON ETSY

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Gravity Well – β (Beta) 750 usd *SOLD*

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Gravity Well – γ (Gamma) 680 usd *ON HOLD*

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Gravity Well -δ (Delta) 880 usd *ON HOLD*

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Jewellery

This exotic Emiliacouture jewllery collection is inspired by African tribal and Indian wedding jewellery. Each piece is OOAK (although colour variants can be commissioned for the purely bead pieces) and hand made by Emilia. The jewellery fits all 16″ dolls and is modelled here by Inamorata Frecklemania girls. Some pieces are meant to be mix and match so an individual photo might show layered necklaces. Prices are listed below.

Please use ORDER FORM 2 to order.

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1) Copper choker necklace 65usd
2) Copper and purple choker necklace 70usd
3) Copper and light blue Egyptian necklace 65usd  (SOLD, you may order colour variants)

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4) Gold high choker 70usd (SOLD, you may order colour variants, price applies for single colour designs. Two+ tone design is 90usd)
5) Gold and red African geometric pattern high choker 90usd (SOLD, you may order colour variants in select two tone designs)
6) Gold and red single strand choker with a pendant 40usd
7) Gold and red single strand long necklace with a small pendant 50usd (SOLD)
8) Gold and red single strand necklace with a large pendant 55usd
9) Gold and red two strand necklace with a large pendant 65usd
10) Gold and black single strand choker with a pendant 40usd
11) Gold and black single strand necklace with a small pendant 50usd
12) Gold and black single strand necklace with a large pendant 55usd
13) Gold and black two strand necklace with a large pendant 65usd
14) Gold and black chain necklace/hair ornament with a small pendant 65usd
15) Gold and black earrings, gift with a set of two gold and black items
16) Gold and red earrings, gift with a set of two gold and red items (SOLD, you may order colour variants)

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Some longer necklaces are designed to be layered together with the chokers:

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You can also commission colour variants of these designs. Below (right) is the no.5 choker in the colours of no.3 necklace (left) made to order for a customer.

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Commissioned chokers modelled by Nyah and Rue

 

Monark Lingerie

New open edition Emiliacouture Monark lingerie set is available (made to order) for Inamorata Busty and Andro, Popovy, Numina, Ficon, ModDolls, Mbluedoll, and old gen Sybs (the sewing model I have is Sybarite Raja). Note that the placement of the lace will be slightly different of larger dolls like Sybarites. The prototype set fits Inamorata Busty and Andro bodies. Bra and panties set: 300 usd 

Please use the ORDER FORM 2 to order.

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*The lingerie is modelled by Matieres Fecales fan art Inamorata doll, also available in the shop.

READY MADE OOAK DOLLS

These OOAK Inamorata dolls are available now and ready to ship. The prices for nude dolls without wigs start at 1100usd. Inamorata OOAK art dolls feature 21 points of articulation and are made with high quality, slightly translucent resin. Each doll comes with 8 hands: 2 dressing paddles, and 6 expressive hands sculpted in different poses.

Please use the ORDER FORM 2 to order (if you need a layaway) or the *Buy It Now on Etsy* links next to the items.

You can also commission dolls based on your concept and preferences.

MIDAS

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Doll:  Midas
Head sculpt: Charo
Resin Colour: Charcoal
Body type:  Andro
Face up: Highly editorial makeup with golden tears, red lips, gold eyebrows, red sequins applies over her eyeshadow and as bindi. Her eyes are greenish grey.
Price: 1100usd (nude)
Fashion: Red lizard skin corset and posture collar 480usd, golden sequin helmet 130usd, black and white beaded corset with choker necklace and lace panties 680usd, Phelsuma sequin dress (see below) 980usd and shoes 120usd.

PHELSUMA – HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

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Doll:  Phelsuma
Head sculpt: Nnaji
Resin Colour: Charcoal
Body type:  Andro
Face up: Highly editorial makeup has a pearlescent green scale pattern running from her brow to the back of her head, red and gold lips, rust coloured eyes and wild eyeshadow covering her brow with multi coloured leaf gold. The look is finished with green sequins as bindi and below her eyes.
Price: 1100usd (nude) or 2100usd as a set (doll, dress, shoes)
Fashion: Happy Halloween! May all you creepies and crawlies wear couture! This creepy haute couture lizard dress is made from translucent netting  and hand stitched with thick scaly clusters of red and green sequins and beads to accentuate feminine form. It fits both Andro and Busty Inamorata bodies.  The netting boots with Classic Stiletto heels have a line of red sequins running down the back seam. Dress 980usd, shoes 120usd.

 

INAMORATA FRECKLEMANIA DOLLS

Inamorata Frecklemania collection features shimmering golden highlighter and plenty of beautiful freckles. The dolls feature four sculpts: Charo for Marie, Valerie for Rue, Nnaji for Amrit, and Midori for Ming Na.

The OOAK jewellery the girls are modelling is also available for sale and fits most 16″ dolls.

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Doll:  Amrit (ON HOLD)
Head sculpt: Nnaji 2.0
Resin Colour: Latte with freckles and golden body shimmer
Body type:  Choice of Andro or Busty (photographed in Andro)
Face up: Wet gold eyeshadow, ton of freckles, rose and gold lips, amber eyes.
Price: 1100usd (without a wig)
Wigs: Sleek bob 80usd, 30’s bob with curls 160usd, African cropped hair in titian 120usd, African corkscrew locks in titian 160usd.
Jewellery: The OOAK jewellery is also available for sale and fits most 16″ dolls.

 

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Doll:  Marie (AVAILABLE)
Head sculpt: Charo
Resin Colour: Latte with freckles and golden body shimmer
Body type:  Andro
Face up: Wet look nude eyeshadow, freckles, nude lips, blue eyes, lashes and brows.
Price: 1100usd (without a wig)
Wigs: 30’s bob with curls 160usd, short micro braided ginger wig 140usd.
Jewellery: The OOAK jewellery is also available for sale and fits most 16″ dolls.

 

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Doll:  Rue (AVAILABLE)
Head sculpt: Valerie
Resin Colour: Latte with freckles and golden body shimmer
Body type:  Andro
Face up: Strong graphic cat eyeliner, freckles, rose lips and brows, blue eyes.
Price: 1100usd (without a wig)
Wigs: Sleek bob 80usd
Jewellery: The OOAK jewellery is also available for sale and fits most 16″ dolls.

 

EDDIE – THE DANISH GIRL

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Doll:  Eddie aka Danish Girl (please watch through the slideshow to witness her transformation to a confident woman.)
Head sculpt: Charo sculpt with resculpted lips
Resin Colour: Caramel
Body type:  Photographed in Andro, but Caramel Andro body is sold out at the moment. Busty is available.
Face up: Likeness of Eddie Redmayne, no makeup
Price: 1200usd (without a wig)
Wigs: Short with messy bangs 110usd, 30’s bob with curls 160usd.
Fashion: Collection of mix and match pieces, inquire individually.

 

Matieres Fecales

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Doll: Matieres Fecales (AVAILABLE)
Head sculpt: Nnaji
Resin Colour: Milk
Body type:  Andro
Face up:  Avant garde look with pink eye shadow, greyish lips with black motive, green alien eyes and butterfly tattoo on the forehead. Inspired by Matieres Fecales.
Price: 1100usd
Wigs: The white feathers can be detached. Included.
Fashion: Monark Lingerie available in the store.

 

FAYE

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Doll:  Faye 
Head sculpt: Midori
Resin Colour: Caramel
Body type: Busty
Face up: Dramatic smoky eyeshadow and burgundy lips with, brown eyes.
Price: 1100usd  *Buy It Now on Etsy*
Wig: Hard cap wig made with Emilia’s own hair 150usd.
Fashion: OOAK Emiliacouture lingerie in black lace 200usd.

 

MAYA AKA HARAJUKU HALLOWEEN

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Doll: Maya aka Harajuku Halloween
Head sculpt: Midori
Resin Colour: Milk
Body type: Inamorata 2.0 Andro
Face up: She “wears blackout lenses” rendering he eyes demonically black against her pale skin. Her scary makeup plays with eyeliner, inspired by my Tokyo friend’s black metal band stage makeup. Her lips are deep inky blue with a hint of pink visible between slightly the parted lips.
Price: 1100usd (nude) or 2000usd (as a set)   *Buy It Now on Etsy*
Wig: The hard cap wig is made with pastel turquoise saran and decorated by a headband with ram horns.
Fashion: This doll was inspired by my stay in Tokyo and the vibrant goth punk culture of Harajuku. Her outfit is a nod towards the upscale recycle fashion boutique Dog, that restyles old clothes by painting, cutting, and embellishing them to a new life. The garments are revamped prototypes of my earlier designs, the boots from an action figure and purse from Fashion Royalty. Boots and purse are crusted with spikes, painted with emo goth slogans such as “not interested”, “don’t care”, “die die die” and “kill kill kill”, as well as Japanese and punk symbols. One pair of her 6 hands is accessorized by painted on gloves.

 

Owner Pics Gallery

Nothing makes me happier than seeing the dolls I’ve created in their new homes. You can email me via emiliacouture@gmail.com if you’d like to submit your photos to be featured in this gallery. Please also join the Inamorata community and share your photos at the In Adoration of Inamorata Dolls group on Facebook.

KIM LONDON

The first photographer featured is amazing Kim London whose gorgeous photos have been published in Fashion Doll Quarterly and other doll magazines. The doll in these photos is Inamorata Lupita, an original OOAK Busty Charo sculpt in Coffee resin I made on 2017.

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CHO:LO

I’m excited to showcase my super talented friend Cholo Ayuyao aka Cho:lo, and his photos of Inamorata. He is both a repaint artist as well as an exquisite fashion and jewellery designer. The doll he painted here is the Inamorata Nnaji 1.0. and fashions are from his past collections.

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VANESSA ZUCKER

Vanessa aka NessaCollects on Instagram is a doll collector and professional photographer, and her skills are clearly visible in her awesome doll photography. Her dolls Naiobi (OOAK) and edgy Midori painted by @angstypenguin live a life of fashion models.

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URIAH

Uriah aka Rob Redden has been my friend and supporter for as long as I’ve been a doll collector. We met in the Fashion Royalty W Club on 2007 and he always encouraged me to make my dream of my own doll line come true. His gallery below features Inamorata Gamut and the first ever Inamorata ever made: Mirrorball.

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ADRY

Adrian Bertrand aka Adry is another old doll collecting friend. I made a charity doll, Petrographié Grés, to a New York Metro Dolls event he was organizing on 2003. His photos have been published in many doll magazines and for a good reason. I adore his photography, styling and cool editing effects. He also made an epic diorama for his OOAK Inamorata Danai.

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MEL

Mel Parker-Reeves is one of those collectors who has a very distinct personal style and the queen of mix & match styling (which is my favourite kind of play with dolls)! I’ve always adored her photography and the fierce outfits she puts together for her models. She is the happy owner of the Nnaji that was repainted by Cho:lo for his Ethni:City collection. She also recently acquired Nyah from the Inamorata Vitiligo collection.

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Alice

“Alice in Wonderland xoxo” on Instagram is a collector with a wonderfully eclectic collection of art dolls. She adopted Nala from Inamorata Vitiligo collection and is giving the fierce little lady a lot of love! I love her use of backdrops and lighting. It’s always makes me happy to know my dolls are in a good home.

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Join Inamorata Community!

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I started a group for Inamorata Dolls on Facebook. Please join, and share your creativity and love of dolls with other collectors! Nothing makes me happier than seeing the dolls I’ve made in their new homes. I would also love to see Inamorata repaints and your creations for Inamorata, so release your creativity! It is also a great place for doll adoptions amongst collectors.

Welcome to the In Adoration of Inamorata Dolls!

 

One of my favourite things in the world is seeing my sculptures painted by artists I admire. As soon as I got my very first Inamorata dolls from the casting factory, I went total fan girl and send two of them to Hendra Widjaja. Miao and Nnaji and returned to me as Ling and Anuli. Hendra’s work is always so exquisite!

I really hope to see Inamorata painted by other artists in the Facebook group and all the fashions, wigs, shoes and other things you creative people have made for your Inamorata dolls. 🙂

I have also started a new gallery for pictures of Inamorata in their new homes. You can email me via emiliacouture@gmail.com if you’d like to submit your photos to be featured in the gallery.

Please like and subscribe my Inamorata Doll page on Facebook and the Emiliacouture Instagram. To see my complete photos gallery since 2007, visit Flickr.