Sunday, December 29, 2013

Changes to Orchid's Designs in 2014

The new year is almost here! A time to reflect on the year gone by, and make plans for the new one ahead. At Orchid's Designs I took some time to reflect on my brand, my goals and the direction I want to continue with.

When I began Orchid's Designs back in 2009, it was to create beautiful one-of-a-kind haute couture for dolls - elegant high fashion for elite and incredibly precious art dolls, usually made of fragile porcelain. 2013 saw me venture into the world of art resin BJD, Blythe and Makies, which I will continue... but differently. Blythe fashions seem to be characterised by identical dolly dresses made quickly and cheaply, produced in high numbers for a quick turnaround. This is not the direction I want my brand to go down, and so changes are to take place in what I will be offering from now on.

2014 will see Orchid's Designs focus once more on high couture fashions for such elite BJD as Enchanted Dolls, BJTales, Popovy Sisters, and LightpaintedDolls. These will be special designs, completely unique and made with the highest quality materials from such exclusive sources as Mokuba in Paris, rare antique laces, and exceptional designer fabrics.

We will be releasing a few fully costumed customized Blythe dolls available to adopt throughout the year. These will be special OOAK character dolls, with complete facial carving and artist face-ups. Each Orchid's Designs custom doll will fully embody my artistic vision and represent a little being of my own design with detailed costume ensemble, wigs and accessories.

For Blythe, I will be releasing highly limited pre-orders of couture garments that can be commissioned in a small availability of colours depending on the design.

This does mean the items in my Etsy shop will be the last basic pieces available for a little while. There are a selection of tutu skirts, simple dresses and individual garments for Blythe, Makies and some BJD basics available right now for the last time.

To celebrate strengthening my direction and to make way for the exquisite future designs I am offering a clearance sale on everything in the shop until January 14th in the new year (when the shop will close for a holiday till late February) This may be the last chance to nab some favourites you've had your eye on!

At checkout you can use this code for 30% off your entire purchase


~ Sale ENDS 14th January 2014 ~

We are very excited for the New Year! New designs, new projects and new dolls! See you in 2014!

Items NOT included in the sale (like custom pre-orders) that are still available can be found on my website.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Designs for Makies

Before we announce some changes to Orchid's Designs in the new year, we have a few one-off pieces to fit the 3D prited Makies dolls made in London. Makies are a bit bigger than Blythe, so need specially designed garments to fit them perfectly. We've got a few dresses, wigs, jumpers and a beautiful beaded collar available.

Orchid's Wigs for Dolls

Introducing a selection of fantasy shades and styles to change the identity of your precious doll. Long blue braids made from mohair roving, wavy Siamese locks, or a short bob made entirely of ivory feathers. A wig can help your doll transform instantly from sweet and shy to loud and daring. 

Made from custom hand dyed Mohair and silky Suri Alpaca (ethically sourced), our wigs are incredibly high quality. Each wig is on a skinny cap that fits the dolls head like a second skin, made with the same techniques as the elite Enchanted Dolls, LightpaintedDolls and BJTales wigs.

Orchid's Designs wigs are available for resin Enchanted Dolls, Makies, BJTales dolls like Mouse and LightpaintedDolls. Custom requests are invited.