DollChic is the new project of the Moscow fashion-photographers art duo LePer and Dolls author Peter Tishkov. The DollChic doll is a BJD polyurethane Fashion Doll at ¼ scale, with a height of 16,5”. The dolls have 19 points of articulation, including double joints at the elbows and knees.
The dolls are cast in the Russian workshop Stardolls, in Moscow. The concept of the project is the embodiment of true femininity in all its forms. All the joints were thought out in terms of the idealization of a woman's shape and body aesthetics. Also the dolls are meant to achieve a perfectly fixed posture.
The production of DollChic has three categories: Basic, Prêt-a-porte, Haute Couture. At the moment the project consists of 3 molds: Leya, Uma and Teya, and 3 skin tones: Vanilla, Caramel and Chocolate. The premiere of the DollChic brand was in October 3rd of 2013 at the IX International Doll Salon on Tishinka, Russia.
Currently available to order from the DollChic website are three basic dolls (without stand, they come nude with a wig), six dressed dolls (Sweets collection, complete with double-faced outfits, stand and accessories) and also stands and shipper cases to buy separately. No solo outfits or accessories are yet for sale.
These are gorgeous dolls, basic or dressed ones. The prices are really way high ($880 for a basic nude doll with only wig, no stand, $1230 for a dressed doll) and the quantities of the dressed dolls are ten each. That means they are going to be hard to find really soon. If the quality of production is as good as the look of the dolls, they are going to be way on top on collector's lists. The only thing that bugs me: the ugly elbow joint and the weird knee joint. Those needed a bit more thinking and re-working. I'm never going to be able to afford one so it does not matter.