by Dutch Fashion Doll World
There is a new fashion doll coming out. For some weeks now here name is popping-up on facebook and different blogs. And she already showed us her beauty in front of Ernesto Padró-Campos camera. Her name is Séverine.
Je Suis Séverine…. Who is this mysterious lady.
Séverine is the new creation from Julain Kalinowski. We all know Mr. Kalinowski from his Lilli lalka project on which he collaborated with his friend Liz Lee. This project has ended and it was time for a new creation.
And after 2,5 years of working on this new doll she is finally here.
For the name Mr. Kalinowski was inspired by the character Severin in Ritter von Leopold Sacher Masoch’s novel “Venus in Furs” and by Catherine Deneueve’s character in the film Belle de Jour.
Séverine’s identity is inspired by books, movies and of course illustrious dolls.
Mr. Kalinowski explains: “Séverine is inspired by Jeanne Moureau in Joseph Losey’s Eva and in Tony Richardson’s Mademoiselle and by my obsession with the actresses in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s films. I was also very inspired by the writer Anna Kavan, and by the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys.
Séverine is based on Caprice, a French fashion doll from 1964 known for her shapely body and – some say -for having been intended to be a Catherine Deneueve doll, but the actress was opposed to the idea.
Mr. Kalinowski chose to have the legs lengthened and the neck elongated. When one first sees her, Séverine comes across as the love child of Caprice and Lilli being made of hard plastic, strung, and wearing a viscose wig set into a scalp, gives off a very Bild Lilli vibe. One detail should not be overlooked: Séverine does not have molded-on shoes! She is wearing high heels.
Séverine is limited to an edition of 500 dolls, and each spray-painted doll is then hand painted, airbrushed, and styled by Mr. Kalinowski.
The majority of the dolls will be Caucasian but there will also be a smaller number of AA Séverine dolls.
Séverine will be available soon as a dressed doll with fashions designed and handmade by Rosina Haskell, Liz Cole, and Sylvia Campbell. Séverine’s look combines thirties nostalgia as seen in 1970’s European cinema.
pictures by : Ernesto Padró-Campos
I can wait to add one of these ladies to my collection.
Credits: Séverine Dolls
Beauty and Glamour by Retros
Séverine’s logo designed by Fokke Hoekman
Photos by Ernesto Padró-Campos