Marina Bychkova has caught my attention before with her enchanted dolls, a few years ago. Part of the reason I wanted to record the wonderful artists I found was that keeping track of every one's latest project was becoming overwhelming. I needed a sort of external hard drive for my thoughts because there is a lot of information the average person needs, or wants, to keep track of these days. So, in case you didn't know this blog is an extension of my psyche.
I love dolls and I love perfume. Therefore this 2008 editorial in Vogue Japan really strikes a cord even though the photographs themselves look a bit cheesy. Most of these fragrances I don't think of as "art". The dolls, being so obviously works of art, underscore the tackiness of the bottles. Nevertheless, something doesn't have to be "good", in order for me to like it. Also, if you were ever curious how a Russian Alice in Wonderland, Russian bride of Frankenstein, or a steampunk Karenina might look like, I suggest browsing her unbelievable pieces. If you are interested in these, I also recommend Virginie Ropars' art dolls.