Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Doll Affair 2011

I attended The Doll Affair 2011 last Saturday on 18 June 2011 held at the Singapore Conference Hall. Started in 2007 by 2 enthusiasts who were collectors of  BJDs or ball jointed dolls, it was a small but well attended event. 

Most of the attendees were collectors themselves and many brought their own dolls to the show where they would spend most of their time discussing related topics with other collectors and taking pictures of their dolls.

Asuka's Doll surrounded by Asuka's creations

I attended the fair mainly because Cindy and Asuka were exhibitors and because this was a BJD event, most of their work for sale were mainly 1:3 or 1:4. 

Cindy's brownie with ice cream- 1:3 

Hardly any of the vendors sold dolls, just BJD accessories like clothes , shoes or wigs. I believe both my friends did well and I was really proud of them. Their creations were very popular. 

I took mainly pictures of the dolls 

because they were such a good looking bunch.

Isn't she beautiful? I found her sitting on the floor amongst bags and other dolls..

Drop dead gorgeous even when somber, I can now see the obsession with these dolls.

For these dolls, all their clothes were made by a lady clothier in Spain. 
The price tags were for the dresses. 

Settings where collectors displayed their dolls for photo taking. 

The show and gathering was over all too soon 

and for many of these dolls

they would be going home to be tucked away in their boxes.

They may be taken out once in a while for their owners to play with

but mainly these dolls live for the next Doll Affair or a similar event

where they will be shown off proudly again. 


  1. I am crazy about these dolls and determined to buy one someday!! They really are wonderful. I am happy to hear that all of you did well at the show!

  2. Oh gosh! Lucky you to see all of them Sans! Over here we still don't have doll affairs only meetings. Still I don't think all of the dolls live in the boxes most of the time. Althought mine go out only for weekends LOL!

  3. That sounds like a lot of fun, Sans! Thanks for sharing about it and for taking such lovely photos.

  4. Sans gracias por mostrarnos esas preciosas fotografias.
    Me encantan estos muñecos se ven tan "languidos", como desprotegidos.
    besitos ascension

  5. That must have been a very enjoyable affair. Beautiful dolls and your photos, as always, are just great. Thanks for sharing.

  6. To be truthful I feel uneasy with these dolls, there is something disturbing in them...may be their fixed gaze while they look so hyper real..don't know but I cannot say I like them although I appreciate the craftmanship.
    I much more appreciate Cindy's and Asuka's work.
    Hugs, Rosanna

  7. Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper big sigh...beautiful dolls!!!!

  8. woah.....i also like the one sitting on the floor :O thank you for the pics, and for coming down to see us...i say anymore will be extra one, so, see you soon, we have a date!

  9. The dolls are absolutely gorgeous! :)

    Remember when we stopped at that shop on the little street?

    I don't understand why dolls were not for sale, but, I'm really glad to hear our gals did well there. :)