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.