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  1. PeachBellini at | | Reply

    ummmm….this is kinda silly looking. actually, really silly looking. reminds me of the cheap dolls my relatives used to buy me when i’d visit india back in the day, when india hadn’t yet gone global.

  2. mishal at | | Reply

    why do i dislike this.. just seems tacky to me. and yes very silly!

  3. Ashi at | | Reply

    If I had the real version of that Nachiket Barve, I would wear it every day for the rest of my life.

  4. blueice at | | Reply

    Lol this is cute! Love the ombre pleated gown!

  5. Kimmy at | | Reply

    The clothes themselves aren’t pieces I’d wear myself but they’re all my favorite because I WISH my dolls had clothes like this back in the day! Shoot! ;-)

  6. The Enlightened One at | | Reply

    I agree the clothes indeed look tacky, but its a cute idea and its been shot ok id give the whole thing a 6 on 10

  7. monika at | | Reply

    I do not liek any of the outfits. But like Kimmy, I do wish I had dolls like these when I was a kid

  8. newbie at | | Reply

    Very cute!!!

  9. ena at | | Reply

    Barbies all!

  10. ena at | | Reply

    The idea obviously comes from the puppets Marie Claire had designed by designers last year

  11. Ava at | | Reply

    Gauri and nainika may know a womans body but they are certainly neither original or striking,whether on dolls or not.

  12. koel at | | Reply

    Lol. Does Rakesh Agarval make anything but jumpsuits? Like the Nachiket one though, but that is simply because I’m addicted to ombre

  13. Dreamer Doll at | | Reply

    The outfits look kinda drab. Could have been shot more tastefully…
    Although I must admit, that lime green number is so classic Gauri Nainika. I haven’t seen them around in ages! Where are they?!

  14. akaa at | | Reply

    The ones by Nachket Barwa & Namrata Joshipura would really translate well in real life IMO..

  15. Surbhi at | | Reply

    oh myyyyyy.. this is doll heaven!!:) loveee the ombre dress… so so gorgeous.. and that G&N dress.. havent we seen it before.. having said that.. must be soo difficult to design in these proportions!

  16. Gossipgal at | | Reply

    hmm.. are the models to expensive..lol

  17. keya at | | Reply

    this is cute !!!!…..
    but none of the dresses have the fabric fine enough to be worn by these iny dolls… somehow all of them look like the orddinary dolls’ dresses we see in the store… they might have made it more fitted and more softer and finer material… so that it could actually look like a real designer dress on them

    But I sure love the teeny tiny shoes on all of them kinda cute..

  18. Nick at | | Reply

    I don’t mind this whole thing but I wouldn’t easily warm upto dolls with the red lips and high brows .. look kinda mean :)

  19. Sups at | | Reply

    Bubble Hem dress by Manjaree..got to be a little biased here :)
    I also like the styling around alpana and neeraj’s little outfit

  20. Smoothiesbarf at | | Reply

    nice stuff…nothing spectacular..my grandmother would make better clothes for my dolls:P
    and those barbies,they look so meany weany like they would smack your child with a tote.

  21. worship_elle at | | Reply

    reminds me of Viktor&Rolf which got their dresses custome made for dolls…

  22. kk at | | Reply

    Really like the green gown with the flowers. Must have been a tough one to make in this size. Also like the Prashant one…..such attention to detail

  23. Megha at | | Reply

    love the maxi by kallol dutta if i had to pick one to be made into a full dress for me
    on the dolls i like the preeti chandra gown
    def stands out

  24. CocoNUT at | | Reply

    Awww this is tooo cute! The outfits are super cute, I love the ombre pleated gown…hehe I like how the dress is displayed on the doll. I actually like all the dresses, they’re really cute and creative

    But what’s with the mean looking dolls? They look like they’re going to karate chop me with their rigid arms

  25. CocoNUT at | | Reply

    for some odd reason, these dolls remind me of drag queens, with their over-the-top fierce makeup and hair!

  26. bob at | | Reply

    jesus..these r the scariest dolls i ve ever seen…i mean how cud they..they al lokk like cindrellas eveil cousin..shudder…

  27. Master Z at | | Reply

    SAvio jon hands down
    way better than any oder outfit
    or picture

  28. why not at | | Reply


    inspired or copied… click the link and find out, me thinks its
    a total copy of the concept.. guys get original

  29. Stratos Bacalis at | | Reply

    To all the nice comments about my doll collection and my photography a big big thank you. To all others, please note the ffollowing before judging things too harsh:
    1. The incredible Indiand designers did not have the dolls available firsthand to fit the clothes, they had to use a basic pattern to do it. So the work they have done is indeed incredible. Some of the outfists had such a detail on them that I have never seen in doll outfits.
    2. The dolls are just dolls. So rigid hands or not, they simply cannot pose or move like humans do.
    3. If they loook mean it is because they are not Barbie cute dolls but fashion dols, made and sold to a very specific target group. They have to look like models, hence the make up and the pouts and the severe looks.
    4. A big thanks to Nandini Bhalla, the Grazia editor who co-ordinated all this, her work was amazing. Getting the designers to make all this stuff and then sending it out to Greece for me to shoot and have this final result was not easy.
    5. Shooting dolls 12″ or 16″ tall in fashion clothes is not an easy thing to do. Just try it and let me know how it goes. I have been doing it for some time now and believe me, it is not easy.
    For all of you who like the result, check my blog for more. Thanks again to Grazia for this unique opportunity and thanks to High Heel Confidential for featuring this online.

  30. Stratos Bacalis at | | Reply

    Oh and to “why not” – I ahd never seen the Marie Claire shoot as i never buy it. Plus the puppets are nothing like fashion dolls. End of story.

  31. LeraJenkins at | | Reply

    Magnificent idea

  32. sjg at | | Reply

    This concept is unbelievable & more importantly its fresh. Its whimsical in a sweet-ish manner. Hats off to Grazia & Stratos!!

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