I came across this doll maker Alice Mary Lynch, and I don't know what to say. I am just completely enamored. I really do not know much about her, only what came from her website, so I just have pictures. But I am so inspired by her work! As most of you know, I have a fashion design background, and something about these dolls makes me want to sketch and design again. They are so whimsical, and the clothes that she designs for them are so fashion forward for dolls! As you can read below, she has quite the fashion background, and you can see that come through in her work.
I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do.
Taken from the "about " section on her website:
"Growing up in Somerset with artist parents, Kate and James Lynch, Alice scoured flea markets with a magpie's instinct for curiosities to inhabit her fairytale world.
She trained in Fashion Design at Kingston University, London, then worked as a designer in Paris for John Galliano, Christian Dior and Sonia Rykiel. She honed her craft in their studios full of stitching, beading and embellishment and thrived in the theatre of their catwalk shows.
After nine years in Paris, Alice recently moved back to Somerset, where she now lives with her Japanese husband and their two small children.
She dedicates her time to making these whimsical characters which she brings to life in her Somerset studio from vintage textiles and treasures. They are often framed in glazed boxes and hung as icons on the walls, heirlooms for the future."