Duraton, or fondly known as D.U.R.A., plays stylist and fashion coreographer to her new found interest - the extremely cute "Fashion-na-Animal Kingdom" paper dolls made from used cardboards. Melts any environmentalist or vintage collector's heart!
J+S: How did you get into paper doll making?
D.U.R.A: It was when I started my ‘La mode des filles de la forêt’ illustration work. When I joined Pipit Love Postcard event, I started making the mini version of the Animal Kingdom. From there, I made a few attempts of doodles and sketches and started dressing them up. I always ask myself "What's next?" and "What if?" so I thought why not make them into paper dolls. I tried to find the most convenient way of making them, and that is, cardboard. However, I had them illustrated on papers as well.
J+S: What's special about the fashion-na-animal collection?
D.U.R.A: Owh, definitely all the designers’ fashion collection that they are wearing. It's like an everyday fashion show in The Fashion Forest; imagining each one of them strutting down the streets in designer's label.
J+S: Do you collect toys yourself?
D.U.R.A: Unfortunately, no. When I was small I just had 2 dolls to play and when I grew up I never keep teddies or dolls with me. But I adore Barbie collections :)
J+S: Who is your favourite superhero?
D.U.R.A: Superman, of course. Despite his hideous costume. hehehe...
J+S: What will you be selling at our installation in ARTrage Lab @ Soho KL?
D.U.R.A: My fashion-na-nimal paper dolls inspired from the 2008 and 2009 fashion collection by famous designers.
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Buy i.itch.illustrations artwork online: http://www.redbubble.com/people/dura
View i.itch.illustrations portfolio: http://www.behance.net/iitchillustrations
More work updates on: http://metissagecouture.blogspot.com/
The "Fashion-na-Animal Kingdom" papers dolls are up for sale at Joujou + Shugi's inaugural toys + craft market installment at ARTrage Lab @ Soho KL on the 29th + 30th November 2008.
Your *cough* salary's just out, Christmas is just around the corner, lets make a date with us during the weekend 29 + 30 November 2008 to shop for unique, one of a kind Christmas gifts for your loved ones ya?
ARTrage Lab @ Soho KL, Solaris Mont'Kiara, 2 Jalan Solaris, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.