Introducing Plasterdoll and a fabulous GIVEAWAY

There are many reasons to fall in love with Plasterdoll. Perhaps, you like dolls, or, maybe, beautiful illustrations. For all the fashionistas out there Plasterdoll would be yet another way to see some gorgeous designer looks, from a very special, different and oh-so-adorable perspective.

Plasterdoll was my newly discovered treasure. I really wanted to share it with you and was thrilled when Jessica, the girl who created Plasterdoll, agreed to have an interview with FashionTitbits. Even better, she offered two of her illustrations as a giveaway - thank you, darling!

Could you tell us a little bit about yourself? When did you first realise that drawing is something you are passionate about? Why fashion?
I’m a self-taught illustrator with no formal education in art or design, but drawing has always been a great part of my life. I think I’ve been drawing since I learnt to hold pencils! I’ve also always loved fashion and am a devoted shopaholic. So when I learnt about fashion illustration, it’s hard not to realise that this is ‘the one’.

All your characters have a plaster on their forehead. Why did you decide to call yourself “Plasterdoll” and add this cute signature style to your illustrations?
I’ve always loved dolls, love their big eyes and their disproportionate body. I was searching for a character that is unique and that I can never get bored of, so I can continuously ‘dress her up’. When I came out with my character, I thought I wanted them to look unique and to stand out from the crowd of dolls. I then thought, since my doll has a huge head, I was sure she kept bumping her head on things, so I thought a Plaster on her huge forehead would be cute, and that’s when I named her “Plasterdoll”.

What is it that inspires you to choose particular looks for your works?
I love seeing how fashion pieces are put together to create amazing styles, and intricate details of a fashion piece often catch my eyes.

I usually get inspirations from fashion sites, magazines, and blogs. Most of my works are inspired by fashion from the runway, and in terms of a particular look that I eventually pick, it pretty much depends on what style attracts me at that point of time.

Which present or past artists do you admire?
I’ve always loved Mark Ryden’s work, his art work is legendary. For fashion illustrations, I’ve always been inspired by Ruben Toledo’s work.

What was the most exciting moment of your life as an artist so far?
Plasterdoll being featured in several magazines and sites, and has a fan page with more than 500 fans around the world now. These definitely mean a lot to me!

Where do you see Plasterdoll in 10 years?
I don’t know if this is too ambitious, but I hope in 10 years’ time, Plasterdoll will be known internationally as a fashion icon (like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe), a trend-setter, not just another Barbie or Blythe.


I am absolutely certain we will hear and see more of Plasterdoll in the future and would like to wish Jessica and her gorgeous little characters all the very best!
If you would like to see more, please click here and here. You can also become Jessica's fan on Facebook - click here to join.

And now it is the time to announce the giveaway. You can win one of these Plasterdoll illustrations (the first winner will receive Marc by Marc Jacobs spring 2009 and the second winner will receive Charles Anastase spring 2009) by leaving your comment here. You need to be a follower and can enter twice. If you would like to enter three times to increase your chances to winning, please join Plasterdoll on Facebook and leave a comment here to let me know. The competition ends on 24th November 2009 and two winners will be announced on 25th November 2009. Good luck!

Images via Plasterdoll


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