Tag Archives: Kurhn

“Plastics” Photo

8 Jun

 Today I bring you another photo from my lovely husband Travis.
He is doing a wonderful photography project, photographing various “Nerdy Things”, and this particular photo featured some of my dolls! He seems to very much like the Kurhns. Last time he wanted to photograph inanimate plastic humans, he also picked a Kurhn as well.
Elsa makes an appearance as well there in the background though!
I thought the photo came out lovely, so I thought I would share it.

More of his photography work is found here, and he also has a blog.

Kurhn Photoshoot

24 Sep


No new dolls today, but a quick photoshoot to throw up here.
I generally just snap some nice shots on my iphone when I want to take a variety of photos of my dolls, but my husband is actually a professional photographer.
When he asked if he could take some shots of one of my dolls as a composition practise I was giddy with excitement to see what he could do with one of them as a subject.

So here without further ado are the shots he took and edited. He chose his favourite of my collection, one of the Kurhns 🙂

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Snow Queen Lottie

18 Aug

Lottie is quite possibly the sweetest thing ever.
I heard about the Lottie dolls quite a while ago, before they were available in Canada. Its a UK brand that I was extremely excited to see on shelves over here. Cant get her at the big name places like Toys R Us or Target, but I found her at a local independently run business called Loadza Toys. (When a friend of mine working there told me they had started carrying Lottie about a month ago I was so super excited!) Why is Lottie amazing? Lottie is a fashion doll that’s been built to actually look like a child rather then a weirdly sexualized adult or teen. You can read more about the concept behind her on the Lottie website and Facebook pages. I adore the concept behind Lottie, and am super stoked to add her to my collection. Iv talked before about liking a doll with minimal makeup and sexualised modern fashions, and this doll is fantastic on that front.

But now, onto the doll itself!
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So this is Snow Queen Lottie. Other Lotties come in more practical, play outfits (which I love) but for my first one I have to admit I had been drooling over the lovely ballgown this one is sporting. Shes done up for a costume party, where she is dressed for the part of the Snow Queen of folk lore. I do love her beautiful Snow Queen dress, she looks absolutely darling. Im a sucker for “girly” looking gowns and dresses, I have to admit. But its really neat that not all Lotties are this girly, in fact, this is the fanciest and “girliest” of all the available Lottie dolls.

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The mask and shawl are removable, and here you can see Lotties unbelievably sweet face. She reminds me a lot of Licca-chan and Kurhn, and I don’t think Id be wrong in assuming that that’s the aesthetic they were going for. Its a very childlike, innocent and sweet face, refreshing when compared to the pouty bratty look of a lot of other dolls out there. And no makeup! Awesome!

I wish she was a bit more posable however. Her knees are “clicky-knees” but the left knee on mine is faulty, so while the other works fine it dosnt help much. Her arms don’t pose at all, but maybe in the future they will release Lotties with a bit more articulation. One of the neat selling points though is that she can stand on her own without needing a doll stand!  As the box says,  “She can stand on her own two feet, always a useful life skill for all girls, big and small!”

Shes also QUITE small, much much smaller then I thought when I saw them online. Which I love! It makes them all the more adorable and collectable. Here she is on my shelves next to some of my other dolls for size comparisons:

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All in all I love Lottie. Shes so cute and so well proportioned, I cant get enough of it! I will for sure be getting more Lotties, and I wholeheartedly recommend Lottie if you are looking for a more wholesome alternative for your kids. 🙂

Glamorous Kurhn Candlelight Diner

15 Jul

Another Kurhn!
After how much I utterly adored the last Kurhn I bought, I soon ordered another one of the ones I had had my eye on.  This one is Glamorous Kurhn Candlelight Diner. She arrived much faster then the last one did! I wasn’t expecting her to show up for another couple of weeks, so I was very pleasantly surprised to see her this morning!

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As you can see she has much bigger, fancier hair then Orchids Girl. Huge ponytail and one of the few blond Kurhns. Shes done up for a diner date, but once again I’ll note how very little makeup shes actually wearing compaired to North American doll lines. Its probably one of the biggest draw to me about Kurhn.
One thing that Im not as happy about on this doll is the problem that every woman whos ever donned a strapless gown can attest to: Its hard to keep a strapless dress up.
The dress is not tight enough to the doll to stay up, so while handling her her boobs are constantly slipping out! Oops!
This isn’t too huge a problem as a collector since shes going to be sitting on my shelf most of the time, but it could get pretty frustrating if I was doing much else with her.

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Regardless its a very pretty gown with lots of ruffles (I love ruffles!) and a great formal party vibe. Its classy as all heck and looks fantastic on her.
Her eyes are also much more detailed then Orchids as well! I just love the anime look of the Kurhn dolls, they really remind me of the Studio Ghibli aesthetic.

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As before, posable to an extent. Shes jointed at the elbows and knees but not the wrists or ankles, so shes more posable then a lot of dolls, but less then a Monster High.
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Once again she came with a freebie kimono, and this suits the doll a lot more then the one that was included with Orchids did!
These kimonos are a bit stiff so they don’t hang very nicely on the dolls but they are very sparkly and pretty, and they came as an extra so one cant complain too much!
I think she looks absolutely darling in pink :3

Very happy again, and am even more convinced that Kurhn is the way to go for my collection. Kurhns are just so super sweet and innocent looking and I really appreciate that over the bratty attitude look of most North American dolls.
And here she is once more, on display on my shelf!


Orchids Girl Kurhn

22 Jun

So Iv been wanting a Kurhn for a while, and I finally made the plunge a couple of weeks ago and ordered this lovely lady online. I waffled between a bunch of different Kurhns but in the end I went with the Orchids Girl because she is one of the fully jointed ones at a reasonable price. And after getting her I am definitely certain that I want more of these. I may just focus my collection pretty heavily on Kurhn because she is absolutely beautiful.

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She has a very classy look to her and her hair is absolutely wonderfully well styled. My only real issue is that the bow is unremovable, unless I wanted to remove it permanently.
It isn’t a huge deal because I do love the dress she comes in, all floofy and classic, so Im not really planning on changing her outfit much, but if I did want to I would have to be careful what clothes I picked to make sure they go with the bow.

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I really love her outfit with or without her jacket and am having a hard time deciding which way to display her! She looks so sweet and innocent in this.
Im also a huge fan of how she isn’t sporting extremely heavy makeup, unlike most North American doll lines. Don’t get me wrong, I am in love with Monster High and La Dee Da, but I do wish that they didn’t feature such ridiculously glitzy makeup. Orchids has sort of a soft, basic amount of makeup more in keeping with what you would normally wear on a typical day.

The seller on ebay also sent her with a freebie extra outfit, a red/pink kimono:

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It was super nice of the seller to send a little extra with the doll! It looks great on her, the only downside as I said is that it really dosn’t go well with the bow.
I will definitely be getting more of these, likely from the same seller again since she was very helpful, checking on the package for me when the tracking number wasn’t updating, and going the extra mile with a freebie!

On last shot, here she is on my shelf!