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PostSubject: All About The Popovy Sisters   Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:47 am

Meet The Popovy Sisters



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Elena and Ekaterina (Lena & Katya) Popova are pair of talented twins and professional artists and fashion designers, born in Perm, Russia. They graduated from Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts in Yekaterinburg. In 2004 they began creating dolls, breathing a new life into the world of dolls and art.

Here is how they would describe their work and inspiration:

"At the beginning we were interested in realistic human gesture. The magic of certain personalities inspired us to create their images. We tried not only to make portrait dolls but also to convey the nature of the characters through the gesture and costumes. Before making a portrait doll of the personality we were interested in we made a thorough research of the biography, read interviews, gathered photos and videos. Thanks to this interest we deepened our knowledge of human anatomy and facial gesture. We also learned to work with various artistic materials: china, self fusing plastics (paperclay, efa plast, la doll), fumo, baked plastics.

However portrait doll didn’t let us express ourselves as designers and we started experimenting with materials. Finally we found a perfect solution by combining our passion for fashion design and dolls art. This has grown into small conceptual collections of 10 to 15 dolls.

Huge amount of preparative work is behind every collection. First an idea/emotion is born and we develop a concept of a project. Then we start preparative work: we learn the history, search for the images, develop the texture, choose technique and draw sketches. Figure’s gesture, stylization, artistic delivery and costume design all of this goes along with one theme to express the idea to maximum extent.

The first conceptual project called fashionMOON was presented at the 3rd International Salon in Moscow. The collection was readily accepted by the audience and justified our boldest expectations. The project received two high awards. This was a powerful motivation for our further creative work.

We challenge ourselves with every new collection. We make several dolls or one collection a year. Every doll is handmade from start to finish. We make them patiently, thoughtfully and with a lot of love. We always work together, inspiring and completing each other, besides it’s interesting and a lot of fun.

During our artistic life we took part in many events: in Yekaterinburg fashion shows and festivals, art-salons in Perm, Novosibirsk, Moscow and international salons in Russia, Lithuania and Japan.

You can see our dolls not only at the events but in various publications, including foreign ones that call us the “new wave of Russian art-doll designers”

Reaction of our audience is very important to us. We love watching the people’s faces. The exhibitions bring us heaps of positive emotions, interesting acquaintances and warm talks with colleagues and audience.

Our projects are not only dolls, but also the way we present them to the audience. This includes decorating of the display area and playing background music. The music is written by Igor Korzhov, a Ukrainian musician (Necrotic Trust project).

Profession Associations (they are the members of):

Team Koyaala, Japan

TSHR, Творческий Союз художников России (Creative Union of Russian Artists)

MOAK, Международная Организация авторов кукол (International Association of Doll Artists)

UAHK, Ural Association of Doll Artists


~Credentials and Awards~

"The artist who creates masterpieces" - 6th International Doll Salon in Moscow

1st place in nomination “Best Doll Master” on 1th international Doll Salon in Kiev.

“Haute couture” prize of “Doll Magazine” for “HATHOR” of “CULT” project (5th International Doll Salon in Moscow)

“Best creative project” for project “SKIN” (5th International Doll Salon in Moscow

“Fantasy style doll” prize of “Doll Master” magazine for “the Hunter” doll (5th International Doll Salon in Moscow)

“Best thematic collection” award for conceptual project FashionMOON . (3rd International Doll Salon in Moscow)

“Fantasy style doll” prize of “Doll Master” magazine went to a doll called “Henoki the Black Bird”) (3rd International Doll Salon in Moscow)

“Best creative project” for FashionMOON series (Perm’s Gallery Award), and “Best Male Character” award for a doll called “Hamlet” (Yekaterinburg)

“Doll of the Year” – a doll called “Such Beauty is Living in the North” of the FashionMOON series (Yekaterinburg)

1st place in nomination “Best Project” on 10th festival of UAHK in Yekaterinburg.

“Doll of the Year” – Jack Sparrow (Yekaterinburg)

Diploma of the 1st grade for a doll called “Luck” (Novosibirsk)"


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PostSubject: Re: All About The Popovy Sisters   Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:09 am

the sisters are so beautiful, and i love their names too. all about them seems genius! ♥
i'm intrigued also by twins, i wonder what it is like to be a twin, it seems special
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PostSubject: Re: All About The Popovy Sisters   Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:02 am

Absolutely agree! I actually have a doll named Lena, it's a lovely name, as is Katya <3

They really are remarkable artists! And beauties as you said!

You know, I've always been obsessed with twins since childhood, if I could choose I'd love little twin daughters- since it's too late to be a twin myself Razz *Snicker*
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PostSubject: Re: All About The Popovy Sisters   Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:45 pm

I was wondering if beautifull sisters have a celeb third hidden sister Wink

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PostSubject: Re: All About The Popovy Sisters   Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:47 pm

Who is this, "stella". She looks very familiar but can't place her.
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PostSubject: Re: All About The Popovy Sisters   Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:51 pm

Well spotted! They could be triplets!!
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PostSubject: Re: All About The Popovy Sisters   Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:07 am

She's the girl who played Spiderman's girlfriend in the first movie, but can't think of her name.
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PostSubject: Re: All About The Popovy Sisters   Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:31 am

Kristen dunst!Smile))
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PostSubject: Re: All About The Popovy Sisters   Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:23 pm

Oh, Yeah. I guess I could have Googled that...But thanks for answering.
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