We have been customising mannequins since March 2005, and since then our mannequins have made their way all around the world, adorning clothing shops and boutiques (as well as other stores and private collections) in countries such as El Salvador, Qatar, Italy, United States, Germany, Spain, and of course the United Kingdom.
Prior to March 2005, I gained considerable experience hand-painting collectable fashion dolls. Although much smaller than mannequins (about 16" / 40cm tall), and requiring very different techniques, these doll 'repaints' taught me valuable lessons in makeup styles and trends. During this time, my repainted dolls became highly sought after, earning me the enviable reputation as one of the top doll repaint artists in the world.
Ever since I was a small child, my realistic portraiture work has been highly acclaimed. Turning my hand to painting dolls, and subsequently mannequins, was a natural and easy step. It was a chance encounter with a badly damaged, but inherantly well-sculpted and beautiful, mannequin that led me to try my hand at repair and restoration. However, not satisfied with simply returning it to its former glory, I went on to make the mannequin more realistic and more beautiful than ever before.
As you can see in the glass eyes gallery and painted eyes gallery, we've created over 170 mannequin makeovers since March 2005, with each one being absolutely unique, even if the base model is the same. To get a real idea of how much work goes into each mannequin, and how different our makeovers look compared to what we started with, take a look at our Before and After page. The results, just like with all our mannequins, speak for themselves.
Remember, we don't only sell mannequins that we have already customised - we can give your mannequins a beautiful and realistic makeover also, or we can help you locate the mannequin (or mannequins) you'd like to have and customise those.
Please feel free to contact us for more information.