2/23/2015

Jupiter Ascending Doll

Last week at my doll club meeting I saw the IRL Jupiter Ascending doll.  She looks exactly like the promotional photo and in no way resembles the actress Mila Kunis or the gown in the movie.
Mila Kunis is a hot-looking woman.


This sculpt does her no justice. It's all wrong. The mouth is pinched and dark and it really looks plastic (besides being plastic.)


"Jupiter Ascending"
Limited Edition of 300

I'm not oblivious to the fact that the movie costume is a true work of art with fabulous details, blah, blah and that a doll costume would cost a fortune to compete but this costume falls short of the sense of delicacy which is the main beauty of the gown in the first place. It looks like the flowers were thrown at it instead of gracefully encircling it. Something went very wrong with the interpretation of the flowers.



I'm a big fan of many of Tonner's extravagant gowns but not this one. One thing it has in it's favor is no glitter has been applied.

The film's costume designer was Kym Barrett who enlisted Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco to create the wedding dress.
Cinco created a custom made couture dress for Mila, a sparkling red and white gown elaborately adorned with delicate flowers and jewels, with a matching headpiece. Cinco told us that "as the premise of the film was in outer space, with Mila Kunis as a reincarnation of the Queen Mother, the challenge was indeed immense. I was inspired by heavenly goddesses and came up with a beautifully surreal bride in Mila Kunis, in nude mesh embellished with red ceramics. The three other gowns I made for the film were equally stunning and well, heavenly."
Quoted from  "Mila Kunis is working some gorgeous couture in Jupiter Ascending " 
written by Joanna Crawley



10 comments:

  1. That looks NOTHING like Jupiter. :(

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  2. People...PLEASE sign your comments or they may not be published.

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    1. I understand that anonymity may free you to say things you normally wouldn't say but a fair and honest opinion, posted without hostility is good and benefits everyone.

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  3. Terri,
    You hit the nail on the head...Tonner could have hit this one out of the park if they really wanted but like you stated - it would have been an expensive one.
    Too bad...She would have been a hit.
    Congrats on the Doll Blog 1st Place Win!!! :)
    Vin
    :(

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  4. gina in alabama2/25/15, 8:48 AM

    I really wish i didnt have to wait for a repaint artist to unlock the beauty that i know is in this sculpt! I miss the days of out of the box perfection. It could be done, it was done, and it can be done again but there are a lot of barriers nowadays i guess.

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    1. I have seen one repaint already and I still don't think the sculpt lends itself to Mila's looks.
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  5. Congrats on the doll blog win! :)

    I agree about the Mila sculpt... most of Tonner's celebrity sculpts, I can squint and they look pretty decent, but this one seems pretty far afield. :/ I do love the dress, and had to seek it out for my Sybs -- it seems appropriately avant garde for how I like to dress those ladies. But you're right, I think it's lost some of the delicacy in being scaled down. Still quite nice for the price point, I think, but not as mind-blowing as it could be.

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  6. The head on this doll seems overly large. Generally, Tonner's celebrity sculpts are good, but lack in the painting.

    Glad he didn't use glitter in the stomach/ hip area, although it desperately needs more detail in those areas.

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  7. I think to make this dress truly lovely it really needed hand stiched embroidery, which is just not going to happen with a mass-produced doll. I wonder if you could use the dress as a base though and improve it? But it really is too expensive for what it is.

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