After the cold and wet start we had to this summer, who could have guessed that it would turn out to be so glorious ?? Weeks and weeks of sunny, warm weather. An absolute treat to holiday in the UK this year - some members of the family even managed a sunburn !
Its been a busy summer, as well - with a move to larger offices, a new doll to launch in September, and new retail partners both here in the UK and in the USA, its all systems go at AGAT Headquarters.
Here is a little bit about what we have been up to since June...
|Amelia, Your Victorian Girl™
Industry Choice Award 2013
Best Playdoll of the Year - 2013
Earlier his year we have been awarded 'Industry Choice' as chosen by DOLLS Magazine. The award was judged by some of the best known and most respected names in the Doll sector, and we were thrilled to be nominated alongside some of the most famous brands in the world.
Now, after our very first year, we have been nominated 'Best Playdoll of the Year 2013' - Amelia, Your Victorian Girl™ has been shortlisted for this prestigious award. BUT we need your votes to win ! We are the only British brand to be nominated and we would love to bring this award home and share it with all of you - you can vote here on DOLLS Magazine website (or go to www.DollsMagazine.com) .
And of course a MASSIVE thank you to the fabulous creative team behind Amelia - including Sandra, Katya and Louise. It takes an incredible amount of time, thought and skill to create each doll - from concept, to design, to face sculpt and decoration, fabric sourcing and of course final production. Its a year long process but worth every minute !
Don't forget to vote!
Limit one ballot (paper or digital) per household. The deadline for voting is Sept. 1, 2013.
The Public's Choice winners will be announced in the December 2013 issue of DOLLS -
We can't wait !!
Clementine, Your 1940's Girl™
If you have been following our facebook page, you will have seen the very first picture of Clementine Your 1940's Girl™. The response has been overwhelming so far to our newest doll and we want to thank everyone for their comments and support. Clementine has been a delight to develop and definitely worth all of the hard work this past year. Our newest addition to the AGAT design team is Caroline Harris, Emmy nominated Hollywood costumier, and designer of Clemmie's range of costumes. Caroline brings her with her a wealth of experience in costume design and extensive knowledge of 1940's fashion which translates beautifully to our fantastic, vintage-inspired range of new outfits.
Clementine is ready for pre-order now with delivery mid September 2013.
Please keep checking in with us either on facebook or on our website for exact information on delivery dates for Clementine - we will post them as soon as they become available.