Roses for a lady fair...
I do believe she likes them!
Iplehouse Bane's suit is by Soom, for Idealian male, and Lady B's (Iplehouse Carina) lovely outfit is by Lyanne.
You can see more of Lyanne's creations on her Flickr site;
Well, okay - one return - Bane, fresh from getting his new face-up from Angel Toast.
But both I and Lady B are happy to see him!
So now we know what Lady B was hiding behind her back a couple of posts ago... a diamond tiepin. I think Bane likes it...
Lady B is an Iplehouse Carina, and her face-up is also by Angel Toast.
Bane's suit is by Soom (limited edition, for Idealian man), his shirt and tiepin are by Freedom Teller and his tie is from an ebay seller.
I created a variant crochet top for Lady B (Iplehouse Carina) based on the apricot top I created for Iplehouse Raffine, but this top has elbow length sleeves and is buttoned up the front.
The sleeve ruffles are based on a doily situated on a table beside my armchair!
I've taken up crocheting again, and made Lady B (Iplehouse Carina) a blue bikini.
Lady B is eager to try it out;
Lady B loves a challenge...
Game, set and... match?
Bane's beautiful suit is by Freedom Teller.
Yowser! Four months since my last update! How sad is that?
Things have been a bit slow doll-wise, but some things have happened... for one, I sent my Carina off to Angel Toast for a fresh face-up and she came back looking lovelier than ever but still, quintessentially still my Lady B.
Here she is with the Iplehouse face-up she had before she went off - beautiful... but I wanted something similar but a little more sophisticated.
So, here she is back from Angel Toast looking somewhat more sultry and mysterious... and now of course I realize that I need to take more photos of her!
This essentially is a post to evaluate the fit of EID women's clothing on HID women.
In actual fact, their feet are the same size, however medium bust HID woman's body is not the same shape as that of medium bust EID woman. HID woman is taller, not outrageously so, but enough that her upper torso is longer than that of EID woman, affecting the fit of upper clothing. Being of a more "athletic" build, HID woman has smaller breasts and a broader back than EID woman who has a more "lingerie" body with plump breasts and wide hips.
The photo below shows the height difference between the two - well within natural human variation. The black sheath dress is from Iplehouse and the other outfit is custom clothing made by Lyanne for her EID Carina, shown her with my HID Doria. All photos are by Lyanne.
Looking good, ladies!
Now when the outfits are reversed - oh dear - observe how the fit of the top now looks all wrong on Doria - her broader back has made it hard to fasten it at the back, and it is also pulled too high under her breasts due to her height. The top needs more width at the back, and an adjustment to the overlap at the front to look properly fitted. EID pants on the other hand, fit perfectly, and even the length is fine.
Interestingly, Carina also has a problem with the Iplehouse black sheath although it is supposed to fit her - it's too low at the front resulting in multiple "wardrobe malfunctions" even while standing upright.
It actually fits Doria better. The scooped neckline is sexy, but still discrete, and the black sheath emphasises her slimness.
She doesn't fare as well with the EID top; just not a good look...
I hope this post is useful for those contemplating getting an HID lady!
Well, it was far from summery - completely the opposite in fact, being August this year. I can't remember a winter and spring when we had so much rain! Thank goodness we've finally reverted back to normal Auckland spring weather in November - rain, shine, rain, shine - all in the one day mind you.
My new peach gold Raffine got to model this fabulous new ensemble from Iplehouse;
Lady B. (Carina) also got a new outfit;
And Doria and Crow got in on the act as well;
Well, I did feel a little more summery myself, after that photoshoot!
Commander Bane visits the Yacht Club - appropriately dressed of course!
Bane's new outfit is by South Korean doll outfitters FreedomTeller.
And Lady B moves swiftly to preempt any competition... :)
Ah, my poor neglected blog... actually I was waiting to post this entry until I had made a macrame belt for Boho #4, but I have to learn to make macrame knots first, and that could take a while...
I just love Boho chic... it speaks to me of Summer and leisure-time; carefree and casual but still stylish and feminine.
As seen previously, being worn by beautiful Aria. I just love her new "do" by Amadiz Studio.
Lace blouse is BurdaStyle pattern #116, and her "painted" skirt is a gift from my friend Lyanne.
Lady "B" (Beatrice) - Iplehouse Carina - is as elegant as always in a tie-front tunic top in a stunning poppy-flowered fabric, given to me by my neighbour. She is accompanied by Commander Bane (Benedict).
Pattern is Lekala #5196.
Topaz (also known as "Rose"), fresh from getting a wonderful fresh, dewy face-up by Vitta-Vera, in a lace top and rose necklace by SisenDesigns, and trousers in a floral cotton print.
Her wig is by Amadiz Studio. Isn't wonderful? I love the red-gold colour, which is very difficult to find. The style is reminiscent of portraits of nymphs by Botticelli. I guess that is why it is called "Golden Renaissance"!
"Saffron" (Elf Chloe) arrives!
I made her a retro dress (BurdaStyle pattern #V11).
She has a wonderful face-up, by "Pretty". I don't know anything about the face-up artist, except that I think they are based in Europe.
Boho #5: Bell-sleeved tunic, modelled by Lady B.
The pattern is Leko #4270, from the Bootstrapfashion.com site.
So... I have actually been doing stuff... just not posting about it....
I was so pleased with Bane's new look that I immediately took some photos of him with Lady B.
I love this elegant backdrop - it's in neutral shades so doesn't distract from the photo subjects.
Bane is obviously ready to relax;
"Oh... were we going out tonight?"
"Shall we order in instead?"
Bane also now has the new slender EID hands, which go particularly well with the EID model body.
Here is much the same shot, with his former hairstyle and hands;
And I can't resist including this shot of Lady B in her new finery;
Based in New Zealand, I've been a collector of ball-jointed dolls since 2011.