Yes, another Raffine!
I've wanted to get an Iplehouse girl in the new 'glow' peach gold resin ever since Iplehouse brought it out. It is very like the original peach gold, which was a French resin. This was introduced in 2013, but Iplehouse found it difficult to source the resin, so they swapped resins in 2014. The difference was very apparent, particularly for the peach gold and special realskin (light tan) resin colours.
Recently, Iplehouse introduced 'glow' resin, that is, a French resin version of their standard resin. I have wanted to buy another girl in the peach gold colour ever since.
My first Iplehouse girl was Aria, back in 2013, and I purchased her in the original peach gold resin. Dear Aria has faded, especially her face, but her resin colour is still a delightful colour, resembling a very light golden tan. She really is very cute.
I have a Rexy in the original peach gold resin too, she has not faded so much, just a tad...
An older picture of Aria - my photo-taking skills have definitely improved since then! But it does serve to show how Aria has faded. She's still beautiful though :)
And here is Jeanne (Raffine), brand new, in the new glow Peach Gold resin;
She photographs so beautifully! I just love this resin colour! It really does glow from within.
To finish off, here is Mari, in the 'standard' peach gold resin; it photographs very nicely as well, but all in all, I do prefer the 'glow' version - it has a slight transparency which gives it more life - this is much more apparent in 'real life' than when looking at photographs, but hopefully I've managed to capture some of the difference.
I purchased these beautiful checkered pants and lilac jumper (sweater) from Etsy shop Kawkana STYLE - they were meant for Sylvie, my Soom Breccia so were purchased in SD+ size.
But they fit SID woman very nicely too. Interestingly, they are available from Kawkana STYLE in SID size as well - maybe that size is not as snugly fitting?
They are being modelled by Tiare (Iplehouse Mari). Her pin is a miniature Scottish kilt brooch in silver and semi-precious stones.
So poor Sylvie still has no winter clothes.
I'm supposed to be kitting everyone out for Winter but instead I find myself trialling downsizing pdf sewing patterns for real people for use with BJDs.
I'm still working on the methodology for downscaling, but it's working pretty well so far.
This is maxi-dress lekala pattern #5190 being modelled by Tiare, my Iplehouse SID Mari;
What a pretty doll she is!
I gave the skirt a train, and lifted it up at the front to display her newly blushed toenails.
Hmm... I don't know whether it's a good look or not....
I did have to adjust the bodice pattern a bit as I omitted the bands from the pattern and just substituted ribbons hand-sewn over the top. The fabric is a pretty crepe, which drapes beautifully.
Lucky me - DE enjoyed The Bachelor contest so much she sent me red and multi-colour speedos for Luc and Ethan, and surf boardshorts in a lovely flamingo pattern!
Since I already had a pretty pink polka-dot swimsuit for SID woman from DE's Etsy store DEWear, it was the perfect opportunity to introduce Tiare to the i-mag-i-nation forum, and thank DE at the same time!
Ethan (Iplehouse Edan is real skin, Taire (Mari) is new peach gold, and Luc (Vincent) is light brown resin.
Tiare is a pretty Tahitian name for a girl. It means "Tiare flower".
Tiare is a lovely Iplehouse SID Mari in the new peach gold resin. It is rather more "salmon" than the beautiful honey gold of the old peach gold resin, but I'm confident the slightly excessive pink will fade in about a year, leaving the resin an attractive warm colour. It certainly photographs beautifully already.
She was one of the weekly auctioned dolls so she has a few colour variances between her legs but that is a very minor flaw, one I hope that will become less obvious as time goes on.
She has been given a gorgeous custom face-up and marvellous chest blushing. She is a very lovely doll.
I trialled some colours with variegated wool, and I like this one very much;
I'll make her an infinity scarf from that wool.
What a lovely doll she is!
Based in New Zealand, I've been a collector of ball-jointed dolls since 2011.