Happy 2018 everyone!
I celebrated New Year's Eve with a friend, and we did a photo-shoot with my Iplehouse Raffine - the one with the body art painted by BJD face-up artist Vitta Vera.
I'd made a thirties-style gown in pleated gold fabric for the celebrations, and I think she looks pretty wonderful!
Her beautiful wig is "Marianne", by Amadiz Studio.
December, and the weather is glorious! Sunshine, blue skies, light breezes... I forgive you, Auckland (well almost), for all that rain that you dumped on us for four long months in winter...
Raffine wears a top crocheted by me, with pleated shorts in noil silk.
Her feet are beautifully pedicured and decorated with "barefoot sandals" by BJD face-up artist "Vitta Vera".
Here are a sample of Lyanne's stunning pics of my RaccoonDoll Laetitia. I think you'll agree with me that she does amazing work! Please take the time to visit her Flickr site and view her fantastic photos.
Laetitia got popped into a violet JID lingerie set and set to lounging on pillows;
Her wig is by jpopdolls, and her jewellery by Iplehouse. Her fabulous face-up is by Vitta Vera.
I think Laetitia is contemplating a new career as a lingerie model!
Raccoondoll Gene says she see a tall dark stranger in her future... oh, look - there he is now...
It must be Iplehouse FID man Lawrence;
He looks like he needs company...
Gene's pretty face-up is by Vitta Vera.
I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy the festivities, and see you in the New Year!
Laetitia and Doria are ready to party...
Gotta love those long HID woman's legs!
Jane (Iplehouse Raffine) gets a new gown and her hair styled by AmadizStudio;
Jane's gown is made up by me from BurdaStyle pattern #123. The waist grippers are from a doll stand - I don't trust the Iplehouse EID ankles to keep her steady!
Jane's elegant chignon is by AmadizStudio.
Jane's beautiful face-up, hand-blushing and body art is by BJD face-up artist Vitta vera.
Quite literally, actually... since Raffine is now wearing "Mermaid" eyes by SafrinDoll.
I love how this photo brings out the glimmer of gold dust on her cheeks & eyelids. Akiko (vitta-vera) did such a wonderful job with Raffine, she is quite literally a work of art, and such a pleasure to look at and photograph.
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....
Based in New Zealand, I've been a collector of ball-jointed dolls since 2011.