So I have to admit that I have a bit of a soft spot for animal hats. I think they round out the shape of a Blythe wonderfully and makes them just that extra bit cuter.
Recently I received two new hats by Chilly – she made them in a week and shipped them quite fast. They’re excellent quality and remind me a lot of the hats that Kiyomi, Secomi and Dalcomi wear (same material). Here is Gumji modelling the white lamb hat for us!
One of my great Blythe grail dolls was to have Bianca Pearl. I loved her matte skin, pretty eyes and dress, the silver pull ring, and owner photographs online made her look amazing! However, she was a whopping $700-1000 AUD on eBay, so she would remain a mystery to me for a while.
However, I got to browsing Yahoo Japan Auctions… and I couldn’t believe it. I found Bianca Pearl there for a ridiculously good price (I’m talking less than a third of what was listed above) as there was a slight dent in the box. Japanese collectors are really extreme about their unboxings and mint packaging. I didn’t care. I wanted the doll! There was some frantic translating and clicking, and by using a shipping service, Bianca arrived at my doorstep yesterday – and I can’t even find the dent. I am over the moon! I will be posting photos of the beauty soon, but I haven’t removed her from the box yet…. the box is pretty too. I hope her hair quality is okay, I was a bit shocked by the quality on Curly Blue Babe.
You always have some people who you love on Flickr or the like, and one of my doll-idols has always been Rinoninha. Her photographs of Nono (her Yeolume) was what pushed me to give the girly a go. She also makes the most gorgeous Blythe and Pullip outfits which she sells at her store Nénelle et Lalluli.
I was so lucky to score a few of these and I cannot wait for them to come! I cannot wait until her next restock and to see what she comes up with next. She’s an absolutely nice girl to boot.
I’ve also recently ordered a blond Blythe to have a go at customising again. I have a great little concept for her that I hope plays out. I was also thinking of doing a pink-haired girl, but I’m still waiting to see what Sprite Beauty looks like sans illustrations.
So that’s me for the beginning of this week! How has everyone been?