My first introduction to dolls really was when my brother bought be a Hatsune Miku Pullip. I found out later that Blythe had a version too… and she was translucent! She became a wishlist doll, but she slowly moved her way down, and sometimes out of the list. However, on a recent trip to Shanghai, I found her in one of the official Blythe stores… for an amazing price. Let’s meet Miku!
Look at her, strutting her stuff, in her fluffy pink bear suit and dress. I mean, her expression is full of attitude! To pull off such a bear costume, you better be confident wearing. Everyone, meet Miss February, Cherie Babette.
February is a horribly busy month for me. I teach an intensive at the University where we try to build a huge structure in a fortnight, and let’s just say its one tiring slog with not much sleep. Completely exhausting, and barely any sleep (I’m like a zombie that has emerged from a deep bottomless pit) so I apologize for the very slow dolly updates! (I’m also having an awful time deciding which girl to get… Kiyomi Mint? My Melody? The Little Prince girls? AH! TOO MANY, February!). I’ve managed over the last few days to get some rest, and now finally I can get back into my dolly mojo.
I managed to sneak over to pick up six very fabulous visitors though, which I will slowly introduce to everyone here. I also managed to do a very quick photoshoot with the first two… and what an absolutely special girl I have today.
Everyone, meet Lola.
About one day before I left for Shanghai, a very special box arrived at my doorstep. Unassuming and brown, inside, the box held a little girl of wonder, rainbows and colour! I’d like for you to meet Bubblegum, my very own G.Baby girl.
I’m finally back from my work trip, so I wanted to introduce to everyone a very special visitor from late last year – Little Red Riding Hood by Nanuka.
It was while writing my 2015 round up that I realised how different my photography of dolls has – I’d like to think improved – over the year. So for today’s post – I thought I would focus on one of my favourite dolly-related activities – taking photos of the girls, and how I go about doing so. Hopefully there will be some handy tips in there.