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.
Q-Pot has always been one of my favourite fun fashion brands from Japan. I’ve been a fan of their keyrings, not even mentioning their adorable collaboration with Sailor Moon. So when Milk BisQuit de Q-Pot Blythe came up for sale, I jumped on the opportunity to own this sweet, sweet girl.
As you might have guessed for a while now, Poison Girl is one of my favourite customisers. She’s the creator of my gorgeous Toffee, and Chibi, so when I first discovered her awesome work, I was delighted to find that she had collaborated with Groove to create Dal Heiwa, part of the Creator’s Label series. The only problem, was that Heiwa could not be found in the wild anymore.
Back in May, I excitedly shared Groove’s announcement that they would be releasing Alura as a Dolly Japan Magazine exclusive. Alura is the sister to Laura, released earlier this year and is part of the “Creator’s Label” collection. They are both styled by the ever-talented Laura (or Pure Embers as she is known on Flickr), and have a combined collaboration with Mistubachi@BabyBee (face up) x Momolita (outfit).
I remember when I first started collecting Pullips. My brother had bought me a Hatsune Miku for my birthday, and I was researching them and wondering what they were all about. I fell in love with two – Kiyomi and Alice Du Jardin Mint. Kiyomi was available at the time, but I wasn’t ready to plunge (and I regret this every day) and Alice Du Jardin was long sold out. It didn’t help that many people stated she was their favourite, and watching videos of her (I’m looking at yours, Omochacrush!) really fuelled the lust. Some 25 dolls later, I still don’t have Kiyomi – but I do now have Mint!
I’ve never quite fallen in love with a girl before she was even announced. Junko Wong posted a sneak peak of My Melody back in January, with her big fluffy ears and bright pink hair… and I was completely smitten. She’s an adventure to get this girl, but she’s full of snuggliness, and I understand that weird name “Softly Cuddly you and Me” – she looks like she could give you a good hug. I’d like to introduce you to the newest girl in my collection, and the one I’ve had to jump through the most hoops to get.
Pic heavy because I think I have a duty to share her – she’s a rare beast at the moment.