Friday, June 29, 2012

Dolly Diptych Week 18: Give Me a Hug!

Miette. Bunny. Heart bokeh overload. ALL THE PINK. So cute it hurts~! > 3<


Apart from that little yellow dress I made her, Miette's been wearing the same stuff ever since she arrived. I need to spoil her when we get to Dollism. Gonna need to budget my money!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Default VS Mine

Dolly meme time again! I got tagged by some folks on Flickr to do this. I've been meaning to do this meme even before I got tagged, but I only had Blair that time, and it seemed silly to do it with just one doll. XD

I'm most proud of Blair's transformation. I've been told several times that she doesn't look much like most Miyus. Yay for individuality! Miette's not very different from the default Suji, but she looks a lot spunkier and more doe-eyed, which I'm happy about.

Monday, June 25, 2012

rRabbit Shop: Home of Vintage/Mori BJD Finds

I want almost everything from rRabit Shop. No joke. Everything is so gorgeous and so mori girl! I want them in my size as well! Sadly, they are not really within my budget. I hope I can find cheaper alternatives when I go to Hong Kong Dollism Plus 7 (which is in two weeks, omg!).

Friday, June 22, 2012

Me & My Doll

Photo by: my sister
Location: Calle Crisologo, Vigan, Ilocos Norte
I know there have been several BJD memes going around but what the heck, here's another one!


1. Make a diptych of you and your doll!
2. You must have similar poses.
3. Have fun!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dolly Diptych Week 17: Garden Chic

This outfit is probably one of my favorite coordinates of Blair's. I love the floral pattern of the dress, the lace details of the vest and her adorable hat and bag! I'd love to rock something like that, but I would just look like a child. At least I can live vicariously through Blair, right? XD

This was also featured in Xhanthi's blog, Jointed Love, for Wearable Wednesday!

No outtakes this week since I already posted similar photos in my Sun-kissed Summer Meet recap post. Have an item list instead! :P

Hat: thrifted human-sized hat hairpin
Wig: restyled WO37_M from Leeke World
Eyes: default Fairyland 16mm glass eyes
Lace vest and floral dress set: 4XF-FM03 from Kondoll
Shoes: Snow Cut shoes for Narsha from Dollmore
Bag: thrifted Vigan City souvenir magnet

Monday, June 18, 2012

Interview with Geekisthecolour

To continue the interviews I've done a few months ago, I decided to start off again with another one of my favorite BJD photographers, Lucy aka Geekisthecolour, or better known as her previous online name Dieux-faux. I love her ability to capture so much life in her dolls by the way she photographs them.

Her talent in photography isn't the only thing I admire about her. I've been following her on Tumblr for a while now, and I've come to learn that she's a very smart and opinionated lady as well. In fact, this interview is probably the most insightful one I've had so far.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Feline Blush's Wonderland Couture

Fashion designer Feline Blush has teamed up with photographer Ilse Moore to create this stunning campaign shot underwater for her first couture collection aptly called Wonderland Couture. The line consists of four unique pieces created by using digital prints on chiffon and satin with French lace detailing.

Esin Ünlü of Feline Blush has this to say about the collection:
Through Wonderland Couture, Feline Blush declares her undying love for the illusory.
She rises above and dives deep into the fluid texture of the turquoise waters,
as she contemplates her world anew, with each frame.
Explore the capricious beauty of her world, the realm of fascinating deformation.

Sources: fashiongonerogue and Feline Blush

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Theme Thursday: Pomeranian Love

The Pomeranian is one of my favorite dog breeds. Look how fluffy they are! I just want to pet and hug and squish them forever~♥♥♥

I've always wanted a pet dog, but I don't have the space nor the resources to care for one. Maybe when I have my own place, I'll have a spritely Pom to brighten up my home. :3

1. Sir Puffington 2. raindrops keep fallin' on my head 3. coming home soon
4. colors 5. can you see me? 6. Birthday boy
7. Furball, come! 8. In and Out of Sleep 9. Tranquility

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Very Cozy Mini-Meet Down South

What did some of us ManikaManila southerners do on a national holiday? Why, we bonded through foodtripping and dollygushing, of course! ^o^/

Attendees: Kuri's Lumie and Ichigo, my own Miette and Blair, Nick's Christopher, and Kanis's Josh.

We went to Akihabara Café, a cozy and quaint anime-themed restaurant. It wasn't a busy day for that restaurant, so we had it all to ourselves! Perfect for squeeing and laughing our butts off without worrying about disturbing other people. Thank you, Kuri, for your Pinoy Henyo app! XD

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Get the Look: Spring Parfait (MSD)

Summer is about to end over here in the Philippines, but the rainy season doesn't always bring an end to the heat when you live in a tropical country. Hello humidity!

Having a parfait is a nice way to cool down during this season. It's not too cold unlike a sundae, but it's still refreshing. This coordinate reminds me of a parfait. It will keep you covered enough when it rains, but it's still quite breezy. And though in reality dolls don't feel the change in weather, we like to pretend that they do anyway, right? ;)

Photos from Oasap and bananagranola
3. Floral Jacket & Tiered Dress: Unoa Sakura Set from Foxybrowny, $40

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tinytoadstool x Skyboar

I'm a big fan of Shan Shan aka Tinytoadstool's style. I love how fun and flirty her coordinates are, and I love how she's jumping in the air in a lot of her photos. She's a short, petite girl, which I can definitely relate to. Despite lacking in the height department, she manages to make so many looks work for her. She's such an inspiration. :)

Her collaboration with the artist Skyboar has given me a new and better appreciation for her style. The artist's use of wispy lines and texture adds more spark and spunk to her already vivacious outfit photos.

Source: Skyboar's Flickr

Friday, June 8, 2012

BJD Meme Numero Dos!

There's been another BJD meme going around. I got tagged by my friends and several other people on Flickr, so I might as well post it here on my blog for everyone to see. :P

1: From all the dolls you own, who is your favourite and why?
Blair, because she is my inner mori girl personified and because it took me almost a year to get her. It was agonizing while waiting for her to get home!

2: Explain how you managed to get into BJD collecting?
Back in 2005, I found out about BJDs when my bf introduced me to Mistula, a virtual band made of BJDs. I wasn't keen on the music, but I was very intrigued by the beautiful dolls. I was shocked to find out that they were so expensive and quickly gave up on getting one. But in 2010, I found out that a close friend of my bf got a Dream of Doll DOC Too. I got close with that person, and through her, I met the folks of ManikaManila. I went to meets and learned more about dolls. I also joined Den of Angels. The rest is history!

3: Name the very first doll you ever bought?
Blair, a Minifeé Miyu. I haven't been in the hobby very long. ^^

4: Which doll do you plan to buy next?
I'm planning on getting a Littlefeé Chiwoo next year. I plan on making him into a spunky adventurer!

5: Are you currently waiting on any dolls?
Nope, I'm saving my money for Dollism Plus 7, which is only a month away! :D

6: How many dolls do you currently have?
Two: Blair and Miette.

7: Name the very last doll you bought?
Miette, a Lati Yellow Suji.

8: What is the worst thing about this hobby?
Everything nice is EXPENSIVE.

9: What is the best thing about this hobby?
Meeting new friends and sharing the hobby with them. <3

10: Which is your best dolly photo (of yours)?
This one. Coincindentally, it's from the same shoot as the BJD meme pic I used above. I think it's my best because they look alive in the photo. I think I hit the posing + lighting + styling combo right in this one.

11: Which is your favourite BJD company?
Fairyland, undoubtedly! Their aesthetic fits squarely with my taste.

12: Who are on your wish list?
Other than the Littlefeé I mentioned earlier, I would like to get a Rosetta Doll ZIO on an SDF body, a Minifeé Woosoo or Chloe girl, a Minifeé Seorin or Luka boy, and a Lati Yellow Haru. If only I had the money!

13: Are there any dolls you wished you had never purchased?
None so far. I don't think I would sell any doll I would purchase because I really have to fall in love with it before buying it. ^^

14: Who's your favourite face up artist/s?
My top 5 would have to be Andreja of Nicolle's Dreams, Caroline of Viridian House, Meggilu, Propertyoftheuchiha, and Lightlybattered. They all have very distinct styles and all of them give life to the dolls they paint. I can only hope to be as good as them someday.

15: What is a must when considering a purchase/pose ability/faceup/age/etc?
I personally think all of those are a must when purchasing, but it depends from person to person. People decide on dolls for different reasons: some choose a doll that matches a character they have in mind; some just fall in love with a sculpt; some want a muse for their photography, etc. Personally, I choose my dolls based on the face sculpt, the posing, and the body design.

16: Anything else you'd like to add?
The BJD hobby is an amazing, fulfilling hobby, and despite the stigma attached to it, I'm glad I got into it! ^_^

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Theme Thursday: Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma

Despite my initial indifference towards Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma, I slowly but surely learned to love the cute, poker-faced bears. They are too cute. Now I want a little Rilakkuma or Korilakkuma toy on my office desk! ; 3;

1. Rina... 2.  3. Miyuki e Esmée ♥ ~{Explore}~
4. hi rilakkuma! 5. リラックマ だんご ♥ 6. Korilakkuma Keychain Plushie
7. Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma Keychains 8. Rilakkuma Food Coma 9. Rilakkuma Cafe Crocs Shoe Charms

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Get the Look: Beastly God (SD)

Today is the birthday of my biggest Kpop bias, Son Dongwoon of BEAST! I have been wanting to have a reason to post this flawless being on my blog, but I never had one until now. I've always loved this photo shoot of his, and I thought it would make a nice inspiration for a Get that Look post. It's simple, but quite trendy and stylish. Hope you and your resin boys like it!

Photos from BEAST's Mastermind photo album
2. Fringe Shirt: Grooming-F set from Sadol (but you only need the scarf & shirt), $56
Cheaper alternative: Peacock Tee from Iplehouse, $17
4. Shoes: Black Boots from Alice's Collections, $15

Happy birthday, Godwoon!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Latest Loves: A Dash of Punk and Geek

It may not be obvious judging by this blog, but I am actually a tomboy with a penchant for studs, bones and the color black. The tomboy side of me has been dormant ever since I rediscovered my love for florals and pretty things through the mori girl style, but with the release of Diablo III, I can feel her trying to break free again. xD

Even though I only recently got Miette, I've been pining for a YO-sized boy. I'm currently eyeing Littlefee Chiwoo. I think I'm gonna turn him into a rambunctious geek! I'll probably try to take him home by next year. Fingers crossed!

1. Diablo III from Blizzard
2. Spiked Headband from Anni Jürgenson
3. Littlefee Chiwoo from Fairyland
4. Crossbone Necklace from OS Accessories
5. Wig model CDW-43 (Cream) by LUTS
6. Battles of Westeros Core Set
7. Polibolha Shoes (Black) from Melissa

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dolly Diptych Week 16: Hide & Seek

Sometimes, the normally pensive Blair has bouts of playfulness. ^_^

As usual, here are some outtakes. :)

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