I took some pictures of Eliza (my FL MNF Rheia) a while ago and it got me thinking that she is the perfect doll.
I am not great at picking favorites between my dolls, but I definetly do have favorite sizes and I connect a lot differently to different dolls at different times. For instance my favorite dolls are MSD although I find SD fascinating as a size, I also like tinies but I much prefer the mature dolls. My favorite tinies are Pukifee, they are so cute and fun to dress, but I find Yo-SD beautiful as well and they have a lot more “personality” being a bit bigger. I am not as connected to really tiny dolls, like Puki and I recently discovered the mature tinies (1/6 mature dolls) and I am still getting used to them. At the moment I am more focused on my mature dolls, I keep feeling inspired by them rather then the small ones… I also prefer female BJD (as you probably noticed), I usually fall in love with the girl sculpts and not the male ones.
Other than this I love all my dolls, I always buy them thinking about the “role” they will have in the family or their character and I get really attached to them as characters and dolls, that’s why I find it so challenging to sell a doll. I only sold dolls I wanted to re-shell in other dolls, because I find it hard to give up my characters, especially when they are part of my stories, or when they have a strong background.
But looking at Eliza made me think: what if I really had to sell them and could keep just one? Well, Eliza would certainly be the one to stay.
Why? She is definitely my oldest and more developed doll character and I love how she grew since I got her first “self” (AoD Qing) until now. She is amazing and her character feels so alive to me, that she became my muse and the main character of my stories. It is crazy that she almost would act according to her “own” will in the stories, I would plan something but when taking the pictures the story most of the times would go in a different direction.
I also love her as a doll: I love Minifee dolls and the Rheia sculpt is definitely my favorite sculpt ever. She is beautiful and mature and her lips and eyes are amazing, and she is also a very versatile mold. I love that I was able to get her with the default face-up, I have to say that also this is one of the most perfect Fairyland defaults ever! I adore the colours and the expression they used. Eliza’s dressing style is also quite fun to shop for (although it might be a bit frustrating sometimes because she doesn’t wear pants and shorts): she is all about skirts and dresses, and really simple, romantic and classic clothing, that always looks great on a doll. And last but not least: I love her wig and eye combo and how perfect it looks on her, she was probably my easiest doll to come up with a look, and I don’t imagine her in anything else because the way she looks now is TOTALLY Eliza.
I am not planning to sell anyone at least for now, but Eliza is certainly staying with me. She is PERFECT!
What about you? Any favorites? Feel free to post a link to blogs/sites if you already did some post like this. I guess it would make a really fun TAG too…