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LDoll and the Big Surprise!

Hey there everyone!!!

I am sorry I have been posting so few lately, I have been busy and it is hard to keep up with everything!

As you may know, I recently went to LDoll 2014, the BJD convention that happens every year in Lyon, and for me it became a “must” in the BJD hobby. This year was so amazing, I had such a wonderful time and I even had a really special Surprise! I got to see some of my Italian doll friends again, that I didn’t see since I came to Germany, and I also got to meet Wendy (WennieBJD) again. Floriana (HarajukuDolls) was there and she had an amazing Stand and also another couple of friends of mine had a Stand with some awesome stuff, called the Dark Wood (they are really worth checking out, they make clothes, props and furniture for BJD).

As usual I participated in the LDoll lottery (not expecting to win anything like the previous years), and guess what? I WON FIRST PRIZE!!! Soom was the guest of honor this year so first prize was an amazing limited one of a kind Soom Amber!

Here is a picture of her (you can find more on my Flickr):

I won first prize in the LDoll lottery!

She is also a fullset with the default face-up and complete body blushing and complete fantasy parts! I was soooo over the moon and overwhelmed with her, she was so unexpected and she is so huge and heavy and delicate at the same time! But she is also so impressive and beautiful! For now she is still nameless, but I have a concept for her already, she is going to be a Moon Goddess. I hope to let you know more abou her soon 🙂

I also bought another doll: Her name is Anastasia, Anja for short, and she is a Dollmore Alex Doll Alexia LE10 Daudet’s Star (Fullset), and I totally fell in love with her vintage doll look!

Meet Anastasia <3

Please watch the following videos I made, if you want to know more about my LDoll experience and Haul:

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News, updates, LDoll and new dolls :)

Hello everyone! Long time no see! I know I have been quite away in the last weeks, but I was totally busy for various reasons, and I am having close to zero “dolly time” lately! So here is finally some explaining and some news:

I have been two weeks in vacation in Portugal at the end of July and before that I simply was so stressed and exhausted I simply had no strength for dolls or blogging. The last week before I went there was really busy and I had so little time to prepare everything, that I ended up not even bringing any of my dolls with me. The truth is that I probably wouldn’t have had much time for them while I was there anyways but I will never know. The vacation was great by the way: I really needed a break and I finally had time to relax and be with my family and friends (which has been hard since I am leaving in Germany). Now I am ready for the next phase! Obviously when I came back I had some stress and new organizing again, so the time for dolls is still just a few, however I also have some awesome news: I got a job from the beginning of October, which means I will be staying in Germany for now, and I will finally be able to bring my dolls here sometime in the next months!!! Finally I will have them all again and maybe I will even find the inspiration (and time!) to post some Youtube videos again! Obviously I will have a lot to do in the next months other than that, including finding a new house and moving in (for now I had a provisory place only), so the dolls will have to wait a while but I can’t wait to bring them with me. I will let you know more when there are some other news 😉

LDoll! I'll be there!

In other awesome news, I will be going to LDoll 5 this year too!!! I waited a while before booking (since I didn’t know how it would go with my internship and whether I would be working in October) but finally I got the confirmation I can go and I am really excited! LDoll has become an obligatory event on my calendar since the first time I went and this year it is probably going to be more exciting, because so many people I know are coming too (obviously apart from all the awesome doll companies: SOOM, OMG!). I think it is going to be absolutely awesome!!!

As for dolls, I am currently still waiting on my CeriseDolls Millie Choupie in Tan Skin, that should be arriving this month, or maybe in September (hopefully)! I can’t wait to have her: I have so many awesome ideas for her character and I commissioned a really cool outfit from the amazing Floriana from HarajukuDolls, which is super exciting!!! And there is also another new face coming (literally!): I just got a Minifee Nanuri 2014 faceplate of the DoA Marketplace! I really don’t need a new Minifee at the moment, but I couldn’t resist. I have been resisting all this time since they released her and I just kept coming back and every time I saw her for sale I would just have to convince myself not to buy her…which was getting quite stressful! So I decided not to go against it anymore and just get her already! She will be sharing a body for now, until I decide what to do with her and get the funds to buy her a body of her own J I currently have no character for her though… I have some characters of mine that I think could work, but I am not sure yet, so I will wait for her to tell me herself, if she is one of those or someone new. She should ship this week so she will be at home soon!

Here is a picture from her previous owner:

New face on the way!

Lastly, I am really excited that I am having a Doll Meeting this weekend, for now I will keep all details for myself, but I will try to make a post about it after. I am really looking forward to a dolly filled day in good company after such stressful weeks! Can’t wait!!! Sorry for the huge post but there were so many exciting news to share! I will keep you posted!

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Meet Emi :)

Finally have time to do Emi’s presentation! I have been busy with my thesis lately… 1 month to go and I will present it, so it’s the most stressful part!

I don’t know if anyone remembers her (she used to be a JerryBerry Berry, but for a short time),I decided to re-shell her keeping her backstory with some minor changes.

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Here is a small introduction: Emi’s complete name is Émilie Marie Mignon and she is 14. She is French, born is Paris, but she is currently living in Milan, Italy (she has italian grandparents on her mother side). She is quiet and calm, and very positive about life (and maybe a bit naive). She loves pink and pastel colours. She is also a dreamer, dreams of traveling the world and being an artist to spend her life doing beautiful things ❤

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I am loving this girl: like you probably already know, I bought her at this year’s LDoll Festival, she is a Another Space 43cm Peanut in NS, and she came with a fullset and an extra outfit+shoes (which was pretty cool!). I kept most of her fullset look, since I love her default wig on her! I just changed her eyes to CiG glass eyes (she came with dark brown acrylics that were too dark). I love her sweet and intelligent smile and how delicate she is! I know these dolls are not very famous, but I totally recommend them. Feel free to check this post I made about her body in case you are curious: https://dollwishes.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/another-space-43cm-body/

Extra pic of her fullset:
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IN OTHER NEWS:

As I managed to sell my Pukifee Luna (Xagadoll Lara is still for sale, check her here) at a good price I manage to put my new JID Owen on layaway!!! YEY! He will be real skin and with the default B face-up!

I am so happy! I currently have 2 dolls on layaway that I am totally excited about!!! I have been developing my Arwen’s character a lot and looking for clothing for her, she will be kind of romantic and “steampunk-ish”, so it hasn’t been quite easy but I managed to find some stuff and already bought an amazing dress from Lelahel for her! I have been eyeing some Dollheart stuff too…hehe.

My JID guy will be part of my Narae’s story (their names will be revealed soon), so he will have a pretty unique style as they live in a completely different world from ours (mixed between vintage/steampunk and dark). I saw some stuff over at Iple that I love for him but I need to search a bit more what fits these handsome men! I am planning on doing some moodboards for their style, if I have time 🙂

With all these new dolls and plans I am kind of feeling overwhelmed by the old ones…sometimes I get the feeling I have too many dolls to give them the attention they deserve. I don’t want to sell anyone else though, especially not the characters from my stories, so I decided that I will buy new dolls only if they have a strong purpose from now on, that are an important part of one of the current stories or that have a special meaning to me. This way I avoid the frustration feeling like I “cannot” sell them, even if they don’t get a lot of attention (it’s hard to explain, hopefully you get what I mean). I could just say I won’t buy more dolls, but you all know how that ends… 😀

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Another Space 43cm body

Since you might have read in my previous post I just bought an Another Space 43cm Peanut at LDoll Festival. She is not yet read for her official presentation (I will make another post on her character) but many people have been asking me about her body so I decided to make a post about it. Like I said before: I like her body quite a lot, it is simple and single jointed but very sweet and well made (i am quite picky about hands and feet design and I must say they are great!). For a single jointed body she poses quite well, better than my Narae, but I am considering sueding her arms to get some more range of montion. She stands well on her own, she is very sturdy and stable :)

Here are some pictures of her  in simple poses, so that you can get an idea of how it looks like. She is normal skin and has the factory face-up, in case you are wondering 🙂 Enjoy!

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LDoll 4 Reportage :D

I came back from LDoll yesterday and it was awesome, so as usual I am writing a reportage 😀

This year I decided to go all weekend so I could enjoy both days of the Festival since I had time (unlike last year). I went by train again from Milan and I arrived Friday night, in the same hotel last year (Ibis Budget), very smooth trip and familiar places to start.

Saturday morning, I woke up early and I was excited for the first day of Festival, this time however I knew what I should expect so I went earlier to avoid big lines (last year I waited an hour to get in) and I was one of the first people to enter (I bought a presale obviously) 😀 I only bought a doll with me this year: Charlotte, my Minifee Ryeon, but she got a lot of attention 😉
I must say it is always an amazing feeling to see so many doll stuff, even if it was not exactly new to me but it is so unusual!!! Everything was totally awesome, there were so many gorgeous dolls: SWITCH, Another Space, Migidoll, Sadol, Dollmore and the european art dolls: dust of dolls, Lillicats, etc. and then all the amazing talented people selling stuff! When I got in I decided to shop, enjoying the fact that there weren’t many people yet. I had an idea of what I needed but I have to confess I ended up doing a lot of impulse shopping too ^^; I decided to get the most possible since you always save so much on shipping fees and it’s actually so much better to see what you buy in person! But I tried to convince myself I didn’t need a doll (even if it didn’t go as planned, more on that later) And probably there won’t be much money for dolls until Christmas hehehe but I am happy!!!
After shopping I went to meet with Floriana from HarajukuDolls, who had a stand there and it basically become my favorite spot on Ldoll! I spent a lot of time with her and we had a lot of fun together, meeting other people and enjoying the festival, a special thanks to you dear, it was a pleasure!!! And I also bought some beautiful dresses for my Narae, from her and she even gave me an amazing set as a gift 😀 (check her out, her style is amazing, pics soon!)
I also saw some faces from last year, like lovely Sanna from SweetNeat, and met some new people: it was awesome to meet everyone

On Sunday, I took everything easier, I did some shopping of little things I had missed the first day and then I went back to Floriana’s stand because we decided to have Charlotte model on her stand with her Ryeon, Bambi as twins. They are identical because they were both painted by Caroline from Viridian House (a total coincidence though), and it was fun to have “twin dolls” for once hehe 🙂

Then there was the “unexpected new BJD” story later… I had been adoring a little MSD girl Peanut from Another Space (when I learned they were coming I was drooling all over their MSD dolls) and she was there in fullset at a good price. I came by for a couple of times and asked about her and when Lee (we met one of the sculpters in person!) understood I wanted her but I was indecisive, he offered to include another set of clothes and he gave us (me and Floriana) extra freebies!!! I couldn’t resist the offer obviously! He was so nice, it was awesome to meet personally the person who sculpted the doll I bought: she became so very special ❤ And this is the story of how I brought home a new doll 🙂 I must say it is awesome to buy a doll and have her immediately, I have been wanting a less mature MSD doll for a while now and she is perfect: I have been planning of bringing my old character Émilie Mignon back (she used to be a Jerryberry Berry), but maybe with a slightly different name (more on her soon), and I am keeping her fullset look: I love her wig and clothes, I just changed the eyes for glass because they were acrylics 🙂

All in all, it was an awesome festival, I met amazing people and BJD professionals, I made friends and I saw and bought beautiful things (wish I had money to buy everything!!!). Thank you to all who participated!!! I love coming to Lyon and hopefully I will be there next year again ❤

Find all my photos of the Festival on my Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/w_i_s_h_e_s/sets/72157631785396288/

And here are some pics of my girls (Charlotte and new girl) after the LDoll showing off all the new stuff I got:

LDoll 4 Reportage <3

LDoll 4 Reportage <3

LDoll 4 Reportage <3