Sunday, July 30, 2017

Vanitas and decay (thoughts about autumn)

Timing is a little bit off as we just started proper 'summer' holidays here in UK but next in line I have this coo tripple autumnal session for you to present...

One year ago we, on Polish doll forum, have started our adventure with a doll calendar. This first a session and my propositions for month of November (2018 hopefully).

A handsome lady is approachin in autumn of live and rusty decoy...
then it got a little bit creepier somehow...

I really enjoyed my first themed session... couldn't decide on a model so tried another story with my fiery Lenara doll in a melancholic backyard situation;-)

 ...on ruins of my summer garden...

Then I went for props and accessories and Ruslana - Queen of autumn was born. I will love this doll forever after this session - she stood in my bedroom in her full attire well into winter I think...
I felt so much pleasure wrapping things around dolls - things that would not work normally but suddenly shoot very well and have right colours...

none of my pics got a single vote which I still find rather unfair, yet i continued through Christmas, Carnival, Valentines, Easter and such till all calendar months were ready...

here is a little off with my little assistant  (hair brushing is so overrated) and our Moxie we share:-)

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Christie and Nichelle restyled

...aaaand a sudden change of weather...
thoughts about autumn and woodland walks... shawls and boots.

You could see sneak-peaks of this session while I was showing these girls for the first time.
Navy jersay pieces are hand-made. I can't believe how graceful and easy to shoot they are <3

No comments, just photo spam and one more honorary mention of Christies blushes and quality of her hair! <3



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Saturday, July 22, 2017

My dolls, Nr 109

Today I will celebrate an arrival of a twin sister for my Hawaii Kayla (Fashion Fever 2004) - heather doll with a bob... Here is a seasonal fall entry about her:
Kayla No 56
I love her pensive tanned little face...and since she came nude and with her hair chopped I was delighted to see dirty poor thing on e-bay in her original lovely and stylish garment, which will change my doll's wardrobe forever:)))
Tottaly unplanned purchase, there have been a little bit of battle for her, and customer was slightly confused getting 10 pounds for an old doll...I got from him another Asha doll who looked particularly dark on pictures but turned out to be rather regular and damaged (still managed to re-sale her internationally)...

here they are on arrival:
poor things!
Kayla still with elastic on her necklace and Asha...
oh dear...
she's been wearing some genuine Mattel nightgown/summer white..

..and here is Kayla
 shockingly with her fancy, designer wedged sandals... very well done Mattel - 3-piece shoe for a playline doll (they are a bit of a nightmare to use tho;-)
Poor Kayla spent quite some time in a 'waiting'. Her hair were more challenging to refresh...took three stages, lots of soaking and hot water interventions...but now they are practically shiny and like new (except of fringe which disappeared slightly...)

Here she is tangled but ready for a swim with pile of summer laundry;-)
(this photo is historically inaccurate as it shows pieces purchases later than the described doll)

anyway, after 3 days off soaking and hysterical brushing she emerged ready for her photoshoot in original outfit (did i mentioned shoes are pain in the vinyl ass, arrgghhh). I added pink sunglasses, substitute of summer bag (Madame Alexanders) and Bratz water for refreshment...

 belly buton body was made for this outfit <3

 in very holiday mood:-)
 oh this fringe needs some more work obviously...
..and a dolly with a dolly (from Lego Elves series)

I love her! so sunny and fruity.
Expect sisters' session in near or far future then...

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