Monday, January 22, 2018

Cool Spring

As an encore - just a few improvised pics I took during  International Woman's day session (part two coming soon). After my 'Snow Queen' calendar shoot with Dream Glow rebodied Teresa I wanted to take things even further and, slightly ironically, take few pictures of her in Elsa's dress I borrowed from my daughter;-)
She is 'defrosting' here...as we all are looking forward to Spring... hence the explosion f hyacinths...
Enjoy!

 



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and Miss Frosty Spring in all her glory!!!



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Saturday, January 20, 2018

International Women's Day - vintage edition

International Woman's Day lest year.
When thinking about it I always see 'celebrations' from childhoods in socialistic Poland in 80's.
Shop shelves were empty and life was rather grey and miserable. On that day women were given a (hard to find) pair of nylon tights and a bare stem of carnation...

I wanted to recreate this mood with my new favorite vintage doll...



 Nostalgic, modest and pensive beauty...

She is beautiful Darcy doll on Barbie gymnast (orange) body.
She is wearing choice of Barbie and Fleur vintage fashions. White and Red (so patriotic) dress seems to be (very well) handmade and came with some bundle of dolls.

 she really reminds me beauties from my mums 70's french ELLE magazine editions... 
and some more fun with a tortured hyacinth...





Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bootsale 12.03

Oh my, that was a good one.
Few unexpected /aka unwanted but embraced finds...
This autumnal effort to bike for miles between two different carboots on coffee and poor breakfast... missing sleeping in... totally worth it doll wise;-)

Over six months later most of the dolls need work to be done on them..oh just too much of a good stuff;-)

umbrella and lunchbox with Charlie and Lola, vintage crystal club style ashtray, brown and ivory vintahe laces for sawing, beaded purple coasters (all so cheap that i had no excuse not to take them, whatsoever...)..as well as tweed tie and Shetland wool sweater...

close-ups time...
 These two Monsters and missing arms but have their original dresses and heads for repait play...
 got them for 2 pounds in set with all those wasted and trashed fairies...
Very disnayesque, and annoyingly tiny but underneath these glittery leaves these doll present rather charming tiny faces (and bendable legs!).
Burger king AA cabbage patch figurine is still fo rsale.

These two are so precious...
Sindy in scary woollies is from table top - probably old toy kept at home for grand children visits or something... 50 p - so innocent and pure...

her dark and slightly spooky friend is my first Ever After doll (yay/ oh dear) - her peacock and metallic colours took my heart by storm (she was missing one sho but I resold it as spare/odd so doll is for free + few pennies;-)

So what do we really have here...

 Fairies are from a nice contemporary gift set, still available and not so cheap...
faces are amazing...wings fortunately missing so it leaves me a lot of space for imagination... I already used them in my autumn harvest session last year:



Monster Highs are 13 Wishes Clawdeen:



a version with lots of glitter but interesting dark blonde hair...


while Rochelle is very tired party goer from Ghouls night out line (sold in set and separately)...with head full of glue and greasy hair:-( she is new sweet face edition but cotton candy hair are the winner!





Ever After doll is an exciting purple-haired discovery: Raven Queen from Dragon Games line.
Well how cool is that!?






so much potential in this one...


just look at her repaoints!


 The last one is by szlanooka (here is her gallery)

oh dear <3

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let's not forget to adore this lady too...
<3


Friday, January 12, 2018

Wuthering flats

..this is a story of one failure...

Georgeous Fashion Fever Teresa of mine is super unlucky... I made her lovely plum lace top, rusty cardigan and even took her for weekend to London once...but was so busy and overwhelmed that she  had zero pictures taken...

Then there is my adorable, sde-glimpse, rooted-eyelashes Lea on Liv body (what more can one want!)...wearing fab handmade felt body cut jacket, colour and seasonal appropriate styling...and nothing was happening...

So i took both of them to the seaside...
It turned out to be sooo windy and sooo rainy...both dolls and camera got way too messy...
Light was very poor, strong wind made it impossible to hold dolls high and get focused pics..oh dear...


...managed to make only these few I am presenting underneath...


 Sandstorm fashion on Norfolk dunes...



Do you think we look like bunch of dolls out of focus?
The true is the roadtrip itself was lots of family fun. Kite flying in the rain basically - totally my style:-) here are few backstage pics;-)..like this one of cold cold daddy with a broken kite..
It was his first time flying a kite ever...so he got himself a new one for his birthday...




story with a happy ending sort of:-)

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p.s. jacket study...