Monday, October 20, 2014

Frida is ready for Halloween!

Frida is my KK In Lala Land Dia de los Muertos Custom. She is on a Pure Neemo S Body with a beautiful custom blue mohair Yatabazah Luxury Wig.   She wears an ensemble by Babrie and a hat by Michael's.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Jarah Portrait Series

Jarah is heading home this week and I am lucky I got to photograph her before she heads out.  Jarah is a Custom Ark Icy Doll Coser Collet on a Pure Neemo A Type Flection Body with a beautiful 13" long curly honey blonde wig.  Jarah wears a knitted cap by Motor City Blythe, Dress by Barbie and Flying Shoes by Q Magic Doll.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pela Dos Santos Portrait Series

Pela is boxed and ready to ship to her new home in Singapore but before she leaves I had to get her portrait in this series.  Pela is a Blythe Petit de'jeuner Champs Elysees on a Pure Neemo S Flection Body with a Factory Scalp that has been cut into a Bob.
Pela wears a Cabbie Hat by Chantilly Lace, Unknown Sweatshirt, Barbie Clam Diggers and Engineering Boots by Obitsu

Monday, October 13, 2014

Stepping Back in Time to Blythe Con New York

I was just thinking back this weekend on such a fantastic time I had in New York City at BlytheaCon which was exactly this past weekend last year.  Here is my original post on the event, please take a walk down memory lane with me.

Also here are some photos from the fantastic Pre-Meet in Central Park.

Photo Courtesy of FiddyBobiddy

Photo Courtesy of My Life In Plastic

Photographing Blythe

I started a new tab here on my blog titled "Blythe Photography".  I have had numberous people ask me over the years for tips on photographing their dolls.  I have even had a client ask me to please create a "How To Photograph Your Dolls book.  Well the easiest way to share the info is here with you all so my first post, which I first posted to Blythe Photography 101 Group on Facebook is regarding that harsh flash blowout which saturates photos and washes out your dolls.

Just wanted to share a few of my techniques for shooting indoors. I took these 4 unedited photos with my Canon 50D with a 18-55 mm lens in the same location, same distance from doll, eye level without a tripod. Each photo is very different and the only change was the way I used my flash. 

My favorite functional accessory is a simple Flash Bounce. It prevents blowout from the regular harsh flash, softens shadows and provides evenly lit shots. You can also use a white business card sized paper and just place it in front of the flash to soften your flash. As you can see each technique gives a drastically different look. The Flash Bounce from Photojojo is reasonably priced and the paper is free!!! 
This simple technique will completely change your photos and give you a more professional look. 
Hope this helps for anyone who has experienced harsh Flash Blowout problems.

I will be posting more tips photography info here from time to time.

Hello from Singapore!

Always so happy to see photographs of my customs from a round the world. 
Here is a photo of Zuri and Amelia looking lovely at home in Singapore by @Xiongxi118

Luna, Portrait Series

Luna is Blythe Heather Sky with a Blythe My Little Candy Scalp. She was customized by my daughter 3 years ago and she still is as lovely as ever.  I love the aesthetic of her warm glowing skin in contrast to her pastel pink hair.  Luna wears a shirt and skirt by MINI JIJO, boots by Takara and belt by Miss Blythe.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Angelique, Portrait Series

Little Angelique is here in the Studio for a bit of a refresher. She was one of my Blythe's that was featured in the pages of the Metamorphosis Art of Blythe Book published last year by CWC.  She received an upgraded from her Pure Neemo A Type Body to a Pure Neemo Flection S Body.  I gave her a set of gorgeous new Realistic Blue chips by Sabparos, new lashes and a conditioning treatment for her hair. She also received a gentle face-up. She is ready to head back home but I could not let her leave without including her in this series.  
Angelique is a Blythe Ichigo Heaven on a Pure Neemo Flection S Body with a Limited Edition Blythe Roxy Baby Scalp.
She wears a helmet by Little Ditzies, shirt and skirt by Mini Jijo and boots by Takara.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lola Bella Portrait Series

Next up in the Portrait Series is a very special girl. She is my very first Blythe and the first ever Blythe I customized.  Lola Bella is a Blythe Simply Mango with a custom created mohair Yatabazah Luxury Wig on a Pure Neemo Flection S Body.  She wears a Riding Jacket, Pants and boots by Only Hearts and the hat is by an unknownn maker.  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Yasmin Portrait Series

I have been slightly neglecting my collection as of late since I have been creating custom works and Items for my shop.  I thought I would photograph all the girls in my studio. The first to sit in front of my camera is my latest custom who will soon be leaving, Yasmin.  Yasmin is a Blythe Simply Chocolate with hand sewn Human wefted hair on a Pure Neemo M Flection Body. She is wearing a sweater cap by Sewing Love by Tania, a sweater by unknown maker, overalls by Dollmofee and sneakers by DollyBonBon. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

More Grand Budapest Hotel Goodness

More details from The Grand Budapest Hotel's Agatha and Zero Mendl's Diorama and Art Dolls.

Life Aquatic, Team Zissou Member Pela Dos Santos is Ready to Sail Away!

Thank you for your interest and sweet compliments.

Based on the Brazilian Sue Jorge Character in Wes Anderson's Life Aquatic. 
Pela is a Portuguese, gun yielding, guitar playing songstress with a penchant for Bowie tunes. 
She will embark on her adventures aboard the Lil' Belafonte accompanied by her essentials including her acoustic guitar which comes in a custom Zissou monogrammed leather case, diving gear and many other special details a member of Team Zissou brings.

Complete in her standard issued Team Zissou track pants, patched shirt, red sweater cap, Glock in thigh holster and custom Adidas. 
Her pulls consist of an official Team Zissou Member Ring and a custom anchor charm with a brass seahorse. She has 2 sets of my Hand painted eye chips and 2 sets of realistic chips by Sabparos. She will sail in a custom Lil' Belafonte wooden Boat stand with the Zissou Team Flag, sliding drawer, diving supplies including fins, tank, mouth piece,snorkel and dive knife. She has paddles and a rescue dingy and a special traveling companion in a special Crayon Ponyfish. 

She will also travel with a letter from the Zissou Society Capt. Steven Zissou himself and an adoption booklet signed and dated.

Peal is a custom Petit de'jeuner Champs Elysees Blythe on a Pure Neemo Flection Body airbrushed in a dark chocolate brown with a matte velvety smooth finish. She has a Factory Black Scalp which has been cut into a blunt bob.