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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Jessica Pierrot EID

**Update** She has been sold!

Are you looking to add Iplehouse EID Jessica to your collection at an affordable price? You may be able to find the perfect one on the secondary market from Jan. You can see lots of beautiful photos of this limited edition doll, Jessica Pierrot from 2009, on her website here.

For $550 (shipping and insurance is additional), you will receive the nude, normal skin (large bust, general type non-mobility thigh) doll with the company face-up, an additional set of hands, high-heel feet, extra elastic, including two Iplehouse wigs (blonde and brunette), and three pairs of 12mm eyes (green, blue and brown). She includes her original box and certificate of authenticity, and the seller is her original owner. (You can rest assured you're getting an actual Iplehouse, and not a recast.)

According to her seller, originally, this doll sold for $846. She was one of the original dolls in the Noctarcana Circus collection. You can see her page here.

This doll uses the first EID body, and looking at her photos, she has a very even skin tone with no visible yellowing. She is in incredible condition. She's lovely!

Because she is so heavy, her owner would like to ship her within the US only.

I have to confess, Jessica has never been on my wish list before--but this girl is really amazing. And this price is such a steal! Someone should pick her up. She's an incredible doll, and really, one of the first limited edition dolls that helped put Iplehouse on the map. (Plus, if you buy her, then I won't be tempted, LOL!)

Photo belongs to Jan Carmen.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Atlanta BJD Convention

Atlanta BJD Convention by alington
Atlanta BJD Convention, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Check out some fun photos from the Atlanta BJD Convention on my Flickr photo stream. I had a blast, though I have significant jet lag this morning. (I don't get that--it's only three hours, and it should be easier traveling west, right?)

I'll send a more detailed later on in the week! It was so wonderful meeting all of you there.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

See you in Atlanta!

I'm on my way to the Atlanta BJD Convention, where I'll have a table. Please stop by and say hello! I'm easy to recognize, and I don't (usually) bite, even with jet lag.

I'll be teaching two panels while I'm there:
2:45 pm and 7:15 pm on Friday (one on how to write a book, and one on basic photography).

I'm bringing along a little helper (my doll enthusiast daughter) and also a precious goodie from Peak's Woods--a generous donation you won't want to miss--and you'll want to stop by to check out Peak's Woods' wonderful dolls in person. I can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ashanti in SODA

Ashanti in SODA by alington
Ashanti in SODA, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Ashanti said yes to the dress by Atelier Soda!

This was another secondary market purchase for my rather demanding Iplehouse ladies.

Ashanti is wearing an Angel-Studio necklace, and wig and shoes from Iple. She is a real skin EID with face-up style C from Iplehouse.

See more photos on Flickr.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mari in silk

Mari in silk by alington
Mari in silk, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Mari is the happy recipient of a new gown as well. She's dressed in designer silk, and Iplehouse shoes and wig.

You can see additional photos of her on Flickr.

Mari is a custom doll order, and uses a peach gold nYID body, with faceup style C. She also has pierced ears and a large bust.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Rexy in silk

Rexy by alington
Rexy, a photo by alington on Flickr.
My quest for contemporary fashions is well underway and going splendidly.

I was able to pick up some absolutely amazing gowns off Prego last week, and I could not be more thrilled. See the rest of Rexy's photo shoot on Flickr.

Rexy is an Iplehouse nYID girl in special real skin, face-up style C. She's wearing glass eyes from Mint on Card, and a wig from Peak's Woods. Shoes by Iplehouse.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Peak's Woods Halloween special

FOF V.F. Lady Alice, blue-grey skin
Peak's Woods has announced some gorgeous limited edition dolls for Halloween, and a new color of resin for these lovelies--blue-grey. Here's the special:

Limited edition Fairy of Fairytales with vampire fangs, carved bite marks on their necks, and blue-grey skin.

Basic doll includes eyes, one pair of extra hand parts, cushions, CoA, and box.

Take 10% off between October 5-10, making the price $244.80. Layaway is available October 11, for $272. Choose boy or girl body. Make-up is an additional $70. Bite mark torso is an additional $10, and painting is an additional $5.

FOF V.F. Hucky Blue-Grey 
FOF V.F. Sir Tin Blue-Grey
FOF V.F. Leo, Blue-Grey
Additionally, basic FOF Vampire Fairies are also available:

You can choose normal or white skin, boy or girl body, and have the option of a vampire torso through October 31. Base price is $224, make-up adds $60. Bite mark torso is an additional $10, and painting is an additional $5.

V.F. Hucky
V.F. Sir Tin
V.F. Leo
V.F. Lady Alice
Photos are property of Peak's Woods.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Topaz Adjust - a little adjustment can make a big difference!

A little effort can make a big difference when it comes to photo editing. If you already follow me at the Fashion Doll Review, I'm sorry for the crosspost, but this software is worth mentioning here, too.

Check out Topaz Labs for free--no credit card required--for 30 days. You can use it as a plug-in with your existing photo editor. It works with (check out this link for requirements):

  • Photoshop
  • Elements
  • Aperture
  • Lightroom
  • iPhoto
  • photoFXlab
  • PaintShop Prop
  • Irfanview
  • Photo Impact
  • Serif Photo Plus

Above, I've used Topaz Adjust with iPhoto (so I've also used Fusion Express) to change the contrast in only a few clicks. You can compare the two photos side by side, and see which you like best. It's easy to use, and very fast. The difference is just amazing.