Slow, but Steady 08/24/2007
It's been nearly a month since my last "news" update - but in truth doll news has been slow, but steady.
To give an update about Odessa - her customization went fantastic! I got her back in record time and she was perfect & unharmed. Unfortunately, with the heat being too intense for concentrated photography - I've been unable to photograph her well yet. I did use her as a model to test my 35mm film SLR camera I found & fixed a few weeks ago though - and the picture to the left is an example. You can't tell very well about her customizations - but believe me when I say they are perfect! Her lips are a sweet peachy pink, she has the softest freckles, her eye lids are so smooth - I'm just in love.
Pre-Orders. Ugh. 07/24/2007
Well, it's been awhile since I last updated with some news. Let's start with the bad stuff.
A little late for my birthday 06/21/2007
I just found out that My Best Friend, the next 12" neo Blythe I've pre-ordered, will be released on June 30th and she'll be shipped to me between that date and July 5th. Considering it will take up to 2 weeks for me to receive her, it'll be a little late for my birthday but still fantastic! I really can't wait - she'll be my first girl with bangs!
Odessa gets a makeover 06/21/2007
Though I really wanted Odessa - and I patiently waited until I could find a seller who was willing to work with me on a price - I'm not bonding very well with her and have decided to have her customized. I know that I could do it, I just don't think I could do it well. I stressed and agonized over the custom eye chips I made for Talullah and in the end they came out very nice - but during and right after I was not as satisfied as I would have hoped.
Another Website Addition 06/06/2007
I've added a page to the website called Shop. Its basically a shop for common items like postcards, magnets, stickers & buttons made from my photographs. I've partnered up with a company and I think that this will be a great opportunity to get my images out there in a legal well protected way.
Mucha time w/ Hitomi 06/06/2007
I've had a good two weeks with Hitomi and my inital reactions are that I love her to death. I however don't think that I'll be ordering Faura who I had already named Aden. I've seen her photos and her outfit in particular is very different than the one she was displayed with in the promo pictures. Her clothes look cheap and almost clown-like in regards to colors. I have decided my next Dal is going to be Hina Ichigo as I've seen pictures of her and like her hair and skin tone and definitely eye color. It was between her and Rot Chan but I already have Sooni who's hair is similar to that of Rot Chan. I'd really like to get a variety - especially because I'm not that excited about Rot Chan's outfit.
Real photos! 05/24/2007
They've finally released real photos of the next 12' Neo Blythe - "My Best Friend" who I've pre-ordered. I'm so happy I pre-ordered her now because I love her hair (length, color, bangs, & texture) and her outfits and I'm excited to get the little dog :) Here are the pictures they released - they will be added to My Best Friend's page on The Girls of Belm Dolls page.
Hitomi mini photo shoot, 5/23/2007 05/24/2007
I was so excited to take pictures of her but couldn't get to the natural light in time - so here are some "flash" induced shots. More to come - I promise. Check out Hitomi's page to view the Flickr slideshow of all the shots taken.
She's Here! She's Here! 05/23/2007
Hitomi's finally here! I was a little shocked because on the collection slip it said that it was from Germany and I knew she was being shipped from Singapore - but then there she was! More pictures to follow - but there are some in her Flickr set on her page that you can check out too.
Odessa Photo shoot, 05/22/2007 05/22/2007
I had a photo shoot with Odessa today, check out the photos that have been added to her Flickr slideshow on her page - GO SEE IT!