Pullip Kühn is here to bring a little magic into our day-to-day lives! This beautiful magician was released in 2013 and is one of the six beautiful Pullips of the Creator’s Label line, who have a face-up by Japanese artist mitsubachi@BabyBee. Kühn’s outfit was designed by Cranky Gel. I cannot resist her, you could almost say that I am enchanted by her! 🧙♀️
I have always wanted to write a post about starting a Pullip collection and to share all the things that I have learned so far. Getting into a new hobby can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to dolls and their many varieties. So this post will be particular about Pullips and hopefully you will fall in love with them just as much as I did!
Welcome to another My Dolly Week post, which I normally post on Sundays, but let me tell you: Last week I was so not up for it! I had no problem keeping up with my advent calendar, but for blogging it just didn’t seem right. i just couldn’t do it and felt bad all throughout the week. And for no particular reason either, but having times like these is only natural, I guess. One thing I did do, was organizing my doll collection and planning some customizations. I am also still learning how to paint face ups. I am improving, but am not ready to share them yet. I absolutely love the mocha kits, the complexion looks so beautiful, and I cannot wait to be content enough with my skills to add a mocha Pullip to my collection!
Coming back to my advent calendar, something I was saving for weeks, was Rise’s Snow White dress from It’s My Caprice. I am getting repetitive, when it comes to my admiration for Michelle’s work, but her dresses are little pieces of art, which I could never get tired of. The fact that she was able to interpret Snow White’s classical dress from the Disney movie into a more luxurious version, makes my heart sing everytime I look at Rise and her cute little face. I love the white collar out of lace so much and every detail on the hemline. Can you tell, how happy I am! >< I sure am a fangirl for everything Pullip and Pullip fashion! There will be more pictures with ‘Snow White with the Red Hair’ because fairytale motives make me happy! 😀 Continue reading My Dolly Week #42: Taking a Breather (but not without Dolls)!
Happy Sunday, everybody! Halloween is so close! Only two days of October are left and it is going to be quite hard for me to let go of everything spooky…although to be completely honest, my dollies do not actually qualify as scary! 😉
Mayu and Ruri are trying hard to get their hands on the biggest amount of Halloween candy they can find. If they succeed, will be revealed on October 31st on my Instagram! 😀 I also already heard them talking about their costumes for next year. So we might have to keep that in mind for our future purchases. >< Sometimes I feel like they absolutely have me wrapped around their tiny plastic fingers!
A really lovely costume would be one of the upcoming Revolutionary Girl Utena outfits sets, which I am still not done hyping about. This week more than ever because I actually watched all 39 episodes of the anime in the last seven days. It helped that there were quite a lot of recap episodes and many scenes were repetitive, which is nothing new for the Magical Girl genre. You might have guessed that I got very emotionally involved in it and am now looking forward to the upcoming Utena Pullip even more. Anthy is kind of making me sad in the style she is coming in. I would have to customize her to remind me of a happier part of the story. Thankfully, my MVP is little monkey Chu Chu, who comes with Anthy’s school uniform – I have absolutely no debates, whether to get this set or not! 😀 Continue reading My Dolly Week #36: My Week of Utena!
I am a completionist. It is one of my biggest issues, when it comes to collecting. Oftentimes, when I am getting a certain doll, I immediately need to know, if there was another release in direct correlation to my new addition. This absolutely happened, when I first got Pullip Alura (review coming soon), a Creator’s Label release from 2015 with a face-up by the amazing mitsubashi@BabyBee. I started to read up more about her and found out about the prior Pullips she has worked on (there are more Creator’s Label Groove family dolls, but right now I am really trying not to think about them; Taeyang Natsume is so dreamy and so hard to find). My next cutie was My Melody X HEN-NAKO from 2016. I overlooked her at first and fell in love with her in person in Japan and am so happy that I was able to order her shortly thereafter because she disappeared from the shelves since then. Equally lucky were my finds of Kühn (review coming soon) from 2013 and Seila from 2012. Galene, one of the most beautiful Pullips ever in my eyes, also from 2012, followed my family thanks to Ebay. And Laura from 2015 is still available and completed my mini-collection some weeks ago.
I was itching to take a group shot of my beauties for so long, but I had to get Laura a different wig first. She is so beautiful, but I was always feeling a little bit unsure about her look. After I customized her, I can finally present you my cuties (top to bottom, left to right): Elodie Day (My Melody X HEN-NAKO), Tsukimi (Alura), Katie (Kühn), Wednesday (Laura), Gigi (Seila) and Hanako (Galene). I love them all so much with their dark rimmed eyes and high kitten eyeliner flicks (with the exception of Hanako/Galene). It is also no secret that Alura and Laura are hommages to Seila, but the three other girls also have something in common: Juicy red lips, which make my heart sing! It should not come as a surprise that I hope that we will see some more collaborations with mitsubashi@BabyBee in the future! Continue reading My Dolly Week #25: mitsubashi@BabyBee – Love
Welcome to my 15th post of My Dolly Week! Last week was pretty busy and still I get the feeling that I did not get enough done. I got to meet my best friends and celebrated the seventh anniversary with my fiancé. I am pretty tired and the heat outside is not exactly helping, so this is going to be a pretty rambly post!
From a dolly perspective, I was mostly thankful for all the beautiful dolls I have collected so far. A very special doll is Pullip Kühn. I still have to write up a review about her and so I colorfasted her stock and displayed her in it since then. Although her stock outfit is unique, original and high quality, there is just so much more to her beautiful face and dark brown wig. Changing things up is fun and this especially applies to the doll hobby. I feel that keeping dolls in their stock and admiring them is fine, but now that I actually interact more with my collection to find out, what suits each girl individually, it is much more fulfilling!
It is still surreal for me to see Ruri in my collection. She makes me so happy and last week she got her first sets of clothes. I am so looking forward to her pair of shoes and hope they will fit her feet. 😀 I will keep you updated, when everything is here in form of a big photo shoot. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
When it comes to using my lightbox, I am still ambivalent. The lighting is great, but I am struggling a bit with the way the backgrounds look. It feels like everythings needs more character. It would be super helpful to get some feedback; what do you guys think of the picture of Elodie above?! Continue reading My Dolly Week #15: Tired, but optimistic!