It is that time again: During the weekend we were treated to the official announcements of Isul Yun, who we’ll talk about later, and Pullip Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Version. This makes Hello Kitty the third Sanrio character to get a revamp in AGA/Groove release history and her concept is a mixture of classic red and white Hello Kitty with a sprinkle of chocolate brown.
One of my most favourite things, when visiting Japan, are the numerous theme cafés that always seem to be popping up all around the large cities and often only for a limited amount of time – even though I have noticed that some locations seem to settle down permanently, when their characters are established enough! Permanent locations allow the decor to be more special with more love to detail, while the temporary locations often have to work with more simple approaches. When it comes to the food though, you are allowed to expect greatness, no matter the location’s longevity: Detailed dishes and drinks that are so cute, it is often hard to dig in right away!
As if last week, was not exciting enough for Pullip fans like me, the latest Pullip announcement was made yesterday for Pullip Cinnamoroll! Yes, my favorite Sanrio character will be the inspiration for my favorite doll! I am so happy and excited that the promotional images of her do not disappoint at all and that Cinamoroll’s 15th birthday will get even more special!
I am in full Christmas preparations in my house because I would like to make a dolly advent calender and post a picture every day on my Instagram. After six posts, I will share them on here in a combined post with additional informations and thoughts about my dolls. I want it to be casual doll fun, since the holidays can be a quite stressful time for many people. I am already planning lots of cute pictures and will also share some new dollies with you! It is probably needless to say that Ruri and Mayu will make several appearances. There are still some things I have to get in the mail first, but it should all work out!
In the meantime, my first two Poison Girls are wearing the cutest animal inspired outfits. Petit Creayations has the sweetest kitty fabrics, I have ever seen and combines them with playful designs. To say that I am in love with Ruri’s ensemble, is quite an understatement. Even her accessories are kitty-themed, her pink hat is from Juja Shop and her ballet flats and tights are from Hello Cool Cat. While Ruri is looking quite catty, her sister Mayu has transformed into a cute panda bear with a shirt and skirt from Cositas de Nenitas. Being a panda suits her so well in my opinion! The whole outfit compliments her hair and make up very nicely. When it comes to Mayu, I want to style her hair more fairy kei in the future and that is why I added the ice cream clip from Junie Moon. Continue reading My Dolly Week #40: 2018 Will Be As Sweet As Pullip Cinnamoroll!
Today I want to share with you my tiny treasures from the Junie Moon stores in Shibuya and Shinjuku, which are specializing in selling Blythe dolls and accessories for them. Those stores are absolutely amazing, since most of their stuff can also fit different dolls like Pullip, Azone Pure Neemo M and Momoko. If you ever are going to visit one of them, do be prepared to spend a lot of money or at least to be in constant danger to do so! Continue reading My Junie Moon Haul 2017
Pullip My Melody HEN-NAKO was the first Pullip release in 2016. She came out in January as a new Creator’s Label doll and a collaboration with Sanrio, who is mostly known for characters like Hello Kitty, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, etc. In 2007 there even was a Pullip Hello Kitty and in 2008 the original Pullip My Melody released, but this time Groove asked well-known creator mitsubachi@BabyBee (who also worked on Pullips Seila, Galene, Kühn, Laura and Alura) to reinterpret My Melody’s character in her own way in 2016. This My Melody also wears the name HEN-NAKO, which is Japanese for “strange child”. HEN-NAKO is a character that mitsubachi@BabyBee created herself and in an awesome interview with The Dolly Insider, she mentions that she was inspired by HEN-NAKO’s and My Melody’s similarities to design My Melody HEN-NAKO Ver., who despite her quite unusual features has gotten hard to find as of the writing of this post. Continue reading Review: Pullip Creator’s Label My Melody HEN-NAKO Ver.