2/28/2010

Stockings and socks complete your outfit

To complete an outfit one needs socks or stockings, I at least feel that I'm only half dressed without stockings. You can also avoid staining if you use socks with black shoes or boots. And don't forget that socks can also make shoes fit better, at least us Minifées need to use socks since our feet are very small. Socks and stockings can be easily made and there are also plenty of BJD shops selling socks.

Someone admired my white lace stayup stockings and wanted to know where I bought them. We usually buy stockings and socks from Dollmore, since they offer a wide variety of different styles. Anything from romantic to cute girly and even boyish styles and in all BJD sizes.

http://www.dollmore.net/shop/step1.php?number=3845 These white lace stockings are my favourite, since they fit all of my romantic dresses. And they are not too big for Minifées either, unluckily they seem to be sold out. Lace stockings are still available in black or you might want to check the white net stockings which are quite lovely too.

Striped overknee stockings seem to be very popular among dolls, even two of my brothers have them. Black and white, pink and white, blue and white, red and black, there are plenty of colour combinations for those wanting striped stockings.

If you don't like overknee stockings you might want to buy a pair of knee socks, which can also be found in different colours and fabrics. This romantic pair of socks is available at Mimiwoo: http://www.mimiwoo.com/popup_image.php?pID=2117

Lovely socks that fit both us slim girls and boys can be found at Her Delicate Strength with very reasonable prices. You can choose either ankle, knee or thigh length socks in 28 different colours. http://www.brennil.com/socks.html

Those who want to have a little bit luxury and romance in their dollie lives might be interested in the stockings and garter belt available at Dollheart. Lovely sets for both MSD and SD girls, such as these lace trimmed white MSD stockings: http://www.dollheart.com/web/shop/acc/socks/la237/la237.html

2/19/2010

White Elven Dreams

A lot of girls dress in revealing clothing and I know some boys who do that too. Such as Juniper our resident half-elf. The more revealing the better. Juniper's favourite colour is white - white shoes, white tops, white bottoms ...

In this photo Juniper is dressed in a white embroidered silk loincloth and corset, both custom made to fit him. The corset is lined with cotton and laced in the back, the loincloth is worn without underpants and tied at the waist with satin ribbons. If you are looking for corsets - either for SDs or MSDs, you might want to see what Raouken has to offer.

Raouken's corsets are sold at Triskel Fantasy Shop: http://www.triskelfantasy.com/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=457

To give a more mysterious look he's also wearing a custom made plaited robe and jewellery - a Stargazer filigree neck corset and cuffs made by St.Lunatic. Lovely and very detailed, she offers a variety of different styles, also steampunk: http://www.st-lunatic.com/

The newest addition to Juniper's outfit are his girly shoes, naturally from Doll Heart. His feet, since he's a Delf, are tiny compared to other SD boys and thus many of the shoes and boots available are too big. Unluckily his his lovely new white ribbon decorated Doll Heart shoes are also too big and he needs to use socks (ugly white boyish socks) to make them fit. http://www.dollheart.com/web/shop/shoes/1013b/LS-660d1.jpg

2/14/2010

Hats, hats, hats

Plenty of bjds wear hats. Beanies seem to be especially popular - one can see knitted beanies, crocheted beanies, beanies made of socks and so on. In all colours of the rainbow and with every different types of decorations. It seems that every single bjd company offer beanies and nearly all bjds have at least one beanie. All my brothers have beanies - whether they use them or not is another question - but I don't. Maybe I should get one.

Its winter and during winter beanies are warm, but nothing is as warm as a fur hat. I just learnt that its possible to get bjd sized fur hats by Fashion House. http://www.denverdoll.com/marinashats.php
Nice to have a little diversity concerning hats.

If you are interested in more decorative hats, you might want to check what Souldoll has to offer. Unluckily their hats (and clothes) often sell out very quickly. But its worth while to at least browse what kind of hats they have/have had for sale, it might give some ideas. Such as this one: http://souldoll.com/shop/step1.php?number=1875

Musedoll has some lovely items which suit both boys and girls such as this black hat decorated with lace, ribbon and chains: http://musedoll.com/shop/step1.php?number=494umber=494

Cotin Doll has quite a wide selection of hats for both the MSD and SD boys and girls. How about a fishing hat in flower print or blue 'snake' skin? That would be something different! http://eng.cotindoll.com/front/bin/ptdetail.phtml?Part=jmsdcap005&Category=326331

Maybe you feel that a more romantic hat suits you better. Here's a lovely girlish bonnet which can be worn either the ruffle in the front or in the back. http://www.arcadiadolls.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=48

You might be interested in a more steampunk styled hat. Something from Another Space maybe? This type of hat is nearly as popular as the beanies, so why not join the band wagon. http://anotherspace2.co.kr/shop/step1.php?number=289



You can also have your hat custom made and it will be unique, such as my silk hat decorated with lace, roses and ribbon. I'd love to have many hats and bonnets but the storage of them is problematic. You need hat boxes for storage and I haven't yet found any suitable bjd sized hat boxes.

Rococo inspired clothing

I love rococo inspired clothing, and luckily so does Immarre. Pastel coloured silks, cotton prints, ribbons and lace - plenty of lace. But no panties or pantalets. Pantalets only became more common during Napoleon's time and from about 1805 French and English fashion journals occacionally referred to a new item called drawers or pantalets. Empire gowns made some leg covering necessary, but pantalets were not adopted by women until the 1830s. Bloomers were originally long, loose pantaloons gathered at the ankles, showing below full skirts and designed by an American social reformer, Amelia Jenks Bloomer, in the 19th century. Here is a picture of the original 19th century bloomers. http://www.vat19.com/blog/old-fashioned-bloomers.jpg

Panties, pantalets, pantalettes, pantaloons, bloomers. So many different names for this piece of clothing used by girls/ladies under their skirts. A great help for understanding all those - and other costume related terms - is 'The Dictionary of Costume' by R.Turner Wilcox.



Here is a photo of me in an rococo inspired gown. Its all hand sewn by Immarre and she also made the pattern. I call it rococo inspired because it doesn't have panniers nor a corset under the bodice. Silk, printed cotton mix, lace and ribbons - all in different shades of white. A very complex choice of colour, but I think that its lovely. I would need a pair of heeled slippers to go with this gown, but it seems that it is not so easy to find a MNF sized pair.



My Brother


My brother, Lynn, has an interesting taste. He looks just like a young Lucius Malfoy with his long silver blond hair. Luckily that's were the similarities end. He does not love dressing in black clothes (and is a much nicer person) but enjoys the combination of black and white. Here is a photo of him dressed in his favourite clothes.

The black and white striped overknee socks are from Dollmore, which are also available in white&blue. (http://www.dollmore.net/shop/step1.php?number=6915). I think they are a bit girly but it seems that the other girls love the combination of overknee socks with pleather hotpants. The black pleather hotpants are from Dollzone (http://www.doll-zone.com/index.asp) and fit my brother's big round butt quite nicely.

The white cotton shirt was made by Immarre, who Xaya taught how to make a shirt pattern. Immarre made also the waist cincher from the Grace Faerie pattern #23 'The Poet for MSD' (http://www.gracefaerie.com/patterns/pattern23.html)

The black patent platform boots are from Luts(http://www.eluts.com/) and they are available also in brown and black. They are just the right size for Minifée boys who have small feet compared to some other MSD sized boys.

His white mohair sweater and beanie were knitted by Immarre.

First Post

Hi,

I'm Shell, a Minifée Lishe. I'm not a human, but an Asian Ball-Jointed Doll (bjd). If you don't know what a bjd is you might want to check out http://www.denofangels.com/.

I'm starting this blog to share my love in fashion, fashion designed and made for us, bjds. I'll mainly concentrate on what interests me, i.e. shoes and dresses, but will also write about fashions that interest the other doll gender. What to wear, where to buy and where to find interesting pieces of clothing.