New blog

The new blog is ready! It took a bit longer than expected but I think everything is working now. The only thing that still needs some work is for me to receive emails when a comment is awaiting moderation, so please be patient if I don’t accept your comments right away.

Here is the new address: Songes de poupées !

I hope to see you there! ^_^



No I’m not moving… not yet. But the blog is!

I’ve been planning that for quite some time, I’m moving the blog to its own hosting and a “real” wordpress. This will allow, among other things, to have the three different languages in one place. Yoohoo! I imported all posts and comments from those blogs into the new one yesterday. It was a lot of work to reorganize all this inside the multi-language blog. ^^; But I think the biggest part of the new blog is set up now. In the meantime I’ve disabled comments here on old posts, so that people can’t post new comments that would be lost (i.e. not in the new one). The present blogs will stay, but I’d like all activity from now on to move to the new one.

There are still a few things to change before it is viewable, please wait a little. I’ll update here with the new address as soon as it’s ready (or ready enough to be used, even if some tiny details still need editing).

New J-Doll

I’m not usually the best fan of J-Doll. Some of them are nice, and can have nice concepts, but they really can’t compare to Momoko dolls in my eye. But today I discovered this new one announced by Groove, and I have to say I find her really cute.

She’s named Robson Street. I don’t know which country it comes from, and her outfit doesn’t really give me any clue.  But I really like her style! I like the different pieces of her outfit, the layered look and the bright colors. It gives her some personnality. Plus I tend to like JP/Groove’s wavy hair.

I don’t know when she’s supposed to be released exactly, I lost track of J-Doll’s releases and they didn’t tell it in the blog announcement.

CCS Noble Punk

This doll is absolutely gorgeous. I totally fall in love with her each time I see her for real. She has a very strong character that I think few have. Most Momoko are beautiful. But this one really is special.

(picture taken at Petworks/CCS booth at Dollshow 25)

Odeco & Nikki patterns

Here are the patterns that you can find in the last issue of DollyDolly magazine (vol.19).

They were exhibited on Petworks’ booth at the Dollshow. They were using the exact same display they used for the magazine. The outfits are from allnurds. They were selling a colour variation at their own booth:

And at A-line’s booth we could see the outfits they made for DollyDolly magazine vol.18. I had shown a crapy picture from the magazine at the time. Here is a better one:

As usual you can find all pictures from those booths on my Flickr stream.

P.S.: by the way Songes de poupées will be moving soon. I’ll let you know as soon as I have the new address.

Okay so I have to talk about those. First because they’re beautiful, and then so I can finally close the tab that I’ve kept open for weeks on my browser to include the link here. ^^;

Some of you might be active BJD collectors/fans, and already know about them. But I don’t have any BJD yet and I’m not aware of all new dolls that appear. I’ve discovered the Rosette dolls at Silver Butterfly’s booth at the last Dollshow.

Aren’t those two girls pure beauties? I was under their spell the moment I saw them. I took tons of pictures and asked the young woman attending the booth what dolls they were. I didn’t remember seeing any like this before. Of course when I came home I had forgotten the name! :s I knew I had to note it down. So began a search through the Internet to find them again. I discovered that the booth was shared between Silver Butterfly and CoCoon… and found the dolls on CoCoon’s blog!

I learned again there that they are called Rosette and that the owner of the blog had done a custom make-up on them. After a few more searches I then found their official website: Rosette school of dolls (warning: the site doesn’t work well with Mozilla Firefox, I have to use IE). They’re made by Soom, and are supposed to be pupils of an elite school. You can also find them for sale at Soom’s regular online shop. They’ve just released limited dolls for summer with closed or half-closed eyes (I like the regular ones better, but some might prefer those! And for only $30 more it’s not very expensive considering they’re kind of limited).

There are currently 5 different dolls: Camellia, Violet, Fir, Marguerite and Armeria. They’re 47.5cm high and can have two kinds of body: girl body or lady body. The only difference is the bust (girl = small breasts, 14.3cm chest circomference ; lady = bigger breasts, 16cm chest circomference). Their head circomference is 17cm/6.5inches and their eye size 12 or 14 mm. You can find the other measurements in the “library” page of the “Rose house” section. You cannot choose the body type yourself, it depends on the girl. Only Marguerite and Fir have the lady body.

Both customized dolls on Silver Butterfly’s booth are Fir. Above is the official picture of Fir’s standard version. This shows how the make-up is important in a doll’s character, because they seem very different from each others. Fir is my favourite of all the molds. Violet is nice and Camellia is quite cute also, but Fir have a little something that makes her special in my eyes. I so wish I had $423 to spend. ^^;  And that I knew how to make-up a doll. I love the custom make up CoCoon gave the dolls, compared to the stock make-up, which is very pretty but classic, it’s wonderful. I know it is part of why they enchanted me like that. The one on the right especially (with not much clothes on). She reminded me of a french comic book series I like a lot, “Sky doll”. Especially the character named Agappe. I’m not sure why now that I look at the pictures, but at the time she gave me the same feeling. It might be the thin body, bare breast and “dreamy” make-up.

If you don’t need a Rosette doll now I don’t understand you. Okay, just kidding, but I really think those are wonderful and I’m totally obsessing over them (as if the U-noa girls weren’t enough). And it must be nice to have a bigger doll to make clothes for (1/6 is nice, but very small :s And human size is sometimes a little too big and fabric consuming). Sigh…

PS: the funny thing is that the booth was very popular, but not because of those. Just beside they had a set-up with big male BJD, that attracted all the attention. I was the only one there captivated not by the male dolls but by those two beauties. ;p As usual you can find all the pics from this booth on my Flickr, including the hot guys.

PPS: here is a blog which is for now showing pictures of Rosette dolls only (in Japanese): http://ghungroos.jugem.jp/

Okay so now I’m officially disappointed in Petworks/CCS. Just as I finished typing my previous post I decided to check their information page, to see if there was any news. And there was. They updates it yesterday about the new collection: it will be composed of two sets.

And I’m so disappointed that they seem to definitely change their marketing method. It was a nice thing for once, but as a habit it’s not fun at all. I know from the start that I won’t be able to get a single item from the new collection, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. CCS was my favorite dolly brand by far, and now I won’t be able to buy their clothes anymore. That makes me sad. And feel like I totally doesn’t matter to them (or other people like me who can’t spend so much). I’m sure they have their reasons for doing that (they’re sure to get their money back right from the start), but it makes it seems like its all about money and not about the people. Of course it is. But you don’t have to show it like that.

They took the CCS dream away from me…

On the practical side: the sets will be 39,000 yens and once again sold on preorder through Azone. Preorder period is from June 1st to July 21st. They will be delivered in winter.