Wednesday, November 19, 2014

doll profile: meet haerang!

name: Haerang “Darjeeling” Yoo (DJ/”deej”)
age: 17
gender: female
birthday: November 11
hair color: natural black
eye color: red
skin tone: pinky white
occupation: student
character info: Haerang has always had an unusual fascination with magic. Since she was little, she’s dreamt of becoming a witch, or at the very least, a girl with magical powers. Over time her obsession with magic gradually turned into an interest in alchemy - or perhaps the closest thing to it in an alchemy-less society. In simple terms, Haerang is a lolita-loving, tea-obsessed chemistry nerd. She loves her chem lab class even though she’s been told multiple times that a lace-trimmed lab coat with a giant poofy petticoat is not proper lab attire (though she would like to point out that she keeps her hair short so that’s at least obeying PART of lab protocol). She spends majority of her after-school hours at the library or at Cafe Amaretto with a nice warm cup of Darjeeling black tea. She also thinks Lenny has cute freckles.

likes: chemistry class, gothic lolita, obnoxiously large headphones, the color red, hot tea, cute girls
dislikes: school uniform (the skirt’s not poofy enough), uncooperative group members, coffee, dog-eared books, broccoli

technical info
doll company: SWITCH
doll sculpt: Shiho (HD57 B-cup)
wig: FairyWoods 
faceup: Darjeeling Aesthetics (me!)
❤ mura

Monday, November 17, 2014

darjeeling's arrival!

Hello hello everyone! I'm actually kinda sick right now but boy do I have some GREAT news! I mentioned a box opening in my last post and I'm happy to say that yes, I have indeed managed to open a box today. Look who it is!

A sea green box...

CoA & the infamous SWITCH manual! (also heel feet I won't be using)

The bubble wrap mummy...

And the doll herself!
I've also taken a few shots with her brand new Oscar Eyes in. Managed to snag a pair from the San Diego BJD Con I went to over the weekend and I'm so happy with how perfect they are! It's probably not too obvious in the pictures but they have tiny stars in them too :)

I think she's probably going to be my last doll for a very, very long time unless I decide to switch out one of the dolls in my current collection. I'm going to get started on her faceup as soon as I finish making this post so... see you guys when she's all done!

❤ mura

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

long time no see!

I know, I know. Every time I make a new post it ALWAYS starts with something like this. However, it's been almost exactly 2 months since my last post and guess what that means? New doll on the way! SWITCH sent me a shipping notice just yesterday and she's going to be on a flight from Incheon to Los Angeles really soon. Hopefully if customs isn't going to be mean, I'll be able to see her by the end of this week.

In other news I've settled back in La Jolla for the new school year, but due to space limitations I'm only keeping two dolls with me. With one doll on the way, that leaves only one doll I can keep with me before the new girl gets here. Since Lenny already stayed a half-year alone with me, I'm keeping Polaire with me this time. I've given her a fancy new face and manicure for her troubles :)

I've also... spent a ton of money on doll clothes for all of my girls, namely from various Etsy shops and Promise of the World. If I'm not feeling too lazy I might do a full review of everything I've received so far. That's it for this time's update! I'm thinking my next post will probably be a box opening.

❤ mura