For those of you who don’t know, I won the giveaway celebrating the fourth anniversary of Brini’s Doll Domain. I’d like to thank Brini once again for my fabulous prize. I had admired this Sparke Girlz fashion collection numerous times in the store. There are some terrific pieces included. A few of my ladies pose next to the box eager to lay claim to the contents. Mara and I will be splitting the outfits and accessories.
The house warming photo story I had planned for this month will have to wait, because the townhouse isn’t finished. There were a few setbacks in finishing the first floor and the second floor is in complete disarray. That’s not to say I haven’t made any progress, though. Thomas and Camille got new dining room furniture and a custom sofa made by Vanessa Morrison of Van's Doll Treasures. I picked the sofa up in person, and so I got to sit and chat with Vanessa who is as sweet as can be and has the warmest smile you can imagine.
I also ordered a sofa and chair set from ItsPerfectlyPetite. There’s solid wood underneath the fabric and foam, so it’s super sturdy and perfect for anyone buying furniture for a child or young collector. Furniture pieces are available in two sizes- playscale and 1:6 scale. Mine is playscale. The seller included the throw at no extra cost, because she had it on hand and thought it went well with my custom color scheme. How cool is that! It was a pleasant surprise along with a 15% off coupon for my next purchase. I’m a sucker for a coupon, so it’s pretty much a sure thing that I will be ordering again before it expires. I’m thinking I could use a pair of printed arm chairs.
Hari finally arrived from India. Here is a picture of him with his lovely wife, Alisha. I think they look great together. I would love to give them a baby, but we all know that finding an infant with this skin tone won't be easy.
I have a new favorite couple! Tenzin Dahkling has been crossed off my wish list. He arrived in Dollton and was given a new name- Takeshi after actor Takeshi Kaneshiro. Do you see the resemblance or is it just me? Well, anyways he reminds me of the actor and, like the real Takeshi, my Takeshi is half Chinese and half Japanese. He is a model for a famous clothing brand. He and Jolie met three months ago on a shoot for an underwear ad. I love how even with her heels on, he towers over her. I’ve always had a thing for tall Asian men. In case you forgot, Jolie is the makeup artist at Raquelle’s salon, but she also does some freelance work on the side. And in case you’re wondering, you will eventually get to see the photos from that underwear ad ;)
|Actor Takeshi Kaneshiro|
I ordered Takeshi some clothing from HazelStreetDezigns (also on Etsy) and I took some photos to show off the quality and fit of the jeans. They are so very well made and a perfect fit- they just slide right on. Takeshi is wearing shoes from a 1Direction doll. Imho, they are a better fit than Ken doll shoes and are easier to get on and off.
|shirt and pants by HazelStreeDezigns|
|skinny jeans- rear view|
|skinny jeans- front|
Last but not least, I got my TRU exclusive Barbie Malibu Mall. It was priced at $89.99 back before Christmas, which I thought was ridiculous. Anyways, I’ve been waiting for it to come down to a more reasonable price. I stopped in TRU today and found it on sale for $59.99 (still too high in my opinion), but a quick coupon search on my phone yielded a 20% off your entire clearance toy purchase promo and I was able to get it for $47.99 plus tax (much more reasonable). I will post a full review when I have time to debox and assemble it.
|not my image (stock photo)|
P.S. My resolution was to post at least two photo stories this month. Well, the second one is completely typed but is missing the final series of pictures. Note to self: No more stories that take place in multiple settings. It should be posted in a few days.