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Time is starting to get away with me so I’ll be doing the next few lookbooks out of sequence I think. I wanted, however, to get this Stardoll Feat. lookbook out of the way and ticked off on my list. 

Note that everything I picked came from Frankieiz12′s floor which stylistically speaking was much more my taste. I tried so hard to get those clear plastic boots in this but I just can’t find a way to style them that I like. I wanted to like plenty of the collection as a whole tbh, but just…couldn’t. It’s frustrating really, because we’ve had such great graphic releases and then…this. 

This inconsistency really narks me because it’s so pronounced and this collection should have been Stardoll doing right by their users. I often defend Stardoll probably well past reason because I get frustrated by a lot of immature expectations that are so freely thrown around, but even I was a disappointed with this. Well…c’est la vie I guess.

I’m not 100% sure which lookbook I’ll start on next, but it’ll be Antidote, Gucci or the Gift-o-Meter. I haven’t decided which way makes more sense yet. 

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When life gives you lemons, change the layout of your posts. 

As I said in my last little post, I’ve not been doing too well recently. I miss blogging a lot, and I’m always on Stardoll, so I want to jump back in before too much passes by for me to catch up with. The best way to start something again is to go back to the drawing board, so I’ve decided to streamline things and class them up a bit. I’d love to hear what you think so, as always, feel free to drop your comments into my ask. I’m looking into using Disqus for comments on posts in the future, but I need a bit of time to set that up. 

In the meantime, please find my haul for this season’s collection of Limited Edition under the cut…

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IMPROMPTU TARTAN.

I’ve been feeling really uninspired lately so I had a dig through my old files to see what I’d manage to save from when my laptop died over Christmas.

I manage to save a big ole folder of basic hair shapes that I’d saved from Roiworld, when that was still a thing. This one was always my favourite so I decided to use my improved skills to try and… well improve it. I still love it.

I’d love this as a wig for my actual medoll but I am quite terrible at the stardesign hair thing in all honesty. If anyone wanted to er…you know..make it for me…it would be very appreciated….ha. jokes. seriously.

Deep down, I know my doll should be a blondey. But I never like it in-game and I always run back to brunette. What do you guys think? 

Take this little random ditty also as an apology for me not posting anything recently. Life as an admin assistant makes me very tired and quiet.

ITS TRANSPARENT.

My most recent graphic, which started life as something else entirely. Yes, I have used this face and hair before, but I wanted them to match for my new layout.

I got a little lazy in places, but there’s no use pointing out where the mistakes are. 

I’m getting much quicker so hopefully I’ll knock out some more graphics as in the vote I took yonks ago, people were into them.

Also it is nearly the Best Bargee Bar None’s birthday! One whole year of dollyblogging. Naturally, I’ll be doing a giveaway of some sort, even though the last one didn’t go so swimmingly. We’ll see..

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An anon sent in an ask here recently to see if I could help with styling this:

The Peach Off Shoulder Top from Limited Edition.

As you can see, the lookbook form has changed for today because I couldn’t purchase the top for myself - too difficult to find and too expensive! So I went to the anon’s page myself and used their wardrobe.

It was a little bit more difficult than usual so I won’t do….personal visits…as a fully fledged thing. Please don’t ask for me to do this in Requests. If I already have the piece and I particularly want to do it…I will. 

I do have a question though - Do you prefer this layout to the usual lookbook? Please let me know in my ASK/REQUEST section. You can answer even if you don’t have Tumblr.

So - onto the looks. The buzzword with a top like this is highwaisted I think. A cropped top and lower rise bottom can make something classy look quite cheap - especially in nude which can just look naked.

So the first two looks are light and summery.

1. Matilda Shirt - PPQ, High Waist Pants - Bonjour Bizou, Barbie Summer12 Sunglasses - Stardoll Barbie, Metal Necklace - Mr., Faux Python Belt - Wild Candy, North Shore Heels - Decades, The City Bag - Fashion Inc.

2. Merman Coat - Bonjour Bizou, Lime Lace Skirt - Pretty ‘n’ Love, Peach Baroque Heels - Voile, Coral Earrings - Bonjour Bizou, Dior Tribute Pearl Belt - Special Offer, Hot Buys Aristographic Clutch - Hot Buys Weekly

The Second set of looks - the Brights - are a bit more playful

1. Shoulder Pad Blazer - Bonjour Bizou, Floweral Brocade Skirt - Bonjour Bizou, Peach Platform sandals - Bonjour Bizou, FB Likometer Bag, Hotbuys Charms Necklace - Hot Buys Summer Retro

2. Dark Romance Tulle Skirt - Velvet Orchid, Eco Design Green Shoes - Eco Green, Dalphine Hat - Miss Sixty, Rose Headpiece - Pretty 'n’ Love, Necklace - Stardoll by Barbie, Purple Two Tone Bag - Pretty 'n’ Love.

I hope these help as a starting place for anyone struggling to style this piece or one similar. The same styles will suit any crop top that you’re finding a bit difficult.

This is the look I’ve settled on for now. I’ll probably do a more in depth post on it later.

I was pootling around in the bazaar and came across this skirt. I fell in love with it instantly and bought it straight away. That’s quite rare for me

Enter tangent….

I have an stupid little rule that I can’t buy anything that’s over a certain price unless I see it three times over when I refresh. That way I get to judge if I still like it after all that time, or if a cheaper one comes up. It backfires sometimes as you can imagine, but it has saved me from some impulse buys.

(I actually do something similar irl too. If I think about buying something in a shop, I carry it around with me while I’m shopping rather than go back for it. If I can still be bothered to carry it around by the time I’ve got round the whole shop, then I clearly like it enough to try on).

Exit tangent

So I put together an autumnally outfit that was partly inspired by the new hair and mostly by the skirt. I don’t wear that cardigan nearly enough.

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EDIT: Lol @me I was browsing through my old lookbooks and it would appear that I actually DID make four looks - what a wazzock!

Well Hullo, long time no see. 

I present to you the dregs of my inspiration for the last few month. I started this lookbook almost as soon as ACTIVE came out and it just wasn’t going anywhere that I was happy with. I love sports luxe or athleisure or whatever they’re calling it now, but it’s very hard to strike the right balance. I also seem to have something against blue…? Rather than just dispose of it like I intended to do, here’s a truncated lookbook with the two outfits that I actually liked. 

I often get caught out trying to do four looks - it’s what takes me so long, so in future, I may have a go at just doing two in the interest of creative lubrication.

If I ever do two more, I’ll reblog this with them added in maybe.

So what have I actually been doing? Well, I’ve been focusing on graphics for various Stardoll events, fiddling with my medoll’s look etc etc. I’ll post some of those spoils in the interest of re-introducing some regular posting back into this blog. I’m very proud of this blog, now in it’s fourth year, so I don’t want it to die a death. 

In good news, I’ve recently found some joy in lookbook making - one of which I am working on right now - so all is certainly not lost.

With the kind permission of kandy_lover, aka mom_said_hello, I can show you the custom graphic that she won in my giveaway. I’m pretty chuffed with it. I think you can still see through the watermark the bit I am proudest of. The texture of the catsuit was literally aimless scribbling that turned out cool. Ha

Anyway, I had a ton of fun doing this, so who knows there may be more to come. To those who wanted to see me do more graphics, here you go.

As I mentioned before, I’ve been a bit bored with my doll. I’ve been changing features mouths and hair at breakneck but I haven’t come to anything satisfying.

You guys have been sending in lovely makeovers and I’ve loved seeing them. It’s a shame you can’t change facial features too on other people’s pages because I’d love to see suggestions on that too.

As you can see, not an awful lot has changed….

I wasn’t getting on with the new lips, but these ones weren’t so bad (I also kind of liked the one with the tongue but that felt….inappropriate ha). They’re like an update of the iconic superstar lips that everyone and their mum had. I used to have them back when I had twiggy eyes.

It’s kind of why I actively avoided them because I didn’t want to look like everyone else. Sigh. With this feature combination I guess I kind of do now but ehhhhh. 

I’ve been brown eyed and blonde/cool brown on here for yonks now so I’m taking a more reddy turn. With brown eyes it was a bit much so I went for grey eyes. I feel a bit irish now or something.

The hairstyle is my favourite change. When my doll bore mor actual resemblance to me, I had this hairstyle and I loved it. I NEVER see it now, which is a shame, because I think the fringe length is adorbs and the highlights on it are lovely.

As for makeup, the eyelid contouring has stayed. For now. I like the heavy brow, which is why I yanked them down a bit.

For comparison, even though I haven’t looked this way for a while:

It’s definitely….less friendly…but otherwise, let me know what you think (mandatory question mark for answers?)

A little throwback to halloween maybe? Ha, I don’t know, but I felt like some orange today.

I apologise for cheating a little on look 2. Those are academy heels - but they looked so nice!

Doing this has made me wonder whether I should do a Basics thing - like what my favourite basic pieces are in Starcoins and Stardollars, similarly to what I did with makeup basics…

Would you guys like that?

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And that concludes my Limited Edition lookbooks for this season. I truly wasn’t lying when I said I bought a lot. 

I was piling up my purchases and noticed that this handful of items lent themselves to a bit of a steampunk aesthetic. As a former steampunk (i’m sure we’ve all dabbled) this was a rather exciting prospect and it’s been such a long time since I did a themed sort of lookbook. 

I’ve tried not to go too bonkers…

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I considered not doing this lookbook, especially considering the fabulous releases we’ve had recently. But in the interest of getting things done, I thought, why not? 

I was actually very pleased with both of the Vinyl releases that came to us a few months ago, largely I think because they were surprising. The graphics are pretty well made, the price points were very very reasonable with plenty of starcoin pieces and it was an entirely new store. 

Vinyl captures a lot of the flavour that Bonjour Bizou had when that first opened. I think that identity is important for Stardoll Stores because we went through a phase of the same styles in every release - why have separate stores at all if that’s your plan? 

That being said, it’s very hipster-by-numbers and that made styling this lookbook more difficult that necessary. These are not pieces that I am ever going to use as the centrepiece upon which to build my look. These are useful basics that will enhance other, more interesting pieces that I own. You’ve probably noticed a few vinyl pieces dotted throughout my previous lookbooks for this very reason. 

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I’m going to take a wild guess and say that this was not the lookbook you were expecting. Honestly, this wasn’t the lookbook I was expecting to make - I just saw that weird carebear coat and had to make something.

I suppose it’s a good thing to branch out and try new things - I just didn’t expect pastel unicorn poop to be the direction I’d stretch out to…