Dark and Light
So in case you have not seen enough of these new Muse dolls by JAMIEshow/OwenSu, here I am again with some more visual reasons to consider these dolls. One of the things I like to do most with the dolls and clothing available within the 1/6 collecting community is to mix and match. I like to mix outfits from one manufacturer and put it on a doll of another manufacturer. Taking the best from one and matching it to the best of another or at least what I see as the best.
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you have seen some of these image already. I am finding it difficult to navigate Instagram, Flickr, FB and the blog all at once. I’m lucky if I get images done and processed and it’s simply easier to get them up on Instagram first. The blog however helps to explain more of the behind the scenes stuff and what my thought process was when I did something sometimes. We consume and process so much visually that honestly, more people just like to see the pictures. I get it. Some of us, however, are happy to get more information or delve a little deeper.
I love doing these shots that are all about styling an outfit and not necessarily a doll. It becomes my mood board for a future shoot and I like how it starts a story for a blog post. Here is my mood board shot for a set of images using the new Ginnie Muse doll. Red is a signature color for the design house Valentino.
Model: Ginnie Premier Muse Doll( Summer Kisses edition now available)
Wig: Dark Brown Premier wig style 3 Muse Doll from JAMIEshow/Owen Su
Gown and Boots: Lovetones 3rd Anniversary Lena
Gold veil: Gold glitter tulle
Japanese maple branches: Designed and made by me for this shoot
Yes..this dress has pockets!! Sometimes it’s the details that just kill me. I admit, am a little obsessed with these Japanese maple branches.
So clearly the pictures above are dark. The doll, the wig, the rich tones of the gown and the background. I have one diffused light left side and another diffused accent light in back right
So….where there is dark, hopefully there is light. Lest you think this doll only projects well in darkness…..
Model: Model: Ginnie Premier Muse Doll(Summer Kisses edition now available)
Wig: Premier Wig style 1 from JAMIEshow/Owen Su
Shoes and earrings: JAMIEshow/Owen Su
It doesn’t even look like the same doll right?!! The versatility of these dolls is amazing!
Summer Kisses–The Dolls
JAMIEshow and Owen Su has a new release of 1/6 dolls on the website and it’s an overabundance of loveliness. There are 6 new dolls available with this release. They are all $425 and will ship sometime late July or early August. You can pay all up front or choose from 2 different payment plans. Each doll comes with a long hair wig cap and swimsuit. This collection will be available online until May 31st or until Edition numbers sell out. Each item lists the edition number. All items are pre order and will be shipping end of July/August.
Also, I have to give a huge “Thank You!!” to all of my BJD collector readers who have given me advice on how to work with these amazing resin ball joint dolls. I am most grateful and your guidance and encouragement have helped to give me courage to explore and enjoy these beautiful dolls.
Designed by Owen Su, these are 12” ( 1/6 scale) resin ball Jointed fashion dolls with 17 points of articulation. They are made from JAMIEshow J resin. They are proportioned so they can wear most other 12” doll clothes including Barbie, Integrity Toys, and other dolls of similar size.
There are also wig options galore for these dolls.
Plus this style…eeee!!
They have added a light pink and purple color choice to this collection of wig caps as well. Keep in mind that not all colors are available in all styles so check the website for availability and color options. Each wig cap is $45. Wig caps from previous collection are not currently available but may become available again in the future. I will put it on the blog if they do.
Also, this spring edition of wig caps are on pre order until June 1st. As of the writing of this blogpost, They are set for delivery in late July/Early August.
There are also interchangeable hands and feet with these 1/6 dolls available for pre-order.
Posing hands are also available.
Again..all of these dolls and options are available on the JAMIEshow website but only for a limited time. This collection will be available online until May 31st or until Edition numbers sell out. Each item list the edition number. All items are pre order and will be shipping end of July/August.
I know these dolls are insanely expensive. All I can say is that I am immensely enjoying the two I ordered from the previous edition and I am ordering more with this offering. Wait until you see the outfits that are available in my next blog post!!
Eyes on Me!
I know…2 days in a row and blog posts from me. What is happening?!! I have some news people!! There are some new dolls in the studio this week. They are brand new on the market and I am absolutely in LOVE. I give a huge welcome to Muses by JAMIEshow and Owen Su!
Doll: JAIMESshow /OwneSU Muses Ginnie 1/6 Resin ball jointed fashion doll
Wig: Culte de Paris on Etsy ** note: the wig fits very loosely on this doll. It was made for FR2 size head and while this doll fits into most 1/6 clothing, wigs are hit and miss**
Gown: Rimdoll on Etsy
Shoes and earrings: Integrity Toys
Japanese maple leaves and branches: Made by me for this shoot
Background: Replica Surfaces
Styling and photography: ITFDS
Yes! The facial screening on these dolls is on a whole other level!! I’m serious here. The images really don’t do them justice. I can’t tell you how many shots I took of the close-ups because I just could not believe what I was getting through the lens. I am using a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon EF 100mm f 2.8 macro lens. Yes, these are good pieces of equipment but they are not THAT good. This doll is really that beautiful. I am not photoshopping anything into it, I took out some dust and stray hairs I failed to style before the shoot ( because I was too excited to be patient…sue me LOL!). Colors are accurate and no changes to makeup. I LOVE THIS DOLL!!!
Ok…so do I have your attention now? LOL!
These are new BJD style 1/6 scale fashion dolls from JAMIEshow and the talented Owen Su. I am a complete novice to ball and joint dolls so if you have advice…please share with me and others in the comments. They have elastic string running through the doll that make them extremely flexible and malleable for posing. These particular dolls also have a variety of rooted wig caps you can buy for a huge variety of looks.
Here is a little bit about the designer Owen Su:
These dolls were offered up for sale in December and shipped to customers in late April. I ordered 2 dolls, a ton of rooted wig caps, all of the accessory sets and one of the fashions. I’m not going to lie. These dolls are not cheap. Each doll was $425. I looked at this as an investment and I had faith in JAMIEshow and Owen Su( @ownesu_doll on instagram) that they would produce a quality product. Boy oh boy did they deliver!
Each doll came with a lingerie set, earrings, shoes and a rooted wig cap. They were beautifully and securely packaged for shipping. The screenings and delicate joint shading is really amazing. I am a bit intimidated by the ball and joint/string element. I am slowly and carefully learning. I am petrified of breaking the elastic string but so far nothing to worry about. They are extremely flexible for posing which is one of the main reasons I wanted to invest.
Now for the bad news….for right now. These dolls are sold out online at JAMIEshow right now. I am very hopeful that they will do a second round of orders now that this first phase has successfully launched. As of the writing of this post, I have no further information on that but stay tuned.