Two months ago I ordered JID Asa Special Edition. She is a 43 cm Junior Iplehouse Doll with "real skin," which turns out to be a warm caramel color, almost a light tan. What distinguishes her from the other IH JID girls is her eyes, which are 10 mm, unlike the others who have 12 mm or 14 mm eyes. This makes her facial proportions less doll-like and more human. More "real" if you will.
|Asa/Anastasia wears an Iplehouse wig in a color|
called burlywood. It's a mix of brown and blonde strands.
|Another Iplehouse wig. The color is saddle brown.|
Her eyes are a light violet.
Iplehouse ships via EMS. I received the shipping notice last Tuesday; on Thursday there was a notice taped to my door that the package was at the Post Office. Halfway around the world in less than a week. That's fast! My letters and cards to Canada take much longer than that, and I'm very near the border.
I collected Asa (whom I have renamed Anastasia, because I associate Asa with a man's name) Friday on my way to work. She spent the day in my car in below-freezing temperature. It took a long time after I got home for her resin to warm up to room temperature. The extreme cold seems not to have done her any permanent harm. I did have some trouble, while she was still cold, keeping the small resin hand ring inside her right wrist. This is a "C" shaped part that slips over and hides the "S" hook at the end of her hand. It gives the hand-wrist connection a more finished look. I'm guessing that the cold shrank the resin a tiny bit. There has been no slippage since she warmed up.
|This wig reminds me of an old TV ad for hair color:|
If I have only one life to live, let me live it as a blonde.
|The burlywood wig close up.|
|I made this skirt in black for U-noa Sist.|