Blue Fairy dolls are another matter. They do not look like fairies. (What does a fairy look like? I imagine something small and slim with wings and vaguely pointy ears. Think Disney's Tinker Bell.) Blue Fairy dolls look like sweet, pensive children. Their faces are more doll-like than those of the mini-mature dolls I usually collect. Their body proportions are more childlike. Not my style, to be sure, and yet I like them.
I can thank Arcadia Dolls for my infatuation with Blue Fairy. As if their lovely fashions and gorgeous photography weren't enough of a draw, sisters Mercedes and Concha Rodrigo have exquisite taste in dolls. I bought their book, Arcadia Dolls Complete Galleries: Photo Sessions 2006-2008, published by http://www.blurb.com/, so that I could enjoy their work even when I am offline. Part of the attraction is that they showcase dolls that I do not have in my collection. I am intrigued. The models are not identified in the book, only on their website, http://www.arcadiadolls.com/. I look at a beautifully costumed doll and think, "Who's that doll?" One of those dolls is a Blue Fairy Tiny Fairy.
Blue Fairy also has a very tiny doll called a Pocket Fairy at 14 cm/5.5 inches (a wee bit smaller than Puki Fee's 15.5 cm/6.1 inches). And at a website called Minoru World, there is a 30-33 cm doll they call a Junior Fairy. I am not sure of the exact relationship between Blue Fairy and Minoru World, but they appear to be sister sites. In fact, I bought my Tiny Fairy from Minoru World after they advertised a special edition Junior called Kitten Mittens. The outfit was adorable, but I would have preferred it on another doll. Browsing the site, I found a Tiny Fairy Limited edition Jasmine that I didn't see on Blue Fairy's site. It is this Jasmine who has joined the family at Resin Corner.
I placed my order and settled back to wait the usual two months or more for the doll to arrive. Most BJD companies wait until they have the order in hand before they make the doll. Jasmine made the voyage halfway around the world and arrived within a week of my order. I can only guess that Blue Fairy/Minoru make their Limited editions ahead of time and sell them until they run out of stock.
The Limited edition is a fully dressed doll. I am not sure what her costume represents, but it suggests to me a Korean schoolgirl's uniform. If any of my Korean readers would care to enlighten me, I would greatly appreciate it. Just leave a comment at the bottom of the page, with my thanks in advance.
Before I close, Bambicrony Toto and I would like to wish our Asian friends a happy and prosperous Year of the Golden Rabbit.