|Beauty in the Box. The amount of light in this room is making |
her resin look lighter than it is. I shouldn't complain. My former
condo was always too dark for photos.
|There were two other faceup options: one with freckles that looked|
a bit too young, and one with heavy red lips that looked too old.
Beatrice is my first nYID as well as my first doll with the new resin color: peach gold. It's a gorgeous, rich color. I was afraid it would look too pink but it doesn't. It's a lovely bridge between Iple's normal and real skin resins. How it weathers remains to be seen. I think if it yellows at all it will still be a lovely color.
Iplehouse retired the old YID line at the beginning of the year. I'll have to photograph Beatrice next to YID Harin for comparison, but I can tell you now, the new body is much more shapely. The SID and EID female bodies look clunky beside it. Her hands are so delicate that I am taking extra care in dressing her for fear of breaking off a finger. All of the fingers are separated, which makes it possible for her to wear rings and gloves. She even came with a French manicure. Her hands look better than mine!
|Standing unaided in high heels. I|
wouldn't try this on carpet.
Although I ordered Beatrice/Bianca with one of the two outfits available for her character (excluding the Cyborg version), for now I have her in an outfit called the Scandal set. All she needs is a little tray and some steins and she can be a waitress in a beer garden. There are many small pieces to this set, which took a long time to put on. Despite the medium bust, everything was tight.
|I love that she came with green eyes. Even so, I will no|
doubt change them for a lighter green at some point.
In addition, I had to change from her basic flat feet to heel feet so she could wear the shoes. That was a near disaster, as the elastic that had been holding her right foot got away from me and shot up into her leg, taking the tiny metal S-hook with it. After I finished shrieking, "No, no! You can't do this to me!" I reached for a metal crochet hook and used it to catch the errant elastic and pull it out again. It got away from me a second time before I was finally able to hook the heel foot onto it. The other leg's elastic must have been looser, because I changed its foot with no problem.
As I am not eager to repeat this process, the other outfit will have to wait. It does not require high heeled shoes. We should have put that one on first, except that I wanted an outfit that would show off her figure for the doll meet-up yesterday.
|That is a lot of hair!|