Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Warning: Edgy Makeovers Inside

This is going to be a picture heavy post, but I'll try not to be long winded. ;)



I didn't lie! I've been busy and I've certainly been around. Maybe not around the blog but I'm doing better than I was, so we'll try to focus on the positive. 
(^_^)


In this post I will be showing you three different custom gals I worked on within the last few months. As of this post all three are home with their respective owners.
First up, the custom Barbie Fifth Harmony Dinah Doll with a partial re-paint and a full re-root. 



She did not start life glamorous. In fact, I was going to just sell her head and move on. 
Then inspiration struck as I realized what a pretty face she had. 
It caused me to remember what once propelled me forward in my creative dolly endeavors. 
My joy came from unearthing something beautiful in a doll others would look over.
I settled on a two color re-root using saran hair, and followed it up by enhancements to her original face paint.

Of course I cannot leave you with just a before and after shot.
Let the photo shoot commence...



 The above picture is unedited as is the one beneath it. The edited pictures are truer to the colors in real time, but I decided to add these photos and showcase a different angle of the finished doll.

Details...


Yes this couch will be seen in a lot of my photos. ;)





Next in line for her blog debut is a doll I am really pleased to have worked on!


 Formerly a Top Model Nikki Barbie given a re-root in Nylon hair and flocking on one side.
 She belongs to the very talented Miranda of OneSixthAvenue.
Be sure to keep an eye on OneSixthAvenue's blog and Facebook for this girl's appearance in the future. ;)

Before I get to the fashion shoot with this doll I would like to take a closer look at her hair.
Please keep in mind that these photos are not edited.
I don't think I will do a short hairstyle using Saran ever again. Premium Nylon was superior in it's performance to obey what I needed in every way.
Thank you for trusting me Miranda!! <3






After the cut/style and boil it laid beautifully. 
You can see more pictures taken by Miranda here and here.

Now the photo shoot...






 I hated to see her go. Can you blame me?!  
Miranda mentioned she had a Kill Bill character feel and I have to agree with her. 
Maybe my subconscious enjoyment of the Kill Bill movies were at play while I styled her? 
;) 



And the last gal I have to share today is one I made for my personal collection. 


 I decided I wanted a more punk LA girl.
^_^

She was given a reroot in two saran colors, flocked, pierced, and partially re-painted with eyelashes added.

I don't have a mouthful to say about this one. Just that you'll see more of her in the future.
;)

The last photo shoot (and it's short)...




And as a bonus, for those of you wondering how her original hair looks up close, I took some pictures. 





Feel free to click the photos to enlarge them for detail. 
^_^ 


I hope each of you is having a wonderful October!! 
More coming soon!  


*+*+Cat+*+*






29 comments:

  1. Hello Cat!
    Amazing and super detailed works as always! It's nice to see a post from you :) I have the LA Girl, but I only redress her, no body swap, I like her as she is.

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    1. Thank you Sergio! <3 I like the original doll too. I bought a 2nd one, but I have a different makeover in mind for her. :)

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  2. ALL LOOK AMAZING, I LOVE YOUR WORK.......

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    1. Thank you so much Ladonna!!! <3 <3 <3

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  3. Awesome! Absolutely Awesome! That flocking style and her outfit look fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. By the way I am already a One Sixth Avenue addict already! Love it!

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    1. Oh my goodness! I am too, you are not alone!! ;)

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  5. These dolls are totally awesome!! I love each of them equally! Miranda is very lucky...I love Nikki!!!

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    1. Thank you!! (^_^) The Nikki was just a completely fun project. She came together with ease and I just loved styling her.

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  6. Nice! The 2nd one reminds me of Nona Hendryx!

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    1. Thank you!! <3 I looked up Nona and I have to agree I see a resemblance. :)

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  7. Wow, they all look amazing. While I love your last girl and the work on Top Model Nikki is great, I am really impressed by your first doll. As you said,she is a very pretty doll now she is repainted and rerooted but it certainly was not obvious in her first incarnation.

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    1. Thank you! <3 I thought she had potential and wanted to try something different. Though I did think the original doll resembled Andrea Navedo and I think she is stunning. I just decided to take it in another direction. :) Again, thank you for the comment and compliment!! <3

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  8. I think you did freaking-tabulous on these makeovers and re-roots! Especially the first one. That forlorn little waif, and she turns into a superstar top model! And the other two! Nikki always struck me as sort of a power house CEO type of gal, not a 'Kill Bill' , lol...she certainly does rock with that makeover!
    But the last one- that is one helacious makeover for this little lady! Hat is off to you! These are really great!

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    1. Thank you Lisa!! <3 (^_^) I always saw the Nikki as a CEO too. She just looks like a powerhouse. Now she is a very different kind of powerhouse. :) Again, thank you so so much for the comment!!! <3

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  9. Cute title. All the makeovers are striking, as usual, but that Nikki makeover is da bomb. Love it. I am a fan of the Kill Bill series, too. She does have that vibe.

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    1. Thank you Vanessa! ;) <3 She really is channeling the fierce nature of a Kill Bill character and I am really pleased with how she came out in the end. Hope you are well!

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  10. Hi Cat, the make-overs are fabulous, I can understand you didn't want to let them go :-). Luckily you also have kept one for yourself, looking forward to see more of her (and of that wonderful couch!).

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    1. Thank you Linda!! <3 Letting go is a hard thing to do. Balancing being a collector and a doll artist is tricky. lol ;) Thank you for commenting on my work and stopping by to read my long post! <3

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  11. All of these ladies are rocking it! I absolutely love the Top Model Nikki make over. I love the shorter hair style and the flocking. I have also seen her on Miranda's Flickr. Your makeover of the LA Girl doll is nothing short of amazing. She now has a very edgy sort of punk rock look! I also love what you did with the Fifth Harmony Dinah doll, but I actually do like her original look too. You are a very talented artist!

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    1. Thank you Phyllis!! <3 <3 Dinah is a pretty doll to start with. The one I had was rooted very thin and it bummed me out because her face was super cute. I thought she looked a lot like Andrea Navedo from Jane the Virgin (that actress is beautiful!) Thank you for commenting Phyllis! I hope you are doing well!! <3 :)

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  12. That's how they should have designed LA girl! I don't care at all for the original face and hair, but it turns out she has potential! I really like the second makeover too.

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    1. Thank you!! <3 I wanted her to really channel the darker elements of an LA Girl. The face mold is pretty versatile. I liked the original doll but not for me. I have a 2nd one I plan on working on eventually. :) So happy to see a comment from you!! :)

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    1. Thank you very much!!! <3 <3 <3 (^_^)

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  14. Just discovering your blog. LOVE what you're doing here!!! The Nikki makeover is my favorite as well! Keep on rockin' it!!!

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  15. dwie pierwsze stylizacje
    to strzał w dziesiątkę!

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