I’ve been meaning to show you all these beautiful photos for a while now, and every time I get to a point where I realise, it’s not going to get published I am disappointed.  So this post will be 90% eye-candy and 10% content, don’t whine, just look at my pretty Mimi.

This was another swap (named the Princess Swap), now Mimi is not princessy exactly but my swap partner just got what I was for asking for and sent this exquisite little outfit that I love and think totally epitomises the style I imagined Mimi would love.

As well as a photo of Mimi, my swap partner got this information:
Likes: Neo-burlesque/Rockabilly in style but very childish and naive and not understanding the sexual side of the culture. Likes: Bustles -(Rufflebuts), Corsets, Pretty Feminine Clothing, Stripes and polka-dots, Steampunk, Neo-Burlesque, Vaudeville, 1920s but none of it needs to be historically or technically true to the style. Add a quirky twist to the style (oh and cover up all naughty bits)
Dislikes: being bored,neon colours, bright pink

Later on I found another style name that I think also fits “Dark Circus” hadn’t heard of that one, but I think it would also work well for Mimi (and her future side kick Q-Berry)

Mimi's Princess Swap Outfit by the Talented Flo from Harajuko Dolls

Mimi’s Princess Swap Outfit by the Talented Flo from Harajuko Dolls

Credits: Mimi’s make up was originally done by Clockwork Angel (on DoA and Flickr), Mimi is an Angell Studio Momo Head (with a slightly sanded down nose) on an Island Doll 26cm Body. Clothing – Dress, bloomers, Fascinator and Top Hat by Flo from Harajuko Dolls (Kscness on DoA and Killing Sissy on Flickr)

Mimi's Princess Swap Outfit by the Talented Flo from Harajuko Dolls (rear)

Mimi’s Princess Swap Outfit by the Talented Flo from Harajuko Dolls (rear)

That little ruffle butt is just the cutest thing ever!

 Props: You may recognise the props from my Steampunk Roombox Project, here we have the apothecary chest (decorated by me), a birdcage ornament, the butterfly specimen shadowbox and the scales and globe pencil sharpeners, all work fantastically well for 1:6th scale.

Mimi's Princess Swap Outfit by the Talented Flo from Harajuko Dolls

Mimi’s Princess Swap Outfit by the Talented Flo from Harajuko Dolls

Props: Here she is sitting on my steampunk chest (made by me) with a charity store doily for a cloth, the charity store ewer for $1 holding some lavender from our garden.

Mimi's Princess Swap Outfit by the Talented Flo from Harajuko Dolls

Mimi’s Princess Swap Outfit by the Talented Flo from Harajuko Dolls

Adorable Top Hat!

Mimi's Princess Swap Outfit by the Talented Flo from Harajuko Dolls

Mimi’s Princess Swap Outfit by the Talented Flo from Harajuko Dolls