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)
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)
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.
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.
Adorable Top Hat!