Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Rose Garden ~ i ~ is available for normal purchase

A quick update!

A buyer has backed out for the Rose Garden ~ i ~ set so it is currently available for normal purchase.
Please feel free to email me at blackATlilac@gmail.com to purchase or head to Etsy to buy.

Please find more details and photos of the set below. :)

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ℝ𝕠𝕀𝕖 π”Ύπ•’π•£π••π•–π•Ÿ ~ i ~ mixed pink
ローズガーデン ~ i ~ ζ··εˆγƒ”ンク
Available at US$290.

Model is an Volks F67 on SD10 PS Fair origin body.

Our first romantic set of the year features an allover rose and floral print one-piece in dusty pinks and mauves, accented with layers of pin tucks, ruffles, lace and coordinating gingham prints. Dress closes with snaps along the front adorned with peach-coloured heart-shaped faux buttons.

The ~ i ~ version is our very first prototype sample of this dress. It has fray-checked cut edges for ruffles and wider-spaced pin tucks. This one-piece dress is matched with a bold pink gingham while its inner maxi skirt is peach pink.

Topping off the ensemble is a sage green cotton lawn apron with more layers of pin tucks and ruffles, two snap closures at front and decorated with bronze buttons, a red suede bow and faux lace tie at front. Please note the apron for this set has fray-checked cut edges and a different lace design for the waist bow.

We have also included a scallop-edged straw hat decorated with luxurious hand-torn 100% silk ribbon that has been hand dyed using natural plant materials.

This 4-piece set includes:
❤︎ Scallop-edged straw hat with hand-torn silk ribbon bow
❤︎ Tiered gingham maxi skirt
❤︎ Pink floral print maxi dress
❤︎ Sage green apron

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ABOUT SHIPPING RATES

There are a few shipping options available below. Please refer to these as an estimated guide.

1. Qxpress International Delivery (insurance available to limited countries, pls check below) - US$15~US$30
Door to door delivery. Most affordable option and takes 10~15 business days but could be longer depending on your local postal service. Please note I will not be responsible for any lost/damaged/stolen packages once tracking shows package has arrived at destination country. I can help raise enquiries with my local office should there be unnecessary delays in package delivery. There is a limited compensation of S$300 for lost packages if it is Qxpress’ error.

Countries this service is available in: Arab Emirates, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy,  Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

1.2. Registered Airmail (no insurance) - US$15~$30

Limited tracking up to package reaching destination country only. Takes 10-15 business days but could get longer due to the pandemic. I will not be responsible for lost/stolen/damaged packages once tracking shows package has reached destination country, however I can raise an enquiry with the local postal service should there be delays past 30 calendar days. There is limited compensation of $50 offered by the post office if a claim is successful.

2. Speedpost Economy (insurance available) - US$30~US$50
Fully trackable to doorstep and very reliable using sea shipping. Takes 30 to 50 business days.

3. Speedpost Priority (insurance available) - US$60~US$90
Fully trackable to doorstep and takes up to 14 business days.

4. Speedpost Express (insurance available) - US$87~US$130
Fully trackable to doorstep and takes up to 6 business days.


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Rose Garden - silent auctions -

      

Thank you for your continuous support! We are happy to present three very special one of a kind sets in the prairie/natural kei theme for SD-sized girls this weekend. :)

Auctions have closed.
A buyer has backed out for the Rose Garden ~ i ~ set so it is still available for purchase. Thank you.

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Please find more details and photos of the three sets we have below. :)

Even though there are 2 pink-based Rose Garden sets, they have subtly different details that we will share in their individual descriptions.

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ℝ𝕠𝕀𝕖 π”Ύπ•’π•£π••π•–π•Ÿ ~ i ~ mixed pink
ローズガーデン ~ i ~ ζ··εˆγƒ”ンク
Available at US$290.

Model is an Volks F67 on SD10 PS Fair origin body.

Our first romantic set of the year features an allover rose and floral print one-piece in dusty pinks and mauves, accented with layers of pin tucks, ruffles, lace and coordinating gingham prints. Dress closes with snaps along the front adorned with peach-coloured heart-shaped faux buttons.

The ~ i ~ version is our very first prototype sample of this dress. It has fray-checked cut edges for ruffles and wider-spaced pin tucks. This one-piece dress is matched with a bold pink gingham while its inner maxi skirt is peach pink.

Topping off the ensemble is a sage green cotton lawn apron with more layers of pin tucks and ruffles, two snap closures at front and decorated with bronze buttons, a red suede bow and faux lace tie at front. Please note the apron for this set has fray-checked cut edges and a different lace design for the waist bow.

We have also included a scallop-edged straw hat decorated with luxurious hand-torn 100% silk ribbon that has been hand dyed using natural plant materials.

This 4-piece set includes:
❤︎ Scallop-edged straw hat with hand-torn silk ribbon bow
❤︎ Tiered gingham maxi skirt
❤︎ Pink floral print maxi dress
❤︎ Sage green apron

~ * ~




ℝ𝕠𝕀𝕖 π”Ύπ•’π•£π••π•–π•Ÿ ~ ii ~ peach pink
ローズガーデン ~ ii ~ γ‚½γƒ•γƒˆγƒ”ンク
SOLD OUT.

Model is an Volks Mai on SD10 PS White origin body.

Our first romantic set of the year features an allover rose and floral print one-piece in dusty pinks and mauves, accented with layers of pin tucks, ruffles, lace and coordinating gingham prints. Dress closes with snaps along the front adorned with peach-coloured heart-shaped faux buttons.

The ~ ii ~ version is the twin version to the ~iii~ green set. It has serged edges for ruffles and closer-spaced pin tucks. This one-piece dress is matched with a peach pink gingham that also matches its inner maxi skirt.

Topping off the ensemble is a sage green cotton lawn apron with more layers of pin tucks and ruffles, two snap closures at front and decorated with bronze buttons, a red suede bow and faux lace tie at front. 

We have also included a scallop-edged straw hat decorated with luxurious hand-torn 100% silk ribbon that has been hand dyed using natural plant materials.

This 4-piece set includes:
❤︎ Scallop-edged straw hat with hand-torn silk ribbon bow
❤︎ Tiered gingham maxi skirt
❤︎ Pink floral print maxi dress
❤︎ Sage green apron

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ℝ𝕠𝕀𝕖 π”Ύπ•’π•£π••π•–π•Ÿ ~ iii ~ apple green
ローズガーデン ~ ii ~ ζž—ζͺŽη·‘
SOLD OUT.

Model is an Volks Lieselotte on SD13 PS White jointed body.

Our first romantic set of the year features an allover rose and floral print one-piece in apple greens and mauves, accented with layers of pin tucks, ruffles, lace and coordinating gingham prints. Dress closes with snaps along the front adorned with pink-coloured heart-shaped faux buttons.

The ~ iii ~ version is the twin version to the ~ii~ soft pink set. It has serged edges for ruffles and closer-spaced pin tucks. This one-piece dress is matched with a bold pink gingham that also matches its inner maxi skirt.

Topping off the ensemble is a sage green cotton lawn apron with more layers of pin tucks and ruffles, two snap closures at front and decorated with bronze buttons, a red suede bow and faux lace tie at front. 

We have also included a scallop-edged straw hat decorated with luxurious hand-torn 100% silk ribbon that has been hand dyed using natural plant materials.

This 4-piece set includes:
❤︎ Scallop-edged straw hat with hand-torn silk ribbon bow
❤︎ Tiered gingham maxi skirt
❤︎ Pink floral print maxi dress
❤︎ Sage green apron

~ * ~ * ~

ABOUT SHIPPING RATES

There are a few shipping options available below. Please refer to these as an estimated guide.

1. Qxpress International Delivery (insurance available to limited countries, pls check below) - US$15~US$30
Door to door delivery. Most affordable option and takes 10~15 business days but could be longer depending on your local postal service. Please note I will not be responsible for any lost/damaged/stolen packages once tracking shows package has arrived at destination country. I can help raise enquiries with my local office should there be unnecessary delays in package delivery. There is a limited compensation of S$300 for lost packages if it is Qxpress’ error.

Countries this service is available in: Arab Emirates, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy,  Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

1.2. Registered Airmail (no insurance) - US$15~$30

Limited tracking up to package reaching destination country only. Takes 10-15 business days but could get longer due to the pandemic. I will not be responsible for lost/stolen/damaged packages once tracking shows package has reached destination country, however I can raise an enquiry with the local postal service should there be delays past 30 calendar days. There is limited compensation of $50 offered by the post office if a claim is successful.

2. Speedpost Economy (insurance available) - US$30~US$50
Fully trackable to doorstep and very reliable using sea shipping. Takes 30 to 50 business days.

3. Speedpost Priority (insurance available) - US$60~US$90
Fully trackable to doorstep and takes up to 14 business days.

4. Speedpost Express (insurance available) - US$87~US$130
Fully trackable to doorstep and takes up to 6 business days.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Another year comes to an end

Wow. This year flew by without me being able to even fit in a second entry here. I'm currently undergoing a major life change (hello, motherhood!) and my own dear mother has been helping me out with the care for baby R.

The past seven months have been tough, I was going through the traditional one month confinement post-pregnancy where I was forbidden from doing anything other than lie in bed and rest, which slowly drove me crazy. Being a person who needs to spend time making art and creating things, I found myself losing my sanity trying to fit into the traditional notion of being a mum. Ironically, I wasn't enjoying the initial stages of having created another human being.

Now that I am back in the office in a graphic design role again, and having my mother help care for baby R during the weekdays, I am slowly finding myself again. This means both my mother and I will be busy most days of the week, and so new collections may be slow to release.

Let's hope we get to share new designs for the year 2018! <3
Have a very merry Christmas and God bless!
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January Girls


Happy New Year, everyone! <3
We hope you've had a wonderful Christmas holiday and starting 2017 with much joy and excitement. :)

We are excited to show you the collection that will be released this Saturday, 7 January 2017, at 9am Singapore time.

Meet Soubrette, our elegant and sweet sexy 3-piece set made from a base of frost blue and shell pink maverick shantung. We've embellished the bralet with Miyuki delica beads, and high-waist shorts with a variety of Korean and Matsuno seed beads.
The difference between these two colours lies in the skirt. Our frost blue version comes with a darker mystic blue lace layer while shell pink comes in two layers of beige tulle.

We have enough Japanese lace trims for 2 sets per colour. We could possibly recreate this design but laces will be different in future.



Next we have our Adelise dresses offered in duck egg blue silk dupioni and mauve pink flocked chiffon. We had so much fun making these! We love the puffed sleeves, layered swarovski pearl necklaces and high-low circle skirts with contrast lining.
Our silk version features a three-layered pearl necklace and floral embroidered tulle lining for the skirt. While the mauve pink version comes with a single-layered pearl necklace and soft pink solid lining.



Our final offering in this collection is the Elise dress.
An adorable take on a vintage style, we made this with premium dusty pink double satin and broderie anglaise mesh. The skirt is a delightfully pleated tulip shape perfect for dainty girls who love vintage silhouettes.


We look forward to dressing your girls and catching you this Saturday! <3
Friday, December 30, 2016

Humming Dolly 57 girl


Hi all! Apologies for the lack of updates here on the blog when I've been keenly updating our other social media accounts. ^^; We do have an upcoming collection to be released in January. I will do up a more detailed post soon!

Today I'll share a review on a wonderful doll body you can choose to hybrid with a Volks head. I had ordered a Humming Dolly 57 girl body from Switch back in October this year and finally received it today!

Here are some box-opening pictures:




The glue for the inside box wasn't sticky enough so parts of the cover was coming apart...
The first thing you see upon opening the box is the stringing manual in both English and Korean, an authenticity card and a bubble-wrapped package with high heel feet.


Guess you might be sick of the vintage look I was playing with for the earlier pictures so here's a normal one. :p The doll body was safely packed in a zipper pillow (love these!). Her hands have been separately packed just like her high heel feet.


And here's a quick comparison shot of spiffy new Humming Dolly 57 body with flat feet (left) and Volks SDGr Creamy Mami body with high heel legs (right). I didn't order high heel legs with this body and hope I can deal with it because at the time I was hoping for some variation to my girls' heights and styles. :>


Here's a look at Eve (Volks DWC03) on her new bust-enhanced body. I wasn't expecting to like this body because I've already tried Feeple60 and Sadol Love bodies previously and didn't find them loveable. Even though the stringing for her arms need improvement and the kips at her elbows are usually visible and need adjusting, I do like this body! It's a dainty little body perfect for Eve's personality. <3 So I love it and hope to keep her on this body as long as possible!

She can fit into spacious/stretchy SDGr sized tops, however, her bust is larger so may affect hemlines of dresses. :p This bralet Eve is wearing here was made to fit an SDGr girl, and I could not hook up the back because of her large cup size! XD


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Oscar Doll Eyes


A friend and I placed an order for Oscardoll eyes in late August and we just received them today. The shop mentioned that each pair of eyes take 4 weeks to produce, so our orders were dispatched about a week later than promised. We ordered a total of 6 pairs of eyes and a couple of randoms like stickers and eyelashes.

I was too late in discovering their real eyes series, which looked really beautiful, but oh well, decided to try out their gem-like eyes for the first time after noticing Oscardoll's works from years ago!


Rodart wears a pair of 16mm Special Grey Blue. She looks rather 'glam' in these extra sparkly gems and I like the contrast it gives to her personality, compared to her default grey Mako eyes. I can't wait to see how she will look in a darker coloured wig.
I've also splurged and ordered 2 wigs from Amadiz Studios for Rodart and Iola back in late July, but it has been over the 2-month production period and there has been no news on my wigs. :(


Eve wears a pair of 20mm Blue Marine eyes. She is looking extra mysterious in these...


Looking deeper into the depths of her sparkly eyes... There are gigantic faceted stones for her pupils and I like the effect very much. They definitely count as very special eyes! (and lol closeup of my watercolour penciled eyelashes and lid lines.. ^^;;

Oscardoll gave us a couple of Korean snacks and a few cute extras like a tiny eye-wiping sheet and stickers. I like the quality of these eyes and would definitely buy again when I have dollies needing special eyes. Perhaps I may get a chance at their real eyes one day. I have another pair of 22mm Blue & Snow eyes which I've yet to get Eve to try on. They do look a tad too big. ^^; They're cute with a snowflake in each, maybe for a snow-themed shoot soon...
Friday, September 30, 2016

october release


Are you excited for tomorrow's release? We're so glad our Miu Rose dress made it in time for show and we'd like to share more of what's to come at 9am Singapore time.


Our Miu Rose dress has a modified inspired design from Miu Miu's own woollen dress that we thought would make the perfect little luxury dress for the upcoming cooler seasons. We made it using romance delustered satin in a shade of rose, topped it with broderie anglaise organza and gold lace trims from our recent Japan trip. The beautiful collar also comes embellished with clear AB Swarovski crystals.

This dress will be sold together with a pair of soft mesh white stockings.


We've also decided to add in a little accessory to this collection. Not a lot, but we hope to make more! ;A; This cute little fluffy beret was on my to-do list for the longest and I shouldn't procrastinate further. It was inspired by Snidel's pearl-embellished beret from years ago which I find to be a classic piece in any wardrobe. This beret comes accented with two sizes of cream cotton pearls and there are options to order it with or without the black organza ribbon bow. :>


We hope you'll like these little luxuries for your darling girls, and if you order by the end of October, we can definitely send them over to you in time for Christmas! :)