I know, I know… why did I buy another used doll when I have a down-payment on two from DDE and a layaway at MoC? Why add another doll when I already have six on the way in the next six months? Well… two reasons really… I’m impatient and I really like her ❤ So on with my standard welcoming post!
|From:||Thirdhand on Ebay (more on that in a moment)|
|Sculpt/Color:||22 Honey Minimi Roseanne with ‘Normal Skin’|
|Notes:||Where do I even begin? I stumbled across her on Ebay while feeling irritated at how long my Bobobie order is taking to come. She had no bids and 24 hours left to go– I put her on my watch list so I could think about it, and then immediately put in my bid when I woke up the next morning. Immediately after winning, I panicked. She has strange proportions (compared to what I’m used to), and I had no idea what to dress her in. Google searches led me to two interesting conclusions. The first is that very few people seem to own this sculpt– I found absolutely minimal info, even less than with Remy and Rysa! The second is more fun. Via the specific shape of her eyebrows + the unique, non-standard eyes she was listed with, I tracked this EXACT doll through three Ebay sales. The first time she didn’t sell. The second time I had actually had her in my watch list and was PLANNING on buying her, but she was snapped up before I could. Then the person who got to her before me listed. her. again. Poor thing… this time, though, she made it home :)Part of the reason I picked her up is that her facial sculpt reminds me a lot of Remy, and I thought they could be ‘related’ (preferably, she’d be his older sister, but I might make her a cousin instead). So I was trying to choose a name for her that started with the letter R and I kept drifting between different choices– Rumor, Relume, Rae– before stumbling on the word ‘Illumine‘ and settling on that. The next morning, though, I realized that everytime I thought about her, I was referring to her as Renée, so I guess her name is Renée Illumine.|
So. That’s that, then. I’m still having difficulty finding clothes for her– no one really makes anything for her odd size, so I’m having to do a lot of guess work– but she’s already a great base to start with; pretty face-up, gorgeous eyes… I’m going to make a nice, floofy wig for her and rig up or modify some fantasy-esque clothing for her, and she’ll fit right in…
…and I may have to buy one of PlanetDoll’s mermaids to keep her company. *sigh*