How I got into Lolita

I first found out about lolita on my first trip to japan several years ago, at that stage I was aware of it, but not too interested in dressing in it myself. It wasnt until a couple years later that I seriously took a second look, the reason for doing that was another hobby that I have ball jointed dolls! My first doll I bought was back in 2007. It was a little while later that I found out about a brand called Baby the Stars Shine Bright. Volks the company that made my doll did a collaboration and released a dress set combined with a doll at one of their dolpas (short for dolls party which is a doll convention) The set was adorable and on futher reseach I found out about more collaborations they did. Soon after I got into collecting BTSSB dress sets. On one of my various google searches I came across one of the dresses that I had for my doll but on a person! That side tracked me onto other google searches culminating in a live journal search and a sale on garagesalejapan. Not long after I found EGL. This was that purchase….

Modelled by Flo my dressform and Momo my Volks SDGR BJD

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Baby the stars Shine Bright Little Red Riding Hood One Piece Coat set sold at Dolpa Osaka 3 2007
Baby the stars Shine bright Little Red Riding Hood One Piece coat released in 2003, 2004, and 2006
A very popular design to be released so many times! I found the OP on garagesalejapan and the Heart bag and shoes a little while later.

V_BTSSB_3_1_zpsf8595986And so began my collecting of matching sets!

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Volks SDG Bianka released with Baby the Stars Shine Bright Robe A La Francaise dress set released at Dolpa Kyoto 5 2008
Baby the Stars Shine Bright Robe A La Francaise released in 2008
A rare find on EGL Comm sales, still hunting for the headdress.

V_BTSSB_6_1_zpsfe3958cbV_BTSSB_4_zps3c488e70Baby the Stars Shine Bright Pink Hawase Dress set released with the opening of Kamikaze girls the movie in Japan 2004
Baby the Stars Shine Bright Pink Hawase OP released in 2003, and 2007
Baby the Stars Shine Bright released SDG Momoko at the same time of the Movie release in 2004. Only 101 dolls were made with the first going to Kyoko Fukuda the actress who played Momoko in Kamikaze girls. Five other dress sets were sold along with this release, this is 1/5 of the dress sets. Another find on EGL, one of my friend in japan recently found the matching bag for me.

V_BTSSB_4_1_zps11586deaV_BTSSB_5_zps4eab929cBaby the Stars Shine Bright White Hawase Dress set released with the opening of Kamikaze girls the movie in Japan 2004
Baby the Stars Shine Bright Pink Hawase OP released in 2003, and 2007
Baby the Stars Shine Bright 2/5 of the dress sets released in 2004. Found this year on EGL Comm Sales. Still hunting for the headdress

V_BTSSB_5_1_zpsbe02c98fV_BTSSB_1_zps4024f961Baby the Stars Shine Bright Heart Apron, blouse and Gingham skirt set released with the opening of Kamikaze girls the movie in Japan 2004
Baby the Stars Shine Bright Heart Apron, blouse and Gingham skirt set.
Baby the Stars Shine Bright 3/5 of the dress sets released in 2004. Headdress, skirt, blouse and apron all found from different sellers on EGL Comm Sales.

V_BTSSB_1_1_zps93422febV_BTSSB_2_zps4fc69a4aVolks SDG Lieselotte released with Gingham Check Rolled Rose Doll OP Dress dress set first released in 2002
Baby the Stars Shine Bright Gingham Check Rolled Rose Doll OP first released in 2002, and then in 2010.
A recent purchase made on Tumblr!

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I have found the Baby the Stars Shine Bright BJD dress sets but still on the hunt for the matching “me size”

Hunt_zpsbc48ee85Baby the Stars Shine Bright Karami Baby doll JSK – Many releases have been made of this but the original is hard to find!
Baby the Stars Shine Bright Cinderella OP – Never seen for sale, still looking!
Baby the Stars Shine Bright Elizabeth OP – Seen twice for sale, once on ebay but missed as I just got back from Japan as was broke! Hoping to find it again!

Hope you enjoy my pictures and the cross over of my two hobbies!
♥ Alyssium♥

 

  1. Avatar Amah says:

    Interested in the bonnet! Just wondering if you have a more colour accurate photo or some kind of comparison? And how much do you think shipping to 2287 would be?

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