Secret in Kimono

by Alison Rasmussen

Secret in Kimono, originally uploaded by alington.
This is Jen Eugley's entry for challenge #3, Embellished, for the Couture Doll design challenge. I love how it came out. You can see all the photos I took of her model, Secret (a resin BJD by Goodreau) on my Flickr photostream.

About the outfit:

The kimono is made in yellow satin, trimmed with black satin and black lace, which has been hand-beaded with tiny blue beads. Jen painted the back of the kimono with fabric markers as well. (Didn't it come out great?) The sleeves are long--to the floor, and have black handmade tassels at the ends.

The kimono closes with an eyelet corset, laced with black ribbon, and it has a blue satin pillow attached to the back. Jen also created the shoes: black slippers with blue felt flowers with beads in the centers, which match the hat. The hat is black gathered tulle trimmed with the same felt flowers with blue beads.

I think the resin doll's pale skin and black wig really add to the overall feel of the outfit. You can see her contest entry here. Bravo, Jen!

While you're there, you should check out the other entries--there are some other fabulous ones this week. Congratulations, designers! You guys did a fantastic job this challenge!