Skiya, your first BJD?

by Alison Rasmussen

Skiya, originally uploaded by alington.
It's my personal belief that everyone needs to have a doll in her (or his) collection that she (or he!) simply falls in love with, swoons over, and truly loves and adores. Whether he or she be a grail doll, an amazing treasure, a terrific bargain find, or a precious gift, this doll should occupy a special place in your heart.

Myself, the rather wishy-washing, waffling collector I am, have come upon this realization rather slowly. But, upon taking a few photos today, I am realizing the importance of this special doll.

I have several candidates. This photo is my first: She is Peak's Woods Skiya, a Christmas gift from my husband. She was nearly my first BJD ever, but I fell for Sky instead (whom I also love and adore). She is very different from my other Peak's Woods girls, in that she is nearly cheerful. She has a downright pleasant look on her face, in fact.

Plus, it is very hard to take an unflattering photo of this doll, even with my lack of skill in the photography department and my husband's rented lens (oh--it's a dream lens. But even the best of equipment...).

I usually don't care for overly pink make-up, and Skiya has a face-up like cotton candy--pink, pink, pink--and I adore it. She can wear styles from rococo and regency to Lolita and contemporary. (More photos coming soon!) She's versatile and simply perfect.

At any rate--if you're considering falling for a face, let me recommend Skiya to you. She's near the top of my list. (Today, anyway!)

Close-up of Skiya's gorgeous face. I love her eye lashes.
Skiya in Rococo. A great look for her.