I got Rosie back in March as sort of a christmas/birthday present for myself. I saw her on the marketplace of Den of Angels for sale and immediately fell in love with her. I sort of kept stalking the page until I decided to mail the seller to see if he was willing to work with me on purchasing her. He was, and he gave me a very generous five-month layaway that I began right at the end of November. I was able to pay her off very early in March, ahead of the deadline and I received her on the 19th. Usually, I make the doll's birthday the date that the doll arrives at my house, but for her, I changed it slightly. I received her on the 19th, but she was a limited release at the Kyoto Dolpa of 2008. The date of that Dolpa was the 16th of March, so I moved her birthday to that day.
As far as I know, she has had at least two previous owners. I was actually able to meet her previous owner at this past NYC Dolpa. It was pretty weird to meet him, but I am very grateful that she no longer fit in with his other dolls. Otherwise, I wouldn't have had the chance to get her!
She was my first Volks doll; she introduced me to the well-made, but expensive world of Volks. She is an SD-10, which makes her just about 58cm. She is on a suwarikko body, which despite some issues with her legs and knees becoming twisted or unaligned, is really quite lovely for posing.
Anyhow, she is my Lolita girl (meaning she dresses in the Gothic and Lolita street fashion that is popular in Harajuku). Her style wavers between very classic and simple to more sweet. I myself am a lolita and her style is somewhat similar to my own. She often comes to lolita meet-ups with me and I try to coordinate her outfit to mine. It doesn't always work out perfect though!
These pictures are of her at the annual Pittsburgh doll group picnic. Please enjoy and let me know what you think!
Thank you for reading and I hope to remember to do more posts here. School starts back in a few days, so I may have more time (and more focus) or I may have less time (and more desire to goof off XP). So we'll see!