May 2, 2016

From day to night

The results for the second challenge of Instagram's Next Top BJD have been announced and Carmen made it through to the next round~ ^3^ There are currently 70 contestants remaining, I think about 20 were eliminated this round.

The theme for this challenge was "Day & Night", we were supposed to put together two outfits: one for day-time work and one for a party in the evening. There had to be at least one same piece of clothing in both outfits, while the other clothes and accessories changed. I loved this challenge, though it was definitely challenging as well! The hardest part was trying to stay true to Carmen's character and coming up with outfits that she would actually wear.

On another note, in these photos Carmen is wearing her new wig that I got in the mail just a few days before taking the photos for the challenge. This is finally the right wig for her, the one that I'm 100% happy with! I had been having some bonding issues with Carmen due to the lack of a perfect wig, but now she's looking just the way I've always wanted and that makes me super happy! ♥


There are three things that remain the same in her day and night outfits: the white tank top, necklace and handbag. In this day outfit she's also wearing a pair of denim shorts, matching denim shoes and a simple black blouse. The wrist clock was shamelessly stolen borrowed from Sarg's Eemil :'D As Carmen works in an office, I tried to create an office-like environment with the few SD sized furniture that we have... In our story Xymox offices are definitely much more stylish than this, but oh well XD

Oh and it just occurred to me as I'm writing this post that I should've replaced that Apple logo on the laptop with a Xymox logo, it would've been such a nice little detail D:




As for the night look, unfortunately I only have this one photo ^^; The leather on the jacket is so thick and stiff that she can't really bend her arms much, which makes it harder to pose her and that didn't inspire me to take more photos of this outfit... I tried to make it look like she's walking in a night club or something, not sure if I succeeded at that at all hahah XD I'm happy with the outfit itself though!

The next challenge is already up and this time it's jungle-themed! I honestly have no idea what to do for that challenge yet, but hopefully I'll figure out something~ The deadline for submitting the challenge photo is May 15th, so there's still a lot of time to think :)

20 comments:

  1. I love both her looks, and the glitter background on the night photo really makes her look glamorous! :D

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    1. Thank you dear ^w^ I love glitter backgrounds hahah~

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  2. I really love her office look! Normally I am in love with all nightime/party clothes but her day look seems so natural and right for her! <3

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    1. Thank you~ I love night time/party clothes too (basically anything non-casual), but Carmen looks so pretty even in casual clothes :) The office look is 100% her personality!

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  3. I love both looks!!!
    I thought the office was just Carmen working in a cafe at lunch hour XD

    Love her new wig and congrats on making it to the next round!!

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    1. Thank you~ You're actually right, it does look like she could be working in a café in that photo XD

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  4. Great looks, but what sort of career does she have that she can wear short like that to work? I would have been sent home to change if I turned up to work dressed in shorts! Times sure have changed, or am I just showing my age?

    All kidding aside, good luck with the challenge Safir, hope you make it to the next round, I'm dying to see what you do with the jungle theme. :)
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Hahah that's a good point! XD Maybe in our world that'd be considered an inappropriate outfit, but Carmen lives in a bit different kind of world. I'm pretty sure she's the only one at her workplace that dresses like that though, most of the ladies wear more formal clothing, like blouses and pencil skirts.

      Thank you :) I need to figure out something nice for the jungle theme!

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  5. She looks amazing on both outfits!! Congrats on moving to the next round!!
    Also, I'm really happy to see you got the perfect wig, I know for experience how much a wig could help people bond with their dolls, so it is great you finally bonded!!

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    1. Thank you!
      I've usually had pretty good luck with finding the right wigs very fast, but some dolls/characters are just more difficult than others... It's strange how small changes (like a new wig or eyes) can make such a big difference in how you feel about the doll! :D

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  6. Long time ago since i have sneaked around on your side >3< so many new lovely blog entries ! <3 The pictures turned out so well and they give her some more insight into her character I love it. Good luck dear *__* and the next theme sounds promising.

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    1. Great to see you here again~ I hope your move is going well :3
      Thank you for your sweet words dear! ♥

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  7. Grats!! She looks amazing!! :D

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  8. Cool theme! I love your girl and how stylish she is :D
    It's great she has so many accessories! *^^*

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  9. Such an interesting challenge, but I think you did really great! Carmen looks amazing <3

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    1. Yeah it was a fun challenge! Thank you :3

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  10. She looks quite gorgeous no matter what you end up putting her in. I really love her sense of style and adore the leather jacket. Really loving her white hair. She looks quite chic, stylish but also very fierce, someone who can handle herself quite well.

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    1. Oh thank you so much <3 You described her personality quite well, she definitely has an attitude :D

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