Noomi, a Mokashura Duyou.
Noomi is my third doll from the doll company Dollmore. I ordered her in September 2014 and she arrived in the end of that year. It felt like a rather short wait, or maybe I just had gotten used to the wait after the earlier doll orders.
|Noomi with her big eyes and new face up.|
When I saw this doll at the first time, I thought that it was a doll in the size of Lati Yellow and similar. The last photo on the company's page said the opposite. Suddenly it was a huge doll. So, in some seconds I changed my mind. But I could not get her cute face of my mind and those adorable eyes just etched deep into my soul. After some thinking, looking at box openings, reading reviews on different sites - I took another decision. I ordered her with a face up, body blushing, clothes, shoes and two wigs. I went all in. And then I lived with an empty wallet.
She came one early morning, the mailman said he was sorry and I stood there in my pajamas and my hair looking like a wild bird nest. I took the heavy box, went to my bed and started to slowly breathe, open the box and feeling the joy. Such a huge doll and so, so pretty. I was overwhelmed by the cuteness.
|Face up done, ready for lashes.|
|"She can probably fly away with these lashes" was my first thought.|
|But with the eyes and wig, it did not look too bad.|
This year I have had her for almost 4 years. Her place among my other dollies have grown and I really adore her. There has been some moments that have given me some serious thoughts of letting her go, especially her being so heavy and me having some issues with the tilting head and my carpal tunnel syndrome. These three things to not match. But she is still around and will be for a long, long time. When my hands cannot handle it, I give her to someone else in my family to hold so that I can take some photos. There is always a solution.
|Noomi, with sunbeams and a new face up.|
|The Doll Shaming tag on Instagram was a really fun thing to do.|
A smaller wig, a wig cap or even velcro is needed to keep the wig in place.
In the beginning of this year, I saw that her eye lashes started to literally fall apart. Decided to take those off, but the glue - a nightmare. It ended in a clean doll face and a new face up. My daughters bought some eye lashes to me, that I could use. And now she is back to normal.
|Her legs, especially the knee joints has a life of their own.|
It is ok as long as one does not twist the legs too much.
|Knees in right place, but as you see -|
too much twisting makes some marks on the body blushing.
Nothing bad and it can be fixed, but anyway...
|"What is this thingy?" A very good thingy.|
The body has one on each butt/leg and makes her sit very stable.
No tilting, no falling back and no troubles getting her to sit.
|Tilting head gives a strange throat, almost like an Adam's apple.|
|Just a bit to make it better.|
Her body is perfect in size and it could be amazing if the head was a bit tinier. And it would just be a little change in the back part of the head. I do not know if there has been any changes to the head with the newer versions of this doll. Maybe I will find out when my wallet is feeling better and I can order Noomi a brother. The boy version is just adorable.
Here are the measurements for Mokashura Doll.
- Height: 40.5cm (16inch)
- Head: 32cm (13 inch wig)
- Eyes: 28mm
- Neck: 10cm
- Bust: 19cm
- Shoulder: 7cm
- Waist: 18.5cm
- Hip: 25.3cm
- Foot : 5.5cm (width 2.8cm)
- Shoulder to the end of finger: 16cm
- Waist to the end of foot: 21.5cm
- Hip to the end of foot: 17cm
I hope that you are doing well. I am at our cottage right now, we drove here yesterday. I did some gardening that day too, so now I am a bit sore, mostly in the arms. Yesterday was sunny and even this morning had a warm fuzzy feeling, but then the rain came. Tomorrow we hope for a road trip in sunshine. Enjoy the new week!