le Diable au Corps

Ondine Alice is a hybrid. She’s a Hypermaniac Ksy head on a Volks SD13 Jun body. The original hyperdolly Ksy is a bit taller and stronger build than Volks SD13’s. So I think the general consensus was that her head would be giant in comparison to Volks. Which isn’t the case at all! At 9″ she’s actually smaller than Volks’ classic SD like Mimi (my Fifi). Fifi’s wigs swim on Ondine’s head! She looks much younger on the more petite sd13 (compared to the Ksy body), but not out of proportion at all. Hyperdolly’s coloring is a bit pinker than Volks’ pale peach. But the hue is similar so a little bit of blushing about the neck and fingers will render it more or less irrelevent.
I just got the SD13 body today! First time for me to play with the new body and it is FAB. Everything locks into place and she poses fantistically, unlike Demelza.
I had a real hard time dressing her. She’s wearing Cyndy’s dress and a pair of bloomers I made. I absolutely love Volks’ new shaggy cut wigs. The texture is amazing and suits her so well. She’s wearing a pair of my 20mm AR eyes, which are a bit big for her and make her all dewy-eyed. I’m eagerly awaiting some 18mm eyes that should suit her better.
Thanks again SO much to Mia for the opportunity to own this head, which otherwise wouldn’t have been possible as she’s been discontinued. Mwah!!!
Oh! I almost forgot! The tiny doll in the case was my grandmother’s. It was one of the items I got right after she passed away. Just about 3″ tall, she’s got the eggshell complexion and real hair and silk costume. It is a bit mussed because I remember filching it when I was five and taking it out and playing with it. Oops! It is such a treasure to me… I just recently uncovered it in some of my things and brought it out to play. Mr. Kallisti fixed the case with my grandmother had glued together with masking tape on all the edges. Eeeep! My father brought this and other dolls from Asia home for my grandmother when he was in the Korean war in the 50’s. Treasures all of them.
And the miniature antique coffee grinder was also my grandmothers. I used to play with it when I was little and grind crackers in it. All day. Grinding crackers. There are still crumbs in the little drawer. The plastic baby my uncle found in one of my grandmother’s little wall pockets. He says it has been in there for thirty years since I dropped it in there last.
Ondine is grinding my baby.
p.s. I’m going out of town for a mini vacation. Weeeeeeee! Suite at the Peppermill. I’m going to spend the next two days bathing and eating crab.


11 thoughts on “le Diable au Corps”

  1. She’s absolutely gorgeous…you’re right…the Ksy head is very small…I got one of the last Ksy that Hypermaniac made and the body is HUGE. I really think I like the head on the smaller body much better. I may have to look into that…hmmmm.

  2. Dearest,Dearest….!
    She is absolutely divine under your tutelage ~~~
    Iam so very happy to see her blossom to her full potential with you , Thank YOU ! ~~~~~
    Mademoiselle Ondine Alice, a most beautiful Ksy !
    Incredible pictures and accessories !!!!!

  3. wow, she’s so beautiful… i don’t think you change her eyes, or anything.. she’s incredible… you’re amazing!

  4. I just wandered in through a search and I have to say, your dolls are beautiful! The face for this particular one is my favourite though.
    Totally amazing! <3

  5. I don’t know how I managed to miss these photos, thanks loads for letting me know about them, they’re outrageously gorgeous! I love Ondine, her character and personality is so there in all your photos. I wish Scarlet could meet her someday. I love the line “Ondine is grinding my baby”, ohoh watch out for Ondine!
    Your grandmother’s things are lovely and they look beautiful with Ondine in the photos.. just perfect.

  6. silent lurker in awe alert! she’s amazing kallisti. i’ve been reading your weblog for some time – i’m soo jealous 🙂

  7. I’ve managed to save up roughly $32645 in my bank account, but I’m not sure if I should buy a house or not. Do you think the market is stable or do you think that home prices will decrease by a lot?

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