Chesca began to sew because her dolls needed clothes. She had no previous experience as a seamstress, but she had become enamored of BJD and Blythe dolls, so she bought a sewing machine and got to work. Her earliest works for sale were items she posted on Yahoo Japan. In 2002, she began to design outfits to fit the PetWORKs Momoko doll.
Chesca’s creative fashions caught the eye of BJD companies. Soon she was designing unique outfits for Dream of Doll, Custom House, and others. Some items were one-of-a-kind, while others were for limited edition dolls. By 2004, she and a few of her friends started AnotherSpace, a handmade doll clothing store. Soon the company was known internationally in the doll world for it’s unique and stylish fashions.
By 2006, Chesca created a line of limited edition clothing for the magazine Haute Doll. In the accompanying interview, she described her clothing as “a little gothic. a little gloomy, but luxurious.” When asked if she ever ran out of ideas, Chesca replied “In the closet of my mind, there are quite a few suits of clothes and they are waiting their turns.”
AnotherSapce eventually morphed into AnotherSpace2. The new version of the company creates clothing produced in larger quantities. Seven members make up the company. Chesca works as both a designer and as the manager of the English website.
Though kept very busy with her design work, Chesca decided to open her own doll company, Slinky Neko, in December of 2008. The name was chosen by Chesca to suggest a “cute and sexy alley cat.” According to Chesca, “Slinky Neko is toddling grade of BJD’s world now, and slow going on the work for I work everything alone.” The company has four 25 cm dolls available, boy and girl versions of Haroo and Borry. The dolls were designed by a friend of Chesca’s who wished to remain anonymous.
Recently released special works by Chesca on AnotherSpace2 includes a new outfit made exclusively for the IpleHouse EID boy dolls. Chesca also designed a special outfit in honor of the Den of Angels 5th Anniversary for SD/SD13 girls. She continues to create items for other doll companies as well. Slinky Neko will soon have an update of new outfits in Yo-SD size that will fit the tiny dolls sold there. In September, Chesca hopes to release a new Slinky Neko doll, her first SD size addition. The new doll, a boy, is designed by doll artist ‘Baron’ (who has designed for Dreaming Doll and MSdoll). The boy will likely be released as a limited edition.
When asked how she has time to accomplish so many things, Chesca replied “Humm…I love my work for doll very much. I wish to work more than now. I think ….if anyone so love one’s work everyone become superman…(laugh~).” She concludes “I love my works for doll. I’m happy to see dolls with a marked individuality by myself. I wish I will do this work going on after and after….”
Photo Above: Limited Full-set Borry from Slinky Neko