This article talks about the story of Liisa Wrang, the creator of Stardoll. Amazing and astonishing. According to the article, her account is Hazurama
Look at this:
Real Life picture:
Does the Japanese paintings look familiar? ;).
On my long list of post ideas that I kept in a word document, I had one which was titles “No such thing as Liisa – Stardoll owner”. I actually thought Stardoll only created this mysterious figure of Liisa to give Stardoll a starting point instead of a cooperative company wanting to make money. It is a true Rags to Riches story, so inspirational.
In my head, when I still believed there was a Liisa – I thought it was a young struggling collage student but instead it was a 50 year old woman with 2 children, making ends meet. I hope her children are very proud of their mother and the amazing website she created.