1/02/2009

2008 - My Favorite 12" Dolls from Integrity Toys

I have pulled a few pictures of my favorite 2008 dolls from Integrity Toys.
Up first are the two Australian Agnes Convention Dolls: High Gloss and Firefly. HG is wearing a lovely OOAK dress made by Jan Good (Canada). She calls it "South Seas Adventure." Necklace is a Tonner item. Firefly is wearing her original outfit.


The Eugenias were drop dead gorgeous! The first below is the W Club doll Going Public. She is wearing a dress from the Kyori Atelier giftset. Second is Most Desired Eugenia. She came in a big blue gown. She is wearing a dress by SL Doll Fashion. And in the red dress is Fine Jewel Eugenia who was one of the table dolls at the convention. I have heard that she is selling for more than $500. She is an amazing-looking doll.



Three Vanessas were available this year, Color Therapy, Metal Maven and Shirred Not Shaken. The latter did not make the cut although I have restyled her odd hairdo and she is somewhat attractive.
Color Therapy below is wearing a lingerie outfit from the 2005 Toronto convention called My Precious. The shoes, bag and jewelry are from other outfits. She is not a very popular doll probably due to her huge, thick head of red hair and squinty-looking eyes. I think she's dramatic. Metal Maven is wearing one of Natalia's dresses.


There was one Isha release this year and it was a spectacular dressed doll called Purple Pose. In this picture she is seen looking at one of my tiny red poodle figurines.


From the Hollywood Royalty Line I have chosen this Basic Lana doll known as Iconic as my favorite. It was a little hard to get used to her because she does not have an aggressive palette and over the top features like the Fashion Royalty dolls. She is lovely. She is shown wearing an Ovaz gown.


The Muse Adele, available at this past convention, is one of the most beautiful Adeles of all. Her hair is flocked and her screening is perfection. She is wearing Concerto in M Agnes' black gown from the Baltimore convention (with a different belt) and the faux fur shrug, red gloves and earrings from her own outfit. Necklace is from another outfit.


Erin and Colette, the new Nu-Face dolls are just so perfect that I haven't even redressed them. I adore them!




The delicate-looking blonde below is Eden. She is a new character who was introduced as part of a two- doll set along with a character called Lillith. The set was called Elements of Surprise. Eden is wearing a combination of fashion pieces and sitting on the top of an acrylic AvantGuard chair. I'd love to see more of this pretty doll.


Last, but in no way least, is Kumi. This doll blows me away every time I look at her. The clothes she came with and her face are amazing.


It's a good thing to love your dolls! Here's to a new year filled with more spectacular little faces and wonderful outfits. Happy New Year to all my readers.

12/30/2008

Star Entrance Gene

I didn't start collecting Gene dolls until a year ago and in some ways I am playing catch up. Recently Maddie's dolls in Canada had an amazing sale and I was able to buy the Star Entrance Gene giftset at a fabulous price.
 I had already purchased the nude doll months ago and her silver coat. That doll has gone on to another home now. I wanted the fabulous ensemble. That bag and those shoes made me go gaga!

This doll is so stunning it's difficult to stop looking at her.
The construction and quality of every part of the outfit is superb! I love it all and I'm very happy to have finally gotten the whole thing. If you like Gene, this is a must-have set. Original retail price was $224.99. EEK! I paid only $95. plus shipping. Quite a difference.



12/28/2008

Rondelet, Her Gown

 Here are some photos of the outfit I recently purchased from a W Club (Gene Marshall) member. I didn't care for the doll herself but I knew I had to have the gown.





This is the description of the fashion from the Integrity site:
Rondelet features a striking song of a dress composed in equal measures of soft blush tones and rich, ebony texture. A blush pink sweetheart bodice is punctuated with a row of brilliant diamantine buttons and is flared into a lavish, peplumed overskirt. The daringly angled overskirt soars from a deep hem in the back to the abbreviated front where rows and rows of black tulle ruffles are punctuated with wisps of feather and spangled with glittering black sequins. Accessories for Rondelet include a matching butterfly design 'diamond' bracelet and asymmetrically worn necklace enhanced with even more diamonds at the ears. Opera length black gloves and black taffeta covered pumps finish the look.



I love this fashion. It fits beautifully and was easy to put on the doll. I have two small comments. The buttons are very large and protrude out from the dress more than a normal button would at this scale due to the large shank on the back. The diamantine face droops in awkward ways because of this. Smaller rhinestones should have been used.

The earrings arrived with their posts bent down. At first I wondered if they were meant to be hook-type pins but I knew that was ridiculous. Having previously broken posts of Integrity earrings, I wasn't about to straighten these so I just hooked them onto the top of the dress.


However, the jewelry is gorgeous with it's pink and clear rhinestones. The gloves weren't impossible to get on but they weren't as easy as they could be. If only IT would use the fabric Dressmaker Details uses for it's gloves.
My model for this fashion is Essentialy Gene Marshall (Blush) whose hair was restyled by Jim Gaddis.