10/17/2011

Victoire Roux, Parisian Fashion Model

Integrity Toys is populating their new IT Direct branch with four stand alone dolls that use previously seen sculpts and a new line called Les Silhouettes Collection. I couldn't help but think of Michel Couture Hayworth's  Flavia, Grand Duchesse de Beauharnaise. when first reading Integrity's  titles and the description.

Here is the description from IT:

Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Victoire Roux Dressed Doll
Les Silhouettes Collection


When Christophe Marquis first invited Victoire to visit his shop and review his first collection, sales were a little slow. The war had taken its toll on everyone in Europe, except Victoire Roux that is. No matter what, she had always made it a point to stand proud, never let herself go and always look her best to help boost everyone's morale. In other words, she resisted the invader with glamour and flair! Of course, the minute she walked in, she spotted a few outfits she liked, switched a few things over, added her own twist and voila, every sophisticated Parisian socialite was suddenly whispering about Monsieur Marquis' little shop on Avenue Montaigne. Fashion history had just received its first victorious shock treatment, Victoire Roux style! Costumes are designed to fit most 12-inch fashion dolls. Includes outfit, shoes and accessories.


Avenue Montaigne
Doll Costume
Les Silhouettes Collection


My photo shows Victoire without her cropped yellow jacket. I added the cigarette holder. The Avenue Montaigne fashion is on the mannequin. It comes with a hat and a longer pair of the potholder gloves seen on the table. 


Victoire uses a former Dynamite Girls sculpt and the Vampire body. Luckily she does not have fangs or at least she's got them retracted. She has removable hands but does not come with extra hands. The face-up is very attractive and she has applied lashes. The period hairstyle was done expertly and will last forever as it is rock hard. I like it that way.

Available only at the convention these items were priced at $125 for the dressed doll and $75. for the separate fashion plus tax of 9%.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for your review and beautiful photo, Terri.

    This is one doll I wanted so much. I think she is gorgeous!!!

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  2. I was also lucky to win the opportunity to buy Victoire. But have you noticed the resemblance to the Monogram sculpt, especially around the eyes, I love the suit, hair, mink which is an exceptional detail. ALL the dolls should have this attention to detail. VR gets 5 stars

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  3. She is SOOOOO chic!! Absolutelly fab, and amazing photo of course =)

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  4. Potholder gloves! Your sense of humor kills me! Great job on the photos Always happy to see your posts in my e-mailbox. A real treat.

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  5. @Carin: I can't take credit for that little joke. It was another collector. They do look like potholders, don't they?
    T

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  6. yes, they look like potholders....

    i see this as a continuation of the vintage couture model concept that started in early FR, failed with Valia for a variety of reasons, is sporadic with monogram...apparently, if they continue VR, it will because she's has a storyline (unlike Valia or Mono), is at a reasonable pricepoint (unlike Valia), can share most clothes (unlike Valia)

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  7. This doll and the Dania brunette bare essentials are my favorite Convention dolls! Thanks for a gorgeous photo!!

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  8. Gorgeous doll and photo Terri - wish I could afford her.

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  9. rlt4fun@aol.com11/3/11, 4:26 PM

    I just love these ensemble and want it badly, and it was sold at the convention for only $75.00 ??? I'd someone $100.00 for it but, they can keep the shoes. I detest those big ole honking feet and shoes. I have given my girls pedicures, that is honed their feet down to wear vintage Barbie style shoes. Thanx for the always great commentary.

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