1/22/2015

A French Name Does Not Always a Great Doll Make

Ombres Poétique = Poetic Shadows
Poésie Enchantée = Enchanted Poetry
Poésie Sans Couleur = Poetry without Color

Do we see a connection here?

Integrity Toys put lots of effort into "Ombres Poétique" Mademoiselle Jolie, the last 2014 W Club exclusive doll, but missed the mark.  The gown, which could have been drop dead gorgeous, is a boring, boring beige with forgettable trim.

It consists of layer upon layer of tulle, all the same color. They had an opportunity to actually create an ombre (shaded, nuanced) effect by using graduated colors and eliminating the trim.

I would have rather have the gown in all black but Tulle is so fragile,  I'm wondering if I dare dye it.
Maybe some other brave soul will attempt it first. 

How to:
http://www.ehow.com/how_8044925_dye-tulle.html
http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/dye-tulle-27626.html


The accessories are the clutch purse which has a nice embroidered design, a lovely necklace and matching earrings. Getting the necklace required using jewelers' pliers to open the hook a bit.  I like that the clutch opens so the doll can insert a finger to actually hold it.
The ribbon ties on the shoes are a fiddly annoyance. I found that the arch of the shoe did not conform to the doll's feet but they stayed on anyway.


In addition, the mini giftset comes with some lingerie which I haven't put on a doll yet.
IT Photo
 As far as the doll herself, her hair is the same color as the other Poetic dolls - platinum. Even though I'm not a fan of the hair bump, I must say that her hair is beautifully done. I have seen it taken down and apparently there are no bald spots. That's a good thing for those intending to restyle.
If I were going to keep mine, I'd repaint her lips as I don't think the parted mouth does anything for this particular sculpt.

IT Photo
The Isha sculpt appeared for the first time in 2005 as Riveting Premier and as Age of Opulence.







In 2007, the same sculpt was used for two IFDC dolls as Luchia Z. Photos below are IT promo.


After that it was anyone's guess who was who as Isha lost her ethnic edge in all the incarnations except in "Purple Pose."


Another doll named Imogen used the sculpt as well, not too successfully I might add.**
**Ed. NOTE: I have been corrected. Imogen is not the same as Isha/Luchia. (1/22)


There may be more.  Only the Shadow knows.


11 comments:

  1. I agree with you.. that dress could be awesome iif it has an ombre feeling.. or a bold color.. BTW Dark red will be awesome..

    BTW i guess Imogen, has its own sculpt.. derivative from Veronique, but still it's own.

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    1. I do believe there was a question about Imogen's sculpt.
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    2. Imogen is actually Lucy from the first brides of Drácula series; and I think she's cuter than Isha.
      Sable.

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  2. Oooh- I would LOVE To see the results of someone dying that dress- uniform beige is definitely the most boring thing about it.

    (Isha had that ITBE doll too- with the red hair- also white)

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    1. There have been many more Ishas and Luchias than I have mentioned.

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  3. Agree about Isha's dress. I thought about dyeing the tulle dress, but I have no way of telling whether the tulle is nylon or polyester. I guess I could find out, BUT, then there is the problem of residue dye. No matter how thoroughly rinsed, there is always the danger of the dye leaking into the plastic body of the doll, so no, I wouldn't recommend dyeing this dress. I have made hand-dyed silk dresses, but they are completely lined with white polyester to made sure there is no contact between the dyed silk and the doll body.

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    1. I have successfully dyed doll dresses and have not had the problem of color transfer to the doll's body.
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    2. Okeydokey, I'll give it a go. I'm just wary of putting anything next to the plastic dolls, resin dolls are not a problem.

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  4. Imogen does not use the Luchia sculpt, she has her own. The Think Pink doll from the Funny Face line also uses the Imogen sculpt.

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  5. I thought Imogen had the first Ayumi sculpt?

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