12/02/2018

Holiday Photos with Kingdom Dolls Guinevere, Rosalind, Envy and Eden

Guinevere is wearing her original wig, a dress by Aquatalis and shoes by Superdoll.


Here is Rosalind. She's wearing a Tonner Antoinette gown. KD earrings. Dimitha fur. Wig by Ilaria.



Envy is wearing an Integrity Toys gown, Dimitha fur, KD earrings and Wig by Ilaria.



Rosalind, Eden and Envy. Eden is wearing her own wig, jewelry and gown. Fur by Dimitha.



Wishing everyone a beautiful, happy and healthy December, 2018.

11/06/2018

Robert Tonner Revives Evangeline Ghastly and Ellowyne

I was pondering whether or not to put a question mark at the end of the title for this post. This is a surprising announcement by the Tonner Doll Co. I thought the TDC was finished and had been replaced by Phynn & Aero.

Released yesterday was one gorgeous Evangeline, dressed all in red and two Ellowynes.

Drop Dead Red Evangeline @ $235. Limited Edition 175. 
Her head is a new mold and she has a new body as well.  I think she's pretty fabulous looking.




Two Ellowyne Wilde dressed dolls made a debut.

Ruffled Up Ellowyne @ $225. LE 150


Wistful Rose Ellowyne @ $225. LE 150


She has a newly molded head and the RTB101 body. I have no idea what that body looks like. 


Some other dolls I found on the Phyn & Aero website:

Nancy Ann Abbott, UFDC Meal Event Exclusive Companion $225 LE 75
 Nancy Ann Abbott was, in real life, an actress and dress designer. She started the Nancy Ann Storybood Company in 1938 and was extremely successful. 



American Beauty $235. LE200
This is Annora. I'd like to see her close up.  She, too, is on the RTB-101.
The dress does not impress me. It's been done over and over. The doll's face looks pretty. 

Apparently body sizes have been standardized. That's pretty great for those collectors who like to switch clothes between dolls but it's a major change. Evangeline is now 16.5" tall. 

RTB-101 Body Measurements:
Bust - 7 1/4
Waist - 4 7/8"
Hip at Top Joint - 6 1/2"
Hip at widest part of thigh - 7 1/4"
Waist to Knee - 5 1/8"
Waist to Floor - 10 3/8"
Divot to Waist - 3 1/4"
Shoulder Across Back - 3 1/4"
Arm to Wrist Joint - 5"
Overall - 16 1/2"

11/01/2018

Kingdom Doll 2018 MONARCHY Convention, Edinburgh, Scotland



Edinburgh, Scotland was the site of Kingdom Doll's "Monarchy" Convention. From October 12 through October 14, 2018, seventy-five doll lovers met at the DoubleTree by Hilton, most of us from other countries, to celebrate with each other.
My husband and I made a 10 day vacation around this event, many pictures of which are on my regular FaceBook page.  https://www.facebook.com/terri.gold.3?ref=bookmarks.  (Beware, you will have to wade through many political and other posts to find these photos.)
Photos from the actual convention events are posted on my Fans of Kingdom Doll FB page and the Monarchy page. You would have to be a member to see them.

Friday:
The first event took place from 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM during which time we were treated to a talk by Patricia Henry on photography. I can listen to her 'lectures' over and over again. She is so informative and funny. Everyone in the audience, no matter their photographic skill level, was able to take away hints to improve their photos.

We got to see the companion dolls and take the one we ordered.

Ravenna (left) and Raphaella

We had a buffet lunch in the hotel restaurant and returned to the convention space for more fun.
We voted on the competition entries which were amazing and very numerous.

During the mid-day break, the competition entries were set up. They were many and extremely impressive as you can see in this great video:



We viewed the silent auction dolls and bids were taken.

Tribal Belgae OOAK 
Artemesia OOAK

We were introduced to the new 12" Monarchs. These little beauties are fully jointed 12" resin dolls. They will be sold dressed in copies of 16" Elgin's gown. They have their own website: www.kdmonarchs.com.


Kingdom Doll Photo 
The first Monarch to be released this December is La Scala Georgiana dressed in red silk. The second Monarch will be released some time in 2019.

Finally the shopping began.

Saturday 7:00 PM — Late:

Attendees arrived at the ballroom laden with gifts for other attendees and ran about distributing them. We oohed and aahed over the centerpiece hoping to be one of the ones lucky enough to have the opportunity to purchase her.  After dinner we received our convention souvenir, Rosalind of Durham which some are calling The Red Queen. She has a new sculpt, complete with dimples, called Canti. I don't know who took the first photo but it does show Rosalind in her original wig with her crown. I took the second photo of her wearing a different wig.



The centerpiece doll LE 12 is called Raven. She has the Dumnonii sculpt.


The evening went on into the wee hours with dancing and partying.


Sunday 1:00 to 4:00

Afternoon tea was served and then a presentation with a whisky tasting took place. Since half of the collectors at our table are non-drinkers, we had a good time trying to get the others to drink more. The Scottish presenter was delightful and funny. I learned one little fact and it is that only true Scot's whisky can be spelled without the e.



The centerpiece is called Reign of Durham LE 8 .

Reign of Durham photographed by Machelle Dubriel
Her sculpt is the same as Rosalind's. Her gown is a black version of the Red Queen's while her fur epaulets are a pink version.

A big surprise of the event was our gift from Kingdom Doll which was a doll. She is called Realm. She came nude. Here are some photos I took of her when we got home. She's dressed in one of the optional purchase dresses which is part of a larger outfit.



More shopping opportunities finished off the afternoon with goodbyes and hugs and kisses.

Random photos I took once I arrived back home.





VanBrugh got to wear a British flag pin and carry a bagpipe when we came home.


Optional fashions available. Defense of the Realm were available for pre-order.

Blue Safari (Above) Defense of the Realm (below)



The Hamish Bag Set and There's A Snake in Your Sporran



Slay Another Day 


Holyrood Sapphire and Garnet Outfits