5/19/2019

Summer Project: An Outdoor Photo of Every Integrity Toys Doll I Currently Own

All photos have been taken with an iPhone X except as noted.
This post will keep getting longer as the days go by.


May 18, 2019
Adele "High Brow" 2011.
Wearing a gown by Ovaz.



May 19, 2019
Natalia "Grandiose" 2014.
Wearing "Modern Sensibility" Dasha's gown.

  


Adele "Exquise" 2017.
Wearing "Successful Journey."



May 20, 2019
Eugenia "Most Desired"  2009. 
Wearing "Diamond Society" dress.



Eugenia "Overachiever" 2007.
Wearing "On Set."


5/06/2019

House of Zenith "Avenue" New 12" Resin Doll


On March 11, Superdoll released this photo of Avenue for whom I had already pre-paid. I was looking forward to getting one of the first dolls in their new 12" line, House of Zenith.  I based my decision on the success of Solitaire, the first GenX doll who was pretty and had an adorable outfit and vibe. My thinking was very wrong.

  


I hesitated writing a review for much longer than I normally would as the creators of this doll will not like what I say here but I have to tell the truth and it's my opinion anyway. I know some out there like Avenue and I'm sincerely happy for them. Personally, I will never buy a doll sight unseen from Superdoll again. 

I don't know why I cannot find any photos I took of her in her original state. That's very odd. I'm pretty sure I shot a few, at least. Did I delete them? I'll have to hunt the internet as it's entirely possible that I posted and then deleted the images from my camera.

I am not sure that this is my own photo. 

When the doll arrived, I disliked her look in many ways. Her wig had the texture of straw. The black throw around her shoulders shed all over her yellow dress. I did not like the way the skirt hung on her body. The 'drape' was bad. The pleats were crooked, uneven and did not appear to be sewn properly.

Not shown are the shoes, the handbag, and the head-piece.

I tried to sell her for exactly what it cost me and there wasn't a single taker.

With the wig removed it made a major improvement. She does have a nice face and I like the eye make-up. 

Superdoll skimped on the joints and the details. Look at this photo which compares, side by side, a Dominion Doll, a House of Zenith Doll and a Monarch Doll. Monarch is 12" tall. 


I chose not to have my Dominion doll (left) strongly body blushed and the Monarch Doll (right) has natural-looking blushing. Avenue's blushing is exaggerated.  She has no underbust joint and her knees have only one joint. There is no thigh or ankle joint. She does not have a matte finish and she didn't come with a stand. They should have just made her from vinyl. She looks it.

Avenue (left) vs. Fashion Royalty body.

One has to wonder if this doll was rushed through to make some sort of deadline. 

What she does have going for her is that her feet fit into FR shoes. No doll is perfect but Avenue made me regret my purchase and she was not an inexpensive mistake. She also made me appreciate more the quality, artistry, and attention to detail of the Monarch and Dominion dolls. Vinyl Fashion Royalty dolls are made better. 

I will make the best of it by dressing her in pretty clothes and wigs and never buying another one.

OLE!


I purchased a separate Superdoll boxed fashion for Avenue and I think it is lovely.



Below is a Rimdoll fashion. Wigs above and below by Culte de Paris. 


 



4/30/2019

Fashion Royalty "Female Icon" by Vasilen Milkov




Vasilen Milkov won, for a second time, the design competition held by Integrity Toys this year. He called his entry "Female Icon" Dasha d'Amboise.
The design was "voted upon by the W Club members and has gone through various adjustments to make it production ready while preserving the spirit of Vasilen's original design."
W Club members were able to begin ordering, with no limits, on April 29. The price for members is $150. It will go up to $160. to the general public.








The Story:

The elusive Dasha D'Amboise takes a break from her newfound movie career to make a rare appearance at her favorite designer's ultra-edgy fashion extravaganza. Wearing one of the most talked about looks of the House of Milkov, Dasha makes an entrance that everyone will remember!

Included:

  • 12" fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Delicately pleated, flowing one-piece dress;
  • Luxurious tweed bolero;
  • Couture hat and scarf;
  • Opera length, fine mesh gloves;
  • Thigh-high, high-shine, black patent leather boots;
  • Contrasting leopard print purse with powder blue faux-fur appliqué;
  • Oversized faux-emerald earrings;
  • Three broaches;
  • Red ankle boots;
  • Two pairs of hands;
  • Doll stand;

Special note about hairstyle: Please note that this hairstyle is designed to be a chignon. We cannot guarantee that the head will be fully rooted if you decide to take it down.