New Ellowyne and Evangeline Items at Wilde Imagination & Free Shipping

Some very pretty new items went up on the Wilde Imagination sites today. For Ellowyne there are two new dressed dolls, one new basic and three new outfits. The new dolls have inset eyes. The dolls look more alive to me with inset eyes. Both dolls are LE 1,000

Tears of Endearment $149.00        Wit's End    $155.00
 Wit's End must be channeling Daniel Boone era. Perhaps she's a dancehall girl from old western movies.

The new outfits below, seem to be toned down compared to prior releases. All are LE 1,000.
Stolen Moments $74.00        Fur Real $74.00        Ties That Bind $79.00
 For Evangeline there are 10 new outfit items that have been added since I looked last week. They are blouses, skirts, jackets a cape and a bustier ranging in price from $58. to $72. One can buy the "Attic Collection Three" for the tidy sum of $520. It includes all ten items. There are definitely four must haves in that group - maybe 5....

The items are gorgeous!
There is a period of free shipping until the end of February in the continental US with a purchase of at least $75. Add the promo code SPRING11 to your order form.
I'm not thrilled with the articulation/engineering of Evangeline. I like to play with my dolls and pose them and photograph them. These girls are awkward and difficult to pose. Their joints are kicky. Their heads do not move properly. They can't sit up. I may not buy any more dolls in the line until they improve the poseability. It's definitely not out of the range of the company's abilities. I have less expensive dolls with better articulation. I know that people were influenced by my first reviews and bought dolls. The market definitely has room to grow. The quality of the product needs to grow to meet the demands of a discerning collector. I'm sad to say that Evangeline has the least posing ability of any other fully articulated doll in my collection.

Impressions of the Jason Wu Fall RTW 2011 Collection

Jason Wu - Image from his Facebook Page
I made some notes while I was watched Jason's Fall RTW 2011 collection twice. Link to the show here. It takes a long time to load so be patient! If that doesn't work, go to Facebook and the Jason Wu page.

Slide show at WWD

All about beautiful shape of the female body and surface embellishment. Spare. Toned down. No wasted energy. Body hugging slacks. Drapey slacks. Blouses with lacey faux turtlenecks. Skinny ribbon ties around neck.
Lots of skirts and blouses; slacks and blouses.

Brown, ivory and black A few jewel tones here and there. Beautiful embellishments: embroidered, dangly crystals. Embellished shoulders and arms.
Sexy, shapely, minimally made up models with hair tied back.
The very few gowns were shiny, sparkly, flowing and gorgeous.
Overall the designs looked fabulously wearable, sophisticated and classy but nothing daring here.
Most women would love to have these in their wardrobe, me included.
Happily gone are the gladiator and heavy, clunky shoes. Classic pumps.
Could have been gone: feathered garments and some of the lace head and face covers.


Even More Reinterpreted Runway Fashions

Posted by Aruam on Dolly Daily
Left: IT's Jordan "Fire Within"                 Right: Louis Vuitton Fall, 2009
I love it in black, collarless, strong shoulders, longer sleeves. It works. Jordan's outfit missed the mark.

Left: IT's Lillith "The Great Pretender"      Right: Louis Vuitton Fall, 2009


BC.Com 2011 $10. off code.

I joined up for this year earlier today. It was not without frustration. When they switched their website to the current disaster, I changed my password because I could not log in with the old one. Even though I was recognized as a BC.Com 2010 member apparently that password would not allow their system to register me today. Ugh. After clearing my cache numerous times and dumping all my cookies as per the customer service person, I still couldn't get in. So I hunted down my old password and guess what? It worked. I was signed up and I was able to buy the club dolll #1. 
There is a $10. off code that worked: A29029. I used it towards the doll not the membership.
Did you join? 

More Reinterpreted Runway Fashions

These were posted on the W Club board at various times. Unfortunately there are no captions for the runway fashions. If you know the designer, please either email me or post it in a comment. I will then add to the caption under each set of images.
Left: IT's Costume Drama Giselle     Right: Carolina Herrera Gown
Left: Marie Luisa Gown - Christian Dior/John Galliano Spring 1998        Right: "True Royalty"

Left: "Lap of Luxury" Convention Fashion             Right: Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007

Left: "Discreet"             Center: Christian Dior/John Galliano Spring 2010           Right: "Smoldering"
Others have been posted but I am choosing to limit what I post here to those reinterpreted fashions that are obviously wholly inspired by a runway fashion, not the ones that have one or two similar details.
There will be more.


JAMIEshow introduces their Male BJD Resin Fashion dolls

Available exclusively at Angelic Dreamz are two new and very hot male resin BJD dolls.

Alejandro $295.00

Alejandro was spotted at a South Beach hot spot when Jamie was on a photo shoot.  His swarthy Latin looks swept her off her feet, so she signed him to her agency right away.  A native of Cuba, Alejandro spends his hot summer nights at the cool and hip night clubs of South Beach, drinking mojitos and mingling with the fabulous and famous. Alejandro comes as a basic doll 16" Tall wearing black briefs. His is a new skin tone.  He can stand on his own and does not include a stand.  

Lee $295.00
 Angelica was on a photo shoot in San Francisco when she was at a shopping spree, from the corner of her eye she spotted Lee.  A native of San Francisco Lee was working in the High Tech industry before Angelica recruited him for the Fashion World.  Lee is a natural with his rugged Asian American good lucks, he has all the ladies swooning. Lee comes as a basic 16" Tall doll wearing black briefs. His is a new skin tone. Lee can stand on his own and does not include a stand.

Check out the Angelic Dreamz website for more BJDs. It's a wonderful site for an amazing array of dolls, accessories, furniture and so much more including the JIE dolls seen below. 

2011 JIE-Doll Collection of KIDZ resin BJDs with interchangeable eyes

"Up and Out" Fashion Ensemble a Cherished Friends Exclusive

Cherished Friends has a new exclusive Cami & Jon fashion by Tonner which will fit any doll with an Antoinette body. It's called "Up and Out."
It's very cute. I like the idea of a dressy jacket over a multi-layered casual jeans outfit.  The doll modeling the fashion is also a Cherished Friends exclusive. She is Rose Basic Raven. She has the Bloom skin-tone and green eyes.
Check the Cherished Friends website for more exclusive dolls, the Tonner line, the Integrity Toys line and so much more.
"Up and Out" Fashion LE150 $99.99
"Rose Basic Raven" $84.99


More Fashion Reinterpreted for Dolls

Corvas on Dolly Daily posted these runway inspired doll fashion finds:

Integrity "Escapade" for Monogram Dolls inspired by Christian Dior Resort 2010

Integrity "Fashion Fuel" for Avantguard Dolls inspired by Christian Dior Couture Fall 2009
Integrity "SheerBliss" for FR2 Dolls inspired by Bottega Venetta Fall 2010 RTW


Once is Never Enough: Runway Fashion Reinterpreted for Dolls

Recently posted at Dolly Daily by Dollster are these runway fashions reinterpreted for dolls. What do you think?

2010 Dior Fall/Winter RTW
2010 "Smoke Screen" Dania Convention Centerpiece
2010 Dior Fall/Winter RTW
"Lady in Waiting" Dania
Berenis over at Dolly Daily posted these reinterpreted finds of the inspiration for Madame Alexander's 2011 dolls.
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall 2010
"Green With Envy" Alex
Alexis Mabille Haute Couture Fall 2010
"Black Swan" Alex
Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2011
Neo-Cissy "Poise
Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2010
Neo-Cissy "Strut"

Images in this post are individually the property of Madame Alexander (Alex, Neo Cissy) and Integrity Toys (Dania). No attribute is available for the runway images.