I have taken some pictures with no particular theme.
This lovely Mini Live Wire Avantguard (2010) has been standing around waiting for attention. I don't remember from whom her black dress and shoes came. She is a wigged doll.
The only Agnes I've kept out of all of them is Firefly. I've thought about changing her outfit but this is just perfect for her. It came from "Sunset Rave" Ayumi who was a convention gift in 2011. A lot of my dolls are like that. I find the best outfit for them and that's that.
Currently my only Adele, the classic "Graphic Language," is wearing the dress from Full Spectrum Veronique. I have managed to find an FR2 body to match her skin tone. She's gorgeous. Graphic Language originally (2004) came on a straight arm body and has the second Adele sculpt.
Another earlier (2005) doll, "Foreign Affair" Veronique models an altered dress from the Katy Keene collection. I removed the big bow things from the hips. Still not loving the gown but Vero needed some attention. She's had an FR2 body swap.
"Foreign Affair" Vero is from the Golden Age (that's what I call it) of Fashion Royalty which lasted for another five years. Although the bodies were the first articulated type which was replaced by the original 'tall' body, the hair styling and the face paint were special. Screening had an airbrushed look and was not cartoonish or freaky as it often is now:
|Kesenia Porcelain Beauty (not quite)|
I tried to love her, really I did. I sold her two weeks ago. There was something about her hair or maybe it was her brows. I don't know. She did not work for me. She is Ayumi Nakamura "Opium" from 2012.
I've been gradually thinning my Fashion Royalty collection. For the most part, the newer dolls and pop culture lines don't interest me. The newer tall and the hand swap bodies are turning color. It's very depressing to think that my once adored collection is deteriorating. Even one of the newest dolls - still in her package - has noticeably different color hands from the rest of the body. That may be another issue altogether but the problem hasn't been solved and it's pushed me even farther away.