6/27/2017

2017 Fashion Royalty Collection Revealed

Five Fashion Royalty dolls were revealed on Saturday, June 24, via a webinar for the members of the W Club. I tried to watch on my phone from Chicago but had little success in seeing photos. There was a good deal of talking and I was attending a workshop. Just a case of bad timing...
However, every member was emailed a full description with gorgeous photos of the dolls.
Nu Face dolls were also revealed but I'll deal with them in another post.
English translation of doll names is in brackets after each name.

Vivacité [vivacity]
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 1025
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled


Eugenia channels her inner French girl with this soft and ultra-feminine look that just is just too adorable and sophisticated for words! Dressed in a pair of perfectly fitted capri pants and a sensuous off-the-shoulder blouse (with an extra-long bow detail on the back), Eugenia is ready for an afternoon stroll amongst the stalls of her favorite florists, where she picked up a most delicate bouquet of fresh roses.



Coquette [flirt]
Jordan Duval™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

For her "recon" mission on the Riviera, Jordan opted for a re-invented version of the classic hostess outfit with a floor length, detachable turquoise satin skirt over delicately striped satin capri pants, topped by a faux-leather bustier that gives this sunny look an ultra-modern, yet soft and sophisticated edge. Jordan also opted to complete the look with colorful accessories that truly make her perfect cocoa skin tone stand out and shine!



Sophistiquée [sophisticated]
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
Head Sculpt: Vanessa Perrin 3.0
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Dressed to accompany Adèle Makéda and her cousin Eugenia on a trip to the French Riviera, Vanessa wears an ultra-modern look, composed of an intricately detailed blouse with long criss-cross ties on the sleeves and a sheer black lace skirt. Since it can get chilly at night, she took along her favorite faux-fur shoulder wrap, which incidentally happens to be one of her favorite fashion pieces!



Séduisante [seductive]
Elyse Jolie™ Close-Up Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled and Flat Feet (One Pair of Each Included)

Seen here for the first time in the Light Honey skin tone, this wonderful addition to the Fashion Royalty collection marks the debut of the new interchangeable lower leg feature and includes two sets of lower legs, one with the traditional high-heeled feet and another with flat, removable feet, as well as corresponding shoes to fit each. Elyse also comes with her own faux-leather beach bag, jewelry and glamorous wide-frame sunglasses.

This doll will be sold via a W Club right-to-buy lottery later this year. It is not available through dealers. 






Exquise  [exquisite]
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll - Head Sculpt: Adèle Makéda 2.0
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

For her trek down to the South of France, Adèle opted for an impeccably tailored, red-hot pant suit that features a sophisticated removable cape that transforms the jacket into a vest and allows her to wear this look in multiple ways. She then added a custom-printed head scarf (to protect her finger wave hairstyle), faux-leather gloves and a fashionable hat to complete her look. This lady definitely knows how to travel in style!




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To me the obvious winner of this quintet is Adele. Adele 2.0 is the collector favorite of all the sculpts used for her. This fashion is stunning. Everything works beautifully with this doll. I pre-ordered her immediately upon seeing the photos. I hope she looks exactly as pictured above. 

Sadly, Vanessa is the least attractive of all the dolls. Her fashion is a hot mess with the only saving grace being the shoes and handbag. The skirt is nice on it's own but the 'oxford' blue blouse and the faux fur are just mistakes.

Now let's talk about Elise. We are back to spelling her name Elyse. I adore this sculpt and thought she was excellent even with the color change about which I have heard complaints. I wonder what other dolls have 'light honey' skin tone.  I will be entering the lottery and I hope to be able to purchase her. I don't care about the flat feet. It raises the price a bit and I have no flat shoes for my 12" dolls anyway.  The bathing suit will look better on a less articulated doll.  Let's hope that those who run the lottery don't decide to pick only their favorite people.
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UPDATES: Elise is not going to be a lottery. They've discovered there is enough fabric to make as many as people order. Clever.
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As one collector pointed out, Agnes was included in this collection as the event doll. Any collector who wanted one could order one per membership.

Merveilleuse Agnes Von Weiss $150.



16 comments:

  1. Hello!

    I've been interested in some pre-order dolls.

    How can I Sort?

    Item # 91417
    Exquise
    Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll

    let me know please.

    Ps-If sold out Someone will cancel at Order Can i know? please.

    Thank you.

    Park

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    1. I am not a doll dealer. You will have to find a retailer to sell the dolls.

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  2. You forgot the event Agnes. She is FR too.

    This was a scrumptious collection. Loved everything about it. It just gives me a happy feeling looking at the dolls. I love every single doll. Sophistication, style, elegance. One of the best collections in a long time. The prices have gone up but they are paying more attention to detail instead and producing fewer dolls, which is great. This was a huge step up from last year's parade of sticker eyed disasters.

    Elyse's price does not bother me. When I look at the shit Mattel outputs lately, especially with their Silkstones and their low quality outfit and ugly stiff "articulated" bodies, and demands 100 dollars or more for them, I don't feel too shabby about Elyse being $120.

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      Terri

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  3. I love the collection this year and was tempted to order over my budget limit.
    Glad IT brought back Adele 1.0 outside of being a Convention offer.

    Elyse is gorgeous as well, but I would have preferred a lighter than similar to previous dolls like Vanessa Miami Glow or Agnes Force of Nature.

    The best thing about this collection are the mix and match pieces.

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    1. This is Adele 2.0 and I'm glad, too.
      Terri

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  4. Oh, to have the sexy bombshell Vanessa Perrin back with us. She would look smashing in Jordan's outfit. The blouse is too grade-school teacher. Adele is the clear winner in this group.

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    1. It's an awful outfit on Vanessa.
      T

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  5. I don't collect FR, so my wallet is safe, but except for a couple of pieces (that leopard print stole, yikes), I really like the clothes, and Adele is absolutely breathtaking.

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    1. What were they thinking when Vanessa's clothes were designed?

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  6. The NuFace collection was alright. The Twins were the clear winner in that line up. The Fashion Royalty line was a big MISS for me. Vanessa's outfit is hideious. It looks like she got dressed in the dark. Way too matronly for the "Rivera." Unless there is part of the Rivera that looks like Little House on the Prarie? Elise looks like a playline Barbie at $120 a pop. Why? Because we get a set of plastic legs thrown in? My girls don't wear flats. High Heels=High Fashion. Integrity will be laughing all the way to,the bank on that one!

    Adele was the clear winner of both collections. She's stunning.

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    1. Little House on the Prarie? Too funny. I do think Elise should not have been more than $99.
      Thank you for your comments.
      T

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  7. I liked bits and pieces of the collections. The only one I ordered was Eugenia but not sure yet about keeping her. I definitely want Adele's outfit though.
    I think my favourite was Jordan, but not the hair. A different style? Different colour?
    But too much tan, tan, tan skintone. I understand why, but yet ...

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  8. Hi Terri. I love FR collection this year. Adele is the winner. I adore tan Elise too. She looks as if she has Flawless screening and I love her nude lips.(The pictures are too small to be sure about her screening but it look like "flawless" pattern.) I love this light honey skintone- my favorite Dominique, Tantalizing Dominique from Gloss Convention is light honey and she looks just amazing IRL. I may be in minority but I like Vanessa's crazy outfit LOL. My friend is a fashion stylist and she sometimes wears such an unpredictable mix of clothes just to show that everything is possible and there are no rules!:) She calls it "a clash of styles" and I like it! This Vanessa looks like my friend ;) I am a big fan of this collection.

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    1. Yours is the first positive comment I've heard or read about Vanessa's fashion!
      Thanks for participating.
      Terri

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