Sunday, April 20, 2014

She-Wolf (Olga Redressed)

"She-Wolf" - Shakira

God this video is so UNF.  UNF UNF UNF.  That bodysuit with half her ass hanging out.  The CAGE.  OMG THE CAGE.  Needless to say, this video by Shakira is verrryyy much masturbatory material for me.

She Wolf also describes Olga, the other half of the assassin Gemini.  Along with her fraternal twin, Maggie, Olga tries to eliminate the world of Supers.  Olga is a long-range specialist, and is both trained with sniper rifles and in archery.  Her fave thing in the whole world is her Dragunov Sniper Rifle.  She prefers the old school version as opposed to the new SVD model.  Here she looks so unassuming and colorful.  But looks are always deceiving.


Top - Top Model Resorts Summer
Leggings - Clear Lan
Earrings - Festive Decadence Agnes
Bracelet - Pencil Me In Eugenia

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cosmic Vision (Violet Redressed)

"Cosmic Vision" - Pro Tech

Violet has a very weird kind of backstory.  Not in the story itself, but how it formed.  I've had a pair of characters for a LONG time, since high school really.  They've grown and shaped over the years, but have always been with me.  They are two men who meet at a survivors of violence group meeting, and wind up falling in love - Tobias and Lucas.  Tobias witnessed the murder of his parents by a serial killer who had once been his psychiatrist father's patient, and got shot in the head himself, but survived.  Lucas comes from two parents who were meth cooks and dealers.  Not like Breaking Bad - like, normal gross meth cooking where you're just making it from shit under your sink.  He grew up without water, heat, or love.  He was constantly abused and forced to help cook meth, and didn't learn how to read until he was 12.  He also saw his mother kill his father in a drug-induced rage and had to help bury the body.

Violet comes into this story because she is Tobias's niece.  Within the confines of their story, she's a 4 year old girl who is the daughter of Tobias's 'brother', Tommy.  Tommy is actually his cousin, but when Tobias's parents were murdered, he was adopted by his mother's twin sister, and lived with them.  Tommy and Tobias look very much alike because their mothers were twins, so everyone just assumes that they're brothers by blood.  Even at 4 years old, Violet loves outer space, and makes spaceships out of boxes.  All her Barbies are astronauts, and she loves building the ships from Star Wars lego sets.

So, this Violet is the grown version of that child that was a minor character at best, and now is a character in her own right.  She is the creator of the first anti-matter engine - a far more efficient method of travel than our fuel propelled rockets.  Matter and anti-matter collisions create a massive amount of power, enough to take us farther in space than we could have ever expected.  She is also the visionary behind my space travel story, where Maris has improved upon the engine so it can travel even further away from earth, getting very close to light speed.  In that story, Violet is a symbol, a heroine of the human race, and has been dead for a couple of decades.  So she's kind of stuck between two worlds of my own creation

Dress - Fame By Frame Imogen
Fascinator - Exaggeration Monogram
Earrings - unknown
Bracelets - Fashion Royalty
Necklace - Barbie Best Models Monte Carlo

Uh Uh Uh Uh Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive: Saturday Night Fever Giftset!

Now I'll have that fucking song stuck in my head for like a week.  The next offering from IT is a Saturday Night Fever giftset.  We knew that there was going to be a Paramount license or two this year, and honestly, I think pretty much everyone was hoping that it wouldn't be another Audrey Hepburn movie.  Not hating on Audrey, but her movies have been beaten like a dead horse in the doll world.  I was really hoping for something Star Trek (Borg Queen doll OMG YESSSSSS), but we got something unexpected, which is nice.  A giftset!

I think most people will be buying the set for the male doll and the suit.  I'm glad and disappointed at the same time.  Glad because I have zero interest in this set (aside from maybe the necklaces on Travolta doll), and that's good for my wallet because the FR16s will be released soon, and A Touch Of Frost Eugenia and Fashion Explorer Vanessa are also probably right around the corner.  I'm disappointed because yet again, it's not one of the marquee lines.  I wanted to see Fashion Royalty and Nu.Face, and we still don't have an announcement on when they might be shown.  It's been over a year since we've seen anything Nu.Face and I know I'm not the only impatient one in this matter, even though I do prefer Fashion Royalty.

You can order this set from any licensed Integrity dealer.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Days Of Swine And Roses (Maggie Redressed)

"The Days Of Swine And Roses" - My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

This has been one of my favorite songs for maybe 15 years or so... ugh, let me just sit on how much time has really passed since I first heard it for a moment.

Maggie is one half of the fraternal twin assassins, Gemini.  Maggie is the close range, while her sister is the long range.  They may not have the exact connection that identical twins would have, but they do have instincts about each other, and it makes them a deadly duo, but it's also their greatest vulnerability.  If one head of Gemini is severed, the other cannot survive for long.

Top - Barbie Best Model Monte Carlo
Jeans - Barbie Basics 2.0
Necklace - Matisse
Purse - Barbie Top Model Nikki
Bracelets - Barbie, Olgaomi, Fashion Royalty
Earrings - Fashion Royalty

Friday, April 11, 2014

Agnes Bottleneck (And Roxanne Redressed)

So, today I made a trade deal to get Bare Essentials Dania for my Shimmering Copper ITBE.  I just wasn't as in love with Sophia as I thought I would be, considering she's the Isha/Luchia 1.0 face mold that I love.  Which means that October Issue Agnes has moved into my Top Ten, which is a little worrying, in the sense that now all I really have are expensive, hard-to-find dolls, four of them being Agnes.  October Issue and Midnight Star are easy to find because they're newer, but they're still costly.  I can't remember the last time I saw The Muse for sale, and Force Of Nature is getting a lot harder to find.  Current Pursuits is the easiest, and probably cheapest, to find, but she's still surprisingly pricey.  And let's not even talk about Optic Verve and Silver Zinger.  It may be a long time before the top 10 gets updated again.

Anyway, here's some pix of Roxanne redressed and looking badass.

Vest - Nu.Fantasy The Beast
Belt - Irresistible Dania
Leggings - Kolkmann Kreations
Necklace - Blood Lines Tatyana
Armband - CY Cool Girl Sniper Fashion Pack
Bracelets - Bewitching Hour Luchia, me
Earrings - Fashion Royalty

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello, McKenzie!

Like Loni a couple of days ago, this beautiful doll was a gift from an awesome dolly friend!  He bought her for the body, so sent me the head with an older FR body, which is fine with me.  I'm one of the very few that seems to like that body.  I like the new FR3 body too, but the FR body is where my heart truly is.

I think Bewitching Veronique, one of the convention collection dolls from this past fall, is SUPER underrated.  She came to me nude, but I even really liked her gown.  That's big praise from a non-gown girl.  I'll have to try and find it down the road.  I named this gal McKenzie after the lovely McKenzie Westmore, host of Face Off.  I've mentioned many times that I'd love to invent a shrinking ray so I could have ALL of her outfits for my dolls.  Like EVERY SINGLE ONE from six seasons.

Like these:

Or this awesome dress that looks like strips of metal.  Oh, Herve Leger, you sly thing:

She's been wearing a lot of Herve Leger lately.  So pretty, so pricey!

See what I mean?  If you've never watched Face Off, do yourself a favor and DO IT NOW.  NOW NOW NOW.  Not only because it's the best reality show on TV and there's none of that stupid catfight drama (except a little in the first season), and even just to check out McKenzie's outfits, and wish that they were on the Fashion Royalty girls!

McKenzie (the doll's) Outfit:
Dress - Dark Narcissus Kyori
Necklace and Earrings - Polished Kyori
Smartphone and Magazine - Barbie Basics Fashion Pack
Bracelets - Me

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fun With Pandas! (Padma Redressed)

Okay, that's not a song.  Maybe it should be, though!  Because only heartless jerks don't like pandas.  Padma's an animal conservationist.  True they don't have pandas in India, but animal love has no borders!  I've been meaning to take pictures with the dolls and animals more often.  This stuffed panda came from Telus, a Canadian cell phone company.  They're not my personal company, but they had these on sale for $10, and the money apparently went to help Canadian wildlife.  I asked them how much money went towards the actual animals, and they said all of it.  I'm not sure if that's the real answer, though.  I know what it's like with some charities, where the people who need the money don't actually get the lion's share, but rather the CEO does.

And as you all remember, Padma is my full repaint.  I still see issues with her, but I do love her.  I've been looking for a Photo Realism Veronique for my second repaint, but I want to find her complete at a good price.  I'll just have to be patient and keep checking eBay or The Doll Pages (or maybe one of my stalwart readers has one available that they're willing to part with....???)

Top and Skirt - Rock Candy Rufus Dynamite Girl
Earrings - Lemon Crush Loni Lawrence
Belt - Barbie Basics Fashion Pack
Purse - Barbie Top Model Summer