Sunday, April 26, 2015

Agnes (Truly Madly Deeply Agnes)

So here's the doll that I meant to post pictures of yesterday, before I went on my Tulabelle rant.  Agnes is one of my fave dolls.  Not just the character, but this doll in particular.  She may not be at the top of the list for Holy Grail Agnes dolls, but the personality I crafted for her makes her one of my faves.  She's definitely in the top 10.  I did one of those a couple of years ago - maybe I should do another one soon....  Hmmm....  Do you want to see one?

Sweater - London Calling Dani
Pants - Back To Brooklyn Gavin
Gun, Holster - Agent Lotta Danger Poppy Parker
Earrings, Necklace - Preferably Pink Silkstone

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sara (Touch Of Grace Tulabelle)

I've been doing a lot of changing to my Want List lately, and cutting it down.  There are only about 15 (or maybe even less) 12" girls on there now.  The number of 16" girls grew a little bit, though.  That's I think where I want to focus this year.  On Big Poppy, FR:16, and Tulabelle.  Though, I have this bad feeling in the pit of my stomach that Tulabelle will become smaller.  David Buttry said something about changes coming to Tulabelle, and I really, really, REALLY hope it's not that.  I know there are some people who want Tulabelle to be 12", but they've already established her as a big girl, and it would be STUPID from a marketing standpoint to shrink her.  Integrity is known for 12" dolls, yes.  But, they are trying to diversify their portfolio, and go into the bigger market, which is actually larger in terms of collectible dolls.  And they've been slow to start, but that's to be expected against established brands like Tonner or Superdoll.  But they've been gaining ground, and I really think they need to stay the course with the big girls, and keep promoting them, because it gives them another avenue in the fashion doll business.  I'm sure a lot agree with me, but PLEASE INTEGRITY, NEVER MAKE TULABELLE SMALL.

Anyway.... off my soapbox, and to some pictures of... Tulabelle!  I had actually planned images of another doll, but then I just started writing a rant, and now it would seem sorta weird if I didn't post a Tulabelle pic.  I've got a new Tulabelle (and Big Poppy) coming to me in the next couple of weeks, so I'm in 16" doll heaven.

Shirt - Brattea/ilovethatdoll on ebay
Necklace - Fashionably Suited Poppy Parker
Earrings, Ring, Bracelet - Afterhours Hanne
Skirt, Belt - Unknown
Purse - a purse hook for on a table.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Stella (Most Desired Eugenia)

Still have a whole bunch of shots that I've had for months and haven't used yet, and Stella is one of them.  Every time I go out to take doll pictures, I take about 6 or 7 dolls with me, and if we have a nice stretch of weather (when there isn't any fucking snow), I'll do that every day until the weather changes, so I always have a nice, big backlog of images to post.  Too bad I have to gear myself up to do it because I lack the motivation when my depression is running high.

Stella's a doll that I thought would be out of my reach, like a few other girls in my collection.  She's also a lesson to me in patience.  I have ZERO patience, but when you're patient, sometimes those dolls you want just happen to fall into your lap one day.

Vest, Skirt - RFB Designs By Peggy
Arm Cuff - Stormer from The Misfits
Choker - Barbie Fashion Fever
Bracelets, Earrings - Me

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Edelweiss (Ombres Poetique Mademoiselle Jolie)

Now that the weather is getting nicer after our record-snowfall winter, I'm getting more into doll pictures again.  Here's one of my newer girls, Edelweiss, redressed.  I'm always glad when I get to get a new Isha/Luchia 1.0 face.

Vest - Barbie Best Models Milan
Necklace - Barbie Best Models Monte Carlo
Skirt - Barbie Fashion Fever
Jewelry - Fashion Royalty Assorted

Monday, April 20, 2015

Rigel (Porcelain Beauty Kesenia)

This is the doll that started my love of the Kesenia face sculpt, and she's still one of my top 5 fave dolls in my collection.  Recently, I've also been able to take some doll pics, so that felt pretty good and boosted my spirits.  These pics are quite old (I always build up a reserve), so that's why everything looks so lush.

Vest - High Visibility Agnes
Shirt - Fashion Explorer Vanessa
Jeans, Sunglasses - Barbie Basics
Belt - MiniBarbie
Earrings - Me
'Wood' Bracelets - Barbie Fashion Fever
Metal Bracelets - Fashion Royalty

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Kylie (Cruise Control Vanessa)

Two doll updates in one day?  Amazing!  Well, technically not since Skye was two days overdue.  But doing two blog posts in one day while I'm obsessively playing Mortal Kombat X is a good thing! (You think I'd be awesome at the game by now, but I'm not - I suck at fighting games, but I still love MK and DOA).

Cold-Shoulder Eugenia

Skye (A Woman Who Thinks Anja)

I actually posted pictures of this girl a few days ago on Flickr, but I've been plagued with self-doubt about my blog, so never made a post.  I was even considering never updating it again because I just didn't see the point, and didn't think anyone would care.  Yay depression.

Anyway, I got this girl unexpectedly.  I traded away my ITBE lingerie to a friend and got her.  I'd never really wanted this doll, but once I had her in my hands, I figured that I could funky-up her hair, so I brushed it forward, and I fell in love.  So I named her Skye, and put her in some cute Barbie separates that I got from the same friend.  A whole bunch for 10 bucks.