Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Orchid (Future Bound Luchia)

Happy Canada Day!

I've been working on a digital scrapbook of my dolls, and finally got a chance to print some of it out.  I can only do a few pages at a time because if I did it all at once, it would cost a few hundred dollars.  Orchid was one of the dolls (at random) that got printed out in the first wave.

Top - Quicksilver Kyori
Pants - Barbie Best Models Monte Carlo
Earrings - Your Kind Of Model Kesenia
Flower, Necklace - Me
Bracelets - Fashion Royalty Assorted

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Garnet (Dark Fable Imogen)

Just got this gal in the mail today.  I've wanted her for a long time, but I didn't like the little curly poof on top of her hair, so I knew I wanted to change it.  When I changed her hair, it was a giant undertaking, involving cutting off some of the ends after it got brushed straight because they were all a fuzzy mess, using a flat iron to get it straighter, then thinking of different ways to put the hair so you couldn't see the shorter parts (you can see that in my photos that I was trying a few different things).  I love Imogen, so I was a little bummed that she wasn't part of the Nu.Face reveal, but Dark Fable more than makes up for that.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sylvia (Pencil Me In Eugenia)

So, the dust has settled with the Doll Days Of Summer.  After a bit of a slow start, everything ended with a big bang, at least for me.  Today, I'm going to focus on an underappreciated doll in my collection - Pencil Me In Eugenia.  Even though Eugenia is a very popular sculpt, this incarnation didn't really sell well.  It's one of those times where I don't get it, because I love her Anna Wintour hair and dramatic eyes.  But, I guess that's one of the awesome things about doll collecting - there's something for everyone.

Dress - Grandoise Natalia
Jewelry - Fashion Royalty

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Veronique (Shine Veronique)

I'm kind of in new doll overload right now.  In the past two days, with Nu.Face and ITBE, there are really 10 dolls out of 10 that I want.  I got confirmed for all the Nu.Face, but since ITBE are lottery, that's a different ball of wax.  I've entered for Rare Jewel Rayna and Ignite Janay, but I'm also considering entering for others.  Where will I get the money?  No clue.

So, I'm going back and looking at my older dolls.  In the doll collecting world, it's so easy to forget the older dolls in the deluge of new doll announcements.  I know I'm not the only one who gets really fucking excited about the new dolls COMING, or about the dolls that I WANT to try and get, that I sometimes lose sight of what I already have.  And I think I have a pretty decent group of ladies!

Suit - Le Smoking Adele
Bra - Natural Perfection Veronique
Purse - Tarina Tarantino Barbie
Earrings - I Dream Of Spring Barbie

New Nu.Face Collection!!

So, we received the email on Saturday regarding the new Nu.Face collection - it's been a while since we got one of those!  And of course I had to love every single one.  What happened to my resolution this year that I was going to be more selective???!!!!  IT needs to stop making such awesome dolls.  The outfits in this collection are incredible.  I think there is some disappointment that fan faves like the twins and Rayna didn't make it, but we may see them at some point later in the year.  We already have the ITBE Rayna, but there's also club dolls, and I have the feeling that Eden and Lillith will make an appearance there.  Each doll costs $135 USD, and will ship in late fall/early winter.

Voltage Erin S.:

Love, love, love her hair color.  The bag is also pretty amazing.

Polarity Nadja R.:

This is the refreshed Nadja that we got the sneak of, and she's still amazing.  I love that shirt, and her purse is incredible.

Power House Ayumi N.:

She's actually my least fave of the bunch, and I still like her.  The dress... omg.  I'm not as in love with Ayumi 3.0 as I was with 2.0, but I may like her more when I have her in-hand.  It's not like I dislike her at all or anything, though.

Electric Enthusiasm Dominique Makeda:

My fave of the bunch!  She's so amazing, and I really can't wait for her to arrive.  Love the splash of magenta.  Love the dress.  Love her hair and lips!

Energetic Presence Giselle D.:

And last but not least, the most popular of Nu.Face girls, Giselle!  I'm SO glad we're getting a brunette Giselle, because I think we see her as a blonde too often.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

New ITBE Collection!

So, the last 'official' day of Doll Days Of Summer has come, and brought us some ITBE goodness.  Of course, Nu.Face is still coming, and you'll be sure I'll make a post about it once the blackout is over.  For this collection, we've got some awesome ladies, and I just gotta say, this has been an amazing year for AA dolls, who rarely get the spotlight.  All of these dolls have an edition of about 300, give or take a few dolls.  And they'll all be available via a WClub lottery.

Rare Jewel Rayna:

omg, a Rayna!!!!!  I'm soooo happy to see her again, though I think a few people are disappointed that she's in the darker skintone.  Not me - I think she looks fab.  I promised myself I wouldn't enter any of the lotteries until after Nu.Face was shown, but I'll probably break that promise with this gal.

Flawless Impact Dania:

Another fab Dania.  Dania's kind of winning this year.  First the spectacular Rare Appearance, and now Flawless Impact being so fierce and awesome.  I definitely may enter for this girl, too.

Night Minx:

Pretty!  Her dress doesn't really seem to match the rest of the collection, but her face is lovely.  She is the Minx sculpt from the Jem line.  I'm also considering entering for her.  Who am I kidding?  I want to enter for all of them.

Ignite Janay:

This is the one that I was least jazzed about when I first saw the email, but she's really growing on me.  I love brunettes in red.

Media Sensation Alysa:

I love her dress!  Here's another one that I'm considering entering for.  I really have to make up my mind.  I have shitty lottery luck, but then again... if I entered for all of them, I would win all of them because I can't afford it.  That's just the way things always work out for me.

All dolls are said to ship shortly after payment is received.