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Got my Malicious outfit recently.. Absolutely loved it, just it’s a shame that the dress is a single piece,  that corset would be amazing for mixing and matching .. and that the legendary necklace is impossible to put on without removing a doll’s head..

but of course I had to see for myself…
and now I can definitely confirm that you indeed cannot put it on without making an extensive damage to the necklace and/or the doll.. From what it seemed like, if two hinges in the back got removed the opening would be wide enough to fit around the neck. Well, not really.. after lots of bending and pretty much breaking it, it actually fits. Just now it slips down when it’s on, so I stuck a piece two-sided tape to hold it in place.. well, at least it looks pretty?:P

I didn’t preorder her, even though I was sure that the promos didn’t really do her justice – too many dolls this year. But once owner photos started to pop up, I couldn’t resist her anymore.
Luckily, she was still pretty easy to come across.

In person she is so gorgeous! And btw my photos don’t do her justice either.
I love both versions of Vanessa. Old one was a classic, but this one still has alot of Vanessa in her..
What they did was closed her mouth which had to involve some tweaking of the jaw, narrowed the head at least at the temples, but the nose and cheekbones are pretty much the same.
Still, they could as well keep everyone happy and use this mold for the new Veronique.

But of course there has to be some stuff I’m not too happy about:
- horrible quality of plastic + minor staining from the dress
- Slightly outdated hair style and it’s unevenly rooted
- Greasy hair
- Painted lashes are too long, (the applied ones are just perfect!)
- Price vs value

My photo equipment was failing big time, still need to investigate why, but here are the pics that did turn out ok:

I was one of the ‘lucky’ ones who managed to actually preorder Imogen. A part of me wishes I wasn’t one of them..

She was pretty much the girl I was looking forward to the most. But.. mine arrived with the ‘wonky eye’ syndrome… It’s not as noticeable on photos, in person though, it was just too much for me to handle.
I also was and still am not too crazy about her enormous head size, especially since she’s on a NuFace body. Again, something that’s hard to judge about from the photos..
Finally, I’ve decided to debox her just to discover another ‘surprise’. Her belly had scratches all over it :/

So yep, she’s on the way to IT customers service now..

That’s why right now I kinda wish I had gotten her nude with perfect makeup and no issues on a secondary market. But, who knew so many collectors wouldn’t end up bonding with the doll that sold out in seconds.
On Wclub forum there’s a whole thread discussing whether Imogen was a hit or a miss. I think it’s a bit of both..
The mold itself is very beautiful, her overall look is very fresh and different. But the quality and execution of the doll and the outfit(except shoes maybe) leaves alot to be desired..

I’ve noticed her hands are slightly darker than the body, the makeup really lacks depth and judging from what I’ve seen, there are quite a few of them with flawed screening.
The hair is quite different from the promo, with hairline being much higher than promised.
Good thing her sweet edginess seems to make up for all that. It just feels sad knowing that she could’ve been even better than that…

Getting Kesenia was a bit of a last minute decision. I knew that her blowupdollish mouth would be an issue from day one. But.. I love pale dolls, and brown hair, and dramatic eyeshadow combined with nude lips, so this doll was still very much right up my alley.
So I got her and didn’t regret it because she sold out mysteriously fast.

In person she looks better than promos, applied eyelashes really brought her eyes to life..

After getting over the initial shock caused by the bucktoothed mouth.. I warmed up to it… Of course what they did was totally wrong.. instead of resculpting the jaw, they tried to fill the widely open mouth space with thick strokes of paint. Well, that didn’t work…which is a big shame, because it must be the only thing holding her back from being the next grail doll.

Out of the box her hair was completely flat and not very attractive..

Her hair color is one tone lighter than the original brunette that Integrity seems to love so much, so yay for the variety.
I washed it immediately, but it still doesn’t look stunning. Being crushed in the box did some long term impact on the roundness of her curls :/
It would be nicer if she had a sidepart instead of the centerpart because she looks even more like a missing 4th bride with her hair like that.

Her skintone is something new. It’s somewhat close to the extreme pale Tatyana/Brides tone, but (thank god) it’s not as translucent. It has ivorish bone-white tone.

Her body has high matte finish, so it looks incredible in natural light. Her head is a bit darker than the body though.

Porcelain skintones comparison:


FD Agnes(yellowish translucent quality), vs 2011Mina (lighter non translucent rosy tone) vs Kesenia (bone-white porcelain), vs FR2 Elise (peachy) vs Pale Asian

I’m pretty much done with my Eugenia reroot! Just bangs need some more styling, but since I HAVE to take a picture today.. here she is..

At first I thought about doing a sidepart, but her eyebrows turned out to be way too evil lol so I went with bangs… I loved her in many colors, but brown was my favorite, I don’t have too many brownettes in my collection.

looking for the right color…


..bingo!

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    Got the MH Ghoul Talk set in Sainsburys last weekend:)
    Tbh i mostly wanted it for Rochelle.. she looks so cute with bangs and ponytail and mint green lips.. as for Catrine, I had the debut one but sold her after I got the New Scaremester one which got purple eyeshadow i liked better than pink.. and this one comes with pink eyeshadow again.. they both are pretty awesome though.. had to go through maybe 8 sets or so to find one with most decent facepaint

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  • wow check out these amazing vector artworks of some of the FR and monster high dolls:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos... Love this portrait of BOD Lucy!
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  • New FR Vanessa based on 2013 Integrity Toys Design Competition winner 'Edge' By Lisa Ramsammy.

    Original doll: https://www.flickr.com/photos/...

    For the first time ever, there is no preorder limit, anyone can preorder as many of this doll as they want.

    Item # 91354
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    Vanessa Perrin Dressed Doll
    The Fashion Royalty Collection
    2013 Design Competition Award Doll by Lisa Ramsammy
    Edition Size: TBA (Based on all orders received, see ordering information below)
    Suggested Retail Price:
    $150 public/$135 W Club Members (+ Shipping and tax if applicable)
    Estimated Delivery Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2014


    Doll Tech-Specs:
    Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
    Body: FR 2013
    Skin Tone: FR White
    Quickswitch Feature: No
    Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
    Hair Color: Luscious Blond

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  • First photos of club event Agnes: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2014...

    Also club members also got a 'surprise' FR doll announcement today:)
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  • Third 2014 W Club Exclusive Doll Ombres Poétique Mademoiselle Jolie

    Item # 91352
    Ombres Poétique
    Mademoiselle Jolie Dressed Doll
    2014 W Club Exclusive Mini-Gift Set
    Limited Edition Size: TBA
    Special W Club Suggested Retail Price: $150.00
    Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2014

    Doll Tech Specs:
    Scale: 12-inch / 1:6
    Head Sculpt: Isha 1.0
    Body Sculpt: FR 2013
    Skin Tone: FR White
    Hair: Silver Blond
    Quick Switch Feature: No
    Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

    The doll is inspired by a OOAK created by Jason Wu in 2006. You can see pictures of that doll here:
    http://www.robsdolls.com/wuevent3.htm

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  • Shipping update from Integrity:
    Shipping to Dealers Starting Approximately the Week of September 2nd, 2014:
    Tulabelle
    Item # 86008 French Kissed Tulabelle Doll

    Fashion Royalty
    Item # 91344 City Prowl Eugenia Perrin
    Item # 91346 Faded Desert Kyori Sato

    Poppy Parker
    Item # PP066 Brother in Arms Sebastien Havoc Figure
    Item # PP067 Mayhem in Monte Carlo Poppy Parker Doll
    Item # PP068 Code Name: Arm Candy Chip Farnsworth Figure

    Shipping to Dealers Starting Approximately the Week of September 15th, 2014:
    Item # 91342 Natalia
    Item # 91348 Adele

    Shipping to Dealers Starting Approximately the Week of September 22nd, 2014:
    Item # 91343 Elise
    Item # 91347 Veronique

    IT Direct Shipping Approximately the Week of September 15th, 2014
    Item # 76017 La Grande Seduction Victoire Roux Club Doll
    Item # 91349 High Visibility Agnes Von Weiss Event Doll

    IT Direct Shipping Approximately in Early October, 2014
    FR White Bodies
    Japan Tone Bodies
    Item # PP070 Joyous Celebration Poppy Parker Doll

    Also club members were shown another generous teaser:
    teaser222 Hopefully she'll be revealed on Monday/Tuesday
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  • The names of the dolls in the main convention collection are now available!

    Nocturnal Glow - Véronique Perrin
    Grandiose - Natalia Fatalé
    Nightshade - Kyori Sato
    Cold-Shoulder -Eugenia Perrin Frost
    Adorned - Vanessa Perrin
    Dark Moon - Poppy Parker
    La Ville Lumiere - Simonetta Bertorelli
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