Surprisingly, this Dania looks even better in person comparing to her promo shots. A little different, too. In person she seems rather fierce looking. Probably it’s her pale japan skintone combined with red lipstick and dark eyeshadow that creates the whole ‘vamp’ effect. Wide-spread cateye eyeliner/shadow works really well for this mold too, so I’d say she looks pretty refreshing, not like any other Dania we’ve seen so far. I’m not sure about the shade of blond that’s been chosen for her, as it’s a bit too yellow especially next to her pale skintone. I’ve seen Danias on Flickr with hairs better than mine..On my doll, some of it is straight, some of it is curly, a slightly inconsistent mess you can’t really see from the angle pictured:p But still, I think she’s quite stunning, especially as for Dania (which is not my fav sculpt tbh).
Now when it comes to the outfit.. what’s the nice way to put it… it’s dreadful.
The cape and purse are probably the only nicer items from the bunch.. The dress is made of this unpleasant stiff fabric, it’s bulging around the chest area, you can see it pretty well in the pictures.. At first I was very excited about the shoes, as I was happy to see something that wasn’t sandals for a change and these also came with chrome heels, but my excitement vanished as soon as I took those out of the package. These shoes are not very nicely done. Mine are even shaped differently (one shoe is ‘flatter’ than the other). The purse is actually the only item from the set that isn’t flawed in any way. And the cape/stole has interesting mixing and matching possibilities. The brooch does come out and you can use it on anything else you want, it’s not a part of the closure on the cape.
Even though retro look is her ‘thing’ and a part of the concept, I feel like every doll from recent collections might as well been called ‘Nostalgia’ ..getting tired of this style already..
Leonie is my first and only Ficon doll. Before she was released, I was considering getting a Ficon, but I was afraid I wouldn’t like certain things about them in person. Still, I decided to take a risk with Leonie, as I just loved her edgy look too much.. I got this girl shortly after she was announced, so I haven’t seen too many pictures of her before buying, just the promos by AlexForbes
So when I got my doll I was a bit disappointed with a slightly different eyebrows shape she had comparing to the prototype.. The prototype has more straight and thick eyebrows and the production dolls have lighter and more rounded/’surprised’ eyebrows, so that one was a bit of a let down..
I loove her makeup! It’s not that often that you get to see dramatic black smokey eye on a doll. The eyeshadow is not airbrushed, but it’s executed nicely and I also love the way her lips are done.
She comes with short platinum blond wig.. It’s a well-styled wig with a great fit.. but taking into consideration that it’s also a signature hairstyle of the most obnoxious Hollywood celebrity right now, I guess now it’s safe to say that it was a horrible hairstyle choice for Leonie..:p
I think she looks best in black.. but other colors look great on her too.
So here she is in Sybarite Godiva wig:
A small problem with wigs is that Ficon head is alot smaller in comparison to other 16” dolls.. (I was afraid it would bother me, but it doesn’t.. maybe because it’s actually closer to human proportion). But because of that, there’s a hassle of finding a right wig for this girl, everything is way too big and simply slips off her head.. smaller AG wigs might fit OK, but probably best possible solution are custom hard cap wigs.. that she wouldn’t be able to share with other non-ficon dolls…
Her skintone is very pleasant looking, pale and fresh. Her body is made of resin, but it feels closer to plastic rather than porcelain, and I do happen to like that, as she is rather lightweight and doesn’t feel too fragile which makes her more approachable and fun to play with.
I’m not a big Ficon expert, but from what I know, her body is of older generation, as last year Ficon introduced a new body along with Icarusia doll.
So the articulation range on Leonie’s body is pretty standard, although if you take into account the fact that her arms/legs are doublejointed, it probably could be wider.. so no, she can’t cup her boobs and she can’t sit on her ankles.
No waist joint, which means she’s got a nice belly sculpt and uninterrupted hip curves..
The chest joint has a pretty good range, (I actually almost missed that, at first I got the impression that it barely moves and wasn’t happy with that at all, but then I discovered that if you push harder, it does bend pretty far into any direction)
The face sculpt is something I would tweak though.. it has a nice jaw outline, beautiful lips.. but the eye area just seems slightly off.. with the way the eyes are positioned, it creates a bit of a fishface look, there’s just something unrealistic there..
and guess the nose could be a bit narrower too..
So, the outfit:
Not too crazy about the jacket.. I just don’t really see any self respecting biker wearing it.. it looks more like a race car driver jacket to me.
So I got her a much more decent biker jacket also by Ficon, it completes her look so much better:
The sleeveless top looks white in photos, but in person it looks almost grey and very grunged up, almost dirty. I see what was the idea here, but probably not the best look for a doll outfit..
and I love all the ficon jeans.. seems like they’re the only ones who can get them right..
She also comes with a cool helmet covered with crystals.. too bad she can’t actually wear it.. not wigged or bald, the shape is completely different..but it’s a nice touch either way..
The boots look tad oversized.. Ficon feet aren’t articulated and they’re sculpted for high heeled shoes, so guess flats won’t always look right on them.
Few more closeups:
A few more shots from the archives. Here is my Dark Swan Elise:
Elise was one of the debut FR2 dolls introduced at Dark Romance 2010 Convention. She was a table centerpiece limited to just 190 pieces.
Also she was advertised, I’m assuming mistakenly, as ‘Elyse’, as she came back to being ‘Elise’ ever since.
I regret not getting her NRFB when I had a chance, it’s just I didn’t love her so much when she came out.. also the pink head issue didn’t make her very tempting either. I just broke down when I saw lots of amazing photos of her on Flickr..
The pink head issue is there, unfortunately, but maybe because of her hair/makeup coloring, it’s not as in your face as it was with Flawless Elise..
I don’t have her original outfit, so she’s wearing Barbie Versace gown that doesn’t fit her too well.. it sits too low on her.. because of that, the rest of the pics didn’t come out right:p
This is probably old news, but I still wanted to post this..
So.. did you know that Elise Jolie doll has a real-live doppelganger?
Here is a picture of Dutch model Iekeliene Stange..the resemblance is just too much to be a coincidence, so I’m pretty sure that somehow, her face was an inspiration for the sculpt..and they did a terrific job as they look *exactly* alike:
Luxe Life Vanessa was a 2009 Iconic convention collection doll. I got her not too long ago and she came already rerooted. A part of me wishes I’d wait for one with original hairdo, as there is something ‘iconic’ about that look, even though I still love my Vanessa’s long locks. She is wearing Tricks of the Trade Eugenia dress, DG vest, FR2 convention accessory pack earrings and London Mist Imogen boots (yep, she can stand on her own in these).
Maybe it’s a litle tacky to blog about a doll I no longer even have.. it’s just I was going through my camera flash card and found some pictures I never got to publish.. so this session with Erin was one of them.
High End Envy Erin was 2012 Wclub exclusive doll, also the first Erin to come with a ‘refreshed’ face sculpt. Even though I’m not a big fan of the whole sculpt-sitching Integrity has been doing, I think in this case, change did Erin good. My problem with this particular doll would be the inconsistency in her facial expression.. fiercely shaped eyebrows + smiling mouth, the combo looks quite weird together.. but aside from that, she’s quite stunning.
I’m not sure about the skintone she’s using.. it seems like it’s japan tone, but just a little brighter/less grey than usual.. so probably it’s not intentional, just a slightly different batch of vinyl or something.
The outfit has some nice detail, her dress is a single piece, I especially like the skirt part. The shoes are quite something else (in a good way), even though the heels are longer than they should be.. the bangles are something thats been used too many times lately, and earrings are easily breakable.. mine didn’t make it in one piece :/
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I've always wanted Auden like the debut one but with caucasian skintone, so guess this one is as close as it gets.. and had to grab cruz as well, although im a bit on the fence about him.. love his long hair but not the beard and skintone, so we'll see if he stays..
I hardly collect any of the lines shown yesterday..(though pretty disappointed tere was no Freja in fr16) so waiting for the webinar in April:)
and finally hauntlywood MH made it to my local sainsburys! (yep i still collect them) so i picked up Elissabat today, i didn't feel like ordering her online, because i wanted to pick out the prettiest one by myself in the store.. buut this one was the only one i could get my hands on.. they had at least one more Elissa but dem bitchez put MH dolls on the top shelf, so i couldn't reach her, i mean i tried and tried, but in the end i pushed the box even further away lol but this one is really cute anyways, well maybe the bangs could be more perfect, but the eyes are nice and even so I'm happy:)
(i've no idea why she turned out so pale in the pic.. her skintone is pretty close to draculauras which is dead on pink) ×0
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