I just wanted to share these cool sets I accidentally discovered on ebay.
Sometime in mid-late 90′s Mattel came up with the series of themed accessory sets. These 3 are the ones I got so far, but there are many more fashion, dining, baking etc sets out there. I’d say that the level of detail on these is beyond average, especially for pink box stuff. So these were just perfect for my Barbie Dream House:) Here are the pix of these still nrfb:
Pretty Treasures Dining set:
Special Collection bathroom/vanity set:
And my personal favorite, Special Collection Desk Set:
It comes with a little notebook with real pages, a very cool looking retro phone, a stamp pad, which is probably dried out by now so it’s no longer working, and a tiny doll sized stamp that you could still use with a different ink pad. And of course a quill pen with a small ink bottle. Classy.
When I started collecting, Poesie Sans Couleur Vanessa was *the* holy grail of all Fashion Royalty dolls. Released in 2005, a limited edition of 500 FDQ exclusive to this day remains a true icon in my eyes.
I’ve had her for a few years now, and tbh I’ve been procrastinating with photographing her for so long because I really wanted to do her justice with my pictures and was worried they wouldn’t turn out so well.
Poesie is hands down my favorite Vanessa, everything about her is sheer perfection, the hair, the facepaint and the garments she comes with.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get her nrfb or even complete. Mine came with just her wedding gown, shoes and a few accessories. I did aim for a nrfb at first, it’s just that this doll just happened to be listed on my birthday, so I took it as a sign and bought her:p
So as her lingerie look, she’s wearing True Royalty Vanessa corset, I actually happen to like this set better than her own. And she still has her ‘something blue’, so it works with the whole wedding theme. I had no luck finding her cocktail dress at a reasonable price though, so that’s why she’ll be featured only wearing her wedding dress and the lingerie in this post.
Her wedding dress is just.. magnificent. I’m not even a gown person, but this one is truly breathtaking.. I think you need to see it in person to fully appreciate it though.
(Of course I had to forget to put on the belt and misplaced her dragonfly pin, so I couldn’t find it..)
Bigger version on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/missjaydoll/14718696348/
Well tbh I don’t know if this post was really about showcasing the fashion pack or just getting an excuse to take some more pictures of Home Ick Frankie. She’s my favorite Frankie ever, it’s just I didn’t love the two fashions she originally came with, so I got her an outfit that I happen to like much better:
The Tshirt and skirt with suspenders can be worn separately. It also came with a tote bag:
Light blue shoes with red straps:
..and a desert topped with yummy green plasm substance:
A ‘double feature’ today with Color Infusion Tilda Brisby and London Calling Cruz:
Tilda was one of the Color Infusion dolls offered at last years’ convention. CI dolls unfortunately have ‘Jem’ body type which features bigger hands and feet. Even though the hands are not a big issue since they can easily be replaced, the feet are a different story.. They’re so huge, none of the FR/FR2 shoes will fit them, that’s why I’d love to switch her to a regular fr2 body one day.
Tilda shares sculpt with Roxy from Jem line. It’s like if Elise Jolie and Rory Riot from Jem had a daughter, she would look something like Tilda. She has a small mouth and sharp cheekbones like Elise and her unique nose shape made me think of Rory. I’m totally in love with this girl, too bad she seems a bit underrated so far.
These boots by ayukislove is the only thing that fit her..
I got Cruz definitely not because of his outfit, it’s a bit too ‘fashion forward’ for my liking.
He surely is very handsome, there’s just two things I would change about him.. one is the skintone. He has this slightly tan skintone just like Hot Dots and Pretty in Polynesia Poppy, it tends to look a bit yellowish sometimes, I’d much rather prefer him in Caucasian or even Japan skintone.
And the other thing is his lip color. It’s just a wrong shade of pink for this skintone, so it kinda looks like he’s got lipstick on.
He’s got like 2 layers of clothing under that jacket: an orange striped vest and a pretty tight fitting lime shirt under it:
He also came with a set of ‘leather’ fingerless gloves.. which I’d rather use with a different outfit.
So I thought I’d just post a few boxed pictures of my new Dynamite Boys Take it Easy Cruz and All American Auden.
I got them a while ago, but they are still my latest IT arrivals and probably will be in a while since I haven’t had much luck with lotteries (entered for all 3 IFDC Poppies and won nothing) or even ebay auctions lately, so I don’t even have anything else on the way right now. Not saying I’m out of things to blog about, but I guess it’s always more exciting to talk about the very last thing you got.
Anyways, I’m very happy with both of these guys. Their face paint colors are just right and their lips don’t look like they have lipstick on. The clothes are well executed and very stylish, so I don’t feel like redressing them anytime soon.
Auden’s face is pretty much perfect. He looks very similar to Beautiful Boy Auden, except he has caucasian skintone which I think looks more flattering on him. I do like debut Auden’s hair much better though. All American Auden’s hair has fallen a victim to the current shaved sides trend, so he has flocking on the sides. I never really liked the idea of flocking in the first place, and in this case it looks unnaturally lighter than his hair and has a texture of pubic hair, so yeah, I do wish he was rooted all over.
And Cruz, to be honest I got him ‘just in case’ I didn’t like him that much on promo pics.. but in person he totally won me over!
I do love the fact that he has long hair, but the execution turned out to be quite a fail.. I’m hoping to tame this nightmare with a boilperm, I’ve seen some successful makeovers on Flickr, we’ll see how mine goes.
As for the beard, I’m kinda tempted to ‘shave’ him, though I have to admit it is actually not horrible (coming from me it is a huge compliment because I don’t really like facial hair period and especially on dolls, since paint will never look like real hair anyways)
But aside from these things, they both are just awesome! :D
- well the update is very last week, but here it is anyways:p
+ Next years convention will be happening during October 22-24, 2015 in Long Beach, CA
+ 2015 Wclub registration dates have been moved. Usually we'd get registration info a few days before Christmas, but this time, the registration will open sometime early 2015. They also noted that this is a permanent change.
+ Cute commercial featuring Hollywood Jem: http://youtu.be/VxokHywIlEs
+ Convention leftovers available through right to buy lotteries:
Item # 15059 - Jolt! ITBE Dressed Doll
Item # 15060 - Zing! ITBE Dressed Doll
Item # 15061 - Oomph! ITBE Dressed Doll
Item # 76019 - Dial "V" for Victoire - Victoire Roux Doll
Item # 76020 - La Ville Lumiere (The City of Lights) Simonetta Bertorelli™ Dressed Doll
Item # 78013 - Afterhours Hanne Erikson 16" Dressed Doll
Item # 82057 - Tantalizing Dominique Makeda™ Workshop Doll
Item # 82058 - Evening Siren Ayumi N.™ Dressed Doll
Item # 91355 - Nocturnal Glow Veronique Perrin Dressed Doll
Item # 91356 - Grandiose Natalia Fatale Dressed Doll
Item # 91357 - Night shade Kyori Sato Dressed Doll
Item # 85067 - Time Served Official Workshop Fashion Figure
+ Holiday Poppy sneak peek:
"This lovely beauty will be unveiled and shipped just in time for the upcoming holiday season" - so this pretty much means the dolls have been manufactured and will be sold either through a lottery, or on 1st come 1st serve basis, or possibly through dealers..
+ Also not as generous sneak of upcoming club doll
Judging by the color palette it is most probably a Jem line doll ×0
- ahhh look who arrived this morning!:DDD
- Updated the convention page with the remaining promo pix of the convention collection ×0
- Quicksilver Kyori
Pencil Me In Eugenia
Truly Madly Deeply Agnes
Joyous Celebration Poppy
and many more are looking for a new home! ×0
another email with promo pics came yesterday, so I updated the convention page.
Style lab and main collection pics will follow later..
The email also said that the lotteries for the convention leftovers should take place sometime in November
It's a shame there is no detailed information about skintones and haircolors in those emails.. after closer inspection, it seems like Agnes's hair is original brunette and not raven like everybody thought:( ×2
Illustrious Vanessa - Convention Helper doll, LE100. Ebay link:
and *great* deal on Agnes here:
ohh and this is the one which (very imho) should've won the design competition:
yesterday IT sent links to two short videos from nuface luncheon presentation.
I made some screengrabs and updated the convention page with pictures
Vaughn Sawyers also described the new nuface body: 'very similar to fr, has smaller bust, thinner waist and different/fuller butt'
And the email also said promo pictures of the remaining convention dolls will be coming later.. ×0
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