Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Baby Doll Kit

Baby Doll Kit has arrived! My first Kit sculpt doll and first doll from the Jeremy Voss collection, I'm very pleased with this new addition. You can see my gallery of pictures here.

I love her hair. Short hair is adorable in general, but really cute on this doll. And it lies down nicely as well. Kit's dress is modern and hip, very runway fashion. It's a pink satin mini dress, strapless, with a chartreuse chiffon overlayer, topped with an oversized brown bow trim. Her shoes are adorable as well, and her accessories include a fun oversized bracelet.
I've included the promo picture from the Tonner Company website as well. My doll's hair is actually quite a bit redder (but still brunette) and also fuller than the picture shown online, but I like it quite a bit better than that picture.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Queen of Clubs/Anne of Cleves

I received the Wicked Witch of the East's outfit from Dreamcastle Dolls recently, and I'm using the outfit for part of my Wives of Henry VIII collection. It's a soft gray, and understated for the Tudor time period: perfect for Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife who was "too plain" for Henry.

I think the Betty Ann sculpt--particularly the Queen of Clubs--makes a perfect model for Anne. She's one of the two of Henry's six wives who survived him, through a divorce and becoming his "beloved sister", hence her slight smile. She came from a conservative Lutheran family, and she wore clothing that was considered conservative and outmoded when she arrived in England. I do need to find some appropriate head covering for her, but her hairdo is perfect.

I love the outfit--great details and lots of pieces, though probably not historically accurate. I'm looking for sort of impressions of Henry's wives, rather than historical accuracy. The outfit includes a one-piece gray satin gown with petticoat, matching corset, gray over jacket with long chiffon sleeves, and a long matching cape. (I'm not including the broom or pointed witchie hat in my display.)

I am allowing Anne to have a little fun with her striped stockings and sparkling red shoes, however. She managed to outlive and outsmart that tyrant of a husband!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Devereaux Sisters

From the June TonnerSpace newsletter, we can see a couple of sneak previews of a new line of dolls from the new collection, The Devereaux Sisters. Renee and Louise are fashion icons from the roaring twenties--and I cannot wait to meet them (and add them to my collection)!
Photos courtesy Tonner Doll Company.

Friday, June 6, 2008

New exclusive dolls at Cherished Friends

Limited to just 200, ReImagination Goldilocks is scheduled for release in the third to fourth quarter of 2008, retail $199.99. This will be a brand new sculpt, and there are a few photos of this gorgeous doll on the Cherished Friends website.
Also, three new Ultra-Basic dolls are scheduled for release in mid-June. For $59.99, a limited number of 300, Ultra Basic Jac includes shoes and white swimsuit. Ultra Basic Stella (Golden) will be made in 250 pieces. And a limited edition customer appreciation raven-haired Stella (LE 250) will only be available to customers who have placed an order with Cherished Friends within the past year. More photos of these dolls dressed in a variety of outfits are available on the website.
Photos courtesy Tonner Doll Company.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tonner Nightmares Convention

Registration for the Tonner Doll Company Nightmares Convention 2008 is now open. You can register online at the company website.

The convention is scheduled for October 17-19, 2008, and the cost includes an exclusive new 16" fashion doll, featuring a new head and body sculpt. I can't wait to see! According to the website, there are only 250 spaces available, first come, first serve.


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