Every now and then a doll comes along that captures our interest. Sometimes she becomes a photographic muse. She inspires us to redress, create a persona, develop a storyline.
I remember when I first discovered Misaki dolls several years ago. I owned almost every one of them from the first four years. They were the subject of many photo stories.
I felt the same way when Poppy Parker was first released. I redressed and played to my heart's content. Then they became very fashionable ... very sought after ... too expensive ... too hard to acquire. Still got my early ones, but I've not stayed with the line.
I've also followed the Dynamite Girls through all of their incarnations.
Now, Integrity has released a new line up. They got some things VERY right, but they also missed the mark on many others. I'm referring to the Breakfast at Tiffany's Holly Golightly dolls. They introduced a new mold that got such a cool reception, I'm afraid it has been discontinued (the Sabrina dolls are being used with Poppy molds).
First let's take a look at the packaging. Here is the front of the box:
Now, let's see what's inside:
I think the main problem with Holly is that took a "young" looking doll and tried too hard to make her look more mature and elegant. When I got her out of these clothes and started redressing her she came alive.