Tuesday, June 2, 2015

And the Award for Biggest Integrity Dress Goes To ….

It's been almost two months since I have reviewed a doll.  Some of this is because collectors haven't received anything new since the ITBE Lingerie line in late March/early April.  After seeing a photo from my friend Reese on Flickr of In Full Regalia wearing the gown, I decided to finally debox this doll.

Mademoiselles Jolie "Ombres Poetique" is a "mini giftset" that was offered to W Club members in 2014 (I used my $20 gift coupon toward her purchase of $150 + shipping).  She was mailed in January, but I had mixed feelings when I looked at her.  I was even considering the option of some facial enhancements.

Here is a photo of Mlle Jolie inside her box.  As you can see she comes with nice lingerie.  Surprisingly, this is the first set of lingerie made exclusively for the FR2 body.   (The doll is wearing the  coordinating panty under the gown.)
As "mini giftset" the accessories are minimal.  There is one pair of shoes, a necklace, earrings, clutch, and additional set of hands.  The necklace is quite unique as it is several odd pieces strung together.
The ribbons on those shoes just made me cringe to look at them.  Back in the plastic and put away.  I found some other shoes easier to put on and take off.
Here she is, Ombres Poetique Mademoiselles Jolie, wearing the biggest gown every produced by Integrity Toys.  It's HUGE!  It's sort of like Mattel's Silkstone "In The Pink"; it's so voluminous.  I am not a fan of "unfinished edges" (C'mon guys this is definitely a Barbie Silkstone thing - White Diamonds and Gala Gown).  The tea-stain color just makes it look dirty to me.  Unfortunately, I believe Place Vendome Victoire Roux from the 2012 Tropicalia Convention is a superior version of a gown using this color.
Since I've been redressing dolls in Randall Craig fashions recently, I thought I would try a different gown.   Any help identifying the name of this one would be appreciated! It's a lovely fit!
How about something more "business"?  Maybe Randall Craig's "Fur Suited".  It's a winter ensemble, but I wanted something very luxe for this lady.  Love her in this!  Another great fit!
And even though my original intention was to let the hair down and change the lip color/eye shadow, I think she is quite striking.  I may enjoy her as presented for a while before making that decision.
Personally, I believe she is very lovely and was worth the price.  It is a beautiful use of the Luchia/Isha sculpt.   As there were over 1200 in the edition size, she can still be picked up on the secondary market at good price.  I know it feels nice to get a doll that is so perfect when you open the box!


olla123 said...

Jest cudowna w każdej stylizacji!

Troy said...

When I saw her on eBay, I liked her but not well enough to pay the secondary market prices. She was still available in limited quantities when I joined the W Club in 2015, so I ordered her (and the Vanessa Edge doll). You're right that the dress isn't the best color; tea-stain is the perfect description. And I can't stand shoes that tie like these. It's one of my main complaints about Gene Marshall shoes. They just don't look right when I tie them. Bleah.

I love her in that Randall Craig gray dress, which I also own. Unfortunately, I don't recall that it had a name other than Evening Gown.