Saturday, June 13, 2015

Waiting For A Girl Like You ...

Foreigner sang about her in 1981.  Not counting convention dolls, she is the first FR2 doll to really "do it" for me.   She arrived last week and has gotten a great deal of camera time.

She is Rare Appearance Dania Zarr and was the last "club doll" for W Club members in 2014.  (I can dismiss the 6 month wait when they show up looking like this!)
And a closeup in the box.  Those eyes are an amazing, almost Tiffany Blue.  
Here are the accessories.  I think this is the nicest handbag ever produced.  The bracelet has little citrine rhinestones that match the earrings!  Some collectors have been struggling with the production of the shoes  because the material is cut in strips and sometimes the pattern is "tighter and darker" on one shoe than the other.  Very nice sunglasses and I'm loving the gloved hands in gray.
The proof is usually in the pudding.   Let's see how she looks out of the box!
How about a little trip outside at dusk?   This doll has such a vintage vibe.  She truly takes me back to the 1960's.  Many collectors have been comparing her to Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie Kennedy.  
Does the elegance of Rare Appearance transfer when redressed?  You bet it does!  She is wearing the Mattel Silkstone Grace Kelly "The Romance" dress.  It seems perfectly styled to her.
Some collectors have started taking her hair down.  It is long, thick, and luxurious.  For now, I am enjoying the elegance of the design.  My doll came with perfect eyelashes and hair.  I couldn't be happier.  She has brought my excitement back to FR collecting.

If you really want a treat, check out Rebecca's review on "Inside the Fashion Doll Studio":

You won't regret it!


Teva Joseph said...

dania is my favorite fr sculpt! they never seen to go wrong with her!

Troy said...

As a new W Club member for 2015, I wasn't able to order her. Fortunately, a member let me take over her payment, so Dania was shipped directly to me. If she is any indication of this year's dolls, we're off to a tremendous start!

The simple, elegant design of the dress allows for some really cool and more intricate accessories. I haven't redressed her yet as I'm just enjoying her as is for now. Normally I'm not a fan of gloved hands, but I have hers on (as I do on the new Agnes); it's a nice touch.

She's really practically perfect.

NataliaFan said...

This Dania is drop dead gorgeous. I was very tempted to buy her but I couldn't justify it as she's similar to Avenue George V Victoire Roux (which i already have). Seeing how beautiful she is in your photos makes me tempted to log on to eBay and buy one after all.