Sunday, November 13, 2011

Accountability - Part 2 Or "Be Careful What You Ask For"

I guess I need to come to my dear husband's defense.  When we got married last year, I moved in with over 100 FR dolls in their boxes.  Most were NRFB.

I really wrestled with my conscience about their value and their needing to remain NRFB.  However, I also enjoy redressing and playing with them.  My husband encouraged me, "Do what you want to do.  Don't let their value prevent you from enjoying them."  He wanted me to start this blog.  I asked him to help support me and keep me on track with my rules.

So ... I guess it's all my fault.  I asked him to help keep me focused.  And it has helped me enjoy my hobby more. 

After I wrote my last post, I went and checked which dolls had come to live with me this year that are either still in their box or are out of their box but I can't make up my mind about them. 

Here it goes:

Monogram Magnificent
Monogram Extravagance
FR Modern Comeback Noir Vero
DG Rock Candy Rufus Blue
DG Most Beautiful Boy Auden
DG Aqua Bella Jett
DG Summer Daze Sooki
FR2 Fashion Night Out Bergdorf Goodman
FR2 Flawless Elise Jolie
FR No Reservation Kyori
FR Vivid Impact Agnes
FR Style Counsel Vero and Adele
Les Silhouette Victoix Roux

The last three came this week, so I have my two week limit to make decisions about them.  Modern Comeback has been listed for sale on The Doll Page.  That leaves 10 dolls.  So, the 10 that have been deboxed make up for that.  I am still on track ... but only barely. 

So, I decided to release one that I've wanted to photograph for ages.  Here she is in her box.  The Muse Adele.  What an incredible doll.  She has long red gloves, a fur shrug, the skirt is actually a dress with a red satin bodice, very nice shoes, red jeweled earrings and ring, and a purse!

I believe she is one of the most beautiful dolls ever produced by Integrity Toys.  Here she is out of the box.

Although I really like the shrug, that suit is marvelous without it.  The jacket has 3/4 length sleeves and lovely rhinestone pin on the shoulder.

I played around with her and put her in the Mattel Little Red Riding Hood cloak. 

I just love this doll and know she will bring me many hours of joyful play.  She'd still be in the box had my husband not been helping me along.

And surprisingly, she looks even better casual.

This one may be a stretch for many of you.  But ever since she arrived here, Regal Solstice Anja reminds me of someone.  

I don't know why, but I just believe she has the charm of one of my favorite comedic actresses, Debra Messing.  It's more the auora than the exact features. 

I can't wait to take my Born to Gamble out and then all I need is Will and Jack.  I'm waiting on my Integrity bodies to arrive.  Until then ... I'll be searching for my next doll to come out of the box.  Only