Saturday, January 5, 2013

All I Want For Christmas ...

I didn't get a doll for Christmas this year.  After the convention and the last of the pre-orders arriving, I had plenty to debox.   From my 12 of 2012, 11 of them had never been redressed; 9 of them were still NRFB. 

I have been admiring some OOAK clothing items throughout 2012.  There are some incredibly gifted doll clothing designers in our community.  I have purchased a few inexpensive items along the way - just like any collector.  I was nervous about spending as much on an ensemble as what some doll cost. 

Right before Christmas Dagamoart released their newest clothing line:  The City 2013.  I sat at my computer and poured over photos for hours.  My dear husband told me, "Get yourself one for Christmas.  It will be your last Christmas present from me."  I couldn't believe it.  It took me forever to choose the one I wanted.  It arrived just in time for Christmas. When I took off the wrapping, I found that the box was very nicely presented.

Inside the box was a metal container with a clear window, so you could see the contents.
Here are the pieces.  Thigh high heel-less boots, a silver braided purse, a gorgeous dress, a knit sweater with ribbon belt, and a little bow pin.  The outfit is called "Rose".
Who gets to wear it?  Well, the #1 doll of 2012 of course!  Here is Giselle in just the dress with the boots.
And here is how she looks in the full outfit
Very chic!

I think she likes doll couture, don't you?

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Finally ...

Every now and then a doll comes along that becomes "iconic".  No one really understands how or why.  If they did, they would be a very rich doll designer.  There's just something about the doll that is immediately recognized as special.  Something sets this doll apart from others.
There are only a few dolls to whom one can apply this term "iconic"- Poesie Sans Coleur Vanessa, A Fashionable Life, Optic Verve Agnes, Fine Jewel Eugenia, FNO Poppy, to name a few.  They don't come along every year, but 2012 ushered in another.
I admit that I almost didn't enter the lottery for this doll.  I pondered it for days.  I didn't enter until the last possible minute.
The silliest thing is that the deciding factor for me were those "heel-less shoes" that match the purse.  I even told my doll friend Reese, "I can always sell her nude if she winds up not staying."
When she arrived, there was no questioning that she was here to stay.   But she was so different from my other Giselles.  She seemed more mature.  She had to be released from the box to be fully appreciated.  She is so statuesque.
This Giselle has grace and poise.  There's an elegant glow about her.  She reminds me so much of Agnes.
 My #1 of 2012 is Glam Addict Giselle.