Saturday, February 23, 2013

Oh, NO! ... Not Again.

I have come to the conclusion that my problem is that I can appreciate a pretty face.  I appreciate too many pretty faces.  That's why my collection is overwhelming at times. 

The latest "pretty face" to join my collection is Luncheon Ensemble Silkstone Fashion Model.  I quit collecting Silkstones a few short years ago.  Last year I was tempted back but settled for the clothing from Walking Suit and Evening Gown.

But I am a real sucker for a beautiful redhead.  Maybe it was too many episodes of I Love Lucy when I was a kid.   This doll just seemed to push all of the right buttons for me.
It's hard to believe this doll retails for $50.  The fabric is just gorgeous and the perfect weight.  The details are amazing.  Look at those little bows on the shoulders of the generously proportioned swing coat.  I even like that the sleeves are long enough to cover the tops of the gloves.  Here is a full length photo with the coat discreetly closed.
The rose in the turban may be just a little "over the top", but isn't that what fashion is all about?  Here is a photo of the bodice of the sheath.  It is exquisite. 
There's been a lot of concern about the "mutton chops" on the side of this girl's face. I found a quick fix.  I wet them and wound them inside the clear plastic round earring protector.  It helped make the hair look like "spit curls".  Here is a side view (I know it looks better from the front) -
I was so fond of the promo photos of this doll, I did some research and found that "Boater Ensemble" was the next in the lineup.  Unfortunately, you have to be a member of The Barbe Collector Club to purchase it.  Fortunately, I was able to join last week when it opened for new members.  I guess I'm collecting Silkstones again.