Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Woman Who Thinks

I guess my most eagerly anticipated doll from the Funny Face collection was A Woman Who Thinks.  This doll represents the model Dovima who played herself in the movie.  Integrity used the Anja mold for this doll and the Monogram body with Victoire legs.  My favorite Integrity dolls in my collection are Bodacious Adele, AFL Vanessa, and Poesie Vanessa - you might say I am sucker for a widow's peak.
As much as I love this doll, there is something "Eddie Munster-like" about her hairstyle.  I think it is the widow's peak combined with the color of her hair and the style/length.  It is a little distracting, but not enough to make me take her out of my collection.

From all of the clothing in the Funny Face Collection, I thought the yellow dress was the most "disposable" from the offerings.  I was wrong on this assumption.  I love the quality and attention to detail in this ensemble.  This is a photo of the full length NRFB mini-giftset.  She is awesome as are the clothing items!
I deboxed the accessories and photographed them.  There are "diamond" earrings and bracelet, a pair of matching shoes for each outfit, a second set of hands, and a pair of black gloves.
Dovima came out of the box thirsty.  "It was a long and very tiring journey getting here.  At least you have a well-stocked bar.  I need a little something to take the edge off."
"If I'm going to be staying, maybe I'll just have a seat right here and rest a while.   ... I don't like the way that feather duster is looking at me.  ... I must be more tired than I realized?"
"Darling, would you be a dear and model that yellow dress for me?  I'm just not feeling up to it tonight."  Dovima finishes her second glass.  Never missing an opportunity to try on clothing, Jo is more than accommodating. I used my steamer on the chiffon and was able to take out most of the wrinkles in a few short minutes.  As you can see, the yellow dress is wonderful!
Although she is quite the diva, I believe Dovima will be a wonderful addition to my collection.  I can't wait to give her some more redress time ... that is if I can get her off that sofa.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Miss Chaundra Puts Her Foot Down

Anyone who follows this blog knows by now that my girls are clothes hogs.  I have a list of FR items that I am always on the look for.  One of those items made its way to my house last week.  It is the sheath from Poesie Sans Coleur Vanessa.
I was so excited to find this ensemble on the original card.  It had never been worn!

"Wait one cotton-picking minute!  I am so tired of seeing clothing come into this house for those big-busted women!"  Chaundra is apparently not happy.  "And here I am still in this gown from Christmas.  You put me in this and didn't even take a photo!"
Oh, oh!  "I'm sorry, Chaundra.  Don't you remember how sick I was over Christmas?"
"I don't recall that illness preventing you from posting your Best of 2012 posts!  Did it?  And I've been sitting up there for weeks.  You had time to debox and post that Funny Face giftset.  What's so special about those Funny Face dolls, anyway?  Huh?  Take the picture!   Take the picture!  TAKE THE PICTURE!"  (Chaundra does her best Audrey Hepburn imitation.)

"That was really quite good, Chaundra.  I'm impressed.  Would it help matters if I told you I had purchased an outfit for you?"
"Well ... you have my attention.  But it better not be one of those cheap Mattel outfits.  It better not have velcro anywhere!"

"What if I told you that it was an older Fashion Royalty outfit?  That it is approriate for winter.  That it is leather?"
"It better be very nice!  I'm ready to pack my bags and move on, you know.  After you brought all those dolls in from that convention you attended, the whole Committee quit.  I don't think we'll even get them back.  I might be able to persuade them, but only if you convince me that you are truly sorry for ignoring us."

"You know I am.  And I just listed 10 dolls for sale on The Doll Page.  I'm going to try and help the committee get things back under control.  I promise.  Here is the outfit."
"Oh my!  You really did go out of your way to redeem yourself.  This is what I deserve to be wearing.  Luxury!  Class! What outift is this?"

"It was from Perfect Skin Adele from 2004. Isn't it wonderful.  Do you forgive me?"
"I guess so.  But don't forget that I am always number one in your collection."

"Whatever you say, dear."