Saturday, February 18, 2017

Nadja Rhymes "I Slay"

Ever since her introduction in 2006, I have been a fan of NuFace Character, Nadja Rhymes.   I love that she represents a woman of color with a richer, deeper skin tone.  Since her revised sculpt, I have purchased all three versions and couldn't wait for "I Slay" to arrive.

Here is a full length photo in the box.
And a poor quality closeup.  (Sorry about that - I didn't shoot enough closeups because I was in too much of a hurry to get her out of the box!)
Here is a photo of her standing next to the accessories.  She comes with a cool ring, simple gold stud earrings, a skull bracelet (gold tone version of the Be Daring Imogen's bracelet), and a gold tone skull necklace.  She has stretch thigh high boots which require a little effort getting on, a choker, and a fake fur coat.  She also had a purse on trend and an extra set of hands.
The promo photos of this doll leads the buyer to believe the doll with have thick wavy hair.  Unfortunately, the hair is actually that extremely kinky hair like Quiet Storm Annik which is difficult to manage and style.  I just put a black rubber band on it and pulled it back from her face.
I think she is a beautiful doll and definitely represents the 2016 Moschino line that she was based on.  My favorite part of her are those gorgeous gray eyes.  I figured she would redress well ...
So, let's give it a go.  Here she is wearing "Life of the Party" from the 2008 convention.  The boots actually fit and she can stand in them with a little assistance.  The blouse is a little loose, but I was able to get the skirt to close and the belt to hook!  I worked with her hair a little more.

And a close up to end the post ...

I really LOVE this version.  I think IT is on to something with this new eye screening and I am so thankful they got rid of those weird eyebrow lines from last year!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Love, Life, & Lace Agnes Von Weiss

Although I mentioned this doll a couple posts earlier,  I finally decided to debox her.  I was so disappointed by the head not matching the body that I just stuffed the box in the back of the closet.  Since Integrity Toys has agreed to replace the heads (and allowed collectors to keep the original head since it wasn't purchased through a dealer), I decided to make it my mission to find a body for this head.

Here is a closeup photo of the doll.
And the full length photo for everyone who is just too lazy to scroll back a couple posts (LOL!).
Here are the accessories.  Although I'm not head-over-heels in love with the silver (maybe had they used beads similar to the lace, the effect would've been more cohesive), I do love the taupe shoes.  
When I undid the ties and took her out of the box, imagine my surprise at finding the messed up hemlines on the lace!  Just look how horrible this is.  I really love this dress, but there's no way it can be displayed on a doll - the lace is as much as >1/2" shorter than the hemline of the dress in some areas.  Another call to customer service.  What's going on with quality control????  $140 is just too much to spend on this mess.
It turns out that LLL Agnes actually does have a head closer to the "Porcelain" skin tone of the earlier FR tall bodies like Tatyana, Brides of Dracula, Kesenia, et al.  Poor Shake It Up Korinne lost her body (compliments of Follow the Line Kesenia).  It's an excellent match, don't you agree?
What I do like about this doll is how different LLL is from other versions of Agnes.  This one looks younger to me and more like Giselle.  I really love the hair color and neutral makeup.  I don't mind the older FR tall bodies, so it's not a problem for her to reside here.  Now, we have to find someone to give up their space for her.