Sunday, April 29, 2012

Daphne in Carol Peters

Daphne in Carol Peters by alington
Daphne in Carol Peters, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Another Carol Peters OOAK outfit--this time, the lovely Daphne Dimples (Effanbee) from the Brenda Starr collection is our model.

I think she's simply sizzling!

More photos can be viewed on Flickr.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Prudence as Marie

Prudence as Marie by alington
Prudence as Marie, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Another wonderful one-of-a-kind outfit by the talented Carol Peters, this is Prudence Moody as Marie Antoinette.

I understand Carol was inspired by Val Zeitler's Young Marie collection, as featured in Haute Doll Magazine a few years ago. (It was a collection created for Sky, a Peak's Woods BJD, and what inspired my very first BJD purchase.) Carol created her own French Court Petit Trianon cotton day dress of this lovely floral print, trimmed with lace, ribbon and roses.

She even created a wig for Prudence as well. See the cute little blue bird, peeking through the top?

You can see additional photos of this outfit on my Flickr photostream. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ellowyne in Carol Peters

Ellowyne in Carol Peters by alington
Ellowyne in Carol Peters, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Here is a lovely one-of-a-kind outfit, designed by Carol Peters and modeled by Ellowyne Wilde. Victorian inspired, in a burnout velvet print and red shantung with lots of velvet ribbon detail, Ellowyne looks her very best.

I love the detail of the velvet purse and the fringed hat.

See more photos on Flickr!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

High End Envy Erin S - W Club Exclusive

I'm thrilled to announce the lovely first exclusive W Club doll of the year, High End Envy Erin S. She retails for $115 and is expected to deliver in the summer of 2012. The doll is limited to W Club members only, one per membership.

She "features a brand new refreshed likeness" and slightly older looking facial screening, I think, with aqua eyes and red lips. Her red rooted red hair with a few brunette streaks adds drama. She's dressed in a fun chiffon dress with pleating.

Her accessories are very cool--with gold faux snakeskin heels and lucite straps on her shoes, to the dramatic clutch with pink accents, bracelets, earrings and a ring is also included.

Photos property of Integrity Toys.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

MTW Award

I'm pleased to announce that the Fashion Doll Review has received one of the MTW (Mini Treasures Wiki) Awards for 2012 this year. For details of the award, and to see and visit the other award winners, check out this link.

Mini Treasures is now on Pinterest as well. This is a great venue for browsing miniatures, I think--even if you collect fashion dolls for the fashions and not diorama accessories, you will want to start miniatures after a few minutes on Pinterest.

You can find my boards on there as well.

Special sale from Two Day Dreamers

Falling For Her DeeAnna Denton
Photo property of Tonner Doll Company
Save an additional 10% when you use the code "TonnerTenPercent" in the Coupon Code field at check out today through April 26, 2012. It's valid only on the items on the Special Tonner Sale section, and there are a lot of fun items for your selection and great prices, including some convention exclusives.

Quantities are limited, so check out the sale today!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wilde Imagination dolls on sale...

Just two more days to take $20 off any order of $100 or more when you use the code SMILE16 at checkout--including the two-doll set of basic Phin and Thea from the new Imperium Park collection. That brings the cost of the set from $169 to $149 for both dolls.

I saw them in person on Sunday, and they are both adorable! Thea's head is a little smaller than Ellowyne's, I think, in proportion to her body, and she's really sweet. Her striped outfit is cute. And Phin is just a cutie!

This promo code can be used through April 25 on any order from Wilde Imagination, including Ellowyne Wilde, Amelia Thimble, and Evangeline Ghastly.

Photo property of Wilde Imagination.

Barbie Fantasies website

Are you a contemporary Barbie fan? Stop by Barbie Fantasies website for a creative, fun experience from the ultimate Barbie fan. This collector has her collection displayed in many different one-of-a-kind outfits, and has some lovely pencil drawings. She also offers some fun Barbie-oriented fashion tips, and lots more. Check it out!

Earth Day sale at Angelic Dreamz

Between April 23-25, save 20-40% off select merchandise and get $8 flat-rate shipping from Angelic Dreamz! Lots of great stuff is on sale, including some older Dynamite Girls, Barbie, Madame Alexander, Delilah Noir, JamieShow and more. Go shop!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Support your local doll blog!

I know, I know. You hear it all the time. Support this cause, support that cause. But I'll actually give you a doll for your support!

Well, kinda!

I'm looking to finance my trip to the Tonner Con next month and am starting round one of Spring Clearance at Alison's doll collection. Check out my current eBay listings--I have some fun stuff for sale, including Spring from Integrity Toys--she's a fabulous limited edition of 250 and a W Club exclusive, on a Dynamite Girl body with applied lashes. She's never been removed from her box.

I also have:

I may have more items to list later on, as well. Thanks again for looking, and thanks for your support and readership!

Monday, April 16, 2012


Noel by alington
Noel, a photo by alington on Flickr.
I'd love to add this lovely doll to my collection! She is the Daphne sculpt, and she is from 2007. A dealer exclusive, the lively golden blonde angel was available for a limited time. I have several dolls to trade, as well as cash.

Leave me a not you happen to have on in a non-smoking home you'd like to part with!

Thanks for your consideration!


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Super special Monster High deal from Toys R Us!

Photo property of Mattel
When you visit this link at Toys R Us today, you can buy up to three Skull Shores Frankie Stein Monster High dolls for just $4.13 per doll when you the promo code 951877 when you check out.

The limit is three dolls per household, and the special is valid today (well, and yesterday) only. Regular retail is $16.99, and shipping and sales tax applies. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tonner Doll updates

Deluxe Goth Basic 22" American Model
Three photos have been added for several of newly released items by Tonner Doll, including a photo of the two new wigs for DeeAnna Denton and Deluxe Goth Basic American Model. I really love the American Model's outfit--it's really cute!

Additionally, several arrival dates have been added to the latest release:

  • Belladonna - this week
  • The Glamour Set - beginning of May
  • Bettie wig - beginning of May
  • Susan wig - middle of May
  • 2012 Peggy Harcourt Wigged - end of April
  • Scarlett's Wedding Day - end of April
  • Heartbroken - this week
  • Nu Mood hands and In Step feet - end of April
  • Finishing Touch Ballet Champagne - end of April
  • Nu Mood Bag Champagne - end of April
  • Nu Mood wigs - mid May
  • Nu Mood Pant red - this week
  • 13" Suzette - mid May

The following items are listed as sold out at Tonner:

  • Madame de l'Amour
  • Finishing Touch Ballet Champagne
  • Nu Mood Tyler - Fashion
  • Nu Mood Jess - Dance
  • Nu Mood Bettie - Curvy
  • Radical Red
The following items are listed as "limited" stock, so pick them up while you can:
  • Nu Mood Ankle Boot #1
  • Nu Mood Jagged Cut/Bright Red wig
  • Nu Mood Carrie - Dance
  • Nu Mood Ballet Skirt - Black

DeeAnna Denton Susan wig

DeeAnna Denton Bettie wig
Photo property of Tonner Doll Company.

Baby It's You...

Photo property of Integrity Toys

Baby It's You
Poppy Parker and Chip Farnsworth III gift sets are arriving from Integrity this week. If you've pre-ordered one, yours should be shipping soon. These sets were limited to 650 and retail for $150. I've seen several on eBay already--some for close to twice the original price.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

In loving memory of Melissa Windham

Photo property of Magia 2000
In the latest newsletter from Magia 2000, a photo of a charity auction doll from the Grant A Wish convention (this year in Detroit) was released.

In honor of Melissa Windham and the help of her husband Joe, the designers used Melissa's fabric for this tribute doll. The doll will be available for auction this weekend at GAW.

Marwencol Project - Donate action figures and dolls for a good cause!

Have you seen Marwencol? It's really a touching movie.

I first heard about Mark Hogancamp on the radio show-to-TV, This American Life. It was one of their most moving pieces, and I loved it.

Do you want to make a difference? Now's your chance to donate supplies--all in 1:6 scale--to Mark and his tiny world.

Please check out the post on Terri Gold's site here for complete details. And please donate. It's a great cause.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Save the date(s): Tonner Virtual Factory Sale

Tonner's Virtual Factory Sale
April 10 at noon EDT through
April 11 at noon EDT

You'll be able to pick up many great deals at this factory direct sale--especially if you don't mind waiting at the computer for a little while.

Use this link at noon on April 10. That's when it should be active. Paypal is being accepted again as a form of payment, too. Hooray for us!

Save $20 from Wilde Imagination

Off the Grid - outfit only, as modeled by Lizette
Photo property of Wilde Imagination
Use the promo code SMILE16 at checkout and take $20 on orders of $100 or more. The offer expires at midnight on April 25, and applies to all items--Evangeline, Imperium Park, Amelia Thimble, too!)

Be sure to visit the new dressed dolls, outfits, accessories and spectacular end of editions for some really good deals while you're there. I love Off the Grid and Crazy Crop, an adorable cute new platinum wig.

Notes from IT about the latest release...

Questions answered by IT about the latest release:

  • Kyori has the regular FR skin tone.
  • All the dolls in the FR2 collection have black hair. There have no decisions made at this time regarding additional dolls for 2012.
  • Will we see a new AA doll on the FR2 body? Not at this time.
  • Adele has her original skin tone.
  • The green hand issue (for tanned dolls) has been brought up with the factory, and IT is currently looking into it.
  • City Girl and Backstage Line were IT Direct exclusives, and were not part of a line.
  • The Vampire body was not released this season, but it may be seen again.
  • Poppy Parker will feature dolls from the beginning to the end of the 1960s. There will be more dolls from the beginning of the 1960s for those of you who loved her original facial screening, too.
  • There is a possibility of Color Infusion making an appearance this year.
  • Misaki might also make an appearance.
  • Luchia uses a different sculpt--and not Isha's sculpt. The Fashion Night Out sculpt was originally intended for Luchia. The FNO dolls have no defined character. Luchia makes her new debut here.
Two more additional dealers where you can find IT products:

PO Box 575
Canton, TX 75103
Tel: (432) 386.3880

460 Ash Rd 
Kalispell, MT 59901 
Tel: 1-877-879-6220 

I'm thrilled to see both of these shops carrying Integrity lines. I've done business with both--and they are just delightful.

Katherine's Cottage is no long an Integrity Toys dealer.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Momoko & J-Dolls are always there to save the day!

"Groovy Baby" Momoko
As someone who sews for Barbie, Fashion Royalty, Poppy Parker and all of those other tiny gals, I am always making mistakes that lead to outfits being too small for even them. However, because these "too small" outfits usually fit Momoko and J-Dolls, I can still add them to my Etsy shop, instead of writing them off!

Exclusive club doll

As part of the release last week, W Club members were permitted to order a Club W Exclusive doll with their memberships, if desired.

Truly Madly Deeply
Baroness Agness Von Weiss Mini Gift Set
Edition size to by announced
Arriving early summer 2012
Retail $150

She has hand applied eyelashes and rooted hair. I'm loving the bright spring colors!

Fashion Royalty Collection 2012

The Style Directive Collection. For those of you who felt last years' collection a bit sparse, you'll love the new accessories included with the basic dolls this year.

Always On Her Mind
Dania Zarr
LE 450
July 2012

The lovely blonde arrives in blond and pink, soft facial screening, fun colorful pumps, a yellow bag, bracelet and earrings.

Trust Your Instincts
LE 300
July 2012

She'll arrive in a similar white a lime peplum blouse, white skirt, fun pumps, coral bag, and matching earrings, bracelet and necklace.

Your Kind of Model
LE 400
July 2012

Kensia comes dressed in a black and pink layer chiffon floral shift,, black pump, short fur coat, embroidered bag, sparkling silver accessories like earrings, bangles, and a ring. I think this might be the prettiest Kesenia to date!

World On A String
Eugenia Perrin Frost
LE 500
Mid August

She makes a gorgeous entrance in a lime blouse under a checkered, belted coat with fuzzy sleeves, a tweed skirt with side slit, and a lovely hat. Her white bag, lime jewelry and black pumps and silver bracelets add just enough accessories.

FR title page
Main Attiude
Adele Makeda dressed doll
LE 400
Mid August

This lovely Adele makes a appearances in an elegant suit dress with a strappy bodice, a fur shrug, pink alligator heels shoes, gold accessories and bow earrings. (I adore her facial screening!)

FR title page

The Sweet Smell of Success
Veronique Perrin
LE 500
August 2-12

This lovely lady has her evening glamor going in a black strapless cocktail gown with lace overlay on pink. Oversize jewelry really help Vero pull this look together. She lovely with this hair and skin tone combination.

Last and no least, it's...
And Another Thing!
Ktyori Sato Gift Set
LE 400
Early August 2012
FR title page

FR title page
The set includes a lovely auburn haired Kyori in a mermaid evening gown in black with pink accents. Plus you have a fabulous day look for her in a shirred skirt and tweed suit top, bag and removable fur collar. Lingerie completes this set.

All photos are property of Integrity Toys.

FR2 collection - FR Squared

Also available to order from your favorite Integrity Dealers, three new FR2 enlaced body 12" dolls:

Nouveau Régime
Tatyana Alexandrova
FR:Squared Collection
LE 400
Mid June 2012

Ayumi N.
FR: Squared Collection
LE 400
Mid July 2012

Strict Elegance
Luchia Z.
FR: Squared Collection
LE 400
Mid July 2012
All photos property of Integrity Toys.

Nu.fuce. dolls

Lots more info in the NuFace line:

Lead Singles Lilith and Eden two-doll gift set
LE 450
Early July delivery
Set includes blond Eden and dark rooted Lilith. Outfits, jackets, and lots of accessories. Just love the earrings and the shoes! 

Live, Work, Play Giselle Diefendorf mini gift set
LE 600
Early August
Includes blonde dressed doll with multiple outfits, lots of fun accessories. I love that necklace and the sequin skirt,

Pop of Color Annik
LE 300
Mid August
 Loveley Annik in dress, shorts, jackets, purse, lots of accessories.

Strings Attached Perry Marino
LE 400
Early August

All photos property Integrity Toys.

Dynamite Girls are going back to Brooklyn

Back to Brooklyn is the the of this release of the Dynamite Girls line:

Jasper Back to Brooklyn
LE 450
Late may
Neve Back to Brooklyn
LE 450
Late may

Gavin Back to Brooklyn
LE 450
Late May

Auden Back to Brooklyn
LE 450
Late May

Remi Back to Brooklyn
LE 450
Late May
Photos property of Integrity Toys.

Poppy Parker new releases

As you may have gathered, I've been out of town on vacation this week, which means I also missed Intergrity Toys' grand unveiling event. And oh my--are there some exciting additions to the line. I'll just jump right in with Poppy Parker:

Sunshine Games Poppy Parker
LE 500
Mid July delivery
Brunette tan Poppy sports ponytails, a triped bikini with skirted bottom in a pink and lime print, oversized white and pink beach tote, white sandals, hoop earrings, pink sun hat and white sunglasses. 

She's Not There Poppy Parker
LE 600
Mid June delivery
Twiggy inspired Poppy, with gorgeous blue eyes and blonde hair, dressed in a graphic shift dress (black and white) and matching overcoat with hood. She sports red fishnets, futuristic boots, white purse, red glasses, round globe earrings, and has an extra pair of white gloved hands.

Day Tripper Poppy Parker
LE 500 Mid July delivery
Freckled plantinum flip Poppy with yellow eye shadow wears a wonderful twill turquoise dress, belted in yellow, trimmed with yellow buttons and a matching hat. She is wearing turquoise fishnets, yellow boots, and has a matching yellow trench to complete her look. Her adorable blue train case is a really cute accessory as well. She wears simple blue stud earrings.

The Happening Poppy Parker
LE 600
Mid July delivery
Wow--glamour Poppy as we haven't see her before! This lovely girl wears her mink hair pulled up in a ponytail to let her eyes shine. Her nude lips complement this look. Wire hoop earrings with diamond studs also help. Her outfit: a lovely silver sequined shift with rolled collar, sparkling tights, which will brighten every party as she walks in the room. Accessories also include low heeled bow slippers, silver purse and those must-have a earrings. Simply lovely.

Now, I wish I could tell you than was all for Poppy. But surprisingly, it isn't. I'm thrilled to a see two new Darlas in the mix:

Color My World Darla Daley
LE 400
Mid June delivery date
She may be my fave! I love her color blocked style, her hair, her super straight hair with bangs, and her accessories-- and that they all work so well together! She has a boating style hat, and an amazing bag, perfect pumps, all sorts of jewelry... And she braves pale lipstick. I die!

Bus Stop Darla Daley
LE 400
Mid July delivery
Bus Stop Darla is perfect. Her hair style reminds me of the Poppy centerpiece from last year's convention I'll never be able add to my collection, and I like Darla more even more! Plus her accessories are just too cool! Hooray!

Oh yes, and another Chip Release:

My Generation Chip Farnsworth III
LE 450 Delivery
mid July

All photos property of Integrity Dolls.


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