Fashion Dolls

HISTORY: According to Wikipedia, an early form of the fashion dolls were French bisque dolls from the mid-19th century. However, fashion dolls were commonly used throughout the courts of France and Spain as early as the 16th century to show the tactile qualities of fashion which could not be incorporated into the paintings. A letter dated 1515 and sent by Federico Gonzaga on behalf of King Francis I of France to his mother Isabella d'Este asks her to send a fashion doll to the French court so that copies of her style might be made for the women of France.

Fashion dolls today, are primarily designed to be dressed to reflect fashion trends. They are manufactured both as toys for children to play with and as collectibles for adult collectors. The dolls are usually modelled after teen girls or adult women, though children and men also exist.

Costumers and seamstresses use fashion dolls as a canvas for their work. Customisers repaint faces, re-root hair, or do other alterations to the dolls themselves. Many of these works are one-of-a-kind. These artists are usually not connected to the original manufacturers and sell their work to collectors.

Here are few you may recognise ~ Mattel's Barbie (in many different forms), Integrity Toys (again there are different ranges), Ever After High and Monster High, Hasbro's Equestria Girls, MGA Entertainment's Moxie, Bratz and Project Mc².

ADULTS:

1. "50th Anniversary Commemorative Fashion Collection"  by IT 2011 ~
Holly Golightly #5 in the series ~ Arrived 23rd December, 2018
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Loni Lawrence (though it was Holly's first ~ see HERE)
Hair Color: Brown with Highlights
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Foot Sculpt: Flat (without articulated ankles)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Doll Stand: Yes
Edition Size: 500 Suggested Retail Price: US$125

2. "2018 Integrity Toys Convention Luxe Life Exclusive" ~
Alysa ~ Arrived 31st December, 2018
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Alysa 1.0
Hair Color: Sunflower Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Body Type: Color Infusion / Jem
Foot Sculpt: High Heeled
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Doll Stand: No
Edition Size: TBC Suggested Retail Price: US$50

3. "2018 Integrity Toys Convention Luxe Life Collection" ~
Poppy Parker™ Chiller Thriller ~ Arrived 11th January, 2019
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker 1.0
Hair Colour: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Body: Poppy Parker 1.0
Foot Sculpt: The Industry High Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Doll Stand : Yes
Edition Size: 600 Dolls Suggested Retail Price: US$150.00

4. "Lottery for W Club members December, 2015" ~
IT Airways Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll Gift Set ~ Arrived January, 2019
The Model Scene Collection ~ Item # PP089
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Hair Colour: Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Foot Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Doll Stand: Yes
Edition Size: 800 Dolls Suggested Retail Price: US$160.00

The above dolls are my Runway Models who will be appearing On the Catwalk modeling clothes and accessories that will be for sale.

TEENS:

1. "Project Mc² doll by MGA (1st release) ~
McKeyla McAlister ~ Arrived 7th November, 2018

2. "Project Mc² doll by MGA (1st release) ~
Adrienne Attoms ~ Arrived 7th November, 2018

3. "Project Mc² doll by MGA (1st release) ~
Bryden Bandweth ~ Arrived 7th November, 2018

4. "Project Mc² doll by MGA (1st release) ~
Camryn Coyle ~ Arrived 7th November, 2018

5. "Project Mc² doll by MGA (2nd release) ~
McKeyla McAlister ~ Arrived 7th November, 2018










ASIAN: Asian fashion dolls are predominantly made by Asian manufacturers or they are dolls which are primarily targeted to an Asian market. Many of these dolls have received international attention.

Here are some brands you may already be familiar with ~ Pureneemo by Azone; Blythe, Jenny and Licca-chan by Takara; Momoko and Ruruko by PetWORKs; as well as Pullip, Taeyang and Obitsu.

1. "Blythe" doll by Takara-Tomy ~
Customised by Kate Hardin (AKA Moofers) of Chantilly Lace Customs
AMAYA (Beautiful Night Rain) ~ Arrived 12th August, 2012








2. "Ruruko" CCSgirl 18SS doll by PetWORKs ~
HATSUKO (First Born) ~ Ordered 1st November 2018, Arrived 12th November, 2018

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