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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Live from Wu Event VI: Iconic!!

The Fashion Royalty Convention 2009 is almost underway in Chicago. Don't miss live reports from our community members.

Follow the thread here - Reporting live from Chicago

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Awesome 1960's Barbie Collection

What a great variety of vintage Barbie ! I love all the hair color and style variations.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Doll collecting's bad rap.

The 2009/2010 TV season brings much to the table in terms of variety. One of my favorite shows this season is Glee. It's a fun show about a high school Glee Club filled with an eccentric bunch students. In last weeks episode, "Preggers," we find out that one of the on-again-off-again teachers happens to be a doll collector. Character Sandy Ryerson is creepy guy on the show, and the doll collecting is supposed to contribute to the disturbing nature of the character. Why is it that TV finds the doll collecting world so weird and out-of-touch? I get that the character is a stalker, a predator, and all-around weirdo. But why is the doll collecting part made to add to his weirdness?! There have been other shows that have portrayed the same types of negative characters who collect dolls and seem to have a skewed view of reality.

Come on, writers! Doll collecting is a fun and harmless hobby (albeit an expensive one). Let's see some positive portrayals of doll collectors on the tube. 2009 is, after all, Barbie doll's 50th anniversary. Stores like Kitson in Los Angeles and Jeffrey's New York are selling collectible fashion dolls by some of the worlds top designers. Many celebrities have extensive doll collections. Give us something to celebrate!

Jamieshow - a 16" BJD from Angelic Dreamz

Angelic Dreamz have recently unveiled their 16" BJD - Jamieshow.

Here are some of the details from Angelic Dreamz website for the dolls. The first collection is named "The Blossom Collection". There are four girls in the collection - Jamie the American girl; Kyra the African American girl; Mayumi the Japanese girl and RuYi the Chinese girl. They are all designed with 17 points of articulation and various accessories for them are also available at Angelic Dreamz.

Here is a link to JamieShow page on Angelic Dreamz

You can also find updates on our own doll forums.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Try the crow, it's delicious!

A long time ago I said it would never happen. I tried Gene, for 5 years!, and then gave it all up. She was just too big for me. So, I decided against getting into any other 16" dolls. I stayed with the 1/6th scale 12" dolls like Barbie and Fashion Royalty. All the while I kept seeing these gorgeous shots of the Sybarites dolls. I resisted and resisted. Well, you all know the story from there. I'm now a full-fledged, card-carrying, Sybarite enthusiast -- and I'm proud of it!!!

I think what really fascinates me about these dolls are their wardrobe. Wow, is all I can say. So much more can be done in this slightly larger scale to the 12" dolls. By that, I mean, the execution of design is just better and more accurate. Things that might look bulky on a smaller doll come out so real for the Sybarites.

I took this pic of these heels and named the pic Disco3000. Look at the tiny narrow stiletto of the black heels and the groovy yellow mesh. How about the gorgeous clear straps on the gold heels and the wonderful ankle detail. Not to mention how the hose fit on these girls. Not a bulky gathering in sight. Those red hose look painted on.

The most exciting part of all is that these aren't even the best examples of what is possible from the SuperGuys.

Check them out at
Check out the Sybarites discussion at the DollyDaily Community.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Prima Dolly London introduces the next Prima Dolly!

Can't wait to see the chic girl from Paris (play video till the end to see a sneak preview). That hair color is awesome, isn't it?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Integrity Toys unveils Fashion Fuel

AvantGuards collectors rejoice! Integrity Toys announces a special W Club exclusive outfit for the AvantGuards. The outfit, Fashion Fuel is currently available via pre-order to W Club members (please check the W Club for ordering details).

This gorgeous ensemble consists of a red jacket over a black satin slip dress, yummy-licious leopard platform heels (so worth the money just for those!), accessories like gloves, belt, fishnet stockings, and a blonde side-part wig.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dressmaker Details FR Convention Exclusive! "Windsong"

Dolly Daily is thrilled to announce our exclusive sneakpeek.....

"Windsong" - Dressmaker Details' Exclusive Design for the 2009 Wu Event VI to be held in Chicago, October 1-3rd, 2009.

This stunning ensemble features a fully lined lace vest which has been hand-beaded with tiny sead beads and can be removed to reveal a pale grey charmuese dress with a box pleated skirt and beaded lace trim at the hem. If you look closely, you can see that the purse is beaded, too. Finishing touches include lovely drop earrings, sheer white gloves, stockings and a magnificent fur wrap lined in a soft grey satin.

(Note: the color of the fur wrap on the actual production sets will be slightly darker.)

Limited Edition: 300 pieces worldwide.

Please visit Dressmaker Details Weblog at:

The Adorable Liv Dolls

Spin Master Ltd. has launched Liv dolls, a line of teenage fashion dolls targeted at girls aged six to ten. The dolls include Daniela, Sophie, Katie and Alexis. Features of the dolls include 14 points of movement, easy to change wigs, insertable glass eyes and detailed fashions. These dolls are in stores now and retail for $19.99 and accessory items range from $5.49 to $19.99.

I just saw one in person this evening and she was so cute and the articulation so great that I have decided to buy at least a couple. Hopefully this weekend ... YIPPIE ....

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shanghai House of Barbie

What an incredible place !!!
Anyone in that part of the world is LUCKY !!

Less than a month to go until dolly craziness breaks out!

The Fashion Royalty Convention, ie: the Jason Wu Event VI, officially kicks off in less than a month. One of the Dolly Daily members, JennFL, organized a pre-convention chat last night to build up the excitement. We all had an awesome time and the hours (yes, hours) flew by. JennFL says that she'll organize a few more live chats before the convention. It was wicked fun speculating about the convention collection, discussing all of the workshops, figuring out when everyone is arriving, and chatting about all of the crazy meet-ups during the event.

I have to admit, that between work and the economy I hadn't much thought about the convention. In fact, I wasn't really that excited about it at all. Last night's chat changed all of that for me. OMG!!!! I can't wait to see everyone. It's going to be sooooo much fun. The people, the dolls, the parties. Wow!

Though this convention is completely sold out, I really encourage every doll collector to attend a convention. Many times doll collecting can be a solitary hobby that we share with online "friends" like those in the Dolly Daily community. No one understands us like other doll collectors do. A convention amplifies that a hundred times so that the collector is immersed in doll collecting heaven for several days straight. It's total bliss, yet completely without understanding unless one has been to a convention.

Many collectors who have never been to a convention think it's all about the dolls. Well, it is to some degree, but really it's about the people. Wow! There are some amazing doll collectors out there. Just when I think I've got them figured out they surprise me again and again.

Be sure to register in the Dolly Daily community (Click on the Community link at the top of this site) because a few of us are going to be posting lots of updates. It's going to be crazy!

Less than a month. So much to do; so little time left.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Have you seen the new Momoko lineup?

Sekiguchi has shown promo pics of their Autumn/Winter '09 line. Sure enough it is five new girls again. The prices are still at 134,40 Yen, which is high enough to keep me away from them for a while. The variety in the line from punk, to casual, to chic, to glam is absolutely wonderful. There is a lot of variety in haircolors also, and hopefully in their faceups. Cannot wait to see more of these girls.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tim Burton's Alice : New Doll Buzz

Rumor has it that both Tonner and Mattel will be producing dolls based on these colorful characters !! I can't wait to see !!!!!!