2016 Summer FR Collection: A Delicate Bloom

CONTROVERSY.  It is fascinating how my worlds are colliding lately. The Chicago Theatre scene has been in full blown turmoil about questionable casting of roles that should have gone to a specific ethnic group...and here in doll world, we have a 'whitewashing' of an entire lineup from a traditionally very diverse toy brand.  It came as a huge disappointment to many (including me) that the Delicate Bloom Collection lacked Adele, Jordan, or a new character of color. Though it does feature Natalia and Kyori, they are both in very light tones. Speculation and emotions are running wild at the absence of (skin)color.  Many point out that the lime green dress on a super tan (hungarian toned) Eugenia would have been stunning on Adele.  Agreed (though the dress is not my style). Some believe the lack of Adele indicates she may show up as Club Exclusive? Maybe, but then why not as the special event doll instead of back to back Agni [agni=plural of agnes].

Anyway. I think it was yet another misstep in a series of tone-deaf moves by what is usually a very responsive and forward-thinking company. I still love Integrity, but I really hope they get the house in order soon. The sheer lateness of this reveal is keeping me from even considering the bulk of these dolls.  I only pre-ordered one out of the whole lot (Elyse...I just can't help myself...I love Elyse). They did listen to our desire for less black clothing and gave us colorful pieces...but on wonder bread white dolls.  I will also try very hard to get the Vero lottery doll for the outfit and jewelry.  I love rose gold anything...and I think that dress is really fun.  Plus the price-point is great.

Natalia: great dress and purse. I never want to see black heels again.  I have like 100 pairs at this point. I like the simple un-fussy hairstyles on all the dolls in this lineup. They look very modern.

Item # 91397
Contrasting Proposition
Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Doll Tech Specs: 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Natalia Fatalé 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Natalia Fatalé™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, side-parted fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. True to herself, Natalia shows her vamp side as she is set to let everyone know she has arrived at the annual Perrin family gathering! She wears a sassy high-contrast beaded cocktail dress with a lace overlay, designed to showcase her gorgeous silhouette! Our favorite diva completes her look with highly-textured accessories such as a faux-fur covered clutch purse, chunky golden jewelry and ribbon laced "patent leather" pumps to create the elegant drama that she is well known for! This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. 

Kyori: Interesting idea.  The dress seems a little bulky to me but still a neat piece. *Warning: Decal Eyes (if that sort of thing bothers you)
Item # 91393
Emerging Rebel
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Week of August 22nd, 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Kyori Sato™ 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Medium Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Kyori Sato™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, side-parted fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Kyori picked the perfect dress to join Natalia on their mission to create drama at the annual Perrin family garden party! Her perfectly fitted embroidered faux-leather dress brings the freshness of delicate blooms to her look, which is accessorized by a perfectly sculptured pale gray leather bag, lavender pumps, brilliantly golden jewelry and a pair of oversized sunglasses that no diva should ever leave home without! This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity.  

Dasha: Great detailing in this outfit but I think the skirt length and bulk is killing it for me.  I like the new chunky jewelry style though.  *Warning: Decal Eyes AHOY!

Item # 91394
Daytime Impact
Dasha™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Dasha™
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Dasha™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, side-parted fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. These days, everyone wants to meet Dasha in person. Hollywood's newest darling is back in Paris after her incredible performance as Anika Luxottica! On her way to meet her agent and his team, Dasha means business in her perfectly tailored two-piece faux-suede suit, which features lace appliqués and matching piping, cut just at the right length to showcase her incredible legs! With just the right sorbet colored lace cami, accessories and black chrome chunky jewelry, Dasha is fresh and ready for her next big movie contract! This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity.

Vero: Great jewelry and a fun dress.  Great price. I like the Hungarian skin tone as well. Someone pointed out that she look like Megan Fox...and since I hate Megan Fox the doll herself might be ruined for me.  Oh well. *Warning: Decal Eyes & IT Lottery Doll!
Item # 91401
Fresh and Delightful
Véronique Perrin® Dressed Close-Up Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Mid to Late October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $89.00 + Shipping and Handling

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Veronique 2.0 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Véronique Perrin™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, luscious, fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Still the reigning leader of the familly, Véronique Perrin is dressed to help her mother host the annual family garden party at the Perrin Mansion in the South of France. Ready for the warm weather, Véronique picked her favorite flower printed, high-contrast black lace overlaid mini-dress and matched it with chunky rose gold jewelry, "patent leather" shoes and an over-sized designer handbag.  This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. 

Luchia: Ugh...I hate just about everything here. And *Warning: Decal Eyes.

Item # 91398
Fabulous Fields
Luchia Z.™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 600
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Doll Tech Specs: 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Luchia Z.™ 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Luchia Z.™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, silky, fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. The sexy and mysterious Miss Luchia Z. makes a comeback to the world of Fashion Royalty in a gorgeous custom printed gown designed just for her by her favorite couturier! Her gown features topstitched ribbons on the torso to create the illusion of a form fitted corset which creates a structured, spectacular silhouette! Accessorized with a brilliant new jewelry set, a lemon yellow clutch and chrome pink heels, Luchia Z. sizzles like only she knows how! This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. 

Eugenia: This would have been great on a dark skin gal.  Oh well. I don't do gowns anyway.
Item # 91399
Ruffles and Blooms
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 800
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Eugenia Perrin-Frost™
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, delicately fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. When this showpiece gown appeared on the catwalk at the end of her favorite fashion show, Eugenia fell in love! This exquisite gown features unexpected sculptural details at the waist, delicate chiffon ruffles at the neckline and delicate, perfectly placed embroidered blooms growing along the hem of its dramatic skirt. Once Eugenia had the dress tailor made just for her, her stylist completed her vibrant new look with just the right jewelry, purse and matching shoes to land her on all of the best-dressed lists of the season!  This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. 

Elyse: Love the day wear and lingerie.  Hate the gown.  I ordered this set but that thing will be leaving immediately.  I love the pale face and the light hair for her.  I think these pieces will be nice to mix with some of the stuff from Jet Set and Tropicalia.  
Item # 91392
Key Pieces
Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Mid to Late October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 800 
Suggested Retail Price: $199.00

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Elyse Jolie™ 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color:  
Golden Blond/ Champagne
 
 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
 
Elyse Jolie has become the one everyone looks up to for style advice in Parisian Haute Society. Her effortless, yet ultra sophisticated approach to fashion usually announces what will be hot this season. This fantastic gift set offers amazing dress-up and play opportunities for the fashion lovers in all of us!
 
Elyse Jolie is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, silky-soft fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. This fantastic gift set comes complete with a majestic, show-stopping evening gown, a sophisticated two-piece skirt suit, which features a brocade skirt with an asymmetrical hemline and a classic 3/4 length sleeve jacket over a feminine sleeveless chiffon blouse with matching scarf. The gift set also includes delicate lingerie and all of the accessories that will allow Elyse to go from day-to-night in perfect style! A doll stand and a certificate of authenticity in also included. 

Agnes: Everyone seems to be losing their mind about this one. I don't get it.  But I also don't care for gowns at all.  Pretty facepaint though.







Item # 91400
Love, Life and Lace
Agens Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2016 Online Event Doll
Limited Edition Size: TBA 
Estimated Ship Date: Q4 / Winter 2016
Special W Club Price: $140.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*. 

*A non-refundable deposit of $20.00 is due immediately at pre-order; the balance of $120.00 + shipping and handling (and tax for Maryland residents) is due approximately late 2016. Pre-ordering details at the bottom of this email.
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss™
Body Type: FR2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Baroness Agnes Von Weiss™ is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with long, silky fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Agnes brings her own brand of attitude to the garden party in a delicately beaded lace gown, which features a perfectly top-stitched ribbon corset detail at the waist. Agnes completes this smashing look with an elaborate satin clutch purse and silver jewelry. True to herself, Agnes is full of dramatic attitude and will leave everyone in awe. A doll stand and a numbered certificate of authenticity is also included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.
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