2017 Nu Face: Heirloom Collection

IT Designer Jessy Ayala presents a collection based around one key personal vintage object and seems to be inspired/lifted from the Fall 2016 Louis Vuitton collection. Several of the characters finally got last names. We also have the return of the Close-up dolls (but at a shocking price point frankly). Many are likely sold out from dealers already so do not delay if you want to get these.

Item # 82084
Charmed Life
Imogen Lennox Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US
Head Sculpt: Imogen
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Ginger
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No
Available from IT Dealers
Imogen Lennox comes from a long line of beautiful women and when she was scouted by the NU. Face agency, clearly she stood out from the crowd. Her unique look always gives her an edge and she's in high-demand, whether she's doing runway shows in London (her native city) or traveling to some exotic locale for a stunning photo shoot. No matter where she goes, Imogen always takes her lucky brooch with her. It has been in her family for generations and has become an intricate part of her look!

Imogen is a fully articulated 12.5 inch fashion doll with fully rooted hair. In this collection, her edgy look is composed of a whimsical bouffant satin skirt over a 3/4 sleeved brocade bodysuit, which sports an elaborate lacing detail at the back. She completes this cool look with a metallic-finish purse, short lacy gloves and over-sized chunky boots. Her unique screening also features soft freckles. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

The freckles are cute on her and the boots are adorable. This hairstyle bores me though and I am not feeling the fashion. 

Item # 82085
Heiress
Erin Salston Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US
Head Sculpt: Erin 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Amber Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No
Available from IT Dealers

Erin Salston will not settle for less than the latest designer clothing, but she will make an exception for her mother's antique "FR" mini-case. How can anyone resist such a timeless piece of fashion art? She certainly can't and that little case always goes wherever she does!
 
Erin Salston is a 12.5 inch fully articulated fashion doll with rooted hair. In this collection, Erin travels to her next modeling assignment wearing the latest designer jacket, which she unexpectedly matched with a shiny lurex skirt with a black net overlay, perfectly on-trend this season. Erin completes the look with high-heeled lace-up booties, mesh stockings and of course, her favorite FR mini-case. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

Super cute shoes and I love the jacket. I might try to score this fashion later on. I am also wild about the jewelry on all these gals this time around.


Item # 82083
Neo-Romantic
Rayna Ahmadi Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face Collection
Edition Size: 775
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Head Sculpt: Rayna
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No
Available from IT Dealers

Rayna Ahmadi is a major fashionista and she loves fashion so much that she has an entire room in her fashionable London flat dedicated to her extensive collection of fashion accessories and jewelry of all sorts. Of course, the one thing that totally stands out is her large cuff bracelet, which is an antique jewelry piece that was handed down by her grandmother. Generations of women in her family have worn this piece and it has now become her signature!
 
Rayna is a beautiful 12.5 inch articulated doll with fully rooted hair. For this collection, Rayna dons one of her favorite looks; an edgy urban style with enough sex-appeal to make sure everyone remembers her name no matter what she does! Composed of a fitted knitted turtleneck bodysuit with oversized drop-shoulder sleeves under a pair of daringly low, ultra-fitted motocross pants, Rayna is ready to set new trends! For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

I really love this one.  I already have a Rayna that I like...but I might actually prefer this one. Those pants are amazing too.  I also love the glasses and the skin tone on her.  I love that they gave her a last name of Middle Eastern origin.  Clearly IT heard the requests for more diversity and representation in the line. This is the only one that I have pre-ordered. I resisted until today...so usually if I keep thinking about a doll all weekend long...and then I am still able to order her, then she is actually a must-have and not an impulse buy. I am really trying to be better about that. I think I will decide on which Rayna sculpt will stay when she arrives in the fall.


Item # 82086
Vanity & Glamour
Nadja Rhymes Close-Up DollThe Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US
Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sterling Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No
Available from IT Dealers

Nadja Rhymes always loves to show her sensuous side in a fabulously glam way! Dressed to seduce in this gorgeous lingerie set, Nadja poses with her favorite hand-held mirror. Will the mirror tell who is the fairest one of all? It's safe to say that in her case, it's totally her!

Nadja Rhymes is a 12.5 articulated doll with fully rooted hair. This "close-up" version of everyone's favorite NU. Face model wears one of the most beautiful lingerie sets ever created for a doll this scale. Wearing a delicately constructed black shrug embelished in black petals over her sexy lingerie set, this girl is a real knockout! Nadja includes shoes, jewelry and her lovely vintage chrome handheld mirror. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included. 

And yet more ponytails. The color is interesting but I am not feeling the purple lips. That shrug adorbs but I don't display dolls in underwear. I also don't get the price point. We just got a Close Up Vanessa with a purse and jewels for $20 less. The fabric for the shrug must have been hella expensive. I look forward to a day when I can purchase a Nadja fully dressed.  Two dolls in a row have looked a bit too much like the work hard for the money...


Item # 82087
Hauntingly Lovely
Ayumi Nakamura Close-Up Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US
Head Sculpt: Ayumi 3.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Baby Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No
Available from IT Dealers
Ayumi Nakamura loves to blend her style with her friend Nadja's and the two have been seen modeling for one of the top lingerie designers on the planet. Since they love contrasts, Ayumi wears a delicate cream-colored petal embroidered cardigan over her own devilishly amazing lingerie set, while she brushes her lovely tresses, waiting for her turn to go in front of the camera.
 
Ayumi is a 12.5 inch articulated fashion doll with rooted hair. She comes dressed in a luscious lingerie set, coupled with a delicious little knitted cardigan that features perfectly scaled petals all over the sleeves. Ayumi comes complete with her mother's cameo ring and heirloom silver plated hand-held brush and leather shoes. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

Look at that ring!!! I almost bought her for the ring. Very pretty screening and the looks swell in the blonde with the bangs. That cardigan is super sweet and the boots are killer, but for that price I want clothes, not lingerie.

Item # 82082
Poetic Beauty
Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face Collection
Edition Size: 925
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $199.00 US
Head Sculpt: Lilith and Eden
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Mahogany (Lilith) and 
Pale Honey (Eden)

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No
Lilith and Eden like to create traditions of their own. The sisters are so close, that everything they do is a moment to cherish and remember. Still, like all the other girls at the NU. Face agency, they have their own little accessories that they would consider their "lucky charms" and they never leave home without them!
 
LIlith and Eden are a fantastic duo of 12.5 inch articulated dolls with rooted hair. Each doll comes dressed in a totally edgy look composed of multiple pieces that overlay to create modern urban ensembles that are sure to take a special place in any collection. Each doll in the set comes with retro-inspired handbags, lace-up high-heeled boots, and those lucky tassel earrings that the sisters love so much!  For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.

I am feeling a little twin fatigue at the moment, but I do love these fashions. I like the dark auburn haircolor on Lilith and her screening is great. I was thinking that this dark redhead might be cool to display with the recent Reckless redhead Eden? This price point on this two doll set is amazing for what you would get. This is a lottery set and I think they could have easily pushed the edition size to 1200 and still had some people clawing each others eyes out to get there hands on them. I will definitely try for them if only for that amazing dress on Eden and the killer boots. Really glad that I have three memberships this year.

I was hoping for Annik, Collette, or Dominique in the really Dark A-Tone color. Se la vie. Still, it is a nice solid collection and the club upgrade Giselle seems to fit in nicely with here romantic lace dress and vintage egg purse. Still a bit too much black for my personal taste, but black is the tent pole of all fashion so there is no escape. The accessories across the board and fantastic and add so much detail to all the fashions. I likely would have ordered more and might still get some of the fashions if I can find them later this summer. I am, however, feeling the strain of convention budgeting (or lack thereof) and hitting the critical mass moment in my doll cabinet. I plan to get a second Detolf in July when there is a sale for -pre-college planning so I can split up the vintage style dolls (East 59th, Katy Keene, Victoire, and Poppy) from the modern gals. I also need to do another purge of course but it is so hard. Right now things feel a bit schizo in the cabinet and it seems like eliminating an entire line would be the most sensible. Katy Keene feels like the oddball but darnit I do love that sculpt. Maybe she can go to my tiny office doll collection to make some space?
 
 
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