New FR Body news + PetraElise is making suits!

So… WClub members got an email this morning telling us that the new Agnes & Elise dolls that are shipping out will have a newly updated body.  This body will dismantle at the elbows, shoulders, bust line, and knees to make dressing easier – especially for those tight fitting clothes.  They will continue to have the hand swapping capability too.  All future Jem/Color Infusion and NuFace dolls will have a body that does this as well.  Poppy, Victoire, current Homme and 16″ dolls will NOT have this feature.  This will also make it easier to get replacements if your doll has a wonky knee or broken arm as they’ll just send a replacement for that portion of the body and not have to replace the entire body.  

I honestly don’t know how I feel about this?  I’m mixed.  I don’t need my bodies to do this and I hope the quality is well enough that they’re still able to have tight joints for standing and such.  I can see the benefit for replacements for sure, so I just hope that when I get one in hand I’ll be happy with it.  Which for me means I guess I’ll see it when Agnes arrives!

Also they updated to let us know that Vanessa: Edge will come with the gloved hands like the original one Lisa Ramsammy designed did.  See picture below.



And finally, I wanted to link to PetraElise’s page as she just put out some beautiful new suits for your girls (and your Silkstones too).  You know I love her work and designs, so I thought I should pass the info on to you here.  Photos below belong to her. To order please go to her blog site HERE.

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City Prowl

Finally!!! Another Eugenia to add to my collection.  I think the last one I got/and/or/kept was the tan one from the Tropicalia Convention.  Yep, it’s been a long time coming for a perfect Eugie! (now I’m waiting for a newly updated and absolutely perfect Giselle!)  Loving this girls neutral palette because that means LOTS of redressing possibilities.  The hairstyle is perfect for dressing up or down as well.  Yep. Perfection in my book!  She may be one that I purchase another one to reroot as a brunette.  She could be a multiple keeper like GP Eugie is in my house.  

So today I put her in some mixed prints, which is a trend I still love.  It’s all about matching the colors to make the mix work.  So she’s wearing a ClearLan top (that I’ve had in the bag forever) and a PetraElise skirt.  Nude shoes and burnished bronze accessories round out her outfit.  She’s definitely “on the prowl” in this outfit too!

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Vanessa Perrin: Edge

So at last year’s convention Lisa Ramsammy won the fashion challenge that would have Integrity Toys produce her design.  Well, that day has come and we ALL will be able to purchase this gorgeous fashion on… Vanessa 3.0!  I have to admit she’s a very beautiful doll, the platinum hair was a perfect choice to offset the gorgeous dress Lisa designed. She will be available to the public as well as WClub members and there is no limit to how many you can purchase.  I’m so happy that her design will be shared all over and not just within WClub, so kudos to IT on that choice!

**I’m not sure where the link is for the public to order? It wasn’t listed in our Wclub email, so I’m assuming it will be off their site, so keep checking THERE, or on their facebook HERE. I’m sure they’ll be posting public info soon enough.  I’ll update here when I see it come up too.***

Vanessa Perrin Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty Collection
2013 Design Competition Award Doll by Lisa Ramsammy
Edition Size: TBA (Based on all orders received)
Estimated Delivery Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2014
Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Body: FR 2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Quickswitch Feature: No
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Hair Color: Luscious Blond
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Mademoiselle Jolie! A Wclub Exclusive

Well, this was a surprise for sure!  I know alot of collectors have wanted this doll to be produced since the 2006 convention where she appeared as a OOAK doll for an auction.  Now she is available to WClub members are their 3rd club doll!  So what are we thinking? Excited? Loving her? Wishing for someone else? (personally I was hoping for a NF doll, but I guess they’re under tight wraps until convention is over – a girl can hope, right!)  

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Mademoiselle Jolie Dressed Doll
2014 W Club Exclusive Mini-Gift Set
Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2014
Doll Tech Specs: 
Scale: 12-inch / 1:6  
Head Sculpt: Isha 1.0 
Body Sculpt: FR 2013
Skin Tone: FR White 
Hair: Silver Blond
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
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First shipping updates!!  

  • week of 9/2: French Kissed TulaB, Eugenia & Kyori, Sebastian, Chip & Monte Carlo Poppy
  • week of 9/15: Natalia & Adele, Le Grande Seduction Victoire & High Visibililty Agnes
  • week of 9/22: Elise & Vero
  • Early October: Joyous Celebration Poppy

So since the convention email came out all I can think about is the NuFace girls! Which one will be the event exclusive? Which one will be the centerpiece one? Will there be another one that pops up as the convention or companion doll?  They could do it! Remember the year Giselle was up there.  Oh gawd, please oh please let one of those girls be the companion or convention doll!! Anyway, because I’ve been thinking about them the past week I decided that someone needed redressing.  So the twins got to model a new set of dresses by PetraElise.  I’ve actually had these outfits for months, but you know… pregnancy & babies… 

I’m super happy I got the time today to shoot them!  Baby Nate is getting on a predictable schedule which means I know when I have an hour to myself while he naps.  So I redress one day and shoot the next! I’m hoping to shoot on a more regular basis now that I’m feeling better, less tired (baby Nate is sleeping 6 hour stretches at night now) and just plain excited about the new dolls coming and convention being so close!  But before the girls show off their new duds, it’s time for Baby Nate Spam!!!! 



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It Girl – finally redressed!

First order of business… BABY NATE SPAM!!!!

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Thanks to everyone for the well wishes!  I’m doing better now at 3 1/2 weeks post partum.  Healing is slower than anticipated because I thought I’d be back at crossfit at week 4.  Well that’s NOT happening, LOL.  I will be waiting the full 6 weeks and get the clear from my doctor before getting back to working out.  The hubcap had taken 4 weeks off work and has just decided to take an extra week so he’ll be home until the 25th! It’s been nice having him to help me out and it will be an adjustment once it’s just me and Nate on a daily basis, but I’ll manage.  Lack of sleep has been the hardest, but the last 3 nights Nate’s been sleeping almost 5 hours stretches, so I’m thankful for that!!! I do admit that nothing prepares you for motherhood, LOL, you’re just thrown in the deep end of the pool immediately.  But it’s all worth it when I see his little face looking up at me.  Love that guy!!

Okay, so I finally got around to redressing It Girl.  She’s definitely my favorite doll of the year!!! I honestly don’t know if anything coming out soon or at convention will top her??!!!  She has a rockabilly vibe going on so of course that meant she had to get a flower in her hair and some leopard print to rock.  I get to take her on Sunday to my local doll meet, so I’ll take some pics there of everyone’s goodies and share those later that evening.  It’s our first real meet up in quite awhile because both myself and another member (Jen of JennyGrey designs) had baby boys a few weeks apart.  So we’ll be showing off our little guys along with dolls! Alrighty then, I guess that’s it for now!!  Hope to get used to Nate’s schedule so I can get more posts up.  I have the twins redressed and ready to shoot next.

xoxo, Shuga

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Glamourous Darling & It Girl

Just realized I didn’t put up the promo shots of these lovely ladies from IT.  I’m loving all 3, but the redhead is my favorite and with the help of my friends I was able to get her! Hoping she arrives before Baby Nate does so I can do a quick photoshoot!  And remember this week the Spy Poppy’s are scheduled to arrive too!  I’m uber excited to have Agent Lotta Danger in my hands!

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Evening Ingenue Poppy Parker

So yesterday I think most of us were shocked to see a Poppy used for the IFDC IT Direct Salesroom doll!  I know I was! I mean, it’s never been done before.  Sure, I know it’s Poppy’s 5th anniversary, so they’re pulling out all the stops for her this year but… Poppy at IFDC!!! Now I don’t even know what to think about tonight’s convention & companion dolls??!!! Will IT just go full tilt crazy and give us 2 more? Or will be see some other characters like in years past.  I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO THINK!!!! Either way it’s made for an interesting convention!

It’s definitely been hard for me to be at home this year.  (boo hoo for me) Missing my friends, missing seeing the dolls in person.  Deboxing and photographing there with friends.  But I wanted to say thank you to everyone on Facebook last night as it actually turned out to be fun discussing with all of you.  And now I know how it is for all of you these years past when I’m at convention and you’re waiting on info! 

Oh! And they were giving out “Oscars” last night at the event and I guess they had online voting and I won “Photographer of the Year”!! So that was kind of fun to find out from my friends there! Sad to miss it, but now it makes me inspired to shoot some more as I have been slacking lately (blame the baby!).  But thanks to all who voted! I am honored! and thanks to Elisa for going up and accepting on my behalf!

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Okay, off to do some walking today as we are 6 days away from my scheduled induction of this baby.  Hoping to get things kick started so he comes on his own naturally and I don’t need to take that route.  As much as I want the baby to come today, is it weird that I don’t want it to interfere with the reveal of the dolls tonight and the excitement I’ll be feeling?  LOL, that’s a true collector at heart I think! Okay baby, you can come like in the next couple of hours or after 9pm tonight and I’ve seen the dolls!


Pret A Partir Victoire

So WClub members were offered this lovely doll in a lottery recently.  I’m not a Victoire collector, but she’s really pretty and I really want that bag!  Lottery ends tomorrow so for those that want her make sure you get your tickets in!

Prêt à Partir
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
IT Direct Exclusive 
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls
Estimate Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2014 
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Rockin’ Romance Jem is the SDCC Hasbro Exclusive!

I was waiting to see which Jem they’d do for ComicCon this year! And it looks like Rockin’ Romance Jem was chosen!  She’s available only at ComicCon for $139.99.  I did the Hasbro line 2 years there and it is a hassle, but then again, any exclusive there is a hassle to get.  Hoping the hubcap chooses to do Hasbro this year, but I won’t know until it gets closer.  

But this was in our notice::: For those who cannot attend ComicCon in person, please note that a portion of the total edition size will be set aside and sold online at the week after the show.  I don’t remember them doing that last year?  Or did they? Well, at least those of you not attending will have a chance.  And, here she is!

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