Finally, I'm ready to introduce a few of them.
Normally I save the best for last, but this lady is so stunning that she deserves to lead. This is the Atlanta Doll Collectors' 2015 club doll (formally a prom Grace) customized by Georgia Girl. Her customizations include hair, makeup and manicure, rooted eyelashes, jewelry, dress, and boa. I love the glitzy little black dress Georgia Girl made. I want it in 1:1 scale size 4, please.
|AFTER pic courtesy of Georgia Girl|
|BEFORE pic courtesy of Georgia Girl|
In my previous post, I mentioned a grail doll who had been on my wish list for about a year. Here is Imani Allen (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Barbie). I tried a number of times to purchase this doll via eBay only to see my hopes dashed when I was outbid and her price climbed out of reach. This past summer, a single auctioneer listed over a hundred AA dolls, many of which were NRFB, and I finally got lucky. I won her and one of the hard to find bride dolls I'd been watching for, both from the same seller.
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I also mentioned that I'd purchased the most beautiful (imho) AA Holiday Barbie ever made. Allow me to introduce you to Barbara Doyle, owner of Muse Model Management. Barb (as she likes to be called) is a 2008 Holiday Barbie. She has been rebodied on a Baby Phat Kara body. She is pictured with her right-hand man, Victor James. I was so excited to find Victor in pristine condition at a price I was willing to pay. Barb and Victor are major players in a new story line set to begin in 2016. It will be called Liars & Lovers, and no they are not fooling around with each other. Barb has a strict "no fraternizing with the models" policy for upper management. Victor is on the fast track (pun intended!) to becoming second in command when he decides to seduce one of Barb's top models and keep the relationship a secret. It won't be long before he's tangled in a web of lies, and that's just the beginning.
I also mentioned the purchase of my first Dynamite Girl. This is Heart of Glass Aria, now Aria Hart. Aria is a model, but not for Barb's company. She has a contract with a competing agency. Barb became interested in Aria after seeing her in a recent show. She sent Victor to inquire about her availability, and when she learned that Aria wasn't available, her response was, "We'll just see about that."
When I wrote that teaser, I mentioned a new (to me) Homme. It wasn't Victor. He was a surprise that came much later. The guy I was referring to was Hypnotic Francisco Leon. There's something about him that I really like. He reminds me of my teenage son who is tall, thin but muscular, and gets his hair cut like this.
And here's one more. Takeshi (right) isn't new. He's been on the roster at Muse for a while now, but the blonde cutie pie is a new addition. His name is Owen, and he's on Barb's roster, too.
Later, I will introduce you to Barb's assistant, female models, and others who work at the agency.