When the time came for the Fashion Royalty:Squared presentation, we were greeted by none other than Jason Wu himself as he is personally designing this collection - his fashion firm is mentioned under the line's name on the boxes. A trio of dolls were presented: Tatyana, Ayumi and Luchia Z. He said that the line will act as a platform to bring back characters that were away from the spotlight. The fashions will be more adventurous and mysterious.
Item #57016 Nouveau Régime Tatyana Alexandrova™ Dressed Doll FR: Squared™ Collection Suggested Retail Price: $175.00 US Limited Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide Estimated Delivery date: Mid June 2012
Tatyana Alexandrova was moved to the FR2 line back in last year's convention. That doll was not a favourite of mine as I did not like the bangs or the dress. What a change now. She looks incredible here, with her sexy and luxurious dress, her chic up-do and mesmerizing make up. She wears a red hot cocktail gown, accented by a large bow at the shoulder and a contrasting gold lace bustier. The look is finished with a "gold" jewelry set, a matching red clutch purse, pantyhose and detailed tone-on-tone designer heels (they sport a miniature "gold"chain. I am a sucker for red lips and smoky eyes and will try to obtain her although she is one of the most sought after dolls this season.
Item #57017 Opium Ayumi N.™ Dressed Doll FR: Squared™ Collection Suggested Retail Price: $175.00 US Limited Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide Estimated Delivery date: Mid July 2012
Ayumi Nakamura also changed sculpt recently, when she joined FR2 at the IDEX presentation (she was the event doll there). I was not fond of that doll because of her make up and because of my love for the old Sculpt of Ayumi (which had been used twice I think, I have the first one). Her second appearance in the same year makes this kind of special - and she got the looks to match. Her look is reminiscent of the 30's and 40's movie stars like Joan Crawford or Bette Davies. Ayumi wears a high-contrast fire red cocktail jacket over a black floor length, long sleeved, ultra-fitted siren gown. Her hair is neatly styled in an up-swept chignon and her look is completed by her earrings, two (yes two!) rings, a matching clutch purse and high-end patent "leather" pumps. She;s a keeper.
Item #57018 Strict Elegance Luchia Z.™ Dressed Doll FR: Squared™ Collection Suggested Retail Price: $175.00 US Limited Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide Estimated Delivery date: Mid July 2012
Luchia Z completes the trio and is the most recent one to make a transofrmation - the old sculpt (Isha's own) is abandoned and replaced by the one used for the FNO Bergdorf Goodman doll back in 2011. A change that left many people gasping as the two sculpts are completely different from each other. The Integrity people seemed surprised we did not know it yet! So apart from style the three ladies here share another common thing: new faces! She is dressed like a dominatrix, in a slim-fitted "leather" skirt topped by a form enhancing "leather" and lace bustier, her sleek raven hair pulled back but framing her high forehead at the front as well. The look is finished with a frilly "fake mongolian lamb" coat, black chrome jewelry and a chrome "leather" purse that perfectly matches her designer shoes.
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