Hi dear Kaoliberry readers
How have you been lately?
Here we were busy trying to improve our offer and see how we could serve better our valued customers. After several and long brainstormings we came up with an idea: opening a new bargain category .
Indeed, we understand that budget is a real issue for collectors and enthusiasts. Sometimes we are attracted by a brand and want to try, sometimes we might not be very interested in certain products but still need them to complete a collection, other times we might be looking for items released years before without paying atrocious prices for them. Because we are also collectors, we understand all those issues and struggle with them everyday .
The new bargain category has been created with all these concerns in mind, and we hope you will appreciate the initiative. Indeed, in this category, we will try to post regularly complete dolls sets, opened and lightly used, but still in very good condition. Here are for example:
In each product description, you will be given basic information about the doll, why she is being sold, as well as detailed pictures to give you an idea about the actual product. At the moment, all items are from our own models collection , and are in a very good condition because we really like to take good care of them .
Feel free to check the new category here at your earliest convenience. Keep coming back, because we will be adding new items regularly.
Hope this will help you to acquire new dollies without going into debts .
Have a nice summer!
It has been a while! How have you been?
Sorry for the long wait. Blog posts will be shorter but more frequent starting today.
Let’s start with my favourites: anthropomorphic dollies. Indeed, Dear Mine released a series of cute summer BJD dolls last Friday.
Little Devils Rey & Roy
These cute 20cm tall BJD come with wig, make-up, eyes & clothes. Only white skin available though. More details on Dear Mine website.
Dear Pet DaVinci
Another 19cm dolly available in white skin. Package is same as Roy & Rey. I’m not so fond of this one, how about you? More info here.
Dear Lover Dune Cool Ver.
Dune has always been a favourite of mine and I can’t wait to have one in my modest collection. 41cm tall, full package. 2 skin types: pure white & grey. More info on this page.
As usual, copyright to Dear Mine, we don’t own anything here .
If any interest, I suggest you get yours as soon as possible, as productions are very limited and there won’t be any re-release.
Till next time, take care ~
Hello there Kaoliberry fans!
So how did the past year treat you? Great I hope. Well, this Chinese New Year 2014 brings the year of the Wooden Horse! And since the first dolls in the world were probably made of wood, needless to say, this year of the “Wooden” Horse is but another year to indulge more into your doll fantasies! It is indeed the year of dolls!
Okay, that sounds a bit over-the-top I know, but it does make sense somehow. So to start off this year with a bang, I bring you again a recent addition to our one and only encyclopedia of the doll world, the Kaolipedia! And to bring you a waking dose of the letter “F”, I give you F like FASHION ROYALTY DOLLS!
Reading the name itself, “Fashion Royalty”, you probably know what’s in store for you. No, the name is not an exaggerated form of the dolls themselves and in no way do they not live up to their name! Fashion Royalty Dolls is currently one of the hottest names in the dolls industry because of their sophisticated design and because the line itself was conceptualized and created by one of today’s hottest designers, Jason Wu.
Jason Wu is a Taiwanese-Canadian who started designing clothing and dolls in middle school. His talent was great so he went to Tokyo to further study sculpture at the age of 16. Wu conceptualized Fashion Royalty Dolls back in 2000 when he was a young man of 18, fresh from high-school in Europe where he was studying. And after two years with the help of the Integrity Toys team, Wu created his own line of high-end fashion dolls worthy of the name given to them, “Fashion Royalty”.
Well, back then, you probably would be skeptical if the dolls designed by Wu are worthy of their regal namesake. But now, being sought-after and having designed clothing for the likes of Ivana Trump, Amber Valetta and the first lady of the United States herself, Michelle Obama, you probably couldn’t agree more. And if these credentials still aren’t enough, Jason Wu is now the art director of Hugo Boss, overseeing the Germanfashion house’s entire womenswear range. Definitely a young man who made a name for himself.
Now, as with the dolls themselves, they are just as pretty as their creator’s resumé. The dolls are multi-jointed dolls mostly standing at 12-12.5 inches high. They are made with plastic and vinyl materials and the facial features are flawlessly painted with smoldering eyes and contoured make-up to give you those serious, ramp model looks. However, after much observation, Fashion Royalty Dolls would remind you a bit of the more famous and child-friendlier Mattel Barbie Dolls. This is somehow a letdown to their “high fashion” feel but not because of the build and quality, but because of teenie-weenie similarities.
After years of being in the industry, Fashion Royalty Dolls have developed intricate storylines for their dolls’ characters, the most famous of which is Veroniqué Perrin – a beautiful, strong-willed character who owns W line of cosmetics. The clothing on the dolls are another story too. Designed by a renowned designer such as Wu, you can expect nothing but haute couture. Each piece of dress the dolls wear are made with quality materials and life-sized reliplicas are sometimes featured or launched in big events. Because of their quality and name itself, Fashion Royalty Dolls range from $130-400 a piece. Definitely not “for kids” and only for serious collectors.
In a nutshell, Fashion Royalty Dolls are high-couture collector dolls which live up to the hype they’ve created in the doll collectors’ world and designed by the famous Jason Wu. If you’re serious about collecting dolls and want only the best qaulity dolls you can find to add to your collection, you may have come to the right place.
Fashion Royalty’s latest collection is the FR 2011, featuring Veroniqué Perrin and her eight other beautiful friends in impeccable style. Go ahead and experience their glamorous lifestyle~
As usual we are giving all credits to Integrity Toys. Visit Fashion Royalty page for more info.
See you next month!
Dear Kaoliberry Readers,
We wish you a Happy New Year!! May year 2014 brings you lots of joy, laughs and memorable moments with your loved ones.
Kaoliberry.com is now entering its 3rd year and it’s all thanks to our valued customers. We will continue to try our best to bring you nice products, as well as original and quality content.
Thanks again for your continuous support!
So it’s spook time once again and time to scare and creep your way into the doll world. And this Halloween season, Kaoliberry gives you a trick or treat that will surely delight the spooks out of you! Meet Captain Hook, Victor Addiction Ver. And Victor Fantasy Ver.!
Captain Hook, officially known as “Captain Hook the Ticking Clock”, is a limited edition doll from Soom Emporium’s the Gem.
Well, contrary to the popular image of Capt. Hook from the Peter Pan story, Captain Hook the Ticking Clock is simply not child-friendly nor funny at all. The Gem’s Captain Hook is the haunting image of a very handsome man-crocodile. Honestly though, he looks more like a vampire/dragon mix or some sort of reptile, other than a crocodile. Captain Hook has red and black hair and wears a cape, like all pirates should. He sports a very cold-blooded reptilian look with pointy ears and teeth. And to live up to his name, this doll has reptilian hands and legs, complete with claws and scales. Other than his grotesque limbs and other body parts, he is generally a very handsome man…or reptile. More info at this page.
In line with Captain Hook’s creepiness is Iple House’s Victor Addiction, equally as creepy and handsome. According to the very short and bland backstory at Iple House’s website, Victor Addiction is trying to be king and gain power after his the girl he was interested in was to be engaged with his half-brother king.
Victor Addiction’s face is handsome and cold. He has piercing eyes and a very defined jaw line. Victor comes in two versions, Addiction and Fantasy. In the Addiction version, Victor is his normal handsome and cold self. He comes in two skin tones – fair and tan, and is also available with tattoo. He has long black hair, brown eyes and wears a big black cape and furry tunic for the cold. Check the related product page for more info.
Victor Fantasy version, on the other hand, is Victor’s monster self. He has bloodshot eyes, horns, pointy ears, bat like wings, clawed reptilian hands, and fangs and has an angry growling expression.
Fantasy is available in several skin tones, but the most popular of which is the blue-gray tone which gives him a very undead look. More info at Iplehouse website.
Well, there y have it. We hope that does it for your Halloween doll search. Kaoliberry is in no way associated with The Gem and Iple House but we are happy to share these creepy creatures with you! So go and check out these handsome monstrosities and make your Halloween a scary delight before they run out.
Enjoy your Halloween night!