For the main part of 2012 Poppy Parker collection (remember that Poppy also made her appearance at IDEX this year alongside Chip and Darla and Sabrina?) the company chose to continue with her trip to England - where she went with Darla to work and is chaperoned by Chip and his family. SO the mood is Mod - 60's swinging London, inspirations from Mary Quant, mods, Vidal Sassoon etc. All dolls have applied eyelashes this time (instead of painted ones) at the upper lid.
Item #PP036 Sunshine Games Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll Suggested Retail Price: $79.00 US Limited Edition Size: 500 Dolls Worldwide Estimated Delivery date: Mid July 2012
The latina skin-tone is what makes this one pop out, along with her lovely make up colours. The outfit is a striped bathing suit in hot pink and lime green. A pink and white hat, white sandals, white hoop earrings, matching sunglasses and a pink and white tote bag finish off her accessories. Lovely brunette hair in pigtails! I like her a lot but I had to pick only two Poppys (having already one coming from the Chip/Poppy gift-set from IDEX). So not now.
Item #PP037 She's Not There Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll Suggested Retail Price: $99.00 US Limited Edition Size: 600 Dolls Worldwide Estimated Delivery date: Mid June 2012
If this is not Twiggy I will eat my hat! Those eyes! That hair! The outfit! The earrings! The boots! Poppy is wearing a black and white mini dress, red fishnet stockings, and a white and black coat with matching hood. She comes with a pair of regular hands and another pair of painted glove hands. She has a white bag trimmed in black and matching peep-toe boots. Her amazing earrings are striped white baubles hanging from her ears. Red huge sunglasses (like W Club Poppy's from last year) complete the look. This is my favourite from the whole collection!
Item #PP038 Day Tripper Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll Suggested Retail Price: $99.00 US Limited Edition Size: 500 Dolls Worldwide Estimated Delivery date: Mid July 2012
Freckles! First time ever on a Poppy! Her fashion consists of a blue mini dress with canary yellow accents and fake pockets, a yellow coat and hat, and matching yellow go-go boots. A blue train case and blue stud earrings complete her look. Too much yellow for my taste.
Item #PP039 The Happening Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll Suggested Retail Price: $89.00 US Limited Edition Size: 600 Dolls Worldwide Estimated Delivery date: Mid July 2012
When I saw this one I though: "Meghan Draper"! She reminds me so much of Jessica Pare in Mad Men! She wears a splashy silver sequin mini dress, metallic fishnets and silver sling-back bow shoes. Her hair is pulled up in a very long raven ponytail. Incredibly beautiful drop earrings and a silver clutch complete the look. Yes, she has purple eyes. I can just imagine her doing the Zoo Bisou Bisou number! She's my second pick from this collection.
Item #PP040 Colour My World Darla Daley™ Dressed Doll Suggested Retail Price: $99.00 US Limited Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide Estimated Delivery date: Mid June 2012
Of course her best friend would not be missing! Darla is wearing a copy of the famous Mondrian dress of YSL (so much for the street inspiration the IT designers said they had) but it is a pale imitation - the colours are not as vibrant and it looks flat on the doll (maybe the photos are over exposed). Her shoes are black and white heels, she has a matching bag and a blue hat. And to think she looks her best yet in this incarnation. Poor girl. If the dress was better, this would have been my first Darla. Maybe when I see real life pics... who knows?
Item #PP041 Bus Stop Darla Daley™ Dressed Doll Suggested Retail Price: $89.00 US Limited Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide Estimated Delivery date: Mid July 2012
The second Darla doll is wearing something that Twiggy was sporting in a photo session back in the 60s: a striped jersey dress with white details, paired with a white straw hat with a black band, black and white shoes, and white fishnets. Orange handbag to die for. Her hair is red and she has a spit curl which is a great addition to her looks. She comes with a set of regular hands and one set of painted glove hands.
Is this the inspiration?
Item #PP042 My Generation Chip Farnsworth III™ Dressed Doll Suggested Retail Price: $99.00 US Limited Edition Size: 450 Dolls Worldwide Estimated Delivery date: Mid July 2012
This version of Chip, although gorgeously outfitted, does nothing for me. Chip Farnsworth III is not a mod guy, he's an american heir, his get up should be a bit more conservative. So no-no this time. Chip wears black and white houndstooth trousers, black turtleneck, black pea-coat, a matching black cap and black Chelsea boots. He looks just like that Pan Am captain, Dean Lowery, played by Mike Vogel.
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