Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tonner Spring 2012 Mainline release: Cami, Jon & Antoinette

Continiouing the Tonner new collection presentation, this post features the Cami & Jon line as well as their more high fashion sister, Antoinette, with whom they share the same body. The Cami & Jon dolls are more hip and youth oriented. 

First up are the basics: the Cami basic doll with the Cami head sculpt (much too doll-like for my taste) and Antoinette™ body in the cameo skin tone with inset blue eyes (another pet peeve of mine). She has a medium brown center part removable saran wig. She comes with a 2-piece cotton jersey bra and panties set with lace trim. LE 600. Her friend Jon basic doll has the Jac #2 head sculpt and the Antoinette™ body with the honey skin tone. She has inset blue eyes and sports a raven centre part removable saran wig. She wears a 2-piece cotton jersey bra and panties set with lace trim. LE 400.



We all know Robert Tonner loves Steam-punk (check out the video of those steam-punk dolls here) so it was only a matter of time to translate that to the fashion line: Steam Funk Cami is a dressed doll with the Lily skin tone and a medium brown centre part saran removable wig with bangs, sporting green inset eyes. Her faux leather dress has faux gold stud details and she even has an eye patch! The outfit is completed with a faux leather belt, a pair of  matching gauntlets, pantyhose with attached panties and dark brown faux suede back zip boots. LE 300. If it used red and black velvet and had a nice metal corset attached I would be in line to get her. Her belt looks a bit too big (the scale of the holes might be the problem).

Now lets get back to proper fashion: The Soho Sheer Dressed doll has the Cami head sculpt and the cameo skin tone. She has rooted curled golden pale blonde saran hair with centre part and grey/blue painted eyes. A proper angel! She wears a silver lamé mini slip dress under a chiffon tank dress - I hope it shows more in real life! To complete her look, she sports some sheer pantyhose , a multi strand chain and bead necklace, matching beaded bracelet and golden faux leather strappy boots with back zip. LE 300. Gorgeous doll.

Next up is the Skyline Dressed doll. Again it's Cami, this time with rooted dark brown saran hair, crimped and pulled up at the sides. She has green painted eyes (so much better than inset ones). Her outfit consists of a deep red sleeveless dress with a cowl neckline under a black crepe unlined coat with button lapel details (finally some sorely missed army inspiration). She sports sheer pantyhose with attached panties, a pair of black beaded earrings and black faux leather side zip boots. LE 300.

Of course there is a Jac dressed doll! And she's called All Business. She has rooted dark brown straight hair  pulled back in a ponytail and brown painted eyes. She wears an off-white silky tank dress under a grey/silver slip over dress with  a ruffled hem. Over all this she has a lined, printed brocade coat. Completing the look is sheer pantyhose with attached panties, a bead and chain multi strand necklace, matching beaded earrings and a pair of beaded black faux leather strappy sandals. LE 300.

Some outfits are included in the line as well. Most impressive is the Deep Pink Dream outfit. It is a deep pink (duh) satin and chiffon fishtail gown with nice draping details. It comes with a pair of black lace gauntlets, black rhinestone earrings and deep pink satin pumps. LE 300.

The New York Jet outfit is a black taffeta cocktail dress accessorized with a black rhinestone necklace, matching black rhinestone bracelet and black faux leather strappy heels with organza trim. It comes with a black short saran wig with bangs which adds to the New York style. LE 300. The centre draping is not my favourite as it always reminds me of those bordello-style curtains. Maybe it would look better in chiffon with a much smaller drape.

Little Red Riding Hood is in the house (I can see Ruby from Once Upon A Time wearing this)! The Dynamic Red outfit is a red knit fit and flare sleeveless dress with black shoulder straps under a red knit cropped duffle jacket. Of course there is the red knit hood with shiny faux leather trim. It comes with seriously glam black stretch over the knee boots. LE 300.

Antoinette is the haute couture "big sister" to Cami & Jon. She has always intricately made fashions and more outré make up and hair than her younger peers. Let's see what the line has this year.

First is a line-up of three basics: the Antoinette basic (Blonde, Brunette or Redhead) has the cameo skin tone and painted light brown (Blonde) /blue (Brunette) /Grey (Redhead) eyes. The dolls have side part rooted saran wheat blonde - mink - copper brown hair (respectively). They all wear a pale pink side ruffle cotton knit camisole and pale pink cotton knit panty. LE 500.

This time there is only one dressed doll: Flourish has brown painted eyes and rooted saran golden blonde up-do. She wears a frothy pink-on-pink striped chiffon gown with a front beaded belt. The look is topped off with a pink flower petal hat. She has pink faux gem earrings, sheer pantyhose with attached panties and a pair of pink faux leather strappy sandals. LE 300.

The Desire outfit consists of a black bustier with attached sleeves and multiple mixed trims and a black, side slit multi-fabric ruffled skirt with train. It comes complete with black fishnet stockings, a ribbon choker, a tiny beaded cocktail hat, a pair of black lace gauntlets and black lace trimmed short boots. LE 150. She reminds me of my favourite Tonner doll, Ghost of Christmas Future.

The second outfit is literally Sparkling: a silver satin trapeze jacket with 3/4 sleeves and rhinestone buttons over a silver stretch strapless fitted dress. The accessories include a silver bead choker necklace, matching silver earrings, a pair of silver stretch gloves and silver strappy sandals. LE 300. I find the jacket too puffy and the dress a bit boring. The chunky necklace with the jacket stand up collar will not look that good.

Last, but not least, is the Winterberry outfit. Finally a suit! The ox-blood red wool jersey suit has a slim skirt and a faux leather belt with golden buckle.Accessories include a pair of golden earrings, ox-blood tights and matching satin short boots. There is also (surprise!) a bag! Topping it off: an ox-blood red hat. LE 300.

From the Cami line my pick is Soho Sheer. From Antoinette I would love the Desire dress without the puffy sleeves but only with the doll that models it, she looks gorgeous.


  1. I love all these fashions. They are awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  2. My fave is the Cami Skyline doll-maybe because I let my hair air dry today! That dress is to die for & now about the shoes!