Escada by Emperis Dolls

Emperis Dolls is a new doll-maker company, in England. They presented their very first doll, called Escada, for sale, this Good Friday. It is a resin, ball-jointed 16" fashion doll in the vein of Sybarites and the rest.

Description of the doll from their website:

Introducing ’Escada’ Prima by name and Prima by nature. Stepping out for the first time in a 1930’s esque, fishtail evening dress. Evoking an image of a glamorous past. Hand finished with sequin, bead and thread detailing in splashes of pinks, golds and maroon. Walking the walk in sparkling, zipped high heels and shimmering, sheer tights that go all the way up. Talking the talk with a stunning array of accessories, including; multi brown faux fur stole, crystal inset stud earrings and a three layered gold chain necklace. Completing the look is make up that dazzles everyone, with vivid blue eye shadow that frame ’Escada’s’ piercing jade green eyes and silky pink lips that look oh so tempting. Let’s not forget her beautifully styled contrasting maroon wig, with twists and braids, subtly accented with roses. So crack open the champagne and charge your glasses to celebrate the toast of the party scene that is ’Escada’... Cheers Darlings XXX. Includes Felted joints, hard cap wig, fashions and accessories, extra pair of hands, wrist ball, doll stand and applied eyelashes.

Total price of the doll is £420.00, half on pre-ordering and half on shipment, which is late May. The edition numbers ten dolls but the website mentions that people not able to get one will be put on waiting list for the next run of dolls (new ones, not Escada).

The doll's face looks a lot like a Sybarite - I almost mistook it for one when I first saw photos of her. Her body though is a totally different story. The joints are a bit weird, especially on the knees and elbows. I know they might give excellent poseability but they are not photogenic, even with tights on.

The face paint looks amazingly well done, so does the blushing of the body.

I like the details of the dress and shoes, very opulent and extravagant. The tassels on the heels look fantastic and very scale-perfect too, as is the embdoidery.

As one can see on the website gallery, she can wear many existing clothes from other 16" doll lines so the compatibility looks good. The price is competitive too, and for Europeans, being an English doll means saving a lot on customs. Best wishes to the new company on their start and a piece of well meaning advice: next time please try to be more original. Naming the doll after an established fashion house, ahving a logo copying another one and a doll looking like one from another company is not the best of beginnings. The talent is there, so I am sure we will see better things from Emperis in the future.

JAMIEshow introduces Madra Lord and Violet Waters by Mel Odom

It was obvious that the new Gene Marshall doll line from JAMIEshow would feature the well known and popular Madra Lord and Violet Waters characters since the beloved Mel Odom fashion dolls re-appeared on the scene after a small hiatus. Today the company releases the two dolls for preorder.

Madra & Violet will both go on sale tonight Friday April 4Th at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. A clock with the local time in New York has been placed right under our phone number on the top left side of the website so you can tell what time it is here locally. The Edition sizes are 150 for Madra and 50 for Violet. The link to shop for the dolls: CLICK HERE - UPDATE - All sold out on pre-orders

The price of each doll is $525.00. There will be 3 payment options available, you can choose to pay 30% Down (157.50) , 50% Down ($262.50) or Pay in Full at the time of ordering. The dolls are expected to ship in two waves, first wave at the end of April and the rest by mid May. Paid in full orders will ship first. You can contact JAMIEshow Dolls at 800-557-5939. Have in mind though that the lines tonight will be busy. You can also email them here.

Madra Lord makes her comeback premiere to JAMIEshow dolls in a Dior look, an off white silk dress with faux animal print, and a belt. Her heels are also made of animal print fabric with one strap. Her jewellery comprises of emerald green Swarovski crystal earrings, necklace and bracelet.

Her wig cap is a red updo. She also comes with a hard cap for regular wigs, and a doll stand. She is the same skin tone as Gene and Grace from JAMIEshow. All JAMIEshow dolls are hand made and hand painted in their exclusive J-Resin. Madra is lovingly sculpted from the original sculpt by Mel Odom. Madra will not be produced again. This will be her only incarnation.

Violet Waters makes her comeback premiere to JAMIEshow dolls in a satin silk dress with peplum, with an violet in her updo rooted wig cap. She wears violet strappy high heel shoes and soft pearl earrings and necklace. She also comes with hard cap for regular wigs and a dolls stand. She is the Lena/Sabina skin tone from JAMIEshow. Violet is lovingly sculpted from the original sculpt by Mel Odom. Violet will not be produced again. This will be her only incarnation

Photos and information courtesy of Jamieshow Doll USA