It was only a matter of days before we got the chance to see the 5th and final W Club doll, and here she is. Integrity Toys and designer Jessy Ayala give us Violaine Perrin in a tribute to A Fashionable Life Vanessa Perrin giftset. The doll and her outfits have elements of that mythical release, without being a direct copy or revision. The set is not as rich as would be expected in that price range, even with the matching mini-carry case packaging that is similar to Sister Moguls gift set from 2016 and will have similar weight as a normal FR gift set package.
Item # 82128
A Fashionable Legacy
Violaine Perrin™ Gift Set
The NU. Face™ Collection
2020 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition: TBD
Estimated Arrival: Summer 2021
Retail Price: $199 + Shipping & Handling
Head Sculpt: Vanessa 2.0/Violaine 1.0
Body Type: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
12.5-inch articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
High-contrast, short bodysuit with a matching jacket with "raw" edges on the red segments;
Flashy vivid red pleather lace-up thigh-high boots;
Black and red tulle, off-the-shoulder baby doll dress;
Show-stopping "NU. Face" themed choker;
Separate chain necklace;
Faux-diamond earrings and ring set;
Vivid red cat-eyed sunglasses;
Pair of faux-fur trimmed high-heeled shoes;
Mint colored trunk purse;
Designer monogrammed suitcase;
Pair of long manicured nail hands;
Alternate pair of grip hands;
Acrylic doll stand and pole;
Bonus! Matching trunk packaging;
Certificate of authenticity;
I am always a sucker for pale skin combined with raven hair and this lady is no exception, especially now that she is channeling AFL Vanessa. Remember she is not the first Nu Face to get the AFL acronym and colours- A Fabulous Life Rayna Ahmadi was first! The doll itself is perfection, I would not change a thing, except maybe give her a spit curl like her older sister. The clothes are nice in design but lack in execution - some finishes at the jacket look really bad in the photos (if that’s the look of a “raw hem” better leave altogether) and the painted visible seam effect reminds me of Mattel production practices, not Integrity Toys. For this price, these issues should be non-existent.
The jacket seems to take its initial inspiration from this Maison Margiela Fall 2020 one (designed by John Galliano) and then use the original AFL pinstripe suit combined with the original AFL red skirt with visible stitching detail. The romper underneath could be from anywhere, it just mirrors the jacket’s style. The tulle plus the polka dots are the connection between this babydoll dress with the original AFL’s gown. Neither the shoes, jewellery or luggage are remotely connected. The letter choker is a lift from the Versace Fall 2015 one, and many designers have had similarly styled chockers at one time or another. The monogrammed suitcase is a colour variation of the one Fame And Fortune Vanessa had. I am sure we have seen the orthogonal purse before as well. Would have preferred a wheeled upright cabin suitcase like the one the first Elyse had.
Offer Type: W Club Exclusive pre-order.
Participation Deadline: Jan 29th, 2021, 12 PM (Noon) Eastern Time.
Pricing (FOR W CLUB MEMBERS ONLY): $199.00 USD + S & H.
($30.00 NRD deposit due now, $169.00 + S & H due in approx. Summer 2021).
Final Edition Size: To be determined (will be based on all orders received).
Shipping Timing: Approximately Summer 2021.
2020 W Club Exclusive only. This is the 5th and final W Club Exclusive doll of the 2020 membership year.
Note: Computer generated 3D render shown for reference only; final product subject to change.
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Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing