Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Visit

DeeAnna Denton visited. The original version of the Tonner Doll Company doll in all of her voluptuous uniqueness stopped by to talk make-over talk and to model. For what else do fashion models do?


DeeAnna Denton was manufactured by TDC in 2008 as a seventeen-inch tall doll using the company's Lara Croft athletic body, crafted in fine vinyl and hard plastic, hand-detailed eyes, and high-heel feet. Later, the line of dolls was reduced to sixteen-inches and although still voluminous, the magical sex-appeal of the first body sculpt was somewhat diminished. Needless to say, the original seventeen-inch size is much coveted by collectors. 


When DeeAnna arrived, we noticed that she had had some work done. She confided, "Liz Cole of Retros not only sews by hand the most amazing fashions but she also enhances faces to complement the look of her fashions. So why not, I said to myself?"


DeeAnna's new look boasts a seductive bee-stung mouth, a strategically-placed beauty spot, and character-heightening eyebrows. The subtle changes have quite an impact. 


To make the transformation even more dramatic, DeeAnna changed into a Retros' re-interpretation of the Miss Seventeen doll's most iconic look: "Rage of Paris"! The rest is for you, dear readers, to enjoy! 






For more on Liz Cole and her work, visit her boutique, Retros!


11 comments:

  1. Hello from Spain: I really like your photos. Your post is very cool. Keep in touch.

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    1. Thank you, Marta. Always a pleasure.

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  2. I like her not skinny body. I find her mouth a little strange.
    Your photos are amazing, as always!

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    1. Thank you, Milena. The mouth shape is meant to evoke a vintage type of lipstick application. It adds to the character of the remake of the doll.

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  3. Oh jeez! I been admiring this doll and just now recognized her! Dur!

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  4. I find that the mouth seems odd in some of the pictures; must be the angles. It makes her look a bit -- miffed, perhaps? The eyebrows contribute to that look. She seems like she would be the villain/vixen in a story. ;-)

    Does DeeAnna need a separate set of outfits if she has a more voluptuous body than other Tonner dolls, like Tyler? Or do some of the other lines work for her?

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    1. Hi, Troy and than you for your visit. Yes, the mouth, like I explained to Milena was part of the re-characterization of DeeAnna. It's meant to change the facial expression and impart a dont-mess-with-me vibe. DeeAnna had an extensive wardrobe. Tonner did a super job with this doll. Later the body was remade to fit into the Tyler scale. If searching for DeeAnna, make sure you specify the 17-inch doll. Fashions for the 18-inch Miss Seventeen fit. Some 18-inch Kitty Collier fashions fit but DeeAnna's bust far exceeds the dimensions of Kitty's.

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  5. Thank you for the information, Ernesto!

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