Saturday, October 1, 2011
My love-hate relationship with "Color Therapy" Vanessa
OK, when I first saw this doll, I have to admit I didn't like her. My main objection was the green eyeshadow, but I wasn't a fan of her super-pale skin color, either, or the fact that her violet eyes actually looked paler than her eyeshadow. I LOVED her sexy green dress. (Not the dress in the photos. ... She's been re-dressed into an outfit I made, here.) I still think her original dress was the best thing about her. I also loved her dark red hair color, and I liked that her eyes were violet, even though they were a little light for my taste. I adored her face sculpt, which was the original Fashion Royalty Vanessa sculpt.
Well, she's still with me, so far. I just saw a photo online of a slightly customized CT. The doll's owner had re-painted her lips a lighter, more natural shade of creamy peach that really toned down her look, and had boil-straightened her hair. I LOVED the results. Kudos to the artist. Maybe I'll end up doing something similar with my Vanessa. The lighter lip color, in particular was an improvement.
More later on this one. It looks like a little bit of customizing is in order.