Hello New York Doll Collectors, have your ever seen a doll wrapped in ice, and it can still warm your heart? Ah, maybe that’s a little cliche. How about, a doll on ice, who had the eyes of a smokey sultry looking lady? If you take a look at Tonner Dolls’ Emma Jean Icy Lace, you will get the picture.
I have to say, this particular gaze of the doll, is pretty amazing. I normally like to talk about the costuming, move to the presentation and then to the countenance. Save for the the closing of the showing. This time, I have to talk about the doll at the beginning. In general, the costuming is the has been my focus, but the countenance of Emma Jean, desires attention, first. The countenance, I believe, brings the whole doll together. Let’s talk about it further.
They say the eyes are the soul of a being. In this case of the doll Emma Jean, this is very true. Notice the purposeful gaze of Emma Jean. Now, most of the looks, Tonner creates for some of the dolls, have an interesting gaze. But Emma Jean is more pronounced. Beside the colors of greens and golds in her eyes, and the long lashes, that are not painted on, but placed; in addition to the dark mystique eye shadow, notice the contours around her eyes. Beneath her bottom eyelid, notice the shaping. There is a rise in the doll skin, as you normally would, when there is a slight and gentle squint. It’s a smokey look that is created. It’s like, what happens when someone is peering through a clouded veil. Imagine, that you know the person behind the veil, but you can’t quite see the face clearly. It’s a mystery still. So you peer with familiarity and focus. It’s an interesting imagery and has a great effect on those who gaze upon Emma Jean.
The hairstyle of Emma Jean, does a great job at bringing the look, she has, in full prominence. The hair style is coiffed and neatly sleeked around her head. Very elegant, not a tress out of place. Definitely to hold the gaze and doll viewer, with no distractions.
Wrapped in ice. This is referencing the necklace she is wearing. The coils of crystals, that are just gorgeous and smokey. It seems to be a nice correlation between the hot ice of crystal and a smokey gaze of Emma Jean, don’t you think? The necklace is draped expertly on Emma Jean, as it brings out and compliments the icy silver, in the dress.
When you think of ice, you think cold, don’t you? But Emma Jean, the doll, doesn’t seem to exude an icy disposition. On the contrary, its very warming, more sophisticated, and elegant. There are the silk screened arm gloves, to bring softness to the edginess. But there’s more to it. The complexity of the non icy feel, is that the gown she wears, has various designs and shadings, to give a more calming feeling. The dress appears icy as a whole, but you sense the edges have been soften. There is the subtle shades of greens, black, pinks, blues that brings a slight melting feeling to the ice.
The style of dress seems to fit the 1940s outfits. The dress of the flappers; straight, long and bells out, at the bottom, with layers of mesh materials and with a unique style of lace, beautifying the hems of the dress. There is even lace bordering the bodice.
Emma Jean Icy Lace is a beautiful and elegant addition to the collections of Tonner Dolls. This doll goes for the collective price of $199.99. Visit Tonner Doll online.
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