I finally took the Sybarite plunge! I have been mooning over these dolls for many months now. These dolls are not inexpensive and I felt it was important to pick just the right girl for me. I have been eagerly watching the 2009 dolls as they were released from Superdoll. I watched Avalon come and go lightening fast, then Karma, who was not for me, and Seville who sold out before I could even see her. I almost bought Raja, the Haute Doll Magazine exclusive, but I wasn’t completely convinced of her ultimate versatility either. (I still really like Raja.Â I still may buy her, if she’s still around when I can next afford another Syb! Don’t hold your breath!)
I wanted a versatile girl and a pretty one too. That’s why Karma was not a good choice for me. Not to say that she wasn’t striking, but she’s got a harder, edgier look. Not what I was after for my first Sybarite. Her mohawk and flocked sideburns were going to prove a challenge to cover or remove for other looks. I wasn’t up for that challenge. Yet.
I jumped in with both feet and bought a Queen B. It was a long wait until she arrived, but when she did I was not disappointed. Even with all of the build up in my own mind about how wonderful she would be, she still delivered! Finally she arrived….
My but that’s an awfully big box!
And in the big box was a littler box….
And one more box….. (we’re getting closer….)
At this point I’m near to bursting with anticipation!
Et, ViolÃ¡Â¡ Here she is before being disturbed at all….
This doll is heavy, I mean that literally! She has heft! Her resin is absolutely beautiful. It has a soft look to it. The light catches it beautifully and as a result, she is an absolute joy to photograph!
Here are some pics I have just taken of her. Her first photoshoot (of many, I can tell you!) with me :o)
See what I mean about the light caressing this resin “skin” ?
Dig those platforms, baby!
Standing poses are tricky without her stand. Due to her weight, even a slightly bent leg will not hold her up. She collapses on herself. One wonders if there is a way to alleviate this, hmmm…….
I will be ever so carefully removing her wig. I want to be able to change her look around with different wigs. I’ll be making a few of my own and I can’t wait!
She’s so much fun to photograph that I will be making room sets and accessories for her, not to mention haute couture for her to wear :o) There’s lots that I want to do. I’m really quite inspired! But all of that will have to wait until a couple of other projects that are in ahead of her get my attention. Best get back to work :o)
Hope you’ve enjoyed meeting my Syb….
Thanks for reading,