Thursday, May 3, 2012

She's Got Grace Jones Eyes

Readers are referred to this post where I used a brown Sharpie to change my doll's orange pupils brown.  In that post I mentioned the possibility of darkening the sclerae of her eyes, but decided to leave almost well enough alone.

This morning, still bothered by the abundant "whites" of her eyes and caricature look, I colored the outer white area tan using a Sharpie.   This left a normal amount of sclerae.

Next, I pierced her ears and added hoop earrings.  The gem stones at the top of the earrings had faded.  I used iced copper fingernail polish to revive the color.  Her neck scarf is now a headwrap. 

My doll looks better to me now and, while not at all androgynous looking, she reminds me of Grace Jones.  

Jungle Fever (JF) from the Monsieur Z line by Jason Wu for Integrity Toys has new, Grace Jones-looking eyes.

I keep picturing Grace Jones as StrangĂ© in the movie, Boomerang  (pronounced Stron-jay, for the benefit of those who have not seen the movie).

More Grace Jones images can be seen here.

What do you think about  JF's new eyes compared to the way they were originally?

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9 comments:

  1. I think the eyes are vastly improved and I always thought Grace Jones was strikingly beautiful.

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    1. Thanks you! I am able to enjoy my doll now.

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  2. She's beautiful! Much better than before. "You can't paint my misery away." My favorite Eddie Murphy line in Boomerang.

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    1. Now I am going to have watch Boomerang to hear that line spoken because that's one I do not recall. I think I've successfully painted my misery and JF's misery away. We (she and I) both love her new look!

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  3. She looks very pretty. I would have purchased her had she looked like this initially.

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    1. Thanks Georgia Girl. I would have too purchased her had she looked like this... at the retail price); I purchased this one deeply discounted.

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  4. Hi. She looks beautiful. I love her new look and style.

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  5. Vast improvement. Thanks for sharing the "after" photos.

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