Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Adéle on Kenya in Gunn

Close-up Adéle Makèda arrived recently with dye-stained arms as discussed here.  I tried to remove the stains using Oxy-10, which was applied heavily and allowed to remain on the areas for about 10 days.  Unfortunately, the unsightly stains remained.  A new, fully or more articulated body was planned for her anyway, but I thought I would give the stain removal a try.

Rock Star Kenya's complexion closely matches Adèle's.  So I decided to use her body even though the waist is not articulated.  Due to my impatience (I really need to work on improving this flaw), I broke the head connector when Kenya's head was removed and had to rig another one for Adéle whose head/body connector would not work with the Kenya body.   I won't go into the details of explaining what I did to fashion a new one, because it is unstable (wobbly) and not something I would recommend.  What I would recommend is to exercise patience if you ever elect to use any Fashion Madness Kenya dolls as body donors.  Specifically, I suggest following Roxanne's tip of using a blow dryer to soften the head to remove it, if you need the neck connector to remain intact.

Because Kenya dolls are slightly shorter, Adèle lost a little height with the body swap, but her body is not stained and her arms are articulated at the wrists and elbows, unlike the original body.  I dressed her in the Tim Gunn (for Barbie) ensemble of black trench coat, houndstooth scarf, black ankle boots, and sunglasses.  She wears her original earrings.
Close-Up Adéle with new body and fashion


In the two images below (click to enlarge), Adéle is joined by the other Adéle dolls in my collection.
 
Adéle Makèda, L-R:  Close-Up, Urban Antoinette, Something Sexy, and High Brow
They are all uniquely beautiful with perfect (or near perfect) articulated bodies.  




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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these dolls ... I love to see different body sizes.

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  2. She looks chic in her new outfit. She reminds me of one of my friends. I would love to add Something Sexy to my collection.

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  3. D7ana,

    You're welcome. I think basically the Adeles are teh same size, but with the new body given Close-Up, she lost a little height.

    Vanessa,

    Your friend must be lovely. I didn't make the connection until someone else mentioned that Close-Up Adele reminds them of Naomi Campbell. I can see that, too, now. Something Sexy is nice and I love High Brow, too.

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  4. She maybe shorter but she still knows how to rock a style.

    I've heard that so many people have cracked their Kenya necks and it makes me leary of getting one. I'm not gentle with my dolls at all.

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  5. The Gunn outfit looks great on her.

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  6. Muff, Sandy, and MDW,

    Thank you for commenting.

    Adele is looking the only way she knows how to look: classy and stylish. The Tim Gunn fashion she wears had been here for months, waiting to be claimed.

    The Kenya bodies have proven problematic for some. I would not recommend them as body donors in the absence a heavy dose of patience.

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  7. Adele looks great! I like the Kenya dolls but I think I will keep them as is. I am usually patient with removing the heads, but it seems that these heads are a little fragile. I love your Adele sisters...real cute! : )

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    1. Thanks, GG!

      Good move to keep the Kenya dolls as they are.

      The Adeles do display and photograph well together.

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  8. She looks great on her new body, Debbie! I love that fashion on her, and I love the photos with the other Adeles.

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