Monday, September 1, 2014

The Lovely Color Infusion Janay - Happy Labor Day!

Color Infusion Style Lab Edge of Night Janay

Color Infusion Style Lab Edge of Night Janay, a 2013 Integrity Toys Convention exclusive, had been on my wish list since photos began circulating of the doll post convention.  I needed to add her to my playscale family of ladies and gents.  The post convention prices on eBay were usually much more than I desired to pay, so I exercised nearly a year of patience before finding "my" doll... the one "I" was meant to own, at a price I was willing to pay.
Janay poses for an initial full-length snapshot while still strapped to card stock liner.

Janay arrived nude in her purple card stock-lined plastic bag.  Extra outfits were sold at the convention along with shoe packs, but frugal me decided first to see if I had something on hand for her to wear before separating myself from additional funds.

With their heels lined up as close as possible, a foot size comparison of Integrity dolls, Something Sexy Adele, Shimmering Nights Janay from the 2004 playline, and Color Infusion (CI), illustrates the whopping size of CI Janay's feet.

Who knew, though, how humongous her feet are?  In my Barbie shoe stash, I was able to find a pair of  black open-toe pumps that fit her.  I still do not know the origin of these shoes and never until now had a doll that could fit or desired to wear them.

Wearing a borrowed dress and found shoes, Janay strikes a pose.

After searching in three doll trunks filled with playscale clothing, I found Tiny Dottie's red and black brocade dress.  It is a perfect fit for Janay.  Dottie, seen below, still wears the matching jacket over Barbie Basic Model 4's little black dress.  She didn't mind sharing the brocade sheath with Janay.

The owner of the dress Janay now wears, Tiny Dottie, did not mind sharing the sheath since she no longer wears it.  Dottie, however, refused to give up the matching coat or the hat that is stitched to her hair.


I made a black leather clutch that has one crystal on the front that matches Janay's faux diamond stud earrings and bow-tie necklace.  (The necklace is actually an adjustable ring.  Both earrings and "necklace" were already on hand.)

The search continued online for more more fashionable shoes where I saw a couple of possibilities on eBay.  After reading the seller's warning that some of the dyes might stain the vinyl, I decided to take the more costly yet safe avenue and visit IT Direct.  During that visit, I found a choice of two shoe packs made specifically for Janay.

2013 "The Premiere" Convention Edge of Night Color Infusion Shoe Pack One


I chose the pack with black shoes since black is more versatile.  The black boots in the pack looked pretty fly, too.   After the shoe pack arrived (addressed to someone named Darren Garrett -- not sure what the person who composed the address label was sipping or smoking), Janay tried on the cute black heels and the wide brimmed hat.  Both are perfect accents for the dress (although the hat tends to shed some of its fibers onto Janay's lovely face).


Janay models her new, made-for-her black shoes, then styles and profiles wearing the shoes, new hat, and clutching the purse I made.

During the initial search for clothing, I browsed the Etsy shop, Atelier ni Shasha, and considered purchasing the white striped maxi-length dress for Janay.  Since I already know two people who own it, I decided to wait until something else becomes available in the shop (wouldn't want our girls to feel embarrassed if seen together wearing the same fashion!).  Janay's wardrobe will increase soon enough.  After all, she has additional footwear that needs to be worn with something other than her borrowed dress. 

With hat slightly tilted, Janay took one final photo to wish you a Happy Labor Day!

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17 comments:

  1. Oh, that last photo is boss! I really like how they did her knees. From the photos they look like they have a kind of natural square shape.

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    1. Yes, Muff, her knees are very realistic in appearance. I love her! She stands on my work desk with other favorites. I get to see her throughout my workday. Even when I am at my personal desk, I only have to glance to the right to see her loveliness.

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  2. Janay is stunningly beautiful! I'm trying hard to pretend that I do not want to add this doll to my collection. No, I do not need her. No, no, no... I am content to look at these lovely photos. She looks so stylish in this outfit that you've put together for her. I much prefer her larger feet - they look more realistic even though it will be harder to find shoes for her at first. I'm so happy that you were able to unite with the doll that was meant for you after such a long wait!

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    1. Now that you have mentioned it, her foot size as well as the shape, is more realistic, Roxanne.

      I am still thrilled that she finally made it. I can see myself adding to her wardrobe, at least some pieces that will work well with the shoes and boots in the shoe pack. Who knows, I might break down and buy the second shoe pack. She deserves only the best!

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    2. I just keep coming back and looking at her, and looking at her on eBay and trying to fight the urge to buy her. It looks like she's been officially added to my list. I will try to get her if I can. I want to know, can she stand in her shoes without the use of a stand? Thanks!

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    3. Yes, Roxanne, in shoes and on a flat surface, this lovely doll can stand without the aid of a stand. She doesn't like to do it, but she can. Her legs have to be straight and her torso positioned to give the balance she needs, but she can do it!

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  3. Hi, she's fabulous and very beautiful! The outfit really looks great on her. You made a lovely purse :-). And her feet are well made, I like dolls with more realistic feet!

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    1. Thank you, Night Owl for the compliments. I am appreciating her feet now that I have found shoes for her.

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  4. I am doing the same chang as RoxanneRoxanne. "No, no, no I don't need that doll. No, no, no! She is beautiful and I just love her body sculpt. You did a great job dressing her.

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  5. The was supposed to be "chant" not "chang" -- oops!

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    1. Hi Phyllis,

      The good thing is the current prices for CI Janay are a little lower than they were immediately post convention in October 2013. She is a lovely doll and was too lovely for me to resist.

      Be strong.
      :-)

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  6. Congratulations on getting this lovely doll, BDE! And for the comparison photos of her next to playline Janay and your FR Adele.

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    1. Thank you for the congrats, D7ana and you're welcome for the comparison photos.

      I have since been told that CI Janay can share shoes with Monster High and Jaks Pacific dolls.

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  7. I love the last photo a lot,Janay looks beautiful! :)

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  8. She looks amazing in that brocade dress. The color suits her well. I can't wait to see her in those boots. Thank goodness my wallet is safe. She is gorgeous, but not on my list. (Breathing a sigh of relief).

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    1. I have to build an outfit for those boots. I want to see her in them, too, Vanessa.

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