This doll is very unusual for me. She is Edria – Open Eyes Version and is made by a Chinese company La Legende de Temps. And she doesn’t come with a body. It’s just the head… When I saw this doll a year ago (on photos of her creator Julia: http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliacross/8677136189/in/photostream/ ) I was mesmerised by her beauty but having looked into different options for her body I gave up. She didn’t look right to me on smaller bodies and the one I liked most was 69.5 cm tall!! At a time I was terrified of the size. Now that I have two male dolls who are 70 and 70.5 cm tall (Iplehouse EID Arvid and Dexter) and two female dolls who are 65 cm tall (Soom Topaz and Iplehouse Carina on heeled feet) the size somehow has stopped frightening me! And I decided I need her.
She reminds me of a Renaissance beauty stepped down from Botticelli’s paintings. And that’s what I have in mind for her when she gets her face-up and body. When the head arrived it as so beautiful even without a face-up that I couldn’t resist the temptation to show her and put her on a Soom Super Gem body which has turned out to be a decent match. It certainly is the right size for her though the skintone is noticeably different (the Soom body has a more peachy shade). So, I am planning to get a Dollstown 18 years body in Oriental skintone for her which will make her 69.6 cm tall, but I think she will be magnificent.
The name hasn’t come to me yet, but I am thinking about something unusual and elegant with a Medieval / Renaissance feel. Any ideas are most welcome!