Sunday, December 7, 2014

Le Smoking Adele Makeda

The latest doll to join my collection is the 2014 Fashion Royalty Gloss Convention Le Smoking Adele Makeda.

I had been wanting an Adele with this face sculpt for years, and when I saw this doll, I knew that she would be the one.

She is wearing an ivory satin pant suit. She comes with gold earrings, a gold watch, a pair of gold high-heeled shoes, a white fur stole, and an extra set of hands. Her long black hair is pulled back into a thick ponytail. She has rooted lashes. She can stand without assistance in her shoes.

Here's a look at her articulation. She is jointed at the wrists, elbows, and knees. Her torso has two points of articulation, and she can both bend and rotate. Her legs rotate slightly at the hip. Her hands are fairly easy to remove, which is quite convenient when removing her clothing and redressing her.

Adele is tall. She towers over most of the 1/6 scale male dolls and action figures in my collection. In her heels, she is nearly as tall as Darius Reid, who has shown immediate interest in her.

She can cross her legs at the ankle when seated.

I think that she and Darius are going to have a relationship. I suspect that things will go better for Darius with this Adele than they did with the previous Adele.

Adele has made other friends here as well, and she is quite happy that there are music lovers such as herself here. Pictured in the photo below from left to right are Adele (#1), Janay (#1), RuPaul, Janay (#2), and Adele (#2).


These Integrity Toys/Fashion Royalty ladies take a few moments to jam. They are in a festive holiday spirit.


 



Overall, I am thrilled with this doll. She is beautiful, I am pleased with her articulation. I love it that she has an extra set of hands and that she can grasp and hold objects. I love it that she can stand and pose in her shoes, but I would love it if she could stand without shoes/wear various heel heights.

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations on getting Le Smoking Adele. She is quite lovely and I love her deep complexion. I hated it when Integrity changed Adele's head sculpt a couple of years ago so much that you could not recognize her except for name.

    I love the jam session photos. They all look great together.

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I agree with you, the other Adele sculpt is unrecognizable as Adele, and not as attractive. I was thrilled to see this sculpt resurface, and so beautifully done.

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  2. Wonderful doll, I love her suit and the fact that she can sit so elegant with her ankles crossed! Great jam session too, love your RuPaul doll!

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    1. Thank you Night Owl! It was fun posing her, and she looks great sitting or standing or otherwise. I'll have to bring out RuPaul more often.

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  3. Hi Roxanne, the new FR body is great and your Adele is absolutely gorgeous. She and Darius are a wonderful couple. The girls know how to jam!

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    1. Hi Billa! I really like the new FR body. I wasn't that impressed with previous FR bodies, but these newer ones are fun to pose.

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  4. Roxanne, congratulations on getting your Adele (and she is smokin'). Darius has staked his claim early on! Good thing, because she is to die for! Have fun and I am looking forward to seeing her in your stories.

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    1. Thank you Phyllis! Darius is happy, Adele is happy, and I'm happy. Adele #1 is not happy, but she will adjust in time.

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  5. She is a great doll. Enjoyed the jam session. Hopefully it was works for her and Darius.

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    1. Thank you Male Doll World! Adele and Darius are getting along great so far. I have a feeling their relationship will stand the test of time.

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  6. Applause! Good catch. Your new Adele is striking.

    Fun to see the new and old dolls getting together to jam.

    Wishing the best for new Adele and Darius.

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    1. Thanks D7ana! Adele #1 and Janay #1 don't quite know what to make of the new arrivals, but they're making the best of it.

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  7. Gorgeous Adele! Darius looks enthralled, as he should.

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    1. Thanks Smaller Places! Darius and Adele are both very pleased.

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  8. With Adele #2 on violin I'm imagining them covering Clean Bandits "No Place I'd Rather Be". Darius and her look better together.

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    1. Doll Crazy, I had never heard of that song, so I went to YouTube to listen. Cool song! I agree that Darius and Adele make an attractive couple.

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  9. She's stunning! Great buy **adds to ever growing wish list**

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    1. Thank you Valsays! I could not resist her.

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  10. OH heck yea! You HAD to get her. Love all of that articulation and she fits in perfectly! btw ever since I was a little girl I have loved showing their pearly whites!

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    1. Hi The grandmommy! I did have to get her. I tried to resist, but it was futile. :)

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  11. Wow, she looks so stylish. Love the photos of music group playing.

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    1. Thank you, Muff! I hope that I will be able to afford to keep her in clothes and shoes that she will enjoy.

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  12. She's lovely! Very striking-looking.

    I really like the way she looks with the other dolls - and the music shots are fabulous.

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    1. Thanks jSarie! She is so tall compared to my other dolls. She really stands out in a crowd.

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  13. Congratulations on getting her!! She is an awesome doll to have. I was very excited to see her when she was unveiled at convention.

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    1. Thank you Georgia Girl! I wish that I could've gone to convention. One of these days!

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