I had been pretty much ignoring the female dolls from Integrity Toys for a while. With the arrival of this Color Infusion Janay doll, now I'm paying attention again. I love some of the changes that have been made from my older Integrity Toys/Fashion Royalty ladies. Goodbye sharp little claw-like hands! Goodbye pointy little Barbie feet! Hello to a more realistic body, with more realistic hands and feet.
My only issue is that I have fewer shoe choices for Janay. I found a few pairs that would fit her. The shoes below are from Jakks Pacific Lola. She can put them on, but she can not stand in them. I need for her to be able to stand.
Her feet are similar in size and shape to Monster High dolls (the size of Clawdeen Wolf). The shoes below are from an Operetta fashion pack. She can stand in these shoes, but she hates them. I don't blame her - they have dice for heels and a spiderweb design. Below, Janay models the Monster High shoes and a Sparkle Girlz outfit.
Below, she is wearing another Sparkle Girlz outfit and a random pair of boots. They may be Barbie boots. They don't really fit, but she can stand in them.
In the photos below, she is wear Sparkle Girlz clothes and Sashabella Paws' boots. She can stand in these boots, but she hates them.
She has decided to go with the lesser of the 4 evils and she will wear the Sashabella boots until I get her shoe situation sorted out (which may be a little while). She is wearing a Milan Barbie fashion below.
Besides shoes, she has certain other demands. She demands new clothing, lingerie, and above all she demands that I release Remi from his cardboard prison.
My overall impression of Janay is that this is a beautiful doll! She does not have the articulation of the action figures that I like, but she makes up for that in beauty. She is tall - even taller than most of my male dolls, but that doesn't bother me. I wish that she could stand without shoes and without assistance. I don't necessarily want Integrity Toys to give their dolls hideous ankle joints or joints in the feet, I'm just saying it would be nice if she could have flat or heeled feet. I don't know how to achieve that in an attractive way, but it would be nice. They've done a good job at combining aesthetics with functionality with other features, so I'll leave the feet issue in their capable hands. In the meantime, I'm glad that she can stand in certain shoes.
***I just read a post from someone, saying that the newer Integrity Toys dolls being released have modular limbs, and that IT should have the option of having lower legs for different heel heights. Sounds like a good idea to me!***