Well, I'm back from visiting my friends, and, no, I did not find Jonathan Adler Barbie. However, I'm not upset as I did find a lot of cool stuff that I will be blogging about in the next few days, so I'm happy.
One of the things I did get was this wonderful Speed Racer Ken that I ordered from a member of In the Pink before I left for my birthday tour (hee):
Not bad; but I'm just not getting a "Speed Racer" vibe from this doll... could he be Goth Ken in disguise?
I got him because someone on In The Pink had him as the new father for the Happy Family Neighbors, and I thought "Cool! He can be one of the husbands of my dolls!"
But --- as you can see, MY Speed Racer is way too young looking to be anyone's dad. So I decided to put him in my Doll Nation University story as another student.
As I kept looking at him, I said to myself, "Gee, he's awfully pale. Maybe he's a goth? That would be so cool!" So I set out to find him something gothish to wear.
I found a pair of black leather trousers from the Ken Fashion Avenue outfit #56873 (I call that outfit "Punk Rock Concert" since it doesn't have a name.) Liam from the Flavas line has been hogging that outfit, but screw that! Speedy had to have it!
No drooling, folks! He's brooding and sensitive and, oh yeah, smokin' HAWT!!!
Hubba hubba! Mwrowr! Well, there's nothing like a pair of black leather trousers to bring out the HAWT in a guy! Oh yeah! I was definitely seeing "hot, brooding vampire" now instead of "Speed Racer"!
(If it's wrong to drool over a plastic guy, then I don't wanna be right! Hee!)
Oh, Bratz - how I miss your Not!Pink furniture and accessories... sniffle! sob!
I had bought this Bratz "Funky Fashion Furniture" set while on my trip at Big Lots. It was eight bucks and I consider it money well spent. It's called "Element", which features a fire theme (I guess "Hell" would have been a little too controversial - but it seems the logical name since there is a "Heaven" set according to the back of the box:
Wait a minute! Who's that wine for? Because we know that he doesn't drink... wine.....
Anyway, I got the set BEFORE even seeing Speedy. (He arrived after I had already left on my trip.) But as soon as I saw this set I was like, "OMG! I must have this for my goth dolls!" (Nevermind that I didn't have any goth dolls when I got it - I was going to create some!) And let's face it - this was too good to pass up at eight bucks!
As you can see, this set makes a nice little gothy setup. I added the "marble" flooring, and some pillows (including one with flames from a Bratz Boyz outfit pak), the Barbie Party Pad fireplace, Re-ment red wine, Barbie tray, some craft roses and a repainted Barbie vase. The only thing I kept for the vanity (it was filled with girly cosmetics) was the black hairbrush. Oh, that table looking thing is supposed to be a stand for the Bratz, but screw that! It screamed "coffee table" to me!
Ken is sitting there wearing the duster from movie premiere Ken from the 1 Modern Circle line. With his dark hair and pale skin, he really looks good in jewel tones.... except that now he looks more VAMP Ken than "goth" Ken! Which makes him even hotter, with the vaguely "Angel/Angelus" vibe he's giving off right now...
Susie (Sassy): Why is there only one glass of wine? Vamp!Ken: I never drink...wine...
As you can see, the ladies are already flocking to Vamp!Ken. I really need to find a name for him - I was going to call him Liam because that's Angel's real name in the series, but I already have Liam from the Flavas dolls, and I can't call him William (which Liam is the diminutive) because William is Spike's real name. (Did Joss Whedon realize he was naming two Buffyverse characters the same name?) And since I hope to have both Angel and Spike dolls some day, so I can't call him those names either.
Vamp!Ken: Have I told you how delicious you look tonight?
Guh. Can't say that I blame her for falling... uh, victim... to his embrace.
Vamp!Ken: Aww, Mom, you're no fun! Vamp!Mommy: Now, darling, Mother knows best!
I think I've got the makings for a new story. Stay tuned.