Barbie for big girls.

The “Allure” of Fashion Royalty Monograms

Allure….as a noun it means “ a highly attractive quality”.   As a verb it means  to “ attract powerfully”. 

I have to admit….when I first saw this beautiful lady at the IDEX reveal….I was going to pass.  The promo shots just did not do it for me.  I felt the Marilyn Monroe vibe but the big cape was not something I was looking for.  I decided to go ahead and buy her because I thought I could sell her if I didn’t like her when I got her.  I am so glad I purchased her because she is one of those in real life ladies that blew the promo shots out of the water.  As I was photographing this lady, I could  not believe how well she translates on to film so I was even more surprised that the promo shots did not do this lady justice.  She is fire and ice all the way.  LOVE HER! 

I feel honor bound to state that I was completely enabled and inspired by JennFL’s  photos on Flickr of this lovely lady so please check out her photos at

Revlon did a campaign in the 1950’s and I and others believe it was the inspiration behind this gorgeous lady and gown.


** picture obtained at**

Model, gown and jewelry:  Fashion Royalty Monogram “Allure”

Note**  she does not come with the diamonds pictured ….bummer!20120323-IMG_8600-Editwmedited

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12 responses

  1. You are correct … again! 😉 Promos didn’t do her the justice you can and did! Bravo!!!

    March 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    • Thank you so much Judy! As I do with Peter, I always love your encouragement and comments. {{Hugs}} right back to you.

      March 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm

  2. Wow – she looks hot!!!!! Great work, Rebecca!

    March 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    • Thank you so much Peter! I always love your encouraging words. I am so glad you continue to enjoy the photos.

      March 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm

  3. Why is she not posing with her own Lipstick? 😉 LOVE!!!

    March 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    • Because she is the Queen of diamonds silly. 😉 Thank you! Glad you enjoyed these photos.

      March 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm

  4. RebieFR

    Beautiful shots of a gorgeous doll, weel done Rebecca. It’s funny because Allure was not among my preorders either but after having seen real pics (among them JennFL’s) I had to get her too!

    March 25, 2012 at 1:43 am

    • Merci! I am glad you purchased her. I think you will be very pleased with her. Her outfit is so perfect on her…I am not even tempted to redress her right now.

      March 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm

  5. Don in Seattle

    Gorgeous Rebecca, I have lust for this doll…..sigh

    Don in Seattle

    March 25, 2012 at 11:10 am

    • Heehee! This doll is so flippin’ fantastic I can’t even begin to tell you. Kuddos go to Integrity for this one. Thank you for the lovely comment.

      March 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm

  6. That McQueen cape is featured in one of my favorite fashion photographs of all time.

    Hope you are well Rebecca, we miss you!

    April 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    • You are exactly right on this Sarah. Thank you so much for sharing the picture. I had heard that the cape was a replica of McQueen but had not seen the photo. Isn’t it scrumptious! I think Integrity Toys did a good job of replicating it in 1/6 scale. Hope you guys are well…looks like a fabulous new beginning for you guys…saw your photos. We miss you guys too and think of you often. Thanks for posting photos!


      April 3, 2012 at 10:47 am

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