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Barbie for big girls.

WClub Exclusive Victoire Roux Revealed

If you love 1950’s fashion, you will have much to be happy about in this offering.   The team at Integrity is giving the WClub a green eyed,  titian haired Victoire with new facial screening.  She is described as having “FR Caucasian skin tone”, hand applied lashes and “Ultra-Rich Red, Fully Rooted Hair”.

Monte Carlo Victoire Roux™

2013 W Club Exclusive Dressed Doll

Limited Edition Size:  TBA

Special W Club Suggested Retail Price: $125.00

Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Fall 2013

New Victoire Roux logo
According to the write-up from Integrity, the coat is a deep pink velvet and has the elegant moniker of "grand manteau de soirée".  Hey…this lady is my kind of gal.  She comes with her own cocktail!  Martini’s anyone?!

Photos by  Integrity Toys, Inc. (http://integritytoys.com/page/landing)

Monte Carlo Victoire Roux 1

Monte Carlo Victoire Roux 4

Monte Carlo Victoire Roux 5

Monte Carlo Victoire Roux 7

My first thought was…”I’m not totally lovin’ it”  I love the hairstyle and the fact that she is a redhead.  I am not sure of the facial screening yet.  I think my main problem is the  thin eyebrows ( totally agree with you there Hilda!).  Did she over pluck them?  I’m thinking…yes.  However, now that I think about it, it is definitely more high fashion 1950’s ( think Dovima, enough said).    Moving on from the eyebrows, I LOVE the coat, hat and little martini glass.  I am not loving the massive amounts of ruffles on the dress.  It looks like she might be wearing one(or possibly two…I lost count) cocktail waitress apron(s) too many.  That being said, I am still ordering her.  I see potential.  I also see inspiration from 1950’s Dior…what’s not to like about that?!

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Photo Credit:  Vogue

New packaging too!

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Keyyyyoooot!

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18 responses

  1. leslie quinn

    WOW!

    May 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm

  2. Love this doll.

    May 22, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    • The more I look at her, the more I am liking her. 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:42 pm

  3. MissC

    I agree with everything that you said…don’t like the dress or the face screen, love the hair, the coat and the cocktail. I appreciate your post; I thought that it was just me. I’m thinking of passing on this one.
    I’m beginning to think that Integrity may have passed their peak. I haven’t been really impressed by any of their dolls in a couple of years. (That of course doesn’t mean that I don’t buy any of them–I’m just becoming disillusioned.)

    May 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    • I am glad we see it the same way MissC. 🙂 I have times where my interest in Integrity slips a bit. They are definitely mixing it up lately. Integrity, however, always manages to keep me interested in something. I am hoping for a return to the glamour years with this years convention theme of “The Premiere”. We will have to see how it plays out.

      May 22, 2013 at 10:44 pm

  4. Diane

    I think she is lovely. Her outfit is so 1951 Balenciaga. http://www.operagloves.com/Fashion/Balenciaga/balenciaga-taffetadress1951.jpg

    May 22, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    • Oh Diane!!!! You are super sleuth extraordinaire!!! I have been searching for the past two days for this. I KNEW it was a Balenciaga inspiration ( black with ruffles and big coat…it HAD to be Balenciaga…or perhaps Jacques Fath) You found it! Thank you so much for sharing. Finding this has been driving me crazy. Now…I can sleep. 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      • Diane

        It’s just a “little” obsession of mine. 🙂

        May 24, 2013 at 9:49 am

    • MissC

      Diane,
      Thank you for the Balenciaga link. I can definitely see where they were trying to go, but I don’t think that they succeeded.
      Madame L’s comments are spot on–the coat definitely should have been purple.
      If I am correct, this is a version of just the dress (the bodice is different, but the skirt is clearer) : http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1445230
      Certainly not my favorite Balenciaga, but I like it better than the Victoire Roux interpretation.
      I’m still disappointed

      May 23, 2013 at 7:12 am

      • Thank you for the additional link! I would imagine it is very difficult in most situations to replicate a fashion in 1:6 scale with any large degree of authenticity. The fabric just won’t drape the way it would in a full scale version. I would have loved to see the royal purple coat on this doll but I also imagine that copyright becomes an issue at some point. The issue of fashion copyright is such ( as far as I have read up on the subject which is admittedly not extensive) a massive grey area.

        I completely agree with you on the dress…not my favorite Balenciaga. 🙂 But that royal purple coat….LOVE. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments! Love the discussion. 🙂

        May 23, 2013 at 7:28 am

  5. molekiss

    Love the red hair and accessories.

    May 22, 2013 at 10:22 pm

  6. Madame L

    Your review reflects my feelings about her as well. The coat is spectacular, but I am also not a fan of the apron-like ruffles in front of the dress and her face doesn’t connect with me – mainly the eyes. I want to love her as she does have this Parisian air about her… I think part of the problem is that she reminds me of Champs Elysees who also has red hair, a black dress and pink coat. If they had used that fantastic rich purple color of the ’51 Balenciaga coat for Monte Carlo instead – swoon! The similar colors help me decide to pass on this lady which I am actually a little relieved to do since I have so many dolls due in next month with the Tula’s and Poppy’s and so much more yet to come!!

    May 23, 2013 at 12:33 am

    • Yes, I agree. The black with pink combo has been…over played. I think many of us would have welcomed that royal purple coat with open arms, hands and pockets ( take my money already would ya!). Gambled and lost on that one Integrity. It sounds like you have some fabulous goodies on the way Madame L. In June, it will be raining Poppy’s. 🙂

      May 23, 2013 at 7:31 am

  7. Deb

    I do agree with what you said…the dress apron ruffled thing does not appeal to me. It feels very June Cleaver in the kitchen after a funeral to me. Now a positive… I really like the box! .

    May 23, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    • I agree…you have to love sky blue and white polka dots….you just have to. 🙂

      May 24, 2013 at 10:28 pm

  8. Jose Ferrand

    I made this dress for a 1/4 size mannequin eons ago. It is a beautiful Balenciaga dress. This doll has grown on me.She may not be the prettiest doll but she is one of the chicest, most haute couture dolls I’ve ever seen.

    November 18, 2014 at 1:40 pm

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