We’ve had Friday Guys for a few weeks now so I thought we’d have a change this week. Our Friday Girl today was last featured a couple of years ago but you have seen her in fashion shows where she plays the part of Vivienne’s model friend Alex. Her proper name is Vanessa Perrin and she is from the Funny Face Collection.
These dolls have immensely complicated names and back stories. Vanessa Perrin refers to the head sculpt but she is on a Poppy Parker body with kitten heel feet. The Funny Face Collection refers to a series of dolls released as characters from the film by the same name. The characters represented are Jo Stockton , Maggie Prescott and one of her assistants and Marion who is a top model. The film, for those not familiar with it was released in 1957 and starred Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.
This particular doll has the “Japan” skintone which I think is the palest shade. Other “Vanessa Perrin” dolls have been done with Caucasian/White, Tan and Light Honey skintones.
I found a very useful blog called the Integrity Reference Site which I think will be very handy for learning more about these dolls. Here’s a link.