How We made the 1st-Anniversary Fan Club Doll!
Learn all about our fan collaboration!
One of the greatest pleasures of making dolls is seeing people enjoy them. We love to see people posting their photos on social media of the Fashion Friends out and about in the world. Connecting with doll lovers is so important to us. After all, without them (you!), we wouldn’t be able to do what we do!
To interact more directly with our community, we started an official fan club in 2021. Since its opening, the fan club has been an excellent hub for fans’ photos, discussion of our dolls, and insightful suggestions! The members of our club are passionate about doll artistry and collecting, and we wanted to allow them to harness this passion and make something wonderful together. To celebrate the official fan club’s first anniversary, we wanted to create a doll made for, and by, the club!
At Ruby Red Fashion Friends, we love to bring you magical collaborations. From working with incredible doll artists like Jana Blažková of Wixana's DollHouse to creating dolls designed by kids - it's always a joy to bring together creative people to make something incredible. It is with this spirit that we collaborate with a much larger entity, our fan club.
The internet connects us all, without borders or boundaries. Our fan club consists of members from all over the world, from America to Australia. All these people came together to make a piece of art - and we are so excited to reveal the final product today!
To begin the design process of the doll, we created a series of polls and open questions, essentially asking the members to vote on each aspect. As it turns out, there are a lot of elements to doll design (I can’t believe how calm our designers are…)! The first polls were on the doll’s basic features - gender, size, eye color, hair color, complexion, face sculpt, etc… We wanted the doll to be customized entirely from head to toe!
After the fan club members had decided on the basic features, it was time to move on to the outfit and accessories. Working from general vibe to specific details, the group first voted on the style of the doll - modern or historical, fancy or casual - and then got down to the nitty gritty - fabric, cuts, earrings, handbags - until every little detail was determined.
Screenshots from the official fan club (names removed for privacy)
After months of working with the club, we finally had our 1st-anniversary fan club doll!
With elegantly curled hair, striking green eyes, and full cheeks, Rose is a classic beauty. Rose is a historical doll, dressed in the fashions of the 19th century. She wears a Victorian-style striped dress complete with a separate padded bustle and net underskirt. At her neck, she wears a vintage-style cameo brooch that perfectly compliments her elegant pearl earrings. Her accessories include matching walking boots with black buttons worn over white stockings, a flat crown hat, and a hat box bag stamped with the Ruby Red logo.
To offer an even more personalized experience, we are making Rose available in four different colors - green, yellow, brown, and magenta.
As a special thank you to everyone who collaborated on this doll, we are giving away a professional doll carrying case with every purchase of the 1st-anniversary fan club doll. Never be without your favorite doll with this super stylish accessory!
Do you want to pre-order this doll or collaborate with us on brand new dolls in the future? Join our fan club today for exclusive sneak peeks, exciting community discussions, and the chance to work alongside the Ruby Red Fashion Friends designers!
Join our Fan Club: https://rubyredtoys.com/content/22-fan-club
See you there!
Special Gift: Doll Carrying Case
You must be a member of the official fan club to purchase this doll. Available for pre-order October 1st 2022 - October 15th 2022. <Pre-Order Here>
Each fan club member is eligible to purchase one doll in each color way (max. order 4 dolls). Any purchase that exceeds this will be cancelled by the RRFF team. Thank you!