The body sculpt of the CED doll was not a simple thing to produce as achieving that level of articulation in a pleasing way required 22 separate pieces for one doll. All the joint work was based on the curve. As Laura would say, curves are graceful, straight lines are not. Fashion – Styling - Quality It would be no surprise to know that both Doug and Laura believed fashion, styling and quality of materials were tremendously important - maybe the most important. Doug was quoted in Dolls magazine as saying, “…our fabrics will be silk, wool, cotton - all natural fibers. We’re going to raise the bar with the use of our fine fabrics, embroidery and beading, in order to offer the most refined garments possible.”4  To this day that attention to quality and detail remains paramount.  “Small” Intentions – CED Debut From the beginning, Doug and Laura planned on keeping both the company and edition sizes small. They intended on selling only through direct mail, no retail outlets (although there were a few eventually). As reported in Dolls magazine in 2002, “James and Misner do plan to continue to keep the line small and manageable…5”  They wanted to be able to give personal attention to something they loved and loved to share with others. The first CED dolls and fully articulated American fashion dolls, Claire Elizabeth Daniels in Flower Show, Cara Emile Duncan in LaScala and Constance Erin Dash in Dance Card, made their official debut at Toy Fair in Washington DC in 2002. Expectations were fulfilled and CED was off and running with a bang!!
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