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IDEX 2012 Reveal–Poppy is a Big Girl Now.

One of the most surprising reveals from Integrity Toys at IDEX was the announcement of a 16 inch line of Poppy Parkers.  They will have the name Poppy Parker Fashion Teen to differentiate them from just plain Poppy Parker who is a 12 inch gal.    They are absolutely gorgeous and I really wished that I collected the larger scale ladies.  Alas…there is no room in the inn for those ladies and even though I am sorely tempted….I must resist.

*** Photos are property of Integrity Toys, Inc. ***

Item#87001
Spring Morning
Poppy Parker Fashion Teen™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$150.00US
Limited Edition Size: 300 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late June 2012

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How cute is she?!  Love a redhead in yellow.

Item# 87002

Shop Around

Poppy Parker Fashion Teen™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$150.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 300 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late June 2012

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This lovely lady has collectors talking on the boards.  She is a complete hit with her platinum Barbara Edenesque hairdo and jaunty checkered peddle pushers.

Item# 87003

Love Letters

Poppy Parker Fashion Teen™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$150.00US
Limited Edition Size: 300 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late June 2012

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Love Letters?  Oh no…this is a full on love affair!  Gorgeous!!

Item# 87004

Precious Love

Poppy Parker Fashion Teen™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$150.00US
Limited Edition Size: 300 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late June 2012

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Okay…what fashion show is complete without a bride right?  So lovely..and I have a thing for bride dolls.  This one was the most difficult to resist for me.  I dream of seeing a 12 inch Poppy bride doll some day…Mr. Buttry…are you listening?

These ladies are going quickly so if you are at all interested, I suggest you contact your favorite Integrity Toys Dealer today.

One more FR:16 lady was announced at IDEX

Item #78004

Perfect Layout

Freja Mossimo™ Dressed Doll

FR:16™ Collection

Suggested Retail Price:$175.00

Limited Edition Size:350DollsWorldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late March 2012

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IDEX Integrity Toys Reveal–Poppy, Darla and Chip Oh My!

I love Poppy Parker.  I am not afraid to admit it either.  Darla is growing on me and I especially like her new improved face mold.  The tease of Chip was given to us at this years Fashion Royalty convention.  We were looking forward to getting a good look at him since the rumor is ….he is Poppy’s boyfriend.  The Poppy and Chip gift set is absolutely adorable and Miss Darla wows us in her silky blue dress and microphone.

*** Photos are property of Integrity Toys ***

Item#PP020
Baby It’s You
Chip Farnsworth III™ and Poppy Parker™ Gift Set

Suggested Retail Price:$150.00
Limited Edition Size: 650 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late March 2012

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I’m kind of getting an Elvis vibe here too.  LOVE this tuxedo on him and those dapper shoes….Adorable!  Will he be the right man for Poppy??  Time will tell.  Miss Poppy’s face is sooooo beautiful.  I simply adore the coral color of her dress.  Can’t wait to get this set in my hot little hands Winking smile

Item#PP024

Moonlight and Kisses
Darla Daley™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$89.00
Limited Edition Size:350 Dolls Worldwide
Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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Sooo Beautiful!


IDEX Integrity Toys Reveal–Monograms

I love collecting this line of dolls from Integrity Toys.  I just adore the high fashion haughty faces and the uber chic and stylish clothing.  It looks like 2012 will be off and running with Monograms and I will be jumping on that train.  And even better…these lovely lady’s now have applied lashes.  Diggin’ it!

*** photos are property of Integrity Toys, Inc. ***

Item#93023
Echelon
FR: Monogram™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size: 350 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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I wish we had a view of the back of her head.  The hairstyle looks intricate. Not sure about the mini balloon skirt here but Oh my word that purse and shoes!  LOVE!

Item #93027

Inspiration

FR:Monogram™Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size:350 Dolls Worldwide
Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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Dreamy!!  Love, love, love the soft color here.

Item#93028
Exaggeration
FR: Monogram™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size: 350 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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Aaaaaack!!  You had me at the accessories….you had me at the accessories.

Item#93029
Admiration
FR: Monogram™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size: 350 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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Okay…THUD!!  That’s me hitting the floor with this one.  Of course I still kept one hand on the computer as I emailed my dealer in all caps…NEED!

–She will be mine…oh yes…she will be mine.

Item#93030
Allure
FR: Monogram™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size:350 Dolls Worldwide
Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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Well hello Ms. Monroe!!  Definitely getting the Marilyn vibe with this one and this haute couture coat  TO DIE FOR.

More to come from IDEX Integrity Toys Reveal……


IDEX Integrity Toys Reveal–Poppy Parker as Sabrina!

Today Integrity Toys revealed a small portion of their 2012 lineup and all I can say is WOWZA!

I guess my biggest squeal moment was the announcement that they will be doing Poppy Parker™ as Sabrina®.  This is an iconic fashion movie that put Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy on the fashion map.  You will see that Givenchy is never credited in the Sabrina movie as the designer of Ms. Hepburn’s exquisite wardrobe.  Edith Head went on to receive the Oscar for this movie even though she did not design the female leads wardrobe.  Let’s face it folks…it’s Sabrina’s wardrobe and the gamine eyes of Audrey Hepburn that carry that movie. I have tremendous respect for Ms. Head’s work but I never understood her willingness to accept the award for that movie.  Not right.   Most accounts state that Monsieur Givenchy was always an extreme gentleman about the whole thing and I guess in the long run…everyone knew those designs were his and not Ms. Heads work so the true credit went to the true owner.  He should have received the award though.  Monsieur Givenchy went on to work with Ms. Hepburn in Funny Face and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Integrity Toys designer David Buttry did the most amazing job in my opinion of bringing these to the 1/6 scale arena.

**Photos are property of Integrity Toys and Paramount Pictures**

Item #14007
Miss Fairchild
Poppy Parker™ as Sabrina®
Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price: $125.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 450 Doll Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Mid June 2012

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Gorgeous!!

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Item #14008
Isn’t it Romantic?
Poppy Parker™ as Sabrina®
Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price: $125.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 450 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Mid June 2012

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Amazing!  Classic Iconic gown from this movie and a must have for me.

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Item #14009
Most Sophisticated
Poppy Parker™ as Sabrina®
Dressed Doll Gift Set

Suggested Retail Price: $180.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 450 Gift Sets Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Mid June 2012

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Okay…when I saw this gift set, I literally squealed out loud.  This set is an absolute must for me and my collection…would shove my own sister out of the way to grab this one.  Sorry sis.

Item #14010
The Chauffeur’s Daughter
Poppy Parker™ as Sabrina®
Dressed Doll Gift Set

Suggested Retail Price: $150.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 350 Gift Sets Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Mid June 2012

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So sweet!  Love the attention to detail in this giftset.  I love the fact that Mr Buttry included the cooking smock with this set.  Brilliant!

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As a fan of the movie and an avid collector of Poppy Parker, this entire series is an absolute slam dunk for me.  Mr Buttry…my happy collector heart is full and my sad collector wallet will be empty….. thanks to you.

If you are interested in any of these lovely ladies, I suggest emailing your Integrity Toys dealer ASAP.  These won’t last long.  More to come form Integrity Toy’s IDEX reveal in a few hours.  Winking smile


Empress of Emeralds Elise

Had an idea for a photo shoot when I saw Jon Copeland dress one of his beatiful creations in this gorgeous gown.  I think the Royal Jewel Collection by Mattel resulted in some of the most amazing jewelry for fashion dolls.  I only have Empress of Emeralds but if this is any indication of the quality of jewels in the other dolls of that series….I think I will be searching for them.

Model:  Dark Swan Elise Jolie FR2

Gown and Jewelry:  Empress of Emeralds Barbie

Bracelet:  Fashion Royalty

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And…just because I can’t resist adding more drama to a shot….

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An Inside Look at Robert Best’s 2012 BFMC World?

Here are a few interesting photos that might give us all a better feel for the direction of the BFMC this year.  They are available at http://ph8442.com/site/2012/01/issue-2/

** Photos are property of Mattel, Inc.**

Here are a few of the shots….

Walking suit sketch

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Oh my word!!!  If only one could have this set for their own collection.  I WOULD DIE!  Now….have to figure out how to make my own studio.  Audrey…if you are reading this…can you rustle up a few of those french doors for me??!!  Are the sketches on the little drafting table a clue to something else coming this year?  I swear I see a redhead in a a gold dress.  Wish I could see the details better.  Are there any clues on that clothing rack?  What about the dress the model above is wearing?  Let the speculation begin….and she is off and running folks.


Barbie Fan Club 2012 Registration Begins 2/8

We just finished the registration for Integrity Toy’s WClub so now it is Mattel’s turn.  The Barbie Fan Club has many perks and another active forum of collectors to participate in but…and you know the drill by now…you have to be a member.  One of the lovely things about the BFC is that there is no time limit to sign up.  There is , however, a membership limit.  Their literature states that they will sell 7500 memberships and that is all.   The club doll will also be limited to a specific number and the club doll has sold out the last couple of years.  This year, the BFC has a wonderful lineup of  club exclusive dolls.  The highlight for me is the club doll itself “Afternoon Suit” Barbie.  She is a Silkstone and her suit looks to have been inspired by Dior.  If you are at all interested in the BFC, I would recommend joining early.  My prediction is that this lady will sell out.

** photos are property of Mattel Inc. **

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Inspiration?  Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2009

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Other dolls in the works for the club are: “Rush of Gold ” and “Holiday Hostess”

Rush of gold is listed as a platinum doll ( get your valium ready!)

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Whoever inspired the club doll, my hat is off to them.  LOVE this lady!!!  Will I be buying?  Yep!  As fast as my little keys can hit the keyboard.  Not sure about the doll with her pageboy and bangs hairstyle.  In my experience, this hairstyle on the Silkies rarely comes out as nice as the promo photos but I will be more than happy to be wrong on this.  She has the look of Anna Wintour don’t you think?  Mattel will be releasing additional information on 02/01/2012.   For information now , feel free to go to the Barbie Collector sight or just click on the picture bellow.

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Poppy Photo Shoot 2011/2012 Resort Wear Final Look Hot Pink!

Well…you knew it had to end ( I can hear some of you applauding in the background)  For her final look on this photo shoot, Poppy is wearing a new addition from this years Barbie Basic swimsuit line and the color is HOT.  No, I did not pump up the saturation levels on these photos.  The color of this swimsuit is really that vivid…and happens to be one of my favorites…hot pink.

Model:  Sweet Confection Poppy Parker

Swimsuit ,bracelet, shoes and gold bag:  Barbie Basics Collection 003 model 04 http://www.barbiecollector.com/shop/doll/model-no-04-collection-003-w3328

Earrings:  BFMC Debut Barbie

Sunglasses:  Fashion Royalty

Hat:  Barbie Basics Collection 003 Look No. 01     http://www.barbiecollector.com/shop/doll/look-no-01-collection-003-w3338

Set:  Refer to Poppy Photo Shoot Day 1 blog post

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WClub 2012 registration ends January 18th

Just a reminder.  If you have been loving all the Poppy spam these last couple of days, you may want to check out the WClub.  I have been a member for the past 3 years and have never regretted. it.  This year there are three exclusive WClub registration dolls and one is a Poppy.  Can’t wait to get my hot little hands on her. Gorgeous!

For more info on this go to my original blog post here http://insidethefashiondollstudio.com/2011/12/23/the-2012-wclub-registration-is-now-open/

Or visit the WClub by clicking on the pictures below.

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Poppy Photo Shoot 2011/2012 Resort Wear 4

Are you sick of Poppy yet?  Well I’m not so here is more Poppy spam.  Today Poppy is showing us a more muted and refined South Beach look.  Robert Best designed a number of dolls from 2006-2007 called “On Location” Barbies.  The swimsuit in these shots is from “On Location South Beach” Barbie.  All the dolls in that series were fabulous and I still have them.  They came with a swimsuit, sophisticated evening outfit and a more casual day wear look.  What more could you have asked for in a set?  Sadly, he only did four and that was it.  The set was worth it for the clothing alone but the dolls themselves are gorgeous as well.  Here is the link to their photos at the Barbie Collector website:

http://www.barbiecollector.com/showcase/category/fashions#BestModels

Model:  Sweet Confection Poppy Parker

Swimsuit:  On Location South Beach Barbie

Shoes: Barbie

Earings: BFMC Debut Silkstone Barbie

Bracelet: Barbie Basics Collection 03 – Look 01

http://www.barbiecollector.com/shop/doll/look-no-01-collection-003-w3338

set:  Please refer to Poppy photo shoot day 1

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I am really appreciating these sunny shots today.  We have about 6 inches of snow on the ground with more on the way tonight.  This is unusual for the Pacific Northwest in the United States.  We don’t typically get this much snow so close to the ocean.  I’m glad that Poppy is enjoying her time in the sun.  Winking smile


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