Barbie for big girls.

Fashion Royalty

Mademoiselle Jolie is 9 to 5

When this lady arrived I was so excited to photograph her in her fluffy ball gown.  Once that was completed, I decided to do a 180 and cast her in the role of tough business woman.  Another inspiration in this shoot for me were the little glass globes.  I found these at a little hole in the wall store I love to go to.  I had to use them in something and the headquarters for W Cosmetics felt like the perfect place to use them.  I hope you guys like this set because it may come back.

Model:  Ombres Poétique Mademoiselle Jolie

Suit: Le Smoking Adéle Makèda

Shoes and Lingerie top:Ombres Poétique

Watch:Le Smoking Adéle Makèda

Jewelry:Ombres Poétique

Sunglasses:IT sales room convention 2013 purchase

Purse:  Lead Singles Lilith and Eden

Gloves: Hands from Edge Vanessa

Set:  Desk is clear acrylic riser.  Chandelier is a laser cut paper holiday ornament.  Chair is clear 1/6 armless ghost chair.

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio  © 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio  © 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio  © 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio  Love these little globe paperweights!

Bogue’s Vogues Vendredi

Since I am getting back into the swing of things blog wise again, I thought it was well past time to do a Bogue’s Vogues Vendredi.    In the past couple of years, I have been approached  a few times to submit photos to publishers to help them pitch a book for production.  I was approached last year to submit some photos for a book being considered to highlight James Bogue’s work.   While the book idea may have not come to fruition this time around, James’ inspiring work is most definitely worthy of it.  Here were some of my submissions.

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James sells his fashions on his Etsy site at Bogues Vogues originals.

Ombres Poétique

There was a new arrival this week at ITFDS.

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© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

This gown is so much frothy yumminess that I can barely contain myself as I type this.  All that tulle!!!  Love the lace too.  The necklace on this beautiful lady is a new design for IT and it appears to be strung on some kind of stretchy filament rather than string.  We will see if it holds up better than the plain string. The hair bump was overdone a few years back at IT but it is subtle on this one and works very well.  The hair color is a beautiful platinum blonde.

Edge Vanessa

The 2014 WClub had many spectacular offerings for its members this past year.  Here is the latest to arrive at ITFDS.

FR2 2014 logo

Edge Vanessa Perrin Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty Collection
2013 Design Competition Award Doll by Lisa Ramsammy
Edition Size: 985
Suggested Retail Price:
$150 public/$135 W Club Members (+ Shipping and tax if applicable)
Estimated Delivery Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2014

Doll Tech-Specs:

Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Body: FR 2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Quickswitch Feature: No
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Hair Color: Luscious Blond

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© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

This particular offering from The WClub is a special one.  The doll and gown were the winners of the design competition at the 2013 Integrity Toys Convention. 

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Thank you, Thank you Lisa Ramsammy for this amazing design!  She is stunning.  You can find more of Lisa’s amazing work at her website The Doll Place.

Fashion Inspiration

Hello 2015!!  I don’t know about you guys but I am really looking forward to a better year this year.  I was trolling( cough…obsessing …cough) through Pinterest this morning as I sipped my coffee and I saw something that caught my interest.  At the Integrity Toys convention this past October, they introduced a new friend of Victoire’s.  Here name is Simonetta.

2014 Convention Collection La Ville Lumiere (The City of Lights) Simonetta 1

source:  Integrity Toys Inc.

2014 Convention Collection La Ville Lumiere (The City of Lights) Simonetta 2

source:  Integrity Toys Inc

2014 Convention Collection La Ville Lumiere (The City of Lights) Simonetta 3

source:  Integrity Toys Inc

Here title is “La Ville Lumiere” or City of Light.  She was a definite purchase for me at convention and I am looking forward to photographing her.  So classic…so chic.  Today, I saw this photo from the Met’s archive.

Dior Dinner Dress 1949 source TheMet

source: Metropolitan Museum of Art

It is Dior 1949.  Perfection

Fashion Inspiration 2014 IT convention Simonetta_edited-1

A New Poppy Plus Silkstone Sneak Peeks

I received the new “That Holiday Feeling” Poppy Parker a couple of days ago.  Usually I get a shipping notice but not this time.  It was a nice surprise.  Here is her promo shot again

That Holiday Feeling 5

Source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

And here is the actual photo

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The hairstyle is quite a bit different than the promo shots.  The bangs needed some work to get them into a pleasing shape but a little bit of gel goes a long way to solve that dilemma.  The rest of the hair while different is very pretty.  Her face is sublime.  Classic Poppy Parker.  The dress came out of the box fairly wrinkled hence the tight in shot but that can be ironed to fix.  The fabric of the gown is nice and the cape is adorable.  I hope those lucky enough to win the chance to purchase get her in time to enjoy her over the holidays. 

In other exciting fashion doll collector news recently, new Silkstone Barbie photos!!!  Mattel shared  information on two new Silkies to be released in 2015.

Fashionable Floral Silkstone Barbie

Available February 2015

Suggested Retail: $59.00

Photographer Paul Jordan
Stylist Mary Jordan

source:  Mattel, Inc.

Hold the phone people!!  If this price point is right… $59.00 is a steal!!  I adore the little side chignon on this one.  This one screams “gentleman caller” to me.  She has to be from the south with an elegant hat like that.


Boucle Beauty™ BARBIE® Doll

Available April 2015

Suggested Retail:  $110.00

Photographer Paul Jordan
Stylist Mary Jordan

Source:  Mattel, Inc.

Oh the Chanelness of it all!!!  This one is a no brainer for me.  I hope the actual production doll has a shorter bob haircut like this.  She is going to look fabulous next to my Preferably Pink Silkstone.  I am noticing that there are no earrings with either one of these Silkstones.  I guess this is one way to alleviate the “green ear” issue.  This girl desperately needs a pair of pearl earrings to complete the look.  I mean come on…what fashionista is going to leave the house without earrings….not this one.


That Holiday Feeling

I did manage to take a few photos here recently that I have been waiting to share.  Hope everyone is maintaining an even strength this holiday season.  Recently the Integrity Toys WClub held another lottery for a much coveted Poppy Parker Doll.  Her name is “That Holiday Feeling”

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That Holiday Feeling 4

That Holiday Feeling 5

While her edition size was a whopping 800, it still wasn’t enough to satisfy demand for this popular brand.  There were many left wanting a chance to buy this pretty lady.  I was lucky enough to be picked this time around but I am sad about it because I wish ,à la Oprah, there were “Poppy’s for everyone!”  It got me to thinking about all the fabulous Poppy’s that are already out there and I decided to do a holiday photo shoot with one of my recent favorites.  I know it doesn’t bring “That Holiday Feeling” home to everyone but maybe it will bring a little bit of Holiday Poppy into your home.

Model:  Especially for You Poppy Parker

Gown:  Go Red For Women Barbie® Doll

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© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

And…because I was having fun with photoshop and I am sad to not be going to Paris any time soon….

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

** A special note of thanks to Ms. “H” for making this dress wearable on Poppy Parker Winking smile

Poppy Sizzles in Vegas

This year is Poppy Parker’s 5th anniversary and Integrity Toys is certainly showing up to celebrate it.  I shared a photo earlier today of the first exclusive Poppy Parker for IFDC (International Fashion Doll Convention).  Tonight, two additional Poppy Parker dolls were unveiled to much applause.  These were the convention doll and a companion doll that was given to all attendees.  If you are a Poppy Parker fan and chose this year to go to IFDC, you scored a jackpot in Vegas!

** pictures are courtesy of Integrity Toys**


IT Girl
Poppy Parker 5th Anniversary Collection
2014 IFDC Convention Companion Doll
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Poppy Parker Hybrid (w/ High-heeled Foot)
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Redhead
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied


IT Girl Poppy Parker 1


IT Girl Poppy Parker 2


IT Girl Poppy Parker 3

IT Girl Poppy Parker 4


Glamorous Darling
Poppy Parker 5th Anniversary Collection
2014 IFDC Convention Exclusive Doll
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Poppy Parker Hybrid (w/ High-heeled Foot)
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied 


Glamorous Darling Poppy Parker 1

Glamorous Darling Poppy Parker 2

Glamorous Darling Poppy Parker 3


Glamorous Darling Poppy Parker 4

The WClub has set aside a very few of these for a lottery so if you are a WClub member, look to your emails for information on how to enter.  I predict these beauties will be hot tickets on the secondary markets.  There is a huge demand for Poppy Parker and quite a few collectors have expressed interest in this newer and more sophisticated Poppy Parker look.  As for me, I may be tempted to enter for the brunette and the redhead.  Adorable!

Poppy is in Vegas!!

And she is all grown up.  Each year the IFDC (International Fashion Doll Convention) holds a fun convention in Las Vegas.  I have never gone but I love seeing the photos of the people who do go and it sure seems like a great event.  The timing never seems to work out for me to go to this one.  Anywhoo, Integrity Toys does a number of dolls for this event and the first IT Direct exclusive for the convention was unveiled yesterday.  It was a bit of a shocker for people as Poppy has never been offered up as an event doll before.  Many Poppy Parker collectors are busy texting convention participants or scrolling through eBay listings to get a hold of this one.



Evening Ingenue
Poppy Parker 5th Anniversary Collection
2014 IFDC IT DIRECT Exclusive

Issue size:  300

Evening Ingenue Poppy Parker 1

They are really pulling out the stops for Poppy’s 5th anniversary.  Apparently, she is on a hybrid body so not the regular Poppy Parker body.  She does not have the ankle joint either.  I am not sure how I feel about this very grown up version of Poppy.  I am happy though for all the attendees of IFDC to have this really exclusive issue.  Very exciting.  I love how IT is mixing things up.  You never really know what you will get at conventions these days.  It keeps us guessing and I like it.

Integrity Toy’s Convention Registration is OPEN






The Theme is “Gloss” and in I.T.’s own words  “This year, we take you to the world of glam, the upper echelon of fashion and fame!”  Oh what does it mean?!  I don’t know but whatever it is…it is sure to be good.  I have been to the last three of I.T.’s annual conventions and they have never disappointed.  I know there is always a first time for everything but frankly, I go to these conventions for the people and not the stuff.  Don’t get me wrong, stuff is nice but the people really are the biggest part of convention.  You get to hang out with people who like to collect what you collect and are willing to talk from morning to night about it.  It is one big fashion doll love fest. 

Admission costs $475.00 ( $450 if you register early, info on the website ).  There are special rates for the hotel as well.  Here are some of the perks awaiting convention goers:

-A welcome bag with a very special giveaway right when conventioneers arrive!

-Two full sit down dinners and a luncheon with highly sought-after swag given out at each event!

-Free access to the new "Hall of Gloss" Friday night event, where guests will spend Halloween night trick-or-treating with I.T. staff (and receive some special giveaway treats)!

-The opportunity to participate in the "Hall of Gloss" Fashion Bazaar, where for the first time in IT Convention history, they are creating a salesroom for collectors to sell and swap their own goodies!

-Access to the Integrity Toys Collection display, where you get to see all of those cool dolls in person!

-Access to the IT Direct Souvenir shop, where you can scoop up all of those special and limited edition Integrity Toys convention exclusive collectibles and other great deals, just for convention attendees!

And more….Halloween costume contest, workshops, exclusive convention collection, Color Infusion Style lab, raffles and design competitions.  Also, for WClub Members only, a WClub luncheon featuring the return of the Nu.Face collection.

If you are interested in finding out more about , You will find all the information about the convention and how to register here  I.T. Convention info

If you want to go to this convention, keep in mind that the sooner you sign up, the better your registration number will be.  What does this mean?  Well, if they do what they did last year ( and I hope they do), your registration number determines the order you get to go into the sales room to purchase all the convention collection goodies. 


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