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Fashion Royalty

Exceptional Tatyana

While the rest of the fashion world is focused on New York this weekend and the debut of designers 2014 spring ready to wear lines, ITFDS was focused on this fall.  I love fall.  I love the colors and the bite of cool temperatures that typically we awaken to in the Pacific Northwest this time of year.  Another thing I love is to rediscover something I had put aside for a while and had not looked at.  I do this a lot with dolls.  I debox, photograph, then it is off to the next one.  Even sweeter for me, is an opportunity to give a model their due.  In other words, finally show or photograph something in a way that I have yet to be able to capture.  I typically have something in my head that I want to capture when I photograph…but sometimes it just never transfers through the camera.  That happened with this amazing Tatyana.  Thanks to a very generous table mate at convention, I was able to purchase her and after deboxing, was never able to quite capture a set of photos I was happy with….until today. 

Model ,jewelry and shoes:  Exceptional Tatyana FR2 ( hair has been restyled slightly)

Shirt, pants and purse: Lead Singles Eden NuFace

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What I am listening to in the studio this week:

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The Journey

As many of you know, I have just returned from a month of traveling.  It was the most amazing trip with my family and for a few glorious weeks some dear friends.  The memories made during those travels are priceless and the new perspective I bring back with me every time I journey out of my own country is such a gift to me.  I feel richer emotionally than when I left and so appreciative for all that I have seen, experienced and learned.  My hope is that I can bring this into the pictures that I take.

For this set of photos, one of my new arrivals Ms. Splendid Jordan has just returned from a journey of her own.  I wish I had her luggage…..

Model , clothing and accessories:  Fashion Royalty Splendid Jordan

Trunk: Barbie Convention gift 2012

LV Purse: La Boutique

LV makeup case:  Fashion Royalty

Martini glass:  Facets by Marcia

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All of life is a journey which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there.”

Wishing everyone a safe and happy journey today Smile


Neutral Ground

I am constantly amazed and inspired by my fellow doll collector community bloggers.  A recent blog post by Shuga-Shug got me thinking about a new arrival in a whole new way so it was time to do a redress.

Shug…Thank you for your love of neutrals and your fantastic modern styling .  This post was completely inspired by you and what you do.

Model:  The Young Sophisticate Poppy Parker

Dress:  City Shopper™ Barbie® Doll – Brunette

Shoes:  Mattel

Purse: La Boutique

Scarf: New York Yorkie™ Barbie® Accessory Pack

Jewelry and Luggage:  Integrity Toys

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Buenos Aires Victoire

It would appear that most if not all who wanted to obtain this fabulous Victoire, were able to do so.  I had expressed a concern that she would be hard to obtain and I am happy to be wrong.  Many collectors are pointing to an almost eerie evocation of Evita Peron in Chris Stoekel’s design.  After receiving her, I can totally relate.  More often than not, I open a highly anticipated doll and am a bit underwhelmed.  Promotional shots are designed to show off the best side of a product and it is almost certain that there are times where the promo shots oversell an item.  In the case of Ms. Buenos Aires, I am happy to report that the promo shots simply did not do her justice.  She is even prettier in person.  I always love when that happens.  Of course this is only my opinion so take that into consideration. 

Here are her “window” shots.  Smile

Model:  Buenos Aires Victoire Roux

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ITFDS is finally back online!!

Hello loyal readers.  First off..I have to say I am sorry.  I had every intention of posting every Friday but did not factor in how unreliable my Wi-Fi would be while traveling.  In retrospect, I should have hung my “Gone Fishing” sign up and left it at that.  Live, Learn.  Happily I was able to post travel photos to my Flickr while we traveled ( it was a slow and painful process though) so for those who followed along on that, I am happy you enjoyed them.  Thank you for all your comments!  They were much appreciated.

We had the most amazing time journeying through Europe and my mind is absolutely bursting with new diorama ideas.  I will be working on those in the coming months along with some new doll related business ventures ( more info to come….).  For now, I will post some of the photos I had lined up to share while I was traveling.

Model:  Spicy in Spain Poppy Parker

Dress, hat:  Bogue’s Vogues

Jewelry: Spicy in Spain Poppy Parker

Shoes:  Silkstone Barbie

 

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Model: Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker

Dress:  Bogue’s Vogues

Hat:  Fashion Royalty

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My fascination with Black and White’s continues….

Model:  Fascination Monogram

Dress:  Cocktail Dress Silkstone Barbie

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India in Hot Pink

I received another amazing Bogue’s Vogues recently and had to share it Smile

Model:  Irresistible in India Poppy Parker

Gown and Hat:  Bogue’s Vogues (http://www.etsy.com/shop/boguesvogues)

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Adore this color on her!!


Imogene Gets a Boater Ensemble

It was no surprise that when Integrity Toys released their Funny Face line of dolls, I was all over them.  My particular favorite was “Think Pink!”.   I also have a particular fondness for suits so it was time to put these two favorites together for a photo shoot.   Also, as Imogene dons her “boater ensemble” and takes some time to perhaps jet off to some glamorous destination, Inside The Fashion Doll Studio will be posting a little less for a bit as this blogger/photographer takes some time to do a few other things.    Doll posts should continue every Friday but don’t expect much more than that. Smile

Model:  Funny Face “Think Pink!” Imogene

Suit, hat and shoes:  Boater Ensemble Barbie® Doll

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Christmas in July Take 4

Is anyone else feeling Jem and The Holograms fatigue?  I know I am. That being said, for those who love this show and the resulting products inspired by it, Integrity Toys and their collaboration with Hasbro gives another infusion with…The Stingers.

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Item #14036
Rory "RIOT" Llewelyn™
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00
Estimated Ship Date: September 2013

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Item #14037
Ingrid "MINX" Kruger™
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00
Estimated Ship Date: September 2013

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Item #14038
Phoebe "RAPTURE" Ashe™
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00
Estimated Ship Date: September 2013

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As Jem and the Holograms go…and I am not a collector of this line…I would have to say this bunch is the most interesting to me.  Even though I have no plans to purchase, I can at least appreciate the detail that Integrity went to to reproduce these characters. 

If you are interested in purchasing these, contact an Integrity Toys Dealer.


Christmas in July Take 3

The highlight in my opinion of Integrity’s mini collection releases yesterday was the Victoire Roux offering.  As luck would have it…it’s another Lottery.  I am not feeling super confident about this one as there are only 600 and it will be an IT Directly lottery open to all not just WClub members.  That’s right folks, you don’t have to be a WClub member to enter the lottery for this.  You will have from today until July 29th at Noon EDT to enter this lottery.  Winners will be selected at random, notified by the W Club Liaisons and then have until August 5th, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT to pay.  You can find more information about this lottery on Integrity Toy’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Integrity-Toys/200208326656019 .   The link to get one of the lottery tickets is

https://www.integritytoys.com/shop20/product.php?productid=1303

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Item #76007
Buenos Aires
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
2013 IT Direct Exclusive Lottery Doll
Special "Christmas in July" Event Price: US $99.00 US
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls
Estimated Delivery Date: Early August 2013

Skin Tone:  FR White
Hair Color:  Pale Blond
Eyelashes:  Yes, Hand Applied

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I am in LOVE!  From the top of her cream colored hat to the tips of this Dior “new look” inspired outfit, I am in LOVE!  According to Integrity Toys, the umbrella is not functional…who cares!  It’s adorable workable or not.  This offering exemplifies everything that I love to collect so I am extremely hopeful that I will win the right to purchase.  If not, I will be begging…oh yes, I will be begging and avidly searching the secondary market for a chance to purchase.


Christmas in July Take 2

Integrity Toys in collaboration with Paramount pictures delights Poppy Parker fans with two new giftsets inspired by the Neil Simon adapted play Barefoot in the Park. 

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Item # 14019
Barefoot in the Park™
Poppy Parker™ as Corie Bratter
Dressed Doll Gift Set
Limited edition size of 800 Gift Sets
Suggested Retail Price: $160.00
Estimated Ship Date: Late September 2013

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Reddish
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

( Source: Integrity Toys)

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From the movie that inspired the designs…..

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Item # 14020
The Bratter Lovers
Barefoot in the Park™
Poppy Parker™ and Chip Farnsworth III™ as Corie and Paul Bratter
Two-Doll Gift Set
Limited edition size of 800 Gift Sets
Suggested Retail Price: $180.00
Estimated Ship Date: Late September 2013

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Red (Corie) and Golden Blond (Paul)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

(Source:  Integrity Toys)

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So cute!  I adore the play, and love the movie.  If you are at all interested in these giftsets, I would advise contacting an Integrity Toys Dealer ASAP.  These won’t last long.


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