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I’ve Got a Golden Ticket

Today was the first official day of the OOAK Doll Festival! 

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©2017 OOAK Doll Festival

We all received these personalized bags at registration. How cute are these!!

The first event was the Golden Gala Opening Reception.  Each attendee received 21 golden tickets that they could enter into a raffles for a variety of OOAK dolls.  Here is what was raffled off.

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©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Festival attendees ended the evening with a sneak peek at the sales room for tomorrow.  Many artists from around the world are selling in the sales room tomorrow.  Rogier and I will be bringing you images of the designer collections and more images from many of the artists and their offerings.

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A Sweet Sneak

Sooo…as many of you know Rogier of Dutch Fashion Doll WorldDutch Fashion Doll World and I are attending a special convention this week.  We are in the vibrant metropolis of New York City this week to attend the OOAK Festival. 

One of the first places we visited upon arrival in this beautiful city was Ladurée.

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Rogier, Hilda of Bellissima Couture and I all love this Pâtisserie .  It can come as no surprise that this was an inspiration for us as we collaborated on an auction item for this festival.  

This festival has an amazing lineup of artists contributing auction items up for bid at the Friday night auction. 

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We have been given permission to share a sneak of our auction item for the blog readers!    You are getting to see this image even before the convention attendees!! 

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-Rebecca and Rogier

An Unexplained Absence….Explained

Hey all!  So many of you have noticed that I have been absent from the blog for a while.  The holidays were definitely one excuse but I have also been working on a big project that has taken a fair bit of my time.  The project is doll related!  Let me explain…

In a few days collectors from all over the world will be converging on the bustling metropolis of New York City for a very special doll convention. 

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Crown Plaza Manhatten

And…as a bonus….my fellow blogger and dear friend Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World and I will be attending and reporting from the event!!!  We will be posting on both blogs during all of the festivities so we can bring the experience to all who wish to participate. 

As participants of this festival, Rogier, Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and I combined our efforts to produce a  One of a Kind item that will be up for auction at this event.  We will be excited to share the images of this project at the convention so stay tuned for that.  This project went beyond what any of us could have anticipated and we are all very excited to unveil our work.  It has taken a chunk of my time over the past 2 months though and explains my absence from blogging.  But believe me folks….it will be so worth the wait when you see the pictures of our finished project.

There will be many opportunities to obtain One of a Kind items at this festival and over 20 different artists are donating items that will be raffled off to attendees.  There will also be a live auction with some amazing entries from artists such as Magia 2000, Ninimomo, Carlyle Nuera and Mattel.  It’s sure to be an amazing event.  Please feel free to click on the festival logo above and read about all the particulars. 

Also…note to all New Yorkers and surrounding area.  There will be a sales room open at this festival and…it will be open to the public!!  Public sales day is Saturday, February 18th from 1-5PM .  There are sure to be some amazing products available so if you have the time and interest…it might be worth a look and I believe it is free entry to check out the wares.  The sales room will be at:

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan ( Broadway Ballroom Acts 3/4)
1605 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

The festival coordinators have been generous with Rogier and I.  They have sent us a few sneak peeks to share with you all of the Golden Ticket raffle dolls that will be available for attendees to win

First up is “Perfectly Posh” by the talented Judy O’Connel of Aponi Designs

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©2017 OOAK Doll Festival Golden Ticket Judy O'Connell

©2017 OOAK Doll Festival Golden Ticket Judy O'Connell

And next is entry from the talented Pam Seeman of Paintbox Designs

©2017 OOAK Doll Festival Golden Ticket Pam Seeman

©2017 OOAK Doll Festival Golden Ticket Pam Seeman

Rogier has more images of two more raffle entry lovelies from Thomas Soderberg and Rob Thompson  over on his blog at Dutch Fashion Doll World so go take a look. 

Stay tuned to the blog for more information and photos from this amazing event.  Also, see what I have been making in my workshop to sell Winking smile

-Rebecca

2017 WClub Registration Begins!!

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While some other clubs {cough…BFC…cough} have deferred  their opening, Integrity Toys has just announced open enrollment for their 2017 WClub.  Integrity Toys never fails to pull out the goodies for their WClub and this year is no exception. 

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Let’s start with the upgrade dolls!  There are three this year and if you sign up for all three…there is a gift involved!!

Riviera Drama
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2017 W Club Upgrade Doll
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Hair Color: Raven (Black)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled / Traditional
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream

So…this year Integrity Toys and the WClub did things a little differently.  They basically polled the 2016 WClub members to see what face mold, skin tone and hair color combination they would like to see in a club upgrade doll.  They gave members a little over 2 weeks to vote and here are the results.

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It would appear that the majority of members voted for a cream skin toned, raven haired Agnes.  This was actually my vote so I’m kind of stoked to see the actual product.  I have to admit…I am a little nervous about ordering a doll that I have only seen a sketch of but it is what I voted for so I’m in.

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Poppy Parker Dressed Doll
2017 Club Upgrade Doll
The Swinging London Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Hair Color: Warm Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: PP 1.5
Foot Sculpt: Traditional / Original Poppy Parker Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White

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©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Popster! Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Popster! Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Popster! Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Popster! Poppy Parker

As David Buttry told us at the last IT convention, Poppy is headed to London in the 60’s.  This lady certainly embodies that!  I love that she has this lovely brown hair.  While the 60’s are not a time period that I like to collect fashion wise, I can still appreciate the design and aesthetics of this Poppy.  Love her white gloved hands and jaunty hat.  Thumbs up David!

Majesty
Giselle Diefendorf™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face Collection
2017 Club Upgrade Doll

Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Giselle Diefendorf
Hair Color: Soft Bronze
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: NF 2.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional NF Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Majesty  Giselle

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Majesty  Giselle

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Majesty  Giselle

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Majesty  Giselle

Oh…my…Word!!!  You had me at the Fabergé egg purse people!!!  Don’t even get me started on the shoes.  Modern day spats is what I am seeing…and me likes.  I love this look.  It is feminine and modern at the same time.  I love that the Integrity team has found fabrics and trims that fit in so beautifully in this scale.

But wait there is more!!!

If you order all three upgrade dolls, the WClub is throwing in a bonus.  Dioramas people…Dioramas!!

POPUP!
Diorama Playset
2017 Club Upgrade Diorama
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)
 
Tech Specs:

Approximate Width:  14" Wide
Approximate Length: 13" High
Approximate Depth:  6" Deep
Material: Cardboard / Stock and Acrylic Parts

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This can be purchased separately as well but if you order all of the upgrade dolls they will send this to your for free.  Nice little enticement I must say.

Ok…so what are the perks this year?…besides the upgrades dolls and bonus options?

  • The option to purchase at least 5 exclusive Club-only dolls, including 2 Fashion Royalty dolls (which may include NU. Face), 2 exclusive Poppy Parker dolls, and 1 additional exclusive doll, plus additional surprise items!
  • Coupon!  Each W Club membership that you purchase will automatically add a special $25 coupon to your IT Direct Coupon Wallet that can be used towards ANY IT Direct shopping cart purchase of $99 or more online only during the 2017 W Club year! No more restrictions to W Club exclusive items– as long as your order is above $99 before shipping and tax, you can apply your coupon towards any order of your choice!  {this is subject to restrictions..please refer to WClub for further information}
  • Special priority for JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection products
  • You’ll get access to our MEMBERS-ONLY exclusive online events where the IT design team unveils their latest creations.
  • Special online ‘right to buy’ lotteries
  • First crack at Convention tickets before it’s released to general public ( worth the membership alone people…I’m serious!)

I have said this for many years and I will say it again.  This club membership is a MUST HAVE for me.  I have signed up for many years now and have ZERO regrets on this. 

Registration is from now until 9:00 PM ET (New York Time) on February 21st, 2017.

Information about the club and link to registration can be obtained at http://integritytoys.com/w-club/

Let…it…Begin!!!!

-Rebecca

Have a Very Poppy Christmas!!

For those of you who follow my instagram account, I shared a little teaser photo back in August of these holiday photos.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Have a Very Poppy Christmas

I decided to do a shoot of a few of my favorite things.  1) Poppy Parker 2) That gorgeous Tiffany Blue color 3) 1/6 French furniture and 4) All things Christmas.  And here is the result of that shoot.

Enjoy!!

Model:  Out of this World Poppy Parker

Dress:  Sanglian on Etsy

Dog: Anna Ryasnova on Etsy

Set is comprised of furniture I ordered from China, lamp and boxes were handmade and white feather tree was purchased at Target.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Have a Very Poppy Christmas

–Rebecca

Happy Holidays from ITFDS

Sorry for the obscenely long break between posts.  I realized I have not posted since IT convention in October and my only excuse is that life hit hyper drive since then.  I had WAY too many projects come up at once.  I need to do a big shout out to Rogier Corbeau of The Dutch Fashion Doll World who graciously and beautifully handled the blog during the Integrity Toys convention.  You rock!!  I could not have left ITFDS in better hands during convention. 

Back in July, I began some holiday shoots that I had planned to make into holiday cards.  Great idea but not enough time to turn it into reality.  Oh well, there is always next year right?   Since I don’t have time to send these, I thought I would just put it on the blog as one big digital holiday card to everyone.  I am so very grateful to all my readers for your support.  It means the world to me.  I hope to continue my photography series in the year ahead and I am looking forward to bringing more consistent content to the blog.  I hope this post finds you all happy, healthy and in anticipation of some really great dolls under your tree or in your stocking. 

Model:  OOAK Silkstone by Jon Copeland-Childers SeloJSpa

Gown: 2010Chizhik on Ebay

Fur Cape:  Integrity Toys “Flight of Fancy” outfit

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Happy Holidays from ITFDS

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Happy Holidays from ITFDS

Holiday photo #2 up tomorrow.

Inspired By

So this will be my last post about the Integrity Dolls convention. From tomorrow Rebecca will be back and I will handle over her bog again😉

Next year convention will be in Orlando 19-22 October. The theme is Fashion Fairytale.

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So in this last post I will put all “Inspired by” pictures together that were found until now. We saw a lot of recreations of some amazing fashion pieces. This convention collection was a true hommage to the iconic 90’s

Tulabelle You Better Werk / Moschino 2012 & resort 2016

Eugenia Perrin-Frost / Verace 1993

Véronique Perrin Cover Girl / Chanel 1990

Adèle Makéda Glamazon / Mugler 1992

Vanessa Perrin / Chanel 1990

Dasha, Vanessa, Eugenia, Veronique, Adele / Versace 90’s

Lilith Editorial Edge  / Chanel Haute Couture Spring Summer 2013

Ace McFly Too Sexy / Versace 90’s

Declan Wake Strike it Up / Jean Paul Gaultier spring summer 2013

Blue Burkhart Give it Up / Jean Paul Gaultier for Madonna 1990

Lake O’Rion Poison / Versace 1991

Dree Hill Crazy Sexy Cool / Aaliyah 90’s

Monroe Jilian Pure Love / Versace 1992

Poppy Parker Big Eyes / Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2012

Kyori Sato / 2008 September Vanity Fair

Natalia Fatale Legendary / Versace 1992

Colette D. Checking In / Azzedine Alaïa 1991.

Erin S. Full Speed / fashion shoots by Peter Lindbergh in the 90’s dressed in Chanel

Sania Zarr Tweed Couture / Dior Couture Fall Winter 1997

Dasha Diva / Christian Lacroix 1995

Elyse Jolie La Vie en Blue / Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2016

The Final Dolls of the weekend

So here are the final dolls that were part of the Saturday Night Diner.

The centerpiece doll was Dania Zarr.

Item # 91410
Tweed Couture
Dania Zarr™ Dressed Doll
Saturday Night Dinner Table Centerpiece
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 350 Centerpieces Only
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Inspired by this John Galliano Couture Gown for Dior Fall/Winter 1997.

And Here is the official convention doll.

Item # 91407
Diva
Dasha™ Dressed Doll
Official Convention Doll
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls Only

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Inspired by this Christian Lacroix Gown from 1995.

But there was an extra doll. A doll that the conventioneers could pre-order. She is the first in a new colection called Designed by Jason Wu Collection. This collection is to celebrate his 10 years as a designer. It will be a retrospective of his designs. The edition size wil be very limited and they will be sold in exclusive fashion boutiques all around the world. She is also the first doll with the new Velvet Touch skin.

Item # 91411
La Vie en Bleu
Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll
Designed By Jason Wu Collection
Limited Edition: TBD

Additional 2016 Supermodel Convention Attendee Exclusive

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She looks to be inspired by this Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2016 gown.

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What an exciting way to end this convention.

Salesroom Dolls IRL pictures

We already showed you these dolls with the official pictures by Integrity Toys but I always prefer the IRL pictures. And Rebecca took some gorgeous shots. Its especially helpful for us non conventioneers to see all the details and help us decide who to get on Ebay 😉

Véronique Perrin Cover Girl, Adèle Makéda Glamazon, Vanessa Perrin Chamelon and Eugenia Perrin-Frost Fashionista.

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Mademoiselle Jolie Kiss You in Paris.

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Lilith Editorial Edge and Imogen Fashion Force.

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Poppy Parker Model Living & Just My Style.

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And some girls and boys from the museum who will be sipped/released later this year.

Competition dolls at the 2016 Integrity Toys Convention

This year they also had a design competition where the conventioneers could show their talents. And wow we have some very talented people in our community. During the diner last night 3 designers won an award for their creations.

The Judge’s Choice award in the Intermediate Category went to Jason Kramer.

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The People’s Choice award in the Intermediate Category went to Ginny Liezert.

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And the People’s & Judge’s Choice award in the Advanced Category went to Salvador Lopez Arriaga. His design will be taken into production next year.

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Here an overview from al the dolls that were made for this competition.