Barbie for big girls.

Fashion Royalty Convention Day two continued….

It was a packed day and it started early.  Chicago at dawn.

I wanted to get down to the sales room to pick up the IT direct exclusives that I had tickets for.  The process to pick up everything was incredibly organized and well run.  I had my bag of goodies in no time and was off to my next event.

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Next stop was Design a Doll Studio.  There were 8 different dolls you could choose, four outfits and four jewelry packs.  The selection was amazing and there were additional jewelry and clothing packs for purchase.  You could choose to have your dolls eyes enhanced by the amazing Jon Copeland .  His work simply blows me away.  I am in absolute awe of the repaint work that he does.

Once you dressed your doll, you could pose them in one of two fantastic dioramas done by Jakki Peters

Soooo much fun!

After playing with the Dynamite Girls, I headed to the Poppy Luncheon.  The centerpiece doll was a stunner.

I was not eligible to win another centerpiece since I had already won one ( Kyori, yeah!) but I was really excited for whoever was going to win this beauty.  That honor went to a dear tablemate…lucky dog.  At the luncheon, David Buttry gave us some information on the direction his Poppy designs are taking in the future.   Poppy will be moving into the 60’s and the Mod era.  We were also given a small preview of “Chip” Poppy’s boyfriend.  Mr. Buttry announced he should be arriving next year.  I am not sure how a new Mod era Poppy is going to fit into my collection but David assured the crowd that he will still be doing some more classic 50’s era styling along with the Mod era.  I was happy to hear that.

** Photos are  snapshots of photo that is property of Integrity Toys Inc.  **

At the end of the luncheon, we were gifted with a Poppy Parker doll.  She is absolutely adorable!

I spent the rest of the afternoon in a rerooting workshop and photographing the competition room and museum ( pictures tomorrow).  The evening dinner was The Color Infusion Groovy Pucci Fashion Party.  The centerpiece doll was called “ Psychedelic Splash” and was a Color Infusion doll.

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We learned that there will be three new Monogram dolls ( yipeeee!) for the holidays.  They are gown dolls and they shared photos.

** Photos are  snapshots of photos that is property of Integrity Toys Inc.  **

These lovely ladies are gorgeous!  I contacted my dealer immediately.  It was extremely convenient that she was sitting at the table with me LOL!

We were also given a lovely Color Infusion doll called “Sunset Rave”

** Photo is a snapshot of photo that is property of Integrity Toys Inc.  **

It was another incredible day for me at my first Fashion Royalty convention.  Here is a photo of todays accumulation.  I can’t get over the amount of stuff we are getting as gifts and new products were are able to purchase.  I believe a trip to the UPS shipping room is in my future. Winking smile


9 responses

  1. Great coverage. You really will go home with quite a haul!

    October 8, 2011 at 7:45 am

    • Thank you Terri! I can’t even believe the amount of amazing gifts and dolls that I am bringing home with me. I will be on a dolly high for months LOL!

      October 9, 2011 at 6:03 am

  2. MashauDe'

    You did well! look at all your goodies…The pic are great.

    October 8, 2011 at 8:54 am

    • Oh my word it’s insane the amount of amazing things we get!

      October 9, 2011 at 6:00 am

  3. PeterVermont

    Looks like a great convention! Can’t wait to see the rest!!!!!!!

    October 9, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    • Thank you Peter! It was a complete blast.

      October 11, 2011 at 10:21 pm

  4. LauraLA

    Wonderful coverage Rebecca! It was so wonderful to finally meet you but there is never enough time to really sit down and get to know people. The best chance is waiting in line, LOL. Of course I wanted to ask you a thousand questions about your amazing photography but we’ll save that for next time. XOXO LauraLA

    October 11, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    • Hi Laura. It was so lovely meeting you too! I really wish I could have wrung a few more hours out of the day to talk to more people . I am sure that is a common complaint for newbies to F.R….that they wish they had more time to do things. We will definitely have to sit down and talk cameras and photography next convention. I will find you in the sales room line and we will chat 😉 In the mean time, I will admire and comment on your amazing photos on Flickr.

      October 11, 2011 at 10:27 pm

  5. I love the heads perched up on the pillows!

    October 14, 2011 at 6:18 am

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