Barbie for big girls.

Tropicalia–Day 1.02

So…after my morning cup of Joe…it was off to the races.  I went in search of registration and the place to pick up my workshop dolls.  I signed up for two classes.

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Here is what we received in our registration bags.  It looks like we may be getting another giftset this year!!!  The accessories are GORGEOUS!

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After Registration, it was time to get in line and wait for the sales room to open.


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Many choose to view this 4-5 hour wait ( some people were reportedly in line since 4AM!! ) as a time to socialize and visit with friends.  There is a general party like atmosphere and today the time went incredibly fast for me because I was able to spend time with some of my favorite people like…

OOAK artist Matt Sutton and Hilda of Bellissima Couture

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Some people are very productive with their time in line and they work on table gifts and fill out raffle tickets

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But not me….I just talked….the entire time LOL!  Oh and took and uploaded photos to my flickr account.  While we were waiting, Integrity Toys put the convention collection on display


Haute Société Véronique Perrin Dressed Doll

Main Event Adèle Makéda Dressed Doll

Peak Season Kyori Sato Dressed Doll

Sweet Victory Natalia Fatale Dressed Doll

Hot Dots Poppy Parker Dressed Doll

Lady in Red Erin S. Dressed Doll

All in White Now Collette D. Dressed Doll

Infallible Dasha FR: Squared Dressed Doll

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More closeups are on my flickr.

In our registration packets, we had a coupon for one “Place Vendome” Victoire Roux.  Hooray!!  When I saw her…my jaw dropped.  I couldn’t buy this lady fast enough!

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And the running total so far is….


And we have not even gone to the first dinner event yet.  More later on that.


8 responses

  1. Susan

    How great are you?!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. The dolls are lovely. I hope you have a fantastic time.

    September 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    • Thank you Susan! I am glad you are enjoying the blog posts from convention. I am indeed having a fantastic time. 🙂

      September 28, 2012 at 3:50 am

  2. Sari

    Great update!! Love all the pics, some of my fav people. Wonderful fashions and dolls. Have a great time!!!!

    September 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    • Thank you Sari! I am having a blast.

      September 28, 2012 at 3:51 am

  3. Jon Copeland

    The dolls and people look fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing with us 😉

    September 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    • Thank you Jon! Wish you were here. Were your ears burning yesterday? I was in line with some people yesterday and we were all talking about how amazing your repaints were. 🙂

      September 28, 2012 at 3:52 am

  4. Great report! Thanks for the pictures

    September 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

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