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A Romantic Era Begins

As we turn the corner into spring, I am in the mood for soft hazy imagery, pastels and florals.   A sunny day in the garden ( an absolute surprise in the Pacific Northwest in spring) led me to bring out a new  line of 1/6 fashion dolls I have been intrigued by since their debut.

©2017 Lovetones

©2017 Lovetones

Her name is “Romantic Era Roxy” and she was the prefect model for the next set of images I will be sharing on the blog this week.  Are we ready for some soft images to take us through the gloom of early Spring?  I know I am!

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Begins

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Begins

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Begins

More images from the garden coming up this week Winking smile

-Rebecca


First Silkstone of 2017 Coming Soon

It looks like these images are up on the Barbie Collection website so I will share them here too.  The first Silkstone of 2017 will be available tomorrow!!  While I am not a fan of this articulated body, I still love the look of this first offering.

I find it very interesting that these images are available but no news on the Barbie Fan Club for 2017 is up and available yet.  Word is 03/31/2017.  Let’s just say, I will believe it when I see it.  In the mean time, there are images and a price point for this silkstone to mull over. 

Black & White Tweed Suit Barbie® Doll

Gold Label

Designer:Robert Best

Release Date: 03/27/2017  ( release doesn’t always mean available people…just sayin’)

Price: $75.00

©2017 Mattel, Inc.

©2017 Mattel, Inc.

©2017 Mattel, Inc.

©2017 Mattel, Inc.

©2017 Mattel, Inc.

Love the redhead!  Love the suit and Hermes inspired Kelly bag.  The hat…hmmmm…will have to see.  Happy that this lady has earrings!  I have to be honest…I am shocked we don’t have any new information on the BFC yet…just some vague information that it would be coming out by 03/31/2017.  I will be adding this beauty to my collection, club or no club. 

-Rebecca


Ayumi is a Total Betty

The actual name for this doll is Totally Betty Ayumi.  If you have never watched the movie Clueless you may have missed the meaning of the reference.  Per the Online Slang Dictionary, the definition of Betty is

noun
  • an attractive female; "hottie". 

Oddly enough, the citation for this definition is the movie Clueless.   Well..whether or not the movie coined this term and it’s meaning, this Ayumi is definitely a stunner.  The outfit she came in was perfect for the urban and hip look.  My collection runs more towards the elegant and sophisticated so I wanted to transform this current Ayumi with an outfit I had recently received.  I suspected she would fit into “elegant and sophisticated” without a problem….and I was right.  This also gave me a chance to use one of the amazing screens I recently picked up on Etsy.

Model and jewelry:  Totally Betty Ayumi

Shoes: FR2 shoe pack

Suit and faux fur: HOANG ANH KHOI on Etsy

Screen: Customdollhouse on Etsy

Tulips:  Available soon at ITFDS

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Ayumi is a Total Betty

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Ayumi is a Total Betty

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Ayumi is a Total Betty

I absolutely adore the soft facial screening on her!!  A number of collectors have said she bears a striking resemblance to Chrissy Teigan.  I can totally see that!

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-Rebecca


Sparkle Poppy Sparkle!

And sparkle she does!  I realized I had not given any love to this particular convention Poppy for well over a year.  Not good.  She was part of the 2015 IT convention collection.  Here she is in her original outfit and jewelry.  She is however, sporting a new set of hands that were a recent find on Ebay.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!

Check out the teeny, tiny acrylic nails!!  I found them on Ebay.  Don’t know if this vendor offers them up regularly or if they were just a short term thing but this is where I got them.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!

Love the facial screening on this one.  While nails like this are not something I normally go for…I think they do add a very glamorous look to this Poppy.

-Rebecca


Magnetism in Green

Nothing like a redhead in green!  For the next couple of months I will be going through some of my old portfolio for a future project and I will most likely be sharing some of those re-edits.  These will be some of my favorite shots from years past.  This will work in tandem with my Instagram  as I try to populate that account with some work from my previous catalogue of images.  I thought as it is St. Patrick’s day, it was a good day to kick off an ‘on theme’ post with a favorite set from the past.

Model and bracelet: Magnetism monogram from Integrity Toys

Dress, hat,earrings and purse: Randall Craig

Shoes:…for the life of me..can’t find the source.  **update** shoes are from Magnetism original doll.  Thank you Pauline!!!

Fur: Dimitha

Luggage: Jet Set Cocoa from Integrity Toys

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Magnetism in Green

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Magnetism in Green

 

Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone!!

-Rebecca


Recklessness in the Studio!

I received the lovely dolls I ordered from the “Reckless” collection from my fabulous Integrity Toy’s dealer  this past week and I have to say…I am not disappointed at all.  The facial screenings are delightful and the fashions and accessories exceed expectations on most levels.  My only complaint is that the choker necklaces on both Ayumi and Erin needed to have adjustments.  On mine at least the choker was too tight a fit and I ended up adding another bigger jump ring so it would close around the neck.  I know some people are just popping the heads off and putting the necklace on but that seemed like too much work to me given how often I redress these models…so the jump ring was a good solution for me. 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

The braids were a surprise to me and apparently a lot of other collectors.  They didn’t show these in the promo shots so I made sure to showcase them in these pictures.  Definitely a Moschino influence with the burned edge bow.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv

Moschino 2016 RTW

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

Jessy Ayala did a marvelous job with the modern day “Clueless” inspired collection.  It’s young, its hip, it’s edgy and it also manages to be fun.  I am looking forward to photographing different looks.

I also ordered the Erin but did not get individual shots of her so I went ahead and did a group shot of the girls I did order.  I will be adding Lilith and hope upon all hope that I can add the Eden to.  Please shine down on me oh Lottery Gods.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

And…because, as Jessy explained to us at the last IT convention, this collection was inspired by the movie Clueless…I just had to do this.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio


Reckless Smoke and Mirrors

No…I’m not doing a current political climate op-ed.  WClub members woke up to some much anticipated and exciting news.  The highly anticipated lottery for Trouble Eden was announced.   That alone would have people anxious and excited.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. Reckless collection

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. Trouble Eden

This was to be the final installment of the NU.Face™ Reckless collection….or so we thought.   Integrity Toys and the WClub kicked up the heat however with their lottery announcement by adding the mother of all ginsu cutting knife moments.

But Wait There’s  More!!

Many collectors were lamenting the fact that this Eden would be a lottery.  It appears that the WClub was listening because they offered up a consolation prize to beat all consolation prizes for lovers of the twins.  Yep…you guessed it, the WClub members were given the option to purchase ( purchase not another lottery!) a companion Lilith doll to this Eden…and she has left this collector with her jaw on the floor.

Jaw-drop

Smoke & Mirrors
Lilith™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
W CLUB EXCLUSIVE
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer 2017
Limited Edition Size: TBD (Edition size will be based on total amount of pre-orders.)
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00
 
***IT DIRECT / W CLUB EXCLUSIVE*** **IMPORTANT**
THIS DOLL WILL NOT BE SOLD THROUGH IT DEALERS!
 
 
Doll Tech Specs
 
Head Sculpt: Lilith
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0 (With Waist Joint)
Skintone: Cream
Hair Color: Smoky Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Smoke and Mirrors Lilith

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Smoke and Mirrors Lilith

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Smoke and Mirrors Lilith

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Smoke and Mirrors Lilith

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Smoke and Mirrors Lilith

Another home run from the new kid on the block at Integrity Toys…Jessy Ayala!!  Love her from head to toe Jessy.  I have only one phrase for you sir…

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…well…maybe we are Winking smile

-Rebecca


Guest Blogging this Weekend

Hi all, I am guest blogging for Rogier over on his blog Dutch Fashion Doll World for the next couple of days.  Lots going on in Paris so please go check it out at Dutch Fashion Doll World for the next couple of days. 

Here is a teaser picture of Friday’s report…  Go check it out!  Click on the picture to take you there.

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-Rebecca


Integrity Toy’s “The Industry” 2017 Revealed

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc

Integrity Toy’s made their first collection reveal to the newly minted 2017 WClub the other day and all I can say is Wow!  it’s a doozy!  As Dolce and Gabbana and many other designers are going to the so called millennials for inspiration and a new ad campaigns, David Buttry appears to be pulling from the same pool…at least with the fashions and accessories.

Millennials = consisting of individuals born between 1982 and 2004.

There have been a lot of positives and negatives written about Millennials.  I will stick with the positive.  It has been noted that they grew up in an electronics-filled and increasingly online and socially-networked world.  This helps to explain some of the many new and fabulous accessories that come with this collection.  Hope you enjoy. 

Keep in mind that these offerings are available through Integrity Toys dealers and were announced to the WClub a few days a go.  If you want any of these …run don’t walk to try and get these.  Some may be sold out already.

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc

Come Thru!
Tulabelle True™ Dressed Doll
The Industry™
Approximate Ship Date: Late Spring/Early Summer 2017
Edition Size: 600 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $125.00 US

Head Sculpt: Tulabelle
Hair Color: Light-Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: The Industry 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan

© 2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Come Thru! Tulabelle True™

© 2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Come Thru! Tulabelle True™

© 2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Come Thru! Tulabelle True™

© 2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Come Thru! Tulabelle True™

© 2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Come Thru! Tulabelle True™

© 2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Come Thru! Tulabelle True™

You had me at the hair people…the hair!!  How glorious is this auburn mane?!  And I love, love, love the accessories.  The chunky jewelry is all that and a bag of chips for me.  New design and will definitely be shared amongst the hoard of my collection.  And the tights?…KILLER!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc

Style Savior
Liu Liu Ling™ Dressed Doll
The Industry™
Approximate Ship Date: Late Spring/Early Summer 2017
Edition Size: 600 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $125.00 US

Head Sculpt: Liu Liu Ling (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Pale Pink
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: The Industry 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Flat (Articulated at the Ankles) **note this!**
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Style Savior Liu Liu Ling™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Style Savior Liu Liu Ling™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Style Savior Liu Liu Ling™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Style Savior Liu Liu Ling™

Talk about updated hair!  This one is an early favorite for many collectors.  She comes with sandals and boots and while I love the accessories, I am not loving the dress on this one.  It seems way too dowdy for this doll.  She needs edgy and hip in my opinion not docile little school girl.  The doll though with half flocked and half pink tresses…fabulousness!  **note** This doll is articulated at the ankle. The other dolls are not.

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc

Zine Queen
Binx Barone™ Dressed Doll
The Industry™
Approximate Ship Date: Late Spring/Early Summer 2017
Edition Size: 600 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $125.00 US

Head Sculpt: Binx Barone (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: The Industry 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: New Hispanic

©2017 Integrity Toys Zine Queen Binx Barone™

©2017 Integrity Toys Zine Queen Binx Barone™

©2017 Integrity Toys Zine Queen Binx Barone™

©2017 Integrity Toys Zine Queen Binx Barone™

©2017 Integrity Toys Zine Queen Binx Barone™

Love the IPad!!  Ok…really…love all the accessories…AGAIN.  Talk about your day to night look.  With the long jacket and glasses on she is ready for the day job…take off the long jacket and it’s all about going to the clubs. Gorgeous!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc

Believe the Hype
Tate Tanaka™ Fashion Figure
The Industry™
Approximate Ship Date: Late Spring/Early Summer 2017
Edition Size: 600 Fashion Figures Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $125.00 US

Head Sculpt: Tate Tanaka (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: No
Body Type: Homme 1.5
Foot Sculpt: Homme
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Believe the Hype Tate Tanaka™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Believe the Hype Tate Tanaka™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Believe the Hype Tate Tanaka™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Believe the Hype Tate Tanaka™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Believe the Hype Tate Tanaka™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Believe the Hype Tate Tanaka™

Again…the accessories totally MAKE this.  I adore this whole package.  Love the doll, love the clothing, love the accessories.  I would have added big headphones to this look but then the hair would not have been shown off as well….so I understand. 

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc

Beauty Boss
Cabot Clark™ Fashion Figure
The Industry™
Approximate Ship Date: Late Spring/Early Summer 2017
Edition Size: 600 Fashion Figures Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $125.00 US

Head Sculpt: Cabot Clark (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: No
Body Type: Homme 1.5
Foot Sculpt: Homme
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Beauty Boss Cabot Clark™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Beauty Boss Cabot Clark™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Beauty Boss Cabot Clark™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Beauty Boss Cabot Clark™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Beauty Boss Cabot Clark™

These accessories!!!  A MUST have.  As to the question…”Will Rebecca buy a doll just for the accessories?”.  Well…yes she will.  I do also like the look of this doll but he is very similar to the Ace McFly doll they produced a couple of conventions ago.  I’m still getting him though as the girls and guys in my collection need their makeup artist .Winking smile

David Buttry and his team did an amazing job with this first full scale ‘The Industry” collection.  The accessories alone make this capsule collection worth a look-see.  My only complaint is that…there is a WHOLE lot of black going on here.  It would be nice to see more color coming in.  And also on the subject of black, there was also an absence of it…as in skin tone.  I would have liked to have seen an AA model in this lineup.  There are, however, a whole lot of mix and match pieces that will be fun to pair with other outfits in my collection and I look forward to being the mini stylist with those and sharing on the blog.  I can definitely see my Out of Sight Nadja in many of these outfits.

Again…these dolls are available through Integrity Toys dealers only.  Feel free to click on the link to find them.

-Rebecca


OOAK Doll Festival–A Huge Thank You!!

One hundred collectors of One of a Kind fashion dolls congregated in New York City for an amazing event.  It was the first event of it’s kind and it has left this attendee with a huge sense of gratitude and respect for my fellow collectors. 

First and foremost, I have to thank Rocky Schmidt and his incredible team of festival organizers.  This event was simply amazing.  From the moment we registered to the last evenings dinner and doll presentation, it was a beautifully produced and orchestrated event.  We all ate, drank and were very merry indeed.  Because of the small intimate nature of this festival, you felt like you were attending a family reunion.  Collectors of specialized one of a kind fashion dolls gathered from all over the world and although we live in different areas, we were all connected through the love of this particular sub genre of collecting. 

While it’s always nice to get some nice ‘swag’ at events, I would say the bulk of enjoyment for most at this event were the people.  It’s the enjoyment of being with people who collect exactly what you collect.  This convention celebrated in particular the artistry and design of two very well respected and admired OOAK artistic teams…Magia 2000 and Ninimomo.  It was a festival that celebrated their artistry and love for this specialized craft .

For me personally, this event had special significance. Firstly,  It offered up an opportunity to collaborate on a project with some of my closest friends who work in this 1/6 scale medium.  I have long admired and respected Hilda and Rogier’s work.  Just to be a part of this team that produced the Laduree diorama was something I am so honored to be a part of.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

It was also an honor to  donate a few items to the talented collaborators of Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and Maryann Roy of Welcome Home and their centerpiece doll design.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Besides the festival itself, there were a number of top favorites from the trip. 

#1 I got to go to one of my favorite places with a few of my favorite people.©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

#2 I got to see Rogier enjoy his first NYC hot dog from a stand!

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

#3 I got to experience the garment district with the master…Hilda

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

#4 And…I got to enjoy an amazing dinner with some great friends…old and new

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

And…last but not least, I got to enjoy the city with my husband and daughter ( wish my son could have joined….darn those college classes)

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

To cap off the whole week of festivities, a number of us from the festival were able to attend a performance of Hamilton!!  And it was an opportunity to meet up with in-laws and give a lovely sister-in-law the opportunity to see the show of her heart…on Broadway!  That made it all the sweeter.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

So…Rocky and Team…from this blogger of fashion dolls…a HUGE Thank you for the memories and events of a lifetime. 

-Rebecca