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A Terrace in Paris

For those of you awaiting the next installment of “The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging”, it’s coming.  Most likely tomorrow.  I forgot to factor in that we were running our son to college ( 5 hours away) this past week so that cut into the available time I had.  Fear not…it’s in process for publication in the next couple of days.  This also explains why I have not responded to comments in a week.  I will be getting to those as well.

In the meantime, I have been sitting on these shots since the initial posting of “J’Adore Miss Amour” and I can wait no longer.  These shots came about because 1) I can’t get enough of this pink confection Miss Amour and 2) I had these fun pink balloons and had to use them and 3) I didn’t get a chance to include the adorable little perfume bottle in the last set of shots.   ©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Terrace in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Terrace in Paris

Now…is she looking at the tray like “I love this perfume and I need to use some” or is she saying “This shoot is boring…I need a drink!”  You make the call.

P.S.  I have to send  a shout out to my friend Rogier at Dutch Barbie World for a little bit of art direction on this one.  You were right and It was much appreciated!

-Rebecca


J’Adore Miss Amour

The title speaks for itself.  When I first saw this doll my reaction was this…

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And..that has not changed upon receiving her.  She is EVERYTHING I was hoping for and more.  David, I bow down! Bowing gif

Miss Amour
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Approximate Ship Date: Mid-Late Summer 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Ash Brown Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

This amazing creature is gorgeous.  The dress is beyond people…just…BEYOND.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

It’s inspired by Dior I and many believe, what is not to love about that.  Fashion inspiration image find goes to Nata-Leto on Flickr.  Big THANKS to Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Barbie World for letting me use this image.

https://dutchbarbieworld.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/bon-bon-poppy-goes-to-paris/

The jewelry is fabulous!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

Me likey!!….Me likey a lot!!!!

-Rebecca


Opening the Treasure Chest: “Tokyo Chic”

One of the things I enjoy most about The National Barbie Doll Collector Convention are the amazing One of a Kind (OOAK) artists that bring their creations to the convention.  Most of them sell at private shows or in their rooms in the days leading up to the official start of the convention.  Many collectors, including myself, go up to 4 days early to convention so they can attend these private parties and see what kind of OOAK creations they can add to their collections.  For some collectors, these OOAK’s are the focus of their collection.  There are so many talented artists within this community.

One such artist is Julia Lapshova of Julia Originals.  I was lucky to get to her room early enough and purchased this lovely creation.  Her attention to detail and tailoring is always extraordinary.  I am so very happy to have Ms. Tokyo Chic in my personal collection.  You can also follow Julia on Facebook

“Tokyo Chic”

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

-Rebecca


The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging–Part 1: The Introduction

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I promised people who were not able to make it to the NBDCC presentation I did this July that I would repeat sections of the presentation via the blog so her is first section.

I introduced the class with this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl-__rM4IoE

 ©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging-Part1: The introduction

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging-Part1: The introduction

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging-Part1: The introduction

Who am I?

Hello everyone.  My name is Rebecca Berry and I am the creator, writer and photographer for Inside The fashion Doll Studio.  It is a blog with around 1,000 subscribers and focuses primarily on 1/6 scale fashion dolls.    First of all, I have to say a very quick and heartfelt “Thank You” to my readers and subscribers.  Without all of you, I would not be here doing this so I thank you for your support and words of encouragement.

I am a self taught photographer which means I did not go to school for formal training as a photographer.  I have been behind the lens of a camera for quite a while. In high school, I was the one typically behind the camera taking images of a friends sporting event and /or performance.  When shooting I was usually most interested in capturing the relationship or emotion of the moment and not necessarily the action.  I wanted a fun facial expression or quite moment of concentration before the long jump kind of image.  When it was time for college, I never considered photography and instead studied an entirely different thing..number crunching and financial analysis LOL!  A whole world away from photography, or so I thought.  So how did I get here?

I am here today because first and foremost, I am like all of you…a collector.  This is my eighth convention.  I played with Barbie when I was younger and have many fond and happy memories from that but like many, when I hit my teens, I gave Barbie up for other things.  Barbie was not done with me yet though…she came back into my life through this little munchkin….©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging-Part1: The introduction

How did I get Started Collecting?

This is my daughter Megan.  When she was three years old she got her first Barbie for her birthday.  It was a collector Barbie of all things and I said to myself “ Oh great…she is only three and she is going to trash it”.  But she didn’t.  She had other Barbies that she wanted to play with but the collector Barbie she considered “special” and put it on a shelf to look at..   and I thought “hmmmm…maybe this is something we can do together…like a Mommy/ daughter thing.  We could collect every Birthday and Christmas”.   So, I was a former financial analyst which means when I don’t know about something, I do research.  I researched collector Barbies and found the Barbie Collector website.  That is when I went down the rabbit hole Winking smile.

While I may have started out researching for ideas of dolls to collect with my daughter, I soon realized that I was avidly looking through the images of amazing collectible Barbies for myself.  I have always loved fashion  and in particular fashion from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.  I found the Silkstone BFMC line ,in particular, very appealing and began to acquire those.  That was thirteen years ago and I have no plans to stop. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging-Part1: The introduction

My Photography Background

As I have said before, I am self taught.  After many years of working in the shark tank of financial markets, I decided to stay at home with my kiddos while they were young.  When you have little ones, you typically have “after school activities”.  These activities had me picking up the camera again after years of neglect.  Finding that love of capturing an images again was wonderful and after photographing a number of my daughters dance performances…I realized I wasn’t too bad at it.  Again, it wasn’t necessarily about photographing the action ( although that was nice), it was more often about the emotion it conveyed.  More importantly, it became more about showing these young and impressionable young girls the amazing work they were doing.  It became a self image booster for them. 

When I started photographing Megan in dance, she was at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School of dance which was the dance school arm of the professional ballet company in Seattle.  Megan performed in their Nutcracker ballet for two years in a row.  While there, I recognized a photographer whose work I had admired.  Here name is Angela Sterling.  She is a former  soloist dancer with PNB who had to retire due to injury.  When she left the company she realized there were very few images to show for her many years of hard work and decided to go into photography to give the dancers those images of “their best moments”.  I loved that concept.  Capturing someone’s best moment.  I wanted to do this for my daughter and the young girls she danced with. I wanted them to have the opportunity to see themselves at their best dance moments.  I wanted to improve my craft so I could do that in the way it should be done…with the best of my ability.  ©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging-Part1: The introduction

While improving my photography skills and knowledge, I was also collecting.  I became involved in the very vibrant collecting community that surrounds this amazing hobby and was noticing how the field of photography was helping to drive some very popular doll forums…and I wanted to be a part of that.  I was always interested in fashion and some of my very first photography inspirations were images from Vogue and Harpers Bazaar from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.  I loved pouring over images from noteworthy photographers such as Horst, Cecil Beaton, Irving Pen, Richard Avedon and Norman Parkinson.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging-Part1: The introduction

Within the doll photography community, there was one photographer whose work I admired and really tried to emulate.  His use of lighting, composition and styling is just exquisite.  His work never fails to inspire me even to this day.  His name is Ernesto Padró Campos.  His doll photography blog is treasure trove of beautiful images.

http://dolldom.blogspot.com/

©Ernesto Padró Campos

If I can be as good as this someday…I will be happy.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging-Part1: The introduction

So that wraps up the introduction.  For the next couple of months, each and every Friday, I will be continuing the series.  Here is a preview of the overall presentation

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging-Part1: The introduction

Within doll photograph basics, I will talk about.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging-Part1: The introduction

Within doll blogging, I will talk about.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging-Part1: The introduction

Hope you all enjoy and see you next Friday!  Feel free to ask questions with each post and I will try my best to keep up with responses.

-Rebecca


A Picnic in Paris

Now that Integrity Toys has announced their collections and all of our collector wallets are sad and limping, I thought it was time to return to Paris for some fun.  If I was returning to Paris, Ms. Poppy was going to join me.  This new “Ooh La La” Poppy Parker is my current muse and I am loving the giftset mix and match options. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

You have to love rement! 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

-Rebecca


2016 Integrity Toys – The <3 MLP™ Collection

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Yes indeedy.  Integrity Toys has obtained licensing through Hasbro to bring you a collection inspired by favorite My Little Pony characters.  Now…I am going to admit right off the bat… I was never a collector of my little pony.  They were after my time.  My daughter, however, was a huge fan.  Even though I may not be in the market to collect or purchase this collection, I can appreciate the time and though that went into it.  Jessy Ayala is a new designer with Integrity Toys and this is his first full collection with the company.  As I listened to the thought and attention he brought to each and every item, I was extremely impressed.  Well done Jessy!

Things you need to know if you want to buy:

1) This is IT direct product which means you go directly to Integrity Toys to purchase

2) Super limited edition sizes of 500 per doll.  WClubbers will have first dibs on these then they will be offered up to general public.  See each doll for approximate release date

HASBRO and its logo, MY LITTLE PONY and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and used with permission.
© 2016 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

Note: The dolls pictured in this release are prototypes. Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly.

sonic_rainboom_92
Rainbow Dash™ Inspired Dressed Fashion Figure
The❤ MLP™ Collection
Order Date: September 12th, 2016 (for W Club Members) and September 13th for the General Public
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Homme Body
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eyelashes: No

©2016 Hasbro

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

sparkling_stargazer
Twilight Sparkle™ Inspired Dressed Doll
The❤ MLP™ Collection
Order Date: September 12th, 2016 (for W Club Members) and September 13th for the General Public
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: The Industry (New body type!)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Deep Navy with Hot Pink Streak
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

©2016 Hasbro

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

rare_form_21
Rarity™ Inspired Dressed Fashion Figure
The❤ MLP™ Collection
Approximate Relese Date: October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Homme Body
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Bright Purple
Eyelashes: No

©2016 Hasbro

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

appleofmyeye
Applejack™ Inspired Dressed Fashion Figure
The❤ MLP™ Collection
Approximate Release Date: October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Homme Body
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: No

©2016 Hasbro

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

kind_pegasus95
Fluttershy™ Inspired Dressed Doll
The❤ MLP™ Collection
Approximate Release Date: November 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: The Industry (New Body Type!)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Sandy Blond W/ Pale Pink Streak
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

©2016 Hasbro

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

okie_dokie_party
Pinkie Pie™ Inspired Dressed Fashion Figure
The❤ MLP™ Collection
Approximate Release Date: November 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Homme Body
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Fuschia Pink
Eyelashes: No

©2016 Hasbro

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Now that is a colorful collection that embodies the fun of these ever popular toys.


2016 ITBE 16” – Capsule Collection

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Note: The dolls featured in these product pictures are prototypes. Final production may vary slightly.

Glitterazi
ITBE 16-Inch Capsule Collection
Limited Edition Size: 200 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: August 17th
Retail Price: $99.00 US + Shipping and Handling (and sales taxes for Maryland residents)

**THIS IS AN IT DIRECT PRODUCT NOT SOLD THROUGH IT DEALERS**

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Anais 1.0
Body Type: FR:16™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Brown/Raspberry Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

 

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Higher
ITBE 16-Inch Capsule Collection
Limited Edition Size: 200 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: August 17th
Retail Price: $99.00 US + Shipping and Handling (and sales taxes for Maryland residents)

**THIS IS AN IT DIRECT PRODUCT NOT SOLD THROUGH IT DEALERS**

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: AG (Closed Mouth)
Body Type: FR:16™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Black /Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

I don’t collect this size of doll so I feel unqualified to offer up opinions on them.  That last one though..higher…yep…she is stunning!  These will be IT direct so WClub members will be given first chance then I believe these will be offered up to public.  Keep a watch on Integrity Toys FB page for information on when they are available to the general public.  If you are WClub member, look to your email for ordering links.


2016 Fashion Royalty Collection–A Delicate Bloom

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Better late than never right?!  Some collectors were beginning to wonder if we were going to get a new release or not.  Granted, the reveal is a bit later than we have had in years past.  One thing I was not remembering, however, was the fact that the WClub 2016 did not start until February of this year.  Some have pointed out that this reveal halfway into the “club” year is about right.  Time and collector sales numbers will finish the thoughts and stories on that one.  In my opinion, revealing this collection 6 months into the club year is a bit late.  That fact does not stop me from appreciating the product nor making purchases so there you go.  If I am not totally satisfied with the delay in the reveal, I am satisfied with the delivery time on these babies.  They are all available within the next couple of months so no long wait times.  On the downside…They are all coming DUE FOR PAYMENT in the next couple of months.  This is not good for the wallet. 

Note:  “Eye Decals”  I have marked which of these dolls are using the new eye decal application method under doll tech specs for those who are interested.  For me, this new method is ok for now.  Some collectors are very averse to this technique being used and I wanted to make sure everyone had the information before they purchase.  For me, I am willing to give this technique a chance.  I also respect people’s consumer choice and for many this is important information to have before they purchase.

For those readers who are not WClub members, you can find most of these dolls on Integrity Toys dealers sites.  Be aware, WClub members had this information days ago so if you want any of these, contact dealers ASAP.  Some may already be sold out.

Important note from Integrity Toys:  The dolls pictured in this release are prototypes. Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly.  Images of dolls used in this post are property of Integrity Toys, Inc. and under their copyright. 

Contrasting Proposition
Natalia Fatalè™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Natalia Fatalè™ 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Love the lace overlay and added beading to the lace!  I am also really loving the chunky jewelry design.    All in all a very elegant look.  For some reason, this Natalia left me without a clear “ must have” which is weird.  I totally go for the elegant and refined and this dress has it.  The doll just left me “meh” though and not sure if it was the simplistic hairstyle ( more on that later) or the pale skin tone on a character that I prefer as sultry Latino.  Love the jewelry though so may have to find that in the secondary market.  As I write this I also realize that some of my lack of excitement over this one may be the use of black.  I feel like IT overdosed on it’s use of black last year and here it is again…albeit as secondary colors but still…it’s black!

Emerging Rebel
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Week of August 22nd, 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Kyori Sato™ 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Medium Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

**Note: Decal Eyes**

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

 

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

YAASSSSSSSS!  Now we are talkin’.  I saw this caramel tressed Kyori and felt the wallet open ( a chorus of angels may have struck a chord as well).  I love the soft pastel color pallet!!  Not a whiff of black here.  I love the embroidered leather ( ok not real leather but still) and the edgy refinement of it.  It feels forward and still elegant.  This feels like Jason influence to me and I like it.  Also, whoever is heading up the jewelry and accessory department at IT…HATS OFF!!  Here we have another new design in earrings and its fabulous!  Love the grey purse and sunglasses.  The lavender shoes are EVERYTHING!  Me likes.  I am hoping Dania’s grey gloved hands of last year’s club doll will match this one.

Daytime Impact
Dasha™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Dasha™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

**Note: Decal Eyes**

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Ok…so I have to admit my first thought on this one came straight from the “I’m a Mom of a 16 year old girl” and it said “ That skirt does not satisfy the fingertip rule”.  Then I started paying attention to the details and felt better.  First I looked at the doll.  Gorgeous Dasha with beautiful smoky eyes pale blond hair.  Stunning.  The jacket is really quite detailed so I told the “mom” in me to sit down and reflect.  I think this one will be amazing redressed and I have plans for that jacket ( maybe not with the skirt Winking smile)

Fresh and Delightful
Véronique Perrin® Dressed Close-Up Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Mid to Late October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $89.00 + Shipping and Handling
 
IMPORTANT!
THIS DOLL WILL BE OFFERED DIRECTLY FROM IT DIRECT VIA A RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY. MORE DETAILS WILL BE SENT IN MID TO LATE OCTOBER.
NOTE: THIS DOLL WILL NOT BE OFFERED VIA DEALERS.

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Veronique 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

**Note:  Decal eyes**

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

This one will be through IT Direct not dealers people.  What did I notice about this doll first?  The price!!  Alain explained that this was done as tribute to the “basic doll” that IT has done in years past.  I don’t know that there is anything really “basic” about this beauty.  The price alone certainly has many interested.  One pet peeve however…and this is the photographer in me but…the right eye on this lady is off ( left eye pupil is forward looking, right eye it is off to side).  I am expectant and hopeful that in production this item is fixed. WClubbers, look for emails on how to acquire this one sometime in October.

Fabulous Fields
Luchia Z.™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 600
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Luchia Z.™ 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

**Note: Decal Eyes**

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

A redheaded Luchia?!!!  I’m in!!  And she has cream skin tone.  Me likes!  The dress is very interesting.  Feeling a little Valentino here but I have not researched so have no idea how close I am on that one.  The yellow purse is certainly a pop of color in this one but I may switch that out.  Also, while I love the industrial jewelry in this collection, I would go for something softer with this gown.  Grey pearls maybe?  Don’t know but will have fun trying things out.

Ruffles and Blooms
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 800
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Eugenia Perrin-Frost™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Yes, yes…this gown is almost in retinal searage territory.  My first question was…”Is it yellow or green yellow?”  I am thinking it is more in the yellow category but photographs can be deceiving.  Either way, I find myself admiring this one which surprises me because I am NOT a yellow fan.  I ADORE the embroidery on this one and the fact that it is an homage to the house of Oscar de la Renta endears this one to me.  I am also loving the auburn haired Eugenia with the pink/coral  lips.

ODLR Spring 2016 RTW

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.comPhoto: Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.comPhoto: Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

Key Pieces
Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Mid to Late October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 800
Suggested Retail Price: $199.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Elyse Jolie™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color:  Golden Blond/ Champagne
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©Marcio Madeira

Armani Privé Spring 2010 Couture

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2016

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

First of all…giftset with Elyse…no brainer for me. 1) Love, love, love the soft palette on this facial screening. I believe Jessy Ayala is in charge of all facial screenings now so..Jessy..LOVE!  2) How adorable is this lingerie set?!!…the bows…the bows..you had me at the bows 3) A Marchesa inspired gown!! 4) Another nod to the house of Oscar de la Renta.  Sign me up, I’m in.  I am not a huge fan of the high/low skirt with a suit but it’s not a deal breaker for me.  If they had just had a pencil skirt in the same fabric as the jacket, this set would have been close to perfect for me.  This was the first one in my shopping cart people…the very first.

But wait…there is more!  There is always more with Integrity Toys.  More, as in…event doll!

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Love, Life and Lace
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2016 Online Event Doll
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Q4 / Winter 2016
Special W Club Price: $140.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss™
Body Type: FR2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

**Need to be WClub member to purchase this one**

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

THUD!  Holy Cow collectors!  I don’t think my fingers hesitated one single moment before hitting the “BUY” button on this one..and from what I am seeing from other WClubbers…they feel the same way.  This one may be up there as one of the largest edition sizes in the history of the WClub.  Edition size will be driven by WClub members who order and I know many are ordering multiples of this one. ( one per membership and many members have multiple memberships).  Where do I start?!  The dress…oh my word the dress!  Pale peachy pink with beaded lace overlay.  Ahhhhhh!!! –another chorus of angels is singing here.  That adorable pink bow clutch!  I am even liking the industrial necklace with this gown.  I and many other WClubbers will be looking forward to the Winter ‘16’ delivery of this one.  Please oh please let it be before Christmas!!! ( not likely but a girl can dream).

One final note that needs to be made about this collection is the very paleness of it.  While I love that they gave us colors other than black in this collection ( yes, they really do listen to their collectors), they did not have any skin tone diversity in this collection.  The yellow gown alone would have been stunning on an Adele.  It left many collectors asking “where is the diversity?”  A very valid question and one I hope Integrity addresses. 

More Reveals..ITBE 16 inch and MLP❤ coming up…….


Ooh La La Indeed!!

The WClub Poppy Parker Exclusive arrived just after I returned from Barbiecon a few weeks ago.  As with most conventions, I have spent the last couple of weeks going through my acquired treasures and getting over “The convention cold”.  When you put around 1,000 people together in a ballroom for multiple events, and these same people get on average 4-5 hours of sleep a night…there is bound to be illness.  So… now I am on the mend, I managed to snap some images of this new Poppy Parker and get them ready for the blog.

Ooh La La!
Poppy Parker™ Gift Set
The Bonbon Collection
2016 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: 1115

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -- Ooh La La Indeed

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -- Ooh La La Indeed

This one comes to this collector WAY better than the promo shots promised.  And the promo shots were pretty darn good.  She is simply stunning!  Love, Love, Love her.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -- Ooh La La Indeed

Love the accessories with this giftset!  Lot’s of mix and match options. 

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -- Ooh La La Indeed

I recently had a new logo designed for my main photography business and wanted to try it out on some of the doll shots too.  Not too bad Winking smileThank you Daniel at Photologo!!

For those of you awaiting the beginning of the series of posts on the blogging and doll photography presentation I did at Barbiecon…fear not.  It should be up starting this Friday, August 19th.  For those of you who did attend the class, the images in this post were taken using the “light bouncing” technique I talked about.


W-Club Exclusive! Sister Moguls

The WClub announced their second club exclusive for the year yesterday.  It is a giftset sure to satisfy many collectors.  I mean come on…it’s the power team of Giselle and Agnes!  How can you not love that?!

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Sister Moguls
Agnes Von Weiss™ and Giselle Diefendorf™ Duo-Doll Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty Collection
2016 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Late 2016
Special W Club Price: $199.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.

*A non-refundable deposit of $25.00 is due immediately at pre-order; the balance of $174.00 + shipping and handling (and tax for Maryland residents) is due approximately late 2016.
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss™ and Giselle Diefendorf™
Body Type: FR2013 (Agnes) and NU. Face 2.0 (Giselle)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream (Agnes) and Japan (Giselle)
Hair Color: Pale Blond (Both Dolls)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

**Pictures of prototypes shown below; final production colors and textures may vary slightly. Any staging props are not included. Case and doll stand pictures are digitally rendered; final production may vary slightly.**

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

You have to love these giftsets and check out the dual stand!!  I have not seen that before.    I am completely digging the case with this one too.  Very chic and elegant.  I adore the sleek platinum blond ponytails and red, red lips.  I am also a big fan of the cream skin tone and it looks like Agnes has it for this set.  Hope to see these girls sometime before the end of the year.  Integrity Toys thanked Jason and Vaughn for this offering in their release email .  This collector thanks them too!

And…because we have sisters for the giftset…just had to add this, sorry, couldn’t help myself.

 

Get ready folks…Poppy Parker “right to buy” lotteries will be right around the corner!

-Rebecca


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