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Integrity Toys 2018 Reveal: Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection

Jessy Ayala is helming this years entire Fashion Royalty collection as well and he has done a remarkable job.   While he brought out the youthful, edgy and stylish designs for Nu.Face he has also managed to master high fashion, Chic and refined for the Fashion Royalty 2018 line.  Using many of the same inspirations as Nu.Face he has given collectors “Sacred Lotus”.  There are regal along with bold moments in this cohesive collection but the one word I keep coming back to is “sophisticated”. 

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

Goddess
Tatyana Alexandrova™ Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: October
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Tatyana 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Pale Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

That face!!  That color!!  Goddess indeed!  I have always been partial to Tatyana’s facemold.  I adore those cheekbones just like I do in Elyse.  I love that Jessy chose bright green peridot for the stones on the jewelry to go with the tomato red of this sari inspired dress.  If you like jewelry, this entire collection is for you.  There is more than enough mix and match pieces to go around. 

It looks like Jessy may have gone to the runway for inspiration as well though not Gucci.  This one appears to come from a few years back (2013 Spring RTW) and the talented ladies at Marchesa.

 ©2012 Vogue Marchesa 2013 Spring RTW

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

Karma
Kyori Sato® Dressed Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: October
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 850
Head Sculpt: Kyori 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Bronze with Golden Highlights
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

Again with the glasses!!  Love!  I also adore the gloved hands and bag.  The fabric on this one is so rich too. 

For this look, the master John Paul Gautier appears to have been some inspiration (2017 Fall Couture)

©2017 Vogue JPG 2017 Fall Couture

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

Resurgence
Natalia Fatalé® Dressed Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Natalia 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Sunkissed
Hair Color: Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

Sooooo Elegant!  The short silver hair sold this doll for me but the turban was the icing.  Also love the refined tones in this entire package…reds, greys, aubergine with gold….yummy.  This Natalia is fierce elegance.  Add in a cape and a turban and you have a fashion superhero.  Actually, all those bracelets may in fact ward off bullets. Winking smile

I could have sworn this cape was inspired by Valentino but alas…I have no fashion inspiration on this one.

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

Serenity
Vanessa Perrin® Mini-giftset
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: November
Suggested Retail: $175.00 US
Available IT Direct Lottery    **(note)**

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Dark A-tone
Hair Color: Soft Ebony
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

What is not to like about this giftset…other than it’s a lottery.  Well crap!  I love the dark skin toned Vanessa on this and the outfit is super chic but the accessories really steal the show in my opinion.  The shoes!  EEEEE!!  And, thanks to the super sleuths on the WClub forums, we know that the bag is inspired by the Chloé Nile Minaudière bag.  As the life size bag goes for roughly $1500, this is the closest I will ever get to it.

©2018 Chloé

Also, the pants have a wrap style belt that appears to be inspired by Haider Ackerman (2018 spring RTW)

 ©2017 Vogue Inc.- Haider Ackermann 2018 Spring RTW

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

Divinity
Isha Kalpana Narayanan™ Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: September
Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 850
Head Sculpt: Isha
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Auburn Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

I love that she has henna tattoos and a nose stud!  Beautiful and sultry feel to this lady who is all in white and gold.

Going back to JPG 2017 Fall Couture for some inspiration here….

©2017 Vogue-JPG 2017 Fall Couture

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection

And to cap off all of this refinement, Jessy Ayala and Integrity Toys also threw in an event doll that wowed the crowd.

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

Devotion
Agnes Von Weiss® Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: Winter 2018-19
Price: $155.00 US
2018 W Club Event Exclusive

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

Wowza!!  Hail to the tuxedo sari!  I’m all in on this one.  From the vibrant red hair down to the strappy sandals.  I’m IN.  A glorious way to cap off the webinar.  There were many happy collectors after the webinar on Saturday.  Well done designers and Integrity Toys!!

Another JPG fall couture 2017 inspired creation…

©2017 Vogue-JPG 2017 Fall Couture

Signing off as my keyboard is smoking after posting 4 reports today and I have no more adjectives or superlatives to add that I have not already used LOL!  Also, it is apparent to me that my empty and weeping wallet will need to be filled soon to accommodate these new collection additions coming into my doll room….time to get to work!

–Rebecca

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Integrity Toys 2018 Reveal: Nu.Face Counter Culture

Jessy Ayala continues at the helm of this Nu.Face line this year and collectors are thrilled.  This year he shared that India and the festival of colors were large inspiration for this years collection.  Additional inspirations were the rave culture with a touch of fetish.  All these influences came together in a rich display of colors and styles.  Jessy’s creativity continues to impress and amaze this collector. 

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

Tantric
Lukas Maverik™ Fashion Figure
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: September
Suggested Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 725
Head Sculpt: Lukas Maverick
Body Type: Homme 1.5 (With Disassembling Joints)
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: "Buzzed Hair" Effect (Transparent Black)
Eyelashes: No
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

Beyond This Planet
Violaine Perrin™ Doll 
** New Character!!**
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Suggested Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 850
Head Sculpt: Violaine 1.0 (Formerly Vanessa 2.0) New Character!
Body Type: NU. Face 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

The Awakening
Annik Vandale™ Doll
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Suggested Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Annik
Body Type: NU. Face 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Dark A-tone
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

Supernova
Colette Duranger™ Doll
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: November
Suggested Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via IT Direct
Right-to-buy Lottery   **note**

Edition Size: 1200
Head Sculpt: Colette 1.0
Body Type: NU. Face 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Sunkissed
Hair Color: Pale Honey Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

Nirvana
Dominique Makeda™ Doll
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via Dealers   

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Dominique 2.0
Body Type: NU. Face 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Dark Caramel
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

Wow!!  Festival of colors is definitely represented here!  As with the previous The Industry collection, I again give credit to the designer for his attention to the details.  The plethora of jewelry and the addition of interesting glasses is a plus.  While this collection does not fit in with what I personally collect, I can appreciate the thoughtful and cohesive designing that went into this collection.  I love that Jessy paired these very edgy designs with soft facial screenings on many of the ladies.  I also loved the very edgy screenings on Annik and Violaine. 

I would also like to take a moment and say a big “Thank You!” to the marketing department and their decision to include images with more natural lighting on the closeups and accessories.  That really makes a difference to buyers and it was thoughtful to include them.  I loved the edgy lighting …very clublike…on bulk of the images but I really appreciated that they included normal light shots for those collectors that were interested in buying and wanted to see the true colors of the makeup and accessories.  Thank you!

Next up will be my 2 favorite lines in the reveal on Saturday…East 59th and Fashion Royalty.  Expect those emails in the next 15 minute and half hour.

–Rebecca


The Elyse Chronicles: Red Sparrow

Ok…so I couldn’t just leave this Elyse with just a Barbie makeover shot.   I also wanted to show her in a more sophisticated look than the white and black sundress she came in.  I was having some difficulty coming up with a different look for her and received some inspiration from an unlikely place…the current book I was reading.

Model:  Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Doll “Nordstrom Exclusive”

Dress, cape, shoes, jewelry: Star Power Vanessa by  Integrity Toys

Hat: Dimitha

Muff: Bogue’s Vogues

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles:Red Sparrow

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles:Red Sparrow

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles:Red Sparrow

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles:Red Sparrow

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles:Red Sparrow

–Rebecca


The Elyse Chronicles: The B Word

For this installment of the Elyse Chronicles and my homage to the 10th Anniversary Jason Wu dolls, I’m using the Nordstrom’s Elyse.  This doll was an exclusive release from the upscale retailer Nordstrom. 

©2018 Inside The fashion Doll Studio- The Elyse Chronicles:The B Word

Ok come on….when the first images of this doll were released…even though many of us are Integrity Toys collectors…we all thought it…Barbie.

She looks a whole like like Miss Babs with the hairstyle and bright red lips, nails and toes.   Given that, I just had to do this next set of photos.  I just had to.

©2018 Inside The fashion Doll Studio- The Elyse Chronicles:The B Word

 

©2018 Inside The fashion Doll Studio- The Elyse Chronicles:The B Word

©2018 Inside The fashion Doll Studio- The Elyse Chronicles:The B Word

–Rebecca


The Elyse Chronicles: La Vie en Rose

The first doll released from the Jason Wu 10th Anniversary collection was the La Vie en Bleu Elyse.  The option to purchase her was given to each 2016 Integrity Toys Convention attendee.

©2016 Integrity Toys La Vie en Blue

©2016 Integrity Toys La Vie en Blue

So in keeping with  the theme I started, since she came to us originally in an evening look, I thought to put her in a daywear look.  I looked no further than a new uber chic suit I received from Etsy designer and seller HoangAnhKhoi.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-La Vie en Rose

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-La Vie en Rose

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-La Vie en Rose

And what blog post called “La Vie en Rose” could not include a link to this…

 


The Elyse Chronicles: Daywear to Nightwear

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles Daywear to Nightwear

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman

The Bergdorf Goodman Elsye in the navy pants and yellow and navy sweater is clearly a daywear look.  To me it is VERY Sonya Rykiel and while I loved the turban on the real life fashion, I don’t feel it translated well to 1/6 scale. 

©2010 Vogue 2011 Spring RTW Jason Wu

Perhaps the turban will be put to good use elsewhere in my collection…that remains to be seen but…I needed to transform this Elyse from daywear to eveningwear.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles Daywear to Nightwear

Talk about DRAMA!

Model: Bergdorf Goodman Elyse Navy Pant

Gown: And Another Thing Kyori gift set by Integrity Toys

Jewelry and Shoes: Malefique Elyse

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles Daywear to Nightwear

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles Daywear to Nightwear

Love the short slicked back hairstyle and the facial screening on this one. 

-Rebecca


The Elyse Chronicles: Dior Inspiration

I shared on my Instagram story a little peek into this photo shoot. Many of my ideas for photos come from images I have seen and have been inspired by.  When I started thinking about doing a photo series on the 10th Anniversary Jason Wu dolls, my thought was to put them into fashions that were very different than the ones they originally came in.  The model for this next set of images is the first Net a Porter Jason Wu doll.  And no…I did not take the image below.  Wow is it blown out!  Come on Net a Porter…you can do better than this Winking smile©2017 Net a Porter

Have your eyeballs recovered from the retinal searage above?…LOL!

Since this lady came in a ball gown…my thought was to bring it down and put her in some day wear…but Dior daywear so…I guess it’s an elevated daywear look. 

Model:  10th Anniversary Jason Wu doll by Net a Porter

Dress:  Barbie® Elegant Rose Cocktail Dress Doll

Shoes: 10th Anniversary Jason Wu doll by Net a Porter

Hat:  Integrity Toys Love the One Kyori and modified by me

Poodle: Randall Craig

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles:Dior Inspiration

And….what a face!!

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles:Dior Inspiration

 

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles:Dior Inspiration

 

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles:Dior Inspiration

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles:Dior Inspiration

Who says you can’t put a redhead in red?!!  Not me.

-Rebecca


The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

So I have decided to do a series of photos using these 10th Anniversary Jason Wu Elyse’s. My first choice of photos for this series was a bride and it’s using one of my favorite dolls from the 10th anniversary series and a favorite OOAK gown I had commissioned during 2017.  I hope you all enjoy!

I love following wedding photographers on Instagram.  While I have never photographed a wedding professionally ( oh the pressure!)  I have photographed some candid images for family and friends from their weddings.  I love to see some of the images that professional wedding photographers capture.  I am always in awe.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

The gown was a special commission done by the talented Natalia Kunafina.  She has an ebay shop 2010Chizhik 

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

The brides flowers are from Etsy seller Beadspage. 

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

Playing around with lighting on this shoot was fun.  You will notice a different color cast to this shot as I was using mostly natural light as opposed to augmented or artificial lighting.  I’m not sure which one I like better…both have their positive and negatives.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

Also tried out some really cool little LED lights I found at IKEA!  Really cool effect and sooooo inexpensive!!  You can find them here.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

In case you are wondering…the paper is there to shield the light from the dress and just shine on her face LOL!  I have some master paper folding skills I never knew I had.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

What can I say about this doll that this picture doesn’t….absolutely nothing.  She really is this beautiful.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

And just because natural light can say it so much better than augmented light can…here she is…in all her ethereal beauty.  Thank you Jason for your gifts and for sharing them with collectors.

And if any of you are wondering what the soundtrack was for this shoot…go to Spotify and listen to “Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons”

-Rebecca


The Elyse Portrait – Behind the Scenes

Since the announcement of these 10th Anniversary dolls by Jason Wu over a year ago, I thought it would be so cool to do an Annie Leibovitz style group shot of all the dolls.  During the past year of releases and all the stress and uncertainty that can come with trying to purchase a super limited edition size collectable, I doubted this idea would ever come to fruition.  I was ok with that.  I can’t tell you how many great photo ideas I have had that have not and will not ever come to pass. 

Through the help of friends and fellow collectors, I was able to procure each of the 6 special limited edition dolls from this past year.  With that accomplished, my mission was now set…time to do a group shot with all of these lovely ladies.  I did research on Ms Leibovitz’s lighting style and composition.  I have been a fan of her work for many, many years and was so very honored to take one of her master classes this past year.  It was time to put that knowledge to work.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait - Behind the Scenes

Figuring out composition can be the most difficult job of a shoot.  I’m not going to lie…this part took a couple hours and some outside consult from my good friend Rogier of Dutch Fashion Doll World.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait - Behind the Scenes

The above composition was my first attempt.  After consult (Thanks Rogier!!) and more thinking, I finally settled on this set up

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait - Behind the Scenes

The next step was to get the right lighting.  Annie Leibovitz’s group shots always have everyone in the group lit so well.  I found out…she composites them….meaning…she shoots smaller groups then stitches them together in Photoshop.  I considered doing that here and I almost did…but found that I had a small enough group that I felt I could light it adequately.  I used a mixture of natural sunlight and 1-2 soft box lights.  I shot with a Canon 5D Mark III and a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Prime lens. 

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait - Behind the Scenes

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait - Behind the Scenes

And the final result after post processing. 

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait - Behind the Scenes

Hope you enjoyed the behind the scenes loot at how this image came together.

Rebecca


The Elyse Portrait

For those of you who follow me on Instagram or Flickr, you have already seen the group shot.  I just couldn’t wait to share the photo.

Through the help of friends and fellow collectors, I was able to obtain all of 6 special limited edition Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Elyse dolls produced this past year.  I thought it would be really fun to do a group shot of all the girls together and here is the result of that shoot.  Hope you all enjoy.

Models:  Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Dolls ( obtained through WClub,Net a Porter, Bergdorf Goodman and Nordstrom)

Clothing:  Jason Wu

Art Direction: Rogier Corbeau – Dutch Fashion Doll World

Styling and Photography: Rebecca Berry – Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait

I am doing a “Behind the Scenes” blog post on how I did this group photo tomorrow morning so if you are interested in that kind of stuff…keep an eye out Winking smile.  Feel free to comment or ask questions.

Rebecca