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Poppy’s London Adventure!–The Swinging London Poppy Parker Collection

David Buttry gave us a sneak peak and a couple tastes of where he was going with his 2017 Poppy Parker collection at the 2016 Integrity Toys Convention last year.   Here were some of the slides he shared.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

And here were some of the dolls available at last convention that gave us a taste of what was to ahead in 2017 for Poppy Parker collectors

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Big Eyes Poppy Parker ©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Kicks! Poppy Parker ©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. -Just My Style Poppy Parker ©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. -Model Living Poppy Parker

We knew Poppy was going back London in the 60’s…and David Buttry did not disappoint on that vision. And hold on folks…because per the email from Integrity Toys, this is just the first wave of this Poppy collection.  The second wave will come later in the year!!!

Note: The dolls pictured in this post are prototypes. Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. Background props are not included.

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Here are the new and oh so hip offerings for the first wave of the stellar Poppy Parker doll line from Integrity Toys for 2017!!

Sign of the Times
Poppy Parker™ 2 Doll Gift Set
The Swinging London Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Mid to Late-Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $180.00 US

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette (Doll No.1) and Platinum Blonde (Doll No.2)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

It’s a Poppy giftset!!  So per the write-up for this doll, Poppy has left  Paris of last year ( blue polka dot outfit) and has gotten a makeover on Carnaby street in London.  Her new look is the blond bob and white mini.  Wow!!  From prim and proper to hip and mod.  Very nicely done!!  Now I am the first one to say the 60’s are not my favorite fashion era but David Buttry has really put time and effort into the story and detail on these.  This doll is worth it for the  blond bob makeover doll alone.  Add in the adorable  brunette and the amazingly detailed accessories…total buy.  I’m in.

Glad All Over
Poppy Parker™ Gift Set
The Swinging London Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Mid to Late-Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $160.00 US

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

Another giftset!! ..but not with dolls…this time with clothing.  According the write-up on this one, Poppy is debuting her new clothing line of “Poppy Gear”.  This set comes with all the clothing and accessories pictured.  I ADORE the facial screening on this one.  There is quite the treasure trove of shoes in this pack as well.  These fashions are straight off of Carnaby street.  Love the blue dress with the orange striped tie the best.  The color combination is perfect on this doll….and I don’t even like mod clothing…but I enjoy this.  Thank you Mr. Buttry for helping me to see the appeal of the 60’s again.

Sunny Slickers
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Swinging London Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Mid to Late-Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Brunette Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

How adorable is she?!!  I absolutely adore the accessories in this one.  Can we all remember ( well all of us in a certain age bracket) the clear plastic umbrellas we toted to school every day?!  Love the little collared sleeveless dress.  Surprisingly enough though..I did not get this one.  The overly bright pink lips, while totally accurate for the swinging 60’s were just too vivid for me.  While I didn’t purchase this one, I can still appreciate her adorableness.  She is just plain fun!

Downtown
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Swinging London Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Mid to Late-Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Light Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Downtown Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Downtown Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Downtown Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Downtown Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Downtown Poppy Parker

Okay…so this was the first doll in my shopping cart for this collection and I will give you one guess as to why.  Do you need a hint?  It’s in the accessories picture. Come on..I’m a photographer!  Yep, that little camera had me all gooey inside.  The watch and pink gloved hands also added to the appeal along with the soft facial screening and pastel tweed of this suit.  But the camera…this is all about the camera for me.  By the 1960’s the 35mm camera had all but taken over.  What is that?…is it an old Halina 35x…could be an Spotmatix.  Yes, I am THAT much of a camera geek.  Anywhoo…Thank you David for this one.  Love her and absolutely ADORE her accessories.

David Buttry and the Integrity Team also added a nice little dessert into this collection.  The WClub offered up an event exclusive doll…not a lottery doll but a doll available to all club members.  As popular as Poppy Parker is this is an especially nice perk.  As a club member, I say “Thank You!!!”  for that one.  She is actually my favorite of this entire collection too.

Welcome to Misty Hollows
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Swinging London Collection
IT DIRECT EVENT EXCLUSIVE – WClub member exclusive
Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Delivery: Late Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Silver Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

Deadline for members to order her is very soon so check your emails or the forum!!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker

Love the facial screening on this one.  Very reminiscent of Out of this World Poppy Parker and I adore that one too.  For this design, David explained that she is acting in a spooking TV show called “Misty Hollows” hence the candle stick accessory.  Nicely done Mr. Buttry.

As a whole, I found the first wave of this collection, from the initial offerings at last years convention to the new dolls just revealed this Friday, entirely cohesive and spot on for the time period it advertised.  There was some diversity as far as skin tones and their was range within the line.  What I mean by that is there were some more refined looks along with fun, flirty and hip.  For those not entirely excited by the fashions of the 1960’s there were stellar accessories and beautiful facial screenings to admire and act as an enticement to buy.  A well thought out and cohesive lineup in my opinion.  Mr. Buttry stayed true to his vision as expressed at the 2016 convention while trying to appeal to the very diverse collecting tastes of the Poppy Parker collector community.  Not an easy thing to do.  It’s a very fine needle to thread but I feel David Buttry has successfully done it with this collection. 

To David …I raise my glass…job well done!

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For those of you who are reading this and  and wanting to get any of these dolls ( except for Misty Hollows..she is only available to club members) , you might want to call an Integrity Toys Dealer sooner rather than later.  These Poppy’s are going fast.

–Rebecca

 


Timeless Show Eden

I decided to pair up a favorite new outfit and a “holy grail” Eden. I don’t pull this doll out as often as I should. 

Model:  Style Mantra Eden by Integrity Toys

Dress, socks, shoes. purse and hat: Timeless Show by Lovetones

Set: Cargo Culinary Containers and Miniature Wood Pallet Drink Coasters

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

-Rebecca


Riviera Drama Revealed!!

Back in February, one of the WClub membership dolls was revealed in sketch form.  Yesterday, her promo shots were revealed and it had many WClub members clapping their hands with joy.  You can read about the how this doll came to be here.  It’s an interesting way to decide on a club doll.  This doll was only available to WClub 2017 members as an optional upgrade with their membership purchase.

Riviera Drama
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2017 W Club Upgrade Doll
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Hair Color: Raven (Black)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled / Traditional
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc

And here she is!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

I am feeling an Elie Saab vibe here…the picture below is from his 2017 Resort collection.  The fact that he used wedge shoes also with this look makes me think this was one of the inspirations for this look.

©2017 Vogue 41-elie-saab-resort-17

So…how do I feel about this reveal?  I love the facial screening!  Green eyes on a pale skinned raven Agnes…yummm!  Also kind of happy they went with the nude lip.  It feels very on trend for right now.  This also makes her infinitely more re-dressable.   I am thrilled that the jumpsuit isn’t black.  I think jewel tones definitely fit with the “Riviera” theme. I adore the jewelry!  What concerns me is the fabric shown.  I don’t know if it flows like the original design does.  It looks kind of stiff to me but then…that could just be the image and how the model is posed.  Also…what is with this purse?  Did they want to go for Christmas colors?  I don’t think I would have chosen red.  I may be in a minority here but I like the wedge shoes.  It’s more casual and we don’t have shoes like this so if I want to dress this outfit up, I can certainly find a pair of black strappy sandals in my IT box.  Also, I am hoping the hair isn’t too “crunchy” as in…stiff.  It looks like it might be though.  It does help with those annoying flyaways that I end up editing out in PS later anyway Winking smile

-Rebecca


Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

Giselle has been restyled as Miss Red Butterfly for today’s blog post.  I have been inspired by some beautiful images coming from Dior’s Spring Couture collection and the new captain at it’s helm Maria Grazia Chiuri (formerly of Valentino).  She had unicorn’s lining the walk into the collection venue!  Ok, Ok, they were not real unicorns but still….very whimsical.  She had a park like setting and I supposed that has helped influence the backdrop for this shoot as well.

Model:  Integrity Toys AKA Gigi Giselle

Dress:  Rimdoll

Hat: Integrity Toys “Love The One” Kyori Sato ( I embellished with flower and butterfly)

Gloved hands:  Integrity Toys “Royal Treatment” Véronique giftset

Earrings: Integrity Toys “Admiration” Monogram

Purse:  Bogue’s Vogues

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

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©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

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-Rebecca


A Spring Bride

I have been inspired by some of the free flowing fashions I have seen in the past week from Coachella so I decided to dress my new Giselle in a fashion I received this past week from Rimdoll.  I have also been wanting too use these adorable paper roses hued in yellow and pink.  I needed the right outfit to showcase them and this glorious gown from Rimdoll was just the thing.  It is all that and a bag of chips people!  Spring floral romantic with a little bit of edginess in there too. 

Mode:  NuFace Aka Gigi Giselle

Gown: Rimdoll on Etsy

floral crown and bouquet: Made by me of flowers found on Ebay

Earrings: Mattel

Garden Bench: Found it at Michael’s about 3 years ago.

I absolutely LOVE the facial screening on this Giselle.  Very soft and romantic.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

-Rebecca


A Little Glamour

Or a lot of glamour depending on your definition.  I received a treasure trove of new outfits from the talented designer Hoang Anh Khoi on Etsy.  I showcased one of them in a recent blog post with NuFace Totally Betty Ayumi.  Today, a favorite FR2 Elise is wearing the fashion.  The day before yesterday, I gave a sneak peak of my mood board for this shoot. 

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Little Glamour

I also shared a couple of images along the way in this shoot on my Instagram story.  If you are interested in seeing some of the process as I shoot these, feel free to sign up for my Instagram feed.  The link for this is to the right on the sidebar of this page. 

Model:  FR2 Midnight Star Elise by Integrity Toys

Dress:  Hoang Anh Khoi on Etsy

Fur:  Dimitha on Ebay

Shoes: FR2

Hat: Bogue’s Vogues on Etsy

Gloves: Mattel

Purse:  Lovetones Bonjour Baby Lena

Set:  Clock was purchased from little gift shop on Rue du Rivoli in Paris.  Bombe chest was a repaint by friend and artist Carolyn Grentz.

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Little Glamou

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Little Glamou

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Little Glamou

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Little Glamou

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Little Glamou

-Rebecca


The Millennial Chanel

Many fashion collections are targeting the rich pocket of the Millennial generation right now.  I was interested in styling one of the most recent NuFace girls to embody that plus stay true to the original theme of IT and Jessy Ayala’s Reckless collection…the movie “Clueless”.  It all started with this fabulous jacket from the Etsy shop ElenPriv.  It continued with the amazing necklace from Etsy shop IsabelleParisJewels.  The rest just came into place after that.  

Model, earrings, hat and gloved hands:  NuFace AKA Gigi Giselle

JacketElenpriv on Etsy

Top: NuFace She Owns Everything Erin

Skirt: NuFace Up All Night Lilith

Shoes, bag: NuFace Touble Eden

Stockings: NuFace Total Betty Ayumi

Necklace: IsabelleParisJewels on Etsy

 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Millennial Chanel

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Millennial Chanel

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Millennial Chanel

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Millennial Chanel

-Rebecca


I Believe in Fairytales!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc

If you were a W Club member this past weekend and attempted to get a coveted ticket into the Integrity Toys 2017 convention…you were definitely hoping for happy endings.  The event sold out even faster than last year…in just an hour to be precise.  Since spots were limited to 500, many were a little nervous about whether or not they would get in.  I know I was.  I am happy to report that this collector had a happy ending to her quest for a golden ticket.  Adding to the excitement of this event is the fact that it will be held in fairytale land itself…right next to Disneyland in Orlando, FL.  Double win in my book!  This event will take place October 18-21, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando.  Registration fee is  $550.  If you are interested in attending, you can add your name to the waiting list here.

For this years convention, Integrity Toys continued a little perk they added last year for W Club members.  It’s a little taste of what will be coming to attendees in the convention collection.   Even if you are not attending the convention, you can participate in this opportunity.   This is a W Club exclusive.

Fashionably Ruthless
Tatyana Alexandrova™  Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2017 Fashion Fairytale Upgrade
Limited Edition Size: TBA (Based on total orders received)
Delivery Date:
Approximately Late October 2017
Special Pricing:
$200.00 + Shipping and Handling Per Gift Set (For Non-Attendees)*
$175.00 + Shipping and Handling Per Gift Set (For Attendees Only)*

***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE***
THIS GIFT SET WILL NOT BE SOLD THROUGH IT DEALERS! 

Head Sculpt: Tatyana Alexandrova™ 2.0
Body Type: FR V6.0
Skintone: Porcelain
Hair Color: Platinum with Streak of Raven
Eyelashes: Yes
Quickswitch: No

As a special treat…we get to see the doll through Jason Kramer’s amazing illustrations!  eeeeee!!!!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc and Jason Kramer-Fashionably Ruthless Tatyana

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc and Jason Kramer-Fashionably Ruthless Tatyana

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc and Jason Kramer-Fashionably Ruthless Tatyana

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc and Jason Kramer-Fashionably Ruthless Tatyana

The inspiration for this doll, as many have already reported, is clearly a 2011 Vogue Russia editorial.

©2011 Vogue Russia

©2011 Vogue Russia

Are we excited to see what else they have in store for us at this convention?  Oh yes…I think we are. 

-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