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Elyse Jolie

New Jason Wu Elyse Announced!

Yesterday the WClub announced a new exclusive lottery during it’s week long Dolly Days extravaganza.  We have a new Jason Wu designed Elyse people!  She will, sadly,  be an IT direct right to buy lottery  with an edition size of a paltry 450.  Mud pit time.  Many will happily enter the pit for this one.

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

Pre-Fall 2016
Dressed Doll
The Jason Wu Collection
Estimated Arrival: Early Jan. 2020
Price: $225 + S & H     
 
Edition Size: 450
Head Sculpt: Elyse
Body Type: FR 6.0 with Velvet Touch
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Ice blond
Foot type: High-heeled
Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

Here is her story:

Get ready to add something luxurious to your collection! Jason Wu’s muse, Elyse Jolie, is an absolute vision of femininity wearing a masterfully rendered, miniature couture version of an original look created for the JWU Pre-Fall 2016 collection! Don’t miss your chance to add this truly timeless collectible to your JWU collection!

Included:

  • 12.5-inch fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Elyse wears a miniaturized reproduction of a Jason Wu original creation, featuring
  • intricately engineered details at the bustier and overlapping skirt panels on the front of the dress;
  • Faux-snakeskin spectator heels;
  • Clutch purse;
  • Sparkling "jeweled" pendant earrings;
  • Matching luxuriously "jeweled" bracelet;
  • Two pairs of hands;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.

Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only

 

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

I really wished they had showed the back view of her hair.  It looks like a french twist….I am guessing though.  If it is…divine!!

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

Holy hand grenades people!!!  The dress has pockets!!!  {no judgment for the Monty Python reference either please LOL!}

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

This facial screening reminds me of J’Adore La Fete Elyse.

©2015 Integrity Toys Inc. - J'Adore La Fête Elise Jolie

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

Not sure what the Pre Fall 2016 name is all about.  After scouring the released photos of his prefall 2016 line I could find no reference to this design.  Some super sleuths over at the WClub forums did find this though…

©2016 Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Kate Bosworth in Jason Wu at a red carpet in 2016.  This definitely appears to be the inspiration.  Doesn’t appear to have ever been produced  except as this one off.  Very pretty on Ms. Bosworth and beautiful on Elyse as well.  Well played Mr. Wu!!!

For you WClub members who want to try for this one, your deadline is January 6th, 2020 at noon EST.

–Rebecca


The Elyse Chronicles: Purple Passion

I was going back through photo files this past weekend and what do you know…I found a few images I had not shared last year! 

Model: Net a Porter Elyse

Gown: Eifeldolldress ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/eifel85/)

Earrings:  Party Dress Silkstone Barbie

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles Purple Passion

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles Purple Passion

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles Purple Passion

Love, love, love the feel of the velvety skin texture on these Jason Wu specialty Elyse’s he did last year.  I love how it feels and I love how it translates through a lens.  There isn’t as much glare from lights, less shine. 

-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