I received the lovely dolls I ordered from the “Reckless” collection from my fabulous Integrity Toy’s dealer this past week and I have to say…I am not disappointed at all. The facial screenings are delightful and the fashions and accessories exceed expectations on most levels. My only complaint is that the choker necklaces on both Ayumi and Erin needed to have adjustments. On mine at least the choker was too tight a fit and I ended up adding another bigger jump ring so it would close around the neck. I know some people are just popping the heads off and putting the necklace on but that seemed like too much work to me given how often I redress these models…so the jump ring was a good solution for me.
The braids were a surprise to me and apparently a lot of other collectors. They didn’t show these in the promo shots so I made sure to showcase them in these pictures. Definitely a Moschino influence with the burned edge bow.
Moschino 2016 RTW
Jessy Ayala did a marvelous job with the modern day “Clueless” inspired collection. It’s young, its hip, it’s edgy and it also manages to be fun. I am looking forward to photographing different looks.
I also ordered the Erin but did not get individual shots of her so I went ahead and did a group shot of the girls I did order. I will be adding Lilith and hope upon all hope that I can add the Eden to. Please shine down on me oh Lottery Gods.
And…because, as Jessy explained to us at the last IT convention, this collection was inspired by the movie Clueless…I just had to do this.
Oh M…er..Erin you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind hey M…er Erin, Hey Erin. I have to admit this song was kind of going through my mind as I typed out the name of this doll. Guess that shows my age, yes, I was and still am to some degree a teenager of the 80’s. This lovely Erin is no child of the 80’s. She if a full on fashion diva of the present. Her dress is TO DIE FOR folks..worth the doll alone in my opinion but I digress. This is the last Erin produced with this original face mold. She has been given a facelift and we will see her new visage IRL when the first W Club doll ships sometime this summer. Many people are not fans of the “open mouth show us those pearly whites” face mold. I don’t have a problem with it. It kind of makes her look sweet and innocent. Her fashion is anything but. I have to admit, I was trepidatious about photographing this lady in THIS gown sitting down but I went there.
**Photography note for those wanting to photograph this lady in her original outfit or any doll in this dress for that matter**. Try to lean this baby up against a wall if you can. What I learned during this photo shoot:
1. Armature wire isn’t going to work because most of her leg shows with this gown but hey..if you want to spend countless hours Photoshopping the wire out..have at it.
2. Thought about leaning her back against a block or something sturdy but short…Nope. The skirt of the dress is pretty sheer so you will see whatever you put back there
3. Thought I was smart using strings to suspend her…WRONG!! I failed to realize the folds in the fabric and the impact they would have on Photoshopping out the strings. BAD ME! Yep…had to spend the thankless hour and a half Photoshopping out the strings then cloning back in the folds on the background for the roughly 20 full standing shots of this set…AAAACCCCKKKK. Note to Rebecca: When using complicated backdrop DO NOT USE STRINGS!!
4. The above mentioned reasons should explain why I then had to sit this lady down. Yes, I realize that she is getting dangerously close to performing a Sharon Stone Basic Instinct but it was either that or learn to embrace Photoshop as a way of life.
Okay, enough of me whining about my inability to think ahead LOL…on to the photos.
And…just because this was a rocker wedding and I don’t think Erin would have attended alone.
**A Note to all you pinners out there on Pinterest. If you are pinning photos from a slideshow embedded in someone’s blog….PLEASE DON’T! I am suspending showing all the shots of a set via slideshow because people are pinning photos from the slideshow and it will send people to my skydrive instead of the blog when they click on the photo. I really, really don’t want people surfing around my skydrive so until I can figure out a way to prevent people from pinning off of the slideshows/skydrive….no more slideshows. Other than that…Pin to your hearts content. I love that you enjoy the photos enough to pin and share them. **
The Integrity Toys WClub announced their first club doll for 2012 last week. Her name is “High End Envy” Erin and she is a stunner. There is plenty to envy here folks. What can I say….always a sucker for redheads. She is a character from Integrity’s Nu.Face line and they have “refreshed” the Erin face mold for this one. So far the feedback on the boards is positive. Two big thumbs up from Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. She has two brunette hair streaks on the sides of her head…not sure how I am liking that but will keep an open mind until I see her in real life. Loving the edgy look for this 2012 collection and love the pouty red mouth on this lady. I completely adore the chunky square black ring in the accessories. Delivery is slated for this summer.
** following three photos are property of Integrity Toys**
And …it would appear that the Nu.Face line for 2012 is getting it’s inspiration from the Gucci Spring 2012 RTW collection
** Photo above is from Style.com**
I know, I know….you thought I had been hit by a bus or something since it has been so long since my last post. No bus…just holiday decorating. The Ladies Holiday Tea is this weekend so I hope to have some more time and a chance to take some photos next week. I hope to get on a more regular blog posting schedule. Hope being the operative word LOL! To tide us all over, Integrity Toys just released information on the last W Club exclusive doll for 2011 and what a packet of info that was! We are getting the opportunity to purchase not one, not two, but three different dolls and it’s a wedding theme. Yipeeeee!!! Now, normally my taste in collecting goes for the more classic lines but I have to admit, my hands could not hit the “BUY” button fast enough when I saw the snaps for this mini collection. The W Club board has been buzzing for the past few days about this amazing set and here is a little taste why.
** All photos are property of Integrity Toys**
The Rock Fashion Wedding Collection
Coming Spring 2012
“You Look So Fine” Erin S.
“Rocking Ever After” Lilith
“Rock Steady” Romain Perrin
This new version of Romain is so cute!!!!
Many W Club members are hoping beyond hope that the actual production dolls hair will come out looking like this( Jim Morrison hair and all). Please, please, please with a big red cherry on top. I did not like the look of the first Romain very much as his face reminded me immediately of a bull terrier….don’t know why….just did. Now this guy….. HOT! No terrier vibe coming through at all. Also, the versatility of this set is amazing. Lilith’s dress can be worn so many different ways…so inventive and fabulous.
And because I love to play around with my slideshow software…I did a slideshow set to music of the entire set of photos that Integrity Toys shared with us. Hope you enjoy!
In order to purchase these dolls, you needed to have signed up for the 2011 W Club. That group is now closed. The 2012 W Club should opening up for subscribers in December. For more information about the W Club go to http://integritytoys.com/page/w_club