Barbie for big girls.

FR2

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. 

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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.

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©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


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**

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©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

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©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2016

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©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…….


Mademoiselle Jolie is 9 to 5

When this lady arrived I was so excited to photograph her in her fluffy ball gown.  Once that was completed, I decided to do a 180 and cast her in the role of tough business woman.  Another inspiration in this shoot for me were the little glass globes.  I found these at a little hole in the wall store I love to go to.  I had to use them in something and the headquarters for W Cosmetics felt like the perfect place to use them.  I hope you guys like this set because it may come back.

Model:  Ombres Poétique Mademoiselle Jolie

Suit: Le Smoking Adéle Makèda

Shoes and Lingerie top:Ombres Poétique

Watch:Le Smoking Adéle Makèda

Jewelry:Ombres Poétique

Sunglasses:IT sales room convention 2013 purchase

Purse:  Lead Singles Lilith and Eden

Gloves: Hands from Edge Vanessa

Set:  Desk is clear acrylic riser.  Chandelier is a laser cut paper holiday ornament.  Chair is clear 1/6 armless ghost chair.

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio  © 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio  © 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio  © 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio  Love these little globe paperweights!


Ombres Poétique

There was a new arrival this week at ITFDS.

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© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

This gown is so much frothy yumminess that I can barely contain myself as I type this.  All that tulle!!!  Love the lace too.  The necklace on this beautiful lady is a new design for IT and it appears to be strung on some kind of stretchy filament rather than string.  We will see if it holds up better than the plain string. The hair bump was overdone a few years back at IT but it is subtle on this one and works very well.  The hair color is a beautiful platinum blonde.


Integrity Toys Reveals FR/FR2 for 2014

This past Saturday morning, WClub members were treated to the release of information on 4 of Integrity Toy’s product lines.  I will be sending out 4 different blog posts to give information on these lines.  If you are interested in any of these items, you should contact an Integrity Toys Dealer ASAP to secure your selection.  Many of these items are already selling out  as WClub members were allowed to order early.

First reveal up is the 2014 FR line.  This years “Safari” inspired collection was a collaboration between designers Vaughn Sawyer and Jason Wu.  This years collection focuses on the 8 core characters going forward with the new FR/FR2 concept. I would call it “Safari Chic” with some especially fine detailed accessories.  It is a strong and fairly cohesive collection. I adore the color palette used in everything.  The facial screenings are strong and sophisticated.  The accessories are amazingly detailed (check out all the patterns and stitching on the purses alone). 

FR2 2014 logo

Photo source: Integrity Toys

Elusive Creature
Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 800
estimated Ship Date: Approximately August/September 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: FR 2013
Head Sculpt: Natalia Fatalé 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: Hispanic
Hair Color: Serengeti Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Elusive Creature Natalia 1

Elusive Creature Natalia 3

Elusive Creature Natalia 4

Elusive Creature Natalia 5

I adore the boots in this outfit and that bag!  I was kind of bummed I did not pick up the gorgeous Natalia at convention last year…now I get to make up for it.  One critique though…could we please see some other kind of hairstyle on poor Natalia.  The girll has had the same hairstyle for the last couple of  releases. 

Faded Desert
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 700
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately August/September 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: FR 2013
Head Sculpt: Kyori 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: FR White
Hair Color: Dusk Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Faded Desert Kyori 1

Faded Desert Kyori 2

Faded Desert Kyori 3

Faded Desert Kyori 4

Holy accessories batman!  You had me at the shoes…at the shoes.  The bag is a miniature copy of the Jason Wu “Jordan” bag.  I love the soft neutral colors of this one.  I also love the new facial screenings in this collection…most evident in this Kyori.  Again, this is all about the details…and there were plenty to admire in this entire collection.  I love the cross lacing on the skirt.

City Prowl
Eugenia Perrin Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 800
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately August/September 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: FR 2013
Head Sculpt: Eugenia Perrin-Frost
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: FR White
Hair Color: Desert Dune Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

City Prowl Eugenia 1

City Prowl Eugenia  2

City Prowl Eugenia  3

Okay….one word….”Meeeeeeeow!”  This lady is a total cougar right?!  She needs a younger man model following adoringly behind her.  I think my DG Adrian will work for that LOL!  Yes, I already have a set of photos in mind for this one.  I adore this look.

Full Spectrum
Véronique Perrin™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 700
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately August/September 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: FR 2013
Head Sculpt: Véronique 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: Japan
Hair Color: Brownette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Full Spectrum Veronique 1Full Spectrum Veronique 2

Full Spectrum Veronique 3

Full Spectrum Veronique 4

Not sure how this fits with the safari theme but I love the simple elegance of this one.  I adore the cutout back and the short haired Veronique.  Trés Chic!

Vivid Encounter
Adèle Makéda™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 400
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately August/September 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: FR 2013
Head Sculpt: Adèle 3.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: Light Honey
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Vivid Encounter Adele 1

Vivid Encounter Adele 2

Vivid Encounter Adele 3

The necklace on this one is a stunner.  It is a compilation of little flowers and leaves.  The seaming on this gown is very intricate too.  Again, I really like the facial screening.

On The Rise
Elise Jolie™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 700
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately August/September 2014

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: FR 2013
Head Sculpt: Elise Jolie
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: Japan
Hair Color: Black Panther
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

On The Rise Elise 1

On The Rise Elise 2

On The Rise Elise 3

On The Rise Elise 4

Wow!!  Elise is one of my favorite face sculpts and this one does not disappoint. 

And….for those lucky enough to have signed up for the Wclub this year…there was a special unveiling event doll available to preorder

Event Doll

High Visibility
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll Mini Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2014 W Club Online Event Exclusive
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Summer/Early Fall 2014

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: FR 2013
Head Sculpts: Agnes Von Weiss
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: Japan
Hair Color: Strawberry Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

High Visibility Agnes 2

High Visibility Agnes 3

High Visibility Agnes 5

High Visibility Agnes 4

High Visibility Agnes 6

I am thinking…Best…Event…Doll…Ever!  How can I pass up a redhaired updo Agnes?  I can’t. 

I.T. also announced and showed a photograph of the an IT Direct shoe pack coming out in the fall.  IT direct means lottery people.  There were four pair of fantastic shoes shown in this pack but no pictures were released outside of the video.  I.T. has asked that we not duplicate any portion of the webinar so I can’t share a photo here.  If you are WClub member, you can view the Webinar in it’s entirety on Vimeo.  Just look in your email for a message from the Wclub for the address and password.

Poppy Parker 2014 release coming up in a minute….literally….one minute.

 


The Last WClub doll of 2013

Helloooooooo subscribers!  No, I did not fall into a hole although it kind of feels like I did.  I have multiple blog post devoted to what I have been up to coming up in the next week and there will be pictures.  Suffice it to say…things have been a little crazy Inside The Fashion Doll Studio for the past two months. 

Now that I have given you that little teaser, I need to share the photos and information that Integrity Toys released about the last WClub doll for 2013.  They saved a beauty for the last one.  If you are WClub member and have not purchased this one yet, you need to be quick.  Your window of opportunity closes tomorrow December, 16th at 11:00AM EST.

A Touch of Frost
Eugenia Perrin Frost Dressed Doll
2013 W Club Fashion Royalty® Exclusive
Limited Edition Size:  TBA
Special W Club Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Late Spring 2014 

Doll Tech Specs:  

Body Type  FR 2013  (revamped FR2 body) 
Quick Switch Feature  No 
Skin Tone  Japan
Hair Color  Raven
Eyelashes  Yes, Hand Applied 
Package Dimensions  6" X 16" X 3" 

A Touch of Frost Eugenia 1

Image source:  Integrity Toys

A Touch of Frost Eugenia 3

Image source:  Integrity Toys

A Touch of Frost Eugenia 2

Image source:  Integrity Toys

A Touch of Frost Eugenia 4

Image source:  Integrity Toys

I love the facial screening on this one.  It is very neutral and soft…definitely my preference.  I adore the accessories, especially the shoes.  The dress…well…I will add my comments to what some of my fellow bloggers have already said and say it gives off a very generic pink label Barbie feel.  Maybe it will improve upon in hand inspection but I am just not feeling it.  I think I would have been much happier with a hemline that wasn’t asymmetrical and tricked out in ruffles and tulle.  To me, this lady calls for something way more sophisticated and classic.  Just my humble opinion.  Does it mean I am not purchasing this one?  Oh please….now what do you think?  LOL!  I believe the key word here will be REDRESS.


Exceptional Tatyana

While the rest of the fashion world is focused on New York this weekend and the debut of designers 2014 spring ready to wear lines, ITFDS was focused on this fall.  I love fall.  I love the colors and the bite of cool temperatures that typically we awaken to in the Pacific Northwest this time of year.  Another thing I love is to rediscover something I had put aside for a while and had not looked at.  I do this a lot with dolls.  I debox, photograph, then it is off to the next one.  Even sweeter for me, is an opportunity to give a model their due.  In other words, finally show or photograph something in a way that I have yet to be able to capture.  I typically have something in my head that I want to capture when I photograph…but sometimes it just never transfers through the camera.  That happened with this amazing Tatyana.  Thanks to a very generous table mate at convention, I was able to purchase her and after deboxing, was never able to quite capture a set of photos I was happy with….until today. 

Model ,jewelry and shoes:  Exceptional Tatyana FR2 ( hair has been restyled slightly)

Shirt, pants and purse: Lead Singles Eden NuFace

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What I am listening to in the studio this week:


Third WClub Exclusive Doll Revealed!

If you picked this year to join the WClub, give yourself a big pat on the back.  Integrity Toys revealed the third exclusive WClub doll to its club members and she is a humdinger!!  There is absolutely nothing about this doll that I am not in love with.  She has a dark auburn updo and cream skin tone ( used previously on Elise).  She is on an FR2 body and has hand applied lashes.  BEEEEautiful!

Purity

Dasha™

2013 W Club FR2™ Exclusive Dressed Doll

Limited Edition Size:  TBA

Special W Club Suggested Retail Price: $135.00

Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Late Fall 2013

**Photos are property of Integrity Toys, Inc.**

FR2 Purity Dasha 3

FR2 Purity Dasha 5

FR2 Purity Dasha 6

FR2 Purity Dasha

Holy cow!!  The updo alone on this mahogany haired beauty is enough to open up the pocket book but the dress…oh my the dress.  This is so sculpted and refined…so unbelievably chic and fabulous.  AND…let us take a moment to look at the amazing price!   Since its inception, FR2 has not gone below $150 for a dressed doll.  Not only does Integrity offer up this stunning bit of loveliness but they dropped the price.

 

 

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Huckleberry Jackson Couture

As a blogger, photographer and participating collector within the fashion doll collecting community, I am constantly amazed at the creativity and talent of my fellow members.  Huckleberry Jackson is one of these insanely talented members.  I have watched his talent grow exponentially for the past couple of years not just as a designer of custom 1/6 fashions but also as a marketer of his product.  Every outfit he designs is wonderfully displayed and photographed on a perfectly styled and uber chic model.  He just announced his latest collection and I received his permission to share some of the photos here.  His collection will be up for sale Sunday, November 4th at 9PM CET ( Central European Time) on his website http://www.huckleberryjackson.com/shop/

I asked the designer for a word or two about his inspiration for this collection and his response was “For this collection I didn’t´t have a theme, and it´s the first time actually. I started the collection with my own dolls in mind and wanted this time to keep a copy of each design to myself, so it´s like I design a main display outfit for each of my favorite dolls. It was really the dolls themself that inspired the outfits.”  There may not be a definitive theme but there is an impressive range.  He has romantic, sophisticated,edgy, flirty and just plain fun.  There certainly appears to be something for everyone in this collection.  For the lucky few who will be the new owners of these diminutive couture creations today, you will own a piece of art in my opinion and a piece of inspiration from one of the truly creative hearts of this collecting community.

I can’t possibly do his creations justice with words so I will just show you his work.

To Huckleberry Jackson… I tip my hat .tip hat smiley

** All images are owned by Huckleberry Jackson, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Do NOT copy or reproduce in any way shape or form.   Photos are being displayed on Inside The Fashion Doll Studio with permission from Huckleberry Jackson **

Daphne

Grey lace dress decorated with brown leather and lined in rosé silk. It comes with the matching clutch and beret.

 

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Blue

White and blue patterned cotton dress. It comes with a brown leather cape bolero and a matching clutch. A pair of white lace tights are also included. (note: the pattern on the dress is a bit different on each copy

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Micha

Salmon pink silk chiffon blouse and skirt, comes with a beige and grey blue polka cape jacket and the matching thights. A brown faux leather purse is also included.

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Rebecca

Black and white polka cotton dress. It comes with the matching tights, headpiece and hatcase. (Note: the pattern on the outfit might vary on each copy).

 

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Mona

White lace mini pantsuit. It comes with a pair of black and white silk pants, a pair of black tights and black leather purse, belt and oversized hat.

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And this is not all of it folks!!  For more amazing photos of this fantastic set of 1/6 scale custom fashions visit Huckleberry’s Flickr photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/huckyjackson/with/8150703829/#photo_8150703829 or visit Huckleberry Jacksons website at http://www.huckleberryjackson.com/


The Lady in Red: Part Three

A change of models, couture and hats.  I have had this hat for a year and on this model for almost as long but just have not gotten around to photographing her…bad me.  I am a big fan of the Integrity Toys FR2 Fashion Royalty line.  The high couture slimmer articulated body makes for great poseability. I just wish their feet were the same size as the others…it can be a bit of a pain to find the right pair of shoes because the choices are limited.  Integrity Toys is trying, in my opinion, to make up for that a bit by gifting us with some amazing shoe sets at their convention every year. Now, if they could make a shoe set available to the WClub each year {hint, hint}, that would be fantastic!

I would have to say that of all the FR2 characters, Elise is my “go to” girl. I feel she has an eastern European look and to me that epitomizes high fashion in all the fashion magazines right now.  I think it’s the cheekbones…she has KILLER cheekbones.  I guess you could take away from this blog that it’s all about 1) the hat and 2) the cheekbones LOL!

Model and Shoes: FR2 “Engaging” Elise Jolie

Dress:  Bogue’s Vogues(http://www.etsy.com/shop/boguesvogues)

Hat:  Alyrenee(http://alyrenee.blogspot.com/)

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Music is a huge part of my life.  Both of my kids play an instrument or in my son’s case, multiple instruments ( amazing to me because he has significant hearing loss…a regular Beethoven that kid).  There is always music of some kind playing at my house…so I wanted to share some of the music that influences the blog posts or the music that is playing during the photoshoots.  For this one, it was “This is Love” by Will.i.am …a big thanks to my daughter for pointing me to this song. Smile