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
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
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
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
Garden Bench: Found it at Michael’s about 3 years ago.
I absolutely LOVE the facial screening on this Giselle. Very soft and romantic.
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
No…I’m not doing a current political climate op-ed. WClub members woke up to some much anticipated and exciting news. The highly anticipated lottery for Trouble Eden was announced. That alone would have people anxious and excited.
This was to be the final installment of the NU.Face™ Reckless collection….or so we thought. Integrity Toys and the WClub kicked up the heat however with their lottery announcement by adding the mother of all ginsu cutting knife moments.
But Wait There’s More!!
Many collectors were lamenting the fact that this Eden would be a lottery. It appears that the WClub was listening because they offered up a consolation prize to beat all consolation prizes for lovers of the twins. Yep…you guessed it, the WClub members were given the option to purchase ( purchase not another lottery!) a companion Lilith doll to this Eden…and she has left this collector with her jaw on the floor.
Smoke & Mirrors
Lilith™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
W CLUB EXCLUSIVE
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer 2017
Limited Edition Size: TBD (Edition size will be based on total amount of pre-orders.)
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00
***IT DIRECT / W CLUB EXCLUSIVE*** **IMPORTANT**
THIS DOLL WILL NOT BE SOLD THROUGH IT DEALERS!
Doll Tech Specs
Head Sculpt: Lilith
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0 (With Waist Joint)
Hair Color: Smoky Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Another home run from the new kid on the block at Integrity Toys…Jessy Ayala!! Love her from head to toe Jessy. I have only one phrase for you sir…
…well…maybe we are
Everyone in the fashion world has their eyes turned toward Paris right now for the culmination of the 2017 Spring Summer Ready to Wear shows and I thought, “what does one do at the end of fashion week?”. If it were me, I would want to celebrate so that is the inspiration behind this group of photos. Well…that and a killer sparkle dress from Rimdoll.
Here is the mood board I posted on Instagram.
Dress: Rimdoll on Etsy
Shoes: Integrity Toys Cold shoulder Eugenia
Earrings: Integrity Toys Fabulous Fields Luchia
Glassware: Facets by Marcia
Fur Wrap: Pottery Barn wine bottle adornment ( yes!! seriously!! I know right?!)
Champagne bottle: origins of which are lost in the quagmire of my mind….
There was another item besides the gown that I was inspired by. Those of us who attended last years Integrity Toys convention were a bit hmmmm…lets just say underwhelmed by the convention doll last year. Her name was ‘Making an Entrance’ Karolin Stone and she was a severe looking lady with a major broad forehead. Not the most attractive look in my opinion.
I really liked her facial screening but I was all ready to sell this one when I saw an image of a restyled Karolin on Rimdoll’s Etsy site. I decided to change course and see if I could soften her look a bit. Here is what I ended up with and I have to say…I am very happy .
She still has the wide forehead but at least it’s softened up by the roll of bangs.
Welcome to Fall everyone!
And before you say it…YES I know there is no such thing as a pink pumpkin. They are there to remind all of us that it is breast cancer awareness month people…so do those self exams and get those mammograms!!!
Milan fashion week wrapped up day before yesterday and I was inspired by the Instagram feeds. I posted a photo of an outfit I felt would have worked at Milan fashion week and brought in the colors of the season.
The next step was to find a model to put it on and shoot.
Many of you may have already figured out that I have started posting preliminary images on Instagram of upcoming outfits or behind the scene things. I am also sharing on Instagram stories. The stories will include some videos of the doll room and new diorama or display items. If you are on Instagram, come and join the fun. Follow me to see the stories.
Ok, so each year at Integrity Toys convention there are design competitions. The person who wins the judges award for the advanced design competition at the convention has the option of having their design actually produced. Integrity Toys started doing this a couple of years ago as a perk to entering the design competition. This past year, the winner of this award was Jason Kramer. His design was a combination of street grunge and haute couture. Not easy to do folks but he managed to meld it into a cohesive and stylish design. Interesting to note…this was Jason’s first Integrity Toys convention. This is not, however, his first foray into designing. He is Artistic Director and Lead Designer at a costume design company that specializes in custom made dance wear. Jason, we are so glad you came to your first convention!! We hope you return!
Rayna™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
2015 Design Competition Award Doll by Jason Kramer
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: January/February 2017
Special W Club Price: $135.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.
General Public Price: $145.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax.
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Rayna™
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Golden Bronze
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied
Note: Pictures of prototypes shown below; final production colors and textures may vary slightly.
PRE-ORDER BEFORE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2016 AT NOON EASTERN TIME!