Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio
Things have been crazy busy at ITFDS since July. Since the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention, I have been in production mode for the Integrity Toys convention and that left very little time for anything else…taking photos or blogging. I need to work out a better schedule…. obviously!
In the craziness that was August through July, there were some very high points for my collection. One such moment was when I won the opportunity to purchase the Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden gift set.
They are inspired, I believe, by the 2016 Pre fall Louis Vuitton collection..feel free to check out the photos in my original post about these dolls. Eden/Lilith is one of my all time favorite face molds and the fact that this gift set was offered in this lottery made me both excited and filled with anxiety. This was a lottery I REALLY wanted to win. I consider myself very lucky to have succeeded in this and was able to purchase.
I adore the facial screening on these dolls and the clothing was edgy, current and perfect for these young sister characters. The real highlight, however, in this set were the accessories.
It wasn’t the fact that you got 2 Louis Vuitton inspired purses but THE SHOES and those tasseled earrings. The execution and attention to detail on these accessories also deserves special comment. Really well done people…exceptional.
And…since the name of this gift set was Poetic Beauty…I had to pull out some Lord Byron….had to do it.
This set is one of IT’s best in my humble opinion. I adore every aspect of it so I will let Lord Byron finish this post with,
“And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes; “
Reckless Smoke and Mirrors
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
It’s “Never Ordinary” at the WClub
Ever get some news and it makes you feel like this…
Lady Gaga and Tom Ford aside for a moment, Integrity Toys has me dancing down the catwalk with their latest WClub exclusive release. After a very long hiatus, the Nu.Face twins Eden and Lilith are back!!
Lilith and Eden™ Dressed Duo-Doll Gift Set
The Nu.Face™ Collection
2015 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Q1/Early Q2, 2016
Regular W Club Price: $225.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.
Special W Club 10th Anniversary Price: $199.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpts: Lilith and Eden
Body Type: Nu. Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Colors: Pale Blond with Platinum Streak (Eden) and Raven with Brunette Streak (Lilith)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied
Still trying to figure out the hair. Are those bangs? Not a deal breaker for me, I am sooooo buying. The look is straight off the catwalk too. The recent Nu.Face capsule collection took inspiration from Balmain and the design team at Integrity went back to the young and talented Olivier Rousteing for this offering. Here is a look from Balmain’s 2016 Resort collection.
The hand bag is Stella McCartney ( thanks to Rogier of Dutch Barbie World for this find!)
If you are a WClub member and interested in purchasing this set, you have until noon EST on Monday, October 19th to put down a deposit. Look for the link in your email.
I have to go dance to Lady Gaga now .