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Fashion Royalty

Integrity Toys 2018 Reveal: Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection

Jessy Ayala is helming this years entire Fashion Royalty collection as well and he has done a remarkable job.   While he brought out the youthful, edgy and stylish designs for Nu.Face he has also managed to master high fashion, Chic and refined for the Fashion Royalty 2018 line.  Using many of the same inspirations as Nu.Face he has given collectors “Sacred Lotus”.  There are regal along with bold moments in this cohesive collection but the one word I keep coming back to is “sophisticated”. 

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

Goddess
Tatyana Alexandrova™ Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: October
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Tatyana 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Pale Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

That face!!  That color!!  Goddess indeed!  I have always been partial to Tatyana’s facemold.  I adore those cheekbones just like I do in Elyse.  I love that Jessy chose bright green peridot for the stones on the jewelry to go with the tomato red of this sari inspired dress.  If you like jewelry, this entire collection is for you.  There is more than enough mix and match pieces to go around. 

It looks like Jessy may have gone to the runway for inspiration as well though not Gucci.  This one appears to come from a few years back (2013 Spring RTW) and the talented ladies at Marchesa.

 ©2012 Vogue Marchesa 2013 Spring RTW

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

Karma
Kyori Sato® Dressed Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: October
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 850
Head Sculpt: Kyori 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Bronze with Golden Highlights
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

Again with the glasses!!  Love!  I also adore the gloved hands and bag.  The fabric on this one is so rich too. 

For this look, the master John Paul Gautier appears to have been some inspiration (2017 Fall Couture)

©2017 Vogue JPG 2017 Fall Couture

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

Resurgence
Natalia Fatalé® Dressed Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Natalia 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Sunkissed
Hair Color: Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

Sooooo Elegant!  The short silver hair sold this doll for me but the turban was the icing.  Also love the refined tones in this entire package…reds, greys, aubergine with gold….yummy.  This Natalia is fierce elegance.  Add in a cape and a turban and you have a fashion superhero.  Actually, all those bracelets may in fact ward off bullets. Winking smile

I could have sworn this cape was inspired by Valentino but alas…I have no fashion inspiration on this one.

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

Serenity
Vanessa Perrin® Mini-giftset
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: November
Suggested Retail: $175.00 US
Available IT Direct Lottery    **(note)**

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Dark A-tone
Hair Color: Soft Ebony
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

What is not to like about this giftset…other than it’s a lottery.  Well crap!  I love the dark skin toned Vanessa on this and the outfit is super chic but the accessories really steal the show in my opinion.  The shoes!  EEEEE!!  And, thanks to the super sleuths on the WClub forums, we know that the bag is inspired by the Chloé Nile Minaudière bag.  As the life size bag goes for roughly $1500, this is the closest I will ever get to it.

©2018 Chloé

Also, the pants have a wrap style belt that appears to be inspired by Haider Ackerman (2018 spring RTW)

 ©2017 Vogue Inc.- Haider Ackermann 2018 Spring RTW

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

Divinity
Isha Kalpana Narayanan™ Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: September
Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 850
Head Sculpt: Isha
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Auburn Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

I love that she has henna tattoos and a nose stud!  Beautiful and sultry feel to this lady who is all in white and gold.

Going back to JPG 2017 Fall Couture for some inspiration here….

©2017 Vogue-JPG 2017 Fall Couture

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection

And to cap off all of this refinement, Jessy Ayala and Integrity Toys also threw in an event doll that wowed the crowd.

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

Devotion
Agnes Von Weiss® Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: Winter 2018-19
Price: $155.00 US
2018 W Club Event Exclusive

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

Wowza!!  Hail to the tuxedo sari!  I’m all in on this one.  From the vibrant red hair down to the strappy sandals.  I’m IN.  A glorious way to cap off the webinar.  There were many happy collectors after the webinar on Saturday.  Well done designers and Integrity Toys!!

Another JPG fall couture 2017 inspired creation…

©2017 Vogue-JPG 2017 Fall Couture

Signing off as my keyboard is smoking after posting 4 reports today and I have no more adjectives or superlatives to add that I have not already used LOL!  Also, it is apparent to me that my empty and weeping wallet will need to be filled soon to accommodate these new collection additions coming into my doll room….time to get to work!

–Rebecca


Integrity Toys 2018 Reveal: Nu.Face Counter Culture

Jessy Ayala continues at the helm of this Nu.Face line this year and collectors are thrilled.  This year he shared that India and the festival of colors were large inspiration for this years collection.  Additional inspirations were the rave culture with a touch of fetish.  All these influences came together in a rich display of colors and styles.  Jessy’s creativity continues to impress and amaze this collector. 

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

Tantric
Lukas Maverik™ Fashion Figure
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: September
Suggested Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 725
Head Sculpt: Lukas Maverick
Body Type: Homme 1.5 (With Disassembling Joints)
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: "Buzzed Hair" Effect (Transparent Black)
Eyelashes: No
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

Beyond This Planet
Violaine Perrin™ Doll 
** New Character!!**
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Suggested Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 850
Head Sculpt: Violaine 1.0 (Formerly Vanessa 2.0) New Character!
Body Type: NU. Face 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

The Awakening
Annik Vandale™ Doll
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Suggested Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Annik
Body Type: NU. Face 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Dark A-tone
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

Supernova
Colette Duranger™ Doll
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: November
Suggested Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via IT Direct
Right-to-buy Lottery   **note**

Edition Size: 1200
Head Sculpt: Colette 1.0
Body Type: NU. Face 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Sunkissed
Hair Color: Pale Honey Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

Nirvana
Dominique Makeda™ Doll
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via Dealers   

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Dominique 2.0
Body Type: NU. Face 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Dark Caramel
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

Wow!!  Festival of colors is definitely represented here!  As with the previous The Industry collection, I again give credit to the designer for his attention to the details.  The plethora of jewelry and the addition of interesting glasses is a plus.  While this collection does not fit in with what I personally collect, I can appreciate the thoughtful and cohesive designing that went into this collection.  I love that Jessy paired these very edgy designs with soft facial screenings on many of the ladies.  I also loved the very edgy screenings on Annik and Violaine. 

I would also like to take a moment and say a big “Thank You!” to the marketing department and their decision to include images with more natural lighting on the closeups and accessories.  That really makes a difference to buyers and it was thoughtful to include them.  I loved the edgy lighting …very clublike…on bulk of the images but I really appreciated that they included normal light shots for those collectors that were interested in buying and wanted to see the true colors of the makeup and accessories.  Thank you!

Next up will be my 2 favorite lines in the reveal on Saturday…East 59th and Fashion Royalty.  Expect those emails in the next 15 minute and half hour.

–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


2018 WClub Registration is Now Open!!

If you are fan of Integrity Toys and their dolls, run don’t walk to sign up for this people.  If you want any chance at going to the Integrity Toys convention in Portland…go sign up.  If you want the best chance to purchase any of their products from dealers….go sign up.  I have been a member for many years and I can honestly say…no regrets here.  I always ( and I don’t use that word lightly) receive more than what I pay for from this company and their WClub.  Setting aside the product for a moment, I have to say that the collectors I have been able to meet and correspond with on this club keep me coming back year after year as well.  It’s not just the dolls but the collectors and community that make the WClub a special place for me.  And NO, I’m not being paid for my endorsement LOL!  Okay, okay…enough chat…let’s get to the upgrade dolls and all the goodies!

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

You may register for as many memberships as you would like (there are no limits) until 9:00 PM Eastern Time (New York Time) on February, 27th 2018.

Here is what you get

  • First-to-know information & sneak peeks at upcoming dolls & more!
  • Exclusive access to Members-only forums!
  • VIP customer service from the W Club Liaisons!
  • Guaranteed opportunity to purchase at least *5* exclusive Club-only dolls, including:
    2 Fashion Royalty dolls (which may include NU. Face), 2 Poppy Parker dolls and
    1 additional exclusive doll, plus additional surprise items!
  • $25 coupon to be used towards any $99 or more purchase in the IT Direct Shopping
    Cart*!
  • Club-only opportunities to purchase dolls & more!
  • Exclusive members-only online events!
  • Priority convention registration and optional access to a Club-only event at
    Convention!
  • Special offers, Right-to-buy lotteries and contests!
  • Access to private Q&A sessions with the Integrity staff and much more!

*Details and instructions for this coupon will be sent to 2018 W Club Members at a later
date, including that a one coupon limit will be allowed per order.

Base membership is $50.  The upgrade dolls will add to that base if you purchase. 

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

Modernist Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 2018 W Club Exclusive
Body Type:FR 6.0
Head Sculpt:Eugenia

Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone:A-Tone
Hair Color:Dark Espresso
Eyelashes:Yes, Hand Applied

Upgrade price: $125.00 ( $25 deposit due upon ordering. $100 due upon delivery)

Anticipated delivery: Summer 2018   Yes…Summer.  Just so you know folks…these upgrades typically come in about 4 months later…just setting expectations here.  I have to say though, for the most part, these dolls are worth the wait.

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

And because some WClubbers didn’t fee like we had a good look at her face in the original press release ( and I agree with those who asked for more images) the incredibly responsive people at IT provided the image below .  Also, for those of you who might think this is a white outfit…think again.  The general consensus is it is a light powder blue/green.  Yummy!!

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

Soda Pop Saturday Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Poppy Parker™ Collection 2018 W Club Exclusive
Body Type:PP 1.5
Head Sculpt:Poppy Parker

Quick Switch Feature:No
Skin Tone:FR White
Hair Color:Golden Blond
Eyelashes:Yes, Hand Applied

Upgrade price: $125.00 ( $25 deposit due upon ordering. $100 due upon delivery)

Anticipated delivery: Summer 2018 

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

This Poppy is on a arched foot body!!!  YASSSSS!  This is my preferred body for Poppy as I hate to photograph the ankle joint.  You can definitely see David Buttry’s direction for the year.  He shared at convention that he was inspired by Kate Spade and I am seeing that in the bright colors and polka dots.  I can’t wait to see what is in store for Poppy this year!

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

Eye Candy Rayna Ahmadi™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection 2018 W Club Exclusive
Body Type:NF 3.0
Head Sculpt:Rayna
 
Quick Switch Feature:No
Skin Tone:Japan
Hair Color:Amber
Eyelashes:Yes, Hand Applied

Upgrade price: $125.00 ( $25 deposit due upon ordering. $100 due upon delivery)

Anticipated delivery: Summer 2018 

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

Love that pink ice cream cone purse!!!  The accessories are killing me lately from IT!  Killing me with desire to own each and every one Winking smile

How do I become part of the W Club?

From now until February 27th, 2018, you can qualify for the 2018 W Club by submitting a registration form and completing your payment. You can start your registration here:
https://www.integritytoys.com/wclubforum/2018clubregstart.html

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

I am proud to be a returning member for the 2018 WClub.  Looking forward to seeing more new members this year!!

-Rebecca


How About Some Fame and Fortune?

The Integrity Toys WClub is going out with a bang this year and collectors are standing and clapping with joy at the finale.  They just released their final club doll and all I can say is…sign me up for some Fame and Fortune!!  Hats off to Jessy Ayala who designed this Wclub year ending smorgasbord!!!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.

Fame & Fortune
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
2017 W Club Exclusive

Edition Size:    TBA
Estimated Arrival:     Summer 2018
Pricing:    $250.00 US + S & H
(Limit of one per W Club membership)

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt:    Vanessa Perrin 1.0
Body:    FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt:    High-heeled
Skin Tone:    FR White
Hair Color:    Soft Ebony
Eyelashes:    Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch:    No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

Daywear look for the MOTHER of all giftsets!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

You had me at the luggage Jessy…AT..THE..LUGGAGE.  The gloves helped too Winking smile

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

Oh…my…word!!  That face!!  I die.

And in case the Daywear look isn’t your cup of tea…Jessy included a night look, IN PINK!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

And in case you were not inspired by the clothing…the accessories are TO DIE FOR!!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

But wait people…there is still more!!  A sultry ultra evening look for the boudoir

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

This is all in one humongous giftset!

How do many collectors feel about this???

Take my money

Take my money 2

Yep…that is me…the lady in red above and to be honest I would be slamming it down on the counter too with a definitive “YASSSSS”.  Vanessa might not be my favorite face mold but THIS Vanessa for me is “all that and a bag of chips”.  Many are lamenting the increased price tag and I get that.  She is more expensive, true.  She also comes with three separate and amazing looks and …LUGGAGE!!  I guess my threshold for being willing to pay more is, luggage.  I don’t think I’m alone

Preorder for this lovely is open to WClub members UNTIL JANUARY 19TH, 2018 AT NOON EASTERN TIME!

Winking smile

-Rebecca


Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Wishing you all a happy and blessed holiday season!

Model: OOAK Poppy Parker by Matt Sutton

Gown: custom gown by Natalia Kunafina on Ebay 2010chizhik and on Flickr

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -Happy Holidays to Everyone

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -Happy Holidays to Everyone

_-Rebecca


Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Dolls

Jason Wu is releasing a commemorative collection of 10th anniversary dolls to showcase some of his favorite designs from the last ten years of his career.  Today Bergdorf Goodman released a very limited edition set of dolls to the expectant arms of many willing and waiting collectors.   A few lucky collectors were able to obtain them…many others did not.  The funny part …or perhaps not so funny…is that we really don’t know who will end up with these dolls and who will not.  Before I go any further, lets share images of what people were willing to get up at the crack of dawn to try to purchase.

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu Doll Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Long Skirt

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu Doll Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Long Skirt

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu Doll Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Long Skirt

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu Doll Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Long Skirt

Inspired by Jason Wu Fall 2011 RTW

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©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Trousers

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Trousers

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Trousers

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Trousers

Inspired by Jason Wu Spring 2011 RTW

©2011 Vogue, Inc

 

Let me set the stage.  If you are a WClub member, you received a “heads-up” that these dolls would be made available online only at Bergdorf Goodman on November 17th at approximately 9:00AM EST.  This is one of those “PERKS” I talk about getting with a WClub membership that basically pays for the membership alone.  Just sayin’…on to the scene.

Let’s be honest here people…for those who collect and love the hunt, this was catnip.  With that information tucked away, many intrepid collectors from all over the world attempted to attain these allusive collectibles.  When I say allusive…I mean it.  Edition size is 200.  That is SMALL.  That makes these babies basically a holy grail in the fashion doll collecting community.  It was a safe bet to say that there would be high demand and low supply.  Basically a blue light Kmart special kind of event. 

So, we had the approximate time and the place and most of us assumed that searching the website for “Jason Wu” or “Jason Wu doll” would be enough to find these beauties once they were released on the site.  Some of us started early…as in predawn on the 17th.  The search, it turns out was not as simple as typing in the logical “Jason Wu” oh no…it was to be more complicated than that.  And here is the interesting thing I found today.  It was the community and the loyal and helpful members of that community that essentially helped fellow collectors find the elusive links or gateways that allowed many to attempt to purchase these dolls.  Thanks to one member in particular in the WClub, many of us were able to use a shared link and attempt to purchase these dolls.  I will say outright here and now that many of us owe Blaiseworld on the WClub a big martini and undying thanks for directing us to the dolls.  When many were expressing difficulty in finding the dolls after the designated time had arrived, Blaisworld shared the link that allowed us to get these in our carts and for all intensive purposes, purchase. 

Why am I being so cagy about “purchase”?  Excellent question.  Many of us were able to put these babies in our cart and go through the regular checkout step.  Many of us received the hallowed “confirmation” email.  And then…many received the dreaded “cancellation” email.  So many received cancellations that it has left everyone feeling like we don’t really know if we will get these dolls or not.  There does not seem to be a rhyme or reason to the cancellations and there will be approximately a week delay to find out if these things will ship ( apparently the container ship with product has not arrived at BG yet).  Most of us wait in anticipation hell…afraid of the pings of those incoming emails …afraid they will be cancellation emails.  I am seriously developing a nervous tick with these pings LOL!  As of this point, I am in anticipation of these dolls but I don’t fully expect them.  Jason Wu shared on his Instagram that these dolls sold out in 1 hour so I am hopeful if I made purchase within that 1 hour that I will receive them.  I don’t really know for sure though until I get the first step to the holy grail…the “shipping notice”. 

I have said it before and I will say it again, Elyse and Eden/Lilith are my favorite face molds.  I am interested in anything with these face molds.  Added to that, the idea of having a miniature Jason Wu creation is flippin’ cool.  I wish the edition size were such that those who wanted one could obtain one.  In the absence of that, I have to say it was an an exhilarating yet maddening experience today as I ran into roadblocks.  In the end, the roadblock was moved aside by a person I did not know personally but whom helped many collectors find their way to purchase.  That is the true meaning of this day to me.  This person didn’t have to help, but they did…and it helped many.  Wow.  Even if I don’t end up getting these dolls, I am humbled by the willingness of a few to help their fellow collectors.  They didn’t hoard the information to themselves or hand it out to a select few…they gave it to the community.  I find this over and over within this collecting community…a willingness to help eachother.  Yes, yes, there are a few actors that are in it primarily for the profit and the gain but I would have to say, for the most part, the community wants to help….and in a world that is already pretty darn difficult right now…that made me smile.

Hoping to get these dolls but smiling in the midst of this uncertainty,

Rebecca


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. 

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Poetic Beauty Eden

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.- Poetic Beauty Lilith

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.

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Poetic Beauty Eden and Lilith gift set 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.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

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; “

Winking smile-Rebecca


Alta Moda for All Collectors!

Integrity Toys just announced another goodie for collectors!  As I have explained in previous blog posts, for the past couple of Integrity Toys conventions the advanced design competition winner gets to have their design produced by IT.  It’s a really nice perk and what an incentive for the incredibly talented pool of IT collectors.  This past year the advanced design competition was won by Salvador Lopez Arriaga.

Here are some images I took of his design entry at the convention:

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Alta Moda Karolin Stone

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Alta Moda Karolin Stone

Congratulations Salvador!!  You made Karolin look stunning and many collectors are looking forward to adding your amazing work to their collection.  Here is the finished Integrity Toys production doll.

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Alta Moda Karolin Stone

Alta Moda
Karolin Stone™ Dressed Doll
The NU. FACE™ Collection
2016 Design Competition Winner
Edition Size: TBD
Estimated Delivery: Spring 2018
W Club Only Retail Price: $135.00 US + Shipping and Handling
General Public Retail Price: $145.00 US + Shipping and Handling

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Karolin Stone™
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Platinum Champagne Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Alta Moda Karolin Stone

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Alta Moda Karolin Stone

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Alta Moda Karolin Stone

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Alta Moda Karolin Stone

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Alta Moda Karolin Stone

 

You have to give Integrity Toys an A+ for staying true to the original design.  They faithfully reproduced it down to the doll Mr. Arriaga used!   Feel free to follow Salvador on his Instagram account as he continues to share his design projects.  I have followed him for over a year now and he never fails to inspire and amaze. 

OK…so what do you need to know to order this doll?  1) If you are WClub member, use the link in the email that was sent to you by noon ET September 19, 2017 . 2) If you are not a WClub member, I am assuming this lovely will be available in their shop at The Integrity Toys website after September 19th.  At the time of this posting, they have not given specific information other than it will be available to the general public.  That could mean IT direct or through their dealers.  I will post more information when I have it.

-Rebecca

 


Coquettish in the Sunshine

The first release from Integrity Toy’s 2017 Fashion Royalty La Femme collection has entered The Fashion Doll Studio!  I really didn’t think I was going to be able to do any shots in the natural sunshine today as we have smoky haze( welcome to the Pacific Northwest and all of it’s summer forest fires) but it has turned the light this really cool pinkish red so I thought      “ why not!”  Keep in mind that these shots are done through a pinkish red filter which gives Jordan’s skin a rosier hue than normal. 

Coquette
Jordan Duval™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US

Head Sculpt: Jordan
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sand Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

Love this mocha skin tone and the honey blond tresses on this lady.  One of the softest Jordan’s I have seen in a while.  The clothing is on trend and the quality is good.  the fabric is nice and supple as well as the pants.  The bustier has a nice leather feel and fits well.  The real stars of this show are the accessories though.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

Gorgeous from head to toe!  That purse though….oh…my…word!!!  I am loving the details of this first release from the Fashion Royalty 2017 collection.  Can’t wait for future releases!!

-Rebecca


What a Metamorphosis!

Integrity Toys’ W Club just announced their latest club offering to members and she’s not just a  beauty but a gift set beauty offering….always a plus!  This one is yet another example of the emerging design talents of Jessy Ayala !  Well done Jessy!!©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Metamorphosis
Erin Salston™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Heirloom Collection
2017
W Club Exclusive

Edition Size:    TBA
Estimated Arrival:     Early Spring 2018
Pricing:    $175.00 US + S & H
(Limit of one per W Club membership)

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt:    ERIN 2.0
Body:    NU. FACE 2.5
Foot Sculpt:    HIGH-HEELED
Skin Tone:    HUNGARIAN
Hair Color:    MIDNIGHT BROWN
Eyelashes:    Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch:    No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Like What you see??  But wait…there is more!  This one is a gift set people!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Possible design inspiration is right off the runway from Alexandre Vauthier

©2017 : Marcus Tondo / Indigital.tv

Alexandre Vauthier 2017 Spring Couture

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Wow right?!!  I realize ( and totally relate to) that some are completely turned off by the fact that the shorts look was sported by Kendell Jenner on a red carpet event but lets not forget…the original look was designed by Alexandre Vauthier.

How adorable is that little butterfly headband?!!  And I love the blue and white print with the facial screening of this doll.  Soft and elegant.  I don’t know who the design inspiration was for the gown but the feeling for me is that soft mystical feel of the recent Dior couture shows by Maria Grazia Chiuri ,formally of Valentino.  I love the whimsy coupled with edginess of this giftset.  It’s a full meal deal!  This addition to the Nu.Face line is also part of the “Heirloom” collection so the backstory reveals that the little butterfly crown has been passed down through generations in Erin’s family.  Sweet story.  I am really enjoying the fun Jessy appears to be having with this line.

If you are a W Club member, you have until noon EST 9/8/2017 to order this one.  Check for the links in your email.  If you are not a member, check the secondary markets after this beauty is released ( not until 2018). 

-Rebecca


Champagne anyone?

Hello all!!  It seems like a year since my last blog post and in reality…it has been almost 2 months!  Yikes.  First and foremost, I need to send out a belated and public “Thank You!!” to my dear friend and fellow blogger Rogier from Dutch Fashion Doll World for taking over my blog and doing a wonderful job reporting for me while I was at the National Barbie Doll Collector Convention in Houston.  I hope you all enjoyed the posts and images. 

A little bit of an explanation for my absence.  In the months preceding NBDCC, I am typically hyper busy producing miniatures to sell in the convention sales room.  This year, I started extra early and produced about twice the amount I normally do thinking I would have a bunch left over afterwards so that I would have plenty to sell at Integrity Toys convention.  The good part…I sold a LOT more than I expected to at Barbiecon…The bad part…I have had to turn around and start producing again for Integrity Toys.  This has meant little to no time for blogging or photography.  Sorry folks.  Best laid plans and all that went out the window…but it was for a good reason.  I am more pleased than I can say that my minis appeal to you guys.  Thank you for your support.  If I ever have a spare week free..I will set up my etsy site to sell to all.  So far…not happening.  Perhaps after IT convention.  Fingers crossed.

Today, being a day of rest, I chose to have some fun with my camera and my relatively new “First Taste of Champagne” Poppy Parker came to mind.  Hope you enjoy!

Model and earrings:  First Taste of Champagne Poppy Parker

Outfit: Spotlight on Broadway Barbie ( NBDCC 2015 Convention doll)

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Champagne anyone?

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Champagne anyone?

Models:  First Taste of Champagne Poppy Parker and Baby It’s You Chip

Gown on Poppy:  Rimdoll

Glorious Piano!!: Grand Pianist by Sega Toys

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Champagne anyone?

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Champagne anyone?

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Champagne anyone?

I have been wanting to get one of these pianos for AGES!!  I finally found one used for a price that didn’t require a kidney.  It actually plays people!! 

Future reports may be sporadic as I get ready for IT convention in October.  Winking smile


Agnes is Merveilleuse!!

I don’t think you need a translator to realize that this says Agnes is marvelous.  For quite a while now, it has been an Integrity Toy’s WClub custom to offer up an “event doll” made available to members when they hold a webinar.  It’s a nice little perk for members and it’s always in addition to the club dolls offered up as part of the WClub membership.  You get the right to purchase this doll just for being a WClub member.  Many collectors take advantage of this deal.  The doll offered up for this years 2017 Nu.Face and Fashion Royalty collections was very special.  Designed by Jessy Ayala again and according to his explanation was inspired by one of his favorite designers. 

Merveilleuse
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: TBD
Estimated Delivery: Fall 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00 US

***THIS DOLL CAN ONLY BE PRE-ORDERED BY W CLUB MEMBERS DIRECTLY THROUGH INTEGRITY TOYS BEFORE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2017 AT NOON EASTERN TIME!***

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Champagne Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll ©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

Well hello Ms Carolina Herrera!!  Could this doll be any more exquisite… I ask you?  This clutch?!!!  This Clutch!!!  I adore this entire ensemble from tips of toes to top of head. 

Carolina Herrera is known for her standard attire of crisp white shirt and black skirt.

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This doll is only available to WClub members.


2017 Fashion Royalty Collection Revealed!!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Fashion Royalty La Femme Collection

Yep…you see it in the logo above, this years collection is about the woman.    As an added treat for collectors, Integrity Toys gave Jessy Ayala the drivers seat in this years FR collection.  The theme seems to have been set with the initial WClub offering earlier this year of Riviera Drama Agnes.  While Jessy may be taking the theme of bold colors and super chic from the Riviera, there are some definite detours.   He has taken the theme and used it to celebrate femininity…in it’s romantic iterations as well as it’s strength.  He ends with the power suit to end all power suits.  Let’s dive into the collection shall we?

Vivacité
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 1025
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Soft Ebony
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2016 Vogue, Inc.  Spring 2017 RTW Dolce and Gabbana

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2016 Vogue Inc. D&G 2016 Fall RTW

Well bring on La Dolce Vita!  I am getting a very strong Dolce and Gabbana vibe with this one.  A perfect ensemble for relaxing on the Riviera.  Sadly we don’t have an image of the back of this blouse but it looks to be amazing too.    Adore the pink head scarf here.  Perfect touch with the dark hair.  She needed a glamorous pair of sunglasses to complete this look.  The facial screening is reminiscent of Going Public Eugenia and me loves!!  This is cool classic elegance.  Time for a chilled glass of prosecco on the patio overlooking the Mediterranean. 

Coquette
Jordan Duval™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US

Head Sculpt: Jordan
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sand Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

Ohhhh so chic!  I love that Jessy stuck with the rich Riviera colors here.  And come one…Jordan in these honey tresses?!!…YUM!  Jessy commented that he kept the facial screening soft and fresh on this one.  I love that he paired these emerald sandals with the softer blue, turqoise and green tones.  Adore the peach jewelry.  And…Jordan has a last name now too!

Sophistiquée
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Vanessa Perrin 3.0
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Pale Crimson
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

There is a Fendi feel to that purse Winking smile

©2017 Net-A-Porter Fendi ruffle purse from net a porter

I love the doll on this one…let me just put that out there.  Beautiful auburn hair on cream skin tone with soft facial screening and a Vanessa 3.0 sculpt.  What is not to love about that.  The outfit…well..it’s not my favorite..and not really getting a Riviera vibe either.  I adore the accessories.  The shirt with the bow detailing…love.  I am not sure I would pair it with the black lace skirt and I for sure would not throw an animal print wrap over the top of it.  This outfit was the weakest showing IMO of the entire line.  I like the components, just not together.  The sweatheart topstitch on the shirt gives it almost a western feel so not sure where that fits into this high glamour Riviera feel Jessy has going. 

Exquise
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Adèle Makéda 2.0
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Rich Sable
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

Holy flippin’ Zorro people!!  I believe I fainted when I saw this one…then recovered quickly and put this doll as #1 on my buy list.  What do I start with…That color on Adele…brilliant!!  The scarf with the hat…inspired!  The belted suit….sublime!!  The accessories…perfection!!  The facial screening…sultry and strong….LOVE!!  This was IMO the strongest look of this collection.  My only complaint is not sure how this fits in with a Riviera theme.  It’s definitely showcases strong and feminine but not necessarily Riviera chic.  Doesn’t change the fact that I am buying it though

Too much fashion

My poor, poor wallet!!!

But wait folks…there is more!  What collection is worth their salt without a lottery item.  Yes…another lottery.  I admit, kind of feeling the lottery fatigue with this one.

Séduisante
Elyse Jolie™ Close-Up Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

*** THIS GIFT SET WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE VIA INTEGRITY TOYS DEALERS!***

THIS WILL BE OFFERED VIA A W CLUB EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY FROM IT DIRECT LATER THIS YEAR (MORE DETAILS TO COME).

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Elyse Jolie
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled and Flat Feet (One Pair of Each Included)
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Dark Mocha
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

Whattttt!!!!  Yep…you see it with your own eyes.  This doll will come with two sets of bottom legs ( knee to foot).  One with be high arched foot like normal and other will be newly engineered flat foot option with hinged ankle..very Poppy like.  I love that they are giving us both options!!  And…it’s a lottery doll of course.  CRAAAAAPPPPP!! 

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

And it looks like Balenciaga got invited to this party too.

©2017 Net-A-Porter Balenciaga Shopper tote from Net a Porter

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

Oh my!!  A tanned Elyse!!  Again I hope the lottery Gods are kind.  There is a high edition size on this one so that’s at least comforting.  Now this lady is definitely on theme for the Riviera.  She just needs a Pucci scarf to tie around the swimsuit.  Love this duel bottom leg concept too.  Makes it very versatile.  Another point that I didn’t make in this or the previous blog post about Nu.Face was the fact that these bodies don’t have the waist joint so there is this very smooth waist on them and it allows to show off the midriff without that pesky joint.  Very nice. 

I am so happy to see the uber talents of Jessy Ayala displayed in not one but two different collections this year.  I feel his strongest showing was definitely in the Nu.Face line but the young man has some serious fashionista styling when it comes to the FR big hitters.  While the cohesiveness might not have been as strong in the FR line as Nu.Face it still packed a punch with some really stellar moments.  This collection’s Adele will be talked about for years and years.  I would also like to give Integrity Toys and it’s design team a big thumbs up for the improved diversity in this line.

So, as I have said before, if you are at all interested in these lovely’s, contact your IT authorized dealer sooner rather than later.


2017 Integrity Toys Nu.Face Collection Revealed!!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. 2017 NuFace Heirloom collection image

This collection marks Jessy Ayala’s second season as lead designer for the Nu.Face line and he has not disappointed.  He has provided a collection rich in color and nostalgia while keeping it edgy and current.  This collection seems to draw inspiration from the 2016 Louis Vuitton fashion shows as well as the accessories.   Let’s take a moment to talk about the accessories.  They are BEYOND people.  Jessy’s attention to every minute detail in this line amazes and astounds.  If you love Louis Vuitton bags…you will love this line.  Jessy explained in the webinar that his basic inspiration for this line drew on objects of value..heirlooms.  He explained there are romantic notes with rich jewel tone colors and a definite haunted mansion feel.   Therefore, each doll has some kind of heirloom in her set.  Also important to note, all of the characters have last names now!   So enough of my blathering…let’s get to the dolls.

Charmed Life
Imogen Lennox Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Imogen
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Ginger
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

© 2016 Vogue, Inc. 01-louis-viutton Pre fall 2016

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.  Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

How cute are those freckles?!!!  From the titian hair to the combat boots…LOVE!!  The back of the shirt is MAJOR and that purse…don’t even get me started with the purse.  I love that the shirt is a body suit because they just fit better when dressing the doll IMO.  Let’s also take a moment to appreciate the thigh high fish nets!  The facial screening , according to Jessy, on this Imogen is an homage to Going Public Eugenia, a clear collector favorite…and again he brings in the heirloom nostalgia vibe with the facial screenings.  Nicely done Mr. Ayala.

Heiress
Erin Salston Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Erin 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Amber Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

And again…the accessories are slaying me.  Wait…is that a spider ring?!!  Sign me up!  For this doll, Jessy offered that the little travel case is the heirloom…and what an heirloom.  That case put this doll in the my shopping cart.  The shoes helped it along and that spider ring clinched it.  That jacket with it’s split sleeves intrigue me and the skirt has a LOT of mix and match potential.  The screening on this gorgeous Latino skin toned Erin is an homage to Paparazzi Bait Adele.  Vibrant and sultry.  Stunning.

Neo-Romantic
Rayna Ahmadi Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 775
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Rayna
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2016 Vogue, Inc. 05-louis-viutton pre fall 2016

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

Wow!!  while this is not the style I collect ( the high cut legs on the bodysuit have the Mom in me saying “ nope “ ), I can appreciate the styling.  The accessories are beyond again.  The heirloom of this look is the bracelet.  Those tassel earrings are all that and a bag of chips too.  The glasses add to the overall motocross vibe with the pants.  I am again amazed at the details of this ensemble.  Look at all those topstitched seams in those pants!  Holy Cow!  The facial screening on this lady is flat out gorgeous and I considered getting this one just for the doll.  Will most likely regret it later but I passed.  I love how that mulberry stripe in the pants is brought forward by the lip color.  I also appreciate the two tones of soft greyish blue Jessy has paired with the rich black and vibrant berry color.  Yummmmmm!

Vanity & Glamour
Nadja Rhymes Close-Up Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sterling Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

Madonna Vogue

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

Fierce!!  Too fierce for words almost.  From that soft petal shrug to the antique heirloom mirror, this woman owns it.  She is also an homage to Paparazzi Bait Adele in facial screening.  For me, this lady is all about that silver hair and sulrty eyes.  I’m not super excited about the lavender hued lips but that can be tweaked some.  In the early days of Integrity Toy’s collections, there were offerings of lingerie dolls and Jessy is bringing that bag around with this heirloom theme.  Love that.

Hauntingly Lovely
Ayumi Nakamura Close-Up Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Ayumi 3.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Baby Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

If Nadja was the sultry, then this Erin is the soft romantic antithesis..well..until you get to those leather boot spats!!  Wow!!  Love!!  And they are like textured snakeskin leather like too.  Oh…my…word.  My heart can’t take much more LOL!  The heirloom in this set is the brush.  The baby blonde tresses and softened facial screening bring out the romance in this set. 

If you are interested at all about these offerings, run don’t walk to your IT dealers for these dolls people.  They are selling out fast.

And now for the set everyone wants but only a few lucky ducks will be able to get.  Time for a lottery folks and this time the twins are the coveted want and need for many collectors.

Poetic Beauty
Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 925
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $199.00 US

*** THIS GIFT SET WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE VIA INTEGRITY TOYS DEALERS!***
THIS WILL BE OFFERED VIA A W CLUB EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY FROM IT DIRECT LATER THIS YEAR (MORE DETAILS TO COME).

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Lilith and Eden
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Mahogany (Lilith) and
Pale Honey (Eden)

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2016 Vogue, Inc  LV Fall 2016 RTW

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2016 Vogue, Inc. LV Fall 2016 RTW

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2016 Vogue, Inc.06-louis-viutton prefall 2016

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

This set has me all gooey inside.  LOVE!!  All the accessories alone would have me buying but the twins ( especially Lilith) are my favorites.  That leather crossover vest on Eden…Dying!  Lilith’s entire outfit has me fainting.  Add in the LV bags and I’m a goner.  Oh lottery Gods, may you shine favorably on me…or…in the event I miss out on this one…may you give me sharp elbows with which to battle in the secondary market for this set. 

So that is the Nu.Face collection for this year.  Wow!!  Don’t you feel like you have eaten a really good meal at a Michelin starred restaurant?!!  There were so many highlights of this collection that I can’t pick a favorite doll.  I would have to give the win to the detailed accessories though and the general cohesiveness and feel of the collection.  There was something for everyone I think.  If you wanted soft romantic, you got it…if you wanted edgy fierce…you got that too.  I also think Mr. Ayala has given the market that youthful fashion forward vibe that many collectors have been wanting to return to Nu.Face.  This look is current.  It is now and extremely marketable.  Excellent job done by the young rising talent of Jessy Ayala and smart of Integrity Toys to bring him on board.


Poppy’s London Adventure!–The Swinging London Poppy Parker Collection

David Buttry gave us a sneak peak and a couple tastes of where he was going with his 2017 Poppy Parker collection at the 2016 Integrity Toys Convention last year.   Here were some of the slides he shared.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

And here were some of the dolls available at last convention that gave us a taste of what was to ahead in 2017 for Poppy Parker collectors

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Big Eyes Poppy Parker ©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Kicks! Poppy Parker ©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. -Just My Style Poppy Parker ©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. -Model Living Poppy Parker

We knew Poppy was going back London in the 60’s…and David Buttry did not disappoint on that vision. And hold on folks…because per the email from Integrity Toys, this is just the first wave of this Poppy collection.  The second wave will come later in the year!!!

Note: The dolls pictured in this post are prototypes. Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. Background props are not included.

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Here are the new and oh so hip offerings for the first wave of the stellar Poppy Parker doll line from Integrity Toys for 2017!!

Sign of the Times
Poppy Parker™ 2 Doll Gift Set
The Swinging London Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Mid to Late-Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $180.00 US

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette (Doll No.1) and Platinum Blonde (Doll No.2)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sign of the Times giftset

It’s a Poppy giftset!!  So per the write-up for this doll, Poppy has left  Paris of last year ( blue polka dot outfit) and has gotten a makeover on Carnaby street in London.  Her new look is the blond bob and white mini.  Wow!!  From prim and proper to hip and mod.  Very nicely done!!  Now I am the first one to say the 60’s are not my favorite fashion era but David Buttry has really put time and effort into the story and detail on these.  This doll is worth it for the  blond bob makeover doll alone.  Add in the adorable  brunette and the amazingly detailed accessories…total buy.  I’m in.

Glad All Over
Poppy Parker™ Gift Set
The Swinging London Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Mid to Late-Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $160.00 US

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Glad All Over Poppy Parker

Another giftset!! ..but not with dolls…this time with clothing.  According the write-up on this one, Poppy is debuting her new clothing line of “Poppy Gear”.  This set comes with all the clothing and accessories pictured.  I ADORE the facial screening on this one.  There is quite the treasure trove of shoes in this pack as well.  These fashions are straight off of Carnaby street.  Love the blue dress with the orange striped tie the best.  The color combination is perfect on this doll….and I don’t even like mod clothing…but I enjoy this.  Thank you Mr. Buttry for helping me to see the appeal of the 60’s again.

Sunny Slickers
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Swinging London Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Mid to Late-Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Brunette Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Sunny Slickers Poppy Parker

How adorable is she?!!  I absolutely adore the accessories in this one.  Can we all remember ( well all of us in a certain age bracket) the clear plastic umbrellas we toted to school every day?!  Love the little collared sleeveless dress.  Surprisingly enough though..I did not get this one.  The overly bright pink lips, while totally accurate for the swinging 60’s were just too vivid for me.  While I didn’t purchase this one, I can still appreciate her adorableness.  She is just plain fun!

Downtown
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Swinging London Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Mid to Late-Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Light Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Downtown Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Downtown Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Downtown Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Downtown Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Downtown Poppy Parker

Okay…so this was the first doll in my shopping cart for this collection and I will give you one guess as to why.  Do you need a hint?  It’s in the accessories picture. Come on..I’m a photographer!  Yep, that little camera had me all gooey inside.  The watch and pink gloved hands also added to the appeal along with the soft facial screening and pastel tweed of this suit.  But the camera…this is all about the camera for me.  By the 1960’s the 35mm camera had all but taken over.  What is that?…is it an old Halina 35x…could be an Spotmatix.  Yes, I am THAT much of a camera geek.  Anywhoo…Thank you David for this one.  Love her and absolutely ADORE her accessories.

David Buttry and the Integrity Team also added a nice little dessert into this collection.  The WClub offered up an event exclusive doll…not a lottery doll but a doll available to all club members.  As popular as Poppy Parker is this is an especially nice perk.  As a club member, I say “Thank You!!!”  for that one.  She is actually my favorite of this entire collection too.

Welcome to Misty Hollows
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Swinging London Collection
IT DIRECT EVENT EXCLUSIVE – WClub member exclusive
Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Delivery: Late Summer 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 US

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body: Poppy 1.5 (Body disassembles and features newly improved joint stability)
Foot Sculpt: Traditional Poppy feet with articulated ankles
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Silver Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

Deadline for members to order her is very soon so check your emails or the forum!!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Welcome to Misty Hollows Poppy Parker

Love the facial screening on this one.  Very reminiscent of Out of this World Poppy Parker and I adore that one too.  For this design, David explained that she is acting in a spooking TV show called “Misty Hollows” hence the candle stick accessory.  Nicely done Mr. Buttry.

As a whole, I found the first wave of this collection, from the initial offerings at last years convention to the new dolls just revealed this Friday, entirely cohesive and spot on for the time period it advertised.  There was some diversity as far as skin tones and their was range within the line.  What I mean by that is there were some more refined looks along with fun, flirty and hip.  For those not entirely excited by the fashions of the 1960’s there were stellar accessories and beautiful facial screenings to admire and act as an enticement to buy.  A well thought out and cohesive lineup in my opinion.  Mr. Buttry stayed true to his vision as expressed at the 2016 convention while trying to appeal to the very diverse collecting tastes of the Poppy Parker collector community.  Not an easy thing to do.  It’s a very fine needle to thread but I feel David Buttry has successfully done it with this collection. 

To David …I raise my glass…job well done!

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For those of you who are reading this and  and wanting to get any of these dolls ( except for Misty Hollows..she is only available to club members) , you might want to call an Integrity Toys Dealer sooner rather than later.  These Poppy’s are going fast.

–Rebecca

 


Timeless Show Eden

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

Set: Cargo Culinary Containers and Miniature Wood Pallet Drink Coasters

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

-Rebecca