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Poppy Goes to Paris!!

Poppy Goes to Paris

And I wish I was going with her!  When David Buttry announced this theme for Poppy Parker last year at convention, I thought I would faint of pure happiness.  Just the thought of this theme and I was dreaming of all kinds of fabulous Poppy Parker Parisian style.  What David Buttry and Integrity Toys gave collectors yesterday were those dreams realized and a confection in pink that has this collector claiming she has seen nirvana…and her name is “Miss Amour”.  You will see what I mean.   The following dolls will be available at Integrity Toys Dealers.  If you are at all interested, you should contact IT dealers NOW.  WClub members had 24 hours ahead of you to order.  Some of these babies are already sold out. 

Bonjour Mademoiselle
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 800 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Well Bonjour!  The train case alone had me saying “ Oh yes please”.  Added to it, the adorable houndstooth coat and gloved hands made me happy too.  David Buttry explained to WClub members that there is a range of different facial screenings in this collection so you will see older makeup and newer facial screenings all within this offering.

Très Chic Boutique
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 900 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
  
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Natural Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

What’s the first thing a girl is going to do in Paris?  SHOP!  And you won’t just throw on a pair of jeans to go shopping in Paris…you need to do it in style.  This black, yellow and white suit with hat and gloves ensures that Miss Poppy will indeed be shopping in style.  The little bag ( reminiscent of an Hérmes Kelly bag) adds that fabulous finishing touch.  I love the french twist hairstyle on her too.  I am also noticing that there will be plenty of mix and match opportunities within this collection and the doll offered up as the Poppy Parker club doll.  Thank you for that David!

Night At The Ballet
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall 
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Ash Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

I adore the color here!  This Poppy showcases the newer facial screening this year..gorgeous!  I love the little clutch and open toed shoes.  Miss Poppy is off to L’Opera Garnier in style. 

C’est Si Bon
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 600 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Lemon Yellow
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Translated..”This is so good”.  Indeed she is!  Poppy is ready for a night on the town in this adorable little polka dot confection.  I already have her pictured at a little table at Laduree for a future photo shoot.  If I am already thinking about the photos I am going to take of a doll…she is already in my shopping cart…no question.

Paris In The Springtime
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 900 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved
©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

They had to throw in the poodle!  Game over…I’m buyin’.  Other irresistible items with this gorgeous Poppy are her  lilac/pink gloved hands and that straw purse!!  Adorable!  The poodle’s name is Phoebe. 

Magnifique
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 900 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Luscious Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The color palette of this collection definitely points to the fact that Poppy is traveling to Paris in the springtime.  David Buttry confirmed this in a webcast about the collection.  I adore this lavender on the strawberry blonde tresses of this Poppy.  I also love the new updated facial screening on this one.  It looks like we are getting some new and more sophisticated jewelry for Miss Poppy.  NICE!  I also love that the “Paris in Springtime” outfit will go nicely with the facial screening of this doll and vica versa. 

This collection is an out of the park home run in my opinion.  This is exactly what I enjoy collecting.  I was happy with the base collection but the upcoming lottery offerings are what have me and many other Poppy Parker collectors salivating. 

Powder Puff
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls
Exclusive Retail Price: $120.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE***
LOTTERY DETAILS COMING APPROXIMATELY LATE SUMMER 2016
**IMPORTANT** THIS DOLL WILL NOT BE SOLD THROUGH IT DEALERS!

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Oh my word!!  She comes with a teddy bear and diary….too cute!!  Why oh why does she have to be a lottery doll?!!!  Here is hoping that the lottery Gods are kind to me.  Looks like the lottery tickets will be sold sometime in late summer.  The verbiage says IT direct so not just WClub offering on this one.  That makes the low 700 edition size even more alarming.  Many more fish in the pond to vie for the right to purchase this beauty.  Good luck to all!

And…finally…the pièce de résistance so to speak of this collection in my opinion….

Miss Amour
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Approximate Ship Date: Mid-Late Summer 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls
Exclusive Retail Price: $120.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE***
LOTTERY DETAILS COMING APPROXIMATELY SUMMER 2016
**IMPORTANT** THIS DOLL WILL NOT BE SOLD THROUGH IT DEALERS!

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Ash Brown Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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If David Buttry came up to me and said “Hey Rebecca…if I could design the perfect Poppy for you, what would she look like?”,  my response would be this doll.  1) She is pink 2) She has pink jewelry 3) she has an updo 4) She has soft facial screening 4) She is wearing a high couture ball gown ( I feel Dior here) and 5) She comes with an adorable mini perfume bottle.  I am just going to say it right now…if I don’t get the chance to purchase this one…there will be a sulk fest like no other before it then an immediate grouping of funds to purchase this baby on the secondary market.  This one is a must have for me.  It looks like this is another IT direct so not just WClub members going after this one.  Good Luck to everyone and I may see you in the mud pit of secondary market purchasing after on this one.  I need to go work out now.

Next blog post up in 30 minutes talking about the debut doll from The Industry doll collection.

-Rebecca


The Black and White Ball Gown

I had the hardest time coming up with a title for this post.  Usually, something comes to me right away and that is what I go with.  For these set of photos, nothing was jumping out at me so I asked myself “ What are these pictures about?”.  The answer that came back to me was…the dress.  These photos are primarily about this amazing black and white ball gown made by Eifeldolldress .

Model: Mood Changer Poppy Parker repainted and hair redone by Jon Copeland-Childers of SeloJSpa

Gown: Eifeldolldress

Necklace: made by me

Gloves: Integrity Toys

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio The Black and White Ball Gown

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio The Black and White Ball Gown

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio The Black and White Ball Gown

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio The Black and White Ball Gown

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio The Black and White Ball Gown


Portrait of a Lady

My husband, daughter and I recently traveled to NYC.  We were there to see my daughter perform at Carnegie Hall.  It was one of those epic moments for a parent and she had a solo (which she nailed!) in one of the pieces they played so it was a piece of cake with major frosting kind of afternoon.  While in NYC, my husband and I were encouraged by a friend ( Thank you Hilda!) to visit the Frick Museum.  What a joy that was!  While there, we saw this amazing portrait and the moment I saw it, I had a picture idea pop into my head.  A visit to their gift shop provided the supplies and this is the result.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Model:  Rare Appearance Dania Zarr with gloved hands that came with her

Jewelry: Rare Appearance Dania Zarr

Suit: Integrity Toys “In Good Form” from 2007

Shoes: Cold Shoulder Eugenia

Portrait:  Anthony van Dyck  Her name is Lady Anne Carey, Later Viscountess Claneboye and Countess of Clanbrassil, ca. 1636

©The Frick Collection

If you are ever in NYC and have an afternoon to see some lovely paintings housed in an amazing mansion, I highly recommend visiting The Frick Museum.


Ooh La La Indeed!!!

The Integrity Toys WClub has announced their first club exclusive for 2016!  Poppy Parker is spending the year in France and this girl comes with all kinds of goodies.  It’s a gift set to tempt and satisfy the Poppy Parker fans out there.

IT Logo

WClub logo

**Pictures of prototype shown below; final production colors and textures may vary slightly. Any staging props are not included.**

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

Ooh La La!
Poppy Parker™ Gift Set
The Bonbon Collection
2016 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Mid to Late Summer 2016

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

Her facial screening has been updated.  The eyes are new for this edition. It’s very similar to the screening on their 16 inch Poppy’s…so much so that this collector thought it was a 16 inch Poppy when I first saw the photos.  Her ingénue look is gone but then, Poppy is getting older so it tracks that she should get a more mature look.  In my opinion, this screening works.  I was not a fan of the harder, harsher screening of the IFDC Poppy’s or the convention Poppy’s from 2014.  This screening…me likes!  The Platinum hair..me also likes.  However, I believe collectors are really hoping to see some variations other than blonde from Integrity this year.  I also noticed that this Poppy is getting a “numbered certificate”.  When did Poppy start getting certificates like the FR/FR2 ladies?  Did I miss it last year or is this the first? ©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

There are a number of mix and match possibilities here and that purse/tote is too cute.  Don’t even get me started on the adorable shoes…you had me at the wedge shoes David…you had me at the wedges.  Merci Beaucoup!!! Winking smile

**Members have until Tuesday, April 26th at noon ET to preorder this one.**

-Rebecca


Cream and Caramel

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No, it’s not my latte order..but now that you mention it…I’ll take a grande please.  I have been waiting to redress this stunning Tatyana that IT came out with in their 2015 Fashion Royalty collection.   I predicted this doll to be a bit of a sleeper doll when her production photos were released.  I still stand by that.  While I liked her original ball gown ensemble, I think I prefer her redressed.  She looks so regal and those perfect pink lips are the best.  I looked at her and thought…elegant, luxury…leopard. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Cream and Caramel

The Ivory leather dress is a recent purchase from the fabulous Etsy store Elenpriv. The clean lines and expert tailoring of her pieces have encouraged me to return to her shop again and again.  You will be seeing more of her work in my photos.  You can find her on Flickr too.  Purse is from another Fabulous Etsy store DollhouseAra.  They are expensive little pieces but you simply can’t beat the quality of them..or at least I have not found anything that rivals it…not even close.  Lastly, coat is from Andy Warhol Barbie® DollIs the coat worth the price of the doll you ask?  Hmmmm…it just may be.  I am in love with this coat.  This whole look is something I would put on my “ I would wear that!” Pinterest board.

The necklace was fashioned from a unique connector I found here.  From the moment I found it, I knew I had to make a necklace out of it.  Miss Tatyana pulls it off beautifully!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Cream and Caramel

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Cream and Caramel

You can’t get more regal than that!!  Robyne…I think one drives a Rolls Royce.  Winking smile©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Cream and Caramel

And another perfect bag from DollhouseAra!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Cream and Caramel

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Cream and Caramel

–Rebecca


A Passion for Pink

This title should be a weekly entry at Inside the Fashion Doll Studio…maybe it will be now that I have said it.  I recently discovered the beautiful work of Antonio Realli and was very pleased to add one of his recent collection pieces to my ever growing 1/6 clothing hoard. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Passion for Pink

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Passion for Pink

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Passion for Pink

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Passion for Pink

For those diorama artists out there, the flooring I used in these shots is a new contact paper I used found here.  I love that it is super shiny like real marble.  Love the reflection it gives of the gown!  We are finally starting to get some sunshine in the Pacific Northwest.  The forecast for the next week is SUNNY!!  I will be taking advantage and photographing many projects.

Some of you have already noticed that I have started an Instagram account ( see sidebar to the right just under archives).  Feel free to follow me there for sneaks of upcoming items or additional photos of some behind the scenes stuff.  It’s my goal to post something daily there.  A goal….to be reached at some point in the future.  Winking smile

-Rebecca


Lavender Luxury

Easter weekend is upon us and everything is coming to life in the garden again.  The trees  are all blooming pink and white, the daffodils are up and the lilacs are on the way.  Life is good.  With this symphony of pastels booming in the yard, I had to do something in the studio to celebrate it.  I had the perfect model in mind too.  Recently, I sent the lavender haired Mood Changer Poppy Parker head over to Jon Copeland-Childers for a “spa” treatment and what he sent back to me had my jaw dropping.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lavender Luxury

Model:  Integrity Toys WClub exclusive Mood Changer Poppy Parker repainted and restyled by Jon Copeland-Childers of SeloJSpa.  Poppy has been re-bodied on FR2 body.

Suit, shoes and earrings: Integrity Toys Breathless Veronique

Fascinator hat: made by me with a scrapbook flower and a bit of birdcage veil

Fur: IT Le Smoking Adele

Luggage: Poppy Parker as Sabrina Most Sophisticated ( trim color has been altered via Photoshop)

Pin on suit: rhinestone fleur de lis purchased at Facets by Marcia

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lavender Luxury

Here is what she looked like originally

©2015 Integrity Toys Inc

There are spa treatments and then there are Jon treatments.  I stand by the Jon treatment.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lavender Luxury

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lavender Luxury

**Note** Before I get a gazillion questions, I have to declare here that the luggage I used is not OOAK.  It is the set from the Poppy Parker Sabrina series but I have photo shopped the trim to lavender.

This suit is a favorite of mine.  It is from the IT 2013 Premier Convention Collection.  I was searching through some Edith Head sketches a couple months back and stumbled across what might have been the inspiration for this one.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

-Rebecca


To The Manor Born

I never saw the BBC show of this name but am interested in the phrase.  It is believed to be originally from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the actual line is “To the manner born“.  Language and time have morphed this line into today’s “to the manor born” which essentially means someone born into affluence.  The well known phrase “being born with a silver spoon in your mouth” is another example of similar meaning.  Now…why am I going into this?  Excellent question.  When I first saw promo photos of Black Tie Ball Vanessa, my first thought was “This is a party girl and she is inebriated.”  She had the half-open eyes of someone who has imbibed just a bit too much.  When I opened the box and saw her in real life, my opinion changed a bit.  I still saw the party girl but I thought it would be fun to portray her as the trust fund baby party girl.  I love the platinum tresses on this lady and while the sleepy eyes kind of bother me, it definitely set my imagination flying and produced some fun shots.  I have nothing to complain about…oh…except perhaps the skirt on the dress she came in.  It doesn’t hang right.  The jewelry, shoes and top of the gown are all exceptional though.  Photos of Miss BTB Vanessa in her original gown are on my Flickr page.

The gown in these shots is by Eifeldolldress.  Love it!!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

For those interested in the set for these shots, here is the info:

Champagne glasses are exquisitely delicate and in correct scale.  They are from Facets by Marcia.

Champagne bottle…have absolutely no idea where I got this.  Most likely from a Gloria furniture set.

Bombé chest is a repainted plastic jewelry chest.  My friend and artist Carolyn Grentz did this for me.

Gold chairs were custom ordered from China.  You can find more like them here.  Frankly though, you should just get ahold of some Barbie Fan Club chairs from this year and spray paint them gold…it would be cheaper.

Floral arrangement: Made by me of various silk and fabric flowers.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

And this little adorable Maltese!!  I found her on Etsy.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

-Rebecca


Poppy Parker Live from the Oscars Red Carpet!

Every time the Oscars roll around, I feel compelled to do some kind of red carpet or Oscar themed shoot.  I have done Barbie getting dressed in her closet.  I’ve done Barbie on her way to presenting the Oscar.  I’ve done Barbie on the red carpet.  I have yet to do any Integrity Toys, Inc products for the Oscar night festivities.  Well…I’m going to fix that right now!  Poppy Parker is going to the Oscars!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Model:  Mood Changer Poppy Parker repainted and restyled by Jon Copeland-Childers of SeloJSpa ( she has been re-bodied on a FR2 body)

Gown:  Pansak Charoentonphubal of Eifeldolldress

Jewelry: On Set ( gift fashion from 2015 I.T. Cinematic Convention)

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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Will try and have my red carpet picks and pans from the Oscars on Monday Winking smile


The Power of Pink!!

Actually, I wanted to title this blog post “The power of pink, a new frock and a little bit of sunshine” , but it would have been too long.   When you live in the Pacific Northwest and it’s the dead of winter ( which means rain people…lots and lots of rain), if one ray of sunshine peaks out, you are grabbing your camera and saying “What can I take a photo of!!”  Or maybe…that’s just me.   Yes I am seeing someone about my random photo tendencies when in the presence of intermittent sunshine LOL! 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio "The Power of Pink"

So, recently I took ownership of this adorable little dress from Hilda of Bellissima Couture.  To me this dress just makes me happy.  It’s pink yumminess with a hat.  Also, it gave me a chance to use a new model in the studio..Ms. IT Airways Poppy Parker.  She came with a pair of hands with white gloves ( Thank you David!!) so I knew I had to use them in a photo.  I know by reading the WClub boards that a number of people were less than pleased with how the hair came out for their Poppy’s.  Mine was not the best when she arrived but a very thoughtful and gifted group of souls on the WClub talked some of us through what they did to fix their Poppy’s hair.  It worked like a dream on mine.  If you are a WClub member and want to see the tutorial, head over to the WClub forum and look under IT Airways Poppy.  My “thanks” to the contributors!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio "The Power of Pink"

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio "The Power of Pink"

She is a young Anna Wintour here.  The hat did not come with the dress.  It is a floral scrapbooking embellishment.  The pink pearl necklace is one I made.

-Rebecca