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Elyse Likes A Party

Or at least she likes a party in Paris…but then who wouldn’t.  I received this beautiful J’adore la Fête Elyse right before leaving for vacation and while I don’t advocate working while you go on vacation, I do have to say that my office view has improved with travel…this is what I am looking at while I write this post.

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Now on to the doll photos.  I borrowed netted fascinator from Blue Flame Vanessa.©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

She is a beauty!  I love the dark locks and flame red lips on her.  The jewelry is really stepped up and the presentation of this giftset in the red suitcase appeals to this collector in a big way.  It’s just plain classy.  I can’t wait to photograph this Elyse in the suit. 

–Rebecca


Eden Wears It Better

No disrespect to the fine talents of Mr. Best and Mattel but…I think Eden from Integrity Toys wears this one better. 

© 2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Eden Wears It Better

© 2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Eden Wears It Better

© 2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Eden Wears It Better

© 2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Eden Wears It Better

© 2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Eden Wears It Better

And yes people…this silkstone’s shoes will fit the Nu.Face model here….barely but it works.  I am still trying to figure out if I like the swirl curl bang thing on her forehead.  Winking smile

-Rebecca

 


Chinoiserie

Ok…so many of you readers realize I am a little obsessed with my new Jon Copeland-Childers Poppy Parker repaint right?  Another thing I was recently obsessed with was this pink chinoiserie backdrop I did.  The apple green eyes of this lovely model inspired this setting and the chance to use this amazing backdrop.  Hope you enjoy!

Model:  Lash Out Poppy Parker repainted by Jon Copeland-Childers

* Poppy Parker has been re-bodied on an FR2 “FR White” body*’

Gown: Joe Tai

Jewelry: Integrity Toys Rare Appearance Dania

Backdrop: Chinoiserie wrapping paper I found ages ago

Chaise Lounge: Petit Luxury Couch ( repainted in silver/gold)

Flooring: marble contact paper

miniatures: Rement

Miniature Maltese: AnnaRyasnova on Etsy

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

 ©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

-Rebecca


A New Muse

Last week, Integrity Toys and David Buttry gave us an amazing Poppy Collection.  In the same week I received, from SeloJSpa, my latest repaint from Jon Copeland-Childers.  The second I opened this one up, I knew I was going to be obsessed for a while.  Jon, I don’t know how you do it, but you continue to surprise, delight and amazing me.  Since David Buttry left me dreaming of Poppy Parker in Paris, I simply couldn’t wait to take her there.

Model: Lash Out!, Poppy Parker repainted by Jon Copeland-Childers

* note* Poppy has been rebodied onto a FR2 FR white body

Gloves: Poppy Parker black gloved hands

Suit and purse: Fashions by Shane

Jewelry:Traveling Incognito Poppy Parker

Beret: Integrity Toys Monogram “Escapade”

Shoes: Idol Worship Kyori

Dog: Randall Craig poodle

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lash Out Poppy Parker A New Muse

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lash Out Poppy Parker A New Muse

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lash Out Poppy Parker A New Muse

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lash Out Poppy Parker A New Muse

The eyes in this image are almost reptilian.  I took the shot and just went whoah…that’s a cover.

-Rebecca


Agnes at the Palazzo

For those of you following my Instagram, you have seen a little taste of this shoot.  If you don’t follow, here is a little backstory.  It all started with this amazing dress which I found on Etsy by the talented duo AquatalisBoutique .  You may have seen some of their work over on Rogier’s Blog this week.  It took a while for this gown to get to me because the first one was lost in the vast quagmire of  postal services between Vietnam and my home.  Aquatalis was great about it and after we waited a reasonable time without the dress showing up, they promptly made and mailed another one.  Excellent customer service and kept me informed the whole time.  When I saw this gown I immediately thought of Dolce & Gabbana and their 2012 and 2013 collections.  Such vibrant color and opulence. I needed an appropriate backdrop.  Nothing I had was doing it for me.  So….time for a new one and I went to the Dutch still life masters to find inspiration.  I had seen a wall covering recently that I was obsessed with and wanted to do something similar…this set was what came from all that brainstorming.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Agnes at the Palazzo

Inspiration room photo…

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source: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/flower-mural/

The beginnings of a new background

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Agnes at the Palazzo

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Agnes at the Palazzo

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Agnes at the Palazzo

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Agnes at the Palazzo

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Agnes at the Palazzo

The headdress is the necklace from Fiorella Silkstone Barbie.  The flowers have been digitally altered to match the dress.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Agnes at the Palazzo

The detail on this dress is really something!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Agnes at the Palazzo©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Agnes at the Palazzo

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Agnes at the Palazzo

The minis in these shots are Orcara miniatures.  These items are from their red wine set.  Above are miniature paper sunflowers found at local craft store.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Agnes at the Palazzo

And the perfect photo to express the Agnes attitude. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Agnes at the Palazzo

-Rebecca


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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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.

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**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

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