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Fashion Royalty

It’s “Never Ordinary” at the WClub

Ever get some news and it makes you feel like this…

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Lady Gaga and Tom Ford aside for a moment, Integrity Toys has me dancing down the catwalk with their latest WClub exclusive release.  After a very long hiatus, the Nu.Face twins Eden and Lilith are back!!

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Never Ordinary
Lilith and Eden™ Dressed Duo-Doll Gift Set
The Nu.Face™ Collection
2015 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Q1/Early Q2, 2016
Regular W Club Price: $225.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.
Special W Club 10th Anniversary Price: $199.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpts: Lilith and Eden
Body Type: Nu. Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Colors: Pale Blond with Platinum Streak (Eden) and Raven with Brunette Streak (Lilith)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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©2015 Integrity Toys

Still trying to figure out the hair.  Are those bangs?  Not a deal breaker for me, I am sooooo buying.  The look is straight off the catwalk too.  The recent Nu.Face capsule collection took inspiration from Balmain and the design team at Integrity went back to the young and talented Olivier Rousteing for this offering.  Here is a look from Balmain’s 2016 Resort collection. 

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The hand bag is Stella McCartney ( thanks to Rogier of Dutch Barbie World for this find!)

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If you are a WClub member and interested in purchasing this set, you have until noon EST on Monday, October 19th to put down a deposit.   Look for the link in your email.

I have to go dance to Lady Gaga now Winking smile.


Reigning Grace Revealed!

Back in April, Integrity Toys broke with tradition and released a sketch of a doll that was purportedly an indication of the theme for this year’s convention.  See original blog post here.

©2015 Integrity toysThis was the sketch released…..and here is the actual prototype…

Reigning Grace
Eugenia Perrin Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2015 Cinematic Convention Upgrade
Release Date: Approximately Early October 2015

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I admit…I was one of those that paid attention more to the sketch than the reference to the movie on this one.  I was thinking Eugenia was going to be brunette.   Well “Duh” Rebecca…the actress this design was channeling was Grace Kelly!  Grace, is blonde.  Guess I should have known.  Other than the fact that this is the third blonde in a black dress from IT this month, I LOVE her.  Even though I am kind of disappointed in the blonde version ( would have preferred raven on this one), I am still buying.  I will immediately switch out the silver necklace for pearls but the dress is out of the park gorgeous. 

No information was released about skin tone on this one but she looks to be either Japan or Cream to me.  Will have to wait and see.


Dusk Falls at Integrity Toys

For the past couple of years, Integrity Toys has sponsored a contest during their annual convention.  It is a fashion design challenge.  The judges for the competition are Jason Wu and his design team from Integrity Toys.   The person who wins the competition has their design produced by Integrity Toys and it is offered up for sale in the following years collection.  Pretty cool right?  This past years convention design competition winner was Julia Leroy a very talented designer and photographer.  She holds a masters in design so it is no surprise that she would bring those skills into her collecting.  A most excellent design Julia!!!  Thank you so much for sharing your designing talent and creativity with the collecting community.

©2015 Integrity toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

As Dusk Falls
Eugenia Perrin Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2014 Design Competition Award Doll by Julia Leroy
Edition Size: TBA (Based on all orders received)
Suggested Retail Price: $150 public/$130 W Club Members (+ Shipping and tax if applicable)
Estimated Delivery Date: Approximately Winter 2015/2016

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Colors: Golden Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

        **Pictures of prototype shown below; final production colors and textures may vary slightly.**

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©2015 Integrity toys

©2015 Integrity toys

This was Julia’s competition entry.  You can follow Julia and her amazing "Culte de Paris" work on Flickr.

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Best of all, this beauty will not just be available to WClubbers but the general public as well!  Check the Integrity Toys shop for more info.


Integrity Toys Announces next 2015 WClub Exclusive

For all you Vanessa face mold fans…this one is for you!!

Black-Tie Ball
Vanessa Perrin® Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2015 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Winter 2015-2016
Special W Club Price: $130.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpts: Vanessa 1.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Colors: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Is it just me or does it look like Vanessa has been out partying until the wee hours of the morning?  Maybe it’s the sleepy eyed look.  Speaking for this collector, ENOUGH with the black dresses and gowns already!!  I love the cut of the gown, just wish it had been in a different color.  I know black is chic and oh so Parisienne but it wouldn’t kill us to add a little color to the wardrobe.  The jewelry and platinum hair on this one are TO DIE FOR.  The look of valium she is sporting…not my thing.  Now I realize that if they had pushed up her eyelashes a bit for the photo, she may not look so..well..sleepy.  This is actually perfect for the “after” Black Tie Ball look.  Still on the fence as to whether I am buying on this one.  Deadline for WClub members is Thursday, September 10th at Noon Eastern Time (New York Time)

I have to give credit to Integrity Toys and their responsive team here.  Originally they had advertised this beauty as a Vanessa 3.0 face mold and within 24 hours after collectors had questioned this on the WClub Forums…they issued a correction.  She is in fact a Vanessa 1.0 face mold.  Man oh man is it nice to hear and see that a company  is listening to their collector forums and issuing a correction when need be.  Sometimes a true and heartfelt “I’m sorry we were wrong” can make all the difference in the world.  Live, Learn, Grow.


2015 IFDC Dolls

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Wowza, Integrity Toys pulled out the stops for the IFDC dolls this year .  They are categorized as Nu.Face Fantasy but to me they should  be categorized as Nu.Face Glamour.  This years IFDC convention dolls were all that I love to collect.  May have to reconsider attending in the future🙂 ** All photos in this post are property of Integrity Toys **


Without You

The Nu. Fantasy™ Collection

2015 IFDC Convention Companion Exclusive

Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls

Suggested Retail Price: $150.00 + Shipping

IFDC / IT Direct Exclusive

Head Sculpt: Erin 2.0

Body Type: Nu. Face 2.0

Quick Switch Feature: No

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Color: Brunette

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

© 2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.
© 2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.
© 2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?

The Nu. Fantasy™ Collection

2015 IFDC Convention IT Direct Exclusive

Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls

Suggested Retail Price: $150.00 + Shipping

IFDC / IT Direct Exclusive

Head Sculpt: Eden

Body Type: Nu. Face 2.0

Quick Switch Feature: No

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Color: Brunette

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

© 2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.
© 2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.
© 2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.
Danced All Night

The Nu. Fantasy™ Collection

2015 IFDC Convention Exclusive

Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls

Suggested Retail Price: $175.00 + Shipping

IFDC / IT Direct Exclusive

Head Sculpt: Giselle Diefendorf

Body Type: Nu. Face 2.0

Quick Switch Feature: No

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Color: Brunette

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

© 2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.
© 2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.
© 2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Pardon the formatting issues in this post.  Having to post while traveling using new plattforms can be a pain in the backside.  :-)


Integrity Toys Announces Revamped Nu.Face Collection

On Saturday, Integrity Toys released the first capsule collection from it’s very popular Nu.Face line in roughly two years.  We had a little glimpse of the newly revamped line at the 2014 IT convention but that wasn’t nearly enough to satisfy the demand for this one.  The new and improved line has Vaughn Sawyer’s love for color and edginess all over it.  It appears that he and the team at Integrity went to the couture house of Balmain for inspiration and for the most part, it translated really well.  A number of comments from collectors would indicate concern that the young, urban chic vibe was missing from this collection and I would have to agree.  This collection while colorful and high fashion was not, in my humble opinion, street fashion.  You judge for yourself.  The edition sizes reflect the popularity of this line with a whopping 600-800 of each style.  Don’t let the large number fool you though, these babies will sell out…if they have not already.  To find an Integrity Dealer close to you go here.

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Voltage
Erin S.™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Erin 2.0
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Strawberry Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

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©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Of all the offerings in this group, this one left me wanting.  The coat is nice and the accessories and shoes are TO DIE FOR.  May have to find someone willing to part with that purse and those shoes…yummmmm.

Polarity
Nadja R.™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0 (New Sculpt!)
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Dark A-Tone
Hair Color: Midnight Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

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©2015 Integrity Toys

MUST HAVE this orange bag!!  The Inspiration for this one is straight out of the 2014 Prefall Balmain showroom.Balmain Prefall 2014

source:  www.style.com

Edgy but certainly not youthful street chic.  This is an expensive New York trust fund baby wardrobe.

Power House
Ayumi N.™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Ayumi 3.0
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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The accessories and shoes are KILLING IT in this collection.  The dress is another example of Balmain inspiration from Prefall 2014.

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source: www.style.com

I must make this belt in 1/6 scale!!  ME NEEDS.

Electric Enthusiasm
Dominique Makeda™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Dominique Makeda 2.0
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Luscious Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

This one was my favorite…no question.  So chic.  The jacket is all Balmain but the dress looks very Hervé Leger to me.  LOVE. 

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source: www.style.com

Energetic Presence
Giselle D.™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 1000 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Giselle D.
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

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©2015 Integrity Toys

Wow!!  Once again, the designers went to Balmain for inspiration.  This time they used Prefall 2015 collection as a guide.

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source: www.style.com

I would believe this one is most likely already sold out at dealers.  Giselle is a very popular face mold and this one is sure to please Giselle collectors.  How did they do this top in 1/6 scale?!!  Unbelievable.


Agnes of the Jungle

I can’t take credit for this title…that goes to my husband Jon.  He was my faithful reflector holder during this photo shoot and we both learned that a full size “human” reflector for these small shoots are  super HOT!  Had no idea how hot those things can get in full sun…to models all over the world…”I’m truly sorry you have to deal with this on a daily basis”  So I re-dressed Ms. Agnes in uptown haute couture last time so I needed to go a different way.  I went straight for the animal print and leather moto jacket.  **It is important to note here that I had to undo the seam between the legs in the bodysuit top to get it to fit the FR2 body**

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I dressed her in this outfit and all I could think of was a leopard laying on a tree branch.  Once the vision is there, I was compelled to find myself a tree branch and drape her over it for this shot.

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©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

And since she is wearing animal print…had to do a Roberto Cavalli ad LOL!

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

** Note:  No rhododendron bushes were hurt during the filming of this blog post.  We may have inadvertently signaled a satellite in space with our reflector and for that we are truly sorry. **


Aristocratic Re-dress

Is it redress or re-dress??  Could not come up with a consensus so I just published anyway.  This Agnes is stunning!  The re-dressing ( again…not sure if I am using the right spelling) potential is high for this one.  She can go casual chic or uptown haute couture very easily.  She is very much the Baroness here.  I need to get her a little 1/6 Louis Vuitton passport cover .Smile

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Aristocratic Agnes

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I know I will get hate mail for this but Agnes is not my favorite face mold.  When I saw the promo shots for this one, I was on the fence.  I loved the dramatic eyebrows, almost platinum blond hair ( not mademoiselle Jolie platinum but close) and red, red lips so I decided to gamble and purchase.  Result: gambled and won!! 

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

I love the dramatic eyeliner.


Making a Rare Appearance Dania

WClubbers waited an exorbitant 6 months for this one.  Yep, I checked the numbers…first deposit went in on this baby around December 3rd of 2014.  Was she worth the wait?  I honestly have to say…YES.  The promo shots on this doll had expectations levels extremely high so I was very skeptical on whether it would deliver.  I am happy to say Rare Appearance Dania delivers and then some.  This lady exudes chic upscale class. 

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©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

I will say it again…this is one classy lady.  She comes with a pair of grey gloved hands which I adore.  Here jewelry is simple, classic and understated.  The handbag and shoes are TO DIE FOR.

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I had WAY too much fun shooting this one. 

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©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Oh yes…new favorite model has entered Inside The Fashion Doll Studio.Smile


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