Barbie for big girls.

Poppy Parker

Poppy Parker: The Model Traveler Collection

Hello everyone!  Coming to you from quarantine in the Pacific Northwest of the United States Smile.  I hope this blog post finds you in good health and looking forward towards hope and happiness.  I know most if not all of us were more than ready for some good doll collecting news so the new release from Integrity Toys and their very popular Poppy Parker line was a long cool drink of water in the middle of this quarantine desert. 

David Buttry has given us a treat with this latest collection.  He takes us on an aggressive world tour just at the time when  we are most thirsty for dreams of travel.  The journey is rich in sophistication, details and Jackie O’ styling from the late 60’s and early 70’s.  While this time period is probably my least favorite for fashion, David manages to convince me otherwise with these dolls.  I want every last one of them including the lottery.  Let’s get started with the journey….

We start our travels in New York.

©2020 Integrity Toys

Hello, New York!
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker™: The Model Traveler Collection
Limited Edition: 1000 Dolls
Expected Ship Date: Late May 2020
Suggested Retail Pricing: $145.00

AVAILABLE ONLY FROM IT DEALERS

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Foot Sculpt: Articulated Ankle
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Strawberry Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

Included:

•    12-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
•    Fresh tweed ensemble composed of an overcoat with matching skirt and perfectly
      matched    mint-colored ruffled blouse;
•    Knee length boots;
•    Large tote bag;
•    Sunglasses;
•    Earrings, bracelets and ring;
•    Alternate pair of gloved hands;
•    Doll stand;
•    Certificate of authenticity.

©2020 Integrity Toys - Hello New York Poppy Parker

©2020 Integrity Toys - Hello New York Poppy Parker

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This titian haired beauty exemplifies the style and aesthetic David Buttry was going for.  A Jackie O vibe in the late 60’s and 70’s.  The travel bag is specially designed and screen printed to emulate vintage luggage of the time.  From the tips of her manicured fingers to the bottom of her rounded grey booted feet, She screams cool, calm, sophisticated and stylish.  Lots of mix and match pieces to play with here folks and those grey gloved hands are FR white so can be used with so many other dolls too.  She is definitely traveling in style.

Next, we board for Tokyo, Japan

©2020 Integrity Toys

Tokyo Twilight
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker™: The Model Traveler Collection
Limited Edition: 1000 Dolls
Expected Ship Date: Late May 2020
Suggested Retail Pricing: $145.00

AVAILABLE ONLY FROM IT DEALERS

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Foot Sculpt: Articulated Ankle
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

Included:

•    12-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
•    Totally MOD long sleeved, micro-sequined A-line dress, worn over a sparkling sleeveless micro-
        dress;
•    Silver “chrome leather” shoes;
•    Silver “chrome leather” clutch with chain handle;
•    Oversized triangular panel earrings;
•    2 bangle bracelets;
•    2 finger rings;
•    Alternate pair of hands with long manicured nails;
•    Doll stand;
•    Certificate of authenticity.

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Love the 1960’s – or possibly Princess Lea vibe going on with this hair!

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According to David, this hairstyle was one he had used on a previous OOAK for IT convention and wanted to use it again.  I searched through my photo archive and sure enough…voila!

©2016 ITFDS IT Convention

The outfit is an homage per David I believe to a highly sought after  Vintage Japanese exclusive Barbie outfit.  This one below sold on Ebay in Canada for around $1500 in 2019.  If there is an official name for this outfit please let me know.  I am woefully ignorant of vintage Barbie and am always happy to be educated.

Vintage Barbie japanese exclusive

I love it this doll!  I love the multiple parts of this fashion too.  You can layer it or not depending on what kind of look you want to go for.  The mod jewelry is just the right accompaniment.  Her coloring is very reminiscent of “Out of this World Poppy Parker” and she is one of my favorites so no surprise I am drawn to this one as well.  She was the one who caught my eye first when IT released images and apparently this one is a favorite of the designer David Buttry as well.

Next on the world wind tour is Milan…

©2020 Integrity Toys

Mad for Milan
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker™: The Model Traveler Collection
Limited Edition: 1000 Dolls
Expected Ship Date: Late June/Early July 2020
Suggested Retail Pricing: $145.00

AVAILABLE ONLY FROM IT DEALERS

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Foot Sculpt: Articulated Ankle
Skin Tone: Sun Kissed
Hair Color: Brown Black Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

Included:

•    12-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
•    Long, glamorous floor length leopard print coat worn over a fun long-sleeved, 
      black A-Line dress;
•    Faux "suede" thigh high boots;
•    Faux croc "leather" handbag;
•    Sunglasses;
•    Long chain necklace with pendant;
•    Multi-use chain belt;
•    Earrings, 3 bracelets and wrist cuff;
•    Alternate pair of gloved hands;
•    Doll stand;
•    Certificate of authenticity.

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This doll is all about that coat!  Love the bumped hairstyle with simple band and adore that David did her in a sunkissed skin tone.  I have been enthralled with the Italian miniseries based on the book “ My Brilliant Friend” so this doll was just what I needed for 1960’s Italian high fashion.  The accessories and jewelry in particular are a notch above.  The chain belt included with this set can be used as a belt or necklace so some nice options.

Last stop…the city of Lights!…Paris

©2020 Integrity Toys

Sizzling in Paris
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker™: The Model Traveler Collection
Limited Edition: 1000 Dolls
Expected Ship Date: Late June/Early July 2020
Suggested Retail Pricing: $145.00

IT DIRECT RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY
*Info will be sent to W Club members closer to the ship date, approx. mid-June

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Foot Sculpt: High Heel
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

Included:

•    12-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
•    Elegant ruby red floor length evening gown with beading detail at the bust and faux fur 
      stole;
•    Red heels with rhinestone detail;
•    Clutch purse with rhinestone detail;
•    Gauntlet gloves;
•    Rhinestone earrings, ring and cuff bracelet;
•    Alternate pair of opera length gloved hands;
•    Alternate pair of hands with long manicure;
•    Doll stand;
•    Certificate of authenticity.

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Wow!!  Poppy is all grown up!!  This is sophistication with a capitol “S”!  I love that they chose the Opéra Garnier as a backdrop for this one.  It definitely adds that extra level of glamour.  This is a very sexy and smart facial screening for Poppy.  It’s the Bergdorf screening with a different eyebrow and boy does it work well.  I love the sleek high ponytail and the deep garnet lip shade and dress color.  Glittering jewels complete the opulent offering.  I will definitely be entering the lottery for this lovely and I am sure I won’t be alone.  I am happy to see the large edition sizes for this collection.  That way many of us Poppy lovers will come away happy.

Many of us were left wondering at the end of this capsule presentation “Where is London?!”  I have the answer to that….She was actually the very first Poppy Parker offering this year.

©2020 Integrity Toys - Pretty Bird Poppy Parker

This was one of the WClub signup upgrade dolls.  She represents the London stop on the Poppy World tour for 2020 per David.  Glad I ordered her then so the completest collector in me will be happy.

One final note I am compelled to make about this collection is the adorable packaging.  Alain Tremblay designed the most adorable Luggage/carryall box for this collection!  I think many of us collectors will be keeping these boxes. 

©2020 Integrity Toys -  Poppy Parker Model Traveler capsule collection box

If you are interested in these lovely ladies, you will need to contact Integrity Toys dealers for them.  The Sizzling in Paris Poppy will only be available to WClub members. 

–Rebecca


Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Daisies

Happy Easter everyone!!  Since we are all at home and anxious during this global pandemic ( and there is a sentence I never expected or wanted to write) Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and I wanted to bring a little pastel beauty to everyone’s day and week.  I hope these images bring some joy to your day and some hope into your hearts.  We will get through this together and come out stronger for it.  And with that…lets get on with the photos.  Hilda and I have collaborated again with Laduree as our inspiration. 

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Dasies

All dresses were made by Hilda and are up for sale through her blog Bellissima Couture .  She has a limited supply of each color.  I have also made some coordinating bags and boxes for these.  The dresses do not come with the hats.  I added those for these images.

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Dasies

The bags and boxes are available now. Very limited quantity.   The pillows and rose filled little box will come out a bit later.  The flowers are not available…sorry folks ( my supplier for these is not producing currently).  If you are just interested in the bags and boxes, contact me via email at raberry65@msn.com.  If you are interested in the dress and bags/boxes, contact Hilda through her blog.  Bag with 2 boxes is $15 plus S/H ( pink, blue, white).  Bag with 1 box $10 plus S/H( mint green).  Hat boxes are $12 plus S/H.  Shipping and handling on the these especially internationally will be a bit more because items need to be shipped in boxes.

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Dasies

The lovely Lemon Frost Poppy Parker in her Easter bonnet by Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Dasies

The adorable Groovy Poppy Parker and hat by Judy O’Connell of Aponi Designs

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Dasies

Split Decision Poppy Parker with hat by Tiny Kitty Collier ( I think this was from the charity luncheon outfit??)

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Dasies

Keen Poppy Parker with another hat from Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World.

Digital Hugs to all and please, please, please keep up social distancing.  Remember that we are doing it for others as well as ourselves.  Also, if I have any followers who are health care workers in any capacity…you have my continued whole hearted respect and admiration for the valiant jobs you are doing. 

-Rebecca


Tulip Festival!

There is a tulip festival about to happen over at Bellissima Couture.  As many of you know, Hilda Westervelt( Bellissima Couture) and I are good friends and frequently collaborate on projects together.  I met Hilda through this wonderful world of collecting and I am so thankful every day for that friendship.  That’s why when we get to work together on something, it becomes extra special. 

Recently, Hilda and I worked on developing a set of fabrics for some of her divine fashions.  I came up with a tulip fabric that Hilda then helped me tweak to bring it into better scale with her fashions.  This is how the collaboration turned out.  I love working with my amazingly talented friends!

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Tulip Festival

Model: Double Agent Poppy Parker

Dress: Bellissima Couture

Shoes: Mattel

Jewelry: Integrity Toys

Purse: Mydollhouse2005 on Instagram

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Tulip Festival

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Tulip Festival

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Tulip Festival

So if you are interested in this lovely creation, look for it on Bellissima Couture’s website today!

-Rebecca


Spring Fever–Sophisticated

Still dreaming of spring here in the dreary rain filled days of a Pacific Northwest winter.  I have already shown some fun more casual fashions.  Today I’m going full on couture with two fashions and models that brought Spring into the studio for a swoon worthy day of pastels.

Model:  Making an Entrance Karolin Stone from  Integrity Toys ( Her hair has been changed)

Suit and hat: HOANGANHKHOI on Etsy

Shoes:  Integrity Toys

Jewelry: Integrity Toys

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

The construction of this gorgeous creation is incredible.  Beautifully tailored and sewn!  The beading!!  I Die!!

Next up is a pink confection from my bestie Miss Hilda of Bellissima Couture

Model and Jewelry: Pink Powder Puff Poppy Parker from Integrity Toys

Gown:  Bellissima Couture

Shoes: Paul Zhangby on Ebay

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Nobody does these silk and lace creations like Hilda!  Nobody!  The perfect confection for this pink Poppy.

And…because I am all about botanicals right now…had to do this!

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Looking forward to Spring!!

-Rebecca


WClub 2020 Now Open for Registration!!

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.

Here is what you get.

  • 5 Guaranteed
    W Club Exclusive Dolls!

Get guaranteed opportunities to purchase at least *5* exclusive W Club-only dolls, including: 2 Fashion Royalty/NU. Face dolls, 2 Poppy Parker dolls and 1 additional exclusive doll.

  • Members-only Forum!

Get exclusive access to our W Club members-only forum to meet and chat with other collecting enthusiasts.    

  • $25 Coupon!

Get one $25 coupon per membership to be used towards any future purchase of $99 or more in the IT Direct Shopping Cart (Note: it can’t be used on memberships).

  • Special Offers, Right-to-buy Lotteries and Contests!

Get so many other W Club perks, like special offers, discounts, priority ordering windows, opportunities to enter our right-to-buy lotteries, contests with real prizes and more.    

  • Club-only Opportunities to Purchase Dolls & More!

Get additional opportunities to purchase exclusive and limited dolls and more, beyond the 5 guaranteed W Club exclusive dolls and 3 upgrade dolls.

  • Online Videos and/or Events!

Get special access to any W Club only online event videos, special interviews and events from the comfort of your home.    

  • Priority Convention Registration!

Get a priority W Club-only registration window for the 2020 Integrity Toys Convention, ahead of the general public, as well as access to the attend the optional W Club event at Convention.

  • Private Q&A Sessions!

Get access to participate in and ask questions during private Q&A Sessions with Integrity designers.    

  • VIP Customer Service!

Get special VIP email access directly to the W Club Liaisons for your collecting comments, questions and concerns.

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.

That’s 10 big reasons to join right there.  Base membership is $50 for all the things listed above.  But wait….there is more!

It wouldn’t be WClub without upgrade dolls!!  Here is the tasty trio of options for 2020!

Le Tuxedo
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2020 W Club Upgrade Doll

*$135; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $110 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2020).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Sunkissed 
Hair Color: Dark Champagne Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Le Tuxedo Eugenia Perrin Frost

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Le Tuxedo Eugenia Perrin Frost 2

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Le Tuxedo Eugenia Perrin Frost 3

Mademoiselle Lilith 
Lilith Blair™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
2020 W Club Upgrade

*$135; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $110 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2020).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Lilith/Eden
Body Type: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Periwinkle 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Madmoiselle Lilith Blair

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Madmoiselle Lilith Blair 2

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Madmoiselle Lilith Blair 3

Pretty Bird
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker™: The Model Traveler Collection
2020 W Club Upgrade Doll

*$135; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $110 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2020).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: PP 1.5
Foot Sculpt: Articulated Ankle
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Warm Dark Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Pretty Bird Poppy Parker 1

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Pretty Bird Poppy Parker 2

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Pretty Bird Poppy Parker 3

Wow!  Lilith come home to Mama!!  She will be the first one in my cart.  I adore the other 2 actually so this will be a full meal deal for me this year.  I wish Lilith had a different color variant of hair.  Would have been kind of cool to have a darker turquoise or something but as it stands, the photos make it appear that Lilith has a slightly darker and bluer lavender than Eden.  It could just be lighting in the photos but will only be able to tell in hand.  Also, Lilith’s outfit isn’t a “WoW” like Eden’s was but…I figure the pieces will complement Eden’s nicely.  I am seriously loving the pink shoes and jewelry!!  Thank you Jessy!

Is it just me or is someone else humming boogie woogie bugle boy when looking at Eugenia?  Love the military vibe going on there.  I also like the adorable school girl look going on with this brown haired, scarlet lipped Poppy.  That hat we have seen a gazillion times but the adorable crimson backpack, knee socks and sporty black fingerless gloves brought this Poppy to my shopping cart.

For those of you out there that read this blog and are not currently enrolled in the WClub ( why not?!!)…and you have an interest in joining, here is what you need to know.

  • Membership is $50
  • Upgrade dolls are extra
  • WClub signup Here or click on the “join WClub” picture below
  • Deadline for signup is

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Ok…gotta go register Winking smile

-Rebecca


Spring Fever-Casual

It’s a known fact that in the Pacific Northwest we many times don’t really see sunshine for months and months from November through February.  The holidays take up some of that time and normally we Pacific Northwesterners deal with it well during that time.  Once the holidays are over though…all bets are off.  I normally hit January with a hunger for the sun.  If the sun doesn’t come to us, I will invent it in my photos.  I’m bringing out the pastels and dreaming of sunshine!!

Model: Looks a Plenty Poppy Parker

Dress: Bellissima Couture

Shoes: Paul Zhangby on Ebay

Sunglasses: ITFDS

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

And because it’s fun to play around with Lightroom and Photoshop sometimes….  Love this silver haired Poppy!

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

Model: Midnight Decadence Poppy Parker

Dress: Munle on Etsy ( he sells through HOANGANHKHOI on Etsy)

Shoes: Mattel

Purse: @MyDollhouse2005 on Instagram

This gown is all kinds of yumminess.  I adore it!!  Pair it with this adorable 1/6 scale Hermes Kelly bag and all is well in the world. 

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

 

-Rebecca

For those interested in the scarf and sunglasses set from previous blog post, you need to email me at raberry65@msn.com

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Poppy Breaks Out

Hello intrepid followers.  It feels like every time I try to get to the blog something blocks the path.  For the past month and a half it’s been mother nature and a pesky furnace that just doesn’t want to get with the program.  While snow is beautiful and it turns the studio into one big snow globe…it it isn’t heated, its no fun to be in there.  After some very stern language and a good furnace doctor…we are back in business in the studio. 

I took delivery of some new backgrounds recently for another product photography project and realized they work really well for doll photography as well.  The company is called Replica Surfaces.  They are kind of pricey for doll photography but might be worth the investment if you want easy to set up and sturdy.  I am not being compensated at all for this plug.  Just passing on information on a product that I have enjoyed using.

New doll in the studio!!  I recently received Rendez Vous in Rio Poppy Parker from the Mission to Brazil Poppy Parker collection.  The second I got her, I saw her in green.  I had recently seen a stunning Vanity Fair cover of Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o

And I was inspired by a dress by Rimdoll on Etsy.  Here is the product of that inspiration and a newly warm studio.

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

And because I was having fun with Photoshop, I decided to do some color variations including an early Valentines Day image.  Hope you enjoy.

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

Thank you all for you patience!  Looking forward to warmer days and a better relationship with my furnace.  I guess you could say we are currently in therapy .Winking smile

-Rebecca


Well Hello Miss Ginger!!

The WClub just announced it’s 5th and final club doll for the year and it was an amazing way to end Poppy Parker’s 10th anniversary year.  David Buttry finally released his much anticipated friend ( or is it frenemy) Ginger Gilroy.  He did it in the best way possible…giftsetted with a Poppy. 

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe
Poppy Parker™ and Ginger Gilroy™ Gift Set
The Poppy Parker™ Collection
2019 W Club Exclusive
Estimated Arrival: End of April 2020
Price: $199 + S & H     
 
Edition Size: TBA
Head Sculpt: Poppy and Ginger (new character sculpt!)
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Skin Tone: FR White (Poppy) and Cream (Ginger)
Hair Color: Dark Ash Blonde (Poppy) and Titian Red (Ginger)
Foot type: High heeled
Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

Miss Gilroy is scrumptious!!!  A fitting frenemy to our beloved Poppy.  I can’t wait to see what David comes up with for her.  I adore the colors and fashions he chose!  While I have never been a huge fan of a bubble dress or gown, I adore the light blue confection that Ginger has.  The beautiful lavender that adorns Poppy will be welcome when they arrive in the spring of 2020. 

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

Yummy!!!

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

I adore the lavishness of the accessories too.  I like that we now have 2 pairs of white hands and long gloves that we can mix and match with our other Poppy’s.  I also appreciated that David gave us two different kinds of wraps…one satin and one fur.  Made for a nice change.  I am loving the spring pastels as well.  This was indeed a fitting way to end out Poppy’s 10th anniversary year.  Well done Mr.Buttry!!

If you are not a WClub member(why not?!), you will not have direct access to this gift set.  It’s a WClub exclusive.  You will need to wait and watch on Ebay next spring.  And if you are not a WClub member…you might want to consider membership which will come up again in February of 2020.  Watch the blog for details.

-Rebecca


Let the Fun Begin!! 2019 WClub Registration is Open!!

Oh my word…do I even remember how to post to the blog anymore LOL!  After a very slow year for Inside the Fashion Doll Studio and very minimal postings, I am looking forward to getting back to the studio and back into a regular blogging schedule.  If you are still here, thanks for sticking with me. 

I have a fun thing to announce with this resurrection of the blog.  The WClub for 2019 is now open for registration!!  You have until noon Eastern Time on March 3rd to get your registration in if you want to be part of the 2019 WClub.  This is one I simply don’t miss.  It’s a complete no brainer for me.  This year the designers at Integrity Toys have some special perks and upgrade dolls available to lucky members.  Let’s take a look…

2019 WClub registration

2019 WClub registration

The upgrade dolls are what everyone is excited to see….Here they are

2019 WClub Registration French Kiss Vanessa

2019 WClub Registration French Kiss Vanessa

2019 WClub Registration French Kiss Vanessa

2019 WClub Registration French Kiss Vanessa

Loving this modern look and that bag….swoon!!  Designed by the Jessy Ayala.

WClub 2019 Registration Upgrade Level of Suspense Lukas

WClub 2019 Registration Upgrade Level of Suspense Lukas

WClub 2019 Registration Upgrade Level of Suspense Lukas

WClub 2019 Registration Upgrade Level of Suspense Lukas

Many of us are enjoying the return of the hommes!  Designed by Jessy Ayala.

2019 WClub Registration Upgrade Bosa Nova Beauty Poppy Parker

2019 WClub Registration Upgrade Bosa Nova Beauty Poppy Parker

2019 WClub Registration Upgrade Bosa Nova Beauty Poppy Parker

2019 WClub Registration Upgrade Bosa Nova Beauty Poppy Parker

Well well well…Mais que nada!!  Yes, this is playing on my headset as I type this Smile.  Yummy, yummy, yummy.  I love the bangs, the dark hair color paired with the sun kissed skin.  Also really digging this coral, aqua and bronze sun dress.  Time for some caipirinhas people!!  Designed by David Buttry.

Ok, so if you are interested in joining the WClub , click on the link below to get all the info about the club and how to purchase.  Base Membership is $50 and upgrade dolls are additional.

https://www.wclubforum.com/2019clubregstart.html

You have until noon ET 3/03/2019 to join.

It’s a small window to sign up and once it’s over, registration is closed until the next year.  If you enjoy collecting Integrity Toys products and want a chance at attending their convention, this club is a must.  Just sayin’

-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


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


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


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

 


Sparkle Poppy Sparkle!

And sparkle she does!  I realized I had not given any love to this particular convention Poppy for well over a year.  Not good.  She was part of the 2015 IT convention collection.  Here she is in her original outfit and jewelry.  She is however, sporting a new set of hands that were a recent find on Ebay.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!

Check out the teeny, tiny acrylic nails!!  I found them on Ebay.  Don’t know if this vendor offers them up regularly or if they were just a short term thing but this is where I got them.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!

Love the facial screening on this one.  While nails like this are not something I normally go for…I think they do add a very glamorous look to this Poppy.

-Rebecca


Have a Very Poppy Christmas!!

For those of you who follow my instagram account, I shared a little teaser photo back in August of these holiday photos.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Have a Very Poppy Christmas

I decided to do a shoot of a few of my favorite things.  1) Poppy Parker 2) That gorgeous Tiffany Blue color 3) 1/6 French furniture and 4) All things Christmas.  And here is the result of that shoot.

Enjoy!!

Model:  Out of this World Poppy Parker

Dress:  Sanglian on Etsy

Dog: Anna Ryasnova on Etsy

Set is comprised of furniture I ordered from China, lamp and boxes were handmade and white feather tree was purchased at Target.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Have a Very Poppy Christmas

–Rebecca


The Power of Pink Continues…

Yep…not ready to let go of the pink theme this week and I am sticking with the same designer as well.  As we approach this years Integrity Toys convention, I though I would pull out one of my favorite gift dolls from last years convention…Paper Doll Poppy Parker. 

From Rimdoll on Etsy

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Love this Poppy and love this pink confection of a dress!

Rebecca


Poppy Goes to Paris–A Recap

This years theme for the Poppy Parker collection by David Buttry hit a chord with many collectors.  I know it hit this collector right in the wallet.  I absolutely adored it and can’t wait to see what David has in store for us Poppy collectors at the Integrity Toys convention in October.  While we wait for convention, I thought it would be fun to get a group shot of the Poppys we have enjoyed so far this year.  Since Poppy is in Paris, I drew inspiration from one of the most iconic Parisian fashion houses of all time…Dior.

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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Ma Petite Fleur Poppy Parker – WClub 2016 Registration upgrade doll

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Powder Puff Poppy Parker – IT Direct Lottery doll

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Paris in the Springtime Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Night at the Ballet Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

C’est Si Bon – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Miss Amour Poppy Parker – IT Direct Lottery doll

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Magnifique Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Très Chic Boutique Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Ooh La La Poppy Parker – WClub Exclusive doll

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Bonjour Mademoiselle Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

-Rebecca


Magnifique is Fantastique

When I saw the name on this doll I kept singing the words from a song in “Devil Wears Prada”…”Supersonic, maginfique, tres tres cool and tres tres chic”. 

She is definitely tres, tres chic.  the hair color is vibrant and beautiful.  It needs to be trained a bit when you take it out of the hair net but not too bad (it was packed with hair off to the side so you will need to push it or train it down to sit down against the neck). 

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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

The promo shot shows her as this…

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc

What arrived was…I believe…better than the promos but with one caveat.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magnifique is Fantastique

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magnifique is Fantastique

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magnifique is Fantastique

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magnifique is Fantastique

She has a very sharp look to the left eye placement that frankly…borders on “wonky eye” for my taste.  I have photographed her at her best advantage but I had to work at it.  Not sure how I am feeling about that.  She is gorgeous.  Coloring and facial color screening is spot on.  Dress is beautiful and jewelry is beyond…really beyond.  But…that far to the left stare is looking slightly wrong for me.  Not sure what I am going to do yet.  Maybe it’s just mine so will be interested to hear what others are experiencing. 

-Rebecca


The Sleeper has Awakened

Ok..I have to admit the title was for all you “Dune” geeks out there LOL!  This line may be from the book and movie “Dune” but we have a bit of a sleeper situation going on in the Poppy Parker Bon Bon collection.  Her name is Night at the Ballet Poppy Parker and she has turned out WAY better than the promo shots.

Here is what we were expecting…

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Not bad but I have to admit…she was my least favorite in the whole lineup and I almost didn’t order her.  Boy oh boy am I glad I did because this is what arrived on Saturday.  Check out the gorgeous green eyes on this lady!

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

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Sleeper has Awakened

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Sleeper has Awakened

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Sleeper has Awakened

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Sleeper has Awakened

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Sleeper has Awakened

Couple things to note:

1) The hair on my doll needed a little tweaking after I took the hair net off.  It didn’t take too much to put it all back in order.

2) The necklace is just gold, no stones.  This seems kind of weird to me as the bracelet has beautiful blue stones in it but there you go.  It looks like it should have a few stones in the necklace or it looks like there was space for it but there aren’t any.  Don’t know if this is an oversight or just a last minute budget cut but a number of people have commented on FB that they don’t have any stones in their necklaces either so I don’t think it’s just me.  The promo shots of the accessories don’t really show the necklace that well so it may have been intended to be just plain gold all the way along.  Just wanted to make people aware.

Huge thanks to my dealer Barb at Windy City Dolls for getting these new Poppy’s to me so quickly!!  You are the best.

Let the redressing and photographing begin!!!

-Rebecca


Naughty or Nice?

Ok, I have to explain the title a bit.  As you all know, I am a huge fan of Poppy Parker and her creator David Buttry.  For me, she was the gateway drug from Barbie to Integrity Toys.  I realize I need a 12 step program for my addiction but I’m not ready to commit to the program just yet. Winking smile

Recently, Integrity Toys held a lottery to purchase two beautiful Poppy Parkers and I was lucky and incredibly thrilled to be picked to purchase not just Miss Amour but the fabulous Powder Puff Poppy Parker as well.  I have to thank my daughter for the opportunity as it was her membership that won it and she willingly handed over the option to purchase.  Collectors are receiving these dolls and posting some amazing images.  This doll is so sweet.  Mostly she is portrayed as “nice” and I like it that way.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

For these images, however, I decided to portray her in a slightly different way.  David Buttry had mentioned in his webinar announcing the Bon Bon Collection that one of his inspirations for this particular doll was the movie “Valley of the Dolls”.  I decided to go a little more with that theme.  So Poppy comes off as a bit more on the naughty side in these pictures.  I want to point out however..that Chip has appeared to have “put a ring on it” at least.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

-Rebecca


A Terrace in Paris

For those of you awaiting the next installment of “The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging”, it’s coming.  Most likely tomorrow.  I forgot to factor in that we were running our son to college ( 5 hours away) this past week so that cut into the available time I had.  Fear not…it’s in process for publication in the next couple of days.  This also explains why I have not responded to comments in a week.  I will be getting to those as well.

In the meantime, I have been sitting on these shots since the initial posting of “J’Adore Miss Amour” and I can wait no longer.  These shots came about because 1) I can’t get enough of this pink confection Miss Amour and 2) I had these fun pink balloons and had to use them and 3) I didn’t get a chance to include the adorable little perfume bottle in the last set of shots.   ©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Terrace in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Terrace in Paris

Now…is she looking at the tray like “I love this perfume and I need to use some” or is she saying “This shoot is boring…I need a drink!”  You make the call.

P.S.  I have to send  a shout out to my friend Rogier at Dutch Barbie World for a little bit of art direction on this one.  You were right and It was much appreciated!

-Rebecca


J’Adore Miss Amour

The title speaks for itself.  When I first saw this doll my reaction was this…

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And..that has not changed upon receiving her.  She is EVERYTHING I was hoping for and more.  David, I bow down! Bowing gif

Miss Amour
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Approximate Ship Date: Mid-Late Summer 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls

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

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

This amazing creature is gorgeous.  The dress is beyond people…just…BEYOND.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

It’s inspired by Dior I and many believe, what is not to love about that.  Fashion inspiration image find goes to Nata-Leto on Flickr.  Big THANKS to Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Barbie World for letting me use this image.

https://dutchbarbieworld.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/bon-bon-poppy-goes-to-paris/

The jewelry is fabulous!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

Me likey!!….Me likey a lot!!!!

-Rebecca


A Picnic in Paris

Now that Integrity Toys has announced their collections and all of our collector wallets are sad and limping, I thought it was time to return to Paris for some fun.  If I was returning to Paris, Ms. Poppy was going to join me.  This new “Ooh La La” Poppy Parker is my current muse and I am loving the giftset mix and match options. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

You have to love rement! 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Picnic in Paris

-Rebecca


Ooh La La Indeed!!

The WClub Poppy Parker Exclusive arrived just after I returned from Barbiecon a few weeks ago.  As with most conventions, I have spent the last couple of weeks going through my acquired treasures and getting over “The convention cold”.  When you put around 1,000 people together in a ballroom for multiple events, and these same people get on average 4-5 hours of sleep a night…there is bound to be illness.  So… now I am on the mend, I managed to snap some images of this new Poppy Parker and get them ready for the blog.

Ooh La La!
Poppy Parker™ Gift Set
The Bonbon Collection
2016 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: 1115

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 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -- Ooh La La Indeed

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -- Ooh La La Indeed

This one comes to this collector WAY better than the promo shots promised.  And the promo shots were pretty darn good.  She is simply stunning!  Love, Love, Love her.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -- Ooh La La Indeed

Love the accessories with this giftset!  Lot’s of mix and match options. 

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -- Ooh La La Indeed

I recently had a new logo designed for my main photography business and wanted to try it out on some of the doll shots too.  Not too bad Winking smileThank you Daniel at Photologo!!

For those of you awaiting the beginning of the series of posts on the blogging and doll photography presentation I did at Barbiecon…fear not.  It should be up starting this Friday, August 19th.  For those of you who did attend the class, the images in this post were taken using the “light bouncing” technique I talked about.