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Siren Silhouette Korrine

Last year Integrity Toys released a small Fashion Royalty capsule collection called FR Maison Paris.  It consisted of two dolls and I received the second doll in the collection not too long ago.  Everything about this small collection had huge glamour factor.  Jessy Ayala indulged his creativity towards elegant pastels and classic lines for this capsule.  The results were big hits with collectors including this one.  Thanks to my trusty dealer, I managed to secure both dolls. 

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc

Siren Silhouette
Korinne Dimas™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection:
Maison FR
Limited Edition: 1100 Dolls
Expected Ship Date: Early Winter 2020
Suggested Retail Pricing: $175.00

AVAILABLE ONLY FROM IT DEALERS

Head Sculpt: Korinne Dimas
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Dark Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc Siren Silhouette Korrine Dimas

I think she is exceptional!  I adore the intricate details of this gown…beads down the seams of the skirt people!!  All of them!!.  This gown is pure confection .  The accessories start off with a statement cocktail ring paired with the over the top chandelier earrings and delicate clutch with butterfly clasp.  The shoes are a lovely iridescent silvery pair of stillettos with ornate metal heel (à la Ralph and Russo). 

Here is how this beauty translated through my camera lens.  I am very happy.

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

And sometimes…when taking images…the light reflects at just the right moment and in the exact right spot.  I realize that this effect can be done using lightroom but it is always a little bit of magic when it happens organically.  Here is the Siren herself…

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

For those of you interested in the behind the scenes set-up for these images, this one is for you.  I had a reflector bouncing light from the left and partly cloudy afternoon diffused light coming in from the right.  Here I am using two Replica Surface background boards in “Smoke”. 

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

-Rebecca

2021 WClub Registration is OPEN!!

It’s that time of year again folks….the Integrity Toys WClub is open for registration!  It will run for three weeks then will be closed again until next year.  If you are a collector of Integrity Toys dolls, this is a MUST buy in my opinion.  A base membership is $50 and here is all you get with it.

©2021 Integrity Toys WCLUB

-    First-to-know Information & Sneak Peeks!

    Find out information ahead of the general public, get sneak peeks at upcoming
    dolls and more.

-    5 Guaranteed W Club Exclusive Dolls!

    Get guaranteed opportunities to purchase at least *5* additional
    exclusive W Club-only dolls during the year, 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 & 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 2021 Integrity Toys Convention, ahead of the general public.

-    Private Q&A Sessions!
    Get access to participate in 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.

But that is not all folks… there are three amazing upgrade doll options you can add to this years membership and they are all stunning!!

©2021 Integrity Toys WCLUB

©2021 Integrity Toys Inc.

Fit To Print
Nadja Rhymes™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face® Collection
2021 W Club Upgrade

*$140; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $115 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2021).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0
Body Type: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Cinnamon
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes

©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes

©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes

©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes

Bring on the houndstooth I say!!  I love that Jessy did this in pale lavender too.  It’s glorious with Nadja’s cinnamon hair  and a first for IT in using this hair color with this facemold.  The larger purse is inspired by Dior’s book tote

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And small bag is inspired by JACQUEMUS “ Le Chiquito” bag

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The outfit is another IT homage to Alaïa with an update to the jacket…fabulous translation!!

©1991 Vogue

 

©1991 Vogue

A definite must for any NuFace collector.  This one is going in my cart for sure!!

Bijou
Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2021 W Club Upgrade Doll

*$140; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $115 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2021).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Elyse
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Deep Sable
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

Ok..let’s start with the positives.  I adore this Elsye face mold in A-tone skin color and sleek sophisticated updo with purple eye shadow.  I adore the chunky gold accessories and emerald clasp bag.  The shoes are ok.  The dress…ummmm….urrrr….I got nothin’ .  This is a rare miss for the super talented Jessy Ayala.  I don’t get the gown at all.  Maybe it just couldn’t translate in this scale well?  If it were a two piece thing I could live with it and figure I would just use the top with a different skirt.  Regrettably…it’s all one piece so the entire outfit is out for me.  I have absolutely no idea where even to start to look for inspiration on this gown …and to be honest….no real desire to.  Sorry Jessy.  Love the doll, not the dress.  Will buy just for the doll so it’s still a win for IT.

Pink Lemonade
Poppy Parker® Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker® in Palm Springs Collection
2021 W Club Upgrade Doll

$140; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $115 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2021).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: PP 1.5
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Pink
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

You had me at the pink hair David…you had me at the pink hair.  Ohhhh my!  Poppy is in Palm Springs this year according to designer David Buttry and she is fabulous in lemon and pink for this first design of the season.  I adore the hair but the dress design is a close second.  The blue eyes and berry kissed lips are giving me life here..the whole thing is just

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Yep…she is definitely going in my shopping cart…no question. 

So There you have it.  Three fabulous upgrade dolls and a whole lot of perks for the base membership.  Frankly, this membership is worth it for the chance to go to the convention alone.  For those who like to attend, you need to be a WClub member because the convention sells out every year with just WClub members.  The upgrade dolls are extra above and beyond the $50.  It has been amazing to see this club grow each and every year.  Love it. 

If you are at all interested, you have until

WClub deadline

to sign up.  If interested, click here to go to Integrity Toys WClub signup page.

-Rebecca

Poppy Meets the Barbie® Pink Collection

The BFMC has officially closed up shop at Mattel but there is a small glimmer of former glory. Mattel has announced the Barbie® Pink Collection™.  According to the press release this series will be “Classic Barbie® glamour meets on-trend style”.  The first doll of the series is designed by Robert Best and is on a Silkstone model muse body. 

Barbie®Pink Collection™ Doll

  • Label: Gold Label®
  • Designer: Robert Best
  • Release Date: 1/25/2021
  • Included with doll: Dress, earrings, shoes, doll stand
  • Eyelashes: Painted
  • Fashion:Off-the-shoulder high-low gown with bow accents and a dramatic train of cascading tulle
  • Fashion Sewn On?: No
  • Body Type:Model Muse (Silkstone)
  • Doll Stand: Yes
  • Facial sculpt: Millie Cl Mouth Collector Size (Silkstone)
  • Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 14" x 4" x 10"
  • Limit 3 per person

SKU #: GTJ76

Price:  Wait for it…$100.00  If you are a Barbie Collector member at platinum level you get a discount.  I might wait for a sale on this one folks.

 

©2021 Mattel Pink Collection

©2021 Mattel Pink Collection

The box is very pretty and suitable for a display piece.  The dress is well made and is removable..that is a nice plus.  The shoes are plastic…meh…but the earrings are metal.  That is an improvement from past offerings.  The facial screening is pretty but I would have preferred that the hairband was done with actual hair and not fuchsia material.  To be honest it makes it look like a 1980’s scrunchie and detracts from the elegance of the gown. 

Since I am not the model muse body type collector anymore, I decided that Poppy was going to wear the gown.  The color of this gown is INTENSE.  It’s the signature pantone Barbie pink color and for the very first time in my career of using Photoshop/Light room on images…I had to actually dial the vibrancy back a bit on the images!  I didn’t adjust much but I felt it was fair to say that I did it.  Important to note…the little upper arm sleeves are separate so you can use them or not.

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -Poppy Meets the Barbie Pink Collection

This is Shining in the Spotlight Poppy Parker in the Pink Collection gown and earrings with fashion royalty shoes.  I have changed Poppy’s original hairstyle slightly from the original by twirling the long braid up and around the crown of her head and securing it with pins.  Her green eyes work beautifully with this almost florescent fuchsia gown.

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -Poppy Meets the Barbie Pink Collection

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -Poppy Meets the Barbie Pink Collection

New photo prop alert!!!  So I have been trying my hands at making some 1/6 plants mostly for photo props ( and just to see if I could frankly) during our quarantine.  I think these court palms turned out good!  The little ornate toile urns are from Seda France candles I purchased and have used.  They make beautiful planters for 1/6 scale.  They are extremely fragrant.  My current favorite is Hyacinth Winking smile

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -Poppy Meets the Barbie Pink Collection

-Rebecca

We Dream of Spring

Well hello, hello!  I am borrowing that opening from my new favorite Instagram account @clausdalby.  We have been in strict lockdown for almost a year here in the Pacific Northwest and a few days ago were hit with about a foot of snow.  We rarely get that much snow here so basically everything comes to a standstill until the snow melts. 

I have to admit…the last year and frankly the last couple of years my inspiration and creativity for doll photography has been in a holding pattern.  I just couldn’t for the life of me find a willingness to create images.  That is so unusual for me.  I did however, pour myself into different projects ( new landscaping and gardens and conversion of a play space into a home studio/craft space) that syphoned off the creative energy for a bit.  As they say…such is life.  My hope is that now that the new large projects are completed, I can find joy again in my collection and photographing it. 

During this quarantine, I have found so many inspiring images and stories in my daily scroll of Instagram and Flickr.  I am amazed every day at the creativity in this world and so thankful for all of those who share images and the comments and dialogue that others join in with.  It has created a community in which we all could participate even when we could not visit in person with others. 

This morning as I looked out at a landscape of snow and ice, I felt the old familiar stirrings of doll photography creativity and I was spurred to action by an image a friend shared on Instagram.  These images came together easily and organically in a short amount of time.  I had the miniature cherry blossom branches because I have been trying my hand at making miniature flowers for the past year.  It was well past time to put them on camera.  Let’s hope I am over my creativity hump and will move back into the blog and doll photos. 

Model:  Like No Other Nadja by Integrity Toys

Gown and Jacket: M.u.n.l.e on etsy at HOANGANHKHOI

Cherry Blossom Crown and flowers: handmade

Background: Replica Surfaces

Shopping bag: handmade©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

 

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

-Rebecca

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Big OOAK Sale Today!!

Hello all!  Just wanted to give a shout out about an exciting sale going on today for all you vintage and OOAK Barbie lovers out there.  The talented duo of Hilda Westervelt and Maryann Roy have a new collection of Mannequin Mavens they are debuting today as well as fashions by Hilda and furniture by Maryann.  They are working with some amazing prints from David Rose this time around and the results are nothing short of stellar!  There is sure to be something for everyone in this epic sale and if you are one of the many who are sad about not attending Barbiecon this year, here is your chance to get some of the things you only see there.  For all the images and prices of what is available, please visit Hilda’s or Maryann’s blogs at

www.bellissimacouturefashions.com (Hilda) fashions

www.maryannroy.com (Maryann) Furniture, Room Boxes and OOAK Mannequin Mavens.

To entice you to go, here are a few luscious images of some of the things available today.

©2020 Maryann Roy

©2020 Maryann Roy

©2020 Maryann Roy

©2020 Maryann Roy

 

The Mannequin Maven Collection

©2020 Maryann Roy

©2020 Maryann Roy

©2020 Maryann Roy

©2020 Maryann Roy

©2020 Maryann Roy

©2020 Maryann Roy

©2020 Maryann Roy

©2020 Maryann Roy

©2020 Maryann Roy

Hilda also has some fantastic OOAK fashions that she is offering.  Here are a few.

All these beauties are available either through Maryann’s (OOAK’s and furniture) or Hilda’s ( fashions) blogs so go check out their websites!

 

–Rebecca

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

©2020 Integrity Toys - Hello New York Poppy Parker©2020 Integrity Toys - Hello New York Poppy Parker©2020 Integrity Toys - Hello New York Poppy Parker©2020 Integrity Toys - Hello New York Poppy Parker

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!

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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.

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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

NBDCC Convention News–Sitting this one out.

First and Foremost let me wish Barbie a very Happy 61st Birthday today!!!  In honor of her birthday I thought it would be a good day to announce some news and give some information on a fun sale that Miss Hilda ( Bellissima Couture) and I have cooked up for Miss Barbie.

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Some of you may have heard already but I wanted to put this out there for everyone. Hilda and I will not be attending the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention this year in Las Vegas.  The reasons for us not going are varied.  I want to assure everyone that it is not due to any health related issues.  My family and I are doing very well and I am happy to report that all of my daughter’s scans have been blissfully clear and without any evidence of cancer since 2018.  Sooooo grateful!!!  Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.  They are working!!

We are very sad to not be seeing everyone.  This community of collectors is what drives Hilda and I to do what we do.   Because we love and value this collector community so much we have been coming up with some fun ways to offer the same products we normally offer at Barbiecon but via our online shops.  This way everyone can participate and not just those attending the convention.  For those attending NBDCC, please know we are very sorry to miss seeing and visiting with you at the convention.  I am most sorry to miss that one on one connection.  It was and is always the highlight of going to the convention for me.

Now that we are announcing, both Hilda and I wanted to offer up a special sales event on Barbie’s birthday to begin our series of online events leading up to the NBDCC.   The plan is to offer a couple different capsule collections from now until June.  These capsule collections will include fashions by Hilda (Bellissima Couture).  Some will have unique OOAK fabrics we have developed together.  Offerings will include luxury accessories that I have done to compliment the fashions.  Also, this means {cue drumroll please!}….my Etsy shop is opening!!!!

My Etsy shop is ITFashionDollStudio and should be open by Friday if not before.  I will send the link via blog post on Friday or before once it is open.

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©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

If you are interested in the fashions, head on over to Hilda’s blog (Bellissima Couture). She is selling the dresses and the dresses with bag as a set.  If you are interested in the accessories ( bag sets, individual bags, hat boxes and pillows) please visit my Etsy shop when it opens this Friday.

-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!

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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

Loving Natalia

Here we are in the days preceding Valentine’s Day and I had a chance to photograph one of the new additions to the studio…Make Me Blush Natalia.  This doll is the second wave of the highly popular “Boudoir Collection” from Integrity Toys.  It’s designed by Jessy Ayala who is himself  a collector  and understands very well what his fellow collectors want.  His designs usually include accessories that go directly to the heart of what people like to collect.  This last capsule collection was no exception.

In 2019 pictures were released to WClub members…

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc.

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc.

©2019 Integrity Toys Boudoir Collection wave 2

Of the three dolls offered in this WClub lottery collection, Natalia in the middle came out as the big favorite. 

Make Me Blush
Natalia Fatalé™ Close-up Doll
The Fashion Royalty®
Boudoir Collection (Wave 2)
Expected Ship Date:
First week of December 2019
Special Member-Only Pricing: $135.00

**OFFERED VIA RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY

Edition Size: 800
Head Sculpt: Natalia 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled Foot
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Strawberry Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

 

©2019 Integrity Toys Boudoir Collection wave 2

This lucky collector was one of the lottery winners!!  I am so thrilled to have this one in my collection.  She photographs like a dream!!

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Loving Natalia

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Loving Natalia

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Loving Natalia

She is definitely giving off the Hollywood starlit vibe.  I adored photographing her and using this chaise lounge that I had repainted and have had forever ( pullip petite luxury furniture).  She is the perfect model to convey romance for any Valentine’s Day. 

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©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Loving Natalia

-Rebecca