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Gilly Gals

Yesterday Evening during roomshopping Rebecca went to Gilly Gals. The Ooak Artist Angie Gill brought some amazing Ooak Genies and Belly Dancers to Houston.

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I am loving all the details on the dolls. How  cool are these shoes !!!

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And these dolls can dance.

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For more information: http://www.GillyGals.com

Lantis Kelly

Hi guys, here Rogier from Dutch Fashion Doll World. Rebecca is in Houston for the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention and I will take over her blog for this week.

This years theme is Blast off with Barbie.

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The official schedule will start next Wednesday. But many collectors arrived this weekend for the roomshopping and designer parties.

Today Rebecca went to visit Lantis Kelly. One of the talented designer duo’s from Italy. And they brought some amazing dolls with them.

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And luckily for us collectors that couldn’t attend this convention Rebecca brought her camera with her so we can enjoy all the amazing details on these beauties.

for more information: http://www.lantis-kelly.com

 

Agnes is Merveilleuse!!

I don’t think you need a translator to realize that this says Agnes is marvelous.  For quite a while now, it has been an Integrity Toy’s WClub custom to offer up an “event doll” made available to members when they hold a webinar.  It’s a nice little perk for members and it’s always in addition to the club dolls offered up as part of the WClub membership.  You get the right to purchase this doll just for being a WClub member.  Many collectors take advantage of this deal.  The doll offered up for this years 2017 Nu.Face and Fashion Royalty collections was very special.  Designed by Jessy Ayala again and according to his explanation was inspired by one of his favorite designers. 

Merveilleuse
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: TBD
Estimated Delivery: Fall 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00 US

***THIS DOLL CAN ONLY BE PRE-ORDERED BY W CLUB MEMBERS DIRECTLY THROUGH INTEGRITY TOYS BEFORE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2017 AT NOON EASTERN TIME!***

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Champagne Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll ©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

Well hello Ms Carolina Herrera!!  Could this doll be any more exquisite… I ask you?  This clutch?!!!  This Clutch!!!  I adore this entire ensemble from tips of toes to top of head. 

Carolina Herrera is known for her standard attire of crisp white shirt and black skirt.

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This doll is only available to WClub members.

2017 Fashion Royalty Collection Revealed!!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Fashion Royalty La Femme Collection

Yep…you see it in the logo above, this years collection is about the woman.    As an added treat for collectors, Integrity Toys gave Jessy Ayala the drivers seat in this years FR collection.  The theme seems to have been set with the initial WClub offering earlier this year of Riviera Drama Agnes.  While Jessy may be taking the theme of bold colors and super chic from the Riviera, there are some definite detours.   He has taken the theme and used it to celebrate femininity…in it’s romantic iterations as well as it’s strength.  He ends with the power suit to end all power suits.  Let’s dive into the collection shall we?

Vivacité
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 1025
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Soft Ebony
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2016 Vogue, Inc.  Spring 2017 RTW Dolce and Gabbana

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2016 Vogue Inc. D&G 2016 Fall RTW

Well bring on La Dolce Vita!  I am getting a very strong Dolce and Gabbana vibe with this one.  A perfect ensemble for relaxing on the Riviera.  Sadly we don’t have an image of the back of this blouse but it looks to be amazing too.    Adore the pink head scarf here.  Perfect touch with the dark hair.  She needed a glamorous pair of sunglasses to complete this look.  The facial screening is reminiscent of Going Public Eugenia and me loves!!  This is cool classic elegance.  Time for a chilled glass of prosecco on the patio overlooking the Mediterranean. 

Coquette
Jordan Duval™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US

Head Sculpt: Jordan
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sand Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

Ohhhh so chic!  I love that Jessy stuck with the rich Riviera colors here.  And come one…Jordan in these honey tresses?!!…YUM!  Jessy commented that he kept the facial screening soft and fresh on this one.  I love that he paired these emerald sandals with the softer blue, turqoise and green tones.  Adore the peach jewelry.  And…Jordan has a last name now too!

Sophistiquée
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Vanessa Perrin 3.0
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Pale Crimson
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

There is a Fendi feel to that purse Winking smile

©2017 Net-A-Porter Fendi ruffle purse from net a porter

I love the doll on this one…let me just put that out there.  Beautiful auburn hair on cream skin tone with soft facial screening and a Vanessa 3.0 sculpt.  What is not to love about that.  The outfit…well..it’s not my favorite..and not really getting a Riviera vibe either.  I adore the accessories.  The shirt with the bow detailing…love.  I am not sure I would pair it with the black lace skirt and I for sure would not throw an animal print wrap over the top of it.  This outfit was the weakest showing IMO of the entire line.  I like the components, just not together.  The sweatheart topstitch on the shirt gives it almost a western feel so not sure where that fits into this high glamour Riviera feel Jessy has going. 

Exquise
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Adèle Makéda 2.0
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Rich Sable
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

Holy flippin’ Zorro people!!  I believe I fainted when I saw this one…then recovered quickly and put this doll as #1 on my buy list.  What do I start with…That color on Adele…brilliant!!  The scarf with the hat…inspired!  The belted suit….sublime!!  The accessories…perfection!!  The facial screening…sultry and strong….LOVE!!  This was IMO the strongest look of this collection.  My only complaint is not sure how this fits in with a Riviera theme.  It’s definitely showcases strong and feminine but not necessarily Riviera chic.  Doesn’t change the fact that I am buying it though

Too much fashion

My poor, poor wallet!!!

But wait folks…there is more!  What collection is worth their salt without a lottery item.  Yes…another lottery.  I admit, kind of feeling the lottery fatigue with this one.

Séduisante
Elyse Jolie™ Close-Up Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

*** THIS GIFT SET WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE VIA INTEGRITY TOYS DEALERS!***

THIS WILL BE OFFERED VIA A W CLUB EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY FROM IT DIRECT LATER THIS YEAR (MORE DETAILS TO COME).

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Elyse Jolie
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled and Flat Feet (One Pair of Each Included)
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Dark Mocha
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

Whattttt!!!!  Yep…you see it with your own eyes.  This doll will come with two sets of bottom legs ( knee to foot).  One with be high arched foot like normal and other will be newly engineered flat foot option with hinged ankle..very Poppy like.  I love that they are giving us both options!!  And…it’s a lottery doll of course.  CRAAAAAPPPPP!! 

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

And it looks like Balenciaga got invited to this party too.

©2017 Net-A-Porter Balenciaga Shopper tote from Net a Porter

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

Oh my!!  A tanned Elyse!!  Again I hope the lottery Gods are kind.  There is a high edition size on this one so that’s at least comforting.  Now this lady is definitely on theme for the Riviera.  She just needs a Pucci scarf to tie around the swimsuit.  Love this duel bottom leg concept too.  Makes it very versatile.  Another point that I didn’t make in this or the previous blog post about Nu.Face was the fact that these bodies don’t have the waist joint so there is this very smooth waist on them and it allows to show off the midriff without that pesky joint.  Very nice. 

I am so happy to see the uber talents of Jessy Ayala displayed in not one but two different collections this year.  I feel his strongest showing was definitely in the Nu.Face line but the young man has some serious fashionista styling when it comes to the FR big hitters.  While the cohesiveness might not have been as strong in the FR line as Nu.Face it still packed a punch with some really stellar moments.  This collection’s Adele will be talked about for years and years.  I would also like to give Integrity Toys and it’s design team a big thumbs up for the improved diversity in this line.

So, as I have said before, if you are at all interested in these lovely’s, contact your IT authorized dealer sooner rather than later.

2017 Integrity Toys Nu.Face Collection Revealed!!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. 2017 NuFace Heirloom collection image

This collection marks Jessy Ayala’s second season as lead designer for the Nu.Face line and he has not disappointed.  He has provided a collection rich in color and nostalgia while keeping it edgy and current.  This collection seems to draw inspiration from the 2016 Louis Vuitton fashion shows as well as the accessories.   Let’s take a moment to talk about the accessories.  They are BEYOND people.  Jessy’s attention to every minute detail in this line amazes and astounds.  If you love Louis Vuitton bags…you will love this line.  Jessy explained in the webinar that his basic inspiration for this line drew on objects of value..heirlooms.  He explained there are romantic notes with rich jewel tone colors and a definite haunted mansion feel.   Therefore, each doll has some kind of heirloom in her set.  Also important to note, all of the characters have last names now!   So enough of my blathering…let’s get to the dolls.

Charmed Life
Imogen Lennox Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Imogen
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Ginger
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

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©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.  Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

How cute are those freckles?!!!  From the titian hair to the combat boots…LOVE!!  The back of the shirt is MAJOR and that purse…don’t even get me started with the purse.  I love that the shirt is a body suit because they just fit better when dressing the doll IMO.  Let’s also take a moment to appreciate the thigh high fish nets!  The facial screening , according to Jessy, on this Imogen is an homage to Going Public Eugenia, a clear collector favorite…and again he brings in the heirloom nostalgia vibe with the facial screenings.  Nicely done Mr. Ayala.

Heiress
Erin Salston Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Erin 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Amber Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

And again…the accessories are slaying me.  Wait…is that a spider ring?!!  Sign me up!  For this doll, Jessy offered that the little travel case is the heirloom…and what an heirloom.  That case put this doll in the my shopping cart.  The shoes helped it along and that spider ring clinched it.  That jacket with it’s split sleeves intrigue me and the skirt has a LOT of mix and match potential.  The screening on this gorgeous Latino skin toned Erin is an homage to Paparazzi Bait Adele.  Vibrant and sultry.  Stunning.

Neo-Romantic
Rayna Ahmadi Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 775
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Rayna
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

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©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

Wow!!  while this is not the style I collect ( the high cut legs on the bodysuit have the Mom in me saying “ nope “ ), I can appreciate the styling.  The accessories are beyond again.  The heirloom of this look is the bracelet.  Those tassel earrings are all that and a bag of chips too.  The glasses add to the overall motocross vibe with the pants.  I am again amazed at the details of this ensemble.  Look at all those topstitched seams in those pants!  Holy Cow!  The facial screening on this lady is flat out gorgeous and I considered getting this one just for the doll.  Will most likely regret it later but I passed.  I love how that mulberry stripe in the pants is brought forward by the lip color.  I also appreciate the two tones of soft greyish blue Jessy has paired with the rich black and vibrant berry color.  Yummmmmm!

Vanity & Glamour
Nadja Rhymes Close-Up Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sterling Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

Madonna Vogue

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

Fierce!!  Too fierce for words almost.  From that soft petal shrug to the antique heirloom mirror, this woman owns it.  She is also an homage to Paparazzi Bait Adele in facial screening.  For me, this lady is all about that silver hair and sulrty eyes.  I’m not super excited about the lavender hued lips but that can be tweaked some.  In the early days of Integrity Toy’s collections, there were offerings of lingerie dolls and Jessy is bringing that bag around with this heirloom theme.  Love that.

Hauntingly Lovely
Ayumi Nakamura Close-Up Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Ayumi 3.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Baby Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

If Nadja was the sultry, then this Erin is the soft romantic antithesis..well..until you get to those leather boot spats!!  Wow!!  Love!!  And they are like textured snakeskin leather like too.  Oh…my…word.  My heart can’t take much more LOL!  The heirloom in this set is the brush.  The baby blonde tresses and softened facial screening bring out the romance in this set. 

If you are interested at all about these offerings, run don’t walk to your IT dealers for these dolls people.  They are selling out fast.

And now for the set everyone wants but only a few lucky ducks will be able to get.  Time for a lottery folks and this time the twins are the coveted want and need for many collectors.

Poetic Beauty
Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 925
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $199.00 US

*** THIS GIFT SET WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE VIA INTEGRITY TOYS DEALERS!***
THIS WILL BE OFFERED VIA A W CLUB EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY FROM IT DIRECT LATER THIS YEAR (MORE DETAILS TO COME).

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Lilith and Eden
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Mahogany (Lilith) and
Pale Honey (Eden)

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2016 Vogue, Inc  LV Fall 2016 RTW

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2016 Vogue, Inc. LV Fall 2016 RTW

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

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©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

This set has me all gooey inside.  LOVE!!  All the accessories alone would have me buying but the twins ( especially Lilith) are my favorites.  That leather crossover vest on Eden…Dying!  Lilith’s entire outfit has me fainting.  Add in the LV bags and I’m a goner.  Oh lottery Gods, may you shine favorably on me…or…in the event I miss out on this one…may you give me sharp elbows with which to battle in the secondary market for this set. 

So that is the Nu.Face collection for this year.  Wow!!  Don’t you feel like you have eaten a really good meal at a Michelin starred restaurant?!!  There were so many highlights of this collection that I can’t pick a favorite doll.  I would have to give the win to the detailed accessories though and the general cohesiveness and feel of the collection.  There was something for everyone I think.  If you wanted soft romantic, you got it…if you wanted edgy fierce…you got that too.  I also think Mr. Ayala has given the market that youthful fashion forward vibe that many collectors have been wanting to return to Nu.Face.  This look is current.  It is now and extremely marketable.  Excellent job done by the young rising talent of Jessy Ayala and smart of Integrity Toys to bring him on board.

Reign of the Redheads

I have a special affinity for redheads.  I have always been drawn to the vibrant hair color and often, this hair hue is what I gravitate to when I want a model for a dramatic shot.  Red hair and freckles run in my family of origin and while I was not lucky enough to get the red hair ( the freckles…I did get) I was thrilled that my son was born with strawberry blond hair.  So…in honor of those redheads, I did this shoot.  The exquisite gowns are a recent acquisition from the talented Rimdoll on Etsy.

Models: (from left to right) 2016 Japan Barbie Convention doll, Black and White Tweed Suit Silkstone Barbie and 2016 Paris Fashion Doll Festival Barbie

Gowns: Rimdoll on Etsy

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

Still not a  fan of the articulated bodies on these silkstone Barbies.  It is very limited articulation and it irks me that you cant bend the hand at wrist joint to put it fully on the dolls hip. 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

Love this elegant Black and White Tweed Suit Silkstone’s facial screening though. 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

Gorgeous blending of hair colors on this Japan convention exclusive

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

This vibrant red hair color is my absolute favorite…especially when it’s paired with a green eye.  Yummy!

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

And these gowns were so perfect in these fabulous pastel shades.  Adore.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

-Rebecca

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

 

Guest Blogging for Dutch Fashion Doll World!

Hey all, I am excited to be guest blogging again this weekend for my good friend Rogier of Dutch Fashion Doll World.  He is reporting from the Italian Doll Convention this weekend and some really exciting news coming out of that venue right now.  Go check it out here!!! 

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–Rebecca

Timeless Show Eden

I decided to pair up a favorite new outfit and a “holy grail” Eden. I don’t pull this doll out as often as I should. 

Model:  Style Mantra Eden by Integrity Toys

Dress, socks, shoes. purse and hat: Timeless Show by Lovetones

Set: Cargo Culinary Containers and Miniature Wood Pallet Drink Coasters

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

-Rebecca

BFMC Blush and Gold Arrives

This morning the Barbie Collector website was updated to release images of this new addition to the Silkstone BFMC 2017 collection.  Now..here is where I would say “BFC members were given a sneak peak of this one a month ago” but…I can’t say that as there is no official Barbie Fan Club as of the posting of this blog report.  Let’s face the facts folks…the BFC may not be coming back.  This makes me sad but I can’t pretend I and many others didn’t see the writing on the wall a long time ago.  With all the troubles on their website, crazy no win treasure hunts, questionable business practices ( {cough}, camel coat, {cough}) the demise of the BFC doesn’t surprise me at all.  Oh and there is also this little factoid.  Mattel stock fell off a cliff a couple weeks ago due to abysmal earnings.  Way worse than what was expected…never a good thing for a publically traded stock. 

©2017 MSN Money

This is just me speculating here but..all of these bits and pieces point to  bad news for the Barbie Fan Club and the future of Barbie Collector.  How much longer before the current Barbie Collection website is rolled into the new Mattel website?  Bye Bye collector forums.

So, with that “Debbie Downer” opener, lets talk about the latest release Mattel DID in fact give collectors today.

Blush & Gold Cocktail Dress Barbie® Doll

Gold Label®

Designer: Robert Best

Release Date: 5/08/2017

Retail: $100.00  !!! yes, you saw it correctly

©2017 Mattel Inc. - BFMC Blush and Gold Arrives

©2017 Mattel Inc. - BFMC Blush and Gold Arrives

©2017 Mattel Inc. - BFMC Blush and Gold Arrives

©2017 Mattel Inc. - BFMC Blush and Gold Arrives

That is one hefty price tag for a shorter dress and basic accessories ( no jewelry folks and a plastic purse).  I am also not wowed by the facial screening in these images.  I do realize however that she may look a lot better IRL so there is always that hope.  But..as they say….a picture tells a thousand words.  Do these images sell a $100 dollar doll?  Not too sure about that.  I think more than anything, my question for Mattel’s Barbie Collector BFMC personnel is “ Does your lack of communication, perks for your customers(BFC), and general disorganized product roll out encourage collectors to want to buy?”

Debbie Downer out….