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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


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


Opening the Treasure Chest: “Tokyo Chic”

One of the things I enjoy most about The National Barbie Doll Collector Convention are the amazing One of a Kind (OOAK) artists that bring their creations to the convention.  Most of them sell at private shows or in their rooms in the days leading up to the official start of the convention.  Many collectors, including myself, go up to 4 days early to convention so they can attend these private parties and see what kind of OOAK creations they can add to their collections.  For some collectors, these OOAK’s are the focus of their collection.  There are so many talented artists within this community.

One such artist is Julia Lapshova of Julia Originals.  I was lucky to get to her room early enough and purchased this lovely creation.  Her attention to detail and tailoring is always extraordinary.  I am so very happy to have Ms. Tokyo Chic in my personal collection.  You can also follow Julia on Facebook

“Tokyo Chic”

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

-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


2016 Integrity Toys – The <3 MLP™ Collection

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Yes indeedy.  Integrity Toys has obtained licensing through Hasbro to bring you a collection inspired by favorite My Little Pony characters.  Now…I am going to admit right off the bat… I was never a collector of my little pony.  They were after my time.  My daughter, however, was a huge fan.  Even though I may not be in the market to collect or purchase this collection, I can appreciate the time and though that went into it.  Jessy Ayala is a new designer with Integrity Toys and this is his first full collection with the company.  As I listened to the thought and attention he brought to each and every item, I was extremely impressed.  Well done Jessy!

Things you need to know if you want to buy:

1) This is IT direct product which means you go directly to Integrity Toys to purchase

2) Super limited edition sizes of 500 per doll.  WClubbers will have first dibs on these then they will be offered up to general public.  See each doll for approximate release date

HASBRO and its logo, MY LITTLE PONY and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and used with permission.
© 2016 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

Note: The dolls pictured in this release are prototypes. Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly.

sonic_rainboom_92
Rainbow Dash™ Inspired Dressed Fashion Figure
The ❤ MLP™ Collection
Order Date: September 12th, 2016 (for W Club Members) and September 13th for the General Public
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Homme Body
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eyelashes: No

©2016 Hasbro

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

sparkling_stargazer
Twilight Sparkle™ Inspired Dressed Doll
The ❤ MLP™ Collection
Order Date: September 12th, 2016 (for W Club Members) and September 13th for the General Public
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: The Industry (New body type!)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Deep Navy with Hot Pink Streak
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

©2016 Hasbro

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

rare_form_21
Rarity™ Inspired Dressed Fashion Figure
The ❤ MLP™ Collection
Approximate Relese Date: October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Homme Body
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Bright Purple
Eyelashes: No

©2016 Hasbro

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

appleofmyeye
Applejack™ Inspired Dressed Fashion Figure
The ❤ MLP™ Collection
Approximate Release Date: October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Homme Body
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: No

©2016 Hasbro

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

kind_pegasus95
Fluttershy™ Inspired Dressed Doll
The ❤ MLP™ Collection
Approximate Release Date: November 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: The Industry (New Body Type!)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Sandy Blond W/ Pale Pink Streak
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

©2016 Hasbro

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

okie_dokie_party
Pinkie Pie™ Inspired Dressed Fashion Figure
The ❤ MLP™ Collection
Approximate Release Date: November 2016
Limited Edition Size: 500
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE ONLY***
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Homme Body
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Fuschia Pink
Eyelashes: No

©2016 Hasbro

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Now that is a colorful collection that embodies the fun of these ever popular toys.


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.


Chinoiserie

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

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

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

Gown: Joe Tai

Jewelry: Integrity Toys Rare Appearance Dania

Backdrop: Chinoiserie wrapping paper I found ages ago

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

Flooring: marble contact paper

miniatures: Rement

Miniature Maltese: AnnaRyasnova on Etsy

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

 ©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

-Rebecca


IDC 2016 – A Magia 2000 Dinner

I am guest blogging for my friend and fellow blogger Rogier of Dutch Barbie World again.  On Friday, Rogier flew to Milan for the 2016 Italian Doll Convention.

©2016 Italian Doll Convention

The Convention does not officially begin until Saturday morning but a few collectors were able to enjoy a special dinner with the co-creators of Magia2000 and the hosts of the Italian Doll Convention,  Mario and Gianni.  Rogier has supplied some stellar photos and pieces of info from that dinner.

There was a lovely collection of OOAK Magia 2000 dolls done especially for the IDC and they were unveiled at the dinner.  Mario and Gianni also debuted their new fragrance!©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

A beautiful table awaited approximately 30 guests.

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

And a special collection of beautiful dolls with the theme of “nude” awaited excited collectors.

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

 

More information coming tomorrow from IDC 2016.  Stay tuned….

-Rebecca


Lavender Luxury

Easter weekend is upon us and everything is coming to life in the garden again.  The trees  are all blooming pink and white, the daffodils are up and the lilacs are on the way.  Life is good.  With this symphony of pastels booming in the yard, I had to do something in the studio to celebrate it.  I had the perfect model in mind too.  Recently, I sent the lavender haired Mood Changer Poppy Parker head over to Jon Copeland-Childers for a “spa” treatment and what he sent back to me had my jaw dropping.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lavender Luxury

Model:  Integrity Toys WClub exclusive Mood Changer Poppy Parker repainted and restyled by Jon Copeland-Childers of SeloJSpa.  Poppy has been re-bodied on FR2 body.

Suit, shoes and earrings: Integrity Toys Breathless Veronique

Fascinator hat: made by me with a scrapbook flower and a bit of birdcage veil

Fur: IT Le Smoking Adele

Luggage: Poppy Parker as Sabrina Most Sophisticated ( trim color has been altered via Photoshop)

Pin on suit: rhinestone fleur de lis purchased at Facets by Marcia

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lavender Luxury

Here is what she looked like originally

©2015 Integrity Toys Inc

There are spa treatments and then there are Jon treatments.  I stand by the Jon treatment.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lavender Luxury

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lavender Luxury

**Note** Before I get a gazillion questions, I have to declare here that the luggage I used is not OOAK.  It is the set from the Poppy Parker Sabrina series but I have photo shopped the trim to lavender.

This suit is a favorite of mine.  It is from the IT 2013 Premier Convention Collection.  I was searching through some Edith Head sketches a couple months back and stumbled across what might have been the inspiration for this one.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

-Rebecca


To The Manor Born

I never saw the BBC show of this name but am interested in the phrase.  It is believed to be originally from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the actual line is “To the manner born“.  Language and time have morphed this line into today’s “to the manor born” which essentially means someone born into affluence.  The well known phrase “being born with a silver spoon in your mouth” is another example of similar meaning.  Now…why am I going into this?  Excellent question.  When I first saw promo photos of Black Tie Ball Vanessa, my first thought was “This is a party girl and she is inebriated.”  She had the half-open eyes of someone who has imbibed just a bit too much.  When I opened the box and saw her in real life, my opinion changed a bit.  I still saw the party girl but I thought it would be fun to portray her as the trust fund baby party girl.  I love the platinum tresses on this lady and while the sleepy eyes kind of bother me, it definitely set my imagination flying and produced some fun shots.  I have nothing to complain about…oh…except perhaps the skirt on the dress she came in.  It doesn’t hang right.  The jewelry, shoes and top of the gown are all exceptional though.  Photos of Miss BTB Vanessa in her original gown are on my Flickr page.

The gown in these shots is by Eifeldolldress.  Love it!!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

For those interested in the set for these shots, here is the info:

Champagne glasses are exquisitely delicate and in correct scale.  They are from Facets by Marcia.

Champagne bottle…have absolutely no idea where I got this.  Most likely from a Gloria furniture set.

Bombé chest is a repainted plastic jewelry chest.  My friend and artist Carolyn Grentz did this for me.

Gold chairs were custom ordered from China.  You can find more like them here.  Frankly though, you should just get ahold of some Barbie Fan Club chairs from this year and spray paint them gold…it would be cheaper.

Floral arrangement: Made by me of various silk and fabric flowers.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

And this little adorable Maltese!!  I found her on Etsy.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

-Rebecca