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Coquettish in the Sunshine

The first release from Integrity Toy’s 2017 Fashion Royalty La Femme collection has entered The Fashion Doll Studio!  I really didn’t think I was going to be able to do any shots in the natural sunshine today as we have smoky haze( welcome to the Pacific Northwest and all of it’s summer forest fires) but it has turned the light this really cool pinkish red so I thought      “ why not!”  Keep in mind that these shots are done through a pinkish red filter which gives Jordan’s skin a rosier hue than normal. 

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 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

Love this mocha skin tone and the honey blond tresses on this lady.  One of the softest Jordan’s I have seen in a while.  The clothing is on trend and the quality is good.  the fabric is nice and supple as well as the pants.  The bustier has a nice leather feel and fits well.  The real stars of this show are the accessories though.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

Gorgeous from head to toe!  That purse though….oh…my…word!!!  I am loving the details of this first release from the Fashion Royalty 2017 collection.  Can’t wait for future releases!!

-Rebecca

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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

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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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

Rebecca


W-Club Exclusive! Sister Moguls

The WClub announced their second club exclusive for the year yesterday.  It is a giftset sure to satisfy many collectors.  I mean come on…it’s the power team of Giselle and Agnes!  How can you not love that?!

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Sister Moguls
Agnes Von Weiss™ and Giselle Diefendorf™ Duo-Doll Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty Collection
2016 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Late 2016
Special W Club Price: $199.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.

*A non-refundable deposit of $25.00 is due immediately at pre-order; the balance of $174.00 + shipping and handling (and tax for Maryland residents) is due approximately late 2016.
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss™ and Giselle Diefendorf™
Body Type: FR2013 (Agnes) and NU. Face 2.0 (Giselle)
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream (Agnes) and Japan (Giselle)
Hair Color: Pale Blond (Both Dolls)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

**Pictures of prototypes shown below; final production colors and textures may vary slightly. Any staging props are not included. Case and doll stand pictures are digitally rendered; final production may vary slightly.**

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©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

You have to love these giftsets and check out the dual stand!!  I have not seen that before.    I am completely digging the case with this one too.  Very chic and elegant.  I adore the sleek platinum blond ponytails and red, red lips.  I am also a big fan of the cream skin tone and it looks like Agnes has it for this set.  Hope to see these girls sometime before the end of the year.  Integrity Toys thanked Jason and Vaughn for this offering in their release email .  This collector thanks them too!

And…because we have sisters for the giftset…just had to add this, sorry, couldn’t help myself.

 

Get ready folks…Poppy Parker “right to buy” lotteries will be right around the corner!

-Rebecca


Add, Mix and Stir!!

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Integrity Toys and their  WClub just announced the first release of 2016.  It’s a capsule collection entitled “In The Mix” and it will certainly stir many collectors’ imaginations and open quite a few wallets and/or break bank accounts.  According to IT’s marketing director, Alain Trembley, this Color Infusion offering was inspired by today’s music industry.  It’s a smart, sexy street style of a capsule collection with lots of opportunities to mix and match within this or other collections.

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Best Thing Ever
Dree Hill™ Dressed Doll
The Color Infusion™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Week of March 7th, 2016
Limited Edition Size: 650 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $110.00

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Color Infusion
Head Sculpt: Dree Hill
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Honey Blond Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Best thing ever is right!  Head to toe this lady is urban street sexy perfection.  Those snakeskin pants!!!  TO DIE FOR and don’t even get me started on the boots.  Her face alone has me considering this one.

In the House
Tenzin Dahkling™ Dressed Fashion Figure
The Color Infusion™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Week of March 7th, 2016
Limited Edition Size: 750 Figures Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $110.00

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: FR Homme
Head Sculpt: Tenzin Dahkling
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: No

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©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

I adore the accessories with this one.  Only thing is…he needs a big pair of Beats headphones…really…don’t you think?!!

Problem Child
Jaeme Costas™ Dressed Doll
The Color Infusion™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late April/Early May 2016
Limited Edition Size: 650 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $110.00

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Color Infusion
Head Sculpt: Jaeme Costas
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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Again, love the accessories on this one.  The intricate bustier with leather strapping top and hairstyle work well here.  Then, they soften the look with soft floral printed on “leather”.  Nice mixture indeed.

Turn it Up!
Callum Windsor™ Dressed Fashion Figure
The Color Infusion™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late April/Early May 2016
Limited Edition Size: 650 Figures Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $110.00

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: FR Homme
Head Sculpt: Callum Windsor
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Silver Remix (with lavender streak)
Eyelashes: No

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©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

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The hair!!!  The hair alone wins.   I love this.  Oh and the shoes are killer as well.

Crushin’ It!
Fan Xi™
The Color Infusion™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late April/Early May 2016
Limited Edition Size: 650 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $110.00

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Color Infusion
Head Sculpt: Fan Xi
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Strawberry Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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Two things….two….pink jacket and thigh high black leather boots.  Enough said.

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For those of you not familiar with the Color Infusion line of dolls from Integrity Toys, they are 1/6 scale 12.5 inch fashion dolls.  They differ from FR2, Nu.Face and Poppy in that their body type has different proportions and the foot size is larger.  I am clarifying this because some of the clothing can be used on other 1/6 body types and some cannot.  Their shoes are generally too big for other 1/6 dolls. 

WHERE TO BUY: List of Integrity Toys dealers is here.  WClub members had this information a full day ahead of this posting so if you are at all interested, I suggest you contact a dealer sooner rather than later.  These items will be hot sellers.

Honestly, this collection has floored me.  I am  not and have not been a Color Infusion collector.  I have seen this product line since it’s inception and it never really appealed to me….until now.  It feels like they have taken this product line and elevated it about 5 levels.  This is the hip urban street style that the Nu.Face line used to have.  This is, I feel,  the sassy fashion profile that collectors had been wanting to see but had not seen lately from Integrity.  Thank you for listening I.T.!!!  For the first time ever, I am contemplating dipping a toe in Color Infusion products.  Vaughn Sawyer led the design team on this one.  Mr. Sawyer, I tip my hat  to you.

tip-hat


Articulated Silkstone Now Available to Order

But she won’t be shipping until March 1st folks.  If you want her sooner, look to the dealers, they appear to be getting them first.  I like this idea of giving the dealers first dibs on shipment.  It makes sense to me and it helps support those dealers that have been loyally selling Mattel’s collector products for all these years.  I called my trusty dealer Barb of Windy City Dolls the moment I saw these ladies showing up on Ebay ( not happy that this is where the first ones showed up but not surprised either).  She sent one over as soon as they arrived at her shop. 

Classic Black Dress Barbie® Doll

Gold Label®

Designer: Robert Best

Release Date: 2/1/2016…hmmm…this is what the site says but they also clearly state that shipping won’t start until 3/1/2016.

Retail:  $40.00 at The Barbie Collection©2016 Mattel, Inc

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So…what do I think?  I think the face on this first Silkstone of 2016 is a winner.  It is one of the best facial screenings I have seen in a while from the BFMC.  Very soft, and pretty.  The black dress is basic.  The material is nice and of a good weight…but basic.  The boots are…basic.  They are plastic people and almost impossible to get off unless you use the hot water trick **see below.   No jewelry, purse with this one nor undergarments..yep that’s right…Barbie is going full commando. 

The bigger question I think is what do I think of the body of this doll.  First and foremost, the dimensions are NOT the same as previous BFMC Silkstone bodies.  The bust is most definitely smaller.  Clothing does not fit exactly the same which surprises me as I believe Mr. Best said that the body was going to be the same proportions in the video announcing the articulated bodies.   I am not saying the body is bad…just different dimensions and for us redressers, that will be an issue.  The material feels weighty and solid which is nice and the joints appear to be solid and stay where you position them.  It is basically ok…but not great.  Here is why:  1) The articulation on the joints is minimal except for the legs.  This girl can do the splits if she wants but she cant rotate her hand enough to fully bend it one way or the other…it only goes a little bit one way or the other.  She can just barely put her hands on her hips.  Compare the functionality with Integrity Toys dolls and you will find that IT bodies are loads ahead as far as flexibility.  The new Silkstone body can however, do the splits whereas IT dolls cannot.  Not sure how that is something I will utilize unless I get the letch to do Gymnast Barbie, or Pole Dancing Barbie or perhaps contortionist Barbie.  You never know…it could happen.  I am hopeful that the next iterations of this body will beef up the bust size and include some additional rotation in the joints.  My other big concern with these new bodies are the rough edges and seams that show.  The knee joint on the one I received had a big ugly rough edge at the seam right above the knew joint.  Some may argue that you will hardly ever see that…maybe but in the dress she came in, it was VERY evident.  It’s not worthy of sending back, it’s just sloppy work on the part of the factory.  Am I expected now to file down the seams of Silkstone dolls that I receive? 

On the very positive side however, the doll is only $40.  That is an extremely low price point for a Silkstone Barbie doll.  So…messy seams and all, this doll photographs beautifully.  I admit, I had to pin the gown on her so it fit more securing up top.  It was made to be worn by the older body.  She does look good though and I guess each collector will have to decide for themselves if she is a good fit for their collection.  I am keeping mine for the present and still hopeful for the year ahead for the BFMC.  I think it will be a very much paired down year but time will just have to tell on that one.

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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Beatuiful dress was made by Hilda of Bellissima Couture.

Oh..and as an added not to my loyal readers…After filing multiple DCMA claims with various accounts on Pinterest and Instagram all of which were cutting the watermark off my photos and passing them off as their own, I will have to start putting even larger and more intrusive watermarks on my photos.  Not my choice people but there you have it.  Sometimes…I just don’t understand some people. 

**Hot Water Boot Trick**  To help get those pesky black boots off, I heated up a cup of water to almost boiling then stuck the legs and boots in for about 30-35 seconds.  Using a towel because they will be hot, boots should slid right off.  If not, put the legs with boots back in the water for a bit more.


Power House Ayumi

I just received the first of three of the 2015 revamped NuFace line that I ordered.  All I can say is she is stunning!  The facial screening is absolutely beautiful in my opinion. 

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The shoe strings were too short for me to tie into a bow so I ended up knotting them in the back and tucking the ends into the shoes.  Not a bad fix.  It will be a pain to untie and redress though.  The jewelry is simple but sturdy and appropriate given the very clean chic lines of the outfit.  Love the red, red lips and simple and elegant facial screening.  The hair was really good when I deboxed  but I wanted the bangs to lie closer to the head so I did end up pinning the end of the swoop of her bangs so It would lay closer to the head.   Looking forward to redressing this beauty.