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OOAK Doll Festival–Saturday’s design challenge

Saturday morning dawned with a new challenge for festival attendees.  Our design challenge was to embellish a simple black dress.  Here is what we all started with.  A HUGE shout out to Judy O’Connell of Aponi Designs who donated all the accessory sets for this event.  Wow Judy!!!  You rock!

 

 

There was also a centerpiece doll at this event that 10 lucky attendees walked away with.  She was designed by the talented duo of Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and Maryann Roy of Welcome Home.  I donated a couple of accessories to their fabulous creation.

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With so much creativity and talent in that room…this event was sure to please.  It did not disappoint.  I had a whole lot of respect for the attendees of this festival going in but after this event…I was blown away by the talent in the room.  It was an honor just to be a part of it. 

We were all given a pick of a variety of accessory sets.  These were just too cute for words.  I picked the grey.

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And a variety of materials to use in our embellishing.

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And people could bring items that they brought from home or had purchased at Mood and M&J Trimming the previous day.  It was Project Runway workroom…times 10…and it was fabulous.  Mario of Magia 2000 and many other judges were there to offer encouragement, guidance and a “Tim Gun” comment if needed.

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It was a fun room of designers all following their own vision.  A creativity extravaganza!  How glorious!

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After a few hours of embellishing, the judges walked around and selected roughly 20 designs that would compete for the winner of the “Make your own OOAK” competition.  There was some serious talent in that room people. 

Here are some of the designs that moved on to the final round of competition.

Do you have a favorite?  The winner would be voted on and announced at the evenings dinner.  Anticipation was very high for this event.

Rogier and Rebecca

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Integrity Toys 2015 Convention “Cinematic” Part II–Convention Exclusives

Let me start out by defining “convention exclusives”.  Convention exclusives are dolls or items that are available for purchase only to convention attendees.  These are not the freebies or gifts given to attendees these are simply items that were available for purchase to convention attendees.  I am not including the Grace Kelly Eugenia in this list because she was available to WClub members.   This was the first year that Integrity Toys gave this option ( and a good one in my opinion) so we have a whole other category of “convention exclusives available to WClub”.  The groups of dolls  that fall into this category are

1) I.T. Sales room exclusives

2) Centerpiece dolls

3) Workshop dolls

4) WClub luncheon and Welcome cocktail dolls

I.T. Sales Room Exclusives

Idol Worship Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
(Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

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Well hello Elizabeth Taylor!!  That was the general consensus of the inspiration for this beauty.  Perhaps one of her Butterfield 8 outfits was the clothing inspiration for this one.  That would be my guess as it has an obvious nod to a lingerie look.  Loved this look and the hairstyle on the Kyori is to die for.  The shoes on this one have a weird fit to them…as in they almost don’t fit.  As long as she is standing stationary, no problem but if you pick this one up and off the stand…look for the shoes on the floor.  Other than that, this ones fabulousElizabeth Taylor in Cat on a hot tin Roof

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Ayumi N.™ Dressed Doll (Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

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I am not sure of the “cinematic” tie in on this one other than it looks like something a current starlet would wear to a movie premier.  The shoes and accessories are to die for.  That purse!! This is a perfect look for the NuFace line.  Edgy, modern and chic.  Don’t know if I will be keeping the doll but I certainly have plans for the fashion and accessories. 

Evening Blossom
Dominique Makéda™ Dressed Doll (Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

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Grab your umbrella’s folks ( yes, I had the song playing as I type this) Miss Rihanna is in the HOUSE. 

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I am rapidly becoming a big fan of the Dominique face mold.  This one has absolute attitude and even though she does not fit in with what I normally collect…I purchased.  She is just so…well…bad ass.  The body suit will be sold or repurposed.  This Dominique is destined for a queen of the board room photo shoot.

Traveling Incognito
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll (Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

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Poppy stuck with Valley of the Dolls for this convention.  Not a bad place to be either.  This is a titian haired Poppy with an animal print coat.  Umm…no brainer…she was in my shopping cart with the Marilyn Monroe Vanessa ( another animal print couture item) first.  Thank you David!!

Come Live With Me
Nigel North™ Dressed Doll (Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

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Was not into this one.  Can’t give you any specific reason why but he just didn’t speak to me at convention and as I am looking at these pictures again…Nope…still not speaking to me.

 Centerpiece Dolls:

The convention has 2 evening meal events and one luncheon event plus an extra WClub luncheon if you purchase a ticket.  For each of these meal events there is a centerpiece doll.  Typically 5-7 people get the opportunity to purchase a centerpiece doll.  They are highly collectible because their issue numbers are very low.  Here are the centerpiece dolls for this year

Time and Again
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll (Thursday Dinner Centerpiece)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

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Some were thinking ( and I would include myself in this group) this did not have the “Wow” factor that many have come to expect from centerpiece dolls of the past.  I did not get a clear “cinematic” vibe from this one.  It was the first event centerpiece too so as far as pacing of the events, it gave off a ho hum feel.  You want to start the first event off with a bang…you know…get people excited about the convention.  This one didn’t do it in my opinion.  It made me feel like Chanel fashion club luncheon.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Chanel and I adored this fashion and doll…just not as a centerpiece.  I did purchase this one as my number was selected.  I am not sure if she is a keeper for me though.

Love and Let Love
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll (Centerpiece)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

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©2015 Integrity Toys

I never seem to win the right to purchase the Poppy parker centerpiece…it’s my lot in life and I accept it.  This year however, I had some dear friends who helped me out and I was able to purchase this beauty.  (Thank you Cynthia and Marcello {Hugs})

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Véronique Perrin® Dressed Doll (W Club Luncheon Centerpiece)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

The WClub luncheon is a little different than other centerpieces.  For the past couple of years, the centerpiece at the WClub luncheon is available for everyone at the table to purchase.  I like this idea because it is a nice perk for the WClub members. 

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Clearly we have an homage to the “Blonde bombshell” herself Jean Harlow. 

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Loved the classic platinum tresses, dramatic eyeliner and bold red lips on this one.  This centerpiece would also have been an amazing choice as the convention doll for this year.

Starlet Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll (Gala Dinner Centerpiece)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

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Is it Elyse or Elise???  Lets make up our minds.  I have yet to see a designer or movie influence for this one.  I guess you could say that the hairstyle is reminiscent of The Coneheads.  Seriously!!  This is the mother of all bitch bumps for Integrity Toy’s hairstyles.  Not sure how to tone it down even a little.  I think I may have to just take this one down.  I’m all for a great updo but come on people.  This went past “updo” and went straight to hydrocephalic.  On the positive, I like the pockets on this gown.   This is also my favorite face mold and my number was called.  Had to buy her.

Workshop dolls:

Lash Out!
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll (Workshop Kit)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

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Loved the minty fresh greenness of this platinum Poppy.  Nice work David!! Sadly, I had to miss the amazing lash workshop offered by Matt Sutton due to sales room setup.   

Up All Night
Lillith™ Dressed Doll (Workshop Doll)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

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A workshop doll?!!!!  Are you kidding me?!!!  This could have easily been a convention exclusive doll and it would have sold out the first day.  She is Edgy enough for Nu.Face and classy enough for F.R.  Complete package head to toe and the fact that she is one of the twins didn’t hurt either.  Super glad I decided to purchase the doll for this one.  Nice work Integrity! 

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Ace McFly Dressed Figure (Workshop Doll)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Fashion Figures

©2015 Integrity Toys

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LOTS of platinum hair going on for this convention.  He is super cute though and love the white leather bomber jacket.

WClub Luncheon and Welcome Cocktail Party Dolls:

Last but not least…the WClub luncheon doll.  This was a doll that you purchased with the price of your lunch.  The ticket for lunch cost $125.00 therefore, I take exception to the description “giveaway souvenir”.  Souvenir certainly…giveaway…not even close.  And lest my grasp of the English language is not as secure as I thought it was, I consulted Webster on this one too.

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a thing that is given free, especially for promotional purposes:

Again I state…giveaway???  not even close.

Sneak Peek Eden™ Dressed Doll (Giveaway Souvenir)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys
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So…what do I think of our “souvenir”?  First of all I also take exception to the description “dressed doll”.  She is an Eden so I am inclined to love her.  My first thought when I saw her though was…AND?  As in, And…where are her clothes?  It isn’t as if I don’t have a gazillion things to put her in but still, a little wrap dress?, swim suit cover up?, sarong?…hell, I would have settled for a Bjork like swan dress….SOMETHING ( and it would have satisfied the whole cinematic theme as she work that to the Oscars LOL).  I am not upset by her per se…just thinking a better descriptor would have been “lingerie doll”. 

As an addendum to this this years convention exclusives, attendees had the option of also purchasing a special “early bird” cocktail party ticket. The ticket included a doll.   There were two versions available and you had to sign up ahead of time for the version you wanted.  Of course, as with all things, one version was WAY more popular than the other and she became the hot ticket of the convention.

High Frequency
Welcome Cocktail Dressed Doll A
The ITBE Collection
Limited Edition of 215 Dolls

Head Sculpt: Kumi
Body Type: Monogram
Skin Tone: Miami
Applied Eyelashes: Yes
Quickswitch: No
Hair Color: Sandy Blond

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Poor Natalia was trampled in everyone’s haste to get the desired Kumi.

Heart Stopper
Welcome Cocktail Dressed Doll B
The ITBE Collection
Limited Edition of 215 Dolls

Head Sculpt: Natalia Fatalé 1.0
Body Type: Monogram
Skin Tone: Miami
Applied Eyelashes: Yes
Quickswitch: No
Hair Color: Chocolate Brown

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Natalia may still be available on the website as they put all extras up for sale a couple weeks after convention. 

Next up will be Color Infusion and OOAK Lottery dolls


Integrity Toys “The Premiere” Convention Day 1 Part III

Welcome Dinner

The first night of the convention fell on Halloween night this year so of course there had to be a Halloween party.  Many people dressed up for this…including myself and my daughter.  ©2013 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Yes…we went as Edith Head and a 1940’s starlet that she was designing for.  Here are a few more snapshots of friends and tablemates. ( Barb , Valeska, Rich, Judy, Barb and Bev)

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And the amazing Norma Desmond done by Rebecca V.

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It was interesting because Edith Head designed the costumes for Sunset Boulevard so we decided to do a 1940’s style picture together and I LOVE IT!!  A HUGE “Thank You!” to Bev B. for taking this photo and adding the b/w filter.

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Needless to say ( but I will say it anyway), we had the best time.  I had not dressed up for Halloween in ages so it was fun to do it.  Now…on to the dolls

The centerpiece doll for the evening was a beautiful Eugenia!

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Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Centerpiece

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After dinner, we all received this beautiful Agnes….you should have heard the squeals of delight in the ballroom.

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Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Giveaway

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Day Two coverage coming up in a bit.  I hope to catch up today.


Tropicalia–A Photo Recap of the Centerpiece Dolls

These are very limited edition dolls ( edition size typically around 200) that are available for purchase to a couple of people at each table.

**Photos are property of Integrity Toys**

Force of Nature
Agnes Von Weiss Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece

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Sea Breeze
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece

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Sheen Siren
16” Elsa Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece Doll

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Escapism
Elise Jolie™
FR: Squared Dressed Doll
2012 Troplicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece

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High Profile
Eugenia Perrin Frost Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece

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And this one was a doll available for purchase at WClub luncheon.  She was not a table centerpiece  but was an exclusive to the convention attendees.

Saint Tropez
Victoire Roux Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive

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Beyond the Still Monogram

Thanks to a very gracious table mate, I was able to purchase this lovely lady at the F.R. Convention this year.  I love the high couture look of the Monogram line by Integrity and this lady fits in very well with my collection.  I was also impressed with the promotional photos of the up and coming Monograms for the holidays so I thought I would play around with some more dramatic lighting.  Here is my first attempt at trying to sculpt the light into something different.  While it isn’t perfect yet, I am liking the direction it’s taking.

This ladies jewelry is TO DIE FOR!

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