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Meet You at East 59th!

Wow!!  Wow, Wow, Wow is all I can say of Integrity Toys newest product line.  For those of us who have been waiting for the return of our beloved Victoire Roux…the waiting just got a little sweeter.  While we did not get a new Victoire, we did receive some of her friends and this new world that IT has created looks to be amazing!  The director of this yumminess is the uber talented Chris Stoeckel.  While we did not get Victoire in this new release, we did get word that she is coming.  {That sound in the background is Rebecca squealing with happiness}.  The story behind this line is 1950’s Hollywood and a possible feud between competing divas..I’m thinking Joan Crawford/Betty Davis.  With all that drama, you need killer fashions and who better to do that than Chris.  We have loved his 1950s inspired couture in the Victoires of the past.  It looks like his future designs will take us to a whole other level.  Soooooo excited! 

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© 2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Luxurious Leisure
Constance Madssen™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date:   Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Constance Madssen (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: EAST 59th 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Cream

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

{FAINT!!!}  Oh…my…word.  I am traveling as I write this blog post and I was sitting at a restaurant yesterday morning when these pictures came into the WClub members inboxes.  I am absolutely sure I embarassed myself when I squealed with delight on this one.  Where to start with the love…..hmmmm.  Ok, first is the color combinations.  Adore this red and black with the raven hair.  New face sculpt on these characters and I love them.  I don’t advocate smoking ( Constance..you need to rethink that one) but the props are so appropriate for the 1950’s.  It’s the attention to detail and the playability that I love the most I think.  Chris has given us two separate looks on every doll.  Bonus!!!  Love it!!!

Classic Glamour
Evelyn Weaverton™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Evelyn Weaverton™  (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Flame Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: EAST 59th 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

{FAINT…AGAIN}.  Chris, next time give us collectors some warning before you unleash this kind of gorgeousness on us  My heart cant take it Winking smile

A redhead in electric blue!  Adore.  Love, love, love the silhouette on the gown.  Also love the embroidered pants look.  the accessories are spot on…except…for the plastic shoes.  Nope…no at this pricepoint people  I am hoping IT rethinks this one.  I and many collectors concur…this is a misplaced note in the middle of a beautiful symphony.  Apparently Evelyn likes the makeup because she comes with a full set.  Adorable!  Head to ankle gorgeous…plastic shoes need an upgrade.

Glittering Gala
Evelyn Weaverton™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Evelyn Weaverton™  (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: EAST 59th 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

{Rebecca now has a concussion from fainting}

OK, so this might be my favorite.  The two separate looks are to die for..evening to day perfection.  The accessories are spot on.  I adore the floral headpiece.  The plastic shoes have to go but everything else is a huge thumbs up.  Also adore the facial screening on her. 

Captivating Cocktails
Constance Madssen™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Constance Madssen™  (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Luxe Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: EAST 59th 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream

© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen
© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen

© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen

© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen

© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen

{Rebecca is now on her way to hospital…too many faints and now has concussion}

Cocktails indeed!  I know I will need a few after this collection to lament my poor, poor wallet.  I have a think for well tailored suits.  This one is perfection  I love both sets of gloves with these looks  The driving gloves in particular!  Simple jewelry is perfect here as the suit s the star.  The shoes..oh why oh why with the plastic.  I’m sound like a broken record…I know.  The facial screening on her is my least favorite of this collection but not a deal breaker.  I’m still buying. 

The big questions from me and many collectors is…what is the body on this lady?  Is it FR2, Victoire…enquiring minds want to know.  I am sure we will get answers soon.  At the time this goes to print there will be a live chat with the designer Chris Stoeckel.  I am sure he will give us this info. 

I hate the write and run but I am on he road driving a bunch of orchestra instruments and luggage back from L.A.  Will hopefully have more information to share with you tomorrow.

If you want to purchase these beauties find your local Integrity Toys Authorized Dealer  I would run not walk as many of these have already sold out to WClub members.


Fashion Inspiration

Hello 2015!!  I don’t know about you guys but I am really looking forward to a better year this year.  I was trolling( cough…obsessing …cough) through Pinterest this morning as I sipped my coffee and I saw something that caught my interest.  At the Integrity Toys convention this past October, they introduced a new friend of Victoire’s.  Here name is Simonetta.

2014 Convention Collection La Ville Lumiere (The City of Lights) Simonetta 1

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2014 Convention Collection La Ville Lumiere (The City of Lights) Simonetta 2

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2014 Convention Collection La Ville Lumiere (The City of Lights) Simonetta 3

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Here title is “La Ville Lumiere” or City of Light.  She was a definite purchase for me at convention and I am looking forward to photographing her.  So classic…so chic.  Today, I saw this photo from the Met’s archive.

Dior Dinner Dress 1949 source TheMet

source: Metropolitan Museum of Art

It is Dior 1949.  Perfection

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The WClub Announces their First Exclusive

to members…..VICTOIRE ROUX™!

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La Grande Seduction (The Great Seduction)
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
2014 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size:  TBA
Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Late Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:
Scale: 12-inch / 1:6
Head Sculpt: Victoire Roux
Body Sculpt: Integrity / Victoire Roux
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair: Deep Brunette
Quick Switch Feature: No
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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La Grande Seduction Victoire 3

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I am not feeling the dress.  It’s different but it feels kind of clumpy on her.  Also, I am a lover of updo’s…you all know this…but I am feeling a little “updo fatigue” with this one.  Her face is beautiful and I love the raven hair.  I am not sold on the lip color yet but I think it is workable.  I really like the jewelry.  Has anyone “easily” gotten that hair comb thingy to work yet?  If so share how you did it.  Enquiring minds would love to know.   I am still going to order but I think she will be redressed fairly quickly.

WClub members have until Monday,April 14th at noon EST to order.


Evening in Montreal Victoire

I have to admit, I am a bit behind on reporting Integrity Toys(IT) news for the first part of this year.   A few weeks ago, The WClub announced a new IT direct lottery for the popular character Victoire Roux.

Evening in Montreal
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
IT Direct Exclusive
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

Body Type: IT/Victoire
Head Sculpt: Victoire Roux™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

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The Lottery was held today and I believe most all who wanted a chance to purchase her in the WClub were able to get her.  It is really nice when that happens.  It means IT is accurately gauging the demand of a product and providing an adequate supply.  Everybody walks away happy.  When I first saw this lady, I thought “ Oh man….not another black cocktail gown!.”  She is ,in fact, wearing chocolate brown.  That makes her more interesting.  Mostly, however, I like the facial screening with the platinum updo.  I was hoping to win the chance to purchase and am a happy camper with my fellow WClub members who  are all celebrating our chance to purchase her.  She is due to hit peoples doorsteps as early as next week.  Smile


Integrity Toys “The Premiere” Convention Day 3

And on the third day there was rest.  Well…kind of.  The hectic daily pattern that is convention slowed down on Saturday to basically two events.  The WClub luncheon and the final dinner.  I managed to get myself out of bed early enough to finish up the blog posts for the previous day and then all my good intentions of being on top of blogging went out the window.  I am now home and finishing up LOL!

The WClub Luncheon

The WClub luncheon is an event that you sign up for separately and have to be a member of the WClub for.  This year, it was announced that it would be a Victoire Roux event.  In years past it has been a FR2 event.  For this event, it is a sit wherever you want.  Our table of 10 quickly filled up with some great people that I was not able to see at some of the other events. 

© 2013 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

 

© 2013 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

The centerpiece was STUNNING!  And…even better… we all had a chance to purchase her!

Story Of My Life
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive

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We also received a Victoire outfit as a gift with our meal.

Night at Ciro’s
Victoire Roux™ Fashion
2013 Convention Exclusive

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Chris Stoeckel talked about his love for 1950’s fashion and how it inspired his designs for Victoire.  He also shared a sneak peak photo of the next Victoire coming down the pipe.

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It says IT Direct so get ready for the possibility of a lottery people.

Once the luncheon was over, it was time to go upstairs, rest and attempt to start boxing up the insane amount of loot accumulating from this convention.  Integrity Toys really spoiled us this time around.

The Red Carpet Gala with Jason Wu

By this point in the convention many conventioneers realize “ Hey wait….we get a convention doll too!!”.  Somehow, I always get to Saturday afternoon and I realize that the big reveal is yet to come LOL!  It ALWAYS sneaks up on me then I spend the afternoon hours thinking “ I wonder who she will be?”  We were so overloaded with amazing swag at this point that anything was going to be complete gravy on a plate of steak, lobster and chocolate decadence.

We walked into the ball room and were hit with a very edgy Jason Wu designed dress on a beautiful Vanessa.  This one was a straight of the runway design by Jason. 

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Black Orchid
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Centerpiece

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We also received a completer outfit for our convention Monogram gift doll

Completist
FR: Monogram™ Accessory Pack Giveaway
2013 Convention Exclusive

Completist Monogram

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The competition winners were announced and the winner of the Advanced Design competition will have their design produced!  Congrats Lisa Ramsammy!!

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Jason Wu also made a special call out to my fellow blogger Shuga Shug .  It was very deserving recognition for an amazing and inspirational doll blog.  Shug, you rock it girlfriend…every post and every picture are an inspiration and I thank you.

Finally, the big moment of the evening had come and the convention doll was revealed.  It was another straight off the runway gown by Jason Wu and apparently a particular favorite of Jason’s.

Midnight Star
Elise Jolie Dressed Doll
2013 Official Convention Doll

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Holy Shitake mushrooms people!!!  Now THAT’S a convention doll. We filed out of the ballroom happy little campers with our loot and wonderful convention memories.  The real work began upon returning to our rooms….how the heck were we going to get all this convention swag home??!!!

 

Convention…The aftermath, and final thoughts coming up tomorrow Smile


Buenos Aires Victoire

It would appear that most if not all who wanted to obtain this fabulous Victoire, were able to do so.  I had expressed a concern that she would be hard to obtain and I am happy to be wrong.  Many collectors are pointing to an almost eerie evocation of Evita Peron in Chris Stoekel’s design.  After receiving her, I can totally relate.  More often than not, I open a highly anticipated doll and am a bit underwhelmed.  Promotional shots are designed to show off the best side of a product and it is almost certain that there are times where the promo shots oversell an item.  In the case of Ms. Buenos Aires, I am happy to report that the promo shots simply did not do her justice.  She is even prettier in person.  I always love when that happens.  Of course this is only my opinion so take that into consideration. 

Here are her “window” shots.  Smile

Model:  Buenos Aires Victoire Roux

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Champs-Élysées Victoire Roux!

It’s that time again….time for an Integrity toys lottery involving a doll I NEED!  This one is a little different however in that not just WClub members will be eligible for the lottery but anyone who wants to try for this lady will be allowed a ticket as well.  She is being offered through DOLLS magazine.  Her edition size is 500 and she will be $125.

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Her accessories

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So…if you are interested in finding out more about this lottery and how to get a ticket click on the picture bellow and it will take you to the DOLLS magazine site.  There you will find a write up on Miss Victoire and the information about how to get a ticket in this lottery.  You will have until August 13th at 5PM CDT to get a ticket. My ticket is already sitting in my hot little hands or rather in my hotmail inbox….Oh luck be a lady for me the week of August 13th!!

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