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2017 WClub Registration Begins!!

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While some other clubs {cough…BFC…cough} have deferred  their opening, Integrity Toys has just announced open enrollment for their 2017 WClub.  Integrity Toys never fails to pull out the goodies for their WClub and this year is no exception. 

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Let’s start with the upgrade dolls!  There are three this year and if you sign up for all three…there is a gift involved!!

Riviera Drama
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2017 W Club Upgrade Doll
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Hair Color: Raven (Black)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled / Traditional
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream

So…this year Integrity Toys and the WClub did things a little differently.  They basically polled the 2016 WClub members to see what face mold, skin tone and hair color combination they would like to see in a club upgrade doll.  They gave members a little over 2 weeks to vote and here are the results.

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Riviera Drama Agnes

It would appear that the majority of members voted for a cream skin toned, raven haired Agnes.  This was actually my vote so I’m kind of stoked to see the actual product.  I have to admit…I am a little nervous about ordering a doll that I have only seen a sketch of but it is what I voted for so I’m in.

Popster!
Poppy Parker Dressed Doll
2017 Club Upgrade Doll
The Swinging London Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Hair Color: Warm Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: PP 1.5
Foot Sculpt: Traditional / Original Poppy Parker Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White

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©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Popster! Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Popster! Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Popster! Poppy Parker

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Popster! Poppy Parker

As David Buttry told us at the last IT convention, Poppy is headed to London in the 60’s.  This lady certainly embodies that!  I love that she has this lovely brown hair.  While the 60’s are not a time period that I like to collect fashion wise, I can still appreciate the design and aesthetics of this Poppy.  Love her white gloved hands and jaunty hat.  Thumbs up David!

Majesty
Giselle Diefendorf™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face Collection
2017 Club Upgrade Doll

Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Giselle Diefendorf
Hair Color: Soft Bronze
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: NF 2.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional NF Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Majesty  Giselle

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Majesty  Giselle

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Majesty  Giselle

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc Majesty  Giselle

Oh…my…Word!!!  You had me at the Fabergé egg purse people!!!  Don’t even get me started on the shoes.  Modern day spats is what I am seeing…and me likes.  I love this look.  It is feminine and modern at the same time.  I love that the Integrity team has found fabrics and trims that fit in so beautifully in this scale.

But wait there is more!!!

If you order all three upgrade dolls, the WClub is throwing in a bonus.  Dioramas people…Dioramas!!

POPUP!
Diorama Playset
2017 Club Upgrade Diorama
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)
 
Tech Specs:

Approximate Width:  14" Wide
Approximate Length: 13" High
Approximate Depth:  6" Deep
Material: Cardboard / Stock and Acrylic Parts

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc POPUP! Diorama popup

This can be purchased separately as well but if you order all of the upgrade dolls they will send this to your for free.  Nice little enticement I must say.

Ok…so what are the perks this year?…besides the upgrades dolls and bonus options?

  • The option to purchase at least 5 exclusive Club-only dolls, including 2 Fashion Royalty dolls (which may include NU. Face), 2 exclusive Poppy Parker dolls, and 1 additional exclusive doll, plus additional surprise items!
  • Coupon!  Each W Club membership that you purchase will automatically add a special $25 coupon to your IT Direct Coupon Wallet that can be used towards ANY IT Direct shopping cart purchase of $99 or more online only during the 2017 W Club year! No more restrictions to W Club exclusive items– as long as your order is above $99 before shipping and tax, you can apply your coupon towards any order of your choice!  {this is subject to restrictions..please refer to WClub for further information}
  • Special priority for JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection products
  • You’ll get access to our MEMBERS-ONLY exclusive online events where the IT design team unveils their latest creations.
  • Special online ‘right to buy’ lotteries
  • First crack at Convention tickets before it’s released to general public ( worth the membership alone people…I’m serious!)

I have said this for many years and I will say it again.  This club membership is a MUST HAVE for me.  I have signed up for many years now and have ZERO regrets on this. 

Registration is from now until 9:00 PM ET (New York Time) on February 21st, 2017.

Information about the club and link to registration can be obtained at http://integritytoys.com/w-club/

Let…it…Begin!!!!

-Rebecca


Have a Very Poppy Christmas!!

For those of you who follow my instagram account, I shared a little teaser photo back in August of these holiday photos.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Have a Very Poppy Christmas

I decided to do a shoot of a few of my favorite things.  1) Poppy Parker 2) That gorgeous Tiffany Blue color 3) 1/6 French furniture and 4) All things Christmas.  And here is the result of that shoot.

Enjoy!!

Model:  Out of this World Poppy Parker

Dress:  Sanglian on Etsy

Dog: Anna Ryasnova on Etsy

Set is comprised of furniture I ordered from China, lamp and boxes were handmade and white feather tree was purchased at Target.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Have a Very Poppy Christmas

–Rebecca


Poppy Goes to Paris–A Recap

This years theme for the Poppy Parker collection by David Buttry hit a chord with many collectors.  I know it hit this collector right in the wallet.  I absolutely adored it and can’t wait to see what David has in store for us Poppy collectors at the Integrity Toys convention in October.  While we wait for convention, I thought it would be fun to get a group shot of the Poppys we have enjoyed so far this year.  Since Poppy is in Paris, I drew inspiration from one of the most iconic Parisian fashion houses of all time…Dior.

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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Ma Petite Fleur Poppy Parker – WClub 2016 Registration upgrade doll

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Powder Puff Poppy Parker – IT Direct Lottery doll

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Paris in the Springtime Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Night at the Ballet Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

C’est Si Bon – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Miss Amour Poppy Parker – IT Direct Lottery doll

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Magnifique Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Très Chic Boutique Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Ooh La La Poppy Parker – WClub Exclusive doll

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Bonjour Mademoiselle Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

-Rebecca


Magnifique is Fantastique

When I saw the name on this doll I kept singing the words from a song in “Devil Wears Prada”…”Supersonic, maginfique, tres tres cool and tres tres chic”. 

She is definitely tres, tres chic.  the hair color is vibrant and beautiful.  It needs to be trained a bit when you take it out of the hair net but not too bad (it was packed with hair off to the side so you will need to push it or train it down to sit down against the neck). 

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Magnifique
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 900 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Luscious Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

The promo shot shows her as this…

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What arrived was…I believe…better than the promos but with one caveat.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magnifique is Fantastique

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magnifique is Fantastique

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magnifique is Fantastique

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magnifique is Fantastique

She has a very sharp look to the left eye placement that frankly…borders on “wonky eye” for my taste.  I have photographed her at her best advantage but I had to work at it.  Not sure how I am feeling about that.  She is gorgeous.  Coloring and facial color screening is spot on.  Dress is beautiful and jewelry is beyond…really beyond.  But…that far to the left stare is looking slightly wrong for me.  Not sure what I am going to do yet.  Maybe it’s just mine so will be interested to hear what others are experiencing. 

-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…

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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


Naughty or Nice?

Ok, I have to explain the title a bit.  As you all know, I am a huge fan of Poppy Parker and her creator David Buttry.  For me, she was the gateway drug from Barbie to Integrity Toys.  I realize I need a 12 step program for my addiction but I’m not ready to commit to the program just yet. Winking smile

Recently, Integrity Toys held a lottery to purchase two beautiful Poppy Parkers and I was lucky and incredibly thrilled to be picked to purchase not just Miss Amour but the fabulous Powder Puff Poppy Parker as well.  I have to thank my daughter for the opportunity as it was her membership that won it and she willingly handed over the option to purchase.  Collectors are receiving these dolls and posting some amazing images.  This doll is so sweet.  Mostly she is portrayed as “nice” and I like it that way.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

For these images, however, I decided to portray her in a slightly different way.  David Buttry had mentioned in his webinar announcing the Bon Bon Collection that one of his inspirations for this particular doll was the movie “Valley of the Dolls”.  I decided to go a little more with that theme.  So Poppy comes off as a bit more on the naughty side in these pictures.  I want to point out however..that Chip has appeared to have “put a ring on it” at least.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

-Rebecca


A Terrace in Paris

For those of you awaiting the next installment of “The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging”, it’s coming.  Most likely tomorrow.  I forgot to factor in that we were running our son to college ( 5 hours away) this past week so that cut into the available time I had.  Fear not…it’s in process for publication in the next couple of days.  This also explains why I have not responded to comments in a week.  I will be getting to those as well.

In the meantime, I have been sitting on these shots since the initial posting of “J’Adore Miss Amour” and I can wait no longer.  These shots came about because 1) I can’t get enough of this pink confection Miss Amour and 2) I had these fun pink balloons and had to use them and 3) I didn’t get a chance to include the adorable little perfume bottle in the last set of shots.   ©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Terrace in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Terrace in Paris

Now…is she looking at the tray like “I love this perfume and I need to use some” or is she saying “This shoot is boring…I need a drink!”  You make the call.

P.S.  I have to send  a shout out to my friend Rogier at Dutch Barbie World for a little bit of art direction on this one.  You were right and It was much appreciated!

-Rebecca


J’Adore Miss Amour

The title speaks for itself.  When I first saw this doll my reaction was this…

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And..that has not changed upon receiving her.  She is EVERYTHING I was hoping for and more.  David, I bow down! Bowing gif

Miss Amour
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Approximate Ship Date: Mid-Late Summer 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Ash Brown Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

This amazing creature is gorgeous.  The dress is beyond people…just…BEYOND.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

It’s inspired by Dior I and many believe, what is not to love about that.  Fashion inspiration image find goes to Nata-Leto on Flickr.  Big THANKS to Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Barbie World for letting me use this image.

https://dutchbarbieworld.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/bon-bon-poppy-goes-to-paris/

The jewelry is fabulous!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

Me likey!!….Me likey a lot!!!!

-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


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. 

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©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.