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Ooh La La Indeed!!!

The Integrity Toys WClub has announced their first club exclusive for 2016!  Poppy Parker is spending the year in France and this girl comes with all kinds of goodies.  It’s a gift set to tempt and satisfy the Poppy Parker fans out there.

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**Pictures of prototype shown below; final production colors and textures may vary slightly. Any staging props are not included.**

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Ooh La La!
Poppy Parker™ Gift Set
The Bonbon Collection
2016 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Mid to Late Summer 2016

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 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

Her facial screening has been updated.  The eyes are new for this edition. It’s very similar to the screening on their 16 inch Poppy’s…so much so that this collector thought it was a 16 inch Poppy when I first saw the photos.  Her ingénue look is gone but then, Poppy is getting older so it tracks that she should get a more mature look.  In my opinion, this screening works.  I was not a fan of the harder, harsher screening of the IFDC Poppy’s or the convention Poppy’s from 2014.  This screening…me likes!  The Platinum hair..me also likes.  However, I believe collectors are really hoping to see some variations other than blonde from Integrity this year.  I also noticed that this Poppy is getting a “numbered certificate”.  When did Poppy start getting certificates like the FR/FR2 ladies?  Did I miss it last year or is this the first? ©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

There are a number of mix and match possibilities here and that purse/tote is too cute.  Don’t even get me started on the adorable shoes…you had me at the wedge shoes David…you had me at the wedges.  Merci Beaucoup!!! Winking smile

**Members have until Tuesday, April 26th at noon ET to preorder this one.**

-Rebecca


Poppy Parker Live from the Oscars Red Carpet!

Every time the Oscars roll around, I feel compelled to do some kind of red carpet or Oscar themed shoot.  I have done Barbie getting dressed in her closet.  I’ve done Barbie on her way to presenting the Oscar.  I’ve done Barbie on the red carpet.  I have yet to do any Integrity Toys, Inc products for the Oscar night festivities.  Well…I’m going to fix that right now!  Poppy Parker is going to the Oscars!

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Model:  Mood Changer Poppy Parker repainted and restyled by Jon Copeland-Childers of SeloJSpa ( she has been re-bodied on a FR2 body)

Gown:  Pansak Charoentonphubal of Eifeldolldress

Jewelry: On Set ( gift fashion from 2015 I.T. Cinematic Convention)

 

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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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Will try and have my red carpet picks and pans from the Oscars on Monday Winking smile


The Power of Pink!!

Actually, I wanted to title this blog post “The power of pink, a new frock and a little bit of sunshine” , but it would have been too long.   When you live in the Pacific Northwest and it’s the dead of winter ( which means rain people…lots and lots of rain), if one ray of sunshine peaks out, you are grabbing your camera and saying “What can I take a photo of!!”  Or maybe…that’s just me.   Yes I am seeing someone about my random photo tendencies when in the presence of intermittent sunshine LOL! 

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So, recently I took ownership of this adorable little dress from Hilda of Bellissima Couture.  To me this dress just makes me happy.  It’s pink yumminess with a hat.  Also, it gave me a chance to use a new model in the studio..Ms. IT Airways Poppy Parker.  She came with a pair of hands with white gloves ( Thank you David!!) so I knew I had to use them in a photo.  I know by reading the WClub boards that a number of people were less than pleased with how the hair came out for their Poppy’s.  Mine was not the best when she arrived but a very thoughtful and gifted group of souls on the WClub talked some of us through what they did to fix their Poppy’s hair.  It worked like a dream on mine.  If you are a WClub member and want to see the tutorial, head over to the WClub forum and look under IT Airways Poppy.  My “thanks” to the contributors!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio "The Power of Pink"

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio "The Power of Pink"

She is a young Anna Wintour here.  The hat did not come with the dress.  It is a floral scrapbooking embellishment.  The pink pearl necklace is one I made.

-Rebecca


2015 Poppy Parker Collection Revealed

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David Buttry walked collectors through the new offerings for 2015 in the Poppy Parker collection.  This doll line is an increasingly popular line for Integrity Toys and David Buttry brings a wonderful vision to his designs and this collection.  He stated in the webinar that his inspiration for this collection started with a documentary about Diana Vreeland, legendary fashion icon and editor of both Harpers Bazaar and US Vogue. The 1960’s will come alive again through Poppy Parker this year.

For those of you who are not WClub members and have not been in contact with dealers regarding these dolls, run don’t walk to your IT dealer and get on the list for anything you want.  The grapevine reports that many of these Poppy’s are already sold out.

Go See!
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 750 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately First Week of June
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

The name of this girl says it all.  She is all suited up and accessorized  for a modeling “Go see”.  The little blue portfolio with pictures is a nice touch.  She is adorable and for those collectors that are happy to enter into and stay in the 60’s for a while, this collection will be right up your alley.  I am still a fan of the 1950’s Poppy so most of this line is a pass for me.  I am happy for those collectors who do favor this time period. 

Spring Song
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-June 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Pale Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Awwww!  David said this was an ode to the Breck Ad girls of the 60’s.  I totally feel that.  Adorably sweet.  Humming “Everyone knows it’s Windy”. 

The Camera Loves Her
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Silver Ash
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Whoa!  You have to give it to a designer when they really take themselves outside of the box and go with it.  While the 60’s is not my favorite fashion era, you have to love the full out no holds barred drama and fun of this look.  This is total 1960’s Verushka Vogue.  This is also, according to David,one of his favorites from the collection.  Far out!  I am shocked this wasn’t one of the centerpiece dolls for upcoming Cinematic convention.

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Peace, Love and Soul
Darla Daley™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Darla Daley™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

My first response to these photos was “Hello, Foxy Brown!”  Poppy is headed full steam into the 60’s and so is her friend Darla.  Now I am humming “age of Aquarius.”

Pam Grier as Foxy Brown—gorgeous!

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Hot Shot
Nigel North™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Nigel North™ (NEW CHARACTER!)
Body Type: FR Homme
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond Mix
Eyelashes: No

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

“Yeah Baby”.  Nigel seems to have a little Austin Powers going on. OK…now I am hearing Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones ( Austin Powers theme song).  How can you not hear that theme with this groovy guy.  This is a new face sculpt and screening according to David.  Love that he has a camera. 

The Midas Touch
Poppy Parker™ (AA) Dressed Doll

The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately First Week of July
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

YES!!  Collectors request for an AA Poppy have been answered.  Thank you David and I.T.!!  This is one from this 60’s themed line that I am hoping to get.  David called her a 60’s Beyonce.  Nailed it.  You will see her skin tone is FR Black which is the same color as Adele.  Can’t wait to see this lady in real life.

Wedding Belle
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 900 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Squeeeeeeaaaal!  A bride Poppy.  Doesn’t get any better.

Out of This World
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 900 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Pale Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Poppy channels Barbarella!  Love the frosty ice queen screening on this one.

It also looks like a Poppy Lottery item will be coming our way later on this summer.

Hippie Dippy
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid to Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00

IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE, WILL BE OFFERED IN JULY 2015! DETAILS TO COME

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Titian
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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All in all a HUGE Poppy lineup for 2015. There is something to offer a broad range of fashion tastes. David, our hats are off to you and…I would guess many wallets are open to you too .Winking smile

©2015 Integrity Toys

2015 FR16 collection up next in a minutes


Dark Moon Rising

I posted earlier this week about how some collectors will go back and forth over whether or not to purchase a particular doll.  Here is another one that I was on the fence about.  She is from the 2014 Integrity toys Gloss Convention collection.

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Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The 2014 Integrity Toys Convention: Gloss
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls

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The promo pictures didn’t do it for me and the purple disco dress CERTAINLY wasn’t doing anything to recommend this doll to me.  The disco theme is just not what I like to collect.  Something about this doll spoke to me, however, and I am glad I purchased her.   Here is why…

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© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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For photos below

Model: Dark Moon Poppy Parker

Gown: Shadow of Her Smile Poppy Parker

Jewelry:  Fashion Royalty Regal Solstice Anja

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Obviously I was having some quality time with Photoshop on a few of these shots.  I have to say that the facial screening on this Poppy is a bit more sophisticated than the norm for Miss Poppy.  We saw this same palette on the Poppy’s that were introduced at IFDC this year.  To be perfectly honest, I am not sure I am ready to say goodbye to the dewy eyed fresh faced Poppy quite yet.  This harder, more polished Poppy does make for some dramatic photos though.


Poppy Sizzles in Vegas

This year is Poppy Parker’s 5th anniversary and Integrity Toys is certainly showing up to celebrate it.  I shared a photo earlier today of the first exclusive Poppy Parker for IFDC (International Fashion Doll Convention).  Tonight, two additional Poppy Parker dolls were unveiled to much applause.  These were the convention doll and a companion doll that was given to all attendees.  If you are a Poppy Parker fan and chose this year to go to IFDC, you scored a jackpot in Vegas!

** pictures are courtesy of Integrity Toys**

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Poppy Parker 5th Anniversary Collection
2014 IFDC Convention Companion Doll
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Poppy Parker Hybrid (w/ High-heeled Foot)
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Redhead
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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Glamorous Darling
Poppy Parker 5th Anniversary Collection
2014 IFDC Convention Exclusive Doll
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Poppy Parker Hybrid (w/ High-heeled Foot)
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied 

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The WClub has set aside a very few of these for a lottery so if you are a WClub member, look to your emails for information on how to enter.  I predict these beauties will be hot tickets on the secondary markets.  There is a huge demand for Poppy Parker and quite a few collectors have expressed interest in this newer and more sophisticated Poppy Parker look.  As for me, I may be tempted to enter for the brunette and the redhead.  Adorable!


Poppy is in Vegas!!

And she is all grown up.  Each year the IFDC (International Fashion Doll Convention) holds a fun convention in Las Vegas.  I have never gone but I love seeing the photos of the people who do go and it sure seems like a great event.  The timing never seems to work out for me to go to this one.  Anywhoo, Integrity Toys does a number of dolls for this event and the first IT Direct exclusive for the convention was unveiled yesterday.  It was a bit of a shocker for people as Poppy has never been offered up as an event doll before.  Many Poppy Parker collectors are busy texting convention participants or scrolling through eBay listings to get a hold of this one.

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Evening Ingenue
Poppy Parker 5th Anniversary Collection
2014 IFDC IT DIRECT Exclusive

Issue size:  300

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They are really pulling out the stops for Poppy’s 5th anniversary.  Apparently, she is on a hybrid body so not the regular Poppy Parker body.  She does not have the ankle joint either.  I am not sure how I feel about this very grown up version of Poppy.  I am happy though for all the attendees of IFDC to have this really exclusive issue.  Very exciting.  I love how IT is mixing things up.  You never really know what you will get at conventions these days.  It keeps us guessing and I like it.


Tulabelle 2014

I.T. and David Buttry gave us another fabulous Tulabelle collection to pour over.  Just to remind people who this lady is…she is Poppy Parker’s granddaughter so some of the pieces she has in her wardrobe are vintage pieces from her grandmother’s fashion career.  Note: Gold lame coat on “Front Row” is same coat Poppy wears in “Spy-A-Go-Go”.  Cool continuity David!

Available at all Integrity Toys Dealers

Photo Source:  Integrity Toys

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French Kissed
Tulabelle™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 300
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Fashion Teen (16-Inch)
Head Sculpt: Tulabelle
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: Japan
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Touch of Grace
Tulabelle™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 300
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Fashion Teen (16-Inch)
Head Sculpt: Tulabelle
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: Japan
Hair Color: Bright Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Player Slayer
Tulabelle™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 300
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Fashion Teen (16-Inch)
Head Sculpt: Tulabelle
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: Japan
Hair Color: Golden Blond with Light Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Front Row
Tulabelle™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 300
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Fashion Teen (16-Inch)
Head Sculpt: Tulabelle
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: Japan
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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If I collected this size of doll, I would be ALL OVER THESE.  Front Row is my favorite.  I desperately want that dress in 1/6 scale.   Please, please, please!!


Christmas in July Take 2

Integrity Toys in collaboration with Paramount pictures delights Poppy Parker fans with two new giftsets inspired by the Neil Simon adapted play Barefoot in the Park. 

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Item # 14019
Barefoot in the Park™
Poppy Parker™ as Corie Bratter
Dressed Doll Gift Set
Limited edition size of 800 Gift Sets
Suggested Retail Price: $160.00
Estimated Ship Date: Late September 2013

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Reddish
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

( Source: Integrity Toys)

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From the movie that inspired the designs…..

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Item # 14020
The Bratter Lovers
Barefoot in the Park™
Poppy Parker™ and Chip Farnsworth III™ as Corie and Paul Bratter
Two-Doll Gift Set
Limited edition size of 800 Gift Sets
Suggested Retail Price: $180.00
Estimated Ship Date: Late September 2013

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Red (Corie) and Golden Blond (Paul)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

(Source:  Integrity Toys)

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So cute!  I adore the play, and love the movie.  If you are at all interested in these giftsets, I would advise contacting an Integrity Toys Dealer ASAP.  These won’t last long.


A Sweet and Swiss Grand Entrance

I had yet another  blue gown I had to put Sweet in Switzerland in before I was done. 

Model:  Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker

Gown:  Grand Entrance™ Barbie® Doll

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“Begin at the Beginning…”

“..and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” — King of Hearts Alice in Wonderland

Since I mentioned “Alice Blue” and how it reminded me of Alice in Wonderland, I had to do a shoot inspired by Mr. Carroll’s classic work of fiction.

Model:  Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker

Dress :  BFMC™ Accessory Pack

Tea set:  Re-ment Princess Tea set

“What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?”

— Alice  Alice in Wonderland

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“We are all mad here.”  –Cheshire Cat  Alice in Wonderland


Joyful to Love the One

Continuing on the Poppy Parker redressing theme, I decided to combine two new additions to the doll room today.  I deboxed the fabulous Joyful in Japan Poppy Parker that arrived last week and dressed her in the WClub exclusive “Love The One” Kyori outfit.  The pink of the little caplet matched her eye makeup and lip color.  I finished the outfit with a Bogue’s Vogue hat that incorporated all of the colors already going on in the scene. 

Model:  Joyful in Japan Poppy Parker

Dress and shoes:  WClub exclusive Love the One Kyori

Hat:  Bogues Vogues

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It looks like Integrity got some inspiration on this outfit…

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Sweet,Swiss and Provencale

The title of this post sounds like a new bistro sandwich LOL!  The earlier gowns of the BFMC Barbie line are the favorites of many.  This gown from a Barbie called “Provencale” with it’s delicate blue and white pattern was originally worn by a short haired redhead. 

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I have never warmed to that particular doll in that dress.  I love the dress and I love the doll…just not together.  This dress, since it entered my collection, has graced the form of French Maid Barbie.

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For a time last week, this gown was beautifully worn by the newly released red haired Poppy Parker.  Hope you like the photos.

Model:  Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker

Gown and Jewelry:  Provencale™ Barbie® Doll

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And just in case you needed even more drama in these photos….

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The Sweetness of Alice Blue

I am on a Poppy Parker high at the moment with the arrival of all of the International Fair Poppys.  I am also on a bit of a color kick and apparently it is specifically a blue color kick.  After spending an entire post on the color Tiffany Blue and it’s origin and meaning, I found myself wondering about the origin of “Alice Blue”.  That was the first thought I had when I saw this red haired beauty in her adorable skating outfit.  It brought to mind thoughts of Alice in Wonderland (as I recall, colorized illustrations typically had her in blue) or the shade of blue favored by the Queen Mother (a factoid I am particularly proud of knowing because it allowed me to win a point in trivial pursuit against my husband…something I NEVER get to do).  I digress.  Anywhoo… It got me to wondering where did this term of “Alice Blue” come from.  Here is the answer according to Wikipedia

“Alice blue is a pale tint of azure that was favored by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and which sparked a fashion sensation in the United States.

The hit song "Alice Blue Gown", inspired by Longworth’s signature gown, premiered in Harry Tierney’s 1919 Broadway musical Irene. The musical was made into a film in 1940 starring Anna Neagle and Ray Milland.

The color is specified by the United States Navy for use in insignia and trim on vessels named for Theodore Roosevelt.[citation needed] "AliceBlue" is also one of the original 1987 X11 color names which became the basis for color description in web authoring. The name "Alice Blue" was trademarked in 2001 by a costume company called "Alice Blue Fancy Dress & Costume" in the U.K. but the livery color chosen by them was not the correct Alice Blue shade, but instead a rich royal blue.

This particular shade of blue is also referred as white-blue (or blue-white) and ice/icy blue, due to its very pale coloration.”  (source Wikipedia)

Here is Miss Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker fresh out of the box in her first photo shoot for Inside The Fashion Doll Studio..in her Alice Blue outfit.

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And since it was too warm to be wearing the fur hat, muff, skates and tights for long…

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You may be noticing some different color profiles coming from me in the coming blog posts.  I have entered the sticky wicket world of Photoshop filters…and it’s a bit like Alice going down the rabbit hole.  Who knows where I will end up LOL!

“It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change.” –Alice


To Sir, With Love

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This song practically screams 1965 to me and apparently many others because it is listed in the top 5 songs of 1965.  Love the movie, love the song and loved playing it while I shot these. 

Model:  Irresistible in India Poppy Parker

Gown and earrings: Palm Beach Coral Silkstone Barbie

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This outfit by Robert Best for the Silkstone Barbie line looks to be inspired by vintage 1960’s Valentino.  Beautiful and so appropriate for Ms. 1965 Poppy!  Those nails though…Yipes!!

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source:  ganzomag.com

I hope you have enjoyed this walk through the mid 1960’s with Ms. Irresistible in India Poppy Parker.  This is not a style I photograph that often so it was fun to pop in some oldies but goodies and revisit the 60’s for a bit.


So Happy Together…

My next installment of Poppy Parker was done to the music of the Turtles

This was listed as one of the top 10 songs of 1965 so very appropriate for the 1965 International Fair Poppys. 

Model:  Irresistible in India Poppy Parker

Swimsuit and coverup:  The Barbie Look Poolside™ Barbie® Fashion

Earings:  Palm Beach Breeze™ Barbie® Doll

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**Source: Photo above was enhanced with PS brushes by Nureen-REstock on Deviantart.  Thank you for making them available for use!**

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Poppy is California Dreamin’

I know I have said this before, but I will reiterate.  I always listen to music while I shoot photos.  It’s just something I have always done with doll photos.  I have two musicians in the house so if I am not playing music, it’s being played somewhere around me.  While typing this blog post, my daughter is hard at work on a violin piece called Gavotte in D Major by Bach…but I digress.  While shooting this series of photos, it seems only right that I go to the time that David Buttry used as inspiration for this his International Fair Poppy series.  When it comes to late 60’s, there is one stand out favorite for me…California Dreamin’ by the Mamas and the Papas, and that is where I went for some mood music for this next set of photos.

Model:  Irresistible in India Poppy Parker

Swimsuit and coverup:  Barbie Basics

Jewelry:  Irresistible in India Poppy Parker

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While looking at some inspirations photos for this shoot, I ran across this one from 1967.  The hair!!

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She is Irresistible

It’s official… “Irresistible in India Poppy Parker” is indeed…irresistible.  Okay, so I freely admit to playing Desi Girl while opening this one up.  If you have not had the pleasure of hearing this Bollywood favorite, I recommend it( it’s at the bottom of this post).  I waited for the sun to rise this morning, then it was up to the doll room and out came the camera.  I did an entire series on this fabulous new Poppy with a nod to the time Mr Buttry has given us as his inspiration…1965.  I will be posting a new set of photos every day for the next couple of days.

Her intricate hair style is sooooo late 1960’s.  Absolutely fabulous!!

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What’s coming up….

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