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2017 WClub Registration Begins!!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc

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. 

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc

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

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc

©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


Happy Holidays from ITFDS

Sorry for the obscenely long break between posts.  I realized I have not posted since IT convention in October and my only excuse is that life hit hyper drive since then.  I had WAY too many projects come up at once.  I need to do a big shout out to Rogier Corbeau of The Dutch Fashion Doll World who graciously and beautifully handled the blog during the Integrity Toys convention.  You rock!!  I could not have left ITFDS in better hands during convention. 

Back in July, I began some holiday shoots that I had planned to make into holiday cards.  Great idea but not enough time to turn it into reality.  Oh well, there is always next year right?   Since I don’t have time to send these, I thought I would just put it on the blog as one big digital holiday card to everyone.  I am so very grateful to all my readers for your support.  It means the world to me.  I hope to continue my photography series in the year ahead and I am looking forward to bringing more consistent content to the blog.  I hope this post finds you all happy, healthy and in anticipation of some really great dolls under your tree or in your stocking. 

Model:  OOAK Silkstone by Jon Copeland-Childers SeloJSpa

Gown: 2010Chizhik on Ebay

Fur Cape:  Integrity Toys “Flight of Fancy” outfit

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Happy Holidays from ITFDS

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Happy Holidays from ITFDS

Holiday photo #2 up tomorrow.


Oh so Chanel

For those of you who follow me on FB and Instagram, you received a little sneak peek of today’s post this past weekend. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

Tomorrow, I am flying to Chicago for the 2016 Integrity Toys Convention.  Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and I will be having an event on Wednesday evening to sell fabulous OOAK clothing creations by Hilda and a variety of 1/6 items made by me and my fellow blogger Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World.  For place and time, check the boards at convention.  We will be placing signage as soon as we have a room number.  We will also be at the sales bazaar on Friday evening. 

Here is a small sample of some of the Chanel inspired yumminess that Hilda will have available for convention attendees.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

If you are in the market for some exquisite 1/6 couture for your dolls and are attending IT convention this year, come attend the event.   Room number and time will be posted at convention.

Blog post on accessories and other 1/6 items available will be up later today Winking smile


It’s Party Time

Everyone in the fashion world has their eyes turned toward Paris right now for the culmination of the 2017 Spring Summer Ready to Wear shows and I thought, “what does one do at the end of fashion week?”.  If it were me, I would want to celebrate so that is the inspiration behind this group of photos.  Well…that and a killer sparkle dress from Rimdoll. 

Here is the mood board I posted on Instagram.

Dress:  Rimdoll on Etsy

Shoes:  Integrity Toys Cold shoulder Eugenia

Earrings:  Integrity Toys Fabulous Fields Luchia

Glassware:  Facets by Marcia

Fur Wrap:  Pottery Barn wine bottle adornment ( yes!!  seriously!!  I know right?!)

Champagne bottle:  origins of which are lost in the quagmire of my mind….

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

There was another item besides the gown that I was inspired by.  Those of us who attended last years Integrity Toys convention were a bit hmmmm…lets just say underwhelmed by the convention doll last year.  Her name was ‘Making an Entrance’ Karolin Stone and she was a severe looking lady with a major broad forehead.  Not the most attractive look in my opinion. 

©2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.

I really liked her facial screening but I was all ready to sell this one when I saw an image of a restyled Karolin on Rimdoll’s Etsy site.  I decided to change course and see if I could soften her look a bit.  Here is what I ended up with and I have to say…I am very happy Winking smile

She still has the wide forehead but at least it’s softened up by the roll of bangs. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Welcome to Fall everyone!

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And before you say it…YES I know there is no such thing as a pink pumpkin.  They are there to remind all of us that it is breast cancer awareness month people…so do those self exams and get those mammograms!!!


More Silkstone News!!

So right after I posted yesterday, Mattel posted new images of the BFC exclusive Silkstone for 2016.  We have all had a gander at the sketch for many months and many of us had a chance to see the doll in person at the NBDCC 2016.  Here are a few images I took of her at NBDCC

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

And here is the information and official pictures

Glam Gown Barbie® Doll

Gold Label®

Designer: Robert Best

Release Date: 10/12/2016

Retail: $100.00

  • Body Type: Posable Silkstone®
  • Facial sculpt:
  • Fashion Sewn On: No
  • Fashion:  Pink satin gown with flowing organza train
  • Accessories:  Black satin opera gloves, chandelier earrings

She is a BFC exclusive which means you need to be a BFC member to purchase.

©2016 Mattel, Inc. 

©2016 Mattel, Inc.

©2016 Mattel, Inc.

©2016 Mattel, Inc.

Things to take note of….The IRL doll at NBDCC was sporting pink shoes not black and the fabric on the IRL doll did not show the same kind of fabric as the promo shots are indicating.  Just trying to keep it real folks and set expectations appropriately.  You be the judge but to these eyes, the ruffle material on the promo shots looks like it lays very nicely, whereas the IRL doll at NBDCC did not.  The beading also looks very different but there are always differences between the promo shots and the actual production doll.  The difference here is that the production doll was actually seen BEFORE the promo shots so, it feels kind of humorous to me.  It’s like saying “ Yeah…this is what we could have done…but….we didn’t”

All else being held equal, I’m still buying the doll.  She is a platinum updo with a pink gown…of course I’m buying.  Whether or not I feel very good about it is another thing.  I have a hard time supporting a company who is making some really unfortunate decisions regarding their collector line.  I find it hard to plug a product in this blog when I have a very real concern for the direction of this Mattel division. 

-Rebecca


New Barbie Look and Silkstone News!

There has been a bit of a Barbie drought in this collectors house for a while but that may change in the coming weeks. This morning, The Barbie Collection added a few items for preorder that has some collectors very interested. 

First up are a couple of new Barbie Look dolls.

The Barbie Look™ Barbie® Doll – Park Pretty

Black Label®

Designer: Bill Greening

    • Body Type: Articulated
    • Facial sculpt: Millie
    • Fashion Sewn On: No
    • Fashion: Floral dress paired with yellow peep toe shoes
    • Accessories: Doll, fashion, shoes, sunglasses, bracelets, purse, phone, coffee drink, Miss Honey, dog tag

Release Date: 9/30/2016  **** Caveat…don’t be fooled by the date people, it says release but in actuality, this one won’t ship until 11/11/16**  Just keeping it real.

Retail:  $29.95

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

I love the accessories this one comes with.  Honey the dog is always a plus ( did you know this dog has her own Instagram account!) and the phone and iced coffee drink is adorable.  It looks like this doll also has a semi ‘made to move’ body.  The knees at least look that way and one would assume its so Barbie can sit very easily on the picnic blanket while she is at the park.  Nice work Bill.  I like this one.

The Barbie Look™ Barbie® Doll – Pool Chic

Black Label®

Designer: Bill Greening

Release Date: 9/30/2016

  • Body Type: Articulated
  • Facial sculpt: Karl
  • Fashion Sewn On: No
  • Fashion: Floor-length aqua blue halter dress with gold detail
  • Accessories: Doll, fashion, shoes, earrings, bracelet, purse, phone, compact with pom pom, lipstick

Release Date: 9/30/2016  **** Caveat…don’t be fooled by the date people, it says release but in actuality, this one won’t ship until 11/11/16**  Just keeping it real.

Retail:  $29.95

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

Very elegant and I love the accessories again.  Bill…you have this collector’s attention.  I am really liking these Barbie Look collections so far.

Classic Black Dress Barbie® Doll (Brunette)

Gold Label®

Designer: Robert Best

  • Body Type: Posable Silkstone®
  • Facial sculpt: Vintage Silkstone
  • Fashion Sewn On: No
  • Fashion:  Little black dress
  • Accessories:  Boots

Release Date: 9/30/2016 **** Caveat…don’t be fooled by the date people, it says release but in actuality, this one won’t ship until 01/31/17**  Just keeping it real.

Retail: $40.00

 

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

OK…first off I am really happy that a brunette version of the adorable blonde classic black dress silkstone will be available to collectors now.  The price point is very attractive too!  However, this doll is eerily similar to a couple of the convention dolls given in Europe this past year.  If I were an attendee for one of these conventions and I saw this, frankly, I would be a little pissed off.   Those convention dolls are supposed to be super exclusive, a perk for going to them.  Now Mattel is offering up a doll so similar it’s uncomfortable.   Here is the Milan convention doll…

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

Odd choice Mattel.


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

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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

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


The Madrid Fashion Doll Show Convention–Day 2

The second day of festivities in Madrid began with presentations and an  OOAK artist cocktail by Sebastian Atelier.  Rogier took some great photos of these events!

Carlyle Nuera gave a presentation from Mattel.  No photos were allowed at this event after the introduction.  It looks like he was signing his fabulous sketches that people received in their registration bags before the presentation .

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

Ibrahim Ismail also gave a presentation on Bollywood cinema but sadly, I do not have any images of that.  I’m sure it was fabulous.

Conventioneers were given option to attended the OOAK artist cocktail party given by Sebastian Atelier.  There were some beautiful OOAK creations to look through and for a lucky few, purchase. 

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

For those who attended the cocktail, there was a beautiful outfit given as a gift.

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

More info coming later and don’t forget…Gala dinner with presentation of convention doll!!!

-Rebecca


The Madrid Fashion Doll Show Convention-Jaipur Palace Party

What do you do after a fabulous fashion show?  You go to a party of course.  The organizers in Madrid had a fun evening of Indian food and drinks as well as henna hand painting available for the conventioneers. Beautiful henna tattoo work by Ibrahim!! 

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

There was also this fantastic fashion ( limited edition of 30) by Marcelo Jacob, raffled off to 30 lucky winners!

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

Rogier will have more to report tomorrow with all kinds of presentations going on as well as the gala dinner and convention doll reveal!!  Stay tuned….

-Rebecca