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Loving Natalia

Here we are in the days preceding Valentine’s Day and I had a chance to photograph one of the new additions to the studio…Make Me Blush Natalia.  This doll is the second wave of the highly popular “Boudoir Collection” from Integrity Toys.  It’s designed by Jessy Ayala who is himself  a collector  and understands very well what his fellow collectors want.  His designs usually include accessories that go directly to the heart of what people like to collect.  This last capsule collection was no exception.

In 2019 pictures were released to WClub members…

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc.

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc.

©2019 Integrity Toys Boudoir Collection wave 2

Of the three dolls offered in this WClub lottery collection, Natalia in the middle came out as the big favorite. 

Make Me Blush
Natalia Fatalé™ Close-up Doll
The Fashion Royalty®
Boudoir Collection (Wave 2)
Expected Ship Date:
First week of December 2019
Special Member-Only Pricing: $135.00

**OFFERED VIA RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY

Edition Size: 800
Head Sculpt: Natalia 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled Foot
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Strawberry Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

 

©2019 Integrity Toys Boudoir Collection wave 2

This lucky collector was one of the lottery winners!!  I am so thrilled to have this one in my collection.  She photographs like a dream!!

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Loving Natalia

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Loving Natalia

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Loving Natalia

She is definitely giving off the Hollywood starlit vibe.  I adored photographing her and using this chaise lounge that I had repainted and have had forever ( pullip petite luxury furniture).  She is the perfect model to convey romance for any Valentine’s Day. 

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©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Loving Natalia

-Rebecca


Spring Fever–Sophisticated

Still dreaming of spring here in the dreary rain filled days of a Pacific Northwest winter.  I have already shown some fun more casual fashions.  Today I’m going full on couture with two fashions and models that brought Spring into the studio for a swoon worthy day of pastels.

Model:  Making an Entrance Karolin Stone from  Integrity Toys ( Her hair has been changed)

Suit and hat: HOANGANHKHOI on Etsy

Shoes:  Integrity Toys

Jewelry: Integrity Toys

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

The construction of this gorgeous creation is incredible.  Beautifully tailored and sewn!  The beading!!  I Die!!

Next up is a pink confection from my bestie Miss Hilda of Bellissima Couture

Model and Jewelry: Pink Powder Puff Poppy Parker from Integrity Toys

Gown:  Bellissima Couture

Shoes: Paul Zhangby on Ebay

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Nobody does these silk and lace creations like Hilda!  Nobody!  The perfect confection for this pink Poppy.

And…because I am all about botanicals right now…had to do this!

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Looking forward to Spring!!

-Rebecca


WClub 2020 Now Open for Registration!!

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.

Here is what you get.

  • 5 Guaranteed
    W Club Exclusive Dolls!

Get guaranteed opportunities to purchase at least *5* exclusive W Club-only dolls, including: 2 Fashion Royalty/NU. Face dolls, 2 Poppy Parker dolls and 1 additional exclusive doll.

  • Members-only Forum!

Get exclusive access to our W Club members-only forum to meet and chat with other collecting enthusiasts.    

  • $25 Coupon!

Get one $25 coupon per membership to be used towards any future purchase of $99 or more in the IT Direct Shopping Cart (Note: it can’t be used on memberships).

  • Special Offers, Right-to-buy Lotteries and Contests!

Get so many other W Club perks, like special offers, discounts, priority ordering windows, opportunities to enter our right-to-buy lotteries, contests with real prizes and more.    

  • Club-only Opportunities to Purchase Dolls & More!

Get additional opportunities to purchase exclusive and limited dolls and more, beyond the 5 guaranteed W Club exclusive dolls and 3 upgrade dolls.

  • Online Videos and/or Events!

Get special access to any W Club only online event videos, special interviews and events from the comfort of your home.    

  • Priority Convention Registration!

Get a priority W Club-only registration window for the 2020 Integrity Toys Convention, ahead of the general public, as well as access to the attend the optional W Club event at Convention.

  • Private Q&A Sessions!

Get access to participate in and ask questions during private Q&A Sessions with Integrity designers.    

  • VIP Customer Service!

Get special VIP email access directly to the W Club Liaisons for your collecting comments, questions and concerns.

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.

That’s 10 big reasons to join right there.  Base membership is $50 for all the things listed above.  But wait….there is more!

It wouldn’t be WClub without upgrade dolls!!  Here is the tasty trio of options for 2020!

Le Tuxedo
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2020 W Club Upgrade Doll

*$135; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $110 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2020).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Sunkissed 
Hair Color: Dark Champagne Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Le Tuxedo Eugenia Perrin Frost

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Le Tuxedo Eugenia Perrin Frost 2

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Le Tuxedo Eugenia Perrin Frost 3

Mademoiselle Lilith 
Lilith Blair™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
2020 W Club Upgrade

*$135; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $110 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2020).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Lilith/Eden
Body Type: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Periwinkle 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Madmoiselle Lilith Blair

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Madmoiselle Lilith Blair 2

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Madmoiselle Lilith Blair 3

Pretty Bird
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker™: The Model Traveler Collection
2020 W Club Upgrade Doll

*$135; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $110 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2020).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: PP 1.5
Foot Sculpt: Articulated Ankle
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Warm Dark Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Pretty Bird Poppy Parker 1

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Pretty Bird Poppy Parker 2

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Pretty Bird Poppy Parker 3

Wow!  Lilith come home to Mama!!  She will be the first one in my cart.  I adore the other 2 actually so this will be a full meal deal for me this year.  I wish Lilith had a different color variant of hair.  Would have been kind of cool to have a darker turquoise or something but as it stands, the photos make it appear that Lilith has a slightly darker and bluer lavender than Eden.  It could just be lighting in the photos but will only be able to tell in hand.  Also, Lilith’s outfit isn’t a “WoW” like Eden’s was but…I figure the pieces will complement Eden’s nicely.  I am seriously loving the pink shoes and jewelry!!  Thank you Jessy!

Is it just me or is someone else humming boogie woogie bugle boy when looking at Eugenia?  Love the military vibe going on there.  I also like the adorable school girl look going on with this brown haired, scarlet lipped Poppy.  That hat we have seen a gazillion times but the adorable crimson backpack, knee socks and sporty black fingerless gloves brought this Poppy to my shopping cart.

For those of you out there that read this blog and are not currently enrolled in the WClub ( why not?!!)…and you have an interest in joining, here is what you need to know.

  • Membership is $50
  • Upgrade dolls are extra
  • WClub signup Here or click on the “join WClub” picture below
  • Deadline for signup is

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Ok…gotta go register Winking smile

-Rebecca


Spring Fever-Casual

It’s a known fact that in the Pacific Northwest we many times don’t really see sunshine for months and months from November through February.  The holidays take up some of that time and normally we Pacific Northwesterners deal with it well during that time.  Once the holidays are over though…all bets are off.  I normally hit January with a hunger for the sun.  If the sun doesn’t come to us, I will invent it in my photos.  I’m bringing out the pastels and dreaming of sunshine!!

Model: Looks a Plenty Poppy Parker

Dress: Bellissima Couture

Shoes: Paul Zhangby on Ebay

Sunglasses: ITFDS

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

And because it’s fun to play around with Lightroom and Photoshop sometimes….  Love this silver haired Poppy!

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

Model: Midnight Decadence Poppy Parker

Dress: Munle on Etsy ( he sells through HOANGANHKHOI on Etsy)

Shoes: Mattel

Purse: @MyDollhouse2005 on Instagram

This gown is all kinds of yumminess.  I adore it!!  Pair it with this adorable 1/6 scale Hermes Kelly bag and all is well in the world. 

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

 

-Rebecca

For those interested in the scarf and sunglasses set from previous blog post, you need to email me at raberry65@msn.com

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Bringing the Versace

Integrity Toys spoiled it’s WClub members with a gift set that was Versace inspired in late 2019.  Club members just received this gift set and I would say we are very happy.  Thank you Jessy Ayala for this stunning design!

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc.

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc.

Ocean Drive
Baroness Agnes Von Weiss™
Dressed Doll Mini Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2019 W Club Exclusive

Head Sculpt: Agnes
Foot Sculpt: High heel
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

The inspiration is clearly Versace’s 2018 Spring RTW tribute collection to Gianni Versace. 

©2018 Vogue Inc

©2018 Vogue Inc

The accessories with the gift set are truly amazing!

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

Very mermaid likeWinking smile

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

And because this is Versace inspired…I felt Agnes need to be in an ad campaign for them.

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

The glasses and the silk scarf were made by me.  If interested, contact me.

-Rebecca


In The Palace

For those of you who follow my instagram feed, you have seen some of these images already.  It is not my intention to post images on Instagram first but sometimes it just works out that way.  If I am excited about a photo, sometimes I just can’t contain myself and have to share it immediately.  Sometimes there is just an image and no backstory or text/dialogue I want to share with it other than the image itself.  Instagram is a great platform for that.  If you don’t follow me there, consider it.  I share funny behind the scenes stories and pictures on my Instagram stories too.  My blog will still be the place to come when you want the full set of images on something and/or more information on what is in the picture.  Ok, now that public service announcement is out of the way….on to the pictures.

I had this amazing graphic a friend had sent me many moons ago and had used it in backdrops for Hilda and my sales table at Barbiecon.  I always love architectural drawings and wanted to see if it would work as a photo backdrop.  Thankfully..it did.

Elyse In The Palace

Model: Divinely Luminous Elyse from Integrity Toys

Gown: Rimdoll on Etsy

Jewelry: Divinely Luminous Elyse

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-In The Palace

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-In The Palace

I felt like I needed an opulent set to go with this amazing dress from Rimdoll.  It is a wonderful interpretation of the Dior Robe Mexique from 1951.

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Elyse wasn’t the only one at the palace the day of this shoot.  Dasha made an appearance as well.

Dasha at the Palace

Model: Daydream Dasha d’Amboise from Integrity Toys

Gown: HOANGANHKHOI on Etsy

Jewelry: Daydream Dasha and Mattel

Shoes: Integrity Toys

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-In The Palace

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-In The Palace

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-In The Palace

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-In The Palace

Love this shirt long skirt combo.  Sooooo elegant!!  This miniature couture designer out of Vietnam is amazing.  I will tell you that his designs take a while to manufacture and arrive.  I can also tell you that while the wait was long, I was always happy with the product.

-Rebecca


Poppy Breaks Out

Hello intrepid followers.  It feels like every time I try to get to the blog something blocks the path.  For the past month and a half it’s been mother nature and a pesky furnace that just doesn’t want to get with the program.  While snow is beautiful and it turns the studio into one big snow globe…it it isn’t heated, its no fun to be in there.  After some very stern language and a good furnace doctor…we are back in business in the studio. 

I took delivery of some new backgrounds recently for another product photography project and realized they work really well for doll photography as well.  The company is called Replica Surfaces.  They are kind of pricey for doll photography but might be worth the investment if you want easy to set up and sturdy.  I am not being compensated at all for this plug.  Just passing on information on a product that I have enjoyed using.

New doll in the studio!!  I recently received Rendez Vous in Rio Poppy Parker from the Mission to Brazil Poppy Parker collection.  The second I got her, I saw her in green.  I had recently seen a stunning Vanity Fair cover of Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o

And I was inspired by a dress by Rimdoll on Etsy.  Here is the product of that inspiration and a newly warm studio.

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

And because I was having fun with Photoshop, I decided to do some color variations including an early Valentines Day image.  Hope you enjoy.

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

Thank you all for you patience!  Looking forward to warmer days and a better relationship with my furnace.  I guess you could say we are currently in therapy .Winking smile

-Rebecca


Black and White Forever Barbie

2020 will be the final year for the BFMC Barbie adult collector line.  While it is sad to see the end, I think it is time to let this one go.  The line since the articulated body made it’s appearance and economy measures were installed at Mattel have really taken this line down to the basic level.  Case in point, the first doll of the final series in 2020 is “Best in Black”

Barbie® Best In Black™ Doll

  • Label: Gold Label®
  • Designer: Robert Best
  • Release Date: 11/20/2019
  • Eyelashes: Painted
  • Body Type: Poseable silkstone
  • Included With Dress, pair of sheer socks,pair of shoes, & Doll Stand
  • Facial sculpt: Vintage Silkstone
  • Fashion Sewn On?: No
  • Fashion: Jet-black mini dress with stylish leg-of-mutton sleeves

©2019 Mattel Best in Black Barbie

©2019 Mattel Best in Black Barbie

©2019 Mattel Best in Black Barbie

©2019 Mattel Best in Black Barbie

Ok…so if you were looking to design and offer a doll to symbolize a funeral for the BFMC line….Mattel hit the nail on the head.  This doll is indeed headed to a funeral with all the austerity and solemnity that would entail.  No jewelry, no handbag, socks shoes and a black dress.  Okie Dokie.  Not the way this amazing BFMC line of dolls should begin the end of its career in my opinion but here we are. 

that aint right

Who knows what the last entries for this line will entail but at this point, my hopes are not high.  For it’s last offering of 2019, the BFMC managed to at least give us collectors a ball gown so I have decided to celebrate that with a blog post.  Don’t get me wrong, the BFMC has thrilled and blown  this collector away many times since 2001.  I am happy to have been able to collect this line for the past 19 years.  I am just sad to see it ending on such a low note. 

This past season, I was able to add a tree to the ITFDS studio.  The theme for the tree was all black and white.  Chanel was an inspiration.

©2019 ITFDS - White and Black Forever

And it inspired me to give the 2019 Black and White Forever Barbie a photo shoot.

©2019 Mattel Inc. Black and White Forever Barbie

Barbie® Black and White Forever™ Doll

  • Label: Gold Label®
  • Designer: Robert Best
  • Release Date: 6/04/2019
  • Included with doll: Slingback shoes, Earrings, Doll Stand,gloves, petticoat,wrist tag
  • Eyelashes: Painted
  • Fashion: Petticoat, Slingback shoes
  • Fashion Sewn On?: No
  • Body Type: Posable BFMC
  • Doll Stand: Yes
  • Facial sculpt: 11590

©2019 ITFDS- Black and White Forever Barbie

©2019 ITFDS- Black and White Forever Barbie

©2019 ITFDS- Black and White Forever Barbie

©2019 ITFDS- Black and White Forever Barbie

©2019 ITFDS- Black and White Forever Barbie

©2019 ITFDS- Black and White Forever Barbie

She at least has some earrings Smile.  I’m not a huge fan of the articulated body or the glitter eye shadow but at least she has a ballgown.  I also like the two toned white with black hair in an elegant updo.   Is she worth the $100 price tag?  I would wait for a sale on this one. 

-Rebecca


New Jason Wu Elyse Announced!

Yesterday the WClub announced a new exclusive lottery during it’s week long Dolly Days extravaganza.  We have a new Jason Wu designed Elyse people!  She will, sadly,  be an IT direct right to buy lottery  with an edition size of a paltry 450.  Mud pit time.  Many will happily enter the pit for this one.

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

Pre-Fall 2016
Dressed Doll
The Jason Wu Collection
Estimated Arrival: Early Jan. 2020
Price: $225 + S & H     
 
Edition Size: 450
Head Sculpt: Elyse
Body Type: FR 6.0 with Velvet Touch
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Ice blond
Foot type: High-heeled
Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

Here is her story:

Get ready to add something luxurious to your collection! Jason Wu’s muse, Elyse Jolie, is an absolute vision of femininity wearing a masterfully rendered, miniature couture version of an original look created for the JWU Pre-Fall 2016 collection! Don’t miss your chance to add this truly timeless collectible to your JWU collection!

Included:

  • 12.5-inch fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Elyse wears a miniaturized reproduction of a Jason Wu original creation, featuring
  • intricately engineered details at the bustier and overlapping skirt panels on the front of the dress;
  • Faux-snakeskin spectator heels;
  • Clutch purse;
  • Sparkling "jeweled" pendant earrings;
  • Matching luxuriously "jeweled" bracelet;
  • Two pairs of hands;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.

Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only

 

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

I really wished they had showed the back view of her hair.  It looks like a french twist….I am guessing though.  If it is…divine!!

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

Holy hand grenades people!!!  The dress has pockets!!!  {no judgment for the Monty Python reference either please LOL!}

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

This facial screening reminds me of J’Adore La Fete Elyse.

©2015 Integrity Toys Inc. - J'Adore La Fête Elise Jolie

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

Not sure what the Pre Fall 2016 name is all about.  After scouring the released photos of his prefall 2016 line I could find no reference to this design.  Some super sleuths over at the WClub forums did find this though…

©2016 Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Kate Bosworth in Jason Wu at a red carpet in 2016.  This definitely appears to be the inspiration.  Doesn’t appear to have ever been produced  except as this one off.  Very pretty on Ms. Bosworth and beautiful on Elyse as well.  Well played Mr. Wu!!!

For you WClub members who want to try for this one, your deadline is January 6th, 2020 at noon EST.

–Rebecca


Day 1 at the Museum

 

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Day 1 at the Museum

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Day 1 at the Museum

Model: Integrity Toys Out of Sight Nadja

Dress: Mizi Dolls Fashion “Paris”

Purse: Phillip Nuveen on Etsy

Earings and Shoes: Integrity Toys

Glasses: ITFDS

Wig: Culte de Paris on Etsy

Miniature Portrait: Kelly Rinaldi ( contact her @ you_are_a_doll on Instagram)

Day 2 at the Museum

I don’t know about you guys…but one day at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is never enough for me.  Apparently it wasn’t for Nadja either.

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Day 2 at the Museum

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Day 2 at the Museum

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Day 2 at the Museum

Model: Integrity Toys “Out of Sight” Nadja

Jacket, Dress, Hat, and Boots:  Integrity Toys “Female Icon” Dasha

Floral jacket pin: Scrapbooking element….swear…to God LOL!

Purse: Tiny Frock Shop

Earrings: Integrity Toys

Wig: Culte de Paris on Etsy

 

–Rebecca