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Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

Things have been crazy busy at ITFDS since July.  Since the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention, I have been in production mode for the Integrity Toys convention and that left very little time for anything else…taking photos or blogging.  I need to work out a better schedule…. obviously! 

In the craziness that was August through July, there were some very high points for my collection.  One such moment was when I won the opportunity to purchase the Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden gift set. 

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Poetic Beauty Eden

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.- Poetic Beauty Lilith

They are inspired, I believe, by the 2016 Pre fall Louis Vuitton collection..feel free to check out the photos in my original post about these dolls.  Eden/Lilith is one of my all time favorite face molds and the fact that this gift set was offered in this lottery made me both excited and filled with anxiety.  This was a lottery I REALLY wanted to win.  I consider myself very lucky to have succeeded in this and was able to purchase.

I adore the facial screening on these dolls and the clothing was edgy, current and perfect for these young sister characters.  The real highlight, however, in this set were the accessories.

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Poetic Beauty Eden and Lilith gift set accessories

It wasn’t the fact that you got 2 Louis Vuitton inspired purses but THE SHOES and those tasseled earrings.  The execution and attention to detail on these accessories also deserves special comment.  Really well done people…exceptional. 

And…since the name of this gift set was Poetic Beauty…I had to  pull out some Lord Byron….had to do it.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

This set is one of IT’s best in my humble opinion.  I adore every aspect of it so I will let Lord Byron finish this post with,

“And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes; “

Winking smile-Rebecca

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What a Metamorphosis!

Integrity Toys’ W Club just announced their latest club offering to members and she’s not just a  beauty but a gift set beauty offering….always a plus!  This one is yet another example of the emerging design talents of Jessy Ayala !  Well done Jessy!!©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Metamorphosis
Erin Salston™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Heirloom Collection
2017
W Club Exclusive

Edition Size:    TBA
Estimated Arrival:     Early Spring 2018
Pricing:    $175.00 US + S & H
(Limit of one per W Club membership)

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt:    ERIN 2.0
Body:    NU. FACE 2.5
Foot Sculpt:    HIGH-HEELED
Skin Tone:    HUNGARIAN
Hair Color:    MIDNIGHT BROWN
Eyelashes:    Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch:    No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Like What you see??  But wait…there is more!  This one is a gift set people!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Possible design inspiration is right off the runway from Alexandre Vauthier

©2017 : Marcus Tondo / Indigital.tv

Alexandre Vauthier 2017 Spring Couture

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Wow right?!!  I realize ( and totally relate to) that some are completely turned off by the fact that the shorts look was sported by Kendell Jenner on a red carpet event but lets not forget…the original look was designed by Alexandre Vauthier.

How adorable is that little butterfly headband?!!  And I love the blue and white print with the facial screening of this doll.  Soft and elegant.  I don’t know who the design inspiration was for the gown but the feeling for me is that soft mystical feel of the recent Dior couture shows by Maria Grazia Chiuri ,formally of Valentino.  I love the whimsy coupled with edginess of this giftset.  It’s a full meal deal!  This addition to the Nu.Face line is also part of the “Heirloom” collection so the backstory reveals that the little butterfly crown has been passed down through generations in Erin’s family.  Sweet story.  I am really enjoying the fun Jessy appears to be having with this line.

If you are a W Club member, you have until noon EST 9/8/2017 to order this one.  Check for the links in your email.  If you are not a member, check the secondary markets after this beauty is released ( not until 2018). 

-Rebecca


Agnes is Merveilleuse!!

I don’t think you need a translator to realize that this says Agnes is marvelous.  For quite a while now, it has been an Integrity Toy’s WClub custom to offer up an “event doll” made available to members when they hold a webinar.  It’s a nice little perk for members and it’s always in addition to the club dolls offered up as part of the WClub membership.  You get the right to purchase this doll just for being a WClub member.  Many collectors take advantage of this deal.  The doll offered up for this years 2017 Nu.Face and Fashion Royalty collections was very special.  Designed by Jessy Ayala again and according to his explanation was inspired by one of his favorite designers. 

Merveilleuse
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: TBD
Estimated Delivery: Fall 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00 US

***THIS DOLL CAN ONLY BE PRE-ORDERED BY W CLUB MEMBERS DIRECTLY THROUGH INTEGRITY TOYS BEFORE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2017 AT NOON EASTERN TIME!***

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Champagne Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll ©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Merveilleuse Agnes Event Doll

Well hello Ms Carolina Herrera!!  Could this doll be any more exquisite… I ask you?  This clutch?!!!  This Clutch!!!  I adore this entire ensemble from tips of toes to top of head. 

Carolina Herrera is known for her standard attire of crisp white shirt and black skirt.

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This doll is only available to WClub members.


2017 Fashion Royalty Collection Revealed!!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Fashion Royalty La Femme Collection

Yep…you see it in the logo above, this years collection is about the woman.    As an added treat for collectors, Integrity Toys gave Jessy Ayala the drivers seat in this years FR collection.  The theme seems to have been set with the initial WClub offering earlier this year of Riviera Drama Agnes.  While Jessy may be taking the theme of bold colors and super chic from the Riviera, there are some definite detours.   He has taken the theme and used it to celebrate femininity…in it’s romantic iterations as well as it’s strength.  He ends with the power suit to end all power suits.  Let’s dive into the collection shall we?

Vivacité
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 1025
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Soft Ebony
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2016 Vogue, Inc.  Spring 2017 RTW Dolce and Gabbana

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2016 Vogue Inc. D&G 2016 Fall RTW

Well bring on La Dolce Vita!  I am getting a very strong Dolce and Gabbana vibe with this one.  A perfect ensemble for relaxing on the Riviera.  Sadly we don’t have an image of the back of this blouse but it looks to be amazing too.    Adore the pink head scarf here.  Perfect touch with the dark hair.  She needed a glamorous pair of sunglasses to complete this look.  The facial screening is reminiscent of Going Public Eugenia and me loves!!  This is cool classic elegance.  Time for a chilled glass of prosecco on the patio overlooking the Mediterranean. 

Coquette
Jordan Duval™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US

Head Sculpt: Jordan
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sand Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

Ohhhh so chic!  I love that Jessy stuck with the rich Riviera colors here.  And come one…Jordan in these honey tresses?!!…YUM!  Jessy commented that he kept the facial screening soft and fresh on this one.  I love that he paired these emerald sandals with the softer blue, turqoise and green tones.  Adore the peach jewelry.  And…Jordan has a last name now too!

Sophistiquée
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Vanessa Perrin 3.0
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Pale Crimson
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

There is a Fendi feel to that purse Winking smile

©2017 Net-A-Porter Fendi ruffle purse from net a porter

I love the doll on this one…let me just put that out there.  Beautiful auburn hair on cream skin tone with soft facial screening and a Vanessa 3.0 sculpt.  What is not to love about that.  The outfit…well..it’s not my favorite..and not really getting a Riviera vibe either.  I adore the accessories.  The shirt with the bow detailing…love.  I am not sure I would pair it with the black lace skirt and I for sure would not throw an animal print wrap over the top of it.  This outfit was the weakest showing IMO of the entire line.  I like the components, just not together.  The sweatheart topstitch on the shirt gives it almost a western feel so not sure where that fits into this high glamour Riviera feel Jessy has going. 

Exquise
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Adèle Makéda 2.0
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Rich Sable
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

Holy flippin’ Zorro people!!  I believe I fainted when I saw this one…then recovered quickly and put this doll as #1 on my buy list.  What do I start with…That color on Adele…brilliant!!  The scarf with the hat…inspired!  The belted suit….sublime!!  The accessories…perfection!!  The facial screening…sultry and strong….LOVE!!  This was IMO the strongest look of this collection.  My only complaint is not sure how this fits in with a Riviera theme.  It’s definitely showcases strong and feminine but not necessarily Riviera chic.  Doesn’t change the fact that I am buying it though

Too much fashion

My poor, poor wallet!!!

But wait folks…there is more!  What collection is worth their salt without a lottery item.  Yes…another lottery.  I admit, kind of feeling the lottery fatigue with this one.

Séduisante
Elyse Jolie™ Close-Up Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

*** THIS GIFT SET WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE VIA INTEGRITY TOYS DEALERS!***

THIS WILL BE OFFERED VIA A W CLUB EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY FROM IT DIRECT LATER THIS YEAR (MORE DETAILS TO COME).

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Elyse Jolie
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled and Flat Feet (One Pair of Each Included)
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Dark Mocha
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

Whattttt!!!!  Yep…you see it with your own eyes.  This doll will come with two sets of bottom legs ( knee to foot).  One with be high arched foot like normal and other will be newly engineered flat foot option with hinged ankle..very Poppy like.  I love that they are giving us both options!!  And…it’s a lottery doll of course.  CRAAAAAPPPPP!! 

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

And it looks like Balenciaga got invited to this party too.

©2017 Net-A-Porter Balenciaga Shopper tote from Net a Porter

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

Oh my!!  A tanned Elyse!!  Again I hope the lottery Gods are kind.  There is a high edition size on this one so that’s at least comforting.  Now this lady is definitely on theme for the Riviera.  She just needs a Pucci scarf to tie around the swimsuit.  Love this duel bottom leg concept too.  Makes it very versatile.  Another point that I didn’t make in this or the previous blog post about Nu.Face was the fact that these bodies don’t have the waist joint so there is this very smooth waist on them and it allows to show off the midriff without that pesky joint.  Very nice. 

I am so happy to see the uber talents of Jessy Ayala displayed in not one but two different collections this year.  I feel his strongest showing was definitely in the Nu.Face line but the young man has some serious fashionista styling when it comes to the FR big hitters.  While the cohesiveness might not have been as strong in the FR line as Nu.Face it still packed a punch with some really stellar moments.  This collection’s Adele will be talked about for years and years.  I would also like to give Integrity Toys and it’s design team a big thumbs up for the improved diversity in this line.

So, as I have said before, if you are at all interested in these lovely’s, contact your IT authorized dealer sooner rather than later.


2017 Integrity Toys Nu.Face Collection Revealed!!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. 2017 NuFace Heirloom collection image

This collection marks Jessy Ayala’s second season as lead designer for the Nu.Face line and he has not disappointed.  He has provided a collection rich in color and nostalgia while keeping it edgy and current.  This collection seems to draw inspiration from the 2016 Louis Vuitton fashion shows as well as the accessories.   Let’s take a moment to talk about the accessories.  They are BEYOND people.  Jessy’s attention to every minute detail in this line amazes and astounds.  If you love Louis Vuitton bags…you will love this line.  Jessy explained in the webinar that his basic inspiration for this line drew on objects of value..heirlooms.  He explained there are romantic notes with rich jewel tone colors and a definite haunted mansion feel.   Therefore, each doll has some kind of heirloom in her set.  Also important to note, all of the characters have last names now!   So enough of my blathering…let’s get to the dolls.

Charmed Life
Imogen Lennox Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Imogen
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Ginger
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

© 2016 Vogue, Inc. 01-louis-viutton Pre fall 2016

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.  Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

How cute are those freckles?!!!  From the titian hair to the combat boots…LOVE!!  The back of the shirt is MAJOR and that purse…don’t even get me started with the purse.  I love that the shirt is a body suit because they just fit better when dressing the doll IMO.  Let’s also take a moment to appreciate the thigh high fish nets!  The facial screening , according to Jessy, on this Imogen is an homage to Going Public Eugenia, a clear collector favorite…and again he brings in the heirloom nostalgia vibe with the facial screenings.  Nicely done Mr. Ayala.

Heiress
Erin Salston Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Erin 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Amber Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

And again…the accessories are slaying me.  Wait…is that a spider ring?!!  Sign me up!  For this doll, Jessy offered that the little travel case is the heirloom…and what an heirloom.  That case put this doll in the my shopping cart.  The shoes helped it along and that spider ring clinched it.  That jacket with it’s split sleeves intrigue me and the skirt has a LOT of mix and match potential.  The screening on this gorgeous Latino skin toned Erin is an homage to Paparazzi Bait Adele.  Vibrant and sultry.  Stunning.

Neo-Romantic
Rayna Ahmadi Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 775
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Rayna
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2016 Vogue, Inc. 05-louis-viutton pre fall 2016

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

Wow!!  while this is not the style I collect ( the high cut legs on the bodysuit have the Mom in me saying “ nope “ ), I can appreciate the styling.  The accessories are beyond again.  The heirloom of this look is the bracelet.  Those tassel earrings are all that and a bag of chips too.  The glasses add to the overall motocross vibe with the pants.  I am again amazed at the details of this ensemble.  Look at all those topstitched seams in those pants!  Holy Cow!  The facial screening on this lady is flat out gorgeous and I considered getting this one just for the doll.  Will most likely regret it later but I passed.  I love how that mulberry stripe in the pants is brought forward by the lip color.  I also appreciate the two tones of soft greyish blue Jessy has paired with the rich black and vibrant berry color.  Yummmmmm!

Vanity & Glamour
Nadja Rhymes Close-Up Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sterling Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

Madonna Vogue

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

Fierce!!  Too fierce for words almost.  From that soft petal shrug to the antique heirloom mirror, this woman owns it.  She is also an homage to Paparazzi Bait Adele in facial screening.  For me, this lady is all about that silver hair and sulrty eyes.  I’m not super excited about the lavender hued lips but that can be tweaked some.  In the early days of Integrity Toy’s collections, there were offerings of lingerie dolls and Jessy is bringing that bag around with this heirloom theme.  Love that.

Hauntingly Lovely
Ayumi Nakamura Close-Up Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Ayumi 3.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Baby Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

If Nadja was the sultry, then this Erin is the soft romantic antithesis..well..until you get to those leather boot spats!!  Wow!!  Love!!  And they are like textured snakeskin leather like too.  Oh…my…word.  My heart can’t take much more LOL!  The heirloom in this set is the brush.  The baby blonde tresses and softened facial screening bring out the romance in this set. 

If you are interested at all about these offerings, run don’t walk to your IT dealers for these dolls people.  They are selling out fast.

And now for the set everyone wants but only a few lucky ducks will be able to get.  Time for a lottery folks and this time the twins are the coveted want and need for many collectors.

Poetic Beauty
Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 925
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $199.00 US

*** THIS GIFT SET WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE VIA INTEGRITY TOYS DEALERS!***
THIS WILL BE OFFERED VIA A W CLUB EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY FROM IT DIRECT LATER THIS YEAR (MORE DETAILS TO COME).

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Lilith and Eden
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Mahogany (Lilith) and
Pale Honey (Eden)

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2016 Vogue, Inc  LV Fall 2016 RTW

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2016 Vogue, Inc. LV Fall 2016 RTW

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2016 Vogue, Inc.06-louis-viutton prefall 2016

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

This set has me all gooey inside.  LOVE!!  All the accessories alone would have me buying but the twins ( especially Lilith) are my favorites.  That leather crossover vest on Eden…Dying!  Lilith’s entire outfit has me fainting.  Add in the LV bags and I’m a goner.  Oh lottery Gods, may you shine favorably on me…or…in the event I miss out on this one…may you give me sharp elbows with which to battle in the secondary market for this set. 

So that is the Nu.Face collection for this year.  Wow!!  Don’t you feel like you have eaten a really good meal at a Michelin starred restaurant?!!  There were so many highlights of this collection that I can’t pick a favorite doll.  I would have to give the win to the detailed accessories though and the general cohesiveness and feel of the collection.  There was something for everyone I think.  If you wanted soft romantic, you got it…if you wanted edgy fierce…you got that too.  I also think Mr. Ayala has given the market that youthful fashion forward vibe that many collectors have been wanting to return to Nu.Face.  This look is current.  It is now and extremely marketable.  Excellent job done by the young rising talent of Jessy Ayala and smart of Integrity Toys to bring him on board.


Reign of the Redheads

I have a special affinity for redheads.  I have always been drawn to the vibrant hair color and often, this hair hue is what I gravitate to when I want a model for a dramatic shot.  Red hair and freckles run in my family of origin and while I was not lucky enough to get the red hair ( the freckles…I did get) I was thrilled that my son was born with strawberry blond hair.  So…in honor of those redheads, I did this shoot.  The exquisite gowns are a recent acquisition from the talented Rimdoll on Etsy.

Models: (from left to right) 2016 Japan Barbie Convention doll, Black and White Tweed Suit Silkstone Barbie and 2016 Paris Fashion Doll Festival Barbie

Gowns: Rimdoll on Etsy

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

Still not a  fan of the articulated bodies on these silkstone Barbies.  It is very limited articulation and it irks me that you cant bend the hand at wrist joint to put it fully on the dolls hip. 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

Love this elegant Black and White Tweed Suit Silkstone’s facial screening though. 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

Gorgeous blending of hair colors on this Japan convention exclusive

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

This vibrant red hair color is my absolute favorite…especially when it’s paired with a green eye.  Yummy!

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

And these gowns were so perfect in these fabulous pastel shades.  Adore.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

-Rebecca


Timeless Show Eden

I decided to pair up a favorite new outfit and a “holy grail” Eden. I don’t pull this doll out as often as I should. 

Model:  Style Mantra Eden by Integrity Toys

Dress, socks, shoes. purse and hat: Timeless Show by Lovetones

Set: Cargo Culinary Containers and Miniature Wood Pallet Drink Coasters

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

-Rebecca


Riviera Drama Revealed!!

Back in February, one of the WClub membership dolls was revealed in sketch form.  Yesterday, her promo shots were revealed and it had many WClub members clapping their hands with joy.  You can read about the how this doll came to be here.  It’s an interesting way to decide on a club doll.  This doll was only available to WClub 2017 members as an optional upgrade with their membership purchase.

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

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc

And here she is!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

I am feeling an Elie Saab vibe here…the picture below is from his 2017 Resort collection.  The fact that he used wedge shoes also with this look makes me think this was one of the inspirations for this look.

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So…how do I feel about this reveal?  I love the facial screening!  Green eyes on a pale skinned raven Agnes…yummm!  Also kind of happy they went with the nude lip.  It feels very on trend for right now.  This also makes her infinitely more re-dressable.   I am thrilled that the jumpsuit isn’t black.  I think jewel tones definitely fit with the “Riviera” theme. I adore the jewelry!  What concerns me is the fabric shown.  I don’t know if it flows like the original design does.  It looks kind of stiff to me but then…that could just be the image and how the model is posed.  Also…what is with this purse?  Did they want to go for Christmas colors?  I don’t think I would have chosen red.  I may be in a minority here but I like the wedge shoes.  It’s more casual and we don’t have shoes like this so if I want to dress this outfit up, I can certainly find a pair of black strappy sandals in my IT box.  Also, I am hoping the hair isn’t too “crunchy” as in…stiff.  It looks like it might be though.  It does help with those annoying flyaways that I end up editing out in PS later anyway Winking smile

-Rebecca


Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

Giselle has been restyled as Miss Red Butterfly for today’s blog post.  I have been inspired by some beautiful images coming from Dior’s Spring Couture collection and the new captain at it’s helm Maria Grazia Chiuri (formerly of Valentino).  She had unicorn’s lining the walk into the collection venue!  Ok, Ok, they were not real unicorns but still….very whimsical.  She had a park like setting and I supposed that has helped influence the backdrop for this shoot as well.

Model:  Integrity Toys AKA Gigi Giselle

Dress:  Rimdoll

Hat: Integrity Toys “Love The One” Kyori Sato ( I embellished with flower and butterfly)

Gloved hands:  Integrity Toys “Royal Treatment” Véronique giftset

Earrings: Integrity Toys “Admiration” Monogram

Purse:  Bogue’s Vogues

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

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©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

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-Rebecca


A Spring Fling

Reluctant to tear down the set from the previous shoot, I decided to give Miss Tullabelle a chance to model.  I just had to show off this amazing head of delicious golden curls.  I also received this exquisite Matisse creation by Brenda Visaya and had to use it.  It’s funny because I took the photos of Tullabelle posing up against the white arbor I had created.  When I looked at the images in post processing…she just seemed too refined.  I wasn’t completely happy with them which was a complete shock for me because that is the look I normally go for when editing photos.  I woke up the next morning and did a few more shots showing a more flirtatious Tullabelle and in the end…these are the shots I am most happy with.  Go figure Winking smile

Model:  Integrity Toys “You Better Werk” Tullabelle

Dress and gloves:  Brenda Visaya – Matisse on Etsy

Hat:  Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World

Shoes:  Integrity Toys “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

-Rebecca