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Integrity Toys “The Premiere” Convention Day 3

And on the third day there was rest.  Well…kind of.  The hectic daily pattern that is convention slowed down on Saturday to basically two events.  The WClub luncheon and the final dinner.  I managed to get myself out of bed early enough to finish up the blog posts for the previous day and then all my good intentions of being on top of blogging went out the window.  I am now home and finishing up LOL!

The WClub Luncheon

The WClub luncheon is an event that you sign up for separately and have to be a member of the WClub for.  This year, it was announced that it would be a Victoire Roux event.  In years past it has been a FR2 event.  For this event, it is a sit wherever you want.  Our table of 10 quickly filled up with some great people that I was not able to see at some of the other events. 

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The centerpiece was STUNNING!  And…even better… we all had a chance to purchase her!

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Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive

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Photo source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

We also received a Victoire outfit as a gift with our meal.

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Victoire Roux™ Fashion
2013 Convention Exclusive

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Chris Stoeckel talked about his love for 1950’s fashion and how it inspired his designs for Victoire.  He also shared a sneak peak photo of the next Victoire coming down the pipe.

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It says IT Direct so get ready for the possibility of a lottery people.

Once the luncheon was over, it was time to go upstairs, rest and attempt to start boxing up the insane amount of loot accumulating from this convention.  Integrity Toys really spoiled us this time around.

The Red Carpet Gala with Jason Wu

By this point in the convention many conventioneers realize “ Hey wait….we get a convention doll too!!”.  Somehow, I always get to Saturday afternoon and I realize that the big reveal is yet to come LOL!  It ALWAYS sneaks up on me then I spend the afternoon hours thinking “ I wonder who she will be?”  We were so overloaded with amazing swag at this point that anything was going to be complete gravy on a plate of steak, lobster and chocolate decadence.

We walked into the ball room and were hit with a very edgy Jason Wu designed dress on a beautiful Vanessa.  This one was a straight of the runway design by Jason. 

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Black Orchid
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Centerpiece

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Photo source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

We also received a completer outfit for our convention Monogram gift doll

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FR: Monogram™ Accessory Pack Giveaway
2013 Convention Exclusive

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The competition winners were announced and the winner of the Advanced Design competition will have their design produced!  Congrats Lisa Ramsammy!!

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Jason Wu also made a special call out to my fellow blogger Shuga Shug .  It was very deserving recognition for an amazing and inspirational doll blog.  Shug, you rock it girlfriend…every post and every picture are an inspiration and I thank you.

Finally, the big moment of the evening had come and the convention doll was revealed.  It was another straight off the runway gown by Jason Wu and apparently a particular favorite of Jason’s.

Midnight Star
Elise Jolie Dressed Doll
2013 Official Convention Doll

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Photo source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

Holy Shitake mushrooms people!!!  Now THAT’S a convention doll. We filed out of the ballroom happy little campers with our loot and wonderful convention memories.  The real work began upon returning to our rooms….how the heck were we going to get all this convention swag home??!!!

 

Convention…The aftermath, and final thoughts coming up tomorrow Smile

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Integrity Toys “The Premiere” Convention Day 1 Part III

Welcome Dinner

The first night of the convention fell on Halloween night this year so of course there had to be a Halloween party.  Many people dressed up for this…including myself and my daughter.  ©2013 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Yes…we went as Edith Head and a 1940’s starlet that she was designing for.  Here are a few more snapshots of friends and tablemates. ( Barb , Valeska, Rich, Judy, Barb and Bev)

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And the amazing Norma Desmond done by Rebecca V.

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It was interesting because Edith Head designed the costumes for Sunset Boulevard so we decided to do a 1940’s style picture together and I LOVE IT!!  A HUGE “Thank You!” to Bev B. for taking this photo and adding the b/w filter.

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Needless to say ( but I will say it anyway), we had the best time.  I had not dressed up for Halloween in ages so it was fun to do it.  Now…on to the dolls

The centerpiece doll for the evening was a beautiful Eugenia!

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Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Centerpiece

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After dinner, we all received this beautiful Agnes….you should have heard the squeals of delight in the ballroom.

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Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Giveaway

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Day Two coverage coming up in a bit.  I hope to catch up today.


Flying By The Seat Of My Pants

I try to be an organized person…I really do.  Usually I succeed but lately, I have just taken on WAY too many projects and unfortunately, the blog has suffered for it.  My apologies to everyone who follows the blog for my unusually long absence these past couple of weeks.  Hopefully, things will be a bit more orderly and consistent in the weeks ahead….but I can’t make any promises. 

In the past month, I have started two new businesses and volunteered ( yes, volunteered…I know…I am stupid) my home for an large annual Holiday Walk.  So, in the next month I will be decorating like a mad woman getting my house ready for roughly 1,200 visitors to walk through it.  I must have been drunk when I agreed LOL!  It is for charity and helps to support many good causes in our community so I can’t complain.  I did volunteer. 

Today, in a few hours, I will be flying south to the sunny streets of Los Angeles for the Integrity Toys Fashion Royalty Convention.  I am soooooo excited.

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The people at Integrity always know how to throw a party and as this year they are celebrating 10 years in business, it is sure to be something special.  I will be updating my Flickr daily and hopefully blogging daily as well.  Feel free to follow my Flickr feed by clicking on the Flickr button to the right. 

I am going to try my best to post from convention but this year things will be a bit different as I am selling some things for the first time.  One of the businesses I have recently opened is a miniature furniture line.  The Fashion Royalty convention is the first time I will be showing these items and I will be selling at an event with the lovely and talented Hilda Westervelt of  Bellissima Couture.  If you are going to be at the convention, please stop by!   We won’t have a room number until we check in later so check the boards by the registration desk for a pamphlet with the room number.

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Information on how to purchase these furniture pieces will be forthcoming.  Here are some more shots from the set of photos Smile

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Note:  Chandelier photoshop brush is from midnightstouch on deviantart.com.  Thank you so much for letting me use your beautiful brushes!


The Premiere: Registration is Open for 2013 Integrity Toys Convention

2013 will be the 10th official convention for Integrity Toys and it looks like it will be a big one. 

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It is being held at  the Century Plaza Hyatt Hotel in Los Angeles.  Information should be up  on their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Integrity-Toys/200208326656019

or on their website http://integritytoys.com/page/events/latest_events

Am I going??  OHHHHHH YEAH!!!!!!