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The Models Hit The Catwalk

The salesroom just openend today at the Supermodel Convention and here are the official pictures from the convention collection dolls.

Lets start with the 4 ladies that were sneaks yesterday during registration.

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These ladies all come with 2 outfits.

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Cover Girl 
Véronique Perrin® Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls

Doll Specs:

Head Sculpt: Véronique Perrin 2.0
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette with Blond Streaks/Highlights
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-AppliedQuickswitch: No

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Item # 91404
Glamazon
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls

Doll Specs:

Head Sculpt: Adèle Makéda 2.0
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Deep Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

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Item # 91405
Chameleon
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls

Doll Specs:

Head Sculpt: Vanessa Perrin 1.0
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

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Item # 91406
Fashionista
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls

Doll Specs:

Head Sculpt: Eugenia Perrin-Frost
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Redhead
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

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Item # 91412
Kiss You in Paris
Mademoiselle Jolie™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
Sales Room Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls

Doll Specs:

Head Sculpt: Isha / Mademoiselle Jolie
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Lux Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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NU. FACE

With their young and edgy style, the NU. Face girls bring their own kind of glam to the SUPERMODEL arena!

Item # 82077
Editorial Edge
Lilith™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls

Doll Specs:

Head Sculpt: Lilith / Eden
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

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Item # 82078
Fashion Force
Imogen™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls

Doll Specs:

Head Sculpt: Imogen
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

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POPPY PARKER™

Eternally young and fashionable, Poppy is one of the first Top Models of our world of dolls and she shows that she was the main trend-setter of her era with her impeccable style! Also in this collection, following the success of Midas Touch Poppy in 2015 and by popular demand, Poppy makes another appearance in the FR Black skin tone!

Item # PP108
Model Living
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls

Doll Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

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Item # PP111
Just My Style
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
IT Direct Salesroom Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention

Doll Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

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2015 Integrity Toys Convention is Announced …

…and the only words I can give you if you are not a WClub member are:

“You can’t touch this!”

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Last year, the Integrity Toys convention sold out in 48 hours.  The information for signup was given first to WClub members yesterday around 1PM PST.  There were 500 spots open for the three day event and they were “gone baby gone” by yesterday evening.  The unprecedented sellout speaks volumes about this company and the growing popularity of their products.  It will be interesting to see if I.T. decides to open this convention up to a bigger audience.  I am on the fence about it.  On one side I would love to see the event grow to accommodate all who wish to attend.  On the other side, I don’t want to lose the intimate family reunion feel of this collector weekend.  Clearly, Integrity Toys is doing something right if their conventions are sold out within hours of announcing to  their most preferred customers.  Way to get people to sign up for your WClub next year guys….well done!  Lesson learned…if you want to attend an I.T. convention…you really do need to be in the club…the WClub that is.  If you would like to join the wait list for this event go to the Integrity Toys website or FB page.  I would post the link but as of this posting, they have not updated their site or FB page.  Just keep checking back, I am sure they will have a link for the waiting list soon. 

Convention will be October 21-24th in Long Beach California.  The theme is “Cinematic” and according to the literature it will be a mix of Fashion Royalty old Hollywood glamour mixed with Nu Face current brat pack red carpet Hollywood chic.  This year Integrity Toys is celebrating 20 years of being in business so who knows what they have in store for convention goers.  They have also changed up things a bit by offering a special bonus cocktail party and souvenir doll to people who signed up for the “early bird” registration.  This type of registration requires you to pay your registration fee of $475 up front instead of in installments( installment method requires payment of $500 over a couple months).  It is basically a perk for people who pay all up front.  It is a smart business move on Integrity’s part because they get money with which to pay their convention costs earlier rather than later.  They also let their WClub members know a couple weeks in advance that they would be announcing the convention registration.  This was thoughtful on a couple of different levels.  It let people know that it was coming up so nobody should have been blindsided with a big $500 fee out of nowhere .  It  also said “We care about our preferred customers equally”.  It said “we want everyone who really wants to go to have an equal chance of grabbing a ticket.  Lastly, it rewarded the people who have saved up to go to this event and could pay everything up front.

Another big change this year and in my humble opinion a good one was the removal of formal proxies for convention.  A proxy is when you pay someone to attend a convention for you.  In a typical “proxy” situation, a collector will pay the registration fee and possibly hotel and travel charges for someone to attend the convention for them and then they get all the convention goodies( gifts, dolls and convention collection) at convention prices without actually having to attend.  Given the secondary market prices of some of these limited and rare convention goodies, many people did this.  I always wondered why Integrity Toys would even allow themselves to act as the intermediary in these arrangements.  In the past, you could register under your name and your “proxy” would pick up your stuff.  The bookkeeping alone on these arrangements must have been a nightmare.  From a legal standpoint, these arrangements are lawsuits waiting to happen ( calling all lawyers to jump in here with your opinions).  If someone legally registers to receive a product and you deliver that product to their “proxy”, then their “proxy” doesn’t deliver…who is on the hook for the product?  By my estimations, because Integrity Toys put themselves in the middle of that one…they are left having to satisfy both parties.  WHAT A NIGHTMARE.  From a business standpoint, they are smart to get out of the business of  proxies all together.  People can still proxy but it is a private agreement between two individuals.  I.T. is not involved.  As far as they are concerned, they give product ( convention goodies) only to the person registered for convention.  Smart, simple, clean.

Integrity Toys is doing something else different this year as well.  They are giving a special convention doll to the WClub…not just convention going WClubbers but all WClub members if they are interested.  It is a nice way of saying they value their customers and a nice boost to those who want to go to convention but just can’t swing it.  Let’s face it, not everyone can go to these events.  I feel lucky and blessed to have been able to go these past couple of years.  You have to give it to a company that understands their customer base and is trying to speak to it’s ever changing and growing needs.  Maybe I am being too philosophical but I liked the way they are handling it this year. 

So…did I manage to snag myself a ticket in the free for all yesterday???  What do YOU think? Winking smile


Tropicalia–A Photo Recap of the Gifts from Integrity Toys

These are the items conventioneers receive as part of their convention ticket purchase .  Some of these items were given at events for which there was an additional charge ( ie WClub luncheon)

There were some 1/6 deck chairs , blow up pool chairs and Jem earbuds given as well but I don’t have pictures

** photos are property of Integrity Toys**

 

Wrap-ture
Anja™ Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Giveaway

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Lemon Crush
Loni Lawrence Basic Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Giveaway

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In Step
16" Doll Shoe Pack
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Giveaway

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Shoe Win
12" FR2 Doll Shoe Pack
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Giveaway

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High Point
Vanessa Perrin Convention Welcome Kit Doll 
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive

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Fame by Frame
Imogen Dressed Doll Convention Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive

 

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Tropicalia–Day 3

By the time this posts, I will be well on my way into the day.  The schedule today looks like this.

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I am headed to a hair class with the fabulous Matt Sutton and then will be having lunch with the rest of the  WClub members.  That should be fun.  Look for photos first on my flickr or wait for the afternoon report. Smile

There was an event yesterday that I did not sign up for but I wanted to share some photos.  There was a tea party held for the 16 inch doll collectors yesterday and they received a fabulous shoe pack.

** pictures are property of Integrity Toys**

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And an even more amazing centerpiece!  I will not collect 16 inch dolls..I will not collect 16 inch dolls….I will not collect 16 inch dolls…..

16 inch Sheen Siren Elsa

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I saw her in person folks and yep..she is even better in person than in these photos.  I will not collect 16 inch dolls…..I will not collect 16 inch dolls…..


Tropicalia–Day 2

I am up early and this will be the day

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There may  be some raffle room time in there as well before the Poppy Parker Luncheon as the Style lab will be kind of busy….may wait until later for that one.  I will try my best to update the blog just like yesterday.  I am loving this new Eyefi to IPad setup.  It allows me to upload photos so much faster and easier then before.  I can be sitting in line or at a banquet table and be uploading photos to my flickr at the same time…cool!  Now…if only Apple would play nicely with Microsoft and transfer my photo files to my laptop faster and easier, life would be fantastic.  A girl can dream. 

On a side note, I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing a good thunderstorm yesterday.  I grew up in the Midwest United States and we would have these massive thunderstorms.  When I moved to the Pacific Northwest of the United States roughly 20 years ago, I said goodbye to that experience.  We just don’t get good thunderstorms in the Pacific Northwest.  It was so fantastic to hear and see one again.  It approaches quickly…

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And after some hearty lightening and thunder, it’s gone.

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I better run…I’m off to class to learn how to do a little repaint work. Smile


Tropicalia–Day 1.02

So…after my morning cup of Joe…it was off to the races.  I went in search of registration and the place to pick up my workshop dolls.  I signed up for two classes.

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Here is what we received in our registration bags.  It looks like we may be getting another giftset this year!!!  The accessories are GORGEOUS!

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After Registration, it was time to get in line and wait for the sales room to open.

 

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Many choose to view this 4-5 hour wait ( some people were reportedly in line since 4AM!! ) as a time to socialize and visit with friends.  There is a general party like atmosphere and today the time went incredibly fast for me because I was able to spend time with some of my favorite people like…

OOAK artist Matt Sutton and Hilda of Bellissima Couture

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Some people are very productive with their time in line and they work on table gifts and fill out raffle tickets

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But not me….I just talked….the entire time LOL!  Oh and took and uploaded photos to my flickr account.  While we were waiting, Integrity Toys put the convention collection on display

 

Haute Société Véronique Perrin Dressed Doll

Main Event Adèle Makéda Dressed Doll

Peak Season Kyori Sato Dressed Doll

Sweet Victory Natalia Fatale Dressed Doll

Hot Dots Poppy Parker Dressed Doll

Lady in Red Erin S. Dressed Doll

All in White Now Collette D. Dressed Doll

Infallible Dasha FR: Squared Dressed Doll

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More closeups are on my flickr.

In our registration packets, we had a coupon for one “Place Vendome” Victoire Roux.  Hooray!!  When I saw her…my jaw dropped.  I couldn’t buy this lady fast enough!

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And the running total so far is….

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And we have not even gone to the first dinner event yet.  More later on that.


Tropicalia!!

Tomorrow, or today depending on where you are in the world, I am flying to the Fashion Royalty extravaganza that is convention.  This year’s theme is Tropicalia and if you want a really good explanation of what that means and perhaps the inspiration for this year’s convention go to Shuga Shug’s blog.  She has the most fantastic write-up on “Tropicalia”  http://www.shugashug.com/2012/09/25/tropicalia/

I am taking my trusty point and shoot and hope to be able to upload photos quickly with my cool eyefi/IPad set up.  I hope to be blogging every night just like last year but cut me a little slack if I don’t.  A girl has to sleep too.  Be sure to follow my flickr for photos as I go through the day.   You can find my flickr by clicking on the photo to the right.  It should take you right there.

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Wish me luck as I wind my way through security in a few hours.  coffee emoticon


After Convention–The Doll Hangover

I have run into this before with the National Barbie Convention so I have some experience with it.  I must say though, the hangover from the Fashion Royalty Convention was and is…MAJOR.  I think with Barbie conventions in the past, I have always had to ship my loot home so there was a delay between the actual convention and when I received all the goodies at home.  This time, I was smart and packed a duffel bag for my clothing and was able to pack all the dolls in my suitcase.  I am a deboxer so I had the luxury of deboxing at the hotel and having room to pack everything and take it home immediately.  The instant gratification of all that convention swag was a dolly high such as I had never experienced before.  I’m still reeling. Winking smile

Here is the third day’s accumulation picture.

Now add in Day one and Day two…….

And here is the resulting doll explosion when I arrived home.  Each item was removed from the suitcase and shared with my daughter….a show and tell of my convention experience.

And when we had exceeded the capacity of the Family Room, it spilled into the kitchen as well.

How on earth did I manage to get all this home??!!  Sometimes it’s just better to accept and not ask LOL!


Fashion Royalty Convention 2011–Day Three

The third and last day of convention started with great anticipation.  Who would the convention doll be????  We had received pieces at each meal to complete a giftset on the last night of the convention.  I was under the assumption that that was the convention doll but oh noooooo.  The giftset, I was told the night before, was in ADDITION to a separate convention doll.  I was in shock. Therefore, I awoke with great anticipation of not one but two fantastic dolls at the evening event.

My schedule was as follows:

Wake up and consume massive amounts of coffee to get me going.

Morning – hit the competition and raffle rooms to take photos and visit the museum for photos.

Lunch – WClub FR2 luncheon

Afternoon – Workshop/seminar on how Integrity toy dolls are made.

Evening – Gala diner

I started out in the competition room where some serious diorama artists showed off their amazing work.

This one was my favorite and done by the amazing Audrey of Diva Details.  It was a complete and unexpected gift to get to meet and spend some time with her at this convention.  One of the many highlights of my convention experience!

Next up was a trip to the museum and what an experience that was.  Since I am not the best with words,  I will just let the pictures tell the story.  This museum showcased some rare prototype items from  Alain Tremblay’s ( Market Director for Integrity Toys) personal collection.

Here was one item in the the museum that I would just die to see produced….I don’t care how much it would cost ( well I do care but I would pay big bucks LOL!).

LUGGAGE!!  I mean there is a steamer trunk!!!!

And a portable bar!!!!  Oh please could they produce these….contact Alain Tremblay at Integrity Toys if you want to see these produced.  If enough of us beg him, he may relent and get them produced heeeehee.

Okay enough of me and my luggage fetish…on to the rest of the museum.

The new Breakfast at Tiffany’s line was there as well as the new Monograms coming out for the holiday’s.  Also, the new Poppy Parker and Darla prototypes that have not been released were there and they were really cute.  I think they look better in real life than in their promo shots.

After the museum, it was time for the luncheon.  This was an event where we did not have assigned seating so it was find a friend and sit down.  Once you found a table you were greeted with this fantastic centerpiece doll.  A lovely FR2 Tatyana “Exceptional” Three people from each table were selected at random to win a chance to buy her.  Thanks to the lovely and gracious Judy at our table, I was able to purchase her…yipeeee!

Each place setting was set with this.

 

The box was a set of mini acrylic ghost chairs.  How adorable!  The envelope was a surprise……oh what could it be?!

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Surprise!!  Many people were upset by the recent change in the Vanessa face mold so Integrity Toys made an old sculpt Vanessa doll on a FR2 body available for purchase by all WClub Convention attendees.  How exciting!!  Did I buy her you ask?  Well Duh!

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Well…once I retrieved my “smoking” credit card back from Integrity Toys, I awaited the start of a workshop/seminar on how Integrity Dolls are made.  They did not allow any photos or videos of this workshop.  It was very informative and I enjoyed learning about the different processes and components that go into manufacturing each and every doll.  Given the number of steps they go through and how many of those steps have to be redone because something is not right, I am amazed that they are able to produce the number of dolls that they do.  From time to time there can be errors in production such as the trouble with Malicious’ necklace.  It was a production error for which they take full and complete responsibility.  After this seminar, and understanding a bit more about the process, I am shocked that there have not been many more production issues.  It really is a fairly complex and many times a frustrating process.  At the end of the seminar, we learned that  we had been seeing photos of a doll being produced and it was available for purchase by anyone who attended the workshop.  Yep…got in the line for that one too heehee.  I think she is gorgeous!

 

At last, it was time to get ready for the Gala Diner and see the unveiling of the giftset doll AND find out who the convention doll is.   I had some fun with some dear convention friends old and new before the ballroom opened up.

We entered the ball room and were immediately struck by the centerpiece dolls.  Oh my word!!  I instantly fell in love.  I mean it was PINK!  Ladies and Gentleman, may I present Beyond the Still Monogram.

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A huge and heartfelt “Thank You!!” to Bittersweet who was sitting at my table.  She graciously allowed me to purchase this lovely lady.  This is one of my favorites from the convention.  Just love her!

At each of our place settings there was the giftset doll “Point of Departure”Eugenia! ( ** pardon the blurry photos….it’s the best I could do with a cell phone camera…but hey…I could upload it directly to flickr that way Winking smile)

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After a lovely dinner, Jason Wu took the stage with his Integrity team and announced as they were celebrating their 10 year anniversary, it was only fitting that the convention doll should be the lady that started it all off for them…….Veronique.  Fashion Royalty 2011 Convention doll “ Air Apparent” Veronique

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Now…..how on earth do I get all this stuff home???!!!!   To be continued…..


Fashion Royalty Convention Day two continued….

It was a packed day and it started early.  Chicago at dawn.

I wanted to get down to the sales room to pick up the IT direct exclusives that I had tickets for.  The process to pick up everything was incredibly organized and well run.  I had my bag of goodies in no time and was off to my next event.

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Next stop was Design a Doll Studio.  There were 8 different dolls you could choose, four outfits and four jewelry packs.  The selection was amazing and there were additional jewelry and clothing packs for purchase.  You could choose to have your dolls eyes enhanced by the amazing Jon Copeland .  His work simply blows me away.  I am in absolute awe of the repaint work that he does.

Once you dressed your doll, you could pose them in one of two fantastic dioramas done by Jakki Peters

Soooo much fun!

After playing with the Dynamite Girls, I headed to the Poppy Luncheon.  The centerpiece doll was a stunner.

I was not eligible to win another centerpiece since I had already won one ( Kyori, yeah!) but I was really excited for whoever was going to win this beauty.  That honor went to a dear tablemate…lucky dog.  At the luncheon, David Buttry gave us some information on the direction his Poppy designs are taking in the future.   Poppy will be moving into the 60’s and the Mod era.  We were also given a small preview of “Chip” Poppy’s boyfriend.  Mr. Buttry announced he should be arriving next year.  I am not sure how a new Mod era Poppy is going to fit into my collection but David assured the crowd that he will still be doing some more classic 50’s era styling along with the Mod era.  I was happy to hear that.

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At the end of the luncheon, we were gifted with a Poppy Parker doll.  She is absolutely adorable!

I spent the rest of the afternoon in a rerooting workshop and photographing the competition room and museum ( pictures tomorrow).  The evening dinner was The Color Infusion Groovy Pucci Fashion Party.  The centerpiece doll was called “ Psychedelic Splash” and was a Color Infusion doll.

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We learned that there will be three new Monogram dolls ( yipeeee!) for the holidays.  They are gown dolls and they shared photos.

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These lovely ladies are gorgeous!  I contacted my dealer immediately.  It was extremely convenient that she was sitting at the table with me LOL!

We were also given a lovely Color Infusion doll called “Sunset Rave”

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It was another incredible day for me at my first Fashion Royalty convention.  Here is a photo of todays accumulation.  I can’t get over the amount of stuff we are getting as gifts and new products were are able to purchase.  I believe a trip to the UPS shipping room is in my future. Winking smile