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Bye Bye FR:Monograms

Integrity Toys announced this past week in a post they called “An exciting evolution!” that they would be discontinuing their FR:Monogram line in a move to help focus and unify the other lines.  Per the email from Integrity, the final Monograms will make an appearance at convention and then will forever “Requiescat in pace” R.I.P.   The FR: FR2 line will be merged with the FR classic line and a new updated FR/FR2 body will be introduced and used for all future Fashion Royalty offerings.  Nu.Face and FR: Homme will get an update in 2014.  Exciting news for sure.

My guess is that the classic styling that was the bread and butter of the Monogram line will now be serviced by their Victoire product.  Not surprising.  Many in the collecting community were expecting this but it still makes me sad.  The Monograms were a particular favorite of mine and some of my personal favorite photos were produced with this line.  That being the case, I thought I would do a little retrospective with this fabulous line.  I am happy to have these dolls in my collection and don’t plan on selling them.  It is also interesting to see how my photography has changed over the past couple of years Smile

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The Upper Echelon of Integrity Toy’s Monograms

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** photo property of Integrity Toys, Inc. **

I have to admit….the original outfit on this one just didn’t do it for me personally.  I know what a bubble skirt looks like on me ( NOT PRETTY!) and I just could not get past it on this doll.  I love the black top, shoes and bag…the rest…. well…time to repurpose.  On to the positives….  Love the face of soft color and the hair was a different style.  I typically like most variations on an updo so the little curl this girl has in the back was just too adorable.   Yes, the hair bump has been overused ,in my opinion, at Integrity this year but on this doll, I like it.   Since the outfit wasn’t doing it for me, I had to find an appropriate replacement and inspiration struck while I was perusing the latest edition of Vogue.  There is a wonderful spread highlighting the Ritz in Paris.  I would absolutely die to have a backdrop of some of these rooms for my dolls.   It’s the ultimate in style, I mean come on…Coco Chanel lived there!  I saw one photo in this spread and it inspired me to do this shoot.  Hope you like it.

 

< Let them eat Cake… >

Model:  Fashion Royalty Monogram “ Echelon”

Coat, skirt and gloves:  F.R. Power Play

Shoes:  F.R. Monogram

Fur:  Dimitha

Fascinator Hat:  made by me

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IDEX Integrity Toys Reveal–Monograms

I love collecting this line of dolls from Integrity Toys.  I just adore the high fashion haughty faces and the uber chic and stylish clothing.  It looks like 2012 will be off and running with Monograms and I will be jumping on that train.  And even better…these lovely lady’s now have applied lashes.  Diggin’ it!

*** photos are property of Integrity Toys, Inc. ***

Item#93023
Echelon
FR: Monogram™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size: 350 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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I wish we had a view of the back of her head.  The hairstyle looks intricate. Not sure about the mini balloon skirt here but Oh my word that purse and shoes!  LOVE!

Item #93027

Inspiration

FR:Monogram™Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size:350 Dolls Worldwide
Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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Dreamy!!  Love, love, love the soft color here.

Item#93028
Exaggeration
FR: Monogram™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size: 350 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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Aaaaaack!!  You had me at the accessories….you had me at the accessories.

Item#93029
Admiration
FR: Monogram™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size: 350 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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Okay…THUD!!  That’s me hitting the floor with this one.  Of course I still kept one hand on the computer as I emailed my dealer in all caps…NEED!

–She will be mine…oh yes…she will be mine.

Item#93030
Allure
FR: Monogram™ Dressed Doll

Suggested Retail Price:$160.00US
Limited Edition Size:350 Dolls Worldwide
Estimated Delivery date: Late February 2012

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Well hello Ms. Monroe!!  Definitely getting the Marilyn vibe with this one and this haute couture coat  TO DIE FOR.

More to come from IDEX Integrity Toys Reveal……