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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


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


Giselle in the Flowers

Wow!!  Do I even know how to do this anymore? {snort}.  I’m not going to lie people…it felt like rusty gears starting to work again setting up for this photo shoot and getting it done.  When all was said and done, I have to honestly say…”Dag it felt good!!” 

I have always been a fan of Vogue style editor Grace Coddington and her work.  When I first had the idea for this image, I thought of her and her styling and went from there.  I had to use this glorious background and then I needed natural light.  For those who follow me on Instagram, I teased a few photos there. 

Here are a couple quick behind the scene shots and a little peak at my new studio space….will be sharing more of that through the holiday season Winking smile.

©2019 InsideTheFashionDollStudio-Giselle in the Flowers

©2019 InsideTheFashionDollStudio-Giselle in the Flowers

And after some post production magic…this is what we have. 

©2019 InsideTheFashionDollStudio-Giselle in the Flowers

©2019 InsideTheFashionDollStudio-Giselle in the Flowers

I think this Giselle was the breakout hit from last years Integrity toys convention.  Many people had difficulty seeing past the the retinal searing yellow outfit she sported.  I have to admit, I almost didn’t get her.  But then I took a second look at her soft makeup palette and decided, “yeah…I can work with that”.  Believe it or not, I had an image in my mind close to this final floral image when I first bought her over a year ago.  Yes…I really do have images sitting in my head that long and longer before I can get it on film.  So often, it never gets rendered.  I was happy to get it and bring it forth today.  Hope you all enjoy.

–Rebecca


How About Some Fame and Fortune?

The Integrity Toys WClub is going out with a bang this year and collectors are standing and clapping with joy at the finale.  They just released their final club doll and all I can say is…sign me up for some Fame and Fortune!!  Hats off to Jessy Ayala who designed this Wclub year ending smorgasbord!!!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.

Fame & Fortune
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
2017 W Club Exclusive

Edition Size:    TBA
Estimated Arrival:     Summer 2018
Pricing:    $250.00 US + S & H
(Limit of one per W Club membership)

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt:    Vanessa Perrin 1.0
Body:    FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt:    High-heeled
Skin Tone:    FR White
Hair Color:    Soft Ebony
Eyelashes:    Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch:    No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

Daywear look for the MOTHER of all giftsets!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

You had me at the luggage Jessy…AT..THE..LUGGAGE.  The gloves helped too Winking smile

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

Oh…my…word!!  That face!!  I die.

And in case the Daywear look isn’t your cup of tea…Jessy included a night look, IN PINK!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

And in case you were not inspired by the clothing…the accessories are TO DIE FOR!!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

But wait people…there is still more!!  A sultry ultra evening look for the boudoir

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

This is all in one humongous giftset!

How do many collectors feel about this???

Take my money

Take my money 2

Yep…that is me…the lady in red above and to be honest I would be slamming it down on the counter too with a definitive “YASSSSS”.  Vanessa might not be my favorite face mold but THIS Vanessa for me is “all that and a bag of chips”.  Many are lamenting the increased price tag and I get that.  She is more expensive, true.  She also comes with three separate and amazing looks and …LUGGAGE!!  I guess my threshold for being willing to pay more is, luggage.  I don’t think I’m alone

Preorder for this lovely is open to WClub members UNTIL JANUARY 19TH, 2018 AT NOON EASTERN TIME!

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-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!!

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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.


Salesroom Dolls IRL pictures

We already showed you these dolls with the official pictures by Integrity Toys but I always prefer the IRL pictures. And Rebecca took some gorgeous shots. Its especially helpful for us non conventioneers to see all the details and help us decide who to get on Ebay 😉

Véronique Perrin Cover Girl, Adèle Makéda Glamazon, Vanessa Perrin Chamelon and Eugenia Perrin-Frost Fashionista.

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Mademoiselle Jolie Kiss You in Paris.

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Lilith Editorial Edge and Imogen Fashion Force.

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Poppy Parker Model Living & Just My Style.

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And some girls and boys from the museum who will be sipped/released later this year.


W Club Members-Only Luncheon

So today it was time for the W Club Members-Only Luncheon. And wow that was an exciting event.

There was an amazing doll on the tables as a centerpiece.

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Item # 82079
Full Speed
Erin S.™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll
W Club Luncheon Exclusive Table Centerpiece
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 400 Centerpieces

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She is inspired by one of my favorite Supermodel fashion shoots by Peter Lindbergh in the 90’s.

Were the models are all dress in Chanel.

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The centerpiece had Motorbike. A perfect 1/6 scale Honda Valkyrie. 50 lucky attendees were allowed to buy this piece.

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If you missed out on this piece and you would love to have one then you can find them online. They are from the miniature brans Motor Max and different stores sell these bikes for $39.95

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During the Luncheon questions from W Club were answered by the design team. And they had some exciting news.

They will stop with the decal eyes.

The Coven doll will go for sale in 10 days.

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Next years NuFace inspiration is the classic movie Clueless.

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And my favorite news was that we will see Vict0ire Roux back this year !!!! According to the Designer Chris Stoeckel he has something big up his sleeves.

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There was also a Giveaway doll.

Item # 82080
Checking In
Colette D.™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll
W Club Luncheon Exclusive Giveaway Doll
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls Only

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Inspired by Azzedine Alaïa 1991.

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Fashion Royalty Luncheon

So today Integrity Toys had a very big surprise at the Luncheon. A REAL SUPER MODEL !!! Veronica Webb attended the luncheon and talked about her supermodel years.

Here some fun screenshots from her Instagram.

She walked that runway like only a Supermodel could do.

And of course there were dolls and gifts.

All attendees got the final part of the Tulabelle giftset.

Item # 88007
You Better Werk!
Tulabelle™ / THE INDUSTRY Dressed Doll Gift Set
Official Convention Welcome Set
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Giftsets

Look No.3 (Outfit only)

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And here is the centerpiece doll from the Luncheon.

Item # 91408
Legendary
Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll
Friday Luncheon Table Centerpiece
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 350 Pieces Only

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Again inspired by an iconic piece from the Versace Bondage collection from Fall 1992.

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The dress was also worn by Lady Gaga in 2012

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And here is the giveaway doll.

Item # 91409
Shade
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
Friday Luncheon Exclusive Giveaway Doll
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls

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Her dress looks to be inspired by a dress that Cindy Crawford is wearing in this 2008 September Vanity Fair Picture.

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Integrity Toys Convention day 1

So yesterday it was time for early registration at the Integrity Toys Convention.

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These golden bags were handed out at registration.

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And in these bags the conventioneers found a welcome doll !!!.

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And here she is.

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Its Tulabelle called You Better Werk !

Item # 88007
You Better Werk!
Tulabelle™ / THE INDUSTRY Dressed Doll Gift Set
Official Convention Welcome Set
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Gift Sets

Doll Specs:

Head Sculpt: Tulabelle (12″)
Body Type: The Industry
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

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In the box there is still room for something more…. So maybe we will see some additions later this week for this doll.

In the lobby at registration there were some sneaks. rumor is they are dolls from this years convention collection. Nata-leto on Flickr found the possible fashion inspirations for these dolls.

Vanessa dressed in dressed in Chanel from 1990

Adèle in Mugler 1992

Véronique in Chanel 1990

Eugenia in Versace 1993

The rest of the day it was time for roomshopping.

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Here some images from the amazing goodies that were for sale at the room of Hilda Westervelt from Bellissima Couture Fashions and Rebecca Berry.


Emerging Rebel Kyori – Will The Eyes Have It?

The first doll of Integrity Toys’ Fashion Royalty “A Delicate Bloom” Collection is starting to hit collectors’ doorsteps.   Her name is Emerging Rebel Kyori and true to her name she is entering the collecting world with some controversy.  The title of this blog post is kind of a play on words.  When you vote to pass a measure for something the verbiage is always, “Those in favor say ‘AYE’“ and if there are more yes’s than no’s the motion passes or “The Aye’s have it.”  There is a current issue being voted on by collectors of Integrity Toys and it’s all about the eyes.   

Let me explain:  Integrity Toys is trying out a new process with the eyes on some of their dolls.  Instead of painting the inner eyes (outline, white, iris, pupils and "catch light" dots)  they are using water decals.  Per IT, the reasoning for going to these decals was to offer more consistency in eye placement and facial screening.  (Too many “wonky eye” issues with the previously used methods.)  Some collectors are concerned about the durability and quality of these decals.  Given all the concerns, I was curious to see for myself if there were negative aspects to these decals from an aesthetic perspective as well as a photography perspective.  I was concerned as to whether or not these decals would make the eyes appear more “dead” in a photograph.  If something is too matte, it won’t reflect light effectively and gives off a dead appearance.  On the other side, if something is too shiny (especially the eyes) it can create too much of a reflection that you have to clean up in Photoshop afterwards… and… that is a big pain in the back side, believe me.  Who wants to spend hours in post-process just because of shiny eyes?  Not me.

So… I was curious to see what would happen when I photographed one of these dolls with these decal eyes.  What did I find?

1.  From an aesthetic aspect… just looking at her… I wasn’t noticing anything concerning.  Her screening is appealing and I think she is a pretty doll.  The eyes don’t stand out as odd or off in any way.  She does have a very far “to the side” eyeball placement and some are finding that fact unappealing.  I can understand this.  That doesn’t work for everyone.

2.  From a photography stand point… there are some differences.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Emerging Rebel Kyori-Will The Eyes have It?

First and foremost, the eyeball is printed not painted so there are dots of color not continuous color.  Is this a problem?  Not normally in my opinion.  As you see this image on your computer screen or phone, you are seeing it as dots of color as well — they are just really, really small dots.  Let’s face it, most of us are not going to be looking at this doll under a microscope. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Emerging Rebel Kyori-Will The Eyes have It?

Can you see the dots in the picture above?  Maybe a little but not much.  Our eyes and brains are really good at melding those dots together to make it look like one cohesive color.

Secondly, I’m not going to lie — these decals catch the light differently, so when photographing, that needs to be factored in.  Is this a deal breaker?  For me, not really.  It’s just something different.  Now, as to whether these decals will hold up over time… only time will tell that one.  For now, I am willing to give them a chance.  For now, I’m voting “aye”.

Enough about the eyes — let’s talk about the accessories and dress!  I love this dress!!!  It is so elegant and fits her beautifully.  The lavender shoes are perfection and the grey glasses and oversized bag are refined and chic.  I don’t know who is taking over jewelry at IT but all I can say is, “Keep it going!!”  The earrings and bracelet are a new design and I adore them.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Emerging Rebel Kyori-Will The Eyes have It?

Kyori’s hair color was described as medium brown in product write-ups.  Have we seen Kyori with these lighter brown tresses before?  I like it.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Emerging Rebel Kyori-Will The Eyes have It?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Emerging Rebel Kyori-Will The Eyes have It?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Emerging Rebel Kyori-Will The Eyes have It?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Emerging Rebel Kyori-Will The Eyes have It?

-Rebecca


2016 Fashion Royalty Collection–A Delicate Bloom

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Better late than never right?!  Some collectors were beginning to wonder if we were going to get a new release or not.  Granted, the reveal is a bit later than we have had in years past.  One thing I was not remembering, however, was the fact that the WClub 2016 did not start until February of this year.  Some have pointed out that this reveal halfway into the “club” year is about right.  Time and collector sales numbers will finish the thoughts and stories on that one.  In my opinion, revealing this collection 6 months into the club year is a bit late.  That fact does not stop me from appreciating the product nor making purchases so there you go.  If I am not totally satisfied with the delay in the reveal, I am satisfied with the delivery time on these babies.  They are all available within the next couple of months so no long wait times.  On the downside…They are all coming DUE FOR PAYMENT in the next couple of months.  This is not good for the wallet. 

Note:  “Eye Decals”  I have marked which of these dolls are using the new eye decal application method under doll tech specs for those who are interested.  For me, this new method is ok for now.  Some collectors are very averse to this technique being used and I wanted to make sure everyone had the information before they purchase.  For me, I am willing to give this technique a chance.  I also respect people’s consumer choice and for many this is important information to have before they purchase.

For those readers who are not WClub members, you can find most of these dolls on Integrity Toys dealers sites.  Be aware, WClub members had this information days ago so if you want any of these, contact dealers ASAP.  Some may already be sold out.

Important note from Integrity Toys:  The dolls pictured in this release are prototypes. Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly.  Images of dolls used in this post are property of Integrity Toys, Inc. and under their copyright. 

Contrasting Proposition
Natalia Fatalè™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Natalia Fatalè™ 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Love the lace overlay and added beading to the lace!  I am also really loving the chunky jewelry design.    All in all a very elegant look.  For some reason, this Natalia left me without a clear “ must have” which is weird.  I totally go for the elegant and refined and this dress has it.  The doll just left me “meh” though and not sure if it was the simplistic hairstyle ( more on that later) or the pale skin tone on a character that I prefer as sultry Latino.  Love the jewelry though so may have to find that in the secondary market.  As I write this I also realize that some of my lack of excitement over this one may be the use of black.  I feel like IT overdosed on it’s use of black last year and here it is again…albeit as secondary colors but still…it’s black!

Emerging Rebel
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Week of August 22nd, 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Kyori Sato™ 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Medium Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

**Note: Decal Eyes**

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YAASSSSSSSS!  Now we are talkin’.  I saw this caramel tressed Kyori and felt the wallet open ( a chorus of angels may have struck a chord as well).  I love the soft pastel color pallet!!  Not a whiff of black here.  I love the embroidered leather ( ok not real leather but still) and the edgy refinement of it.  It feels forward and still elegant.  This feels like Jason influence to me and I like it.  Also, whoever is heading up the jewelry and accessory department at IT…HATS OFF!!  Here we have another new design in earrings and its fabulous!  Love the grey purse and sunglasses.  The lavender shoes are EVERYTHING!  Me likes.  I am hoping Dania’s grey gloved hands of last year’s club doll will match this one.

Daytime Impact
Dasha™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Dasha™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

**Note: Decal Eyes**

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©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

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©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Ok…so I have to admit my first thought on this one came straight from the “I’m a Mom of a 16 year old girl” and it said “ That skirt does not satisfy the fingertip rule”.  Then I started paying attention to the details and felt better.  First I looked at the doll.  Gorgeous Dasha with beautiful smoky eyes pale blond hair.  Stunning.  The jacket is really quite detailed so I told the “mom” in me to sit down and reflect.  I think this one will be amazing redressed and I have plans for that jacket ( maybe not with the skirt Winking smile)

Fresh and Delightful
Véronique Perrin® Dressed Close-Up Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Mid to Late October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $89.00 + Shipping and Handling
 
IMPORTANT!
THIS DOLL WILL BE OFFERED DIRECTLY FROM IT DIRECT VIA A RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY. MORE DETAILS WILL BE SENT IN MID TO LATE OCTOBER.
NOTE: THIS DOLL WILL NOT BE OFFERED VIA DEALERS.

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Veronique 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

**Note:  Decal eyes**

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

This one will be through IT Direct not dealers people.  What did I notice about this doll first?  The price!!  Alain explained that this was done as tribute to the “basic doll” that IT has done in years past.  I don’t know that there is anything really “basic” about this beauty.  The price alone certainly has many interested.  One pet peeve however…and this is the photographer in me but…the right eye on this lady is off ( left eye pupil is forward looking, right eye it is off to side).  I am expectant and hopeful that in production this item is fixed. WClubbers, look for emails on how to acquire this one sometime in October.

Fabulous Fields
Luchia Z.™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 600
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Luchia Z.™ 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

**Note: Decal Eyes**

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

A redheaded Luchia?!!!  I’m in!!  And she has cream skin tone.  Me likes!  The dress is very interesting.  Feeling a little Valentino here but I have not researched so have no idea how close I am on that one.  The yellow purse is certainly a pop of color in this one but I may switch that out.  Also, while I love the industrial jewelry in this collection, I would go for something softer with this gown.  Grey pearls maybe?  Don’t know but will have fun trying things out.

Ruffles and Blooms
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 800
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Eugenia Perrin-Frost™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Yes, yes…this gown is almost in retinal searage territory.  My first question was…”Is it yellow or green yellow?”  I am thinking it is more in the yellow category but photographs can be deceiving.  Either way, I find myself admiring this one which surprises me because I am NOT a yellow fan.  I ADORE the embroidery on this one and the fact that it is an homage to the house of Oscar de la Renta endears this one to me.  I am also loving the auburn haired Eugenia with the pink/coral  lips.

ODLR Spring 2016 RTW

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Key Pieces
Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Mid to Late October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 800
Suggested Retail Price: $199.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Elyse Jolie™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color:  Golden Blond/ Champagne
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©Marcio Madeira

Armani Privé Spring 2010 Couture

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2016

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

First of all…giftset with Elyse…no brainer for me. 1) Love, love, love the soft palette on this facial screening. I believe Jessy Ayala is in charge of all facial screenings now so..Jessy..LOVE!  2) How adorable is this lingerie set?!!…the bows…the bows..you had me at the bows 3) A Marchesa inspired gown!! 4) Another nod to the house of Oscar de la Renta.  Sign me up, I’m in.  I am not a huge fan of the high/low skirt with a suit but it’s not a deal breaker for me.  If they had just had a pencil skirt in the same fabric as the jacket, this set would have been close to perfect for me.  This was the first one in my shopping cart people…the very first.

But wait…there is more!  There is always more with Integrity Toys.  More, as in…event doll!

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Love, Life and Lace
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2016 Online Event Doll
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Q4 / Winter 2016
Special W Club Price: $140.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss™
Body Type: FR2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

**Need to be WClub member to purchase this one**

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

THUD!  Holy Cow collectors!  I don’t think my fingers hesitated one single moment before hitting the “BUY” button on this one..and from what I am seeing from other WClubbers…they feel the same way.  This one may be up there as one of the largest edition sizes in the history of the WClub.  Edition size will be driven by WClub members who order and I know many are ordering multiples of this one. ( one per membership and many members have multiple memberships).  Where do I start?!  The dress…oh my word the dress!  Pale peachy pink with beaded lace overlay.  Ahhhhhh!!! –another chorus of angels is singing here.  That adorable pink bow clutch!  I am even liking the industrial necklace with this gown.  I and many other WClubbers will be looking forward to the Winter ‘16’ delivery of this one.  Please oh please let it be before Christmas!!! ( not likely but a girl can dream).

One final note that needs to be made about this collection is the very paleness of it.  While I love that they gave us colors other than black in this collection ( yes, they really do listen to their collectors), they did not have any skin tone diversity in this collection.  The yellow gown alone would have been stunning on an Adele.  It left many collectors asking “where is the diversity?”  A very valid question and one I hope Integrity addresses. 

More Reveals..ITBE 16 inch and MLP ❤ coming up…….


Let It Begin!!! WClub 2016 Opens for Enrollment

 

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

If you are even a little interested in this club, SIGN UP!!  This is a limited time enrollment folks and they only leave it open for a couple of weeks.  Once it is closed…it’s closed until this time next year.  For the 2016 WClub, the powers that be at Integrity Toys have what looks to be an amazing lineup of enticements to get you to buy a lot more than the base membership.  Let’s take a look at the goodies shall we.

Base membership ($50) will get you:

1. Awesome Club Exclusive Dolls! At minimum 5 exclusive dolls per membership ( 1 FR, 1 NuFace, 2 Poppy Parkers, 1 JEM)
3. Store Coupon of $25 ( Note* some exclusions do apply – read fine print)
4. MEMBERS-ONLY exclusive online events where the IT design team unveils their latest creations.
5. "Right to buy" lotteries
6.  More exclusives
7. The chance to purchase your convention passes before members of the general public

Oh but wait….there’s more!

Did someone say “upgrade dolls”?, Why, yes they did and there are three!

Take Me On
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2016 W Club Upgrade Doll
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2016
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Vanessa Perrin 3.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Color: Deep Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

Oh yes baby…Take me on indeed.  I’m in and apparently this lady is set to travel.  Will need to grab her a coat first.  I am hoping that the eyes are a little less intense as the pictures show but her outfit, jewelry and travel accessories spell “right up Rebecca’s alley”.  And…she isn’t wearing black!!!  YES!!!

Ma Petite Fleur
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2016 W Club Upgrade Doll
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2016
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Light Blond Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

Dear Lord David!!!  You are killing me here.  If you are starting off the year with this bit of scrumptious Bon Bon candy…I will die a happy contented Poppy Parker collector at the end of this WClub year.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE where you are taking Poppy this year.  Brigitte Bardot incarnate.  To my friend Matt Sutton…Yes, Rebecca’s brain just exploded.

Be Daring
Imogen Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
2016 W Club Upgrade Doll
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2016
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Nu. Face 2.0
Head Sculpt: Imogen
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Blond Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

My reaction?…

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Oh yes again!!!  My poor, poor wallet is toast but Stefan and I are happy.  How amazing is this Imogen?!  Love the smoky eye and beautiful slightly tan Hungarian skin stone.  It’s so edgy chic!!  Perfect for the newly revamped and emerging Nu.Face line.

It looks like the Nu.Face team is going back to Balmain for inspiration here and can I just say…good call on NOT doing the ruffled pants.  Looks like there may be some Alexander MCQueen going on as well with all the skulls.

©Balmain Resort 2016

I don’t know about other WClubbers but this one is a happy, happy camper…one soon to be very poor happy, happy camper.

If you interested in becoming a WClub member or want to learn more, feel free to watch  IT’s video brochure here.  If you already know you want in…go to WClub website and follow the instructions.  I have been a member for many years and have never regretted it nor had any single problem with their website.  Deadline to sign up for 2016 WClub is 9 PM Eastern Time on February 16th, 2016


Integrity Toys 2015 Convention “Cinematic” Part 1- The Convention Collection

I was thrilled to attend this years Integrity Toys convention.  It was held in Long Beach, CA  and the hotel was situated directly across from the water overlooking the Queen Mary.  There were many, many fun places to eat and shop and a bonus for me was the opportunity to be treated and taken to a lovely brunch on the Queen Mary by  some amazing and generous friends.  { Hugs to Jim and Brian! }

This years convention was not marked with the drama of “delayed in customs” containers.  The convention collection was a mixture of old and new Hollywood glamour that held mostly true to the “Cinematic” theme. 

Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition 600 Dolls

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©2015 Integrity Toys

Very Sharon Tate in Valley of the Dolls.

The Beautiful People
Chip Farnsworth III™ Fashion Figure
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition 600 Fashion Figures

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Going back to Valley of the Dolls movie for Chip as well. 

Feminine Perspective
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll Mini-Giftset
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

This one is straight up Marlene Dietrich

marlene dietrichBut wait…there was more!  This one was a “giftset” folks so we also received this…

©2015 Integrity Toys 

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Amazing right?!!  In hindsight, and in my humble opinion, this should have been the convention doll.  You will understand this more when you see photos of the actual convention doll.  It was a giftset, it was Agnes, and it was an anniversary year for Integrity Toys ( 20 years in business).  This would have been a convention doll worthy of the theme and company that produced it.  Again…just my opinion.

Star Power
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Star power indeed!!  The inspiration for this one is none other than Marilyn Monroe from “Gentleman Prefer Blondes”.

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A gorgeous adaptation!  Wish they had done the hat and muff too.

Inner Spark Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

 

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Not sure who the inspiration was for this one.  I have seriously OD’d on ladies in black gowns from Integrity Toys so I gave this one a pass. 

Perfectly Suited
Giselle Diefendorf™ Dressed Doll
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Not sure if there is a movie tie in to this one…perhaps Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct?  That was my first thought when seeing her but who knows.  The accessories are glorious and the sleek short hair works on this Giselle.  Nice to see Nu Face making an appearance too.

In Rouges Erin S.™ Dressed Doll
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Cinematic?  Yep, I wasn’t seeing the tie-in either.  The dress was very cute though and this Erin’s face is beautiful.  The accessories had me thinking about purchasing but in the end…she was a pass. 

Will go into Convention exclusives in next post……


Agnes of the Jungle

I can’t take credit for this title…that goes to my husband Jon.  He was my faithful reflector holder during this photo shoot and we both learned that a full size “human” reflector for these small shoots are  super HOT!  Had no idea how hot those things can get in full sun…to models all over the world…”I’m truly sorry you have to deal with this on a daily basis”  So I re-dressed Ms. Agnes in uptown haute couture last time so I needed to go a different way.  I went straight for the animal print and leather moto jacket.  **It is important to note here that I had to undo the seam between the legs in the bodysuit top to get it to fit the FR2 body**

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

I dressed her in this outfit and all I could think of was a leopard laying on a tree branch.  Once the vision is there, I was compelled to find myself a tree branch and drape her over it for this shot.

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

And since she is wearing animal print…had to do a Roberto Cavalli ad LOL!

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

** Note:  No rhododendron bushes were hurt during the filming of this blog post.  We may have inadvertently signaled a satellite in space with our reflector and for that we are truly sorry. **


Aristocratic Agnes

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

I know I will get hate mail for this but Agnes is not my favorite face mold.  When I saw the promo shots for this one, I was on the fence.  I loved the dramatic eyebrows, almost platinum blond hair ( not mademoiselle Jolie platinum but close) and red, red lips so I decided to gamble and purchase.  Result: gambled and won!! 

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

I love the dramatic eyeliner.


Making a Rare Appearance Dania

WClubbers waited an exorbitant 6 months for this one.  Yep, I checked the numbers…first deposit went in on this baby around December 3rd of 2014.  Was she worth the wait?  I honestly have to say…YES.  The promo shots on this doll had expectations levels extremely high so I was very skeptical on whether it would deliver.  I am happy to say Rare Appearance Dania delivers and then some.  This lady exudes chic upscale class. 

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

I will say it again…this is one classy lady.  She comes with a pair of grey gloved hands which I adore.  Here jewelry is simple, classic and understated.  The handbag and shoes are TO DIE FOR.

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I had WAY too much fun shooting this one. 

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©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Oh yes…new favorite model has entered Inside The Fashion Doll Studio.Smile


Lilith the Muse

Many collectors have face mold favorites.  Many photographers have favorite models.  For me as a collector and photographer, I can honestly say there are some dolls that seem to draw the lens and some that don’t.  Great Pretender Lilith was  and continues to be one of my favorite models.  As collectors we also have those dolls that we go back and forth on as to whether we should purchase.  I knew I loved the face on this doll.  Her outfit was not my cup of tea though.  I decided to go ahead and get her because I loved the soft makeup palette.  I am so glad I made that purchase. I decided to put her hair up in a simple updo.  She has such a regal high fashion look with the hair change.  I adore it.

Lillith No Jacket 2010

source: www.integritytoys.com

Lillith No Jacket 2010

source: www.integritytoys.com

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

And…lest you think I only dress this doll in hot pink…here are some non pink shots.

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

But those were the only ones…then found some more hot pink shots.  Too funny.

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

But that was the only one…then found some more hot pink shots.  Too funny.

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

 

-Rebecca


Fashion Inspiration

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope this year will be full of new and interesting fashion doll news that we can talk about and share here.  Fashion Inspiration is always a fun thing to speculate on when a new set of dolls is released from Mattel or Integrity Toys.  There are some very good fashion sleuths in our collecting community that post possible inspirations for these new and old fashion dolls.  I don’t know if it is the history lover or the fashion lover in me that enjoys this information.  I guess it doesn’t really matter..I just think it is fun to see the possible inspiration that designers at Mattel or IT use to design a particular doll.

My friend Hilda of Bellissima Couture found a fashion and posted it on Pinterest the other day.  It was a dress by Jason Wu and I instantly recognized it.  It was a gown I had seen on a Fashion Royalty doll.  It was not surprising…given that Jason Wu designed the doll for Integrity Toys. 

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Typically,  a doll is released and  I love to look  back in history at fashion shows of popular designers to see if I can spot an inspiration.   It started me thinking…Jason Wu started as a doll designer…was there inspiration coming the other way?  In other words, could we look back at previous doll designs and see inspiration for the amazing designer he was to become.  I think I may have found a few.

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Whichever way inspiration goes, from the fashion world to the doll design arena  or vice versa, that connection with fashion past and present is a big part of collecting for me.  It is so interesting to me to see how they influence each other. 

I am looking forward to another year of fashion inspiration and doll collecting.  I hope you are too Smile


Joyful to Love the One

Continuing on the Poppy Parker redressing theme, I decided to combine two new additions to the doll room today.  I deboxed the fabulous Joyful in Japan Poppy Parker that arrived last week and dressed her in the WClub exclusive “Love The One” Kyori outfit.  The pink of the little caplet matched her eye makeup and lip color.  I finished the outfit with a Bogue’s Vogue hat that incorporated all of the colors already going on in the scene. 

Model:  Joyful in Japan Poppy Parker

Dress and shoes:  WClub exclusive Love the One Kyori

Hat:  Bogues Vogues

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It looks like Integrity got some inspiration on this outfit…

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The Iconography of Fashion Dolls

Iconography by definition is: (source Bing Dictionary)

i·co·nog·ra·phy

[ kə nóggrəfee ]  

  1. set of recognized images: the set of symbols or images used in a particular field of activity such as music or the movies and recognized by people as having a particular meaning
  2. symbols in painting: the symbols and images used conventionally in a genre of painting, or the study and interpretation of these symbols and images
  3. images of somebody or something specific: the collection, description, or study of images of somebody or something specific

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For many of us, the last time we heard or thought about the word iconography was while studying for that art history final in college.  Since man invented the paintbrush, and more currently since the camera entered the scene, we as a society have been adding more and more data points to an ever expanding “iconography” on a variety of different subjects.  In todays culture, with the rise of social media and the resulting wave of images we are bathed in every day, iconography is perhaps entering our daily lives more often than one may think.   The fashion doll iconography time line, one can argue, began in March of 1959 when Ms. Barbie entered our cultural consciousness… and lets face it….she has owned the fashion doll genre since.  As a blogger, I wonder, “What data points am I adding to that time line?”.   My hope is that the images I contribute give a positive and supportive view of the community I enjoy being a part of.  

As many of you know, I enjoy doing slideshows set to music of my photos so I used this idea of iconography to present my next YouTube installment.  Enjoy!

Iconograhy–slideshow of fashion doll photos set to music

Seasons Greetings from ITFDS

After a couple of weeks of absolute holiday craziness…I am sure you all can relate….I have finally finished editing photos of the doll room and surround for your viewing pleasure.  Because I have some avid pinners out there who are still pinning from my skydrive when I have asked “Please, please , please don’t do that ( you know who you are), I will not be posting all the photos in a slideshow.  I have , however, put together a slideshow set to music which I have uploaded to youtube and am sharing here too.  I will share a few stills but the bulk of the photos are in the slideshow.  There are over 100 photos in the slideshow so a little something for everybody Smile 

Happy Holidays!  From my doll room to your home, I hope you enjoy the photos and slideshow.  I also want to take this opportunity to say a huge, huge “Thank You” to my readers and commenters.  You are..in a phrase…”why I do what I do”.  I thank you all for your support and encouragement.  I hope in 2013 that my work will continue to interest you.20121205-958A9757wmsized

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Note****  If you want to see the high resolution version of this, you need to tell the youtube player on your scrren to give you the highest quality.  It’s one of the small icons on the bottom right of the youtube screen**


‘Out Sass’ Inspiration?

Ever since this doll’s photos were released, a little birdie has been sitting on my shoulder saying “You have seen that jacket before.”  I decided to go and check my file of favorite fashions I keep from the previous seasons fashion shows and “Eureka!” 

I loved this suit when I saw it..hence the saved link to the picture…and I am happy to see it as an inspiration for a 1/6 design by the talented folks at Integrity. 

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** Photo credit Integrity Toys, Inc and Style.com**