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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**


Integrity Toys Offers to “Out Sass” the WClub

Integrity Toys announces their second and final  Fashion Royalty 12 inch WClub exclusive for 2012.  There is still one more 16 inch exclusive doll to unveil but this is the final 12 inch Fashion Royalty offering for the year.  If you are member of the 2012 WClub, you have the option to purchase one of these beauties.

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Vanessa Perrin Dressed Doll
Fall 2012 FR W Club Exclusive
Suggested Retail Price: $125

Limited Edition: TBA

Special W Club Member Pricing: $125.00

Approximate Ship Date: Late Winter/Early Spring 2013

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

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Okay….so typically I adhere to the philosophy that the total is the sum of it’s parts.  In the case of this doll…I think it’s worth thinking about the individual parts instead of the sum it is showing here.  Am I justifying the purchase of this doll???  Most likely…. but stay with me here:

1) Purple fur?  Not feeling it with this outfit unless she is planning a late night walking kind of profession but partner that fur with a black evening dress and then we might have something.

2) Green Jacket with rose colored skirt and purple belt….not feeling that either.  However, put that jacket with another dress or skirt and we will have a winner.  Same thing with the skirt.  Purple belt?…will need to keep thinking on that.

3) Boots and purse….not feeling those with this outfit but on their own with something else…oh yeah.

4) The hat.  Not feeling it with this outfit but can always use another black hat.

5) Fishnets:  Works with the edgy outfit concept so another keeper item.

6) The Doll.  A redheaded Vanessa 3.0  Don’t really need to justify anything else…I’m buying.

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7) Lace overlay top has potential as well.  That is actually something that works with that skirt in my opinion.

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Integrity Toys, Inc. is ready for their close up…

…as they bring collectors an iconic character from the classic film noir movie Sunset Boulevard. 

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Here is the write up from Integrity Toys, Inc.:

“Integrity Toys, Inc., in collaboration with Paramount Pictures Corporation, is proud to introduce an ultra-detailed collectible doll inspired by the iconic character of Norma Desmond in the movie Sunset Boulevard, which will be available in late November 2012 just in time to celebrate the release of this iconic film on Blu-Ray!
Praised by many critics when first released, Sunset Boulevard was nominated for eleven Academy Awards® and won three. It is widely accepted as a classic, often cited as one of the greatest films of American cinema. Deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the U.S. Library of Congress in 1989, Sunset Boulevard was included in the first group of films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
With its larger than life and over the top leading character and stark view on stardom, Sunset Boulevard made a lasting impression on both film making and acting.

About the Doll
This fully articulated 12" vinyl doll has applied eyelashes and a fully rooted dramatic hairstyle closely inspired by the character of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. Using a Giselle head mold on a Nu.Face body, the Norma Desmond doll comes wearing the dramatic black ensemble that the character wears when she decides to pay a surprise visit to her former movie director on the set of his latest film. The look is composed of a sophisticated long sleeved black dress, topped with a reversible short "fur" caplet with matching "fur" muff, a dramatic black hat with a single white feather perfectly placed on the front, a faux-diamond jewelry set and black pumps. The doll also comes with a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. Ages 14 & up. “

To set the stage a little…here is a promotional shot from the movie and a sketch by the famous costume designer Edith Head.

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**The sketch above was found at http://www.silverscreenmodiste.com/2010_07_01_archive.html  an amazing blog I found while researching this piece.  Check out the blog at http://www.silverscreenmodiste.com/**

And here is Integrity’s interpretation of Norma Desmond.  I LOVE it!!!

Norma Desmond
Sunset Boulevard Commemorative Collectible Doll
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00 USD
Estimated Date of Arrival: Week of November 19, 2012

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Contact your Integrity Toys dealer ASAP if interested in purchasing this lady.  WClub members received information about her a few days ago and word is, she is a hot seller.  To find an authorized Integrity Toys dealer go here http://integritytoys.com/page/dealers.


The Lady In Red: Part Two

Model:  Fashion Royalty “Fascination” Monogram

Suit: Miniature Couture

Hat:  Jakki Peters

Jewelry:  Silkstone Barbie Mattel

Shoes:  FR2 “Engaging” Elise

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Your Kind of Model Kesenia..On Approach

Limited edition of 400.  I am normally not a big fan of the open mouth face mold but there was something about the platinum hair and the little black fur jacket that spoke to me.  Hope her promo shots are close the the actual doll.  I have to give Integrity a big high five on their accessories this year.  They are phenomenal!!  Now…if we could just get the delivery date a little closer to when they announce these beauties…life would be almost perfect.

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As it has been a while since this doll was announced….here is a recap of her promo shots.

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High Profile Eugenia…The Redress

Given that I saw old Hollywood when I saw this lady for the first time, it can come as no surprise that I went for glamour when it came to redressing her.  When it came to a brunette with cherry red lips…there was only one color I wanted to go with…RED. 

Model:  High Profile Eugenia

Gown: T.D. Fashions

Fur: Dimitha

Jewelry: High Profile Eugenia

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Jordan and Dania….On Approach for Landing

…at Inside the Fashion Doll Studio.  I received notice from my most excellent dealer Barb that these two ladies are on their way to me.  Since it has been some time since these  were announced…{cough) ummm April…{cough},  I thought I would recap the particulars about these newest releases.  It seems like these dolls are coming out really, really late this year.  The bulk of the Integrity Toys 2012 lineup is still yet to come and I am afraid there will be an avalanche here in the next couple of months.  I better get my skis ready to ride it down.

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“Always on her Mind” Dania Zarr

Edition Size: 450

When was she supposed to be delivered??  Early July {{Rebecca looks at her watch then looks at the screen and raises an eyebrow sarcastically}}

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“Trust your Instincts” Jordan

Edition Size: 450

When was she supposed to be delivered??  Early July…How do I feel about it??

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It looks like the influence for these two lovelies is the captain of Integrity’s design team Jason Wu.  This is from his 2012 Spring RTW show.

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As with the convention dolls, the accessories look to be fantastic!  Looking forward to some deboxing time.


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


F.R. Convention 2012 is Open for Registration!

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Oh yah baby!!  Integrity Toys has opened up the link to register for the 2012 Fashion Royalty Convention.  I went to my first one last year and am soooooo going again this year.  WClub members had a few days to preregister but now the link is open to all comers.  If you want more info, feel free to check it out at

http://www.integritytoys.com/page/events/latest_events 

Feel free to visit my blog posts from October 2011 to see and read about some of the happenings from these conventions.  If you are a Fashion Royalty collector, you cannot beat the camaraderie and amazing stuff to be had at these conventions.  As far as endorsements go from me…you won’t get better than that LOL!

FYI..Registration is limited to 450 .  Last years registration filled up within 3 weeks so If you want to go, I would recommend signing up sooner rather than later.


You Look So Fine Erin

Oh M…er..Erin you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind hey M…er Erin, Hey Erin.  I have to admit this song was kind of going through my mind as I typed out the name of this doll.  Guess that shows my age, yes, I was and still am to some degree a teenager of the 80’s.  This lovely Erin is no child of the 80’s.  She if a full on fashion diva of the present.  Her dress is TO DIE FOR folks..worth the doll alone in my opinion but I digress.  This is the last Erin produced with this original face mold.  She has been given a facelift and we will see her new visage IRL when the first W Club doll ships sometime this summer.  Many people are not fans of the “open mouth show us those pearly whites”  face mold.  I don’t have a problem with it.  It kind of makes her look sweet and innocent.  Her fashion is anything but.  I have to admit, I was trepidatious about photographing this lady in THIS gown sitting down but I went there. 

**Photography note for those wanting to photograph this lady in her original outfit or any doll in this dress for that matter**.  Try to lean this baby up against a wall if you can.  What I learned during this photo shoot:

1.  Armature wire isn’t going to work because most of her leg shows with this gown but hey..if  you want to spend countless hours Photoshopping the wire out..have at it.

2. Thought about leaning her back against a block or something sturdy but short…Nope. The skirt of the dress is pretty sheer so you will see whatever you put back there

3.  Thought I was smart using strings to suspend her…WRONG!!  I failed to realize the folds in the fabric and the impact they would have on Photoshopping out the strings.  BAD ME!  Yep…had to spend the thankless hour and a half Photoshopping out the strings then cloning back in the folds on the background for the roughly 20 full standing shots of this set…AAAACCCCKKKK.  Note to Rebecca:  When using complicated backdrop DO NOT USE STRINGS!!

4.  The above mentioned reasons should explain why I then had to sit this lady down.  Yes, I realize that she is getting dangerously close to performing a Sharon Stone Basic Instinct but it was either that or learn to embrace Photoshop as a way of life. 

Okay, enough of me whining about my inability to think ahead LOL…on to the photos.

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And…just because this was a rocker wedding and I don’t think Erin would have attended alone.

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**A Note to all you pinners out there on Pinterest.  If you are pinning photos from a slideshow embedded in someone’s blog….PLEASE DON’T!  I am suspending showing all the shots of a set via slideshow because people are pinning photos from the slideshow and it will send people to my skydrive instead of the blog when they click on the photo.  I really, really don’t want people surfing around my skydrive so until I can figure out a way to prevent people from pinning off of the slideshows/skydrive….no more slideshows.  Other than that…Pin to your hearts content.  I love that you enjoy the photos enough to pin and share them.  Smile**


Romain and Lilith…The Rock Wedding

After the stress of Romain’s coiffure, I was ready to have some fun so I went all soft and dreamy with the set.  I was thinking it would be fun to have all this softness in the background and all the edginess in the dolls out front.  I have had a number of friends comment that they were surprised I ordered this set…they are not what I typically collect.  I was surprised myself how much these dolls appealed to me.  I have to say my camera and I are IN LOVE with this trio of dolls.  I adore the versatility of Lilith’s gift set.  She has so many different looks and I can’t wait to start redressing.  Romain aka lettuce boy , hair not withstanding, is just way cool.  Love the square jaw and angles on this guy.  From a photography standpoint, there are lots of angles to work with on his face…he will have a different look depending on how you light him and from what angle…lots of options.   I would imagine that Romain and Lilith would not have the traditional wedding even though that is what the set and these photos would suggest. 

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And my favorite shot from the set

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Erin’s turn is next…always the bridesmaid and never the bride…will have to see what we can do about that Smile


Rock Steady Romain

I keep looking at his name and hoping I am spelling it correctly.  My husband has taken to calling him affectionately “lettuce boy”.  He has a reason to gripe as I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to style and photograph this guy and my husband has had to listen to it LOL.  Let’s face the facts folks..he came out of the box with clumpy and uninspired hair.  Certainly not what the promo’s promised but I prefer to look at it as a challenge…so like a dog with a bone…I set to work.  I know I didn’t hit the mark of the look of the promo shots but I am happy with the doll and photos.  I think he is handsome and love the face sculpt.  Just wish I had a smidge more bang length and I am too much of a wimp to reroot.

If you want a little taste of what I was listening to during this photo shoot and post processing, check out the playlist on the right hand side of the blog .

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Rocking Ever After Lilith

For those of you who ordered her, you are in for a treat.  For those of you who passed on this one, you may want to rethink.  This lady is drop dead gorgeous and came right out of the box ready to be photographed.  While Romain needed significant hair care before being ready for his close-up, Lilith was picture perfect within minutes of deboxing.

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LOVE HER!!!


Rock Fashion Wedding Dolls Are on the Way!

Just received my shipping notice.  Hope to have photos to share in the next couple of days.  Just to tide us over, I am sharing the slideshow I did again…

Rock Wedding photo slideshow set to music

Lilith …The Muse.

Many collectors and photographers have favorite dolls or models that inspire them.  I have a few “go to” girls that never seem to disappoint me.  No matter what I dress them in or how I style them, I always come away with some keeper photos.  My restyled Lilith is one of my muses.  Here is one set I pulled from the archives to post on the blog.  For those of you who follow my Flickr,  you may have already seen these photos.  I thought they were worth a relook.

Wishing all you Mom’s out there a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Models:  The Great Pretender LIlith (with hair restyled) and Silkstone Ken

Gown : Monogram Magnetism

Jewelry:  Monogram Magnetism and Mattel

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Dark Swan Sings the Blues

I don’t know about you guys but when I work or process photos, music is a big part of it.  I guess that is why I include a playlist on my blog.  You can always find what I am listening to currently or what I feel works with the content I am sharing on the blog in that playlist.  Today we have the incomparable Billy Holiday as a soundtrack for the photos.  While I was not listening to Billy Holiday when I styled Ms. Elise, the second I added the white flower to her hair the thought  “Lady sings the blues” came to mind and it stuck with me.  That’s why I added the microphone and the story went from there.  Hope you enjoy….

Model:  Fashion Royalty Squared Dark Swan Elise Jolie

Gown,Earrings and Microphone:  Stunning in the Spotlight Silkstone Barbie ( with flower removed )

White flower is another scrapbooking element

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Lilith Shops La Boutique

I am always amazed at how Diana and Janet of La Boutique manage to reproduce high end handbags in 1/6 scale.  The purses of the month for April 2012 were inspired by Valentino and I am absolutely enthralled.

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Model:  Nu.Face Great Pretender Lilith

Suit,Hat and purse on model: Walking Suit Silkstone Barbie

Shoes:  Nu.Face Great Pretender Lilith

Purses on display:  La Boutique POTM April 2012 ( for info on how to purchase contact Diana at dianawieler@sympatico.ca  )

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First WClub Exclusive Doll for 2012 is announced….There is a Nu.Face in Town!

The Integrity Toys WClub announced their first club doll for 2012 last week.  Her name is “High End Envy” Erin and she is a stunner.   There is plenty to envy here folks.  What can I say….always a sucker for redheads.  She is a character from Integrity’s Nu.Face line and they have “refreshed” the Erin face mold for this one.  So far the feedback on the boards is  positive.  Two big thumbs up from Inside The Fashion Doll Studio.  She has two brunette hair streaks on the sides of her head…not sure how I am liking that but will keep an open mind until I see her in real life.  Loving the edgy look for this 2012 collection and love the pouty red mouth on this lady.  I completely adore the chunky square black ring in the accessories.  Delivery is slated for this summer.

Winking smile** following three photos are property of Integrity Toys**

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And …it would appear that the Nu.Face line for 2012 is getting it’s inspiration from the Gucci Spring 2012 RTW collection

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** Photo above is from Style.com**


Integrity Toys 2012 Reveal….the aftermath

Well, a week has gone by and those in the Fashion Royalty collecting world are still absorbing the massive amount of new eye candy that was displayed at the Integrity Toys webinar.  I think it is safe to say  that Integrity blew many collectors socks off with their new offerings for 2012.  Evidence of that is clear…dealers have sold out preorders on many products already.  Another factor in the early sold out status this year were lower edition sizes and smaller allotments to a growing number of dealers.  This resulted in many collectors being told  “ sorry, we are sold out of the doll you ordered.”   Very frustrating!  I would imagine it is a tough road to walk for Integrity and its dealers.  A business would want to keep edition sizes low to decrease excessive inventory for their dealers while helping to maintain value for their customers.  It’s that low supply/ high demand economics 101 again.  A business also has to satisfy its customer and it would appear that many of Integrity’s loyal customers were left wanting in this last round of preorders.  Finding the right edition size is not an exact science and I do believe there is something to be said for leaving your customers always wanting for more….but you don’t want to starve them right?  I just can’t help but wonder if perhaps they guessed a little low with their numbers this time around.   I managed to procure everything that I wanted through my amazing dealer ( Love ya Barb!)…but I really feel for those who were not able to get what they wanted and I feel for the dealers who had to disappoint many of their loyal customers because they simply did not have the allotments to satisfy demand.  Where is the happy medium??

Yes Integrity…you have that good of a collection for 2012….hope you have not lost some collectors with the stingy edition sizes this year.

Here were my favorites for this latest 2012 reveal.Rebecca's picks for 2012 copy

I am not saying I ordered all of these….but I’m not saying I didn’t either Winking smile

The Kyori gift set was the definite winner if current doll board feedback and the speed with which it sold out is any indication. 

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Some other early preorder sellouts were the Nu.Face Lillith and Eden gift set and Giselle, Fashion Royalty’s Adele and FR2’s Tatyana.  The Mod Poppy Parker line sold out on preorders in …I swear….nano seconds.

After a new collection comes out, I always find it fascinating to research and see comments from others on fashions that may have inspired the collection designs.  Obviously Jason Wu’s designs will be an inspiration but I am pleased to see that other designers works are favored as well.  I wish I could take credit for the sleuthing on these and finding all of them but I cannot.  I found a number of these from the very observant and talented members of the WClub forum. 

First up is Kyori pictured above….it looks like the skirt portion of her evening gown was inspired by Zac Posen’s Spring 2012 RTW

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Another of Zac Posen’s designs may have inspired FR2’s Ayumi as well…

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The collection Adele may have gotten inspiration from Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 RTW

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by McQueen 2012 Spring RTW and Louis Vuitton Spring 2012

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Lilith and Eden Giftset clearly took some direction from Gucci’s 2012 Spring RTW

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Dania looks to have been inspired by Integrity’s design captain Jason Wu – Spring 2012 RTW

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**Photos used in the post were from www.style.com and Integrity Toys, Inc.**


Integrity Toys 2012 Reveal…AMAZING!!!

The word in the headline says it all….AMAZING!!  One of the many reasons I enjoy being part of Integrity Toys WClub is the opportunity to join their webinar each year to see a presentation of what is to come for the entire year.  They do not have a booth at toy fair.  Instead they do a presentation for their dealers and collectors via the internet and I absolutely love that.    Integrity have done this webinar for the past two years and I think it is a brilliant move.  You don’t have to spend time and money to travel anywhere thus saving that money to instead buy product….smart business.  You can sit in the privacy of your own home, in your PJ’s if you want, and see all the wonderful products lined up for the year and hear about the inspiration that went into them from the designers.  You have to be a WClub member to attend .   I know…I know…you don’t want to hear about it…you want to see it.  Smile

If you want to see a jazzy version of the Fashion Royalty 2012 collection, I did a slideshow of all the photos set to music.  Here it is

If you want to see a jazzy version of the Poppy Parker 2012 collection, click below

*** All Photos are property of Integrity Toys***

Fashion Royalty®: The Style Directive Collection

Item #91296
Always On Her Mind
Dania Zarr™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  450 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early July 2012

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Item #91297
Trust Your Instincts
Jordan™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  300 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early July 2012

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Item #91298
Your Kind Of Model
Kesenia™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early July 2012

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Item #91299
World On A String
Eugenia Perrin Frost™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  500 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid August 2012

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Item #91300
Main Attitude
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid August 2012

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Item #91301
The Sweet Smell Of Success
Véronique Perrin® Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  500 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early August 2012

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Item #91303
…And Another Thing!
Kyori Sato™ Gift Set
Suggested Retail Price:  $150.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  400 Gift Sets Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early August 2012

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Nu.Face

Item #82043
Lead Singles
Lillith and Eden™ Two Doll Gift Set
Suggested Retail Price:  $199.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  450 Gift Sets Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early July 2012

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Item #82044
Live, Work, Play!
Giselle Diefendorf™ Mini Gift Set
Suggested Retail Price:  $125.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  600 Mini Gift Sets Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Early August 2012

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Item #82046
Pop of Color
Annik™ Mini Gift Set
Suggested Retail Price:  $125.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  300 Mini Gift Sets Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid August 2012

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FR. Homme

Item #91294
Strings Attached
Perry Marino™ Dressed Fashion Figure
FR:Homme™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price:  $110.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery Date:  Early August 2012

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Fashion Royalty Squared

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Item #57016
Nouveau Régime
Tatyana Alexandrova™ Dressed Doll
FR: Squared™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price:  $175.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid June 2012

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Item #57017
Opium
Ayumi N.™ Dressed Doll
FR: Squared™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Mid July 2012

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Item#57018
Strict Elegance LuchiaZ.™Dressed Doll
FR: Squared™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price:$175.00US
Limited Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date: Mid July 2012

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Poppy Parker

Item #PP036
Sunshine Games
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $79.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  500 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid July 2012

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Item #PP037
She’s Not There
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $99.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  600 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid June 2012

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Item #PP038
Day Tripper
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $99.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  500 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid July 2012

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Item #PP039
The Happening
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $89.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  600 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid July 2012

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Item #PP040
Colour My World
Darla Daley™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $99.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid June 2012

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Item #PP041
Bus Stop Darla Daley™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $89.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  400 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid July 2012

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Item #PP042
My Generation Chip Farnsworth III™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price:  $99.00 US
Limited Edition Size:  450 Dolls Worldwide

Estimated Delivery date:  Mid July 2012

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WClub Exclusive Event Doll

Item #91302
Truly Madly Deeply
Baroness Agnes Von Weiss™ Mini Gift Set
2012 Online Unveiling Event Exclusive
Limited Edition: TBA
Estimated Arrival: Early Summer 2012

Suggested Retail: $150.00 US

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Dynamite Girls will be in a post later in the day….Man are my fingers tired!!!!  What did I order you ask?  Too much!  This collection literally knocked my socks off.  If you are interested in purchasing any of this collection, contact your Integrity Toys dealer.  Sooner would be better on later on this collection….some items ( cough* Kyori* cough) will go fast.  To find and Integrity Toys dealer…go to www.integritytoys.com


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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The Monogram Exaggeration

Right off the bat, I have to say that the color palette on this offering from Integrity Toys is beautiful.  The coral in the skirt and hat and the insane green of the gloves, shoes and bag are just way out cool.  These”exaggerated” colors are not typically ones that are going to excite me and certainly not together but I love them on this doll.  I like the fact that we have a soft color block dress paired with a solid navy structured jacket.  I love that the outfit is punctuated with the frilly hat like an exclamation point at the end of this fashion sentence.  The hat/feather fascinator looks different here than in the promos….I did some restyling and had to curl some feathers.  I like the fuller look but it may not appeal to everyone.  The whole package screams refinement and fun energy to me.  This lady looks like she is stylish and strong.  Let’s face it…it takes a strong fashionista to wear coral and acid green together…….

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The “Allure” of Fashion Royalty Monograms

Allure….as a noun it means “ a highly attractive quality”.   As a verb it means  to “ attract powerfully”. 

I have to admit….when I first saw this beautiful lady at the IDEX reveal….I was going to pass.  The promo shots just did not do it for me.  I felt the Marilyn Monroe vibe but the big cape was not something I was looking for.  I decided to go ahead and buy her because I thought I could sell her if I didn’t like her when I got her.  I am so glad I purchased her because she is one of those in real life ladies that blew the promo shots out of the water.  As I was photographing this lady, I could  not believe how well she translates on to film so I was even more surprised that the promo shots did not do this lady justice.  She is fire and ice all the way.  LOVE HER! 

I feel honor bound to state that I was completely enabled and inspired by JennFL’s  photos on Flickr of this lovely lady so please check out her photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennfl/with/6865483260/

Revlon did a campaign in the 1950’s and I and others believe it was the inspiration behind this gorgeous lady and gown.

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** picture obtained at http://coutureallure.blogspot.com/**

Model, gown and jewelry:  Fashion Royalty Monogram “Allure”

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