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2012 ITFDS Favorites

At the end of each year, a flurry of photos floods Flickr and doll boards with groupings of collectors favorite dolls for the year.  I always have these grand ideas of doing a group photo too and never seem to get around to it .  This year, I had a flash of  inspiration and decided I was going to MAKE the time to do it…so.. here it is.  I was inspired by this years Vanity Fair Hollywood Edition.

In no particular order, my favorite dolls for 2012 are

1) Glam Addict Giselle

2) Gala Gown Silkstone Barbie

3) Fame by Frame Imogen

4) Lilac Frost Poppy Parker

5) High Profile Eugenia

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Inspiration photo…..

Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue 2012

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HP Eugenia…More Redressing Fun

My camera and I don’t seem to be able to get enough of this lady in red so I have a few more shots to share from a day of  redressing  fun.  My favorite set out of the three redresses is directly below.  I love Hilda’s dress and the fact that Ms. Eugenia is waiting to enjoy a glass of wine and perhaps a picnic as if to celebrate the autumn season.   Fall or Autumn ( however you call it) is one of my absolute favorite seasons…it means the holidays are right around the corner.  I love the smell of leaves, the vibrant colors of the season and those crisp foggy mornings where shafts of sun ( if we see it at all in the Pacific Northwest) fight their way through the foggy curtain.   It’s a dreamy sort of light and feel and I just adore it. Hope you enjoy the photos.

Model:  High Profile Eugenia

Dress:  Bellissima Couture ( http://bellissimacouturefashions.wordpress.com/)

Shoes: From gift pack given at 2012 Fashion Royalty Tropicalia convention

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Dress:  Dressmaker Details red and gold sheath

Shoes:  From gift pack given at 2012 Fashion Royalty Tropicalia convention

Jewelry:  From HP Eugenia

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Gown and earrings:  Palm Beach Coral Silkstone Barbie

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And lastly…. a glimpse into the behind the scenes prop shop for this last week of photo shoots…

What's coming up ITFDS oct 2012


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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High Profile Eugenia

I was not one of the lucky few who was picked to purchase this lovely lady.  I was, however, one of the lucky few blessed with knowing someone who wanted to sell theirs.  You know who you are and I love ya!  This lady just screams old Hollywood glamour…I see Eva Gardner, Jane Russel or even Sophia Loren

Brunette Bombshell collage

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Tropicalia–A Photo Recap of the Centerpiece Dolls

These are very limited edition dolls ( edition size typically around 200) that are available for purchase to a couple of people at each table.

**Photos are property of Integrity Toys**

Force of Nature
Agnes Von Weiss Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece

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Sea Breeze
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece

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Sheen Siren
16” Elsa Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece Doll

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Elise Jolie™
FR: Squared Dressed Doll
2012 Troplicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece

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High Profile
Eugenia Perrin Frost Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece

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And this one was a doll available for purchase at WClub luncheon.  She was not a table centerpiece  but was an exclusive to the convention attendees.

Saint Tropez
Victoire Roux Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive

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Tropicalia–Day 3.03

The Von Weiss Royal Gala.  We were all excited to see what doll went with the dress we received at registration.

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It was Vanessa!  And another tweaked face mold one at that.  This is a facemold that has its fair share of controversy.  The beloved original face mold was retired (rather abruptly) and a new face mold was revealed.  Many Vanessa collectors objected strongly and last year at convention an original Vanessa on FR2 body was offered for purchase at WClub luncheon.  The convention giftset doll was supposed to invoke a more original face mold feel.  You will have to ask an original Vanessa face mold aficionado if Integrity hit the mark.  I think she is beautiful. 

“High Point” Vanessa

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The centerpiece dolls were stunning at the event.

“High Profile” Eugenia

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We were all hopeful that everyone would get a chance to purchase them…but alas….no.  Sad smile  I was not lucky enough to win the chance to buy but our lovely table hostess Hilda did get one and she is going to let me photograph her.  You are the best Hilda!!

We had a fabulous dinner (the food was really quite good the entire convention)and then it was time for the convention doll reveal.  Jason Wu took to the stage and showed us……

“Frame by Frame” Imogen

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She came in a really cute circular travel case too.

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Now this was a curious convention doll.  First of all, she looks more like what one would expect as a gift set convention doll …notice the three compartments that would have been perfect for the three meal events we had.  I would have expected the Vanessa doll to be the convention doll.  Makes me wonder if this was the original plan.  This was definitely grounds for some speculative discussion in the hours after the final dinner.  I am not sure about Imogen yet.  In the box, she is just not inspiring me.  I have, however, seen some stellar photos of her deboxed by Shuga (http://www.flickr.com/photos/shuga-shug/8038060307/in/contacts/) and they are showing me her potential. 

The last fun piece of information released last night was the destination of Integrity Toy’s 2013 convention. 

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We are going to L.A. people!!!  They released the dates this morning..October 31st-November 2nd at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California.  More information will be available in Spring of 2013.