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The Last WClub doll of 2013

Helloooooooo subscribers!  No, I did not fall into a hole although it kind of feels like I did.  I have multiple blog post devoted to what I have been up to coming up in the next week and there will be pictures.  Suffice it to say…things have been a little crazy Inside The Fashion Doll Studio for the past two months. 

Now that I have given you that little teaser, I need to share the photos and information that Integrity Toys released about the last WClub doll for 2013.  They saved a beauty for the last one.  If you are WClub member and have not purchased this one yet, you need to be quick.  Your window of opportunity closes tomorrow December, 16th at 11:00AM EST.

A Touch of Frost
Eugenia Perrin Frost Dressed Doll
2013 W Club Fashion Royalty® Exclusive
Limited Edition Size:  TBA
Special W Club Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Late Spring 2014 

Doll Tech Specs:  

Body Type  FR 2013  (revamped FR2 body) 
Quick Switch Feature  No 
Skin Tone  Japan
Hair Color  Raven
Eyelashes  Yes, Hand Applied 
Package Dimensions  6" X 16" X 3" 

A Touch of Frost Eugenia 1

Image source:  Integrity Toys

A Touch of Frost Eugenia 3

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A Touch of Frost Eugenia 2

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A Touch of Frost Eugenia 4

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I love the facial screening on this one.  It is very neutral and soft…definitely my preference.  I adore the accessories, especially the shoes.  The dress…well…I will add my comments to what some of my fellow bloggers have already said and say it gives off a very generic pink label Barbie feel.  Maybe it will improve upon in hand inspection but I am just not feeling it.  I think I would have been much happier with a hemline that wasn’t asymmetrical and tricked out in ruffles and tulle.  To me, this lady calls for something way more sophisticated and classic.  Just my humble opinion.  Does it mean I am not purchasing this one?  Oh please….now what do you think?  LOL!  I believe the key word here will be REDRESS.

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Integrity Toys “The Premiere” Convention Day 2 Part III

The Fashion Royalty Feud Game Show Dinner with Mark Tinkey

 

Well put the blame on Mame honey!!  If you love Rita Hayworth, you will love this one.  This is the centerpiece that greeted us upon entering the ballroom for Day two’s dinner event.

Bellissima
Natalia Fatalé
2013 Convention Exclusive Centerpiece

 

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And if a visit from Rita Hayworth wasn’t enough, all the conventioneers were gifted with this lovely lady.

Dangerous To Know
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Giveaway

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Gorgeous!!

The evening wrapped up with a fairly humorous and at times groan worthy game of Family Fued in which two teams(picked at random from the audience) battled for points while answering Fashion Royalty questions.  I learned that I can’t remember any names from previous years collections and am not able to name more that two convention dolls.  Scary.


The Journey

As many of you know, I have just returned from a month of traveling.  It was the most amazing trip with my family and for a few glorious weeks some dear friends.  The memories made during those travels are priceless and the new perspective I bring back with me every time I journey out of my own country is such a gift to me.  I feel richer emotionally than when I left and so appreciative for all that I have seen, experienced and learned.  My hope is that I can bring this into the pictures that I take.

For this set of photos, one of my new arrivals Ms. Splendid Jordan has just returned from a journey of her own.  I wish I had her luggage…..

Model , clothing and accessories:  Fashion Royalty Splendid Jordan

Trunk: Barbie Convention gift 2012

LV Purse: La Boutique

LV makeup case:  Fashion Royalty

Martini glass:  Facets by Marcia

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All of life is a journey which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there.”

Wishing everyone a safe and happy journey today Smile


Buenos Aires Victoire

It would appear that most if not all who wanted to obtain this fabulous Victoire, were able to do so.  I had expressed a concern that she would be hard to obtain and I am happy to be wrong.  Many collectors are pointing to an almost eerie evocation of Evita Peron in Chris Stoekel’s design.  After receiving her, I can totally relate.  More often than not, I open a highly anticipated doll and am a bit underwhelmed.  Promotional shots are designed to show off the best side of a product and it is almost certain that there are times where the promo shots oversell an item.  In the case of Ms. Buenos Aires, I am happy to report that the promo shots simply did not do her justice.  She is even prettier in person.  I always love when that happens.  Of course this is only my opinion so take that into consideration. 

Here are her “window” shots.  Smile

Model:  Buenos Aires Victoire Roux

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Christmas in July Take 4

Is anyone else feeling Jem and The Holograms fatigue?  I know I am. That being said, for those who love this show and the resulting products inspired by it, Integrity Toys and their collaboration with Hasbro gives another infusion with…The Stingers.

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Item #14036
Rory "RIOT" Llewelyn™
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00
Estimated Ship Date: September 2013

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Item #14037
Ingrid "MINX" Kruger™
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00
Estimated Ship Date: September 2013

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Item #14038
Phoebe "RAPTURE" Ashe™
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Suggested Retail Price: $119.00
Estimated Ship Date: September 2013

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As Jem and the Holograms go…and I am not a collector of this line…I would have to say this bunch is the most interesting to me.  Even though I have no plans to purchase, I can at least appreciate the detail that Integrity went to to reproduce these characters. 

If you are interested in purchasing these, contact an Integrity Toys Dealer.


Christmas in July Take 3

The highlight in my opinion of Integrity’s mini collection releases yesterday was the Victoire Roux offering.  As luck would have it…it’s another Lottery.  I am not feeling super confident about this one as there are only 600 and it will be an IT Directly lottery open to all not just WClub members.  That’s right folks, you don’t have to be a WClub member to enter the lottery for this.  You will have from today until July 29th at Noon EDT to enter this lottery.  Winners will be selected at random, notified by the W Club Liaisons and then have until August 5th, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT to pay.  You can find more information about this lottery on Integrity Toy’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Integrity-Toys/200208326656019 .   The link to get one of the lottery tickets is

https://www.integritytoys.com/shop20/product.php?productid=1303

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Item #76007
Buenos Aires
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
2013 IT Direct Exclusive Lottery Doll
Special "Christmas in July" Event Price: US $99.00 US
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls
Estimated Delivery Date: Early August 2013

Skin Tone:  FR White
Hair Color:  Pale Blond
Eyelashes:  Yes, Hand Applied

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I am in LOVE!  From the top of her cream colored hat to the tips of this Dior “new look” inspired outfit, I am in LOVE!  According to Integrity Toys, the umbrella is not functional…who cares!  It’s adorable workable or not.  This offering exemplifies everything that I love to collect so I am extremely hopeful that I will win the right to purchase.  If not, I will be begging…oh yes, I will be begging and avidly searching the secondary market for a chance to purchase.


Christmas in July Take 2

Integrity Toys in collaboration with Paramount pictures delights Poppy Parker fans with two new giftsets inspired by the Neil Simon adapted play Barefoot in the Park. 

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Item # 14019
Barefoot in the Park™
Poppy Parker™ as Corie Bratter
Dressed Doll Gift Set
Limited edition size of 800 Gift Sets
Suggested Retail Price: $160.00
Estimated Ship Date: Late September 2013

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Reddish
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

( Source: Integrity Toys)

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From the movie that inspired the designs…..

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Item # 14020
The Bratter Lovers
Barefoot in the Park™
Poppy Parker™ and Chip Farnsworth III™ as Corie and Paul Bratter
Two-Doll Gift Set
Limited edition size of 800 Gift Sets
Suggested Retail Price: $180.00
Estimated Ship Date: Late September 2013

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Red (Corie) and Golden Blond (Paul)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

(Source:  Integrity Toys)

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So cute!  I adore the play, and love the movie.  If you are at all interested in these giftsets, I would advise contacting an Integrity Toys Dealer ASAP.  These won’t last long.


Christmas In July Take 1

Integrity Toys announced 4 new mini collections to it’s WClub members on Thursday and titled it “Christmas in July”.  A word to the wise…when you talk up an event and label it “Christmas”, you better be sure to deliver.  I’m not sure Integrity Toys hit their mark on that one.  I know I was expecting something in the Nu.Face lineup and possibly something from the Homme line as well. Integrity offered nothing from either line and that has left many die hard Fashion Royalty fans feeling like they got up Christmas morning  with high expectations only to receive Ralphie’s infamous pink bunny suit from “A Christmas Story”.  Not a good thing.

For collectors who love 16 inch Poppy, Poppy Parker , Jem and the Holograms and Victoire Roux, this was worth the time you took off work to incessantly check and recheck your emails.

First up was a new set of lovelies from the 16 inch Poppy Parker Fashion Teen line.  Per Alain Tremblay of Integrity Toys, each doll in this mini collection was inspired by a season.

Poppy Teen Logo  First up is Spring:

Item #84001
The Glad Game
Poppy Parker Fashion Teen™ Dressed Doll
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00 US
Estimated Shipping Date: October 2013

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Dewdrop Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

(Photo source:  Integrity Toys)

The Glad Game Poppy Teen Parker 2

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The Glad Game Poppy Teen Parker 4

Second up is Summer:

Item #84002
One Fine Day
Poppy Parker Fashion Teen™ Dressed Doll
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00 US
Estimated Shipping Date: October 2013

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Hot Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

(Photo Source: Integrity Toys)

One Fine Day Poppy Teen Parker 3

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Third up is Fall:

Item #84003
Magic Moment
Poppy Parker Fashion Teen™ Dressed Doll
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00 US
Estimated Shipping Date: October 2013 

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Autumn Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

(Photo Source:  Integrity Toys)

Magic Moment Poppy Teen Parker 3

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Last is winter:

Item #84004
Winter Wowzers!
Poppy Parker Fashion Teen™ Dressed Doll
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00 US
Estimated Shipping Date: October 2013

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

(Photo Source: Integrity Toys)

Winter Wowzers! Poppy Teen Parker 2

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Winter Wowzers! Poppy Teen Parker 3

Winter Wowzers! Poppy Teen Parker 5

I don’t collect the larger scale dolls simply because I barely have enough room for the 1/6 scale ladies as it is but  I am sorely tempted by these fabulous 16 inch Poppys.  Also, confirmed by Alain, Tulabelle’s and Poppy’s clothing is interchangeable.  In other words, they can wear each others clothing so lots and mix and match options for this larger scale offerings from Integrity.

If you are interested in purchasing any one of these beautiful ladies, go to an Integrity Toys Dealer.


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 Sweetness of Alice Blue

I am on a Poppy Parker high at the moment with the arrival of all of the International Fair Poppys.  I am also on a bit of a color kick and apparently it is specifically a blue color kick.  After spending an entire post on the color Tiffany Blue and it’s origin and meaning, I found myself wondering about the origin of “Alice Blue”.  That was the first thought I had when I saw this red haired beauty in her adorable skating outfit.  It brought to mind thoughts of Alice in Wonderland (as I recall, colorized illustrations typically had her in blue) or the shade of blue favored by the Queen Mother (a factoid I am particularly proud of knowing because it allowed me to win a point in trivial pursuit against my husband…something I NEVER get to do).  I digress.  Anywhoo… It got me to wondering where did this term of “Alice Blue” come from.  Here is the answer according to Wikipedia

“Alice blue is a pale tint of azure that was favored by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and which sparked a fashion sensation in the United States.

The hit song "Alice Blue Gown", inspired by Longworth’s signature gown, premiered in Harry Tierney’s 1919 Broadway musical Irene. The musical was made into a film in 1940 starring Anna Neagle and Ray Milland.

The color is specified by the United States Navy for use in insignia and trim on vessels named for Theodore Roosevelt.[citation needed] "AliceBlue" is also one of the original 1987 X11 color names which became the basis for color description in web authoring. The name "Alice Blue" was trademarked in 2001 by a costume company called "Alice Blue Fancy Dress & Costume" in the U.K. but the livery color chosen by them was not the correct Alice Blue shade, but instead a rich royal blue.

This particular shade of blue is also referred as white-blue (or blue-white) and ice/icy blue, due to its very pale coloration.”  (source Wikipedia)

Here is Miss Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker fresh out of the box in her first photo shoot for Inside The Fashion Doll Studio..in her Alice Blue outfit.

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And since it was too warm to be wearing the fur hat, muff, skates and tights for long…

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You may be noticing some different color profiles coming from me in the coming blog posts.  I have entered the sticky wicket world of Photoshop filters…and it’s a bit like Alice going down the rabbit hole.  Who knows where I will end up LOL!

“It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change.” –Alice