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Integrity Toys “The Premiere” Convention Day 3

And on the third day there was rest.  Well…kind of.  The hectic daily pattern that is convention slowed down on Saturday to basically two events.  The WClub luncheon and the final dinner.  I managed to get myself out of bed early enough to finish up the blog posts for the previous day and then all my good intentions of being on top of blogging went out the window.  I am now home and finishing up LOL!

The WClub Luncheon

The WClub luncheon is an event that you sign up for separately and have to be a member of the WClub for.  This year, it was announced that it would be a Victoire Roux event.  In years past it has been a FR2 event.  For this event, it is a sit wherever you want.  Our table of 10 quickly filled up with some great people that I was not able to see at some of the other events. 

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The centerpiece was STUNNING!  And…even better… we all had a chance to purchase her!

Story Of My Life
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive

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Photo source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

We also received a Victoire outfit as a gift with our meal.

Night at Ciro’s
Victoire Roux™ Fashion
2013 Convention Exclusive

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Chris Stoeckel talked about his love for 1950’s fashion and how it inspired his designs for Victoire.  He also shared a sneak peak photo of the next Victoire coming down the pipe.

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It says IT Direct so get ready for the possibility of a lottery people.

Once the luncheon was over, it was time to go upstairs, rest and attempt to start boxing up the insane amount of loot accumulating from this convention.  Integrity Toys really spoiled us this time around.

The Red Carpet Gala with Jason Wu

By this point in the convention many conventioneers realize “ Hey wait….we get a convention doll too!!”.  Somehow, I always get to Saturday afternoon and I realize that the big reveal is yet to come LOL!  It ALWAYS sneaks up on me then I spend the afternoon hours thinking “ I wonder who she will be?”  We were so overloaded with amazing swag at this point that anything was going to be complete gravy on a plate of steak, lobster and chocolate decadence.

We walked into the ball room and were hit with a very edgy Jason Wu designed dress on a beautiful Vanessa.  This one was a straight of the runway design by Jason. 

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Black Orchid
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Centerpiece

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Photo source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

We also received a completer outfit for our convention Monogram gift doll

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FR: Monogram™ Accessory Pack Giveaway
2013 Convention Exclusive

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The competition winners were announced and the winner of the Advanced Design competition will have their design produced!  Congrats Lisa Ramsammy!!

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Jason Wu also made a special call out to my fellow blogger Shuga Shug .  It was very deserving recognition for an amazing and inspirational doll blog.  Shug, you rock it girlfriend…every post and every picture are an inspiration and I thank you.

Finally, the big moment of the evening had come and the convention doll was revealed.  It was another straight off the runway gown by Jason Wu and apparently a particular favorite of Jason’s.

Midnight Star
Elise Jolie Dressed Doll
2013 Official Convention Doll

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Photo source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

Holy Shitake mushrooms people!!!  Now THAT’S a convention doll. We filed out of the ballroom happy little campers with our loot and wonderful convention memories.  The real work began upon returning to our rooms….how the heck were we going to get all this convention swag home??!!!

 

Convention…The aftermath, and final thoughts coming up tomorrow Smile

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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.


Integrity Toys “The Premiere” Convention Day 2 Part II

Raffles and Workshops

I spent the afternoon looking at amazing raffle items competition entries.  There are so many creative and talented collectors at this convention.

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Competition entries for diorama:

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Competition entries for design:

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My favorite, a beautiful creation by my dear friend Hilda of Bellissima Couture

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Incredible OOAK Raffle items:

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Where all my raffle tickets went….. An amazing OOAK Victoire by Chris Stoekel.

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My daughter and I also took an informative and hands on workshop with Matt Sutton where we all learned how to repaint Poppy’s face.

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Many of us ( myself included) decided to just practice on paper instead of the doll.   I had the pleasure of sitting next to the witty and talented John P. in this class.

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When the workshop was over, it was time to get ready for dinner and another fabulous centerpiece doll to drool over……  Day Two, Part III coming up shortly.


Integrity Toys “The Premiere” Convention Day 2 Part I

The Poppy Parker Luncheon

For many of us who collect Barbie and Fashion Royalty, Poppy Parker is perhaps the perfect in-between road between the two.  Many Barbie collectors have come into Fashion Royalty collecting through Poppy Parker so it can come as no surprise that the Poppy Parker luncheon is a highly anticipated event.  We expected a stunning centerpiece and boy oh boy did Integrity deliver. 

Elegant Evening
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Centerpiece

photo source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

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After a somewhat eclectic and interesting buffet lunch, Integrity Toys went above and beyond by gifting everyone with an absolutely stunning Poppy Parker doll.

Especially For You
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Giveaway

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Thank you David Buttry and Integrity Toys!!!!


Integrity Toys “The Premiere” Convention Day 1 Part III

Welcome Dinner

The first night of the convention fell on Halloween night this year so of course there had to be a Halloween party.  Many people dressed up for this…including myself and my daughter.  ©2013 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Yes…we went as Edith Head and a 1940’s starlet that she was designing for.  Here are a few more snapshots of friends and tablemates. ( Barb , Valeska, Rich, Judy, Barb and Bev)

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And the amazing Norma Desmond done by Rebecca V.

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It was interesting because Edith Head designed the costumes for Sunset Boulevard so we decided to do a 1940’s style picture together and I LOVE IT!!  A HUGE “Thank You!” to Bev B. for taking this photo and adding the b/w filter.

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Needless to say ( but I will say it anyway), we had the best time.  I had not dressed up for Halloween in ages so it was fun to do it.  Now…on to the dolls

The centerpiece doll for the evening was a beautiful Eugenia!

After Tonight
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Centerpiece

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After dinner, we all received this beautiful Agnes….you should have heard the squeals of delight in the ballroom.

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Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Giveaway

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Day Two coverage coming up in a bit.  I hope to catch up today.


The Premiere: Registration is Open for 2013 Integrity Toys Convention

2013 will be the 10th official convention for Integrity Toys and it looks like it will be a big one. 

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It is being held at  the Century Plaza Hyatt Hotel in Los Angeles.  Information should be up  on their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Integrity-Toys/200208326656019

or on their website http://integritytoys.com/page/events/latest_events

Am I going??  OHHHHHH YEAH!!!!!!