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Nadja in the Garden

I am awaiting Spring.  While I wait for it to arrive, I decided to make my own garden of sorts.  As I  have shared in previous posts, I have been playing around with making my own 1/6 scale flowers.  There are lots of tutorials on making paper flowers online.  There is not….however…lots of tutorials on how to make 1/6 scale paper flowers.  Given that, I had to essentially come up with my own patterns and a way of making them in this scale.  I enjoy the process itself of figuring out things in this scale.  In order to feel accomplishment however, I need an end project to work towards so this garden was the vision I had for making these glorious 1/6 scale bearded Iris’s .  I hope you enjoy the images half as much as I enjoyed figuring out and making these flowers. 

Model:  The Enchantress Nadja Rhymes – Integrity Toys

Gown and Jewelry:  Spell of Kindness Vanessa – Integrity Toys

Background: Designed and manufactured by ITFDS

grass mats were found at Daiso, gate was purchased online years ago and I honestly have no idea where.  Boxwood mini trees where found at local homegoods store but can be found at many places online.  Back wall of greenery was made by combining 12×12 greenery tiles I found at Joanne’s crafts and glued to poster board.   All other flowers were made by me with paper.

Styled and photographed by Rebecca Berry for ITFDS

 

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Nadja in the Garden

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Nadja in the Garden

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Nadja in the Garden

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Nadja in the Garden

For these shots, I am using a Canon 5dMark III with a Canon Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS  lens.  I used natural light for this shoot augmented by one Lume cube (with diffuser) on a stand.  I also used a white board to bounce the light from the left.  I use Adobe Light room Classic to post process then Adobe Photoshop to clean up anything I can’t do with Light room.  Side note…Coffee grounds work really well as dirt.  Just make sure you are binding it with something and gluing it down.  It will get everywhere if you just use it loose.  Modge podge works well to adhere it to surfaces.  I used a spray adhesive here then just applied  coffee grounds to the board after so the grounds would stay in place.  If you use “used” coffee grounds, the smell isn’t as strong as fresh ground coffee.  That smell can be a bit overwhelming even for a coffee lover like me. 

©2021 ITFDS

©2021 ITFDS

I hope you enjoy these behind the scenes looks.  I know I am always learning and am always grateful when others show their process or some of the equipment they use.  I know there are photographers out there with a greater wealth of experience.  I am simply showing what I do and what I use.  Enjoy the journey!  Smile

-Rebecca


Poppy at the Flower Market

When I started making 1/6 flowers, it was with this diorama in mind.  I wanted to do a French style flower market.  I started with 1/6 roses and then just kind of took off into other types and varieties.  I have not stopped.  I work predominately in paper.  All kinds of paper from tissue through crepe paper and into thicker cardstock.  Each flower type has it’s different personality that requires a different structure.  That is part of the beauty of discovery when crafting I suppose.  For me, there is a photo shoot concept at the end that drives me.  I have had some really epic fails and also..I am happy to report…some extraordinary successes. 

Part of the project for this flower market was the construction of the flower shop window.  That was accomplished with foam core board, stucco spray paint , plastic and dollhouse molding.  I figured out how to make the little French flower pails out of paper.   This glorious Dior inspired suit by Chris Stoeckel for Integrity Toys fits Poppy beautifully.  It just needed a French flower shop backdrop. 

Model:   Looks a Plenty Poppy Parker GS 2018

Suit, accessories and hat: East 59th Mid Day Venture Aurelia Grey

Set: ITFDS

Bistro table and chairs: miniChair on Etsy

Styling and Photography: Rebecca Berry for ITFDS

 

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy at the Flower Market

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy at the Flower Market

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy at the Flower Market

Behind the scenes look at the set up for the shoot.  I used mostly natural light for this shot with one lume cube with soft box for added light from the left.  I also used reflector to bounce the light from the left.  I don’t know how anybody else goes about this but I have to say…I stuff the scene, look through the camera lens, then end up removing about 1/3 of the stuff.  I tend to over style it at first then remove a bunch of things because it’s just too cluttered.  Anybody else relate?  Sometimes more is not better .Winking smile©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy at the Flower Market

-RebeccaITFDS logo idea 2021


In the Pink Nadja

What can I say…I am in a pink and Nadja mood right now.  I adore this doll and in this amazing pastel pink she just sings to me.   I don’t believe you can ever go wrong with pastel pink.  For the past year now, we have been in quarantine in my area.  We are located uncomfortably close to the first cases of the virus in the US.  We knew we had community spread early on so my husband’s workplace told everyone to work remotely from home last March.  Both of my college age kiddos also have been doing remote learning for their respective colleges for many months.  It’s a full house once again and I kinda like it.  I know it’s only temporary and will enjoy it while I can. 

While I haven’t been active on the blog, I have not been idle.  I decided last year to switch a now unused space in our home ( the kids play room) to a full time studio/craft space.  I will do a blog post on that project at a later time but the crafting space is allowing me to pursue another passion for now…miniature plants and flowers.  This love of crafting miniature plants has dovetailed rather nicely into a home re-landscaping project that has been in the planning for many years.  We finally completed the bulk of the landscape project this year and await final pieces this spring.   So, I guess what I am saying is…plants and flowers will be popping up on images for the blog. 

My mindset for the images in today’s post was Spring.  Since Jessy Ayala designed a very chic and edgy outfit with vibrant color for the original doll, I wanted to try and take her softer and more pastel for contrast.  In my mind, this is her office in Paris where she runs some kind of floral or home decorating empire.  It is springtime in Paris and you can imagine that the sunshine coming into the shot is from a set of french doors with a view of the Eiffel tower over the black ornate wrought iron balcony railing. 

I am also channeling a bit of Frida Kahlo here with the miniature hydrangeas in her hair.  Just go with it.

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

Model and jewelry:  The Enchantress Nadja Rhymes by Integrity Toys

Clothing:  MUNLE ( @m.u.n.l.e on Instagram) and HOANGANHKHOI on Etsy

Shoes: Mademoiselle Lilith by Integrity Toys

Purse: @mydollhouse2005 on Instagram

Mac computer: Liluminiature on Etsy

Wall panel: divinitydolldecor on Etsy

Styling and Photography:  ITFDS

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

This scene is also full of fun little miniatures that I have worked on for the past year and some that I have purchased ( the purse and computer).  I always love to see detail photos in other people’s dioramas so I am including a couple here.

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

Behind the scenes Winking smile.  Happy first day of Spring!!  I know, I know…meteorologically speaking of course..not astronomically.

-Rebecca

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio


Siren Silhouette Korrine

Last year Integrity Toys released a small Fashion Royalty capsule collection called FR Maison Paris.  It consisted of two dolls and I received the second doll in the collection not too long ago.  Everything about this small collection had huge glamour factor.  Jessy Ayala indulged his creativity towards elegant pastels and classic lines for this capsule.  The results were big hits with collectors including this one.  Thanks to my trusty dealer, I managed to secure both dolls. 

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc

Siren Silhouette
Korinne Dimas™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection:
Maison FR
Limited Edition: 1100 Dolls
Expected Ship Date: Early Winter 2020
Suggested Retail Pricing: $175.00

AVAILABLE ONLY FROM IT DEALERS

Head Sculpt: Korinne Dimas
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Dark Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc Siren Silhouette Korrine Dimas

I think she is exceptional!  I adore the intricate details of this gown…beads down the seams of the skirt people!!  All of them!!.  This gown is pure confection .  The accessories start off with a statement cocktail ring paired with the over the top chandelier earrings and delicate clutch with butterfly clasp.  The shoes are a lovely iridescent silvery pair of stillettos with ornate metal heel (à la Ralph and Russo). 

Here is how this beauty translated through my camera lens.  I am very happy.

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

And sometimes…when taking images…the light reflects at just the right moment and in the exact right spot.  I realize that this effect can be done using lightroom but it is always a little bit of magic when it happens organically.  Here is the Siren herself…

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

For those of you interested in the behind the scenes set-up for these images, this one is for you.  I had a reflector bouncing light from the left and partly cloudy afternoon diffused light coming in from the right.  Here I am using two Replica Surface background boards in “Smoke”. 

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

-Rebecca


2021 WClub Registration is OPEN!!

It’s that time of year again folks….the Integrity Toys WClub is open for registration!  It will run for three weeks then will be closed again until next year.  If you are a collector of Integrity Toys dolls, this is a MUST buy in my opinion.  A base membership is $50 and here is all you get with it.

©2021 Integrity Toys WCLUB

-    First-to-know Information & Sneak Peeks!

    Find out information ahead of the general public, get sneak peeks at upcoming
    dolls and more.

-    5 Guaranteed W Club Exclusive Dolls!

    Get guaranteed opportunities to purchase at least *5* additional
    exclusive W Club-only dolls during the year, including 2 Fashion Royalty/NU. Face
    dolls, 2 Poppy Parker dolls and 1 additional exclusive doll.

   Members-only Forum!
   Get exclusive access to our W Club members-only forum to meet
    and chat with other collecting enthusiasts.

-    $25 Coupon!
    Get one $25 coupon per membership to be used towards any future
    purchase of $99 or more in the IT Direct Shopping Cart
    (Note: it can’t be used on memberships).

-    Special Offers, Right-to-buy Lotteries & Contests!
    Get so many other W Club perks, like special offers, discounts,
    priority ordering windows, opportunities to enter our right-to-buy lotteries,
    contests with real prizes, and more.

-   Club-only Opportunities to Purchase Dolls & More!
   Get additional opportunities to purchase exclusive and limited dolls
    and more, beyond the 5 guaranteed W Club exclusive dolls and 3 upgrade dolls.

-    Online Videos and/or Events!
    Get special access to any W Club-only online event
    videos, special interviews, and events from the comfort of your home.

-    Priority Convention Registration!
    Get a priority W Club-only registration window
    for the 2021 Integrity Toys Convention, ahead of the general public.

-    Private Q&A Sessions!
    Get access to participate in private Q&A Sessions with Integrity designers.

-    VIP Customer Service!
    Get special VIP email access directly to the W Club Liaisons for your
    collecting comments, questions and concerns.

But that is not all folks… there are three amazing upgrade doll options you can add to this years membership and they are all stunning!!

©2021 Integrity Toys WCLUB

©2021 Integrity Toys Inc.

Fit To Print
Nadja Rhymes™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face® Collection
2021 W Club Upgrade

*$140; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $115 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2021).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0
Body Type: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Cinnamon
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes

©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes

©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes

©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes

Bring on the houndstooth I say!!  I love that Jessy did this in pale lavender too.  It’s glorious with Nadja’s cinnamon hair  and a first for IT in using this hair color with this facemold.  The larger purse is inspired by Dior’s book tote

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And small bag is inspired by JACQUEMUS “ Le Chiquito” bag

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The outfit is another IT homage to Alaïa with an update to the jacket…fabulous translation!!

©1991 Vogue

 

©1991 Vogue

A definite must for any NuFace collector.  This one is going in my cart for sure!!

Bijou
Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2021 W Club Upgrade Doll

*$140; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $115 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2021).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Elyse
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Deep Sable
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

Ok..let’s start with the positives.  I adore this Elsye face mold in A-tone skin color and sleek sophisticated updo with purple eye shadow.  I adore the chunky gold accessories and emerald clasp bag.  The shoes are ok.  The dress…ummmm….urrrr….I got nothin’ .  This is a rare miss for the super talented Jessy Ayala.  I don’t get the gown at all.  Maybe it just couldn’t translate in this scale well?  If it were a two piece thing I could live with it and figure I would just use the top with a different skirt.  Regrettably…it’s all one piece so the entire outfit is out for me.  I have absolutely no idea where even to start to look for inspiration on this gown …and to be honest….no real desire to.  Sorry Jessy.  Love the doll, not the dress.  Will buy just for the doll so it’s still a win for IT.

Pink Lemonade
Poppy Parker® Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker® in Palm Springs Collection
2021 W Club Upgrade Doll

$140; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $115 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2021).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: PP 1.5
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Pink
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

You had me at the pink hair David…you had me at the pink hair.  Ohhhh my!  Poppy is in Palm Springs this year according to designer David Buttry and she is fabulous in lemon and pink for this first design of the season.  I adore the hair but the dress design is a close second.  The blue eyes and berry kissed lips are giving me life here..the whole thing is just

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Yep…she is definitely going in my shopping cart…no question. 

So There you have it.  Three fabulous upgrade dolls and a whole lot of perks for the base membership.  Frankly, this membership is worth it for the chance to go to the convention alone.  For those who like to attend, you need to be a WClub member because the convention sells out every year with just WClub members.  The upgrade dolls are extra above and beyond the $50.  It has been amazing to see this club grow each and every year.  Love it. 

If you are at all interested, you have until

WClub deadline

to sign up.  If interested, click here to go to Integrity Toys WClub signup page.

-Rebecca


We Dream of Spring

Well hello, hello!  I am borrowing that opening from my new favorite Instagram account @clausdalby.  We have been in strict lockdown for almost a year here in the Pacific Northwest and a few days ago were hit with about a foot of snow.  We rarely get that much snow here so basically everything comes to a standstill until the snow melts. 

I have to admit…the last year and frankly the last couple of years my inspiration and creativity for doll photography has been in a holding pattern.  I just couldn’t for the life of me find a willingness to create images.  That is so unusual for me.  I did however, pour myself into different projects ( new landscaping and gardens and conversion of a play space into a home studio/craft space) that syphoned off the creative energy for a bit.  As they say…such is life.  My hope is that now that the new large projects are completed, I can find joy again in my collection and photographing it. 

During this quarantine, I have found so many inspiring images and stories in my daily scroll of Instagram and Flickr.  I am amazed every day at the creativity in this world and so thankful for all of those who share images and the comments and dialogue that others join in with.  It has created a community in which we all could participate even when we could not visit in person with others. 

This morning as I looked out at a landscape of snow and ice, I felt the old familiar stirrings of doll photography creativity and I was spurred to action by an image a friend shared on Instagram.  These images came together easily and organically in a short amount of time.  I had the miniature cherry blossom branches because I have been trying my hand at making miniature flowers for the past year.  It was well past time to put them on camera.  Let’s hope I am over my creativity hump and will move back into the blog and doll photos. 

Model:  Like No Other Nadja by Integrity Toys

Gown and Jacket: M.u.n.l.e on etsy at HOANGANHKHOI

Cherry Blossom Crown and flowers: handmade

Background: Replica Surfaces

Shopping bag: handmade©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

 

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

-Rebecca

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio


Poppy Parker: The Model Traveler Collection

Hello everyone!  Coming to you from quarantine in the Pacific Northwest of the United States Smile.  I hope this blog post finds you in good health and looking forward towards hope and happiness.  I know most if not all of us were more than ready for some good doll collecting news so the new release from Integrity Toys and their very popular Poppy Parker line was a long cool drink of water in the middle of this quarantine desert. 

David Buttry has given us a treat with this latest collection.  He takes us on an aggressive world tour just at the time when  we are most thirsty for dreams of travel.  The journey is rich in sophistication, details and Jackie O’ styling from the late 60’s and early 70’s.  While this time period is probably my least favorite for fashion, David manages to convince me otherwise with these dolls.  I want every last one of them including the lottery.  Let’s get started with the journey….

We start our travels in New York.

©2020 Integrity Toys

Hello, New York!
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker™: The Model Traveler Collection
Limited Edition: 1000 Dolls
Expected Ship Date: Late May 2020
Suggested Retail Pricing: $145.00

AVAILABLE ONLY FROM IT DEALERS

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Foot Sculpt: Articulated Ankle
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Strawberry Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

Included:

•    12-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
•    Fresh tweed ensemble composed of an overcoat with matching skirt and perfectly
      matched    mint-colored ruffled blouse;
•    Knee length boots;
•    Large tote bag;
•    Sunglasses;
•    Earrings, bracelets and ring;
•    Alternate pair of gloved hands;
•    Doll stand;
•    Certificate of authenticity.

©2020 Integrity Toys - Hello New York Poppy Parker

©2020 Integrity Toys - Hello New York Poppy Parker

©2020 Integrity Toys - Hello New York Poppy Parker©2020 Integrity Toys - Hello New York Poppy Parker©2020 Integrity Toys - Hello New York Poppy Parker©2020 Integrity Toys - Hello New York Poppy Parker

This titian haired beauty exemplifies the style and aesthetic David Buttry was going for.  A Jackie O vibe in the late 60’s and 70’s.  The travel bag is specially designed and screen printed to emulate vintage luggage of the time.  From the tips of her manicured fingers to the bottom of her rounded grey booted feet, She screams cool, calm, sophisticated and stylish.  Lots of mix and match pieces to play with here folks and those grey gloved hands are FR white so can be used with so many other dolls too.  She is definitely traveling in style.

Next, we board for Tokyo, Japan

©2020 Integrity Toys

Tokyo Twilight
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker™: The Model Traveler Collection
Limited Edition: 1000 Dolls
Expected Ship Date: Late May 2020
Suggested Retail Pricing: $145.00

AVAILABLE ONLY FROM IT DEALERS

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Foot Sculpt: Articulated Ankle
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

Included:

•    12-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
•    Totally MOD long sleeved, micro-sequined A-line dress, worn over a sparkling sleeveless micro-
        dress;
•    Silver “chrome leather” shoes;
•    Silver “chrome leather” clutch with chain handle;
•    Oversized triangular panel earrings;
•    2 bangle bracelets;
•    2 finger rings;
•    Alternate pair of hands with long manicured nails;
•    Doll stand;
•    Certificate of authenticity.

©2020 Integrity Toys - TokyoTwilight Poppy Parker ©2020 Integrity Toys - TokyoTwilight Poppy Parker©2020 Integrity Toys - TokyoTwilight Poppy Parker©2020 Integrity Toys - TokyoTwilight Poppy Parker©2020 Integrity Toys - TokyoTwilight Poppy Parker©2020 Integrity Toys - TokyoTwilight Poppy Parker

Love the 1960’s – or possibly Princess Lea vibe going on with this hair!

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According to David, this hairstyle was one he had used on a previous OOAK for IT convention and wanted to use it again.  I searched through my photo archive and sure enough…voila!

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The outfit is an homage per David I believe to a highly sought after  Vintage Japanese exclusive Barbie outfit.  This one below sold on Ebay in Canada for around $1500 in 2019.  If there is an official name for this outfit please let me know.  I am woefully ignorant of vintage Barbie and am always happy to be educated.

Vintage Barbie japanese exclusive

I love it this doll!  I love the multiple parts of this fashion too.  You can layer it or not depending on what kind of look you want to go for.  The mod jewelry is just the right accompaniment.  Her coloring is very reminiscent of “Out of this World Poppy Parker” and she is one of my favorites so no surprise I am drawn to this one as well.  She was the one who caught my eye first when IT released images and apparently this one is a favorite of the designer David Buttry as well.

Next on the world wind tour is Milan…

©2020 Integrity Toys

Mad for Milan
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker™: The Model Traveler Collection
Limited Edition: 1000 Dolls
Expected Ship Date: Late June/Early July 2020
Suggested Retail Pricing: $145.00

AVAILABLE ONLY FROM IT DEALERS

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Foot Sculpt: Articulated Ankle
Skin Tone: Sun Kissed
Hair Color: Brown Black Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

Included:

•    12-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
•    Long, glamorous floor length leopard print coat worn over a fun long-sleeved, 
      black A-Line dress;
•    Faux "suede" thigh high boots;
•    Faux croc "leather" handbag;
•    Sunglasses;
•    Long chain necklace with pendant;
•    Multi-use chain belt;
•    Earrings, 3 bracelets and wrist cuff;
•    Alternate pair of gloved hands;
•    Doll stand;
•    Certificate of authenticity.

©2020 Integrity Toys - Mad For Milan Poppy Parker ©2020 Integrity Toys - Mad For Milan Poppy Parker ©2020 Integrity Toys - Mad For Milan Poppy Parker ©2020 Integrity Toys - Mad For Milan Poppy Parker ©2020 Integrity Toys - Mad For Milan Poppy Parker ©2020 Integrity Toys - Mad For Milan Poppy Parker

This doll is all about that coat!  Love the bumped hairstyle with simple band and adore that David did her in a sunkissed skin tone.  I have been enthralled with the Italian miniseries based on the book “ My Brilliant Friend” so this doll was just what I needed for 1960’s Italian high fashion.  The accessories and jewelry in particular are a notch above.  The chain belt included with this set can be used as a belt or necklace so some nice options.

Last stop…the city of Lights!…Paris

©2020 Integrity Toys

Sizzling in Paris
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker™: The Model Traveler Collection
Limited Edition: 1000 Dolls
Expected Ship Date: Late June/Early July 2020
Suggested Retail Pricing: $145.00

IT DIRECT RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY
*Info will be sent to W Club members closer to the ship date, approx. mid-June

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Foot Sculpt: High Heel
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

Included:

•    12-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
•    Elegant ruby red floor length evening gown with beading detail at the bust and faux fur 
      stole;
•    Red heels with rhinestone detail;
•    Clutch purse with rhinestone detail;
•    Gauntlet gloves;
•    Rhinestone earrings, ring and cuff bracelet;
•    Alternate pair of opera length gloved hands;
•    Alternate pair of hands with long manicure;
•    Doll stand;
•    Certificate of authenticity.

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Wow!!  Poppy is all grown up!!  This is sophistication with a capitol “S”!  I love that they chose the Opéra Garnier as a backdrop for this one.  It definitely adds that extra level of glamour.  This is a very sexy and smart facial screening for Poppy.  It’s the Bergdorf screening with a different eyebrow and boy does it work well.  I love the sleek high ponytail and the deep garnet lip shade and dress color.  Glittering jewels complete the opulent offering.  I will definitely be entering the lottery for this lovely and I am sure I won’t be alone.  I am happy to see the large edition sizes for this collection.  That way many of us Poppy lovers will come away happy.

Many of us were left wondering at the end of this capsule presentation “Where is London?!”  I have the answer to that….She was actually the very first Poppy Parker offering this year.

©2020 Integrity Toys - Pretty Bird Poppy Parker

This was one of the WClub signup upgrade dolls.  She represents the London stop on the Poppy World tour for 2020 per David.  Glad I ordered her then so the completest collector in me will be happy.

One final note I am compelled to make about this collection is the adorable packaging.  Alain Tremblay designed the most adorable Luggage/carryall box for this collection!  I think many of us collectors will be keeping these boxes. 

©2020 Integrity Toys -  Poppy Parker Model Traveler capsule collection box

If you are interested in these lovely ladies, you will need to contact Integrity Toys dealers for them.  The Sizzling in Paris Poppy will only be available to WClub members. 

–Rebecca


Tulip Festival!

There is a tulip festival about to happen over at Bellissima Couture.  As many of you know, Hilda Westervelt( Bellissima Couture) and I are good friends and frequently collaborate on projects together.  I met Hilda through this wonderful world of collecting and I am so thankful every day for that friendship.  That’s why when we get to work together on something, it becomes extra special. 

Recently, Hilda and I worked on developing a set of fabrics for some of her divine fashions.  I came up with a tulip fabric that Hilda then helped me tweak to bring it into better scale with her fashions.  This is how the collaboration turned out.  I love working with my amazingly talented friends!

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Tulip Festival

Model: Double Agent Poppy Parker

Dress: Bellissima Couture

Shoes: Mattel

Jewelry: Integrity Toys

Purse: Mydollhouse2005 on Instagram

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Tulip Festival

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Tulip Festival

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Tulip Festival

So if you are interested in this lovely creation, look for it on Bellissima Couture’s website today!

-Rebecca


Spring Fever–Sophisticated

Still dreaming of spring here in the dreary rain filled days of a Pacific Northwest winter.  I have already shown some fun more casual fashions.  Today I’m going full on couture with two fashions and models that brought Spring into the studio for a swoon worthy day of pastels.

Model:  Making an Entrance Karolin Stone from  Integrity Toys ( Her hair has been changed)

Suit and hat: HOANGANHKHOI on Etsy

Shoes:  Integrity Toys

Jewelry: Integrity Toys

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

The construction of this gorgeous creation is incredible.  Beautifully tailored and sewn!  The beading!!  I Die!!

Next up is a pink confection from my bestie Miss Hilda of Bellissima Couture

Model and Jewelry: Pink Powder Puff Poppy Parker from Integrity Toys

Gown:  Bellissima Couture

Shoes: Paul Zhangby on Ebay

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Nobody does these silk and lace creations like Hilda!  Nobody!  The perfect confection for this pink Poppy.

And…because I am all about botanicals right now…had to do this!

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Looking forward to Spring!!

-Rebecca


WClub 2020 Now Open for Registration!!

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.

Here is what you get.

  • 5 Guaranteed
    W Club Exclusive Dolls!

Get guaranteed opportunities to purchase at least *5* exclusive W Club-only dolls, including: 2 Fashion Royalty/NU. Face dolls, 2 Poppy Parker dolls and 1 additional exclusive doll.

  • Members-only Forum!

Get exclusive access to our W Club members-only forum to meet and chat with other collecting enthusiasts.    

  • $25 Coupon!

Get one $25 coupon per membership to be used towards any future purchase of $99 or more in the IT Direct Shopping Cart (Note: it can’t be used on memberships).

  • Special Offers, Right-to-buy Lotteries and Contests!

Get so many other W Club perks, like special offers, discounts, priority ordering windows, opportunities to enter our right-to-buy lotteries, contests with real prizes and more.    

  • Club-only Opportunities to Purchase Dolls & More!

Get additional opportunities to purchase exclusive and limited dolls and more, beyond the 5 guaranteed W Club exclusive dolls and 3 upgrade dolls.

  • Online Videos and/or Events!

Get special access to any W Club only online event videos, special interviews and events from the comfort of your home.    

  • Priority Convention Registration!

Get a priority W Club-only registration window for the 2020 Integrity Toys Convention, ahead of the general public, as well as access to the attend the optional W Club event at Convention.

  • Private Q&A Sessions!

Get access to participate in and ask questions during private Q&A Sessions with Integrity designers.    

  • VIP Customer Service!

Get special VIP email access directly to the W Club Liaisons for your collecting comments, questions and concerns.

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.

That’s 10 big reasons to join right there.  Base membership is $50 for all the things listed above.  But wait….there is more!

It wouldn’t be WClub without upgrade dolls!!  Here is the tasty trio of options for 2020!

Le Tuxedo
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2020 W Club Upgrade Doll

*$135; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $110 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2020).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Sunkissed 
Hair Color: Dark Champagne Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Le Tuxedo Eugenia Perrin Frost

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Le Tuxedo Eugenia Perrin Frost 2

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Le Tuxedo Eugenia Perrin Frost 3

Mademoiselle Lilith 
Lilith Blair™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
2020 W Club Upgrade

*$135; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $110 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2020).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Lilith/Eden
Body Type: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Periwinkle 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Madmoiselle Lilith Blair

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Madmoiselle Lilith Blair 2

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Madmoiselle Lilith Blair 3

Pretty Bird
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker™: The Model Traveler Collection
2020 W Club Upgrade Doll

*$135; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $110 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2020).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: PP 1.5
Foot Sculpt: Articulated Ankle
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Warm Dark Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Pretty Bird Poppy Parker 1

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Pretty Bird Poppy Parker 2

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Pretty Bird Poppy Parker 3

Wow!  Lilith come home to Mama!!  She will be the first one in my cart.  I adore the other 2 actually so this will be a full meal deal for me this year.  I wish Lilith had a different color variant of hair.  Would have been kind of cool to have a darker turquoise or something but as it stands, the photos make it appear that Lilith has a slightly darker and bluer lavender than Eden.  It could just be lighting in the photos but will only be able to tell in hand.  Also, Lilith’s outfit isn’t a “WoW” like Eden’s was but…I figure the pieces will complement Eden’s nicely.  I am seriously loving the pink shoes and jewelry!!  Thank you Jessy!

Is it just me or is someone else humming boogie woogie bugle boy when looking at Eugenia?  Love the military vibe going on there.  I also like the adorable school girl look going on with this brown haired, scarlet lipped Poppy.  That hat we have seen a gazillion times but the adorable crimson backpack, knee socks and sporty black fingerless gloves brought this Poppy to my shopping cart.

For those of you out there that read this blog and are not currently enrolled in the WClub ( why not?!!)…and you have an interest in joining, here is what you need to know.

  • Membership is $50
  • Upgrade dolls are extra
  • WClub signup Here or click on the “join WClub” picture below
  • Deadline for signup is

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Ok…gotta go register Winking smile

-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


Poppy Breaks Out

Hello intrepid followers.  It feels like every time I try to get to the blog something blocks the path.  For the past month and a half it’s been mother nature and a pesky furnace that just doesn’t want to get with the program.  While snow is beautiful and it turns the studio into one big snow globe…it it isn’t heated, its no fun to be in there.  After some very stern language and a good furnace doctor…we are back in business in the studio. 

I took delivery of some new backgrounds recently for another product photography project and realized they work really well for doll photography as well.  The company is called Replica Surfaces.  They are kind of pricey for doll photography but might be worth the investment if you want easy to set up and sturdy.  I am not being compensated at all for this plug.  Just passing on information on a product that I have enjoyed using.

New doll in the studio!!  I recently received Rendez Vous in Rio Poppy Parker from the Mission to Brazil Poppy Parker collection.  The second I got her, I saw her in green.  I had recently seen a stunning Vanity Fair cover of Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o

And I was inspired by a dress by Rimdoll on Etsy.  Here is the product of that inspiration and a newly warm studio.

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

And because I was having fun with Photoshop, I decided to do some color variations including an early Valentines Day image.  Hope you enjoy.

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

©2020 ITFDS-Poppy Breaks Out

Thank you all for you patience!  Looking forward to warmer days and a better relationship with my furnace.  I guess you could say we are currently in therapy .Winking smile

-Rebecca


New Jason Wu Elyse Announced!

Yesterday the WClub announced a new exclusive lottery during it’s week long Dolly Days extravaganza.  We have a new Jason Wu designed Elyse people!  She will, sadly,  be an IT direct right to buy lottery  with an edition size of a paltry 450.  Mud pit time.  Many will happily enter the pit for this one.

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

Pre-Fall 2016
Dressed Doll
The Jason Wu Collection
Estimated Arrival: Early Jan. 2020
Price: $225 + S & H     
 
Edition Size: 450
Head Sculpt: Elyse
Body Type: FR 6.0 with Velvet Touch
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Ice blond
Foot type: High-heeled
Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

Here is her story:

Get ready to add something luxurious to your collection! Jason Wu’s muse, Elyse Jolie, is an absolute vision of femininity wearing a masterfully rendered, miniature couture version of an original look created for the JWU Pre-Fall 2016 collection! Don’t miss your chance to add this truly timeless collectible to your JWU collection!

Included:

  • 12.5-inch fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Elyse wears a miniaturized reproduction of a Jason Wu original creation, featuring
  • intricately engineered details at the bustier and overlapping skirt panels on the front of the dress;
  • Faux-snakeskin spectator heels;
  • Clutch purse;
  • Sparkling "jeweled" pendant earrings;
  • Matching luxuriously "jeweled" bracelet;
  • Two pairs of hands;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.

Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only

 

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

I really wished they had showed the back view of her hair.  It looks like a french twist….I am guessing though.  If it is…divine!!

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

Holy hand grenades people!!!  The dress has pockets!!!  {no judgment for the Monty Python reference either please LOL!}

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

This facial screening reminds me of J’Adore La Fete Elyse.

©2015 Integrity Toys Inc. - J'Adore La Fête Elise Jolie

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc - Pre-Fall 2016 Jason Wu Elyse

Not sure what the Pre Fall 2016 name is all about.  After scouring the released photos of his prefall 2016 line I could find no reference to this design.  Some super sleuths over at the WClub forums did find this though…

©2016 Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Kate Bosworth in Jason Wu at a red carpet in 2016.  This definitely appears to be the inspiration.  Doesn’t appear to have ever been produced  except as this one off.  Very pretty on Ms. Bosworth and beautiful on Elyse as well.  Well played Mr. Wu!!!

For you WClub members who want to try for this one, your deadline is January 6th, 2020 at noon EST.

–Rebecca


Well Hello Miss Ginger!!

The WClub just announced it’s 5th and final club doll for the year and it was an amazing way to end Poppy Parker’s 10th anniversary year.  David Buttry finally released his much anticipated friend ( or is it frenemy) Ginger Gilroy.  He did it in the best way possible…giftsetted with a Poppy. 

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe
Poppy Parker™ and Ginger Gilroy™ Gift Set
The Poppy Parker™ Collection
2019 W Club Exclusive
Estimated Arrival: End of April 2020
Price: $199 + S & H     
 
Edition Size: TBA
Head Sculpt: Poppy and Ginger (new character sculpt!)
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Skin Tone: FR White (Poppy) and Cream (Ginger)
Hair Color: Dark Ash Blonde (Poppy) and Titian Red (Ginger)
Foot type: High heeled
Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

Miss Gilroy is scrumptious!!!  A fitting frenemy to our beloved Poppy.  I can’t wait to see what David comes up with for her.  I adore the colors and fashions he chose!  While I have never been a huge fan of a bubble dress or gown, I adore the light blue confection that Ginger has.  The beautiful lavender that adorns Poppy will be welcome when they arrive in the spring of 2020. 

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

Yummy!!!

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

I adore the lavishness of the accessories too.  I like that we now have 2 pairs of white hands and long gloves that we can mix and match with our other Poppy’s.  I also appreciated that David gave us two different kinds of wraps…one satin and one fur.  Made for a nice change.  I am loving the spring pastels as well.  This was indeed a fitting way to end out Poppy’s 10th anniversary year.  Well done Mr.Buttry!!

If you are not a WClub member(why not?!), you will not have direct access to this gift set.  It’s a WClub exclusive.  You will need to wait and watch on Ebay next spring.  And if you are not a WClub member…you might want to consider membership which will come up again in February of 2020.  Watch the blog for details.

-Rebecca


Mademoiselle Eden Wows the Crowd

Integrity Toys’ WClub released information on their 4th out of 5 club dolls and the general consensus is WOW!   It’s a good wow not a bad one…at least in my view.  I know that many collectors don’t go for different colored hair.  I know that for the most part, I don’t either.  That being said, I am crazy for this lady.  The talented Jessy Ayala has given us a Rococo inspired pastel infused piece of pure femininity.  Jessy chose the perfect model for his creation in the sweeter than sweet Eden ( a personal fav).  She will be a perfect sister to the epic crowd pleaser Public Adoration Eden which was given as a gift to convention attendees at the WClub luncheon in 2018.  Click on the picture to get more info from Integrity Toys website.

©Integrity Toys 2018 Public Adoration Eden Blair

Here is how Integrity Toys and the WClub answered calls for another doll like the popular one above.

Madmoiselle Eden

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc. - Mademoiselle Eden WClub exclusive

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc. - Mademoiselle Eden WClub exclusive

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc. - Mademoiselle Eden WClub exclusive

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc. - Mademoiselle Eden WClub exclusive

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc. - Mademoiselle Eden WClub exclusive

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc. - Mademoiselle Eden WClub exclusive

Mademoiselle Eden
Eden Blair™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face Collection
2019 W Club Exclusive
Estimated Arrival: Spring 2020
Price: $145 + S & H
      
Edition Size: TBA
Head Sculpt: Eden
Body Type: NF 3.0
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Pastel Amethyst
Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

This one is a WClub exclusive and only available to WClub members.  If you are not a WClub member (why not??), you will need to wait for this beauty to pop up on Ebay sometime in the spring or start currying favor with one of your WClub friends with multiple memberships. 

And…one other piece of information to share.  It has been noted on the ever rich and vibrant WClub forum that the item number on this beauty has a letter after the number.  This may or may not mean there is a variant of this doll coming in the future.  Dare we hope for her twin sister Lilith to show up with a different and possibly darker color variation?  Ohhhhh…I hope so!!!

-Rebecca


Day 1 at the Museum

 

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Day 1 at the Museum

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Day 1 at the Museum

Model: Integrity Toys Out of Sight Nadja

Dress: Mizi Dolls Fashion “Paris”

Purse: Phillip Nuveen on Etsy

Earings and Shoes: Integrity Toys

Glasses: ITFDS

Wig: Culte de Paris on Etsy

Miniature Portrait: Kelly Rinaldi ( contact her @ you_are_a_doll on Instagram)

Day 2 at the Museum

I don’t know about you guys…but one day at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is never enough for me.  Apparently it wasn’t for Nadja either.

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Day 2 at the Museum

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Day 2 at the Museum

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Day 2 at the Museum

Model: Integrity Toys “Out of Sight” Nadja

Jacket, Dress, Hat, and Boots:  Integrity Toys “Female Icon” Dasha

Floral jacket pin: Scrapbooking element….swear…to God LOL!

Purse: Tiny Frock Shop

Earrings: Integrity Toys

Wig: Culte de Paris on Etsy

 

–Rebecca


Let the Fun Begin!! 2019 WClub Registration is Open!!

Oh my word…do I even remember how to post to the blog anymore LOL!  After a very slow year for Inside the Fashion Doll Studio and very minimal postings, I am looking forward to getting back to the studio and back into a regular blogging schedule.  If you are still here, thanks for sticking with me. 

I have a fun thing to announce with this resurrection of the blog.  The WClub for 2019 is now open for registration!!  You have until noon Eastern Time on March 3rd to get your registration in if you want to be part of the 2019 WClub.  This is one I simply don’t miss.  It’s a complete no brainer for me.  This year the designers at Integrity Toys have some special perks and upgrade dolls available to lucky members.  Let’s take a look…

2019 WClub registration

2019 WClub registration

The upgrade dolls are what everyone is excited to see….Here they are

2019 WClub Registration French Kiss Vanessa

2019 WClub Registration French Kiss Vanessa

2019 WClub Registration French Kiss Vanessa

2019 WClub Registration French Kiss Vanessa

Loving this modern look and that bag….swoon!!  Designed by the Jessy Ayala.

WClub 2019 Registration Upgrade Level of Suspense Lukas

WClub 2019 Registration Upgrade Level of Suspense Lukas

WClub 2019 Registration Upgrade Level of Suspense Lukas

WClub 2019 Registration Upgrade Level of Suspense Lukas

Many of us are enjoying the return of the hommes!  Designed by Jessy Ayala.

2019 WClub Registration Upgrade Bosa Nova Beauty Poppy Parker

2019 WClub Registration Upgrade Bosa Nova Beauty Poppy Parker

2019 WClub Registration Upgrade Bosa Nova Beauty Poppy Parker

2019 WClub Registration Upgrade Bosa Nova Beauty Poppy Parker

Well well well…Mais que nada!!  Yes, this is playing on my headset as I type this Smile.  Yummy, yummy, yummy.  I love the bangs, the dark hair color paired with the sun kissed skin.  Also really digging this coral, aqua and bronze sun dress.  Time for some caipirinhas people!!  Designed by David Buttry.

Ok, so if you are interested in joining the WClub , click on the link below to get all the info about the club and how to purchase.  Base Membership is $50 and upgrade dolls are additional.

https://www.wclubforum.com/2019clubregstart.html

You have until noon ET 3/03/2019 to join.

It’s a small window to sign up and once it’s over, registration is closed until the next year.  If you enjoy collecting Integrity Toys products and want a chance at attending their convention, this club is a must.  Just sayin’

-Rebecca

 


Integrity Toys 2018 Reveal: Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection

Jessy Ayala is helming this years entire Fashion Royalty collection as well and he has done a remarkable job.   While he brought out the youthful, edgy and stylish designs for Nu.Face he has also managed to master high fashion, Chic and refined for the Fashion Royalty 2018 line.  Using many of the same inspirations as Nu.Face he has given collectors “Sacred Lotus”.  There are regal along with bold moments in this cohesive collection but the one word I keep coming back to is “sophisticated”. 

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

Goddess
Tatyana Alexandrova™ Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: October
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Tatyana 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Pale Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Goddess Tatyana Alexandrova

That face!!  That color!!  Goddess indeed!  I have always been partial to Tatyana’s facemold.  I adore those cheekbones just like I do in Elyse.  I love that Jessy chose bright green peridot for the stones on the jewelry to go with the tomato red of this sari inspired dress.  If you like jewelry, this entire collection is for you.  There is more than enough mix and match pieces to go around. 

It looks like Jessy may have gone to the runway for inspiration as well though not Gucci.  This one appears to come from a few years back (2013 Spring RTW) and the talented ladies at Marchesa.

 ©2012 Vogue Marchesa 2013 Spring RTW

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

Karma
Kyori Sato® Dressed Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: October
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 850
Head Sculpt: Kyori 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Bronze with Golden Highlights
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Karma Kyori Sato

Again with the glasses!!  Love!  I also adore the gloved hands and bag.  The fabric on this one is so rich too. 

For this look, the master John Paul Gautier appears to have been some inspiration (2017 Fall Couture)

©2017 Vogue JPG 2017 Fall Couture

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

Resurgence
Natalia Fatalé® Dressed Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Natalia 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Sunkissed
Hair Color: Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Resurgence Natalia Fatalé

Sooooo Elegant!  The short silver hair sold this doll for me but the turban was the icing.  Also love the refined tones in this entire package…reds, greys, aubergine with gold….yummy.  This Natalia is fierce elegance.  Add in a cape and a turban and you have a fashion superhero.  Actually, all those bracelets may in fact ward off bullets. Winking smile

I could have sworn this cape was inspired by Valentino but alas…I have no fashion inspiration on this one.

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

Serenity
Vanessa Perrin® Mini-giftset
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: November
Suggested Retail: $175.00 US
Available IT Direct Lottery    **(note)**

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Dark A-tone
Hair Color: Soft Ebony
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Serenity Vanessa Perrin

What is not to like about this giftset…other than it’s a lottery.  Well crap!  I love the dark skin toned Vanessa on this and the outfit is super chic but the accessories really steal the show in my opinion.  The shoes!  EEEEE!!  And, thanks to the super sleuths on the WClub forums, we know that the bag is inspired by the Chloé Nile Minaudière bag.  As the life size bag goes for roughly $1500, this is the closest I will ever get to it.

©2018 Chloé

Also, the pants have a wrap style belt that appears to be inspired by Haider Ackerman (2018 spring RTW)

 ©2017 Vogue Inc.- Haider Ackermann 2018 Spring RTW

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

Divinity
Isha Kalpana Narayanan™ Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: September
Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 850
Head Sculpt: Isha
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Auburn Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Divinity Isha Kalpana Narayanan

I love that she has henna tattoos and a nose stud!  Beautiful and sultry feel to this lady who is all in white and gold.

Going back to JPG 2017 Fall Couture for some inspiration here….

©2017 Vogue-JPG 2017 Fall Couture

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection

And to cap off all of this refinement, Jessy Ayala and Integrity Toys also threw in an event doll that wowed the crowd.

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

Devotion
Agnes Von Weiss® Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: Winter 2018-19
Price: $155.00 US
2018 W Club Event Exclusive

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-2018 Fashion Royalty Sacred Lotus Collection-Devotion Agnes Von Weiss

Wowza!!  Hail to the tuxedo sari!  I’m all in on this one.  From the vibrant red hair down to the strappy sandals.  I’m IN.  A glorious way to cap off the webinar.  There were many happy collectors after the webinar on Saturday.  Well done designers and Integrity Toys!!

Another JPG fall couture 2017 inspired creation…

©2017 Vogue-JPG 2017 Fall Couture

Signing off as my keyboard is smoking after posting 4 reports today and I have no more adjectives or superlatives to add that I have not already used LOL!  Also, it is apparent to me that my empty and weeping wallet will need to be filled soon to accommodate these new collection additions coming into my doll room….time to get to work!

–Rebecca


Integrity Toys 2018 Reveal: East 59th Cocktail Collection

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection

Even though the actual collection is not called the “cocktail” collection the designer Chris Stoeckel affectionately referred to it as such in Saturday’s webinar…so I’m going with that.  Chris shared that his inspiration was Dior and the fashions of the 1950’s.  He also shared that the fabrics he found really guided him on this collection.  I have to say that nobody tailor’s a garment like Chris.  His attention to that is impeccable and one of the reasons I adore this line so much. 

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Cocktails for Men Laird Drake

Cocktails for Men
Laird Drake® Fashion Figure
The East 59th® Collection
Approx. Ship Date: October
Suggested Retail: $135.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 400
Head Sculpt: Laird Drake (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: Homme 1.5 (With Disassembling Joints)
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: No
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Cocktails for Men Laird Drake

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Cocktails for Men Laird Drake

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Cocktails for Men Laird Drake

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Cocktails for Men Laird Drake

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Cocktails for Men Laird Drake

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Cocktails for Men Laird Drake

Oh my word!!  You had me at the polka dot ascot but then you had to go and add a cheroot!!!  ( technically it’s probably a cigar because it is indeed tapered at one end but…cheroot sounded better to me).  Add in the plain black banded watch ( in my mind it’s Cartier) and that cognac snifter and its fabulousness.  Again, the details in these collections have me obsessed.  Truly wonderful.

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Tangier Tangerine Constance Madssen

Tangier Tangerine
Constance Madssen® Doll
The East 59th® Collection
Approx. Ship Date: September
Suggested Retail: $135.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 500
Head Sculpt: Constance Madssen
Body Type: E59 1.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Tangier Tangerine Constance Madssen

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Tangier Tangerine Constance Madssen

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Tangier Tangerine Constance Madssen

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Tangier Tangerine Constance Madssen

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Tangier Tangerine Constance Madssen

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Tangier Tangerine Constance Madssen

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Tangier Tangerine Constance Madssen

That tangerine cocktail actually looks kind of good!  Wish it existed in real life to try!  LOVE the period accurate color explosion going on here.  I also love how Chris gives us two different looks in his designs that improves the playability and versatility of these dolls.  Well done!  That vibrant orange hat and gloves will be a favorite addition to my collection along with the yummy suit!

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Mai Tai Swizzle Constance Madssen

Mai Tai Swizzle
Constance Madssen® Doll
The East 59th® Collection
Approx. Ship Date: September
Suggested Retail: $135.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 500
Head Sculpt: Constance Madssen
Body Type: E59 1.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Deep Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Mai Tai Swizzle Constance Madssen

 ©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Mai Tai Swizzle Constance Madssen ©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Mai Tai Swizzle Constance Madssen

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Mai Tai Swizzle Constance Madssen

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Mai Tai Swizzle Constance Madssen

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Mai Tai Swizzle Constance Madssen

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Mai Tai Swizzle Constance Madssen

Ok…so Mai Tai’s are a particular favorite of mine given my family and I vacation in Hawaii a lot.  It’s no surprise that the name alone had me interested.  The doll itself with her auburn locks and swooped bangs are exquisite.  I adore the boat necked striped day dress as well as the sunny short set and jacket.  Add in those fantastic wedge sandles and charm braclet and this doll has it all.  The Mai Tai helps too. 

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Turqoise Sparkler Evelyn Weaverton

Turquoise Sparkler
Evelyn Weaverton® Doll
The East 59th® Collection
Approx. Ship Date: September
Retail: $135.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 500
Head Sculpt: Evelyn Weaverton
Body Type: E59 1.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Turqoise Sparkler Evelyn Weaverton

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Turqoise Sparkler Evelyn Weaverton

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Turqoise Sparkler Evelyn Weaverton

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Turqoise Sparkler Evelyn Weaverton

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Turqoise Sparkler Evelyn Weaverton

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Turqoise Sparkler Evelyn Weaverton

What is it about this color?!!!  I just go gooey inside.  I am not the only one either…there have been studies done on this Tiffany blue color and it’s just one that people have a strong response to on average.  I can’t even quantify how much I love this gown .  The elegance of it plus the grace of a brunette Evelyn wearing it just makes my heart sing.  The story card for this doll states that the gold gift box is empty for a reason…there is another story there to be told.  Looks like a champagne bottle box to me .  This was first doll in the shopping cart for me from this collection but frankly…they all ended up in the cart by the end of the presentation.

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-The Americano Evelyn Weaverton

The Americano
Evelyn Weaverton® Doll
The East 59th® Collection
Approx. Ship Date: September
Retail: $135.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 500
Head Sculpt: Evelyn Weaverton
Body Type: E59 1.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Wheat Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-The Americano Evelyn Weaverton

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-The Americano Evelyn Weaverton

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-The Americano Evelyn Weaverton

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-The Americano Evelyn Weaverton

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-The Americano Evelyn Weaverton

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-The Americano Evelyn Weaverton

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-The Americano Evelyn Weaverton

First question…where is the Americano cocktail??  LOL!  Guess she knocked it back and is well on her way or perhaps that is where she is headed after a day of shopping.  I have to admit, my first thought was not a cocktail but in fact a cup of “Americano” coffee when I saw the name of this doll.  Don’t judge…I’m from Seattle and coffee is a religion here.  So my thinking was a delicate cup of espresso would have been perfect here.  I’m planning on adding it.  Drinks aside, the accessories are to die for.  That Birkin bag…faint.  The shoes with the cut outs…swoon.  The additional white shirt to wear under the sheath….brilliant!!  The little box of cannoli…ok I’m done…who do I throw the money at for this doll.

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Blue Gold Victoire Roux

Blue Gold
Victoire Roux™ Doll
The East 59th® Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Retail: $135.00 US
Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 500
Head Sculpt: Victoire Roux 2.0 (New Sculpt!)
Body Type: E59 1.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Copper Penny Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Blue Gold Victoire Roux

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Blue Gold Victoire Roux

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Blue Gold Victoire Roux

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Blue Gold Victoire Roux

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Blue Gold Victoire Roux

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Blue Gold Victoire Roux

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Blue Gold Victoire Roux

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc.-East 59th Collection-Blue Gold Victoire Roux

She’s back!!  And…fortified with a bottle of fine gin. Smile

LOL…ok so I was very surprised (pleasantly so) to see Miss Victoire making her comeback before the IT convention.  Technically she will indeed arrive after the convention but to have pictures of the new face mold before the convention was nice.  I’m not sure how I am feeling about this new “updated” face mold.  She is definitely younger and I’m still trying to figure out how I feel about it.  The fashion though is wonderful!  How yummy is this brocade?!!  Absolutely love that she is a redhead in this version and coupled with this blue brocade…fabulousness.

Love the playability and wonderful accessories in this line.  The vibrant colors and rich storylines work well together.  Hats off to Mr. Chris Stoekel and his eye for details and historical couture fashion.  How he manages to translate some of the iconic 1950’s fashion trends into 1:6 scale is beyond me.  He has a gift.

Last line..Fashion Royalty Collection reveal post will be up this afternoon.

–Rebecca


Integrity Toys 2018 Reveal: Nu.Face Counter Culture

Jessy Ayala continues at the helm of this Nu.Face line this year and collectors are thrilled.  This year he shared that India and the festival of colors were large inspiration for this years collection.  Additional inspirations were the rave culture with a touch of fetish.  All these influences came together in a rich display of colors and styles.  Jessy’s creativity continues to impress and amaze this collector. 

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

Tantric
Lukas Maverik™ Fashion Figure
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: September
Suggested Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 725
Head Sculpt: Lukas Maverick
Body Type: Homme 1.5 (With Disassembling Joints)
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: "Buzzed Hair" Effect (Transparent Black)
Eyelashes: No
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Tantric Lucas

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

Beyond This Planet
Violaine Perrin™ Doll 
** New Character!!**
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Suggested Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 850
Head Sculpt: Violaine 1.0 (Formerly Vanessa 2.0) New Character!
Body Type: NU. Face 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Beyond This Planet Violane Perrin

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

The Awakening
Annik Vandale™ Doll
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Suggested Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via Dealers    

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Annik
Body Type: NU. Face 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Dark A-tone
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-The Awakening Annik Vandale

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

Supernova
Colette Duranger™ Doll
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: November
Suggested Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via IT Direct
Right-to-buy Lottery   **note**

Edition Size: 1200
Head Sculpt: Colette 1.0
Body Type: NU. Face 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Sunkissed
Hair Color: Pale Honey Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Supernova Colette Duranger

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

Nirvana
Dominique Makeda™ Doll
NU. Face™:
The Counter-Culture Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Retail: $150.00 US
Available Via Dealers   

Edition Size: 950
Head Sculpt: Dominique 2.0
Body Type: NU. Face 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Dark Caramel
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc., Nu.Face Counter-Culture Collection-Nirvana Dominique Makeda

Wow!!  Festival of colors is definitely represented here!  As with the previous The Industry collection, I again give credit to the designer for his attention to the details.  The plethora of jewelry and the addition of interesting glasses is a plus.  While this collection does not fit in with what I personally collect, I can appreciate the thoughtful and cohesive designing that went into this collection.  I love that Jessy paired these very edgy designs with soft facial screenings on many of the ladies.  I also loved the very edgy screenings on Annik and Violaine. 

I would also like to take a moment and say a big “Thank You!” to the marketing department and their decision to include images with more natural lighting on the closeups and accessories.  That really makes a difference to buyers and it was thoughtful to include them.  I loved the edgy lighting …very clublike…on bulk of the images but I really appreciated that they included normal light shots for those collectors that were interested in buying and wanted to see the true colors of the makeup and accessories.  Thank you!

Next up will be my 2 favorite lines in the reveal on Saturday…East 59th and Fashion Royalty.  Expect those emails in the next 15 minute and half hour.

–Rebecca


Integrity Toys 2018 Reveal: The Industry Lovesick Collection

Hello!  It’s good to be back after a long hiatus.  I am resurrecting the blog with exciting news out of Integrity Toys.  They revealed their 2018 collections for 4 separate product lines this past Saturday and I am excited to share them.  Let’s get started!

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection

Legacy
Janay® Doll
THE INDUSTRY ™:
The Lovesick Collection
Approx. Ship Date: November
Suggested Retail: $130.00 US
Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 725
Head Sculpt: Janay 2.5
Body Type: THE INDUSTRY™
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Legacy Janay

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Legacy Janay

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Legacy Janay©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Legacy Janay©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Legacy JanayWell bring on the Gucci!  Possible inspirations for this line comes straight from the recent runway…in particular, Gucci Prefall 2017.  The vibrant  colors and 70’s/80’s influences had me thinking Gucci with the first image.  Research into the runway shows of the past couple of years confirmed it.  If you like youthful ,colorful and eclectic, you will love this collection by David Buttry.

©2017 Vogue -gucci-womens-pre-fall-2017©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection

Color Clash
Alysa® Doll
THE INDUSTRY™:
The Lovesick Collection
Approx. Ship Date: November
Suggested Retail: $130.00 US
Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 725
Head Sculpt: Alysa 3.5
Body Type: THE INDUSTRY™
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: New Hispanic
Hair Color: Light Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Color Clash Alysa

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Color Clash Alysa©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Color Clash Alysa ©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Color Clash Alysa  More possible inspiration from Gucci…

©2017 Vogue-gucci-womens-pre-fall-2017©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick CollectionFeelin’ Extra
Jade® Doll
THE INDUSTRY™:
The Lovesick Collection
Approx. Ship Date: November
Suggested Retail: $130.00 US
Available Via Dealers

Edition Size: 725
Head Sculpt: Jade 3.0
Body Type: THE INDUSTRY™
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brown Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Feelin'extra Jade

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Feelin'extra Jade

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Feelin'extra Jade

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Feelin'extra Jade

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Feelin'extra Jade

Integrity Toys or more specifically their designers are really stepping up their game.  The accessories are just getting more and more detailed with each collection.  That purse with the tassels…I DIE! 

And here is the patterned turban from Gucci pre fall show..

©2017 Vogue gucci-womens-pre-fall-2017

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection

Hot to the Touch
Bellamy Blue™ Fashion Figure
THE INDUSTRY™:
The Lovesick Collection
Approx. Ship Date: November
Retail: $130.00 US
Available Via Dealers

Head Sculpt: Bellamy Blue
Body Type: Homme 1.5 (With Disassembling Joints)
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Silver
Eyelashes: No
Quickswitch: No

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Hot to the touch Bellamy Blue

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Hot to the touch Bellamy Blue

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Hot to the touch Bellamy Blue

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Hot to the touch Bellamy Blue

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Hot to the touch Bellamy Blue

©2018 Integrity Toys, Inc. -The Industry The Lovesick Collection-Hot to the touch Bellamy Blue

From boots to bag, this one has it all for me.  The glasses were a nice detail add and the thing that pushed me over the edge and got me to add this one to my wish list from my dealer.  For me, the added value was that he is sooooo Pacific Northwest.  Had to try and buy.

So that wraps up the images from The Industry Lovesick Collection.  While it is not what I collect, I loved the vibrant color combos and nod to recent Gucci runway shows.  I also loved all the additional little details Mr Buttry added in…particularly the glasses.  I don’t know about other collectors but for THIS collector, it’s those little “value adds” that push me from a “ well I like it” to an “I have to have it”.  As a collector, it makes me so happy…as a business person, it makes sense as a business move.  All around good!

Also, it was really nice to see David bringing back some favorite characters from discontinued lines.  It shows he is listening to the collectors and that is always a good thing.

Ok, so if you are interested in any of these dolls and you are not part of the WClub and already contacted your dealers, you need to act fast.  These dolls are going quickly and some may already be sold out.  If you don’t know where to check for dealers go to the link below.

Authorized Integrity Toys Dealers

….look for the 2018 Nu.Face line reveal images and info in about 15 minutes.  Smile

Rebecca


The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

So I have decided to do a series of photos using these 10th Anniversary Jason Wu Elyse’s. My first choice of photos for this series was a bride and it’s using one of my favorite dolls from the 10th anniversary series and a favorite OOAK gown I had commissioned during 2017.  I hope you all enjoy!

I love following wedding photographers on Instagram.  While I have never photographed a wedding professionally ( oh the pressure!)  I have photographed some candid images for family and friends from their weddings.  I love to see some of the images that professional wedding photographers capture.  I am always in awe.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

The gown was a special commission done by the talented Natalia Kunafina.  She has an ebay shop 2010Chizhik 

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

The brides flowers are from Etsy seller Beadspage. 

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

Playing around with lighting on this shoot was fun.  You will notice a different color cast to this shot as I was using mostly natural light as opposed to augmented or artificial lighting.  I’m not sure which one I like better…both have their positive and negatives.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

Also tried out some really cool little LED lights I found at IKEA!  Really cool effect and sooooo inexpensive!!  You can find them here.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

In case you are wondering…the paper is there to shield the light from the dress and just shine on her face LOL!  I have some master paper folding skills I never knew I had.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

What can I say about this doll that this picture doesn’t….absolutely nothing.  She really is this beautiful.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

And just because natural light can say it so much better than augmented light can…here she is…in all her ethereal beauty.  Thank you Jason for your gifts and for sharing them with collectors.

And if any of you are wondering what the soundtrack was for this shoot…go to Spotify and listen to “Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons”

-Rebecca


The Elyse Portrait – Behind the Scenes

Since the announcement of these 10th Anniversary dolls by Jason Wu over a year ago, I thought it would be so cool to do an Annie Leibovitz style group shot of all the dolls.  During the past year of releases and all the stress and uncertainty that can come with trying to purchase a super limited edition size collectable, I doubted this idea would ever come to fruition.  I was ok with that.  I can’t tell you how many great photo ideas I have had that have not and will not ever come to pass. 

Through the help of friends and fellow collectors, I was able to procure each of the 6 special limited edition dolls from this past year.  With that accomplished, my mission was now set…time to do a group shot with all of these lovely ladies.  I did research on Ms Leibovitz’s lighting style and composition.  I have been a fan of her work for many, many years and was so very honored to take one of her master classes this past year.  It was time to put that knowledge to work.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait - Behind the Scenes

Figuring out composition can be the most difficult job of a shoot.  I’m not going to lie…this part took a couple hours and some outside consult from my good friend Rogier of Dutch Fashion Doll World.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait - Behind the Scenes

The above composition was my first attempt.  After consult (Thanks Rogier!!) and more thinking, I finally settled on this set up

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait - Behind the Scenes

The next step was to get the right lighting.  Annie Leibovitz’s group shots always have everyone in the group lit so well.  I found out…she composites them….meaning…she shoots smaller groups then stitches them together in Photoshop.  I considered doing that here and I almost did…but found that I had a small enough group that I felt I could light it adequately.  I used a mixture of natural sunlight and 1-2 soft box lights.  I shot with a Canon 5D Mark III and a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Prime lens. 

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait - Behind the Scenes

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait - Behind the Scenes

And the final result after post processing. 

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait - Behind the Scenes

Hope you enjoyed the behind the scenes loot at how this image came together.

Rebecca


The Elyse Portrait

For those of you who follow me on Instagram or Flickr, you have already seen the group shot.  I just couldn’t wait to share the photo.

Through the help of friends and fellow collectors, I was able to obtain all of 6 special limited edition Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Elyse dolls produced this past year.  I thought it would be really fun to do a group shot of all the girls together and here is the result of that shoot.  Hope you all enjoy.

Models:  Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Dolls ( obtained through WClub,Net a Porter, Bergdorf Goodman and Nordstrom)

Clothing:  Jason Wu

Art Direction: Rogier Corbeau – Dutch Fashion Doll World

Styling and Photography: Rebecca Berry – Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Elyse Portrait

I am doing a “Behind the Scenes” blog post on how I did this group photo tomorrow morning so if you are interested in that kind of stuff…keep an eye out Winking smile.  Feel free to comment or ask questions.

Rebecca