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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

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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


2018 WClub Registration is Now Open!!

If you are fan of Integrity Toys and their dolls, run don’t walk to sign up for this people.  If you want any chance at going to the Integrity Toys convention in Portland…go sign up.  If you want the best chance to purchase any of their products from dealers….go sign up.  I have been a member for many years and I can honestly say…no regrets here.  I always ( and I don’t use that word lightly) receive more than what I pay for from this company and their WClub.  Setting aside the product for a moment, I have to say that the collectors I have been able to meet and correspond with on this club keep me coming back year after year as well.  It’s not just the dolls but the collectors and community that make the WClub a special place for me.  And NO, I’m not being paid for my endorsement LOL!  Okay, okay…enough chat…let’s get to the upgrade dolls and all the goodies!

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

You may register for as many memberships as you would like (there are no limits) until 9:00 PM Eastern Time (New York Time) on February, 27th 2018.

Here is what you get

  • First-to-know information & sneak peeks at upcoming dolls & more!
  • Exclusive access to Members-only forums!
  • VIP customer service from the W Club Liaisons!
  • Guaranteed opportunity to purchase at least *5* exclusive Club-only dolls, including:
    2 Fashion Royalty dolls (which may include NU. Face), 2 Poppy Parker dolls and
    1 additional exclusive doll, plus additional surprise items!
  • $25 coupon to be used towards any $99 or more purchase in the IT Direct Shopping
    Cart*!
  • Club-only opportunities to purchase dolls & more!
  • Exclusive members-only online events!
  • Priority convention registration and optional access to a Club-only event at
    Convention!
  • Special offers, Right-to-buy lotteries and contests!
  • Access to private Q&A sessions with the Integrity staff and much more!

*Details and instructions for this coupon will be sent to 2018 W Club Members at a later
date, including that a one coupon limit will be allowed per order.

Base membership is $50.  The upgrade dolls will add to that base if you purchase. 

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

Modernist Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 2018 W Club Exclusive
Body Type:FR 6.0
Head Sculpt:Eugenia

Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone:A-Tone
Hair Color:Dark Espresso
Eyelashes:Yes, Hand Applied

Upgrade price: $125.00 ( $25 deposit due upon ordering. $100 due upon delivery)

Anticipated delivery: Summer 2018   Yes…Summer.  Just so you know folks…these upgrades typically come in about 4 months later…just setting expectations here.  I have to say though, for the most part, these dolls are worth the wait.

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

And because some WClubbers didn’t fee like we had a good look at her face in the original press release ( and I agree with those who asked for more images) the incredibly responsive people at IT provided the image below .  Also, for those of you who might think this is a white outfit…think again.  The general consensus is it is a light powder blue/green.  Yummy!!

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

Soda Pop Saturday Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Poppy Parker™ Collection 2018 W Club Exclusive
Body Type:PP 1.5
Head Sculpt:Poppy Parker

Quick Switch Feature:No
Skin Tone:FR White
Hair Color:Golden Blond
Eyelashes:Yes, Hand Applied

Upgrade price: $125.00 ( $25 deposit due upon ordering. $100 due upon delivery)

Anticipated delivery: Summer 2018 

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

This Poppy is on a arched foot body!!!  YASSSSS!  This is my preferred body for Poppy as I hate to photograph the ankle joint.  You can definitely see David Buttry’s direction for the year.  He shared at convention that he was inspired by Kate Spade and I am seeing that in the bright colors and polka dots.  I can’t wait to see what is in store for Poppy this year!

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

Eye Candy Rayna Ahmadi™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection 2018 W Club Exclusive
Body Type:NF 3.0
Head Sculpt:Rayna
 
Quick Switch Feature:No
Skin Tone:Japan
Hair Color:Amber
Eyelashes:Yes, Hand Applied

Upgrade price: $125.00 ( $25 deposit due upon ordering. $100 due upon delivery)

Anticipated delivery: Summer 2018 

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

Love that pink ice cream cone purse!!!  The accessories are killing me lately from IT!  Killing me with desire to own each and every one Winking smile

How do I become part of the W Club?

From now until February 27th, 2018, you can qualify for the 2018 W Club by submitting a registration form and completing your payment. You can start your registration here:
https://www.integritytoys.com/wclubforum/2018clubregstart.html

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

I am proud to be a returning member for the 2018 WClub.  Looking forward to seeing more new members this year!!

-Rebecca


How About Some Fame and Fortune?

The Integrity Toys WClub is going out with a bang this year and collectors are standing and clapping with joy at the finale.  They just released their final club doll and all I can say is…sign me up for some Fame and Fortune!!  Hats off to Jessy Ayala who designed this Wclub year ending smorgasbord!!!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.

Fame & Fortune
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
2017 W Club Exclusive

Edition Size:    TBA
Estimated Arrival:     Summer 2018
Pricing:    $250.00 US + S & H
(Limit of one per W Club membership)

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt:    Vanessa Perrin 1.0
Body:    FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt:    High-heeled
Skin Tone:    FR White
Hair Color:    Soft Ebony
Eyelashes:    Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch:    No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

Daywear look for the MOTHER of all giftsets!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

You had me at the luggage Jessy…AT..THE..LUGGAGE.  The gloves helped too Winking smile

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

Oh…my…word!!  That face!!  I die.

And in case the Daywear look isn’t your cup of tea…Jessy included a night look, IN PINK!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

And in case you were not inspired by the clothing…the accessories are TO DIE FOR!!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

But wait people…there is still more!!  A sultry ultra evening look for the boudoir

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

This is all in one humongous giftset!

How do many collectors feel about this???

Take my money

Take my money 2

Yep…that is me…the lady in red above and to be honest I would be slamming it down on the counter too with a definitive “YASSSSS”.  Vanessa might not be my favorite face mold but THIS Vanessa for me is “all that and a bag of chips”.  Many are lamenting the increased price tag and I get that.  She is more expensive, true.  She also comes with three separate and amazing looks and …LUGGAGE!!  I guess my threshold for being willing to pay more is, luggage.  I don’t think I’m alone

Preorder for this lovely is open to WClub members UNTIL JANUARY 19TH, 2018 AT NOON EASTERN TIME!

Winking smile

-Rebecca


Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

Things have been crazy busy at ITFDS since July.  Since the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention, I have been in production mode for the Integrity Toys convention and that left very little time for anything else…taking photos or blogging.  I need to work out a better schedule…. obviously! 

In the craziness that was August through July, there were some very high points for my collection.  One such moment was when I won the opportunity to purchase the Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden gift set. 

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Poetic Beauty Eden

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.- Poetic Beauty Lilith

They are inspired, I believe, by the 2016 Pre fall Louis Vuitton collection..feel free to check out the photos in my original post about these dolls.  Eden/Lilith is one of my all time favorite face molds and the fact that this gift set was offered in this lottery made me both excited and filled with anxiety.  This was a lottery I REALLY wanted to win.  I consider myself very lucky to have succeeded in this and was able to purchase.

I adore the facial screening on these dolls and the clothing was edgy, current and perfect for these young sister characters.  The real highlight, however, in this set were the accessories.

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Poetic Beauty Eden and Lilith gift set accessories

It wasn’t the fact that you got 2 Louis Vuitton inspired purses but THE SHOES and those tasseled earrings.  The execution and attention to detail on these accessories also deserves special comment.  Really well done people…exceptional. 

And…since the name of this gift set was Poetic Beauty…I had to  pull out some Lord Byron….had to do it.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

This set is one of IT’s best in my humble opinion.  I adore every aspect of it so I will let Lord Byron finish this post with,

“And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes; “

Winking smile-Rebecca


Coquettish in the Sunshine

The first release from Integrity Toy’s 2017 Fashion Royalty La Femme collection has entered The Fashion Doll Studio!  I really didn’t think I was going to be able to do any shots in the natural sunshine today as we have smoky haze( welcome to the Pacific Northwest and all of it’s summer forest fires) but it has turned the light this really cool pinkish red so I thought      “ why not!”  Keep in mind that these shots are done through a pinkish red filter which gives Jordan’s skin a rosier hue than normal. 

Coquette
Jordan Duval™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US

Head Sculpt: Jordan
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sand Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

Love this mocha skin tone and the honey blond tresses on this lady.  One of the softest Jordan’s I have seen in a while.  The clothing is on trend and the quality is good.  the fabric is nice and supple as well as the pants.  The bustier has a nice leather feel and fits well.  The real stars of this show are the accessories though.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Coquettish in the Sunshine

Gorgeous from head to toe!  That purse though….oh…my…word!!!  I am loving the details of this first release from the Fashion Royalty 2017 collection.  Can’t wait for future releases!!

-Rebecca


What a Metamorphosis!

Integrity Toys’ W Club just announced their latest club offering to members and she’s not just a  beauty but a gift set beauty offering….always a plus!  This one is yet another example of the emerging design talents of Jessy Ayala !  Well done Jessy!!©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Metamorphosis
Erin Salston™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Heirloom Collection
2017
W Club Exclusive

Edition Size:    TBA
Estimated Arrival:     Early Spring 2018
Pricing:    $175.00 US + S & H
(Limit of one per W Club membership)

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt:    ERIN 2.0
Body:    NU. FACE 2.5
Foot Sculpt:    HIGH-HEELED
Skin Tone:    HUNGARIAN
Hair Color:    MIDNIGHT BROWN
Eyelashes:    Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch:    No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Like What you see??  But wait…there is more!  This one is a gift set people!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Possible design inspiration is right off the runway from Alexandre Vauthier

©2017 : Marcus Tondo / Indigital.tv

Alexandre Vauthier 2017 Spring Couture

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Wow right?!!  I realize ( and totally relate to) that some are completely turned off by the fact that the shorts look was sported by Kendell Jenner on a red carpet event but lets not forget…the original look was designed by Alexandre Vauthier.

How adorable is that little butterfly headband?!!  And I love the blue and white print with the facial screening of this doll.  Soft and elegant.  I don’t know who the design inspiration was for the gown but the feeling for me is that soft mystical feel of the recent Dior couture shows by Maria Grazia Chiuri ,formally of Valentino.  I love the whimsy coupled with edginess of this giftset.  It’s a full meal deal!  This addition to the Nu.Face line is also part of the “Heirloom” collection so the backstory reveals that the little butterfly crown has been passed down through generations in Erin’s family.  Sweet story.  I am really enjoying the fun Jessy appears to be having with this line.

If you are a W Club member, you have until noon EST 9/8/2017 to order this one.  Check for the links in your email.  If you are not a member, check the secondary markets after this beauty is released ( not until 2018). 

-Rebecca


2017 Fashion Royalty Collection Revealed!!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Fashion Royalty La Femme Collection

Yep…you see it in the logo above, this years collection is about the woman.    As an added treat for collectors, Integrity Toys gave Jessy Ayala the drivers seat in this years FR collection.  The theme seems to have been set with the initial WClub offering earlier this year of Riviera Drama Agnes.  While Jessy may be taking the theme of bold colors and super chic from the Riviera, there are some definite detours.   He has taken the theme and used it to celebrate femininity…in it’s romantic iterations as well as it’s strength.  He ends with the power suit to end all power suits.  Let’s dive into the collection shall we?

Vivacité
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 1025
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Soft Ebony
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2016 Vogue, Inc.  Spring 2017 RTW Dolce and Gabbana

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vivacité Eugenia

©2016 Vogue Inc. D&G 2016 Fall RTW

Well bring on La Dolce Vita!  I am getting a very strong Dolce and Gabbana vibe with this one.  A perfect ensemble for relaxing on the Riviera.  Sadly we don’t have an image of the back of this blouse but it looks to be amazing too.    Adore the pink head scarf here.  Perfect touch with the dark hair.  She needed a glamorous pair of sunglasses to complete this look.  The facial screening is reminiscent of Going Public Eugenia and me loves!!  This is cool classic elegance.  Time for a chilled glass of prosecco on the patio overlooking the Mediterranean. 

Coquette
Jordan Duval™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US

Head Sculpt: Jordan
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sand Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Coquette Jordan

Ohhhh so chic!  I love that Jessy stuck with the rich Riviera colors here.  And come one…Jordan in these honey tresses?!!…YUM!  Jessy commented that he kept the facial screening soft and fresh on this one.  I love that he paired these emerald sandals with the softer blue, turqoise and green tones.  Adore the peach jewelry.  And…Jordan has a last name now too!

Sophistiquée
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $145.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Vanessa Perrin 3.0
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Pale Crimson
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Sophistiquée Vanessa Perrin™

There is a Fendi feel to that purse Winking smile

©2017 Net-A-Porter Fendi ruffle purse from net a porter

I love the doll on this one…let me just put that out there.  Beautiful auburn hair on cream skin tone with soft facial screening and a Vanessa 3.0 sculpt.  What is not to love about that.  The outfit…well..it’s not my favorite..and not really getting a Riviera vibe either.  I adore the accessories.  The shirt with the bow detailing…love.  I am not sure I would pair it with the black lace skirt and I for sure would not throw an animal print wrap over the top of it.  This outfit was the weakest showing IMO of the entire line.  I like the components, just not together.  The sweatheart topstitch on the shirt gives it almost a western feel so not sure where that fits into this high glamour Riviera feel Jessy has going. 

Exquise
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Adèle Makéda 2.0
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Rich Sable
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc Exquise Adèle Makéda®

Holy flippin’ Zorro people!!  I believe I fainted when I saw this one…then recovered quickly and put this doll as #1 on my buy list.  What do I start with…That color on Adele…brilliant!!  The scarf with the hat…inspired!  The belted suit….sublime!!  The accessories…perfection!!  The facial screening…sultry and strong….LOVE!!  This was IMO the strongest look of this collection.  My only complaint is not sure how this fits in with a Riviera theme.  It’s definitely showcases strong and feminine but not necessarily Riviera chic.  Doesn’t change the fact that I am buying it though

Too much fashion

My poor, poor wallet!!!

But wait folks…there is more!  What collection is worth their salt without a lottery item.  Yes…another lottery.  I admit, kind of feeling the lottery fatigue with this one.

Séduisante
Elyse Jolie™ Close-Up Doll
La Femme
The 2017 Fashion Royalty® Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

*** THIS GIFT SET WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE VIA INTEGRITY TOYS DEALERS!***

THIS WILL BE OFFERED VIA A W CLUB EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY FROM IT DIRECT LATER THIS YEAR (MORE DETAILS TO COME).

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Elyse Jolie
Body: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled and Flat Feet (One Pair of Each Included)
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Dark Mocha
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

Whattttt!!!!  Yep…you see it with your own eyes.  This doll will come with two sets of bottom legs ( knee to foot).  One with be high arched foot like normal and other will be newly engineered flat foot option with hinged ankle..very Poppy like.  I love that they are giving us both options!!  And…it’s a lottery doll of course.  CRAAAAAPPPPP!! 

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

And it looks like Balenciaga got invited to this party too.

©2017 Net-A-Porter Balenciaga Shopper tote from Net a Porter

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Séduisante Elyse Jolie™

Oh my!!  A tanned Elyse!!  Again I hope the lottery Gods are kind.  There is a high edition size on this one so that’s at least comforting.  Now this lady is definitely on theme for the Riviera.  She just needs a Pucci scarf to tie around the swimsuit.  Love this duel bottom leg concept too.  Makes it very versatile.  Another point that I didn’t make in this or the previous blog post about Nu.Face was the fact that these bodies don’t have the waist joint so there is this very smooth waist on them and it allows to show off the midriff without that pesky joint.  Very nice. 

I am so happy to see the uber talents of Jessy Ayala displayed in not one but two different collections this year.  I feel his strongest showing was definitely in the Nu.Face line but the young man has some serious fashionista styling when it comes to the FR big hitters.  While the cohesiveness might not have been as strong in the FR line as Nu.Face it still packed a punch with some really stellar moments.  This collection’s Adele will be talked about for years and years.  I would also like to give Integrity Toys and it’s design team a big thumbs up for the improved diversity in this line.

So, as I have said before, if you are at all interested in these lovely’s, contact your IT authorized dealer sooner rather than later.


2017 Integrity Toys Nu.Face Collection Revealed!!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. 2017 NuFace Heirloom collection image

This collection marks Jessy Ayala’s second season as lead designer for the Nu.Face line and he has not disappointed.  He has provided a collection rich in color and nostalgia while keeping it edgy and current.  This collection seems to draw inspiration from the 2016 Louis Vuitton fashion shows as well as the accessories.   Let’s take a moment to talk about the accessories.  They are BEYOND people.  Jessy’s attention to every minute detail in this line amazes and astounds.  If you love Louis Vuitton bags…you will love this line.  Jessy explained in the webinar that his basic inspiration for this line drew on objects of value..heirlooms.  He explained there are romantic notes with rich jewel tone colors and a definite haunted mansion feel.   Therefore, each doll has some kind of heirloom in her set.  Also important to note, all of the characters have last names now!   So enough of my blathering…let’s get to the dolls.

Charmed Life
Imogen Lennox Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Imogen
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Ginger
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

© 2016 Vogue, Inc. 01-louis-viutton Pre fall 2016

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.  Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Charmed Life Imogen Lennox

How cute are those freckles?!!!  From the titian hair to the combat boots…LOVE!!  The back of the shirt is MAJOR and that purse…don’t even get me started with the purse.  I love that the shirt is a body suit because they just fit better when dressing the doll IMO.  Let’s also take a moment to appreciate the thigh high fish nets!  The facial screening , according to Jessy, on this Imogen is an homage to Going Public Eugenia, a clear collector favorite…and again he brings in the heirloom nostalgia vibe with the facial screenings.  Nicely done Mr. Ayala.

Heiress
Erin Salston Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Erin 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Amber Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Heiress Erin Salston

And again…the accessories are slaying me.  Wait…is that a spider ring?!!  Sign me up!  For this doll, Jessy offered that the little travel case is the heirloom…and what an heirloom.  That case put this doll in the my shopping cart.  The shoes helped it along and that spider ring clinched it.  That jacket with it’s split sleeves intrigue me and the skirt has a LOT of mix and match potential.  The screening on this gorgeous Latino skin toned Erin is an homage to Paparazzi Bait Adele.  Vibrant and sultry.  Stunning.

Neo-Romantic
Rayna Ahmadi Dressed Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 775
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $140.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Rayna
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2016 Vogue, Inc. 05-louis-viutton pre fall 2016

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Neo-Romantic Rayna Ahmadi

Wow!!  while this is not the style I collect ( the high cut legs on the bodysuit have the Mom in me saying “ nope “ ), I can appreciate the styling.  The accessories are beyond again.  The heirloom of this look is the bracelet.  Those tassel earrings are all that and a bag of chips too.  The glasses add to the overall motocross vibe with the pants.  I am again amazed at the details of this ensemble.  Look at all those topstitched seams in those pants!  Holy Cow!  The facial screening on this lady is flat out gorgeous and I considered getting this one just for the doll.  Will most likely regret it later but I passed.  I love how that mulberry stripe in the pants is brought forward by the lip color.  I also appreciate the two tones of soft greyish blue Jessy has paired with the rich black and vibrant berry color.  Yummmmmm!

Vanity & Glamour
Nadja Rhymes Close-Up Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 725
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Sterling Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

Madonna Vogue

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Vanity & Glamour Nadja Rhymes

Fierce!!  Too fierce for words almost.  From that soft petal shrug to the antique heirloom mirror, this woman owns it.  She is also an homage to Paparazzi Bait Adele in facial screening.  For me, this lady is all about that silver hair and sulrty eyes.  I’m not super excited about the lavender hued lips but that can be tweaked some.  In the early days of Integrity Toy’s collections, there were offerings of lingerie dolls and Jessy is bringing that bag around with this heirloom theme.  Love that.

Hauntingly Lovely
Ayumi Nakamura Close-Up Doll
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 825
Estimated Delivery: Fall/Winter 2017
Retail Price: $120.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Ayumi 3.0
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Baby Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Hauntingly Lovely Ayumi Nakamura

If Nadja was the sultry, then this Erin is the soft romantic antithesis..well..until you get to those leather boot spats!!  Wow!!  Love!!  And they are like textured snakeskin leather like too.  Oh…my…word.  My heart can’t take much more LOL!  The heirloom in this set is the brush.  The baby blonde tresses and softened facial screening bring out the romance in this set. 

If you are interested at all about these offerings, run don’t walk to your IT dealers for these dolls people.  They are selling out fast.

And now for the set everyone wants but only a few lucky ducks will be able to get.  Time for a lottery folks and this time the twins are the coveted want and need for many collectors.

Poetic Beauty
Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set
The Heirloom Collection
The 2017 NU. Face™ Collection
Edition Size: 925
Estimated Delivery: September 2017
Retail Price: $199.00 US

*** THIS GIFT SET WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE VIA INTEGRITY TOYS DEALERS!***
THIS WILL BE OFFERED VIA A W CLUB EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY FROM IT DIRECT LATER THIS YEAR (MORE DETAILS TO COME).

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Lilith and Eden
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Mahogany (Lilith) and
Pale Honey (Eden)

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2016 Vogue, Inc  LV Fall 2016 RTW

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2016 Vogue, Inc. LV Fall 2016 RTW

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2016 Vogue, Inc.06-louis-viutton prefall 2016

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden Blair Twin-Doll Gift Set

This set has me all gooey inside.  LOVE!!  All the accessories alone would have me buying but the twins ( especially Lilith) are my favorites.  That leather crossover vest on Eden…Dying!  Lilith’s entire outfit has me fainting.  Add in the LV bags and I’m a goner.  Oh lottery Gods, may you shine favorably on me…or…in the event I miss out on this one…may you give me sharp elbows with which to battle in the secondary market for this set. 

So that is the Nu.Face collection for this year.  Wow!!  Don’t you feel like you have eaten a really good meal at a Michelin starred restaurant?!!  There were so many highlights of this collection that I can’t pick a favorite doll.  I would have to give the win to the detailed accessories though and the general cohesiveness and feel of the collection.  There was something for everyone I think.  If you wanted soft romantic, you got it…if you wanted edgy fierce…you got that too.  I also think Mr. Ayala has given the market that youthful fashion forward vibe that many collectors have been wanting to return to Nu.Face.  This look is current.  It is now and extremely marketable.  Excellent job done by the young rising talent of Jessy Ayala and smart of Integrity Toys to bring him on board.