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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

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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.

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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!

©2016 ITFDS IT Convention

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.

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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.

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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


Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Daisies

Happy Easter everyone!!  Since we are all at home and anxious during this global pandemic ( and there is a sentence I never expected or wanted to write) Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and I wanted to bring a little pastel beauty to everyone’s day and week.  I hope these images bring some joy to your day and some hope into your hearts.  We will get through this together and come out stronger for it.  And with that…lets get on with the photos.  Hilda and I have collaborated again with Laduree as our inspiration. 

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Dasies

All dresses were made by Hilda and are up for sale through her blog Bellissima Couture .  She has a limited supply of each color.  I have also made some coordinating bags and boxes for these.  The dresses do not come with the hats.  I added those for these images.

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Dasies

The bags and boxes are available now. Very limited quantity.   The pillows and rose filled little box will come out a bit later.  The flowers are not available…sorry folks ( my supplier for these is not producing currently).  If you are just interested in the bags and boxes, contact me via email at raberry65@msn.com.  If you are interested in the dress and bags/boxes, contact Hilda through her blog.  Bag with 2 boxes is $15 plus S/H ( pink, blue, white).  Bag with 1 box $10 plus S/H( mint green).  Hat boxes are $12 plus S/H.  Shipping and handling on the these especially internationally will be a bit more because items need to be shipped in boxes.

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Dasies

The lovely Lemon Frost Poppy Parker in her Easter bonnet by Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Dasies

The adorable Groovy Poppy Parker and hat by Judy O’Connell of Aponi Designs

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Dasies

Split Decision Poppy Parker with hat by Tiny Kitty Collier ( I think this was from the charity luncheon outfit??)

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Celebrating Easter with Poppies and Dasies

Keen Poppy Parker with another hat from Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World.

Digital Hugs to all and please, please, please keep up social distancing.  Remember that we are doing it for others as well as ourselves.  Also, if I have any followers who are health care workers in any capacity…you have my continued whole hearted respect and admiration for the valiant jobs you are doing. 

-Rebecca


NBDCC Convention News–Sitting this one out.

First and Foremost let me wish Barbie a very Happy 61st Birthday today!!!  In honor of her birthday I thought it would be a good day to announce some news and give some information on a fun sale that Miss Hilda ( Bellissima Couture) and I have cooked up for Miss Barbie.

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Some of you may have heard already but I wanted to put this out there for everyone. Hilda and I will not be attending the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention this year in Las Vegas.  The reasons for us not going are varied.  I want to assure everyone that it is not due to any health related issues.  My family and I are doing very well and I am happy to report that all of my daughter’s scans have been blissfully clear and without any evidence of cancer since 2018.  Sooooo grateful!!!  Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.  They are working!!

We are very sad to not be seeing everyone.  This community of collectors is what drives Hilda and I to do what we do.   Because we love and value this collector community so much we have been coming up with some fun ways to offer the same products we normally offer at Barbiecon but via our online shops.  This way everyone can participate and not just those attending the convention.  For those attending NBDCC, please know we are very sorry to miss seeing and visiting with you at the convention.  I am most sorry to miss that one on one connection.  It was and is always the highlight of going to the convention for me.

Now that we are announcing, both Hilda and I wanted to offer up a special sales event on Barbie’s birthday to begin our series of online events leading up to the NBDCC.   The plan is to offer a couple different capsule collections from now until June.  These capsule collections will include fashions by Hilda (Bellissima Couture).  Some will have unique OOAK fabrics we have developed together.  Offerings will include luxury accessories that I have done to compliment the fashions.  Also, this means {cue drumroll please!}….my Etsy shop is opening!!!!

My Etsy shop is ITFashionDollStudio and should be open by Friday if not before.  I will send the link via blog post on Friday or before once it is open.

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©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

If you are interested in the fashions, head on over to Hilda’s blog (Bellissima Couture). She is selling the dresses and the dresses with bag as a set.  If you are interested in the accessories ( bag sets, individual bags, hat boxes and pillows) please visit my Etsy shop when it opens this Friday.

-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


Loving Natalia

Here we are in the days preceding Valentine’s Day and I had a chance to photograph one of the new additions to the studio…Make Me Blush Natalia.  This doll is the second wave of the highly popular “Boudoir Collection” from Integrity Toys.  It’s designed by Jessy Ayala who is himself  a collector  and understands very well what his fellow collectors want.  His designs usually include accessories that go directly to the heart of what people like to collect.  This last capsule collection was no exception.

In 2019 pictures were released to WClub members…

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc.

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc.

©2019 Integrity Toys Boudoir Collection wave 2

Of the three dolls offered in this WClub lottery collection, Natalia in the middle came out as the big favorite. 

Make Me Blush
Natalia Fatalé™ Close-up Doll
The Fashion Royalty®
Boudoir Collection (Wave 2)
Expected Ship Date:
First week of December 2019
Special Member-Only Pricing: $135.00

**OFFERED VIA RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY

Edition Size: 800
Head Sculpt: Natalia 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled Foot
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Strawberry Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

 

©2019 Integrity Toys Boudoir Collection wave 2

This lucky collector was one of the lottery winners!!  I am so thrilled to have this one in my collection.  She photographs like a dream!!

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Loving Natalia

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Loving Natalia

©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Loving Natalia

She is definitely giving off the Hollywood starlit vibe.  I adored photographing her and using this chaise lounge that I had repainted and have had forever ( pullip petite luxury furniture).  She is the perfect model to convey romance for any Valentine’s Day. 

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©2020 Inside the Fashion Doll Studio-Loving Natalia

-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


Spring Fever-Casual

It’s a known fact that in the Pacific Northwest we many times don’t really see sunshine for months and months from November through February.  The holidays take up some of that time and normally we Pacific Northwesterners deal with it well during that time.  Once the holidays are over though…all bets are off.  I normally hit January with a hunger for the sun.  If the sun doesn’t come to us, I will invent it in my photos.  I’m bringing out the pastels and dreaming of sunshine!!

Model: Looks a Plenty Poppy Parker

Dress: Bellissima Couture

Shoes: Paul Zhangby on Ebay

Sunglasses: ITFDS

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

And because it’s fun to play around with Lightroom and Photoshop sometimes….  Love this silver haired Poppy!

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

Model: Midnight Decadence Poppy Parker

Dress: Munle on Etsy ( he sells through HOANGANHKHOI on Etsy)

Shoes: Mattel

Purse: @MyDollhouse2005 on Instagram

This gown is all kinds of yumminess.  I adore it!!  Pair it with this adorable 1/6 scale Hermes Kelly bag and all is well in the world. 

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Spring Fever Casual

 

-Rebecca

For those interested in the scarf and sunglasses set from previous blog post, you need to email me at raberry65@msn.com

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Bringing the Versace

Integrity Toys spoiled it’s WClub members with a gift set that was Versace inspired in late 2019.  Club members just received this gift set and I would say we are very happy.  Thank you Jessy Ayala for this stunning design!

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc.

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc.

Ocean Drive
Baroness Agnes Von Weiss™
Dressed Doll Mini Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2019 W Club Exclusive

Head Sculpt: Agnes
Foot Sculpt: High heel
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

The inspiration is clearly Versace’s 2018 Spring RTW tribute collection to Gianni Versace. 

©2018 Vogue Inc

©2018 Vogue Inc

The accessories with the gift set are truly amazing!

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

Very mermaid likeWinking smile

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

And because this is Versace inspired…I felt Agnes need to be in an ad campaign for them.

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

The glasses and the silk scarf were made by me.  If interested, contact me.

-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


Black and White Forever Barbie

2020 will be the final year for the BFMC Barbie adult collector line.  While it is sad to see the end, I think it is time to let this one go.  The line since the articulated body made it’s appearance and economy measures were installed at Mattel have really taken this line down to the basic level.  Case in point, the first doll of the final series in 2020 is “Best in Black”

Barbie® Best In Black™ Doll

  • Label: Gold Label®
  • Designer: Robert Best
  • Release Date: 11/20/2019
  • Eyelashes: Painted
  • Body Type: Poseable silkstone
  • Included With Dress, pair of sheer socks,pair of shoes, & Doll Stand
  • Facial sculpt: Vintage Silkstone
  • Fashion Sewn On?: No
  • Fashion: Jet-black mini dress with stylish leg-of-mutton sleeves

©2019 Mattel Best in Black Barbie

©2019 Mattel Best in Black Barbie

©2019 Mattel Best in Black Barbie

©2019 Mattel Best in Black Barbie

Ok…so if you were looking to design and offer a doll to symbolize a funeral for the BFMC line….Mattel hit the nail on the head.  This doll is indeed headed to a funeral with all the austerity and solemnity that would entail.  No jewelry, no handbag, socks shoes and a black dress.  Okie Dokie.  Not the way this amazing BFMC line of dolls should begin the end of its career in my opinion but here we are. 

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Who knows what the last entries for this line will entail but at this point, my hopes are not high.  For it’s last offering of 2019, the BFMC managed to at least give us collectors a ball gown so I have decided to celebrate that with a blog post.  Don’t get me wrong, the BFMC has thrilled and blown  this collector away many times since 2001.  I am happy to have been able to collect this line for the past 19 years.  I am just sad to see it ending on such a low note. 

This past season, I was able to add a tree to the ITFDS studio.  The theme for the tree was all black and white.  Chanel was an inspiration.

©2019 ITFDS - White and Black Forever

And it inspired me to give the 2019 Black and White Forever Barbie a photo shoot.

©2019 Mattel Inc. Black and White Forever Barbie

Barbie® Black and White Forever™ Doll

  • Label: Gold Label®
  • Designer: Robert Best
  • Release Date: 6/04/2019
  • Included with doll: Slingback shoes, Earrings, Doll Stand,gloves, petticoat,wrist tag
  • Eyelashes: Painted
  • Fashion: Petticoat, Slingback shoes
  • Fashion Sewn On?: No
  • Body Type: Posable BFMC
  • Doll Stand: Yes
  • Facial sculpt: 11590

©2019 ITFDS- Black and White Forever Barbie

©2019 ITFDS- Black and White Forever Barbie

©2019 ITFDS- Black and White Forever Barbie

©2019 ITFDS- Black and White Forever Barbie

©2019 ITFDS- Black and White Forever Barbie

©2019 ITFDS- Black and White Forever Barbie

She at least has some earrings Smile.  I’m not a huge fan of the articulated body or the glitter eye shadow but at least she has a ballgown.  I also like the two toned white with black hair in an elegant updo.   Is she worth the $100 price tag?  I would wait for a sale on this one. 

-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


Inspirational Thursday

Good Morning readers!  Or for some of you it is afternoon or evening.  Well, wherever you are in the world, are you ready for some inspiration?  I was recently at the Integrity Toys Convention in Baltimore MD and I was captivated by some mini portraits that were so cleverly done I immediately snapped them up and look forward to adding more to my collection.  The clever and talented artist is Kelly Rinaldi and she is seriously multi talented.  She walked away with the the judges choice award for diorama and wowed shoppers with these mini portraits. 

©2019 ITFDS -Insprirational Thursday

Sometimes, it’s one item that sends me into a whole different level of creativity.  This past week, it has been these mini portraits…or rather just one. 

©2019 ITFDS -Insprirational Thursday

Mini portrait:  Kelly Rinaldi ( contact her on Instagram @you_are_a_doll )

Purse: Phillip Nuveen on Etsy

Dress: Mizi dolls

Shoes and jewelry: Integrity toys

Shopping bag and sunglasses: ITFDS

Above is the mood board going forward into the next week of posts.   One of my favorite places on the planet to visit is NYC.  Specifically I LOVE visiting The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection art museum and Laduree ( which happens to be just around the corner from The Frick).  I give all the credit to this trifecta of NYC loveliness to my sistah friend Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture who used to be Young Fellow of the Frick and encouraged me to explore it when I was in NYC for my daughter’s Carnegie Hall performance ( yes, proud Mom name dropping ).  It is truly a jewel box of a museum.  That love of museum hopping in NYC and the new love for these mini portraits plus some stellar fashions I have recently added to my collection have Inspired the next couple of blog posts.  I hope you enjoy them as much I have enjoyed creating, styling and shooting them. 

 

–Rebecca


Giselle in the Flowers

Wow!!  Do I even know how to do this anymore? {snort}.  I’m not going to lie people…it felt like rusty gears starting to work again setting up for this photo shoot and getting it done.  When all was said and done, I have to honestly say…”Dag it felt good!!” 

I have always been a fan of Vogue style editor Grace Coddington and her work.  When I first had the idea for this image, I thought of her and her styling and went from there.  I had to use this glorious background and then I needed natural light.  For those who follow me on Instagram, I teased a few photos there. 

Here are a couple quick behind the scene shots and a little peak at my new studio space….will be sharing more of that through the holiday season Winking smile.

©2019 InsideTheFashionDollStudio-Giselle in the Flowers

©2019 InsideTheFashionDollStudio-Giselle in the Flowers

And after some post production magic…this is what we have. 

©2019 InsideTheFashionDollStudio-Giselle in the Flowers

©2019 InsideTheFashionDollStudio-Giselle in the Flowers

I think this Giselle was the breakout hit from last years Integrity toys convention.  Many people had difficulty seeing past the the retinal searing yellow outfit she sported.  I have to admit, I almost didn’t get her.  But then I took a second look at her soft makeup palette and decided, “yeah…I can work with that”.  Believe it or not, I had an image in my mind close to this final floral image when I first bought her over a year ago.  Yes…I really do have images sitting in my head that long and longer before I can get it on film.  So often, it never gets rendered.  I was happy to get it and bring it forth today.  Hope you all enjoy.

–Rebecca


NBDCC 2019- The OOAK Parties

Many collectors show up days in advance of the actual start of convention to take part in room shopping and to participate in the One of A Kind (OOAK) parties by various artists.  There is a rich and varied pool of artists that repaint and redress Barbie in haute couture.  It’s one of my favorite parts of convention to be honest and I was honored to be allowed to photograph many of the shows.  I apologize in advance for the shows I did not cover…namely Ninimomo.  There were simply not enough hours in the day and too many amazing artists to photograph.  I encourage you to scrounge the internet to find images of Nick and Marie’s amazing creations.  They are not to be missed.

I have put the full set of images on my Flickr ( you can find the link on my sidebar…too the right on your screen)  I have included a few of my favorite shots here.

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The collection was sublime as always.  Such a pleasure to see and be able to photograph these lovely pieces of art. 

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-NBDCC 2019 the OOAK parties

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-NBDCC 2019 the OOAK parties

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-NBDCC 2019 the OOAK parties

 

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This year the talented duo of Mario Paglino and Gianni Grossi payed tribute to the history of Barbie.  They reimagined all the famous and popular  looks of Barbie from her 1959 beginnings up through the current day.  It was a thorough and imaginative collection with some truly stellar examples of couture Barbie.

Madame du Barbie interpretation

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-NBDCC 2019 the OOAK parties

And the original…

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Malibu Barbie interpretation

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-NBDCC 2019 the OOAK parties

and the original…

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Roman Holiday interpretation

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-NBDCC 2019 the OOAK parties

and the original…

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Every piece was a work of art!!!  And lucky me…my number was chosen early and I got to come home with this lovely!!

Evening Splendor interpretation

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-NBDCC 2019 the OOAK parties

and the original…

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Artist Creations

Another show that many collectors will show up early to ensure they won’t miss these works of art.

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-NBDCC 2019 the OOAK parties

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-NBDCC 2019 the OOAK parties

©2019 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-NBDCC 2019 the OOAK parties

So many artist dolls to enjoy and photograph!!  My cup runneth over SmileAgain, if you want to see the full set of images, head over to my flickr.  All photos from the OOAK parties will be there by end of the day. 

–Rebecca


NBDCC 2019–Let It Begin!!!

©Barbie Convention LLC 2019

I have just returned from the National Barbie Doll Collector Convention which was held in Kansas City, Missouri.  It was a big year this year as it is Barbie’s 60th birthday.  The actual convention began on Wednesday, July31st but most avid collectors show up as early as the Sunday before to take advantage of amazing room shopping.  Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and I opened on Monday for room sales.  Here are a few of the shots of what we had available in our room.

©2019 ITFDS

©2019 ITFDS

©2019 ITFDS

©2019 ITFDS

©2019 ITFDS

Hilda’s exclusives for room shopping and sales room

©2019 ITFDS

©2019 ITFDS

And some fun eyewear and neck scarves from me….

©2019 ITFDS

Needless to say, we hit the ground running upon landing in Kansas City on Sunday Winking smile

Stay tuned….more blog posts on ooak designer parties and convention events coming up!!

–Rebecca


The Elyse Chronicles: Purple Passion

I was going back through photo files this past weekend and what do you know…I found a few images I had not shared last year! 

Model: Net a Porter Elyse

Gown: Eifeldolldress ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/eifel85/)

Earrings:  Party Dress Silkstone Barbie

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles Purple Passion

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles Purple Passion

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles Purple Passion

Love, love, love the feel of the velvety skin texture on these Jason Wu specialty Elyse’s he did last year.  I love how it feels and I love how it translates through a lens.  There isn’t as much glare from lights, less shine. 

-Rebecca


2018 NBDCC–Magia2000 OOAK Event

On Tuesday, Magia2000 unveiled their convention collection and it did not disappoint.  This collection paid tribute to couture collections and designers of the past and present.  All of the big couture houses were represented…Dior, Valentino, Armani, Dolce and Gabbana, YSL and the list goes on.  The collection sold out in the hours it was up for bid and purchase.  Many lucky collectors whose numbers were called early walked away happy campers.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magia2000 OOAK Event

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magia2000 OOAK Event

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magia2000 OOAK Event

Mario and Gianni also included inspiration photos next to each doll.  I always love to see what inspires an artist to create.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magia2000 OOAK Event

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magia2000 OOAK Event

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magia2000 OOAK Event

The attention to detail by these two artists is really amazing!  It is a treat to just see these pieces of art let alone be able to purchase them.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magia2000 OOAK Event

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magia2000 OOAK Event

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magia2000 OOAK Event

The complete set of photos will be up on my Flickr account(link in the side bar to the right) in about and hour.  I will be uploading after this post.  Hope you all enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed viewing this collection and photographing it.

-Rebecca


Doll Photography and Blogging: The Set

This one is the fun one…or at least I think it is.  It’s about the diorama photos and all those little details.  If set building for a photo is not your thing…this might not be your favorite episode.  For me, this is the joy of what I do…creating that story and scene.  Hope you walk away with a new idea or way to make your photos or collecting more fun and meaningful.

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Don’t forget to upgrade to hi-def and full screen in bottom right corner of video.

 

–Rebecca


Doll Photography and Blogging: Light

So I attempt to do every Friday but some days…it will be later.  This weeks mini segment is about light and how important it is when taking an image.  Hope you all enjoy!  Don’t forget to click on the HD button in bottom right of video to get high quality video and use the other button in bottom right of screen to get full screen.

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–Rebecca


The Elyse Chronicles: Red Sparrow

Ok…so I couldn’t just leave this Elyse with just a Barbie makeover shot.   I also wanted to show her in a more sophisticated look than the white and black sundress she came in.  I was having some difficulty coming up with a different look for her and received some inspiration from an unlikely place…the current book I was reading.

Model:  Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Doll “Nordstrom Exclusive”

Dress, cape, shoes, jewelry: Star Power Vanessa by  Integrity Toys

Hat: Dimitha

Muff: Bogue’s Vogues

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles:Red Sparrow

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles:Red Sparrow

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles:Red Sparrow

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles:Red Sparrow

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -The Elyse Chronicles:Red Sparrow

–Rebecca


The Elyse Chronicles: The B Word

For this installment of the Elyse Chronicles and my homage to the 10th Anniversary Jason Wu dolls, I’m using the Nordstrom’s Elyse.  This doll was an exclusive release from the upscale retailer Nordstrom. 

©2018 Inside The fashion Doll Studio- The Elyse Chronicles:The B Word

Ok come on….when the first images of this doll were released…even though many of us are Integrity Toys collectors…we all thought it…Barbie.

She looks a whole like like Miss Babs with the hairstyle and bright red lips, nails and toes.   Given that, I just had to do this next set of photos.  I just had to.

©2018 Inside The fashion Doll Studio- The Elyse Chronicles:The B Word

 

©2018 Inside The fashion Doll Studio- The Elyse Chronicles:The B Word

©2018 Inside The fashion Doll Studio- The Elyse Chronicles:The B Word

–Rebecca


Doll Photography and Blogging: Equipment

Here is the next installment of this presentation.  Hope you guys find some useful info here.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the questions in the comment section of this blog post.  Don’t forget to select HD and full screen in bottom right hand corner of video to get best quality.

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–Rebecca


The Elyse Chronicles: La Vie en Rose

The first doll released from the Jason Wu 10th Anniversary collection was the La Vie en Bleu Elyse.  The option to purchase her was given to each 2016 Integrity Toys Convention attendee.

©2016 Integrity Toys La Vie en Blue

©2016 Integrity Toys La Vie en Blue

So in keeping with  the theme I started, since she came to us originally in an evening look, I thought to put her in a daywear look.  I looked no further than a new uber chic suit I received from Etsy designer and seller HoangAnhKhoi.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-La Vie en Rose

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-La Vie en Rose

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-La Vie en Rose

And what blog post called “La Vie en Rose” could not include a link to this…

 


The Elyse Chronicles: Daywear to Nightwear

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles Daywear to Nightwear

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman

The Bergdorf Goodman Elsye in the navy pants and yellow and navy sweater is clearly a daywear look.  To me it is VERY Sonya Rykiel and while I loved the turban on the real life fashion, I don’t feel it translated well to 1/6 scale. 

©2010 Vogue 2011 Spring RTW Jason Wu

Perhaps the turban will be put to good use elsewhere in my collection…that remains to be seen but…I needed to transform this Elyse from daywear to eveningwear.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles Daywear to Nightwear

Talk about DRAMA!

Model: Bergdorf Goodman Elyse Navy Pant

Gown: And Another Thing Kyori gift set by Integrity Toys

Jewelry and Shoes: Malefique Elyse

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles Daywear to Nightwear

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles Daywear to Nightwear

Love the short slicked back hairstyle and the facial screening on this one. 

-Rebecca