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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


Alta Moda for All Collectors!

Integrity Toys just announced another goodie for collectors!  As I have explained in previous blog posts, for the past couple of Integrity Toys conventions the advanced design competition winner gets to have their design produced by IT.  It’s a really nice perk and what an incentive for the incredibly talented pool of IT collectors.  This past year the advanced design competition was won by Salvador Lopez Arriaga.

Here are some images I took of his design entry at the convention:

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Alta Moda Karolin Stone

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Alta Moda Karolin Stone

Congratulations Salvador!!  You made Karolin look stunning and many collectors are looking forward to adding your amazing work to their collection.  Here is the finished Integrity Toys production doll.

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Alta Moda Karolin Stone

Alta Moda
Karolin Stone™ Dressed Doll
The NU. FACE™ Collection
2016 Design Competition Winner
Edition Size: TBD
Estimated Delivery: Spring 2018
W Club Only Retail Price: $135.00 US + Shipping and Handling
General Public Retail Price: $145.00 US + Shipping and Handling

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Karolin Stone™
Body: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Platinum Champagne Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Alta Moda Karolin Stone

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Alta Moda Karolin Stone

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Alta Moda Karolin Stone

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Alta Moda Karolin Stone

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Alta Moda Karolin Stone

 

You have to give Integrity Toys an A+ for staying true to the original design.  They faithfully reproduced it down to the doll Mr. Arriaga used!   Feel free to follow Salvador on his Instagram account as he continues to share his design projects.  I have followed him for over a year now and he never fails to inspire and amaze. 

OK…so what do you need to know to order this doll?  1) If you are WClub member, use the link in the email that was sent to you by noon ET September 19, 2017 . 2) If you are not a WClub member, I am assuming this lovely will be available in their shop at The Integrity Toys website after September 19th.  At the time of this posting, they have not given specific information other than it will be available to the general public.  That could mean IT direct or through their dealers.  I will post more information when I have it.

-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 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.


The Millennial Chanel

Many fashion collections are targeting the rich pocket of the Millennial generation right now.  I was interested in styling one of the most recent NuFace girls to embody that plus stay true to the original theme of IT and Jessy Ayala’s Reckless collection…the movie “Clueless”.  It all started with this fabulous jacket from the Etsy shop ElenPriv.  It continued with the amazing necklace from Etsy shop IsabelleParisJewels.  The rest just came into place after that.  

Model, earrings, hat and gloved hands:  NuFace AKA Gigi Giselle

JacketElenpriv on Etsy

Top: NuFace She Owns Everything Erin

Skirt: NuFace Up All Night Lilith

Shoes, bag: NuFace Touble Eden

Stockings: NuFace Total Betty Ayumi

Necklace: IsabelleParisJewels on Etsy

 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Millennial Chanel

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Millennial Chanel

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Millennial Chanel

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Millennial Chanel

-Rebecca


Ayumi is a Total Betty

The actual name for this doll is Totally Betty Ayumi.  If you have never watched the movie Clueless you may have missed the meaning of the reference.  Per the Online Slang Dictionary, the definition of Betty is

noun
  • an attractive female; "hottie". 

Oddly enough, the citation for this definition is the movie Clueless.   Well..whether or not the movie coined this term and it’s meaning, this Ayumi is definitely a stunner.  The outfit she came in was perfect for the urban and hip look.  My collection runs more towards the elegant and sophisticated so I wanted to transform this current Ayumi with an outfit I had recently received.  I suspected she would fit into “elegant and sophisticated” without a problem….and I was right.  This also gave me a chance to use one of the amazing screens I recently picked up on Etsy.

Model and jewelry:  Totally Betty Ayumi

Shoes: FR2 shoe pack

Suit and faux fur: HOANG ANH KHOI on Etsy

Screen: Customdollhouse on Etsy

Tulips:  Available soon at ITFDS

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Ayumi is a Total Betty

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Ayumi is a Total Betty

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Ayumi is a Total Betty

I absolutely adore the soft facial screening on her!!  A number of collectors have said she bears a striking resemblance to Chrissy Teigan.  I can totally see that!

chrissy-teigen-wedding-dress-photos1

-Rebecca


Recklessness in the Studio!

I received the lovely dolls I ordered from the “Reckless” collection from my fabulous Integrity Toy’s dealer  this past week and I have to say…I am not disappointed at all.  The facial screenings are delightful and the fashions and accessories exceed expectations on most levels.  My only complaint is that the choker necklaces on both Ayumi and Erin needed to have adjustments.  On mine at least the choker was too tight a fit and I ended up adding another bigger jump ring so it would close around the neck.  I know some people are just popping the heads off and putting the necklace on but that seemed like too much work to me given how often I redress these models…so the jump ring was a good solution for me. 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

The braids were a surprise to me and apparently a lot of other collectors.  They didn’t show these in the promo shots so I made sure to showcase them in these pictures.  Definitely a Moschino influence with the burned edge bow.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv

Moschino 2016 RTW

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

Jessy Ayala did a marvelous job with the modern day “Clueless” inspired collection.  It’s young, its hip, it’s edgy and it also manages to be fun.  I am looking forward to photographing different looks.

I also ordered the Erin but did not get individual shots of her so I went ahead and did a group shot of the girls I did order.  I will be adding Lilith and hope upon all hope that I can add the Eden to.  Please shine down on me oh Lottery Gods.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio

And…because, as Jessy explained to us at the last IT convention, this collection was inspired by the movie Clueless…I just had to do this.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Recklessness in the Studio


Reckless Smoke and Mirrors

No…I’m not doing a current political climate op-ed.  WClub members woke up to some much anticipated and exciting news.  The highly anticipated lottery for Trouble Eden was announced.   That alone would have people anxious and excited.

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. Reckless collection

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. Trouble Eden

This was to be the final installment of the NU.Face™ Reckless collection….or so we thought.   Integrity Toys and the WClub kicked up the heat however with their lottery announcement by adding the mother of all ginsu cutting knife moments.

But Wait There’s  More!!

Many collectors were lamenting the fact that this Eden would be a lottery.  It appears that the WClub was listening because they offered up a consolation prize to beat all consolation prizes for lovers of the twins.  Yep…you guessed it, the WClub members were given the option to purchase ( purchase not another lottery!) a companion Lilith doll to this Eden…and she has left this collector with her jaw on the floor.

Jaw-drop

Smoke & Mirrors
Lilith™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
W CLUB EXCLUSIVE
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer 2017
Limited Edition Size: TBD (Edition size will be based on total amount of pre-orders.)
Suggested Retail Price: $140.00
 
***IT DIRECT / W CLUB EXCLUSIVE*** **IMPORTANT**
THIS DOLL WILL NOT BE SOLD THROUGH IT DEALERS!
 
 
Doll Tech Specs
 
Head Sculpt: Lilith
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0 (With Waist Joint)
Skintone: Cream
Hair Color: Smoky Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Smoke and Mirrors Lilith

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Smoke and Mirrors Lilith

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Smoke and Mirrors Lilith

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Smoke and Mirrors Lilith

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. Smoke and Mirrors Lilith

Another home run from the new kid on the block at Integrity Toys…Jessy Ayala!!  Love her from head to toe Jessy.  I have only one phrase for you sir…

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…well…maybe we are Winking smile

-Rebecca


It’s Party Time

Everyone in the fashion world has their eyes turned toward Paris right now for the culmination of the 2017 Spring Summer Ready to Wear shows and I thought, “what does one do at the end of fashion week?”.  If it were me, I would want to celebrate so that is the inspiration behind this group of photos.  Well…that and a killer sparkle dress from Rimdoll. 

Here is the mood board I posted on Instagram.

Dress:  Rimdoll on Etsy

Shoes:  Integrity Toys Cold shoulder Eugenia

Earrings:  Integrity Toys Fabulous Fields Luchia

Glassware:  Facets by Marcia

Fur Wrap:  Pottery Barn wine bottle adornment ( yes!!  seriously!!  I know right?!)

Champagne bottle:  origins of which are lost in the quagmire of my mind….

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

There was another item besides the gown that I was inspired by.  Those of us who attended last years Integrity Toys convention were a bit hmmmm…lets just say underwhelmed by the convention doll last year.  Her name was ‘Making an Entrance’ Karolin Stone and she was a severe looking lady with a major broad forehead.  Not the most attractive look in my opinion. 

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I really liked her facial screening but I was all ready to sell this one when I saw an image of a restyled Karolin on Rimdoll’s Etsy site.  I decided to change course and see if I could soften her look a bit.  Here is what I ended up with and I have to say…I am very happy Winking smile

She still has the wide forehead but at least it’s softened up by the roll of bangs. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

 

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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Welcome to Fall everyone!

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And before you say it…YES I know there is no such thing as a pink pumpkin.  They are there to remind all of us that it is breast cancer awareness month people…so do those self exams and get those mammograms!!!


Defiant Rayna

Ok, so each year at Integrity Toys convention there are design competitions.  The person who wins the judges award for the advanced design competition at the convention has the option of having their design actually produced.  Integrity Toys started doing this a couple of years ago as a perk to entering the design competition.  This past year, the winner of this award was Jason Kramer.  His design was a combination of street grunge and haute couture.  Not easy to do folks but he managed to meld it into a cohesive and stylish design.  Interesting to note…this was Jason’s first Integrity Toys convention.  This is not, however, his first foray into designing.  He is Artistic Director and Lead Designer at a costume design company that specializes in custom made dance wear.  Jason, we are so glad you came to your first convention!!  We hope you return!

©2016 Integrity Toys, IncDefiant
Rayna™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
2015 Design Competition Award Doll by Jason Kramer
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: January/February 2017
Special W Club Price: $135.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.
General Public Price: $145.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax.

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Rayna™
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Golden Bronze
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Note: Pictures of prototypes shown below; final production colors and textures may vary slightly.

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©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc

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©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc

PRE-ORDER BEFORE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2016 AT NOON EASTERN TIME!

-Rebecca


Eden Wears It Better

No disrespect to the fine talents of Mr. Best and Mattel but…I think Eden from Integrity Toys wears this one better. 

© 2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Eden Wears It Better

© 2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Eden Wears It Better

© 2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Eden Wears It Better

© 2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Eden Wears It Better

© 2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Eden Wears It Better

And yes people…this silkstone’s shoes will fit the Nu.Face model here….barely but it works.  I am still trying to figure out if I like the swirl curl bang thing on her forehead.  Winking smile

-Rebecca

 


Happy Valentine’s Day!!

I picked up this glorious gown at the last IT convention and have been waiting for the right lady to wear it.  It is a power house of a gown so who better than “Power House Ayumi” to wear it. 

Model: Power House Ayumi

Gown: PonnePP ( you can find his photos and work on Flickr at www.flickr.com/ponne1984)

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio


Let It Begin!!! WClub 2016 Opens for Enrollment

 

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©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

If you are even a little interested in this club, SIGN UP!!  This is a limited time enrollment folks and they only leave it open for a couple of weeks.  Once it is closed…it’s closed until this time next year.  For the 2016 WClub, the powers that be at Integrity Toys have what looks to be an amazing lineup of enticements to get you to buy a lot more than the base membership.  Let’s take a look at the goodies shall we.

Base membership ($50) will get you:

1. Awesome Club Exclusive Dolls! At minimum 5 exclusive dolls per membership ( 1 FR, 1 NuFace, 2 Poppy Parkers, 1 JEM)
3. Store Coupon of $25 ( Note* some exclusions do apply – read fine print)
4. MEMBERS-ONLY exclusive online events where the IT design team unveils their latest creations.
5. "Right to buy" lotteries
6.  More exclusives
7. The chance to purchase your convention passes before members of the general public

Oh but wait….there’s more!

Did someone say “upgrade dolls”?, Why, yes they did and there are three!

Take Me On
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2016 W Club Upgrade Doll
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2016
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Vanessa Perrin 3.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Color: Deep Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

Oh yes baby…Take me on indeed.  I’m in and apparently this lady is set to travel.  Will need to grab her a coat first.  I am hoping that the eyes are a little less intense as the pictures show but her outfit, jewelry and travel accessories spell “right up Rebecca’s alley”.  And…she isn’t wearing black!!!  YES!!!

Ma Petite Fleur
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2016 W Club Upgrade Doll
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2016
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Light Blond Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

Dear Lord David!!!  You are killing me here.  If you are starting off the year with this bit of scrumptious Bon Bon candy…I will die a happy contented Poppy Parker collector at the end of this WClub year.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE where you are taking Poppy this year.  Brigitte Bardot incarnate.  To my friend Matt Sutton…Yes, Rebecca’s brain just exploded.

Be Daring
Imogen Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
2016 W Club Upgrade Doll
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2016
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Nu. Face 2.0
Head Sculpt: Imogen
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Blond Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

My reaction?…

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Oh yes again!!!  My poor, poor wallet is toast but Stefan and I are happy.  How amazing is this Imogen?!  Love the smoky eye and beautiful slightly tan Hungarian skin stone.  It’s so edgy chic!!  Perfect for the newly revamped and emerging Nu.Face line.

It looks like the Nu.Face team is going back to Balmain for inspiration here and can I just say…good call on NOT doing the ruffled pants.  Looks like there may be some Alexander MCQueen going on as well with all the skulls.

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I don’t know about other WClubbers but this one is a happy, happy camper…one soon to be very poor happy, happy camper.

If you interested in becoming a WClub member or want to learn more, feel free to watch  IT’s video brochure here.  If you already know you want in…go to WClub website and follow the instructions.  I have been a member for many years and have never regretted it nor had any single problem with their website.  Deadline to sign up for 2016 WClub is 9 PM Eastern Time on February 16th, 2016


Integrity Toys 2015 Convention “Cinematic” Part II–Convention Exclusives

Let me start out by defining “convention exclusives”.  Convention exclusives are dolls or items that are available for purchase only to convention attendees.  These are not the freebies or gifts given to attendees these are simply items that were available for purchase to convention attendees.  I am not including the Grace Kelly Eugenia in this list because she was available to WClub members.   This was the first year that Integrity Toys gave this option ( and a good one in my opinion) so we have a whole other category of “convention exclusives available to WClub”.  The groups of dolls  that fall into this category are

1) I.T. Sales room exclusives

2) Centerpiece dolls

3) Workshop dolls

4) WClub luncheon and Welcome cocktail dolls

I.T. Sales Room Exclusives

Idol Worship Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
(Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Well hello Elizabeth Taylor!!  That was the general consensus of the inspiration for this beauty.  Perhaps one of her Butterfield 8 outfits was the clothing inspiration for this one.  That would be my guess as it has an obvious nod to a lingerie look.  Loved this look and the hairstyle on the Kyori is to die for.  The shoes on this one have a weird fit to them…as in they almost don’t fit.  As long as she is standing stationary, no problem but if you pick this one up and off the stand…look for the shoes on the floor.  Other than that, this ones fabulousElizabeth Taylor in Cat on a hot tin Roof

First Blush
Ayumi N.™ Dressed Doll (Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

I am not sure of the “cinematic” tie in on this one other than it looks like something a current starlet would wear to a movie premier.  The shoes and accessories are to die for.  That purse!! This is a perfect look for the NuFace line.  Edgy, modern and chic.  Don’t know if I will be keeping the doll but I certainly have plans for the fashion and accessories. 

Evening Blossom
Dominique Makéda™ Dressed Doll (Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Grab your umbrella’s folks ( yes, I had the song playing as I type this) Miss Rihanna is in the HOUSE. 

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I am rapidly becoming a big fan of the Dominique face mold.  This one has absolute attitude and even though she does not fit in with what I normally collect…I purchased.  She is just so…well…bad ass.  The body suit will be sold or repurposed.  This Dominique is destined for a queen of the board room photo shoot.

Traveling Incognito
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll (Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Poppy stuck with Valley of the Dolls for this convention.  Not a bad place to be either.  This is a titian haired Poppy with an animal print coat.  Umm…no brainer…she was in my shopping cart with the Marilyn Monroe Vanessa ( another animal print couture item) first.  Thank you David!!

Come Live With Me
Nigel North™ Dressed Doll (Sales Room Exclusive)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Was not into this one.  Can’t give you any specific reason why but he just didn’t speak to me at convention and as I am looking at these pictures again…Nope…still not speaking to me.

 Centerpiece Dolls:

The convention has 2 evening meal events and one luncheon event plus an extra WClub luncheon if you purchase a ticket.  For each of these meal events there is a centerpiece doll.  Typically 5-7 people get the opportunity to purchase a centerpiece doll.  They are highly collectible because their issue numbers are very low.  Here are the centerpiece dolls for this year

Time and Again
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll (Thursday Dinner Centerpiece)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Some were thinking ( and I would include myself in this group) this did not have the “Wow” factor that many have come to expect from centerpiece dolls of the past.  I did not get a clear “cinematic” vibe from this one.  It was the first event centerpiece too so as far as pacing of the events, it gave off a ho hum feel.  You want to start the first event off with a bang…you know…get people excited about the convention.  This one didn’t do it in my opinion.  It made me feel like Chanel fashion club luncheon.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Chanel and I adored this fashion and doll…just not as a centerpiece.  I did purchase this one as my number was selected.  I am not sure if she is a keeper for me though.

Love and Let Love
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll (Centerpiece)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

I never seem to win the right to purchase the Poppy parker centerpiece…it’s my lot in life and I accept it.  This year however, I had some dear friends who helped me out and I was able to purchase this beauty.  (Thank you Cynthia and Marcello {Hugs})

Stage Presence
Véronique Perrin® Dressed Doll (W Club Luncheon Centerpiece)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

The WClub luncheon is a little different than other centerpieces.  For the past couple of years, the centerpiece at the WClub luncheon is available for everyone at the table to purchase.  I like this idea because it is a nice perk for the WClub members. 

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©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Clearly we have an homage to the “Blonde bombshell” herself Jean Harlow. 

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Loved the classic platinum tresses, dramatic eyeliner and bold red lips on this one.  This centerpiece would also have been an amazing choice as the convention doll for this year.

Starlet Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll (Gala Dinner Centerpiece)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Is it Elyse or Elise???  Lets make up our minds.  I have yet to see a designer or movie influence for this one.  I guess you could say that the hairstyle is reminiscent of The Coneheads.  Seriously!!  This is the mother of all bitch bumps for Integrity Toy’s hairstyles.  Not sure how to tone it down even a little.  I think I may have to just take this one down.  I’m all for a great updo but come on people.  This went past “updo” and went straight to hydrocephalic.  On the positive, I like the pockets on this gown.   This is also my favorite face mold and my number was called.  Had to buy her.

Workshop dolls:

Lash Out!
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll (Workshop Kit)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Loved the minty fresh greenness of this platinum Poppy.  Nice work David!! Sadly, I had to miss the amazing lash workshop offered by Matt Sutton due to sales room setup.   

Up All Night
Lillith™ Dressed Doll (Workshop Doll)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

A workshop doll?!!!!  Are you kidding me?!!!  This could have easily been a convention exclusive doll and it would have sold out the first day.  She is Edgy enough for Nu.Face and classy enough for F.R.  Complete package head to toe and the fact that she is one of the twins didn’t hurt either.  Super glad I decided to purchase the doll for this one.  Nice work Integrity! 

Director’s Cut
Ace McFly Dressed Figure (Workshop Doll)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 450 Fashion Figures

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

LOTS of platinum hair going on for this convention.  He is super cute though and love the white leather bomber jacket.

WClub Luncheon and Welcome Cocktail Party Dolls:

Last but not least…the WClub luncheon doll.  This was a doll that you purchased with the price of your lunch.  The ticket for lunch cost $125.00 therefore, I take exception to the description “giveaway souvenir”.  Souvenir certainly…giveaway…not even close.  And lest my grasp of the English language is not as secure as I thought it was, I consulted Webster on this one too.

give·a·way

[ˈɡivəˌwā]

NOUN

a thing that is given free, especially for promotional purposes:

Again I state…giveaway???  not even close.

Sneak Peek Eden™ Dressed Doll (Giveaway Souvenir)
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys
©2015 Integrity Toys

So…what do I think of our “souvenir”?  First of all I also take exception to the description “dressed doll”.  She is an Eden so I am inclined to love her.  My first thought when I saw her though was…AND?  As in, And…where are her clothes?  It isn’t as if I don’t have a gazillion things to put her in but still, a little wrap dress?, swim suit cover up?, sarong?…hell, I would have settled for a Bjork like swan dress….SOMETHING ( and it would have satisfied the whole cinematic theme as she work that to the Oscars LOL).  I am not upset by her per se…just thinking a better descriptor would have been “lingerie doll”. 

As an addendum to this this years convention exclusives, attendees had the option of also purchasing a special “early bird” cocktail party ticket. The ticket included a doll.   There were two versions available and you had to sign up ahead of time for the version you wanted.  Of course, as with all things, one version was WAY more popular than the other and she became the hot ticket of the convention.

High Frequency
Welcome Cocktail Dressed Doll A
The ITBE Collection
Limited Edition of 215 Dolls

Head Sculpt: Kumi
Body Type: Monogram
Skin Tone: Miami
Applied Eyelashes: Yes
Quickswitch: No
Hair Color: Sandy Blond

©2015 Integrity Toys

 

©2015 Integrity Toys

Poor Natalia was trampled in everyone’s haste to get the desired Kumi.

Heart Stopper
Welcome Cocktail Dressed Doll B
The ITBE Collection
Limited Edition of 215 Dolls

Head Sculpt: Natalia Fatalé 1.0
Body Type: Monogram
Skin Tone: Miami
Applied Eyelashes: Yes
Quickswitch: No
Hair Color: Chocolate Brown

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Natalia may still be available on the website as they put all extras up for sale a couple weeks after convention. 

Next up will be Color Infusion and OOAK Lottery dolls


Integrity Toys 2015 Convention “Cinematic” Part 1- The Convention Collection

I was thrilled to attend this years Integrity Toys convention.  It was held in Long Beach, CA  and the hotel was situated directly across from the water overlooking the Queen Mary.  There were many, many fun places to eat and shop and a bonus for me was the opportunity to be treated and taken to a lovely brunch on the Queen Mary by  some amazing and generous friends.  { Hugs to Jim and Brian! }

This years convention was not marked with the drama of “delayed in customs” containers.  The convention collection was a mixture of old and new Hollywood glamour that held mostly true to the “Cinematic” theme. 

Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition 600 Dolls

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Very Sharon Tate in Valley of the Dolls.

The Beautiful People
Chip Farnsworth III™ Fashion Figure
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition 600 Fashion Figures

©2015 Integrity Toys

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Going back to Valley of the Dolls movie for Chip as well. 

Feminine Perspective
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll Mini-Giftset
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

This one is straight up Marlene Dietrich

marlene dietrichBut wait…there was more!  This one was a “giftset” folks so we also received this…

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Amazing right?!!  In hindsight, and in my humble opinion, this should have been the convention doll.  You will understand this more when you see photos of the actual convention doll.  It was a giftset, it was Agnes, and it was an anniversary year for Integrity Toys ( 20 years in business).  This would have been a convention doll worthy of the theme and company that produced it.  Again…just my opinion.

Star Power
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Star power indeed!!  The inspiration for this one is none other than Marilyn Monroe from “Gentleman Prefer Blondes”.

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A gorgeous adaptation!  Wish they had done the hat and muff too.

Inner Spark Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

 

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Not sure who the inspiration was for this one.  I have seriously OD’d on ladies in black gowns from Integrity Toys so I gave this one a pass. 

Perfectly Suited
Giselle Diefendorf™ Dressed Doll
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Not sure if there is a movie tie in to this one…perhaps Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct?  That was my first thought when seeing her but who knows.  The accessories are glorious and the sleek short hair works on this Giselle.  Nice to see Nu Face making an appearance too.

In Rouges Erin S.™ Dressed Doll
Cinematic: The 2015 Integrity Toys Convention Collection
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

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Cinematic?  Yep, I wasn’t seeing the tie-in either.  The dress was very cute though and this Erin’s face is beautiful.  The accessories had me thinking about purchasing but in the end…she was a pass. 

Will go into Convention exclusives in next post……


It’s “Never Ordinary” at the WClub

Ever get some news and it makes you feel like this…

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Lady Gaga and Tom Ford aside for a moment, Integrity Toys has me dancing down the catwalk with their latest WClub exclusive release.  After a very long hiatus, the Nu.Face twins Eden and Lilith are back!!

©2015 Integrity Toys

 

Never Ordinary
Lilith and Eden™ Dressed Duo-Doll Gift Set
The Nu.Face™ Collection
2015 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Q1/Early Q2, 2016
Regular W Club Price: $225.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.
Special W Club 10th Anniversary Price: $199.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpts: Lilith and Eden
Body Type: Nu. Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Colors: Pale Blond with Platinum Streak (Eden) and Raven with Brunette Streak (Lilith)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Still trying to figure out the hair.  Are those bangs?  Not a deal breaker for me, I am sooooo buying.  The look is straight off the catwalk too.  The recent Nu.Face capsule collection took inspiration from Balmain and the design team at Integrity went back to the young and talented Olivier Rousteing for this offering.  Here is a look from Balmain’s 2016 Resort collection. 

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The hand bag is Stella McCartney ( thanks to Rogier of Dutch Barbie World for this find!)

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If you are a WClub member and interested in purchasing this set, you have until noon EST on Monday, October 19th to put down a deposit.   Look for the link in your email.

I have to go dance to Lady Gaga now Winking smile.


Integrity Toys Announces Revamped Nu.Face Collection

On Saturday, Integrity Toys released the first capsule collection from it’s very popular Nu.Face line in roughly two years.  We had a little glimpse of the newly revamped line at the 2014 IT convention but that wasn’t nearly enough to satisfy the demand for this one.  The new and improved line has Vaughn Sawyer’s love for color and edginess all over it.  It appears that he and the team at Integrity went to the couture house of Balmain for inspiration and for the most part, it translated really well.  A number of comments from collectors would indicate concern that the young, urban chic vibe was missing from this collection and I would have to agree.  This collection while colorful and high fashion was not, in my humble opinion, street fashion.  You judge for yourself.  The edition sizes reflect the popularity of this line with a whopping 600-800 of each style.  Don’t let the large number fool you though, these babies will sell out…if they have not already.  To find an Integrity Dealer close to you go here.

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Voltage
Erin S.™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Erin 2.0
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Strawberry Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Of all the offerings in this group, this one left me wanting.  The coat is nice and the accessories and shoes are TO DIE FOR.  May have to find someone willing to part with that purse and those shoes…yummmmm.

Polarity
Nadja R.™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0 (New Sculpt!)
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Dark A-Tone
Hair Color: Midnight Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

MUST HAVE this orange bag!!  The Inspiration for this one is straight out of the 2014 Prefall Balmain showroom.Balmain Prefall 2014

source:  www.style.com

Edgy but certainly not youthful street chic.  This is an expensive New York trust fund baby wardrobe.

Power House
Ayumi N.™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Ayumi 3.0
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

The accessories and shoes are KILLING IT in this collection.  The dress is another example of Balmain inspiration from Prefall 2014.

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source: www.style.com

I must make this belt in 1/6 scale!!  ME NEEDS.

Electric Enthusiasm
Dominique Makeda™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Dominique Makeda 2.0
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Light Honey
Hair Color: Luscious Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

This one was my favorite…no question.  So chic.  The jacket is all Balmain but the dress looks very Hervé Leger to me.  LOVE. 

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source: www.style.com

Energetic Presence
Giselle D.™ Dressed Doll
The Nu. Face™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 1000 Dolls
Retail Price: $135.00 + Shipping & Handling
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Fall/Early Winter 2015

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Giselle D.
Body Type:  Nu.Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Wow!!  Once again, the designers went to Balmain for inspiration.  This time they used Prefall 2015 collection as a guide.

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source: www.style.com

I would believe this one is most likely already sold out at dealers.  Giselle is a very popular face mold and this one is sure to please Giselle collectors.  How did they do this top in 1/6 scale?!!  Unbelievable.


Integrity Toy’s Convention Registration is OPEN

Print

THE 2014 INTEGRITY TOYS CONVENTION: GLOSS

HYATT REGENCY

ORLANDO FLORIDA

OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 1, 2014

The Theme is “Gloss” and in I.T.’s own words  “This year, we take you to the world of glam, the upper echelon of fashion and fame!”  Oh what does it mean?!  I don’t know but whatever it is…it is sure to be good.  I have been to the last three of I.T.’s annual conventions and they have never disappointed.  I know there is always a first time for everything but frankly, I go to these conventions for the people and not the stuff.  Don’t get me wrong, stuff is nice but the people really are the biggest part of convention.  You get to hang out with people who like to collect what you collect and are willing to talk from morning to night about it.  It is one big fashion doll love fest. 

Admission costs $475.00 ( $450 if you register early, info on the website ).  There are special rates for the hotel as well.  Here are some of the perks awaiting convention goers:

-A welcome bag with a very special giveaway right when conventioneers arrive!

-Two full sit down dinners and a luncheon with highly sought-after swag given out at each event!

-Free access to the new "Hall of Gloss" Friday night event, where guests will spend Halloween night trick-or-treating with I.T. staff (and receive some special giveaway treats)!

-The opportunity to participate in the "Hall of Gloss" Fashion Bazaar, where for the first time in IT Convention history, they are creating a salesroom for collectors to sell and swap their own goodies!

-Access to the Integrity Toys Collection display, where you get to see all of those cool dolls in person!

-Access to the IT Direct Souvenir shop, where you can scoop up all of those special and limited edition Integrity Toys convention exclusive collectibles and other great deals, just for convention attendees!

And more….Halloween costume contest, workshops, exclusive convention collection, Color Infusion Style lab, raffles and design competitions.  Also, for WClub Members only, a WClub luncheon featuring the return of the Nu.Face collection.

If you are interested in finding out more about , You will find all the information about the convention and how to register here  I.T. Convention info

If you want to go to this convention, keep in mind that the sooner you sign up, the better your registration number will be.  What does this mean?  Well, if they do what they did last year ( and I hope they do), your registration number determines the order you get to go into the sales room to purchase all the convention collection goodies. 


Hot Pink Perfection

That is what I call this suit by my fabulous friend Hilda, designer and owner of Bellissima Couture.  She makes the most exquisite 1/6 clothing and her creations never fail to inspire the photographer in me.  Some of my all time favorite photos have resulted from shooting her work.  One of my muses, Lilith with an updo, has been wearing this ensemble since it arrived a few months ago.  It was time to pass my extra Silkstone Walking Suit outfit on to another fabulous artist and I realized I needed to take some photos of this smart looking lady before I sent the hat to another home.

Model and shoes:  Restyled The Great Pretender Lilith, Integrity Toys NuFace collection

Suit:  Bellissima Couture

Hat:  Walking Suit Barbie® Doll

Poodle:  Randall Craig

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Song of the shoot:


You Look So Fine Erin

Oh M…er..Erin you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind hey M…er Erin, Hey Erin.  I have to admit this song was kind of going through my mind as I typed out the name of this doll.  Guess that shows my age, yes, I was and still am to some degree a teenager of the 80’s.  This lovely Erin is no child of the 80’s.  She if a full on fashion diva of the present.  Her dress is TO DIE FOR folks..worth the doll alone in my opinion but I digress.  This is the last Erin produced with this original face mold.  She has been given a facelift and we will see her new visage IRL when the first W Club doll ships sometime this summer.  Many people are not fans of the “open mouth show us those pearly whites”  face mold.  I don’t have a problem with it.  It kind of makes her look sweet and innocent.  Her fashion is anything but.  I have to admit, I was trepidatious about photographing this lady in THIS gown sitting down but I went there. 

**Photography note for those wanting to photograph this lady in her original outfit or any doll in this dress for that matter**.  Try to lean this baby up against a wall if you can.  What I learned during this photo shoot:

1.  Armature wire isn’t going to work because most of her leg shows with this gown but hey..if  you want to spend countless hours Photoshopping the wire out..have at it.

2. Thought about leaning her back against a block or something sturdy but short…Nope. The skirt of the dress is pretty sheer so you will see whatever you put back there

3.  Thought I was smart using strings to suspend her…WRONG!!  I failed to realize the folds in the fabric and the impact they would have on Photoshopping out the strings.  BAD ME!  Yep…had to spend the thankless hour and a half Photoshopping out the strings then cloning back in the folds on the background for the roughly 20 full standing shots of this set…AAAACCCCKKKK.  Note to Rebecca:  When using complicated backdrop DO NOT USE STRINGS!!

4.  The above mentioned reasons should explain why I then had to sit this lady down.  Yes, I realize that she is getting dangerously close to performing a Sharon Stone Basic Instinct but it was either that or learn to embrace Photoshop as a way of life. 

Okay, enough of me whining about my inability to think ahead LOL…on to the photos.

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And…just because this was a rocker wedding and I don’t think Erin would have attended alone.

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**A Note to all you pinners out there on Pinterest.  If you are pinning photos from a slideshow embedded in someone’s blog….PLEASE DON’T!  I am suspending showing all the shots of a set via slideshow because people are pinning photos from the slideshow and it will send people to my skydrive instead of the blog when they click on the photo.  I really, really don’t want people surfing around my skydrive so until I can figure out a way to prevent people from pinning off of the slideshows/skydrive….no more slideshows.  Other than that…Pin to your hearts content.  I love that you enjoy the photos enough to pin and share them.  Smile**


Romain and Lilith…The Rock Wedding

After the stress of Romain’s coiffure, I was ready to have some fun so I went all soft and dreamy with the set.  I was thinking it would be fun to have all this softness in the background and all the edginess in the dolls out front.  I have had a number of friends comment that they were surprised I ordered this set…they are not what I typically collect.  I was surprised myself how much these dolls appealed to me.  I have to say my camera and I are IN LOVE with this trio of dolls.  I adore the versatility of Lilith’s gift set.  She has so many different looks and I can’t wait to start redressing.  Romain aka lettuce boy , hair not withstanding, is just way cool.  Love the square jaw and angles on this guy.  From a photography standpoint, there are lots of angles to work with on his face…he will have a different look depending on how you light him and from what angle…lots of options.   I would imagine that Romain and Lilith would not have the traditional wedding even though that is what the set and these photos would suggest. 

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And my favorite shot from the set

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Erin’s turn is next…always the bridesmaid and never the bride…will have to see what we can do about that Smile


Lilith …The Muse.

Many collectors and photographers have favorite dolls or models that inspire them.  I have a few “go to” girls that never seem to disappoint me.  No matter what I dress them in or how I style them, I always come away with some keeper photos.  My restyled Lilith is one of my muses.  Here is one set I pulled from the archives to post on the blog.  For those of you who follow my Flickr,  you may have already seen these photos.  I thought they were worth a relook.

Wishing all you Mom’s out there a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Models:  The Great Pretender LIlith (with hair restyled) and Silkstone Ken

Gown : Monogram Magnetism

Jewelry:  Monogram Magnetism and Mattel

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Lilith Shops La Boutique

I am always amazed at how Diana and Janet of La Boutique manage to reproduce high end handbags in 1/6 scale.  The purses of the month for April 2012 were inspired by Valentino and I am absolutely enthralled.

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Model:  Nu.Face Great Pretender Lilith

Suit,Hat and purse on model: Walking Suit Silkstone Barbie

Shoes:  Nu.Face Great Pretender Lilith

Purses on display:  La Boutique POTM April 2012 ( for info on how to purchase contact Diana at dianawieler@sympatico.ca  )

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First WClub Exclusive Doll for 2012 is announced….There is a Nu.Face in Town!

The Integrity Toys WClub announced their first club doll for 2012 last week.  Her name is “High End Envy” Erin and she is a stunner.   There is plenty to envy here folks.  What can I say….always a sucker for redheads.  She is a character from Integrity’s Nu.Face line and they have “refreshed” the Erin face mold for this one.  So far the feedback on the boards is  positive.  Two big thumbs up from Inside The Fashion Doll Studio.  She has two brunette hair streaks on the sides of her head…not sure how I am liking that but will keep an open mind until I see her in real life.  Loving the edgy look for this 2012 collection and love the pouty red mouth on this lady.  I completely adore the chunky square black ring in the accessories.  Delivery is slated for this summer.

Winking smile** following three photos are property of Integrity Toys**

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And …it would appear that the Nu.Face line for 2012 is getting it’s inspiration from the Gucci Spring 2012 RTW collection

Gucci Spring RTW 2012 Erin inspiration

** Photo above is from Style.com**