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OOAK Doll Festival–Saturday Night Dinner

After the excitement of the mornings design challenge, festival attendees had lunch on their own and an afternoon to shop some more in the sales room or have some well deserved free time.  We were all anticipating the final evening event of the festival – The Diamond Jubilee diner featuring a tribute to Ninimomo.  The super talented Ninimomo team of Nik Moronese  and Marie Lebreton shared a fun video of their design process and a tribute to their loyal fans. 

©2017 Jenny Kim OOAK Doll Festival

Then it was time to vote, judge and announce the winner of the “Make your own OOAK” design challenge. 

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The judges convened for a decision

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First and Second Runner ups..

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And the winner….drum roll please…was our own Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World!!!! with this stunning entry…

©2017 Jenny Kim OOAK Doll Festival

©2017 Jenny Kim OOAK Doll Festival

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Congratulations Rogier!!

Another highlight of the evening was the collection of past Ninimomo OOAK dolls brought by collectors. 

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©2017 Jenny Kim OOAK Doll Festival

©2017 Jenny Kim OOAK Doll Festival

Attendees were asked to vote on their favorite….and here she is.

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There were some fabulous table centerpieces!

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And they were all slightly different….same outfit but different dolls for each.  I thought that was really inventive and cool.

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After a fantastic diner, it was time to unveil the Ninimomo convention doll.  Each attendee received this one too.  Yes people!!  TWO official dolls for this festival.

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Rocky received a special much deserved OOAK gift from Nik and Marie as well.

©2017 Jenny Kim OOAK Doll Festival

It was an amazing evening and total icing on an already amazing cake of a doll festival.  Recap and final thoughts and thank-you post coming up tomorrow.

Rogier and Rebecca


OOAK Doll Festival–Friday’s Day Events

Friday started with a new and interesting activity.  The Unconventional Materials Challenge.  Attendees were challenged to create a OOAK dress using things you don’t normally use in couture.  Think, plastic, food, paper etc.…  We all started with the same basic white short sheath. 

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

We were given a couple of hours to creative a OOAK using these unconventional materials.  I have to be honest…this is not in my wheelhouse but let me just tell you…this was definitely in Rogier’s wheelhouse and many other attendees. 

See the master at his craft…

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

Rogier’s final creation that made it into the final!  Keep reading to see how he did.

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Here are some more creative entries for this event.

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

A handful of OOAK designs were chosen by a talented panel of designer judges.  The final winner would be announced at dinner that night.  Anticipation was high and this had to have been one of the most joyful events I have attended at a convention.  As you created, you chatted and joked with your tablemates and those of other tables.  It was such a fun and creative way to spend the morning with fellow collectors.

This was not the only creative challenge that would be asked of festival attendees.  At this unconventional challenge we were shown the doll we were all going to be customizing at another OOAK competition on Saturday.  To get us ready for this challenge, the festival held a workshop to show us some techniques

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It was led by the talented duo of Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and Marie Lebreton of Ninimomo.

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After lunch on our own, it was time to shop in the sales room!

-Rebecca and Rogier


OOAK Doll Festival–A Sneak Peek at Live Auction

Just a note of explanation to start of the rest of the blog posts from this amazing festival.  Rogier and I work well together as a team.  For the past year I have reported for him while he was at European conventions and he has reported for me while I was attending the events in the US.  It is a brilliant system.  We learned quickly that when we are both attending the same event….not so brilliant of a system.  We apologize for the lateness of these reports as the festival ended less than a week ago but it was simply too busy to edit the images and report on events in a timely manner.  Added to that….I had to go and catch the plague. 

Now that I can breath again without hacking up a lung, We can finally report on events.  Thank you all for being patient and understanding.

Now, at the opening gala of this festival, attendees were also able to view all of the amazing live auction items that would be available to bid on at Friday nights dinner. 

Entry from Julia Lapshova of Julia’s Originals©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

From Judy O’Connel of Aponi Designs

©2017 Dutch Fashion Doll World

From Matt Sutton

©2017 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2017 Matt Sutton

©2017 Matt Sutton

From Ninimomo

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From Carlyle Neura of Mattel

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©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

From Magia 2000

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And from the team of friends Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World, Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and Rebecca Berry of Inside The Fashion Doll Studio… a diorama of one of our favorite places!

©2017 Dutch Fashion Doll World

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–More coming of the sales room sneak peek….


I’ve Got a Golden Ticket

Today was the first official day of the OOAK Doll Festival! 

©2017 OOAK Doll Festival

©2017 OOAK Doll Festival

We all received these personalized bags at registration. How cute are these!!

The first event was the Golden Gala Opening Reception.  Each attendee received 21 golden tickets that they could enter into a raffles for a variety of OOAK dolls.  Here is what was raffled off.

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©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Festival attendees ended the evening with a sneak peek at the sales room for tomorrow.  Many artists from around the world are selling in the sales room tomorrow.  Rogier and I will be bringing you images of the designer collections and more images from many of the artists and their offerings.

©2017 OOAK Doll Festival


Opening the Treasure Chest: “Tokyo Chic”

One of the things I enjoy most about The National Barbie Doll Collector Convention are the amazing One of a Kind (OOAK) artists that bring their creations to the convention.  Most of them sell at private shows or in their rooms in the days leading up to the official start of the convention.  Many collectors, including myself, go up to 4 days early to convention so they can attend these private parties and see what kind of OOAK creations they can add to their collections.  For some collectors, these OOAK’s are the focus of their collection.  There are so many talented artists within this community.

One such artist is Julia Lapshova of Julia Originals.  I was lucky to get to her room early enough and purchased this lovely creation.  Her attention to detail and tailoring is always extraordinary.  I am so very happy to have Ms. Tokyo Chic in my personal collection.  You can also follow Julia on Facebook

“Tokyo Chic”

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

-Rebecca


Chinoiserie

Ok…so many of you readers realize I am a little obsessed with my new Jon Copeland-Childers Poppy Parker repaint right?  Another thing I was recently obsessed with was this pink chinoiserie backdrop I did.  The apple green eyes of this lovely model inspired this setting and the chance to use this amazing backdrop.  Hope you enjoy!

Model:  Lash Out Poppy Parker repainted by Jon Copeland-Childers

* Poppy Parker has been re-bodied on an FR2 “FR White” body*’

Gown: Joe Tai

Jewelry: Integrity Toys Rare Appearance Dania

Backdrop: Chinoiserie wrapping paper I found ages ago

Chaise Lounge: Petit Luxury Couch ( repainted in silver/gold)

Flooring: marble contact paper

miniatures: Rement

Miniature Maltese: AnnaRyasnova on Etsy

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

 ©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Chinoiserie

-Rebecca


A New Muse

Last week, Integrity Toys and David Buttry gave us an amazing Poppy Collection.  In the same week I received, from SeloJSpa, my latest repaint from Jon Copeland-Childers.  The second I opened this one up, I knew I was going to be obsessed for a while.  Jon, I don’t know how you do it, but you continue to surprise, delight and amazing me.  Since David Buttry left me dreaming of Poppy Parker in Paris, I simply couldn’t wait to take her there.

Model: Lash Out!, Poppy Parker repainted by Jon Copeland-Childers

* note* Poppy has been rebodied onto a FR2 FR white body

Gloves: Poppy Parker black gloved hands

Suit and purse: Fashions by Shane

Jewelry:Traveling Incognito Poppy Parker

Beret: Integrity Toys Monogram “Escapade”

Shoes: Idol Worship Kyori

Dog: Randall Craig poodle

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lash Out Poppy Parker A New Muse

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lash Out Poppy Parker A New Muse

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lash Out Poppy Parker A New Muse

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lash Out Poppy Parker A New Muse

The eyes in this image are almost reptilian.  I took the shot and just went whoah…that’s a cover.

-Rebecca


IDC 2016 – A Magia 2000 Dinner

I am guest blogging for my friend and fellow blogger Rogier of Dutch Barbie World again.  On Friday, Rogier flew to Milan for the 2016 Italian Doll Convention.

©2016 Italian Doll Convention

The Convention does not officially begin until Saturday morning but a few collectors were able to enjoy a special dinner with the co-creators of Magia2000 and the hosts of the Italian Doll Convention,  Mario and Gianni.  Rogier has supplied some stellar photos and pieces of info from that dinner.

There was a lovely collection of OOAK Magia 2000 dolls done especially for the IDC and they were unveiled at the dinner.  Mario and Gianni also debuted their new fragrance!©2016 Dutch Barbie World

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A beautiful table awaited approximately 30 guests.

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©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

And a special collection of beautiful dolls with the theme of “nude” awaited excited collectors.

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

 

More information coming tomorrow from IDC 2016.  Stay tuned….

-Rebecca