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The Black and White Ball Gown

I had the hardest time coming up with a title for this post.  Usually, something comes to me right away and that is what I go with.  For these set of photos, nothing was jumping out at me so I asked myself “ What are these pictures about?”.  The answer that came back to me was…the dress.  These photos are primarily about this amazing black and white ball gown made by Eifeldolldress .

Model: Mood Changer Poppy Parker repainted and hair redone by Jon Copeland-Childers of SeloJSpa

Gown: Eifeldolldress

Necklace: made by me

Gloves: Integrity Toys

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio The Black and White Ball Gown

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio The Black and White Ball Gown

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio The Black and White Ball Gown

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio The Black and White Ball Gown

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio The Black and White Ball Gown


Ooh La La Indeed!!!

The Integrity Toys WClub has announced their first club exclusive for 2016!  Poppy Parker is spending the year in France and this girl comes with all kinds of goodies.  It’s a gift set to tempt and satisfy the Poppy Parker fans out there.

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**Pictures of prototype shown below; final production colors and textures may vary slightly. Any staging props are not included.**

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

Ooh La La!
Poppy Parker™ Gift Set
The Bonbon Collection
2016 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Mid to Late Summer 2016

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

Her facial screening has been updated.  The eyes are new for this edition. It’s very similar to the screening on their 16 inch Poppy’s…so much so that this collector thought it was a 16 inch Poppy when I first saw the photos.  Her ingénue look is gone but then, Poppy is getting older so it tracks that she should get a more mature look.  In my opinion, this screening works.  I was not a fan of the harder, harsher screening of the IFDC Poppy’s or the convention Poppy’s from 2014.  This screening…me likes!  The Platinum hair..me also likes.  However, I believe collectors are really hoping to see some variations other than blonde from Integrity this year.  I also noticed that this Poppy is getting a “numbered certificate”.  When did Poppy start getting certificates like the FR/FR2 ladies?  Did I miss it last year or is this the first? ©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.  Ooh La La Poppy Parker

There are a number of mix and match possibilities here and that purse/tote is too cute.  Don’t even get me started on the adorable shoes…you had me at the wedge shoes David…you had me at the wedges.  Merci Beaucoup!!! Winking smile

**Members have until Tuesday, April 26th at noon ET to preorder this one.**

-Rebecca


Lavender Luxury

Easter weekend is upon us and everything is coming to life in the garden again.  The trees  are all blooming pink and white, the daffodils are up and the lilacs are on the way.  Life is good.  With this symphony of pastels booming in the yard, I had to do something in the studio to celebrate it.  I had the perfect model in mind too.  Recently, I sent the lavender haired Mood Changer Poppy Parker head over to Jon Copeland-Childers for a “spa” treatment and what he sent back to me had my jaw dropping.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lavender Luxury

Model:  Integrity Toys WClub exclusive Mood Changer Poppy Parker repainted and restyled by Jon Copeland-Childers of SeloJSpa.  Poppy has been re-bodied on FR2 body.

Suit, shoes and earrings: Integrity Toys Breathless Veronique

Fascinator hat: made by me with a scrapbook flower and a bit of birdcage veil

Fur: IT Le Smoking Adele

Luggage: Poppy Parker as Sabrina Most Sophisticated ( trim color has been altered via Photoshop)

Pin on suit: rhinestone fleur de lis purchased at Facets by Marcia

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lavender Luxury

Here is what she looked like originally

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There are spa treatments and then there are Jon treatments.  I stand by the Jon treatment.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lavender Luxury

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Lavender Luxury

**Note** Before I get a gazillion questions, I have to declare here that the luggage I used is not OOAK.  It is the set from the Poppy Parker Sabrina series but I have photo shopped the trim to lavender.

This suit is a favorite of mine.  It is from the IT 2013 Premier Convention Collection.  I was searching through some Edith Head sketches a couple months back and stumbled across what might have been the inspiration for this one.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

-Rebecca


Poppy Parker Live from the Oscars Red Carpet!

Every time the Oscars roll around, I feel compelled to do some kind of red carpet or Oscar themed shoot.  I have done Barbie getting dressed in her closet.  I’ve done Barbie on her way to presenting the Oscar.  I’ve done Barbie on the red carpet.  I have yet to do any Integrity Toys, Inc products for the Oscar night festivities.  Well…I’m going to fix that right now!  Poppy Parker is going to the Oscars!

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Model:  Mood Changer Poppy Parker repainted and restyled by Jon Copeland-Childers of SeloJSpa ( she has been re-bodied on a FR2 body)

Gown:  Pansak Charoentonphubal of Eifeldolldress

Jewelry: On Set ( gift fashion from 2015 I.T. Cinematic Convention)

 

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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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Will try and have my red carpet picks and pans from the Oscars on Monday Winking smile


The Power of Pink!!

Actually, I wanted to title this blog post “The power of pink, a new frock and a little bit of sunshine” , but it would have been too long.   When you live in the Pacific Northwest and it’s the dead of winter ( which means rain people…lots and lots of rain), if one ray of sunshine peaks out, you are grabbing your camera and saying “What can I take a photo of!!”  Or maybe…that’s just me.   Yes I am seeing someone about my random photo tendencies when in the presence of intermittent sunshine LOL! 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio "The Power of Pink"

So, recently I took ownership of this adorable little dress from Hilda of Bellissima Couture.  To me this dress just makes me happy.  It’s pink yumminess with a hat.  Also, it gave me a chance to use a new model in the studio..Ms. IT Airways Poppy Parker.  She came with a pair of hands with white gloves ( Thank you David!!) so I knew I had to use them in a photo.  I know by reading the WClub boards that a number of people were less than pleased with how the hair came out for their Poppy’s.  Mine was not the best when she arrived but a very thoughtful and gifted group of souls on the WClub talked some of us through what they did to fix their Poppy’s hair.  It worked like a dream on mine.  If you are a WClub member and want to see the tutorial, head over to the WClub forum and look under IT Airways Poppy.  My “thanks” to the contributors!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio "The Power of Pink"

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio "The Power of Pink"

She is a young Anna Wintour here.  The hat did not come with the dress.  It is a floral scrapbooking embellishment.  The pink pearl necklace is one I made.

-Rebecca


Let It Begin!!! WClub 2016 Opens for Enrollment

 

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©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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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

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©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.

©Balmain Resort 2016

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


Pre Convention Report Photo Shoot

I am the worst procrastinator…I really am.  I have been sitting down to do post convention reports for the past week and somehow…I just get going on another project.  I have no idea why I do this because the convention was AWESOME and all the reports will be fun.  All I know is that today…when I had every intention of sitting down to do the convention write-up, I decided to do a photo shoot.  Hopefully this posting will clear the logjam of post convention information gathering in my head and clear the way for future posts. 

I recently took receipt of some amazing OOAK repaints by the amazing artist Jon Copeland (selojspa).  I loved the Mood Changer Poppy Parker set we received through the WClub but wanted to see what Jon could do with the brunette and lavender haired heads.  What I received blew my mind.  Here is Miss brunette mood changer Poppy Parker enhanced by Jon.

Model:  Brunette Mood Changer Poppy Parker

Outfit , Shoes and Jewelry:  On Set ( gift fashion from 2015 I.T. Cinematic Convention)

Note** Miss Poppy has been upgraded to an FR2 body for these shots.**

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©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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©2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Jon…many, many thanks and {hugs}


2015 Poppy Parker Collection Revealed

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David Buttry walked collectors through the new offerings for 2015 in the Poppy Parker collection.  This doll line is an increasingly popular line for Integrity Toys and David Buttry brings a wonderful vision to his designs and this collection.  He stated in the webinar that his inspiration for this collection started with a documentary about Diana Vreeland, legendary fashion icon and editor of both Harpers Bazaar and US Vogue. The 1960’s will come alive again through Poppy Parker this year.

For those of you who are not WClub members and have not been in contact with dealers regarding these dolls, run don’t walk to your IT dealer and get on the list for anything you want.  The grapevine reports that many of these Poppy’s are already sold out.

Go See!
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 750 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately First Week of June
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

The name of this girl says it all.  She is all suited up and accessorized  for a modeling “Go see”.  The little blue portfolio with pictures is a nice touch.  She is adorable and for those collectors that are happy to enter into and stay in the 60’s for a while, this collection will be right up your alley.  I am still a fan of the 1950’s Poppy so most of this line is a pass for me.  I am happy for those collectors who do favor this time period. 

Spring Song
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-June 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

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

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Awwww!  David said this was an ode to the Breck Ad girls of the 60’s.  I totally feel that.  Adorably sweet.  Humming “Everyone knows it’s Windy”. 

The Camera Loves Her
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Silver Ash
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

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Whoa!  You have to give it to a designer when they really take themselves outside of the box and go with it.  While the 60’s is not my favorite fashion era, you have to love the full out no holds barred drama and fun of this look.  This is total 1960’s Verushka Vogue.  This is also, according to David,one of his favorites from the collection.  Far out!  I am shocked this wasn’t one of the centerpiece dolls for upcoming Cinematic convention.

Verushka 1960's Vogue

Peace, Love and Soul
Darla Daley™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Darla Daley™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

My first response to these photos was “Hello, Foxy Brown!”  Poppy is headed full steam into the 60’s and so is her friend Darla.  Now I am humming “age of Aquarius.”

Pam Grier as Foxy Brown—gorgeous!

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Hot Shot
Nigel North™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Nigel North™ (NEW CHARACTER!)
Body Type: FR Homme
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond Mix
Eyelashes: No

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

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“Yeah Baby”.  Nigel seems to have a little Austin Powers going on. OK…now I am hearing Soul Bossa Nova by Quincy Jones ( Austin Powers theme song).  How can you not hear that theme with this groovy guy.  This is a new face sculpt and screening according to David.  Love that he has a camera. 

The Midas Touch
Poppy Parker™ (AA) Dressed Doll

The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately First Week of July
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

YES!!  Collectors request for an AA Poppy have been answered.  Thank you David and I.T.!!  This is one from this 60’s themed line that I am hoping to get.  David called her a 60’s Beyonce.  Nailed it.  You will see her skin tone is FR Black which is the same color as Adele.  Can’t wait to see this lady in real life.

Wedding Belle
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 900 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Squeeeeeeaaaal!  A bride Poppy.  Doesn’t get any better.

Out of This World
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 900 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00

Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Pale Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

©2015 Integrity Toys

Poppy channels Barbarella!  Love the frosty ice queen screening on this one.

It also looks like a Poppy Lottery item will be coming our way later on this summer.

Hippie Dippy
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Model Scene Collection
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid to Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00

IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE, WILL BE OFFERED IN JULY 2015! DETAILS TO COME

Doll Tech Specs:

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

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All in all a HUGE Poppy lineup for 2015. There is something to offer a broad range of fashion tastes. David, our hats are off to you and…I would guess many wallets are open to you too .Winking smile

©2015 Integrity Toys

2015 FR16 collection up next in a minutes


Poppy’s in Petal Dresses

As many of you know by now, I adore Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture.  Her work epitomizes what I love to collect.  Her gentle spirit and friendship have been and will continue to be a treasure to this “sister friend”.  This past December,  Haute Doll Magazine approached a number of OOAK doll clothing makers to submit work for their Spring issue.  As with all publication submissions, you never know which photos will be accepted for an issue.  Here are some of the photos I shot for Hilda that did not make it into the issue.  If you have not had a chance to check out Haute Doll’s spring issue, you should.  There is a treasure house of OOAK doll clothing makers in it…including Ms. Hilda’s work.

Models:  Especially For You Poppy Parker, Elegant Evening Poppy Parker, To The Fair Poppy Parker

Gowns:  Belissima Couture

Love this “especially for you” Poppy!  When I was setting up the shoot, I got carried away with all the shabby chic pinkness and it was too sweet.  I had to throw this red lipped siren Poppy in black to cut the cotton candy in this shot.  If she was the vixen of the piece…she could not be sipping tea.  She needed a DRINK.  You will notice that her glass is empty Winking smile.

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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Dark Moon Rising

I posted earlier this week about how some collectors will go back and forth over whether or not to purchase a particular doll.  Here is another one that I was on the fence about.  She is from the 2014 Integrity toys Gloss Convention collection.

Dark Moon
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The 2014 Integrity Toys Convention: Gloss
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls

2014 Convention Collection Dark Moon Poppy Parker 1

source: www.integritytoys.com

2014 Convention Collection Dark Moon Poppy Parker 2

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2014 Convention Collection Dark Moon Poppy Parker 3

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The promo pictures didn’t do it for me and the purple disco dress CERTAINLY wasn’t doing anything to recommend this doll to me.  The disco theme is just not what I like to collect.  Something about this doll spoke to me, however, and I am glad I purchased her.   Here is why…

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For photos below

Model: Dark Moon Poppy Parker

Gown: Shadow of Her Smile Poppy Parker

Jewelry:  Fashion Royalty Regal Solstice Anja

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© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Obviously I was having some quality time with Photoshop on a few of these shots.  I have to say that the facial screening on this Poppy is a bit more sophisticated than the norm for Miss Poppy.  We saw this same palette on the Poppy’s that were introduced at IFDC this year.  To be perfectly honest, I am not sure I am ready to say goodbye to the dewy eyed fresh faced Poppy quite yet.  This harder, more polished Poppy does make for some dramatic photos though.


A New Poppy Plus Silkstone Sneak Peeks

I received the new “That Holiday Feeling” Poppy Parker a couple of days ago.  Usually I get a shipping notice but not this time.  It was a nice surprise.  Here is her promo shot again

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Source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

And here is the actual photo

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

The hairstyle is quite a bit different than the promo shots.  The bangs needed some work to get them into a pleasing shape but a little bit of gel goes a long way to solve that dilemma.  The rest of the hair while different is very pretty.  Her face is sublime.  Classic Poppy Parker.  The dress came out of the box fairly wrinkled hence the tight in shot but that can be ironed to fix.  The fabric of the gown is nice and the cape is adorable.  I hope those lucky enough to win the chance to purchase get her in time to enjoy her over the holidays. 

In other exciting fashion doll collector news recently, new Silkstone Barbie photos!!!  Mattel shared  information on two new Silkies to be released in 2015.

Fashionable Floral Silkstone Barbie

Available February 2015

Suggested Retail: $59.00

Photographer Paul Jordan
Stylist Mary Jordan

source:  Mattel, Inc.

Hold the phone people!!  If this price point is right… $59.00 is a steal!!  I adore the little side chignon on this one.  This one screams “gentleman caller” to me.  She has to be from the south with an elegant hat like that.

 

Boucle Beauty™ BARBIE® Doll

Available April 2015

Suggested Retail:  $110.00

Photographer Paul Jordan
Stylist Mary Jordan

Source:  Mattel, Inc.

Oh the Chanelness of it all!!!  This one is a no brainer for me.  I hope the actual production doll has a shorter bob haircut like this.  She is going to look fabulous next to my Preferably Pink Silkstone.  I am noticing that there are no earrings with either one of these Silkstones.  I guess this is one way to alleviate the “green ear” issue.  This girl desperately needs a pair of pearl earrings to complete the look.  I mean come on…what fashionista is going to leave the house without earrings….not this one.

-Rebecca


Poppy Sizzles in Vegas

This year is Poppy Parker’s 5th anniversary and Integrity Toys is certainly showing up to celebrate it.  I shared a photo earlier today of the first exclusive Poppy Parker for IFDC (International Fashion Doll Convention).  Tonight, two additional Poppy Parker dolls were unveiled to much applause.  These were the convention doll and a companion doll that was given to all attendees.  If you are a Poppy Parker fan and chose this year to go to IFDC, you scored a jackpot in Vegas!

** pictures are courtesy of Integrity Toys**

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IT Girl
Poppy Parker 5th Anniversary Collection
2014 IFDC Convention Companion Doll
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Poppy Parker Hybrid (w/ High-heeled Foot)
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Redhead
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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IT Girl Poppy Parker 1

 

IT Girl Poppy Parker 2

 

IT Girl Poppy Parker 3

IT Girl Poppy Parker 4

 

Glamorous Darling
Poppy Parker 5th Anniversary Collection
2014 IFDC Convention Exclusive Doll
Limited Edition of 300 Dolls

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Poppy Parker Hybrid (w/ High-heeled Foot)
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied 

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Glamorous Darling Poppy Parker 1

Glamorous Darling Poppy Parker 2

Glamorous Darling Poppy Parker 3

 

Glamorous Darling Poppy Parker 4

The WClub has set aside a very few of these for a lottery so if you are a WClub member, look to your emails for information on how to enter.  I predict these beauties will be hot tickets on the secondary markets.  There is a huge demand for Poppy Parker and quite a few collectors have expressed interest in this newer and more sophisticated Poppy Parker look.  As for me, I may be tempted to enter for the brunette and the redhead.  Adorable!


Poppy Parker 2014 Reveal

The theme for this years very popular Poppy Parker line is “The Girl from I.N.T.E.G.R.I.T.Y.”  Poppy and her friends are spies for this collection.  The accessory of the collection is a gun.  Each doll comes with one.  Gun control issues aside for a moment, it is kind of a cute accessory for this theme…if one can call a gun “cute”.  There were some big surprises with the reveal this year.  The biggest one was the addition of the quick switch head feature in the Poppy Parker line.  This means Poppy’s head can be popped off ( yes…pun intended) and switched to another head.  In this case, it is the villain ( Loni Lawrence who is called Sebina in this collection) who can quickly disguise herself as Poppy…or evil Poppy as she is being called.  COOL!!!  Second surprise of the collection was the addition of two spy agent friends Penelope Chase (Collette face mold) and Kimiko Gunn(Ayumi face mold).  This is brilliant in my opinion.  It is a great way to bring back some favorite collector face molds in new and fresh ways.  The designers at I.T. never fail to impress me with their creativity in this.  Nice work David!

Photo source: Integrity Toys

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Agent Lotta Danger
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 800
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Poppy Parker (12-inch)
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: FR White
Hair Color: Auburn Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

 

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Wow!!  Poppy Parker in a cat suit with a gun holster.  Guess she is all grown up now.  I love the look of this one and I really like the black gloved hands she comes with.  Will most definitely be using those on other Poppy’s as well.  I adore my 60’s  Poppy “The Happpening” from last year so I am liking this cinnamon haired version.  Boots should have been just a touch taller…IMO.

Spy-A-Go-Go
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 800
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Poppy Parker (12-inch)
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: FR White
Hair Color: Warm Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Spy-A-Go-Go Poppy Parker 2

Spy-A-Go-Go Poppy Parker 4

Spy-A-Go-Go Poppy Parker 5

Spy-A-Go-Go Poppy Parker 6

A spy in gold lamé!  She is not a low profile spy.  Gold lamé has never been my thing but it screams 60’s .  I love that David Buttry paired it with this mint green.  Goldfinger has got nothing on this girl….if you want gold…it’s here.

Agent Kimiko Gunn
Tina Tanaka™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 700
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Poppy Parker (12-inch)
Head Sculpt: Ayumi 1.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: Japan
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Agent Kimiko Gunn Tina Tanaka 4

Agent Kimiko Gunn Tina Tanaka 5

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Adorable!!  Not everybody can wear orange but this girl can.  Love the little crop jacket on this one.

Agent Penelope Chase
Jolie James™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 350
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Poppy Parker (12-inch)
Head Sculpt: Colette
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: FR Black
Hair Color: Brunette/Raven Mix
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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Agent Penelope Chase Jolie James 4

Agent Penelope Chase Jolie James 5

How adorable is she?!!  Nothing this sweet could keep a gun in her purse…come on…even if it is pink.  I guess that is why she will make a very good spy.  Nobody would expect it.

Sebina Havoc: Mistress of Disguise
Loni Lawrence™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 700
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: Poppy Parker (12-inch)
Head Sculpt: Loni Lawrence / Poppy Parker (Alternate head)
Quick Switch Feature: Yes, Version 2.0s
skin Tones: FR White
Hair Color: Golden Blond with Platinum Streak (Loni) and Silver Ash (Poppy Disguise)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

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But Wait!!!  There’s More!!!

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Sebina Havoc Mistress of Disguise Loni Lawrence 5

Sebina Havoc Mistress of Disguise Loni Lawrence 7

I was on the fence about getting this Loni version because I adore the streak in her hair but then I.T. threw in the quick switch silver haired Poppy head ….Game Over…I’m buying.  Brilliant idea to try out the quick switch head model with this collection.  We needed an evil Poppy to go with this theme and it’s a perfect way to do it.  This is also a very satisfying way to honor Poppy’s 5th anniversary for collectors.  Thank you David and Integrity Toys!

Sebastien Havoc: Brother in Arms
Lex Lawrence™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 700
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: FR Homme (12.5-inch)
Head Sculpt: Francisco Leon
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: FR White
Hair Color: Golden Blond with Light Blonde Streak
Eyelashes: No

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Does this guy come off as looking like a ferret to you?  He does to me.  I guess it is appropriate for an evil spy.  I see this one and all I can hear in my head is the sprocket theme from SNL and the German accented phrase “ Would you like to pet my monkey?”  He is very cool and I love the Euro chic black leather jacket.  I can’t get past the ferret face though.

Mayhem in Monte Carlo
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 800
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: Poppy Parker (12-inch)
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: FR White
Hair Color: Strawberry Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

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Mayhem in Monte Carlo Poppy Parker 4

Does she carry the gun in her handbag?  Will it fit?  These are the insane questions that keep me up at night LOL!  Perhaps she can hide it under the shoulder bow.  Okay, okay…I digress.  I love the soft updo with this one.  The pink gown with black stitching and beading is beautifully feminine.  The jewelry is fabulous as well.  I am not feeling the “Mayhem” but I can definitely see this one going to the casino in search of the ferret faced Lex.

Code Name: Arm Candy
Chip Farnsworth III™ Dressed Doll
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 US
Limited Edition Size: 700
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR Homme (12.5-inch)
Head Sculpt: Chip Farnsworth III
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tones: FR White
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: No

Code Name Arm Candy Chip Farnsworth III 1

Code Name Arm Candy Chip Farnsworth III 2

Code Name Arm Candy Chip Farnsworth III 3

Code Name Arm Candy Chip Farnsworth III 4

Code Name Arm Candy Chip Farnsworth III 5

Arm candy indeed!!!  This one is worth it for the jacket alone.  I mean come on…the portrait just oooozes the phrase “Bond….James Bond”.  Don’t they make the perfect couple?!  He needed to have secret spy documents in the briefcase or at least a grenade or something right.  Does the watch cut through a door?  Probably. 

There was also some information and a picture released about a Poppy Parker shoe pack coming in August/September.  It was listed as another IT direct release which most likely means….lottery.  Picture is available to WClub members on the Vimeo release of the Webinar.  Members should have received info with instructions on how to access it. 

This was a really fun collection.  I am not a big fan of the 60’s fashions but I found myself ordering quite a few of these because they were just so dang fun and cute.  Excellent work David and I.T. 

Information on the other two lines, Jem and Fashion Teen Poppy coming up later today.


Unexcused Absence…

I have been tardy from the blog and I admit it.  There are good reasons for it , I promise.  For the past three weeks, I have been busy prototyping some items that I am hoping to sell at Barbie convention and through the blog (Etsy shop still being set up) as well.   While I can’t show many of the items yet, they are all in stages of doneness in my laundry room…I offer up some sneak peeks at the end of this post.  In the meantime, I decided to put Miss Poppy in the window for a photoshoot inspired by the beautiful spring green color that is popping up(LOL! pun intended) all around the Pacific Northwest right now.  Spring has sprung in the garden…and in the studio as well.

Model:  I Love How You Love Me Poppy Parker

Dress:  Bogue’s Vouges ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/boguesvogues)

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Here are a few sneaks of what I am working on….

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© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

The piece above was repainted by a very talented artist I am proud to call a friend.  There will be more about her and her work in a future post.

Rebecca


Integrity Toys “The Premiere” Convention Day 2 Part I

The Poppy Parker Luncheon

For many of us who collect Barbie and Fashion Royalty, Poppy Parker is perhaps the perfect in-between road between the two.  Many Barbie collectors have come into Fashion Royalty collecting through Poppy Parker so it can come as no surprise that the Poppy Parker luncheon is a highly anticipated event.  We expected a stunning centerpiece and boy oh boy did Integrity deliver. 

Elegant Evening
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Centerpiece

photo source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

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Elegant Evening Poppy Parker 3

Elegant Evening Poppy Parker 4

After a somewhat eclectic and interesting buffet lunch, Integrity Toys went above and beyond by gifting everyone with an absolutely stunning Poppy Parker doll.

Especially For You
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Giveaway

Especially For You Poppy Parker 1

 

Especially For You Poppy Parker 2

Thank you David Buttry and Integrity Toys!!!!


Integrity Toys “The Premiere” Convention Day 1 Part II

The Convention Collection

This year, Integrity tried out something different for the sales room.  They gave you a number based on when you signed up for convention.  Those who signed up early, received a lower number and this allowed you to get into the sales room at specific times.  It was done to cut down on the HUGE wait line that conventioneers had experienced in years past.  Groups of about 50 were allowed in at a time depending on your registration number.  It worked like a dream.  I have to say it was the most pleasant shopping experience I have at in IT’s convention sales room.  You had room to browse, take pictures and buy.  Fabulous job Integrity Toys! 

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The Convention Collection was showcased in the center of the room.

**All photos below are courtesy of Integrity Toys, Inc.**

October Issue
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Collection Exclusive

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October Issue Agnes 2  October Issue Agnes 4  October Issue Agnes 5

Soooo sophisticated and haughty.  Isn’t this Agnes’ general state of being?  When I first saw her displayed in the sales room, she had the sunglasses on and I could not see her face so I was not impressed…

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Then the glasses came off and I was a goner.

Paparazzi Darling
Adèle Makéda™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Collection Exclusive

Paparazzi Darling Adele

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Loved, loved the pink top on this one.  This was also a much softer look for Ms. Adele.

Bittersweet
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Collection Exclusive

Bittersweet Eugenia

Bittersweet Eugenia 2

Bittersweet Eugenia 3

This was a redhead in a green dress….a no brainer for me. Ka-ching!

Breathless
Véronique Perrin™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Collection Exclusive

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Breathless Veronique 3

Breathless Veronique 4

Oh My Word!!  I love suits and I absolutely adored this one.  Put an exotic looking Veronique with a hat  in it and it’s a winner in my book.

Brazen Beauty
Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Collection Exclusive

Brazen Beauty Natalia 2

Brazen Beauty Natalia 3  Brazen Beauty Natalia 4

Subtle, golden and elegant. 

Bewitching
Véronique Perrin™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Collection Exclusive

Bewitching Veronique

Bewitching Veronique 2  Bewitching Veronique 3

In my opinion, this lady embodied the theme of the convention collection the most.  She is pure Hollywood premiere glamour.  Adore her.

 

Star in the Making
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Collection Exclusive

Star in the Making Poppy

Star in the Making Poppy 2

Star in the Making Poppy 3  Star in the Making Poppy 4

{Thud!}  Someone help Rebecca up off the floor again.  I don’t think I could get my ticket out of my wallet fast enough to purchase this beauty.  If you wanted a glamorous Poppy, this one will do it.

There were also a few Integrity Toys Direct products unveiled that were exclusive to the convention.  Each conventioneer was given coupons to purchase 3 or 4 items from the line.  The choices were:

A Fashion Royalty Shoe Pack

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Tricks Up Her Sleeve Poppy Parker

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ITBE In Sequins Lilith

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Fashion Creature Tulabelle

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Let’s just say a few of these ladies came out of the sales room with me.  Smile  More photos are available on my Flickr feed.  Feel free to have a look.

Part III of Day 1 coming up shortly…..


ITFDS is finally back online!!

Hello loyal readers.  First off..I have to say I am sorry.  I had every intention of posting every Friday but did not factor in how unreliable my Wi-Fi would be while traveling.  In retrospect, I should have hung my “Gone Fishing” sign up and left it at that.  Live, Learn.  Happily I was able to post travel photos to my Flickr while we traveled ( it was a slow and painful process though) so for those who followed along on that, I am happy you enjoyed them.  Thank you for all your comments!  They were much appreciated.

We had the most amazing time journeying through Europe and my mind is absolutely bursting with new diorama ideas.  I will be working on those in the coming months along with some new doll related business ventures ( more info to come….).  For now, I will post some of the photos I had lined up to share while I was traveling.

Model:  Spicy in Spain Poppy Parker

Dress, hat:  Bogue’s Vogues

Jewelry: Spicy in Spain Poppy Parker

Shoes:  Silkstone Barbie

 

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Model: Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker

Dress:  Bogue’s Vogues

Hat:  Fashion Royalty

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My fascination with Black and White’s continues….

Model:  Fascination Monogram

Dress:  Cocktail Dress Silkstone Barbie

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Christmas in July Take 2

Integrity Toys in collaboration with Paramount pictures delights Poppy Parker fans with two new giftsets inspired by the Neil Simon adapted play Barefoot in the Park. 

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Item # 14019
Barefoot in the Park™
Poppy Parker™ as Corie Bratter
Dressed Doll Gift Set
Limited edition size of 800 Gift Sets
Suggested Retail Price: $160.00
Estimated Ship Date: Late September 2013

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Reddish
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

( Source: Integrity Toys)

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From the movie that inspired the designs…..

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Item # 14020
The Bratter Lovers
Barefoot in the Park™
Poppy Parker™ and Chip Farnsworth III™ as Corie and Paul Bratter
Two-Doll Gift Set
Limited edition size of 800 Gift Sets
Suggested Retail Price: $180.00
Estimated Ship Date: Late September 2013

Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Red (Corie) and Golden Blond (Paul)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

(Source:  Integrity Toys)

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PP The Bratter Lovers 3

PP The Bratter Lovers 4PP The Bratter Lovers 6

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So cute!  I adore the play, and love the movie.  If you are at all interested in these giftsets, I would advise contacting an Integrity Toys Dealer ASAP.  These won’t last long.


A Sweet and Swiss Grand Entrance

I had yet another  blue gown I had to put Sweet in Switzerland in before I was done. 

Model:  Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker

Gown:  Grand Entrance™ Barbie® Doll

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And since I am having fun playing with a new set of filters in Adobe Lightroom Smile

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“Begin at the Beginning…”

“..and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” — King of Hearts Alice in Wonderland

Since I mentioned “Alice Blue” and how it reminded me of Alice in Wonderland, I had to do a shoot inspired by Mr. Carroll’s classic work of fiction.

Model:  Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker

Dress :  BFMC™ Accessory Pack

Tea set:  Re-ment Princess Tea set

“What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?”

— Alice  Alice in Wonderland

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“We are all mad here.”  –Cheshire Cat  Alice in Wonderland


Joyful to Love the One

Continuing on the Poppy Parker redressing theme, I decided to combine two new additions to the doll room today.  I deboxed the fabulous Joyful in Japan Poppy Parker that arrived last week and dressed her in the WClub exclusive “Love The One” Kyori outfit.  The pink of the little caplet matched her eye makeup and lip color.  I finished the outfit with a Bogue’s Vogue hat that incorporated all of the colors already going on in the scene. 

Model:  Joyful in Japan Poppy Parker

Dress and shoes:  WClub exclusive Love the One Kyori

Hat:  Bogues Vogues

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It looks like Integrity got some inspiration on this outfit…

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Sweet,Swiss and Provencale

The title of this post sounds like a new bistro sandwich LOL!  The earlier gowns of the BFMC Barbie line are the favorites of many.  This gown from a Barbie called “Provencale” with it’s delicate blue and white pattern was originally worn by a short haired redhead. 

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(source Barbiecollector.com)

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I have never warmed to that particular doll in that dress.  I love the dress and I love the doll…just not together.  This dress, since it entered my collection, has graced the form of French Maid Barbie.

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For a time last week, this gown was beautifully worn by the newly released red haired Poppy Parker.  Hope you like the photos.

Model:  Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker

Gown and Jewelry:  Provencale™ Barbie® Doll

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And just in case you needed even more drama in these photos….

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The Sweetness of Alice Blue

I am on a Poppy Parker high at the moment with the arrival of all of the International Fair Poppys.  I am also on a bit of a color kick and apparently it is specifically a blue color kick.  After spending an entire post on the color Tiffany Blue and it’s origin and meaning, I found myself wondering about the origin of “Alice Blue”.  That was the first thought I had when I saw this red haired beauty in her adorable skating outfit.  It brought to mind thoughts of Alice in Wonderland (as I recall, colorized illustrations typically had her in blue) or the shade of blue favored by the Queen Mother (a factoid I am particularly proud of knowing because it allowed me to win a point in trivial pursuit against my husband…something I NEVER get to do).  I digress.  Anywhoo… It got me to wondering where did this term of “Alice Blue” come from.  Here is the answer according to Wikipedia

“Alice blue is a pale tint of azure that was favored by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and which sparked a fashion sensation in the United States.

The hit song "Alice Blue Gown", inspired by Longworth’s signature gown, premiered in Harry Tierney’s 1919 Broadway musical Irene. The musical was made into a film in 1940 starring Anna Neagle and Ray Milland.

The color is specified by the United States Navy for use in insignia and trim on vessels named for Theodore Roosevelt.[citation needed] "AliceBlue" is also one of the original 1987 X11 color names which became the basis for color description in web authoring. The name "Alice Blue" was trademarked in 2001 by a costume company called "Alice Blue Fancy Dress & Costume" in the U.K. but the livery color chosen by them was not the correct Alice Blue shade, but instead a rich royal blue.

This particular shade of blue is also referred as white-blue (or blue-white) and ice/icy blue, due to its very pale coloration.”  (source Wikipedia)

Here is Miss Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker fresh out of the box in her first photo shoot for Inside The Fashion Doll Studio..in her Alice Blue outfit.

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And since it was too warm to be wearing the fur hat, muff, skates and tights for long…

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You may be noticing some different color profiles coming from me in the coming blog posts.  I have entered the sticky wicket world of Photoshop filters…and it’s a bit like Alice going down the rabbit hole.  Who knows where I will end up LOL!

“It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change.” –Alice


To Sir, With Love

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This song practically screams 1965 to me and apparently many others because it is listed in the top 5 songs of 1965.  Love the movie, love the song and loved playing it while I shot these. 

Model:  Irresistible in India Poppy Parker

Gown and earrings: Palm Beach Coral Silkstone Barbie

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This outfit by Robert Best for the Silkstone Barbie line looks to be inspired by vintage 1960’s Valentino.  Beautiful and so appropriate for Ms. 1965 Poppy!  Those nails though…Yipes!!

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source:  ganzomag.com

I hope you have enjoyed this walk through the mid 1960’s with Ms. Irresistible in India Poppy Parker.  This is not a style I photograph that often so it was fun to pop in some oldies but goodies and revisit the 60’s for a bit.