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Poppy Goes to Paris–A Recap

This years theme for the Poppy Parker collection by David Buttry hit a chord with many collectors.  I know it hit this collector right in the wallet.  I absolutely adored it and can’t wait to see what David has in store for us Poppy collectors at the Integrity Toys convention in October.  While we wait for convention, I thought it would be fun to get a group shot of the Poppys we have enjoyed so far this year.  Since Poppy is in Paris, I drew inspiration from one of the most iconic Parisian fashion houses of all time…Dior.

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Ma Petite Fleur Poppy Parker – WClub 2016 Registration upgrade doll

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Powder Puff Poppy Parker – IT Direct Lottery doll

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Paris in the Springtime Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

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Night at the Ballet Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

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C’est Si Bon – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

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Miss Amour Poppy Parker – IT Direct Lottery doll

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Magnifique Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

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Très Chic Boutique Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

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Ooh La La Poppy Parker – WClub Exclusive doll

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Bonjour Mademoiselle Poppy Parker – 2016 Poppy Parker The Bonbon Collection

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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

-Rebecca


Naughty or Nice?

Ok, I have to explain the title a bit.  As you all know, I am a huge fan of Poppy Parker and her creator David Buttry.  For me, she was the gateway drug from Barbie to Integrity Toys.  I realize I need a 12 step program for my addiction but I’m not ready to commit to the program just yet. Winking smile

Recently, Integrity Toys held a lottery to purchase two beautiful Poppy Parkers and I was lucky and incredibly thrilled to be picked to purchase not just Miss Amour but the fabulous Powder Puff Poppy Parker as well.  I have to thank my daughter for the opportunity as it was her membership that won it and she willingly handed over the option to purchase.  Collectors are receiving these dolls and posting some amazing images.  This doll is so sweet.  Mostly she is portrayed as “nice” and I like it that way.

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For these images, however, I decided to portray her in a slightly different way.  David Buttry had mentioned in his webinar announcing the Bon Bon Collection that one of his inspirations for this particular doll was the movie “Valley of the Dolls”.  I decided to go a little more with that theme.  So Poppy comes off as a bit more on the naughty side in these pictures.  I want to point out however..that Chip has appeared to have “put a ring on it” at least.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy Parker Naughty Or Nice?

-Rebecca


A Terrace in Paris

For those of you awaiting the next installment of “The Art of Fashion Doll Photography and Blogging”, it’s coming.  Most likely tomorrow.  I forgot to factor in that we were running our son to college ( 5 hours away) this past week so that cut into the available time I had.  Fear not…it’s in process for publication in the next couple of days.  This also explains why I have not responded to comments in a week.  I will be getting to those as well.

In the meantime, I have been sitting on these shots since the initial posting of “J’Adore Miss Amour” and I can wait no longer.  These shots came about because 1) I can’t get enough of this pink confection Miss Amour and 2) I had these fun pink balloons and had to use them and 3) I didn’t get a chance to include the adorable little perfume bottle in the last set of shots.   ©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Terrace in Paris

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Terrace in Paris

Now…is she looking at the tray like “I love this perfume and I need to use some” or is she saying “This shoot is boring…I need a drink!”  You make the call.

P.S.  I have to send  a shout out to my friend Rogier at Dutch Barbie World for a little bit of art direction on this one.  You were right and It was much appreciated!

-Rebecca


J’Adore Miss Amour

The title speaks for itself.  When I first saw this doll my reaction was this…

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And..that has not changed upon receiving her.  She is EVERYTHING I was hoping for and more.  David, I bow down! Bowing gif

Miss Amour
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Approximate Ship Date: Mid-Late Summer 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls

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

Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

This amazing creature is gorgeous.  The dress is beyond people…just…BEYOND.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

It’s inspired by Dior I and many believe, what is not to love about that.  Fashion inspiration image find goes to Nata-Leto on Flickr.  Big THANKS to Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Barbie World for letting me use this image.

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The jewelry is fabulous!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - J'adore Miss Amour

Me likey!!….Me likey a lot!!!!

-Rebecca


Poppy Goes to Paris!!

Poppy Goes to Paris

And I wish I was going with her!  When David Buttry announced this theme for Poppy Parker last year at convention, I thought I would faint of pure happiness.  Just the thought of this theme and I was dreaming of all kinds of fabulous Poppy Parker Parisian style.  What David Buttry and Integrity Toys gave collectors yesterday were those dreams realized and a confection in pink that has this collector claiming she has seen nirvana…and her name is “Miss Amour”.  You will see what I mean.   The following dolls will be available at Integrity Toys Dealers.  If you are at all interested, you should contact IT dealers NOW.  WClub members had 24 hours ahead of you to order.  Some of these babies are already sold out. 

Bonjour Mademoiselle
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 800 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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Well Bonjour!  The train case alone had me saying “ Oh yes please”.  Added to it, the adorable houndstooth coat and gloved hands made me happy too.  David Buttry explained to WClub members that there is a range of different facial screenings in this collection so you will see older makeup and newer facial screenings all within this offering.

Très Chic Boutique
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 900 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
  
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Natural Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

What’s the first thing a girl is going to do in Paris?  SHOP!  And you won’t just throw on a pair of jeans to go shopping in Paris…you need to do it in style.  This black, yellow and white suit with hat and gloves ensures that Miss Poppy will indeed be shopping in style.  The little bag ( reminiscent of an Hérmes Kelly bag) adds that fabulous finishing touch.  I love the french twist hairstyle on her too.  I am also noticing that there will be plenty of mix and match opportunities within this collection and the doll offered up as the Poppy Parker club doll.  Thank you for that David!

Night At The Ballet
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall 
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Ash Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I adore the color here!  This Poppy showcases the newer facial screening this year..gorgeous!  I love the little clutch and open toed shoes.  Miss Poppy is off to L’Opera Garnier in style. 

C’est Si Bon
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 600 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Lemon Yellow
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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Translated..”This is so good”.  Indeed she is!  Poppy is ready for a night on the town in this adorable little polka dot confection.  I already have her pictured at a little table at Laduree for a future photo shoot.  If I am already thinking about the photos I am going to take of a doll…she is already in my shopping cart…no question.

Paris In The Springtime
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 900 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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They had to throw in the poodle!  Game over…I’m buyin’.  Other irresistible items with this gorgeous Poppy are her  lilac/pink gloved hands and that straw purse!!  Adorable!  The poodle’s name is Phoebe. 

Magnifique
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer/Early Fall
Limited Edition Size: 900 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
 
Doll Tech Specs:
 
Body Type: Poppy Parker™
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Luscious Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The color palette of this collection definitely points to the fact that Poppy is traveling to Paris in the springtime.  David Buttry confirmed this in a webcast about the collection.  I adore this lavender on the strawberry blonde tresses of this Poppy.  I also love the new updated facial screening on this one.  It looks like we are getting some new and more sophisticated jewelry for Miss Poppy.  NICE!  I also love that the “Paris in Springtime” outfit will go nicely with the facial screening of this doll and vica versa. 

This collection is an out of the park home run in my opinion.  This is exactly what I enjoy collecting.  I was happy with the base collection but the upcoming lottery offerings are what have me and many other Poppy Parker collectors salivating. 

Powder Puff
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Approximate Ship Date: Late Summer 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls
Exclusive Retail Price: $120.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE***
LOTTERY DETAILS COMING APPROXIMATELY LATE SUMMER 2016
**IMPORTANT** THIS DOLL WILL NOT BE SOLD THROUGH IT DEALERS!

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

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Oh my word!!  She comes with a teddy bear and diary….too cute!!  Why oh why does she have to be a lottery doll?!!!  Here is hoping that the lottery Gods are kind to me.  Looks like the lottery tickets will be sold sometime in late summer.  The verbiage says IT direct so not just WClub offering on this one.  That makes the low 700 edition size even more alarming.  Many more fish in the pond to vie for the right to purchase this beauty.  Good luck to all!

And…finally…the pièce de résistance so to speak of this collection in my opinion….

Miss Amour
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Bonbon Collection
IT Direct Exclusive
Approximate Ship Date: Mid-Late Summer 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700 Dolls
Exclusive Retail Price: $120.00
 
***IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE***
LOTTERY DETAILS COMING APPROXIMATELY SUMMER 2016
**IMPORTANT** THIS DOLL WILL NOT BE SOLD THROUGH IT DEALERS!

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

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

©1995-2016 Integrity Toys, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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If David Buttry came up to me and said “Hey Rebecca…if I could design the perfect Poppy for you, what would she look like?”,  my response would be this doll.  1) She is pink 2) She has pink jewelry 3) she has an updo 4) She has soft facial screening 4) She is wearing a high couture ball gown ( I feel Dior here) and 5) She comes with an adorable mini perfume bottle.  I am just going to say it right now…if I don’t get the chance to purchase this one…there will be a sulk fest like no other before it then an immediate grouping of funds to purchase this baby on the secondary market.  This one is a must have for me.  It looks like this is another IT direct so not just WClub members going after this one.  Good Luck to everyone and I may see you in the mud pit of secondary market purchasing after on this one.  I need to go work out now.

Next blog post up in 30 minutes talking about the debut doll from The Industry doll collection.

-Rebecca