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Bogue’s Vogues Vendredi

Yes!!  Finally another installment of Bogue’s Vogues Vendredi.  I have been remiss on this for a while and it was well past time to reinstitute this favorite blog segment.  James recently sent me two outfits so beautiful, I had to share.  Normally, I pull out the silkies for these but felt it was Integrity Toys turn to get some love.

Models:  Place Vendome Victoire Roux and Think Pink Imogen

Couture:  Bogue’s Vogues ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/boguesvogues)

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The Blogging Blues

We all have them.  Those times when we just can’t seem to summon the energy to get things done.  I find myself in this state of ennui from time to time.tumblr_mks8lg6IkU1s0p3y2o1_500

 

That is where I feel I have been for the last week. Yesterday, however, the sun came out and I decided to do some redressing and get with the program.  I grabbed my trusty point and shoot and had some fun with the sunshine.  Hope you like Smile

Model:  Victoire Roux Place Vendome

Gloves: Victoire Roux Place Vendome

Suit and hat:  Bellissima Couture (http://bellissimacouturefashions.wordpress.com/)

Shoes and Jewelry:  Mattel

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Model ,Gloves and Jewelry:  Think Pink! Imogen

Gown: Victoire Roux Place Vendome

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And…behind the scenes.

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Integrity Toys Wows With Funny Face Collection

Integrity Toys gave collectors a glimpse into 2013 Saturday with photos of four of its collector doll lines for 2013.  They showed WClub members photos from Wave 2 of Jem and The Holograms, Dynamite Girls, Tulabelle and Funny Face.  Carole Roth, Vaughn Sawyers, David Buttry and Chris Stoekel, also shared some of the thoughts and design inspirations behind these four lines.  I have always been a fan of these webinars by Integrity.  I think it’s brilliant because you can get all the information while sitting in the privacy of your own home instead of having to spend money to go to a venue like Toy Fair or IDEX.  I have said this before and will reiterate.   I believe it is a brilliant business move by IT because now collectors don’t have to spend the money on expensive travel and hotel rooms.  That money can instead go towards dolls.  It is more money in Integrity’s pockets and happier collectors….win, win.    Case in point…here is how I spent my Saturday morning gathering info for this blog post.

2013 IT Spring collection

…Yes….my daughter and I enjoying the Webinar…in PJ’s with my ever present cup of java. Smile

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I did a previous post about Integrity Toys and Paramount teaming up to do a Funny Face Collection.  I had a number of guesses about what would be produced. You can find the original blog post here https://insidethefashiondollstudio.com/2013/01/08/integrity-toys-is-putting-on-its-funny-face/

When I jump on my speculation train with these doll lines, I don’t often see my guesswork realized and then taken up about two more notches.  That is what Integrity Toys has done with their Funny Face collection.  They did everything I was hoping they would do….and then they did what I only dreamed they would do.  HOLY COW!!!!  The inventiveness and sheer magnitude in this line is leaving me speechless here…..speechless and penniless.  Chris Stoekel, talented new designer with Integrity Toys and part of the team responsible for this collection, introduced and talked us through the the Funny Face lineup for the webinar.  Phenomenal job Mr. Stoekel and Integrity Toys design team.  I tip my hat and open my wallet to you.

** All photos are courtesy of Integrity Toys**

Item # 14011
Take The Picture!
Dressed Doll
The Funny Face Collection
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: US $150.00
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She has the original Vanessa head sculpt on a Poppy Parker body (with the kitten heel feet).

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**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications.

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Not to toot my own horn (Oh come on Rebecca, you know you have to….toot that horn!), but I even nailed the name on this baby in my previous blog post.  We all knew this outfit would have to be one of the ones produced.  I adore the jewelry on her.  It is the most detailed on a reproduction of this iconic outfit that I have seen to date.  STUNNING!

Item # 14012
Think Pink
Dressed Doll Mini-Gift Set
The Funny Face Collection
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: US $150.00
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She has the Imogen head sculpt on Monogram body (with Victoire legs).

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Think Pink! 1

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**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications.

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Think Pink

SQUEEEEEEELLLLLLLL!  Okay…a little background for you guys.  My signin name for all of the doll boards that I post on is Think_Pink.  I came up with that name because of THIS song in THIS movie.  Let’s just say it resonates with me big time.  When this baby flashed up on the screen I had an honest to God full circle out of body experience.  I believe my words to my dealer later were “I don’t know who you will have to kill to get me this gift set….but do it.” 

All kidding aside (no…I won’t kill for a doll…I am not that far gone…yet), I have to give the Integrity Toys design team a big round of applause.  I was all prepared to see dolls with Jo Stockton costumes.  I never even considered they would produce some iconic fashions from other characters or musical numbers from the movie.  This is just so creative and downright delightful.  It’s like a free amuse bouche at the beginning of a meal in a fancy restaurant…that unexpected treat that opens up your palate for more…and I was so ready for more after they showed this one.  Well played sir….Well played.

Item # 14013
The Quality Woman
Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Funny Face Collection
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: US $199.00
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She has the Katy Perry face sculpt on a Victoire body.

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**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications.

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Again…they give us a character other than Jo Stockton from the movie.  Who could forget the indomitable Maggie Prescott, fashion editor.  She was the Anna Wintour of that movie…and the actress who played her is one of the most fascinating people in 1940-1950’s Hollywood.  If you have a moment, read about Kay Thompson.  This is perhaps the least glamorous of all the Funny Face offerings but I appreciate the sense of completeness this gives to the collection.  This character was very important in the movie and it feels so very right to have her represented in the group.

Item # 14014
On How To Be Lovely
Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Funny Face Collection
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: US $199.00
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She has the new Veronique face sculpt on a Poppy Parker body.

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**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications.

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Holy shitake mushrooms people!!  I know I was hoping for the pink princess gown but I was preparing myself for disappointment.  I was so very thrilled to see she was being produced and THEN….the same gift set has the bridal outfit too.  SQUEEEEEEEEELLLLLLL!  I am not sure where the yellow outfit is in the movie???  Will have to watch the movie again just to find it.  This one is using the new Veronique head sculpt.  Can I just say how flippin’ cool it is that they are using a variety of different head sculpts for the Jo Stockton character.  Each one has a different nuance and gives me a reason to feel better about buying yet another Funny Face gift set.  Smart business…it is how Disney does it…gets you in there and makes you happy and gives you a reason to justify spending money…Brilliant.

Now, I would have been happy if they just stopped the line here.  In the gift sets above, they had already produced most of the outfits I wanted to see done and I would have spent my money and walked away a happy camper.  After this point in the webinar — and I am going in the order of how they were revealed to us — Integrity gave us a ginzu cutting knife infomercial moment….”But wait, there’s more……..” and proceeded to blow the doors off of my speculation train.

Item # 14015
Bonjour, Paris!
Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Funny Face Collection
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls
Suggested Retail Price: US $199.00
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She has the original Veronique head sculpt with Poppy Parker body.

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**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications.

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HOLY….I’m running out of expletives here people.  I think I may have just laid down on the floor at this point..I don’t know..my memory was kind of hazy because I thought I was dreaming this up.  AAACCCCKKK!  How cool is this gift set?!!!  The attention to detail speaks directly to the care IT took with this project.  As a huge fan of the movie, I just want to cry with gratitude  {{sniff, sniff..just take my money already would ya..sniff, sniff}}

And now….for the pièce de résistance or the proverbial “home run” from this collection.

Item # 14018
A Woman Who Thinks
Dressed Doll Mini-Gift Set
The Funny Face Collection
Limited Edition of 400 dolls
Suggested Retail Price: US $150.00
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She has the Anja face sculpt on the Monogram body (with Victoire legs).

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**Please note that the photos are of prototype dolls and subject to changes and modifications.

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“We apologize for the interruption in this blog post.  Our author has just fainted.”

In a million years I would have never guessed this one and I am kicking myself because I should have guessed…I mean come on!  Dovima is definitely an iconic figure not just from the movie but of that time too.  The only thing missing from this gift set is the “Minute Men from Mars” magazine.  In the full course meal of this collection, Integrity moved us from a palate teasing amuse bouche to a rich, decadent chocolaty dessert.  Yummmmmm!

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All of the dolls shown in this blog post above are only available through the authorized Integrity Toys dealers.  If you want any of these, I would call now. 

If you made the wise decision to sign up for the  WClub this year, you also had the opportunity to enter a lottery for yet another gift set.

Available by lottery only to WClub members

Item #14016
Let’s Kiss And Make Up
Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Funny Face Collection
2013 W Club Exclusive Lottery Doll
Suggested Retail Price: US $199.00 US
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls
Estimated Delivery Date: Week of February 11th, 2013

She is closed mouth 2nd edition Vanessa on Poppy Parker body

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Two outfits that I didn’t even consider that they would produce..AND THE FLOWER SHOP DRESS!!  Oh mighty lottery gods please be kind to me.  If I don’t win the right to purchase, I will be sulking in a corner for weeks on this one folks.

Of this entire group, many are asking “Who is your favorite?”  Chris Stoeckel shared in the webinar that Dovima and “Think Pink” were his favorites.  Those are two of my favorites as well.  I would also have to add “On How to be Lovely”. 

I will not be doing a blog post on Wave 2 Jem and The Holograms or Tulabelle.  Feel free to head over to Shuga’s blog where I am sure she will have a very comprehensive and fun writeup on these lines.  I will post info on the Dynamite Girls tomorrow.