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Riviera Drama Revealed!!

Back in February, one of the WClub membership dolls was revealed in sketch form.  Yesterday, her promo shots were revealed and it had many WClub members clapping their hands with joy.  You can read about the how this doll came to be here.  It’s an interesting way to decide on a club doll.  This doll was only available to WClub 2017 members as an optional upgrade with their membership purchase.

Riviera Drama
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2017 W Club Upgrade Doll
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Hair Color: Raven (Black)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled / Traditional
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc

And here she is!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

I am feeling an Elie Saab vibe here…the picture below is from his 2017 Resort collection.  The fact that he used wedge shoes also with this look makes me think this was one of the inspirations for this look.

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So…how do I feel about this reveal?  I love the facial screening!  Green eyes on a pale skinned raven Agnes…yummm!  Also kind of happy they went with the nude lip.  It feels very on trend for right now.  This also makes her infinitely more re-dressable.   I am thrilled that the jumpsuit isn’t black.  I think jewel tones definitely fit with the “Riviera” theme. I adore the jewelry!  What concerns me is the fabric shown.  I don’t know if it flows like the original design does.  It looks kind of stiff to me but then…that could just be the image and how the model is posed.  Also…what is with this purse?  Did they want to go for Christmas colors?  I don’t think I would have chosen red.  I may be in a minority here but I like the wedge shoes.  It’s more casual and we don’t have shoes like this so if I want to dress this outfit up, I can certainly find a pair of black strappy sandals in my IT box.  Also, I am hoping the hair isn’t too “crunchy” as in…stiff.  It looks like it might be though.  It does help with those annoying flyaways that I end up editing out in PS later anyway Winking smile

-Rebecca


Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

Giselle has been restyled as Miss Red Butterfly for today’s blog post.  I have been inspired by some beautiful images coming from Dior’s Spring Couture collection and the new captain at it’s helm Maria Grazia Chiuri (formerly of Valentino).  She had unicorn’s lining the walk into the collection venue!  Ok, Ok, they were not real unicorns but still….very whimsical.  She had a park like setting and I supposed that has helped influence the backdrop for this shoot as well.

Model:  Integrity Toys AKA Gigi Giselle

Dress:  Rimdoll

Hat: Integrity Toys “Love The One” Kyori Sato ( I embellished with flower and butterfly)

Gloved hands:  Integrity Toys “Royal Treatment” Véronique giftset

Earrings: Integrity Toys “Admiration” Monogram

Purse:  Bogue’s Vogues

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

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©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

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-Rebecca


A Spring Fling

Reluctant to tear down the set from the previous shoot, I decided to give Miss Tullabelle a chance to model.  I just had to show off this amazing head of delicious golden curls.  I also received this exquisite Matisse creation by Brenda Visaya and had to use it.  It’s funny because I took the photos of Tullabelle posing up against the white arbor I had created.  When I looked at the images in post processing…she just seemed too refined.  I wasn’t completely happy with them which was a complete shock for me because that is the look I normally go for when editing photos.  I woke up the next morning and did a few more shots showing a more flirtatious Tullabelle and in the end…these are the shots I am most happy with.  Go figure Winking smile

Model:  Integrity Toys “You Better Werk” Tullabelle

Dress and gloves:  Brenda Visaya – Matisse on Etsy

Hat:  Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World

Shoes:  Integrity Toys “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

-Rebecca


A Bridal Still Life

I am continually inspired by miniature couture.  In particular, I adore any and all images that come out of Le Petit Théâtre from Dior. 

©2016 Dior, Inc.

©2016 Dior, Inc.

I love how they use real size items with miniatures.  I had a free day in the studio…almost unheard of these days…so I thought I would try my hand at something like this.  I decided to use my most recent bridal shoot as inspiration.  For those of you following my instagram story…you got to see a little taste of the shoot.  But…as most things go in the studio, you saw the prelim shots and not the final part of what I actually used in the processed images. 

I have to give a shout out to my dear friend Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World who did some additional art direction on this shoot.  Your vision is always valued and appreciated my friend.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

And…a chance to bring out the pearls!  Smile©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

It’s always a treat to use my Laduree boxes.©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

But let’s face it…this entire shoot was all about this fabulous dress from Rimdoll on Etsy. ©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

For those of you interested in the set up for this shoot, it was all done in natural light with one reflector.  Be prepared people when using natural light to be waiting half the day for optimal lighting.  Since I always love to see behind the scenes from others, I will share a behind the scenes shot here of the set up.  Yes…I have a flash in the picture below but I didn’t end up using it.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

-Rebecca


A Spring Bride

I have been inspired by some of the free flowing fashions I have seen in the past week from Coachella so I decided to dress my new Giselle in a fashion I received this past week from Rimdoll.  I have also been wanting too use these adorable paper roses hued in yellow and pink.  I needed the right outfit to showcase them and this glorious gown from Rimdoll was just the thing.  It is all that and a bag of chips people!  Spring floral romantic with a little bit of edginess in there too. 

Mode:  NuFace Aka Gigi Giselle

Gown: Rimdoll on Etsy

floral crown and bouquet: Made by me of flowers found on Ebay

Earrings: Mattel

Garden Bench: Found it at Michael’s about 3 years ago.

I absolutely LOVE the facial screening on this Giselle.  Very soft and romantic.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio A Spring Bride

-Rebecca


A Little Glamour

Or a lot of glamour depending on your definition.  I received a treasure trove of new outfits from the talented designer Hoang Anh Khoi on Etsy.  I showcased one of them in a recent blog post with NuFace Totally Betty Ayumi.  Today, a favorite FR2 Elise is wearing the fashion.  The day before yesterday, I gave a sneak peak of my mood board for this shoot. 

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Little Glamour

I also shared a couple of images along the way in this shoot on my Instagram story.  If you are interested in seeing some of the process as I shoot these, feel free to sign up for my Instagram feed.  The link for this is to the right on the sidebar of this page. 

Model:  FR2 Midnight Star Elise by Integrity Toys

Dress:  Hoang Anh Khoi on Etsy

Fur:  Dimitha on Ebay

Shoes: FR2

Hat: Bogue’s Vogues on Etsy

Gloves: Mattel

Purse:  Lovetones Bonjour Baby Lena

Set:  Clock was purchased from little gift shop on Rue du Rivoli in Paris.  Bombe chest was a repaint by friend and artist Carolyn Grentz.

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Little Glamou

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Little Glamou

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Little Glamou

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Little Glamou

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Little Glamou

-Rebecca


The Millennial Chanel

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

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

JacketElenpriv on Etsy

Top: NuFace She Owns Everything Erin

Skirt: NuFace Up All Night Lilith

Shoes, bag: NuFace Touble Eden

Stockings: NuFace Total Betty Ayumi

Necklace: IsabelleParisJewels on Etsy

 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Millennial Chanel

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Millennial Chanel

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Millennial Chanel

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Millennial Chanel

-Rebecca


A Class Act

After a week of driving 20 hours down to Anaheim California and then doing the drive back…in a 26 foot truck full of luggage and orchestra instruments…I am ready for some play time.  Lesson learned in the past week?  Don’t ever underestimate Mother Nature in the mountains.  You may think it’s too late to snow…but you would be wrong.  I know we were. Winking smile

Before I left on the big journey, I had an opportunity to photograph something yummy and I am anxious to share.  Given that IT is giving us 1950’s glamour in a few short months, I anticipated just a bit with this one.  Hope you enjoy!

Model: OOAK Rim Doll repaint and restyle of Lovetones Hello Honey

Suit: Bellissima Couture

Faux Fur Stole: Lovetones Timeless Show Roxy Fashion Set

Shoes: Integrity Toys

Hat: Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World

Jewelry: Mattel

Screen: Custom Dollhouse on Etsy

Planter: Local plant store and boxwood topiary is from Joss & Main.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Class Act

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Class Act

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Class Act

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Class Act

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Class Act

The gorgeous ornate wall in the background was photoshopped in so..sorry but it doesn’t exist outside of Photoshop at this time.

-Rebecca


A Romantic Era Concludes

All good things must come to an end.  Or…in my case…all sunny days in the garden eventually give way to rain.  I managed to get three separate photo shoots completed before the rain started so I am happy with that.  For the last installment of this romantic garden series I paired a favorite embroidered sheath from Bellissima Couture and a yummier than yummy coat from Lovetones.  The hat is a story.  It originally came from Bogue’s Vogues and I have to admit…I got creative with the Russian netting on this one.  Hope you all enjoy.

Model:  Lovtones Romantic Era Roxy

Dress:  Bellissima Couture

Coat :  Lovetones Timeless Show Roxy

Hat: Bogues vogues

Shoes:  Lovetones Romantic Era Roxy

Purse: Integrity Toys AKA Gigi Giselle

Accessories: the box, macaron and bag were all done by me.  The boxwood trees in planters were from Pier One.  The bench was found on Ebay.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Concludes

 ©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Concludes

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Concludes

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Concludes

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Concludes

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©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Concludes

-Rebecca


A Romantic Era Continues

So I am continuing the photo series with Romantic Era Roxy from Lovetones.  In this next series of photos from the garden I have capture Roxy in a stunning gown From Natalia.  Beautifully designed and constructed. 

Model:  Lovetones Romantic Era Roxy

Gown: Natalia 2010 Chizhik on Ebay  also on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/85292334@N02/with/30684365700/

Jewelry: Isabelle from IsabelleParisJewels on Etsy

I restyled the hair of the doll for this shot.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Continues

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Continue

-Rebecca


A Romantic Era Begins

As we turn the corner into spring, I am in the mood for soft hazy imagery, pastels and florals.   A sunny day in the garden ( an absolute surprise in the Pacific Northwest in spring) led me to bring out a new  line of 1/6 fashion dolls I have been intrigued by since their debut.

©2017 Lovetones

©2017 Lovetones

Her name is “Romantic Era Roxy” and she was the prefect model for the next set of images I will be sharing on the blog this week.  Are we ready for some soft images to take us through the gloom of early Spring?  I know I am!

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Begins

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Begins

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Begins

More images from the garden coming up this week Winking smile

-Rebecca


Ayumi is a Total Betty

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

noun
  • an attractive female; "hottie". 

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

Model and jewelry:  Totally Betty Ayumi

Shoes: FR2 shoe pack

Suit and faux fur: HOANG ANH KHOI on Etsy

Screen: Customdollhouse on Etsy

Tulips:  Available soon at ITFDS

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

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

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

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

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-Rebecca


Sparkle Poppy Sparkle!

And sparkle she does!  I realized I had not given any love to this particular convention Poppy for well over a year.  Not good.  She was part of the 2015 IT convention collection.  Here she is in her original outfit and jewelry.  She is however, sporting a new set of hands that were a recent find on Ebay.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!

Check out the teeny, tiny acrylic nails!!  I found them on Ebay.  Don’t know if this vendor offers them up regularly or if they were just a short term thing but this is where I got them.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio. Sparkle, Poppy, Sparkle!

Love the facial screening on this one.  While nails like this are not something I normally go for…I think they do add a very glamorous look to this Poppy.

-Rebecca


Recklessness in the Studio!

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

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

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

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

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

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv

Moschino 2016 RTW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Straight From Paris Fashion Week

Since I showed off Hilda’s suits from Bellissima Couture in a very elegant way, I wanted to show how versatile these Chanel inspired jackets can be.  Eden and Nadja have been hitting the fashion shows at Paris Fashion week this past month.

Models:  Sneak Peek Eden and Out of Sight Nadja from 2015 IT Convention

Jackets: Bellissima Couture ( will be for sale this week at IT convention!)

Eden’s purse and sunglasses: Moschino Barbie

Nadja’s beret and wig: FR Monogram

The remainder of clothing came with the dolls that are modeling

             

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Straight from Paris Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Straight from Paris Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Straight from Paris Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Straight from Paris Fashion Week

These jackets will be for sale at 2016 IT Convention this week!!


It’s Party Time

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

Here is the mood board I posted on Instagram.

Dress:  Rimdoll on Etsy

Shoes:  Integrity Toys Cold shoulder Eugenia

Earrings:  Integrity Toys Fabulous Fields Luchia

Glassware:  Facets by Marcia

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

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

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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

©2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.

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

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

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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Welcome to Fall everyone!

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


More Silkstone News!!

So right after I posted yesterday, Mattel posted new images of the BFC exclusive Silkstone for 2016.  We have all had a gander at the sketch for many months and many of us had a chance to see the doll in person at the NBDCC 2016.  Here are a few images I took of her at NBDCC

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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

And here is the information and official pictures

Glam Gown Barbie® Doll

Gold Label®

Designer: Robert Best

Release Date: 10/12/2016

Retail: $100.00

  • Body Type: Posable Silkstone®
  • Facial sculpt:
  • Fashion Sewn On: No
  • Fashion:  Pink satin gown with flowing organza train
  • Accessories:  Black satin opera gloves, chandelier earrings

She is a BFC exclusive which means you need to be a BFC member to purchase.

©2016 Mattel, Inc. 

©2016 Mattel, Inc.

©2016 Mattel, Inc.

©2016 Mattel, Inc.

Things to take note of….The IRL doll at NBDCC was sporting pink shoes not black and the fabric on the IRL doll did not show the same kind of fabric as the promo shots are indicating.  Just trying to keep it real folks and set expectations appropriately.  You be the judge but to these eyes, the ruffle material on the promo shots looks like it lays very nicely, whereas the IRL doll at NBDCC did not.  The beading also looks very different but there are always differences between the promo shots and the actual production doll.  The difference here is that the production doll was actually seen BEFORE the promo shots so, it feels kind of humorous to me.  It’s like saying “ Yeah…this is what we could have done…but….we didn’t”

All else being held equal, I’m still buying the doll.  She is a platinum updo with a pink gown…of course I’m buying.  Whether or not I feel very good about it is another thing.  I have a hard time supporting a company who is making some really unfortunate decisions regarding their collector line.  I find it hard to plug a product in this blog when I have a very real concern for the direction of this Mattel division. 

-Rebecca


Fall Fashion Week

Milan fashion week wrapped up day before yesterday and I was inspired by the Instagram feeds.  I posted a photo of an outfit I felt would have worked at Milan fashion week and brought in the colors of the season. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Fall Fashion Week

 The next step was to find a model to put it on and shoot. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Fall Fashion Week

Chanel purse is DollhouseAra on Etsy .  Outfit is Barbie Look Urban Jungle

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Fall Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Fall Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Fall Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Fall Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Fall Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Fall Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Fall Fashion Week

Many of you may have already figured out that I have started posting preliminary images on Instagram of upcoming outfits or behind the scene things.  I am also sharing on Instagram stories.  The stories will include some videos of the doll room and new diorama or display items.  If you are on Instagram, come and join the fun. Follow me to see the stories.

Rebecca


The Power of Pink Rises Again

I can’t describe the power of this color in my life.  It is a color that just makes me happy.  I confess, if I see a dress or gown in this color, I am immediately drawn to it.  I seem to fall for the pale pinks more so than the more vibrant hues but If it is pink, I’m interested.  For those of you who follow my instagram feed ( and soon to add Instagram stories too!!), you will have seen that I added these babies to my shoe collection.

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The color just makes me happy.  So it will come as no surprise that I recently took receipt of some pink gowns.  They are from a relatively new designer in the doll arena and I am pleased to be adding his pieces to my collection.

Model:  2016 NBDCC Convention Doll

Gown and earrings: Rimdoll on Etsy

Shoes: 2016 NBDCC Convention Doll

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Oh the yummy pink sparklyness of this!!  By the way, I completely blame Wholeeah for this gown ( follow her on Flickr or Instagram) because it was her phenomenal pictures of this dress on a Matt Sutton OOAK that got me running to buy it.  This gown came with a little gift of earrings.  Always a nice touch and it is well tailored and shipped very quickly.    I have more of this designer’s work to show you! 

** note** The sleeves are a little long on this model because this dress was made to fit the FR2 body.  I just decided I wanted a Silkstone to model it first.

-Rebecca


Magnifique is Fantastique

When I saw the name on this doll I kept singing the words from a song in “Devil Wears Prada”…”Supersonic, maginfique, tres tres cool and tres tres chic”. 

She is definitely tres, tres chic.  the hair color is vibrant and beautiful.  It needs to be trained a bit when you take it out of the hair net but not too bad (it was packed with hair off to the side so you will need to push it or train it down to sit down against the neck). 

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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

The promo shot shows her as this…

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc

What arrived was…I believe…better than the promos but with one caveat.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magnifique is Fantastique

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magnifique is Fantastique

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magnifique is Fantastique

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Magnifique is Fantastique

She has a very sharp look to the left eye placement that frankly…borders on “wonky eye” for my taste.  I have photographed her at her best advantage but I had to work at it.  Not sure how I am feeling about that.  She is gorgeous.  Coloring and facial color screening is spot on.  Dress is beautiful and jewelry is beyond…really beyond.  But…that far to the left stare is looking slightly wrong for me.  Not sure what I am going to do yet.  Maybe it’s just mine so will be interested to hear what others are experiencing. 

-Rebecca


The Sleeper has Awakened

Ok..I have to admit the title was for all you “Dune” geeks out there LOL!  This line may be from the book and movie “Dune” but we have a bit of a sleeper situation going on in the Poppy Parker Bon Bon collection.  Her name is Night at the Ballet Poppy Parker and she has turned out WAY better than the promo shots.

Here is what we were expecting…

©2016 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Not bad but I have to admit…she was my least favorite in the whole lineup and I almost didn’t order her.  Boy oh boy am I glad I did because this is what arrived on Saturday.  Check out the gorgeous green eyes on this lady!

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

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Sleeper has Awakened

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Sleeper has Awakened

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Sleeper has Awakened

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Sleeper has Awakened

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-The Sleeper has Awakened

Couple things to note:

1) The hair on my doll needed a little tweaking after I took the hair net off.  It didn’t take too much to put it all back in order.

2) The necklace is just gold, no stones.  This seems kind of weird to me as the bracelet has beautiful blue stones in it but there you go.  It looks like it should have a few stones in the necklace or it looks like there was space for it but there aren’t any.  Don’t know if this is an oversight or just a last minute budget cut but a number of people have commented on FB that they don’t have any stones in their necklaces either so I don’t think it’s just me.  The promo shots of the accessories don’t really show the necklace that well so it may have been intended to be just plain gold all the way along.  Just wanted to make people aware.

Huge thanks to my dealer Barb at Windy City Dolls for getting these new Poppy’s to me so quickly!!  You are the best.

Let the redressing and photographing begin!!!

-Rebecca


Singing in the Rain

Trying to photograph things in natural light in the Pacific Northwest is pretty much a crap shoot even on a good day.  Last week, we enjoyed days and days of 90 degree weather and loads of sunshine.  This week it’s 62 and what else…rain.  I would have shot this last week, if I had had what I wanted to shoot last week.  Unfortunately, I didn’t receive the item I wanted to shoot until this week.  Here was my perfect location…

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Loved the natural texture of this and the green moss that spindled out like vines.  But…

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It was rather wet. 

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And not looking like it was going to change any time soon.  So what do you do?  You change your shoot location and make the best of it.  So this is the rain part of the title so where is the singing?

Have you ever had that moment when you dressed a doll in something and it just “sang”? You know what I mean right?  It just makes you go “ Oh man…that looks so amazing on her!”  I had that happen this week and while my first choice for background did not pan out, I found a couple alternate solutions that worked out just fine.  I was still singing even though it was raining.

Model:  Out of Sight Nadja

Dress: SL Doll Fashion

Jewelry:  Integrity Toys Inc. ( Lash Out Poppy Parker, Perfectly Suited Giselle and As Dusk Falls Eugenia)

Shoes:  Bellissima Eugenia

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Singing In The Rain

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Singing In The Rain

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Singing In The Rain

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Singing In The Rain

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Singing In The Rain

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Singing In The Rain

This gown is gorgeous!  Very well made and tailored.  It arrived quickly and well packaged.  Love this vendor on Etsy and have purchased a number of things from them.

-Rebecca


Emerging Rebel Kyori – Will The Eyes Have It?

The first doll of Integrity Toys’ Fashion Royalty “A Delicate Bloom” Collection is starting to hit collectors’ doorsteps.   Her name is Emerging Rebel Kyori and true to her name she is entering the collecting world with some controversy.  The title of this blog post is kind of a play on words.  When you vote to pass a measure for something the verbiage is always, “Those in favor say ‘AYE’“ and if there are more yes’s than no’s the motion passes or “The Aye’s have it.”  There is a current issue being voted on by collectors of Integrity Toys and it’s all about the eyes.   

Let me explain:  Integrity Toys is trying out a new process with the eyes on some of their dolls.  Instead of painting the inner eyes (outline, white, iris, pupils and "catch light" dots)  they are using water decals.  Per IT, the reasoning for going to these decals was to offer more consistency in eye placement and facial screening.  (Too many “wonky eye” issues with the previously used methods.)  Some collectors are concerned about the durability and quality of these decals.  Given all the concerns, I was curious to see for myself if there were negative aspects to these decals from an aesthetic perspective as well as a photography perspective.  I was concerned as to whether or not these decals would make the eyes appear more “dead” in a photograph.  If something is too matte, it won’t reflect light effectively and gives off a dead appearance.  On the other side, if something is too shiny (especially the eyes) it can create too much of a reflection that you have to clean up in Photoshop afterwards… and… that is a big pain in the back side, believe me.  Who wants to spend hours in post-process just because of shiny eyes?  Not me.

So… I was curious to see what would happen when I photographed one of these dolls with these decal eyes.  What did I find?

1.  From an aesthetic aspect… just looking at her… I wasn’t noticing anything concerning.  Her screening is appealing and I think she is a pretty doll.  The eyes don’t stand out as odd or off in any way.  She does have a very far “to the side” eyeball placement and some are finding that fact unappealing.  I can understand this.  That doesn’t work for everyone.

2.  From a photography stand point… there are some differences.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Emerging Rebel Kyori-Will The Eyes have It?

First and foremost, the eyeball is printed not painted so there are dots of color not continuous color.  Is this a problem?  Not normally in my opinion.  As you see this image on your computer screen or phone, you are seeing it as dots of color as well — they are just really, really small dots.  Let’s face it, most of us are not going to be looking at this doll under a microscope. 

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Can you see the dots in the picture above?  Maybe a little but not much.  Our eyes and brains are really good at melding those dots together to make it look like one cohesive color.

Secondly, I’m not going to lie — these decals catch the light differently, so when photographing, that needs to be factored in.  Is this a deal breaker?  For me, not really.  It’s just something different.  Now, as to whether these decals will hold up over time… only time will tell that one.  For now, I am willing to give them a chance.  For now, I’m voting “aye”.

Enough about the eyes — let’s talk about the accessories and dress!  I love this dress!!!  It is so elegant and fits her beautifully.  The lavender shoes are perfection and the grey glasses and oversized bag are refined and chic.  I don’t know who is taking over jewelry at IT but all I can say is, “Keep it going!!”  The earrings and bracelet are a new design and I adore them.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Emerging Rebel Kyori-Will The Eyes have It?

Kyori’s hair color was described as medium brown in product write-ups.  Have we seen Kyori with these lighter brown tresses before?  I like it.

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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Emerging Rebel Kyori-Will The Eyes have It?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Emerging Rebel Kyori-Will The Eyes have It?

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Emerging Rebel Kyori-Will The Eyes have It?

-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.

https://dutchbarbieworld.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/bon-bon-poppy-goes-to-paris/

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