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How About Some Fame and Fortune?

The Integrity Toys WClub is going out with a bang this year and collectors are standing and clapping with joy at the finale.  They just released their final club doll and all I can say is…sign me up for some Fame and Fortune!!  Hats off to Jessy Ayala who designed this Wclub year ending smorgasbord!!!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.

Fame & Fortune
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
2017 W Club Exclusive

Edition Size:    TBA
Estimated Arrival:     Summer 2018
Pricing:    $250.00 US + S & H
(Limit of one per W Club membership)

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt:    Vanessa Perrin 1.0
Body:    FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt:    High-heeled
Skin Tone:    FR White
Hair Color:    Soft Ebony
Eyelashes:    Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch:    No

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

Daywear look for the MOTHER of all giftsets!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

You had me at the luggage Jessy…AT..THE..LUGGAGE.  The gloves helped too Winking smile

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

Oh…my…word!!  That face!!  I die.

And in case the Daywear look isn’t your cup of tea…Jessy included a night look, IN PINK!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

And in case you were not inspired by the clothing…the accessories are TO DIE FOR!!

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

But wait people…there is still more!!  A sultry ultra evening look for the boudoir

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.-Fame and Fortune Vanessa

This is all in one humongous giftset!

How do many collectors feel about this???

Take my money

Take my money 2

Yep…that is me…the lady in red above and to be honest I would be slamming it down on the counter too with a definitive “YASSSSS”.  Vanessa might not be my favorite face mold but THIS Vanessa for me is “all that and a bag of chips”.  Many are lamenting the increased price tag and I get that.  She is more expensive, true.  She also comes with three separate and amazing looks and …LUGGAGE!!  I guess my threshold for being willing to pay more is, luggage.  I don’t think I’m alone

Preorder for this lovely is open to WClub members UNTIL JANUARY 19TH, 2018 AT NOON EASTERN TIME!

Winking smile

-Rebecca

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To The Manor Born

I never saw the BBC show of this name but am interested in the phrase.  It is believed to be originally from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the actual line is “To the manner born“.  Language and time have morphed this line into today’s “to the manor born” which essentially means someone born into affluence.  The well known phrase “being born with a silver spoon in your mouth” is another example of similar meaning.  Now…why am I going into this?  Excellent question.  When I first saw promo photos of Black Tie Ball Vanessa, my first thought was “This is a party girl and she is inebriated.”  She had the half-open eyes of someone who has imbibed just a bit too much.  When I opened the box and saw her in real life, my opinion changed a bit.  I still saw the party girl but I thought it would be fun to portray her as the trust fund baby party girl.  I love the platinum tresses on this lady and while the sleepy eyes kind of bother me, it definitely set my imagination flying and produced some fun shots.  I have nothing to complain about…oh…except perhaps the skirt on the dress she came in.  It doesn’t hang right.  The jewelry, shoes and top of the gown are all exceptional though.  Photos of Miss BTB Vanessa in her original gown are on my Flickr page.

The gown in these shots is by Eifeldolldress.  Love it!!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

For those interested in the set for these shots, here is the info:

Champagne glasses are exquisitely delicate and in correct scale.  They are from Facets by Marcia.

Champagne bottle…have absolutely no idea where I got this.  Most likely from a Gloria furniture set.

Bombé chest is a repainted plastic jewelry chest.  My friend and artist Carolyn Grentz did this for me.

Gold chairs were custom ordered from China.  You can find more like them here.  Frankly though, you should just get ahold of some Barbie Fan Club chairs from this year and spray paint them gold…it would be cheaper.

Floral arrangement: Made by me of various silk and fabric flowers.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

And this little adorable Maltese!!  I found her on Etsy.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio To The Manor Born

-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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©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

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

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©2016 Integrity Toys Inc

©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


Integrity Toys Announces next 2015 WClub Exclusive

For all you Vanessa face mold fans…this one is for you!!

Black-Tie Ball
Vanessa Perrin® Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2015 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Winter 2015-2016
Special W Club Price: $130.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpts: Vanessa 1.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Colors: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

©2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.

©2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Is it just me or does it look like Vanessa has been out partying until the wee hours of the morning?  Maybe it’s the sleepy eyed look.  Speaking for this collector, ENOUGH with the black dresses and gowns already!!  I love the cut of the gown, just wish it had been in a different color.  I know black is chic and oh so Parisienne but it wouldn’t kill us to add a little color to the wardrobe.  The jewelry and platinum hair on this one are TO DIE FOR.  The look of valium she is sporting…not my thing.  Now I realize that if they had pushed up her eyelashes a bit for the photo, she may not look so..well..sleepy.  This is actually perfect for the “after” Black Tie Ball look.  Still on the fence as to whether I am buying on this one.  Deadline for WClub members is Thursday, September 10th at Noon Eastern Time (New York Time)

I have to give credit to Integrity Toys and their responsive team here.  Originally they had advertised this beauty as a Vanessa 3.0 face mold and within 24 hours after collectors had questioned this on the WClub Forums…they issued a correction.  She is in fact a Vanessa 1.0 face mold.  Man oh man is it nice to hear and see that a company  is listening to their collector forums and issuing a correction when need be.  Sometimes a true and heartfelt “I’m sorry we were wrong” can make all the difference in the world.  Live, Learn, Grow.