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Meet You at East 59th!

Wow!!  Wow, Wow, Wow is all I can say of Integrity Toys newest product line.  For those of us who have been waiting for the return of our beloved Victoire Roux…the waiting just got a little sweeter.  While we did not get a new Victoire, we did receive some of her friends and this new world that IT has created looks to be amazing!  The director of this yumminess is the uber talented Chris Stoeckel.  While we did not get Victoire in this new release, we did get word that she is coming.  {That sound in the background is Rebecca squealing with happiness}.  The story behind this line is 1950’s Hollywood and a possible feud between competing divas..I’m thinking Joan Crawford/Betty Davis.  With all that drama, you need killer fashions and who better to do that than Chris.  We have loved his 1950s inspired couture in the Victoires of the past.  It looks like his future designs will take us to a whole other level.  Soooooo excited! 

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© 2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.

Luxurious Leisure
Constance Madssen™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date:   Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Constance Madssen (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: EAST 59th 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Cream

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc. - Luxurious Leisure Constance Madssen

{FAINT!!!}  Oh…my…word.  I am traveling as I write this blog post and I was sitting at a restaurant yesterday morning when these pictures came into the WClub members inboxes.  I am absolutely sure I embarassed myself when I squealed with delight on this one.  Where to start with the love…..hmmmm.  Ok, first is the color combinations.  Adore this red and black with the raven hair.  New face sculpt on these characters and I love them.  I don’t advocate smoking ( Constance..you need to rethink that one) but the props are so appropriate for the 1950’s.  It’s the attention to detail and the playability that I love the most I think.  Chris has given us two separate looks on every doll.  Bonus!!!  Love it!!!

Classic Glamour
Evelyn Weaverton™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Evelyn Weaverton™  (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Flame Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: EAST 59th 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toys Inc. -Classic Glamour Evelyn Weaverton

{FAINT…AGAIN}.  Chris, next time give us collectors some warning before you unleash this kind of gorgeousness on us  My heart cant take it Winking smile

A redhead in electric blue!  Adore.  Love, love, love the silhouette on the gown.  Also love the embroidered pants look.  the accessories are spot on…except…for the plastic shoes.  Nope…no at this pricepoint people  I am hoping IT rethinks this one.  I and many collectors concur…this is a misplaced note in the middle of a beautiful symphony.  Apparently Evelyn likes the makeup because she comes with a full set.  Adorable!  Head to ankle gorgeous…plastic shoes need an upgrade.

Glittering Gala
Evelyn Weaverton™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Evelyn Weaverton™  (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: EAST 59th 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

© 2017 Integrity Toy Inc.-Glittering Gala Evelyn Weaverton

{Rebecca now has a concussion from fainting}

OK, so this might be my favorite.  The two separate looks are to die for..evening to day perfection.  The accessories are spot on.  I adore the floral headpiece.  The plastic shoes have to go but everything else is a huge thumbs up.  Also adore the facial screening on her. 

Captivating Cocktails
Constance Madssen™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Constance Madssen™  (New Sculpt!)
Hair Color: Luxe Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: EAST 59th 1.0
Foot Sculpt: Traditional High-Heeled Feet
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream

© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen
© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen

© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen

© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen

© Integrity Toys Inc. - Captivating Cocktails Constance Madssen

{Rebecca is now on her way to hospital…too many faints and now has concussion}

Cocktails indeed!  I know I will need a few after this collection to lament my poor, poor wallet.  I have a think for well tailored suits.  This one is perfection  I love both sets of gloves with these looks  The driving gloves in particular!  Simple jewelry is perfect here as the suit s the star.  The shoes..oh why oh why with the plastic.  I’m sound like a broken record…I know.  The facial screening on her is my least favorite of this collection but not a deal breaker.  I’m still buying. 

The big questions from me and many collectors is…what is the body on this lady?  Is it FR2, Victoire…enquiring minds want to know.  I am sure we will get answers soon.  At the time this goes to print there will be a live chat with the designer Chris Stoeckel.  I am sure he will give us this info. 

I hate the write and run but I am on he road driving a bunch of orchestra instruments and luggage back from L.A.  Will hopefully have more information to share with you tomorrow.

If you want to purchase these beauties find your local Integrity Toys Authorized Dealer  I would run not walk as many of these have already sold out to WClub members.

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The WClub Announces their First Exclusive

to members…..VICTOIRE ROUX™!

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La Grande Seduction (The Great Seduction)
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
2014 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size:  TBA
Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Late Summer 2014

Doll Tech Specs:
Scale: 12-inch / 1:6
Head Sculpt: Victoire Roux
Body Sculpt: Integrity / Victoire Roux
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair: Deep Brunette
Quick Switch Feature: No
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

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I am not feeling the dress.  It’s different but it feels kind of clumpy on her.  Also, I am a lover of updo’s…you all know this…but I am feeling a little “updo fatigue” with this one.  Her face is beautiful and I love the raven hair.  I am not sold on the lip color yet but I think it is workable.  I really like the jewelry.  Has anyone “easily” gotten that hair comb thingy to work yet?  If so share how you did it.  Enquiring minds would love to know.   I am still going to order but I think she will be redressed fairly quickly.

WClub members have until Monday,April 14th at noon EST to order.


A Wonderful Evening

Evening in Montreal Victoire has arrived and she is a stunner!  I knew I was going to love this lady by her promo shots.  The actual doll does not disappoint.  I shared some quick shots of this lady on my Flickr account but managed to take some better shots yesterday in the sunshine. 

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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

I adore this magnetic pin!  It makes it sooo much easier to place AND no chance that it will leave a hole in delicate fabric.  Smart choice Integrity!


Evening in Montreal Victoire

I have to admit, I am a bit behind on reporting Integrity Toys(IT) news for the first part of this year.   A few weeks ago, The WClub announced a new IT direct lottery for the popular character Victoire Roux.

Evening in Montreal
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
IT Direct Exclusive
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls

Body Type: IT/Victoire
Head Sculpt: Victoire Roux™
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

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The Lottery was held today and I believe most all who wanted a chance to purchase her in the WClub were able to get her.  It is really nice when that happens.  It means IT is accurately gauging the demand of a product and providing an adequate supply.  Everybody walks away happy.  When I first saw this lady, I thought “ Oh man….not another black cocktail gown!.”  She is ,in fact, wearing chocolate brown.  That makes her more interesting.  Mostly, however, I like the facial screening with the platinum updo.  I was hoping to win the chance to purchase and am a happy camper with my fellow WClub members who  are all celebrating our chance to purchase her.  She is due to hit peoples doorsteps as early as next week.  Smile


Buenos Aires Victoire

It would appear that most if not all who wanted to obtain this fabulous Victoire, were able to do so.  I had expressed a concern that she would be hard to obtain and I am happy to be wrong.  Many collectors are pointing to an almost eerie evocation of Evita Peron in Chris Stoekel’s design.  After receiving her, I can totally relate.  More often than not, I open a highly anticipated doll and am a bit underwhelmed.  Promotional shots are designed to show off the best side of a product and it is almost certain that there are times where the promo shots oversell an item.  In the case of Ms. Buenos Aires, I am happy to report that the promo shots simply did not do her justice.  She is even prettier in person.  I always love when that happens.  Of course this is only my opinion so take that into consideration. 

Here are her “window” shots.  Smile

Model:  Buenos Aires Victoire Roux

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Christmas in July Take 3

The highlight in my opinion of Integrity’s mini collection releases yesterday was the Victoire Roux offering.  As luck would have it…it’s another Lottery.  I am not feeling super confident about this one as there are only 600 and it will be an IT Directly lottery open to all not just WClub members.  That’s right folks, you don’t have to be a WClub member to enter the lottery for this.  You will have from today until July 29th at Noon EDT to enter this lottery.  Winners will be selected at random, notified by the W Club Liaisons and then have until August 5th, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT to pay.  You can find more information about this lottery on Integrity Toy’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Integrity-Toys/200208326656019 .   The link to get one of the lottery tickets is

https://www.integritytoys.com/shop20/product.php?productid=1303

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Item #76007
Buenos Aires
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
2013 IT Direct Exclusive Lottery Doll
Special "Christmas in July" Event Price: US $99.00 US
Limited Edition of 600 Dolls
Estimated Delivery Date: Early August 2013

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

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I am in LOVE!  From the top of her cream colored hat to the tips of this Dior “new look” inspired outfit, I am in LOVE!  According to Integrity Toys, the umbrella is not functional…who cares!  It’s adorable workable or not.  This offering exemplifies everything that I love to collect so I am extremely hopeful that I will win the right to purchase.  If not, I will be begging…oh yes, I will be begging and avidly searching the secondary market for a chance to purchase.


WClub Exclusive Victoire Roux Revealed

If you love 1950’s fashion, you will have much to be happy about in this offering.   The team at Integrity is giving the WClub a green eyed,  titian haired Victoire with new facial screening.  She is described as having “FR Caucasian skin tone”, hand applied lashes and “Ultra-Rich Red, Fully Rooted Hair”.

Monte Carlo Victoire Roux™

2013 W Club Exclusive Dressed Doll

Limited Edition Size:  TBA

Special W Club Suggested Retail Price: $125.00

Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Fall 2013

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According to the write-up from Integrity, the coat is a deep pink velvet and has the elegant moniker of "grand manteau de soirée".  Hey…this lady is my kind of gal.  She comes with her own cocktail!  Martini’s anyone?!

Photos by  Integrity Toys, Inc. (http://integritytoys.com/page/landing)

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My first thought was…”I’m not totally lovin’ it”  I love the hairstyle and the fact that she is a redhead.  I am not sure of the facial screening yet.  I think my main problem is the  thin eyebrows ( totally agree with you there Hilda!).  Did she over pluck them?  I’m thinking…yes.  However, now that I think about it, it is definitely more high fashion 1950’s ( think Dovima, enough said).    Moving on from the eyebrows, I LOVE the coat, hat and little martini glass.  I am not loving the massive amounts of ruffles on the dress.  It looks like she might be wearing one(or possibly two…I lost count) cocktail waitress apron(s) too many.  That being said, I am still ordering her.  I see potential.  I also see inspiration from 1950’s Dior…what’s not to like about that?!

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New packaging too!

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Keyyyyoooot!


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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Champs-Élysées Victoire Roux!

It’s that time again….time for an Integrity toys lottery involving a doll I NEED!  This one is a little different however in that not just WClub members will be eligible for the lottery but anyone who wants to try for this lady will be allowed a ticket as well.  She is being offered through DOLLS magazine.  Her edition size is 500 and she will be $125.

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Her accessories

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So…if you are interested in finding out more about this lottery and how to get a ticket click on the picture bellow and it will take you to the DOLLS magazine site.  There you will find a write up on Miss Victoire and the information about how to get a ticket in this lottery.  You will have until August 13th at 5PM CDT to get a ticket. My ticket is already sitting in my hot little hands or rather in my hotmail inbox….Oh luck be a lady for me the week of August 13th!!

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Victoire Roux–A New WClub Lottery

Integrity introduced a new character as part of their IT Direct Exclusive line at convention last year.  Her name is Victoire Roux and everything about her is what I like to collect.  In particular the clothing is all about the classic lines of the 1940’s and 50’s.   This lovely Ms. Victoire will be offered up via lottery and based on the feedback from the boards, many are entering for the chance to buy.  I don’t even think I had to think about this one….my hands were on the keys to enter this lottery before I even finished reading the email from the WClub.   Ohhhh how I hope I win the chance to purchase this lovely lady.  If not, I will be begging….oh yes….I will be begging.

Item #76003
Avenue George V
Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll
IT Direct Exclusive
Suggested Retail Price: $125.00 US
Limited Edition of 285 Dolls Worldwide

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