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WClub 2020 Now Open for Registration!!

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.

Here is what you get.

  • 5 Guaranteed
    W Club Exclusive Dolls!

Get guaranteed opportunities to purchase at least *5* exclusive W Club-only dolls, including: 2 Fashion Royalty/NU. Face dolls, 2 Poppy Parker dolls and 1 additional exclusive doll.

  • Members-only Forum!

Get exclusive access to our W Club members-only forum to meet and chat with other collecting enthusiasts.    

  • $25 Coupon!

Get one $25 coupon per membership to be used towards any future purchase of $99 or more in the IT Direct Shopping Cart (Note: it can’t be used on memberships).

  • Special Offers, Right-to-buy Lotteries and Contests!

Get so many other W Club perks, like special offers, discounts, priority ordering windows, opportunities to enter our right-to-buy lotteries, contests with real prizes and more.    

  • Club-only Opportunities to Purchase Dolls & More!

Get additional opportunities to purchase exclusive and limited dolls and more, beyond the 5 guaranteed W Club exclusive dolls and 3 upgrade dolls.

  • Online Videos and/or Events!

Get special access to any W Club only online event videos, special interviews and events from the comfort of your home.    

  • Priority Convention Registration!

Get a priority W Club-only registration window for the 2020 Integrity Toys Convention, ahead of the general public, as well as access to the attend the optional W Club event at Convention.

  • Private Q&A Sessions!

Get access to participate in and ask questions during private Q&A Sessions with Integrity designers.    

  • VIP Customer Service!

Get special VIP email access directly to the W Club Liaisons for your collecting comments, questions and concerns.

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.

That’s 10 big reasons to join right there.  Base membership is $50 for all the things listed above.  But wait….there is more!

It wouldn’t be WClub without upgrade dolls!!  Here is the tasty trio of options for 2020!

Le Tuxedo
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2020 W Club Upgrade Doll

*$135; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $110 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2020).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Sunkissed 
Hair Color: Dark Champagne Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Le Tuxedo Eugenia Perrin Frost

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Le Tuxedo Eugenia Perrin Frost 2

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Le Tuxedo Eugenia Perrin Frost 3

Mademoiselle Lilith 
Lilith Blair™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection
2020 W Club Upgrade

*$135; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $110 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2020).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Lilith/Eden
Body Type: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Periwinkle 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Madmoiselle Lilith Blair

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Madmoiselle Lilith Blair 2

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Madmoiselle Lilith Blair 3

Pretty Bird
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker™: The Model Traveler Collection
2020 W Club Upgrade Doll

*$135; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $110 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2020).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: PP 1.5
Foot Sculpt: Articulated Ankle
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Warm Dark Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Pretty Bird Poppy Parker 1

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Pretty Bird Poppy Parker 2

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc.-Pretty Bird Poppy Parker 3

Wow!  Lilith come home to Mama!!  She will be the first one in my cart.  I adore the other 2 actually so this will be a full meal deal for me this year.  I wish Lilith had a different color variant of hair.  Would have been kind of cool to have a darker turquoise or something but as it stands, the photos make it appear that Lilith has a slightly darker and bluer lavender than Eden.  It could just be lighting in the photos but will only be able to tell in hand.  Also, Lilith’s outfit isn’t a “WoW” like Eden’s was but…I figure the pieces will complement Eden’s nicely.  I am seriously loving the pink shoes and jewelry!!  Thank you Jessy!

Is it just me or is someone else humming boogie woogie bugle boy when looking at Eugenia?  Love the military vibe going on there.  I also like the adorable school girl look going on with this brown haired, scarlet lipped Poppy.  That hat we have seen a gazillion times but the adorable crimson backpack, knee socks and sporty black fingerless gloves brought this Poppy to my shopping cart.

For those of you out there that read this blog and are not currently enrolled in the WClub ( why not?!!)…and you have an interest in joining, here is what you need to know.

  • Membership is $50
  • Upgrade dolls are extra
  • WClub signup Here or click on the “join WClub” picture below
  • Deadline for signup is

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Ok…gotta go register Winking smile

-Rebecca


Bringing the Versace

Integrity Toys spoiled it’s WClub members with a gift set that was Versace inspired in late 2019.  Club members just received this gift set and I would say we are very happy.  Thank you Jessy Ayala for this stunning design!

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc.

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc.

Ocean Drive
Baroness Agnes Von Weiss™
Dressed Doll Mini Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2019 W Club Exclusive

Head Sculpt: Agnes
Foot Sculpt: High heel
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Dark Espresso
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

The inspiration is clearly Versace’s 2018 Spring RTW tribute collection to Gianni Versace. 

©2018 Vogue Inc

©2018 Vogue Inc

The accessories with the gift set are truly amazing!

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

Very mermaid likeWinking smile

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

And because this is Versace inspired…I felt Agnes need to be in an ad campaign for them.

©2020 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Bringing the Versace

The glasses and the silk scarf were made by me.  If interested, contact me.

-Rebecca


Well Hello Miss Ginger!!

The WClub just announced it’s 5th and final club doll for the year and it was an amazing way to end Poppy Parker’s 10th anniversary year.  David Buttry finally released his much anticipated friend ( or is it frenemy) Ginger Gilroy.  He did it in the best way possible…giftsetted with a Poppy. 

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe
Poppy Parker™ and Ginger Gilroy™ Gift Set
The Poppy Parker™ Collection
2019 W Club Exclusive
Estimated Arrival: End of April 2020
Price: $199 + S & H     
 
Edition Size: TBA
Head Sculpt: Poppy and Ginger (new character sculpt!)
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Skin Tone: FR White (Poppy) and Cream (Ginger)
Hair Color: Dark Ash Blonde (Poppy) and Titian Red (Ginger)
Foot type: High heeled
Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

Miss Gilroy is scrumptious!!!  A fitting frenemy to our beloved Poppy.  I can’t wait to see what David comes up with for her.  I adore the colors and fashions he chose!  While I have never been a huge fan of a bubble dress or gown, I adore the light blue confection that Ginger has.  The beautiful lavender that adorns Poppy will be welcome when they arrive in the spring of 2020. 

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

Yummy!!!

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

©2019 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Poppy&Ginger:Friend or Foe?

I adore the lavishness of the accessories too.  I like that we now have 2 pairs of white hands and long gloves that we can mix and match with our other Poppy’s.  I also appreciated that David gave us two different kinds of wraps…one satin and one fur.  Made for a nice change.  I am loving the spring pastels as well.  This was indeed a fitting way to end out Poppy’s 10th anniversary year.  Well done Mr.Buttry!!

If you are not a WClub member(why not?!), you will not have direct access to this gift set.  It’s a WClub exclusive.  You will need to wait and watch on Ebay next spring.  And if you are not a WClub member…you might want to consider membership which will come up again in February of 2020.  Watch the blog for details.

-Rebecca


Mademoiselle Eden Wows the Crowd

Integrity Toys’ WClub released information on their 4th out of 5 club dolls and the general consensus is WOW!   It’s a good wow not a bad one…at least in my view.  I know that many collectors don’t go for different colored hair.  I know that for the most part, I don’t either.  That being said, I am crazy for this lady.  The talented Jessy Ayala has given us a Rococo inspired pastel infused piece of pure femininity.  Jessy chose the perfect model for his creation in the sweeter than sweet Eden ( a personal fav).  She will be a perfect sister to the epic crowd pleaser Public Adoration Eden which was given as a gift to convention attendees at the WClub luncheon in 2018.  Click on the picture to get more info from Integrity Toys website.

©Integrity Toys 2018 Public Adoration Eden Blair

Here is how Integrity Toys and the WClub answered calls for another doll like the popular one above.

Madmoiselle Eden

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc. - Mademoiselle Eden WClub exclusive

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc. - Mademoiselle Eden WClub exclusive

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc. - Mademoiselle Eden WClub exclusive

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc. - Mademoiselle Eden WClub exclusive

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc. - Mademoiselle Eden WClub exclusive

©2019 Integrity Toys Inc. - Mademoiselle Eden WClub exclusive

Mademoiselle Eden
Eden Blair™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face Collection
2019 W Club Exclusive
Estimated Arrival: Spring 2020
Price: $145 + S & H
      
Edition Size: TBA
Head Sculpt: Eden
Body Type: NF 3.0
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Pastel Amethyst
Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

This one is a WClub exclusive and only available to WClub members.  If you are not a WClub member (why not??), you will need to wait for this beauty to pop up on Ebay sometime in the spring or start currying favor with one of your WClub friends with multiple memberships. 

And…one other piece of information to share.  It has been noted on the ever rich and vibrant WClub forum that the item number on this beauty has a letter after the number.  This may or may not mean there is a variant of this doll coming in the future.  Dare we hope for her twin sister Lilith to show up with a different and possibly darker color variation?  Ohhhhh…I hope so!!!

-Rebecca


Let the Fun Begin!! 2019 WClub Registration is Open!!

Oh my word…do I even remember how to post to the blog anymore LOL!  After a very slow year for Inside the Fashion Doll Studio and very minimal postings, I am looking forward to getting back to the studio and back into a regular blogging schedule.  If you are still here, thanks for sticking with me. 

I have a fun thing to announce with this resurrection of the blog.  The WClub for 2019 is now open for registration!!  You have until noon Eastern Time on March 3rd to get your registration in if you want to be part of the 2019 WClub.  This is one I simply don’t miss.  It’s a complete no brainer for me.  This year the designers at Integrity Toys have some special perks and upgrade dolls available to lucky members.  Let’s take a look…

2019 WClub registration

2019 WClub registration

The upgrade dolls are what everyone is excited to see….Here they are

2019 WClub Registration French Kiss Vanessa

2019 WClub Registration French Kiss Vanessa

2019 WClub Registration French Kiss Vanessa

2019 WClub Registration French Kiss Vanessa

Loving this modern look and that bag….swoon!!  Designed by the Jessy Ayala.

WClub 2019 Registration Upgrade Level of Suspense Lukas

WClub 2019 Registration Upgrade Level of Suspense Lukas

WClub 2019 Registration Upgrade Level of Suspense Lukas

WClub 2019 Registration Upgrade Level of Suspense Lukas

Many of us are enjoying the return of the hommes!  Designed by Jessy Ayala.

2019 WClub Registration Upgrade Bosa Nova Beauty Poppy Parker

2019 WClub Registration Upgrade Bosa Nova Beauty Poppy Parker

2019 WClub Registration Upgrade Bosa Nova Beauty Poppy Parker

2019 WClub Registration Upgrade Bosa Nova Beauty Poppy Parker

Well well well…Mais que nada!!  Yes, this is playing on my headset as I type this Smile.  Yummy, yummy, yummy.  I love the bangs, the dark hair color paired with the sun kissed skin.  Also really digging this coral, aqua and bronze sun dress.  Time for some caipirinhas people!!  Designed by David Buttry.

Ok, so if you are interested in joining the WClub , click on the link below to get all the info about the club and how to purchase.  Base Membership is $50 and upgrade dolls are additional.

https://www.wclubforum.com/2019clubregstart.html

You have until noon ET 3/03/2019 to join.

It’s a small window to sign up and once it’s over, registration is closed until the next year.  If you enjoy collecting Integrity Toys products and want a chance at attending their convention, this club is a must.  Just sayin’

-Rebecca

 


2018 WClub Registration is Now Open!!

If you are fan of Integrity Toys and their dolls, run don’t walk to sign up for this people.  If you want any chance at going to the Integrity Toys convention in Portland…go sign up.  If you want the best chance to purchase any of their products from dealers….go sign up.  I have been a member for many years and I can honestly say…no regrets here.  I always ( and I don’t use that word lightly) receive more than what I pay for from this company and their WClub.  Setting aside the product for a moment, I have to say that the collectors I have been able to meet and correspond with on this club keep me coming back year after year as well.  It’s not just the dolls but the collectors and community that make the WClub a special place for me.  And NO, I’m not being paid for my endorsement LOL!  Okay, okay…enough chat…let’s get to the upgrade dolls and all the goodies!

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

You may register for as many memberships as you would like (there are no limits) until 9:00 PM Eastern Time (New York Time) on February, 27th 2018.

Here is what you get

  • First-to-know information & sneak peeks at upcoming dolls & more!
  • Exclusive access to Members-only forums!
  • VIP customer service from the W Club Liaisons!
  • Guaranteed opportunity to purchase at least *5* exclusive Club-only dolls, including:
    2 Fashion Royalty dolls (which may include NU. Face), 2 Poppy Parker dolls and
    1 additional exclusive doll, plus additional surprise items!
  • $25 coupon to be used towards any $99 or more purchase in the IT Direct Shopping
    Cart*!
  • Club-only opportunities to purchase dolls & more!
  • Exclusive members-only online events!
  • Priority convention registration and optional access to a Club-only event at
    Convention!
  • Special offers, Right-to-buy lotteries and contests!
  • Access to private Q&A sessions with the Integrity staff and much more!

*Details and instructions for this coupon will be sent to 2018 W Club Members at a later
date, including that a one coupon limit will be allowed per order.

Base membership is $50.  The upgrade dolls will add to that base if you purchase. 

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

Modernist Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection 2018 W Club Exclusive
Body Type:FR 6.0
Head Sculpt:Eugenia

Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone:A-Tone
Hair Color:Dark Espresso
Eyelashes:Yes, Hand Applied

Upgrade price: $125.00 ( $25 deposit due upon ordering. $100 due upon delivery)

Anticipated delivery: Summer 2018   Yes…Summer.  Just so you know folks…these upgrades typically come in about 4 months later…just setting expectations here.  I have to say though, for the most part, these dolls are worth the wait.

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

And because some WClubbers didn’t fee like we had a good look at her face in the original press release ( and I agree with those who asked for more images) the incredibly responsive people at IT provided the image below .  Also, for those of you who might think this is a white outfit…think again.  The general consensus is it is a light powder blue/green.  Yummy!!

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

Soda Pop Saturday Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
The Poppy Parker™ Collection 2018 W Club Exclusive
Body Type:PP 1.5
Head Sculpt:Poppy Parker

Quick Switch Feature:No
Skin Tone:FR White
Hair Color:Golden Blond
Eyelashes:Yes, Hand Applied

Upgrade price: $125.00 ( $25 deposit due upon ordering. $100 due upon delivery)

Anticipated delivery: Summer 2018 

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

This Poppy is on a arched foot body!!!  YASSSSS!  This is my preferred body for Poppy as I hate to photograph the ankle joint.  You can definitely see David Buttry’s direction for the year.  He shared at convention that he was inspired by Kate Spade and I am seeing that in the bright colors and polka dots.  I can’t wait to see what is in store for Poppy this year!

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

Eye Candy Rayna Ahmadi™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face™ Collection 2018 W Club Exclusive
Body Type:NF 3.0
Head Sculpt:Rayna
 
Quick Switch Feature:No
Skin Tone:Japan
Hair Color:Amber
Eyelashes:Yes, Hand Applied

Upgrade price: $125.00 ( $25 deposit due upon ordering. $100 due upon delivery)

Anticipated delivery: Summer 2018 

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

Love that pink ice cream cone purse!!!  The accessories are killing me lately from IT!  Killing me with desire to own each and every one Winking smile

How do I become part of the W Club?

From now until February 27th, 2018, you can qualify for the 2018 W Club by submitting a registration form and completing your payment. You can start your registration here:
https://www.integritytoys.com/wclubforum/2018clubregstart.html

©2018 Integrity Toys Inc - WClub 2018

I am proud to be a returning member for the 2018 WClub.  Looking forward to seeing more new members this year!!

-Rebecca


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


Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Dolls

Jason Wu is releasing a commemorative collection of 10th anniversary dolls to showcase some of his favorite designs from the last ten years of his career.  Today Bergdorf Goodman released a very limited edition set of dolls to the expectant arms of many willing and waiting collectors.   A few lucky collectors were able to obtain them…many others did not.  The funny part …or perhaps not so funny…is that we really don’t know who will end up with these dolls and who will not.  Before I go any further, lets share images of what people were willing to get up at the crack of dawn to try to purchase.

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu Doll Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Long Skirt

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu Doll Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Long Skirt

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu Doll Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Long Skirt

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu Doll Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Long Skirt

Inspired by Jason Wu Fall 2011 RTW

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©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Trousers

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Trousers

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Trousers

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman Jason Wu 10th Anniversary Collection Doll with Trousers

Inspired by Jason Wu Spring 2011 RTW

©2011 Vogue, Inc

 

Let me set the stage.  If you are a WClub member, you received a “heads-up” that these dolls would be made available online only at Bergdorf Goodman on November 17th at approximately 9:00AM EST.  This is one of those “PERKS” I talk about getting with a WClub membership that basically pays for the membership alone.  Just sayin’…on to the scene.

Let’s be honest here people…for those who collect and love the hunt, this was catnip.  With that information tucked away, many intrepid collectors from all over the world attempted to attain these allusive collectibles.  When I say allusive…I mean it.  Edition size is 200.  That is SMALL.  That makes these babies basically a holy grail in the fashion doll collecting community.  It was a safe bet to say that there would be high demand and low supply.  Basically a blue light Kmart special kind of event. 

So, we had the approximate time and the place and most of us assumed that searching the website for “Jason Wu” or “Jason Wu doll” would be enough to find these beauties once they were released on the site.  Some of us started early…as in predawn on the 17th.  The search, it turns out was not as simple as typing in the logical “Jason Wu” oh no…it was to be more complicated than that.  And here is the interesting thing I found today.  It was the community and the loyal and helpful members of that community that essentially helped fellow collectors find the elusive links or gateways that allowed many to attempt to purchase these dolls.  Thanks to one member in particular in the WClub, many of us were able to use a shared link and attempt to purchase these dolls.  I will say outright here and now that many of us owe Blaiseworld on the WClub a big martini and undying thanks for directing us to the dolls.  When many were expressing difficulty in finding the dolls after the designated time had arrived, Blaisworld shared the link that allowed us to get these in our carts and for all intensive purposes, purchase. 

Why am I being so cagy about “purchase”?  Excellent question.  Many of us were able to put these babies in our cart and go through the regular checkout step.  Many of us received the hallowed “confirmation” email.  And then…many received the dreaded “cancellation” email.  So many received cancellations that it has left everyone feeling like we don’t really know if we will get these dolls or not.  There does not seem to be a rhyme or reason to the cancellations and there will be approximately a week delay to find out if these things will ship ( apparently the container ship with product has not arrived at BG yet).  Most of us wait in anticipation hell…afraid of the pings of those incoming emails …afraid they will be cancellation emails.  I am seriously developing a nervous tick with these pings LOL!  As of this point, I am in anticipation of these dolls but I don’t fully expect them.  Jason Wu shared on his Instagram that these dolls sold out in 1 hour so I am hopeful if I made purchase within that 1 hour that I will receive them.  I don’t really know for sure though until I get the first step to the holy grail…the “shipping notice”. 

I have said it before and I will say it again, Elyse and Eden/Lilith are my favorite face molds.  I am interested in anything with these face molds.  Added to that, the idea of having a miniature Jason Wu creation is flippin’ cool.  I wish the edition size were such that those who wanted one could obtain one.  In the absence of that, I have to say it was an an exhilarating yet maddening experience today as I ran into roadblocks.  In the end, the roadblock was moved aside by a person I did not know personally but whom helped many collectors find their way to purchase.  That is the true meaning of this day to me.  This person didn’t have to help, but they did…and it helped many.  Wow.  Even if I don’t end up getting these dolls, I am humbled by the willingness of a few to help their fellow collectors.  They didn’t hoard the information to themselves or hand it out to a select few…they gave it to the community.  I find this over and over within this collecting community…a willingness to help eachother.  Yes, yes, there are a few actors that are in it primarily for the profit and the gain but I would have to say, for the most part, the community wants to help….and in a world that is already pretty darn difficult right now…that made me smile.

Hoping to get these dolls but smiling in the midst of this uncertainty,

Rebecca


Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

Things have been crazy busy at ITFDS since July.  Since the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention, I have been in production mode for the Integrity Toys convention and that left very little time for anything else…taking photos or blogging.  I need to work out a better schedule…. obviously! 

In the craziness that was August through July, there were some very high points for my collection.  One such moment was when I won the opportunity to purchase the Poetic Beauty Lilith and Eden gift set. 

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Poetic Beauty Eden

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc.- Poetic Beauty Lilith

They are inspired, I believe, by the 2016 Pre fall Louis Vuitton collection..feel free to check out the photos in my original post about these dolls.  Eden/Lilith is one of my all time favorite face molds and the fact that this gift set was offered in this lottery made me both excited and filled with anxiety.  This was a lottery I REALLY wanted to win.  I consider myself very lucky to have succeeded in this and was able to purchase.

I adore the facial screening on these dolls and the clothing was edgy, current and perfect for these young sister characters.  The real highlight, however, in this set were the accessories.

©2017 Integrity Toys Inc. - Poetic Beauty Eden and Lilith gift set accessories

It wasn’t the fact that you got 2 Louis Vuitton inspired purses but THE SHOES and those tasseled earrings.  The execution and attention to detail on these accessories also deserves special comment.  Really well done people…exceptional. 

And…since the name of this gift set was Poetic Beauty…I had to  pull out some Lord Byron….had to do it.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poetic Beauty Enters the Studio

This set is one of IT’s best in my humble opinion.  I adore every aspect of it so I will let Lord Byron finish this post with,

“And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes; “

Winking smile-Rebecca


What a Metamorphosis!

Integrity Toys’ W Club just announced their latest club offering to members and she’s not just a  beauty but a gift set beauty offering….always a plus!  This one is yet another example of the emerging design talents of Jessy Ayala !  Well done Jessy!!©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Metamorphosis
Erin Salston™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Heirloom Collection
2017
W Club Exclusive

Edition Size:    TBA
Estimated Arrival:     Early Spring 2018
Pricing:    $175.00 US + S & H
(Limit of one per W Club membership)

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt:    ERIN 2.0
Body:    NU. FACE 2.5
Foot Sculpt:    HIGH-HEELED
Skin Tone:    HUNGARIAN
Hair Color:    MIDNIGHT BROWN
Eyelashes:    Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch:    No

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Like What you see??  But wait…there is more!  This one is a gift set people!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Possible design inspiration is right off the runway from Alexandre Vauthier

©2017 : Marcus Tondo / Indigital.tv

Alexandre Vauthier 2017 Spring Couture

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc.-Metamorphosis Erin Salston

Wow right?!!  I realize ( and totally relate to) that some are completely turned off by the fact that the shorts look was sported by Kendell Jenner on a red carpet event but lets not forget…the original look was designed by Alexandre Vauthier.

How adorable is that little butterfly headband?!!  And I love the blue and white print with the facial screening of this doll.  Soft and elegant.  I don’t know who the design inspiration was for the gown but the feeling for me is that soft mystical feel of the recent Dior couture shows by Maria Grazia Chiuri ,formally of Valentino.  I love the whimsy coupled with edginess of this giftset.  It’s a full meal deal!  This addition to the Nu.Face line is also part of the “Heirloom” collection so the backstory reveals that the little butterfly crown has been passed down through generations in Erin’s family.  Sweet story.  I am really enjoying the fun Jessy appears to be having with this line.

If you are a W Club member, you have until noon EST 9/8/2017 to order this one.  Check for the links in your email.  If you are not a member, check the secondary markets after this beauty is released ( not until 2018). 

-Rebecca