Friday, November 14, 2014
Along the same lines as the OOAK Beatnik Blues, I could hardly pass up this lovely rerooted Misaki. She is a limited edition of 4, I believe, created by the talented Rob Thompson for this past year's Wave from Japan seminar at IFDC.
Here, Misaki is modeling the fashion from Glamorous Darling Poppy Parker, the souvenir doll from IFDC. It's quite a lovely gown, I think, and it matches the purple in her hair.
It has the effect of lifting Misaki's dour mood, much to her chagrin. I just love this doll--she is so delightfully grumpy--with her long bangs obscuring her face, and her purple and black hair. I think she's wonderful!
The Integrity Toys convention next year will indeed be in Long Beach, California, October 22-24, 2015. The actual hotel has not yet been announced, and IT has asked members to refrain from calling hotels to ask for information, as the details have not yet been finalized.
Next, Alain is back from the last convention, which means The Doctor Is In. If you've been waiting to hear back about any doll-related issues, now is the time to contact patient care, and send a photo of your doll as well.
W Club registration for 2015 will begin after the holidays this year, beginning in early 2015.
W Club members were offered a lottery for several convention souvenir dolls that did not sell out on Thursday. The following dolls are still available and went go on sale (via lottery) through November 19 only:
- Jolt! ITBE $80
- Zing! ITBE $80
- Oomph! ITBE $80
- Dial "V" for Victoire Victoire Roux $110
- La Ville Lumiere Simonette Bertorelli $135
- After-hours Hanne Erikson $160
- Tantalizing Dominique Makeda workshop doll $135
- Evening Siren Ayumi $135
- Nocturnal Glow Veronique Perrin $150
- Grandiose Natalia Fatale $150
- Night Shade Kyori Sato $150
- Time Served workshop fashion figure $125
Additionally, limited quantities remain of both Sous Les Tropiques Victoire and High Visibility Agnes.
Finally, three more sneak peeks were offered of one of the final two club dolls of 2014, but, according to the W Club email, they need a spy who can focus the camera a little bit more clearly! I see some lemon yellow fabric, pale pink lips, and also some pale blue knit under white burlap.
I realized that with the NuFace release, Eden and Lilith were conspicuously missing. I wonder if those two might be the final two dolls in the W Club release. Wouldn't that be amazing?
Beatnik Blues OOAK reroot Poppy Parker is modeling IT Girl's fashion (the companion doll from this past IFDC), which turns out to be quite a nice look for her, I think.
Sometimes, I love to match the hair and clothing of the dolls in my collection. I think it can be sort of fun. And I do have a weakness for dolls with fantasy hair color, for some weird reason. They speak to me!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Great news for us West Coasters--I'm thrilled to let you all know that Integrity Toys convention will be held in Long Beach, California in 2015. No news on which hotel, yet, nor on the exact dates, but it should be slightly less expensive (I should think) than Beverly Hills in 2013.
The IT Direct dolls worked a little differently this year than in years past. Each attendee was given tickets to purchase every doll this time--so everyone got an equal chance for every doll this year. (I hope they keep this up--that's a great idea!).
There was a little confusing on the email as to which were which from these basic editions, but I believe the doll in orange is actually Oomph! I'm not sure what sculpt she is, but she might be Ayumi on the Poppy Parker body.
Both Jolt! and Zing! use the Amelie face in tan skin with blonde hair, and I think Zing! is the one in Aqua. I love both of these girls. I'm pretty sure Oomph, Zing and Jolt retailed for $75 per doll, but I didn't attend, so I'm not certain.
This is Jolt! I believe, who also uses the Amelie face sculpt. I think she is on the original FR: Nippon/Poppy Parker body.
Dial "V" for Victoire is the Victoire Roux character from convention, and offered to all attendees. She has a unique outfit which includes several versatile pieces for styling opportunities, silver jewelry, pumps and boots. I'm not sure of her price, but I think she was around $100.
Hanne Erikson makes an appearance as Afterhours in a lovely navy sequined gown, with a tan skin tone, blonde hair, and brown eyes. I don't know her original price.
Of course every IT convention needs at least two Poppy Parker dolls, and this one is the IT Direct version, Wild Thing. I believe she was $100. She is also quite pretty in person.
Time Served is a workshop doll offered for one of the workshops offered during the convention. Again, I'm sorry to say I don't know his original price.
Finally, I've got the remaining photos (I hope) from Integrity Toys Gloss convention. These are the dolls from the convention collection. Each attendee was given a ticket for each doll shown here, which allowed them the right to purchase one of each doll. After their given spot in the showroom, sales opened up, and remainders were offered to other attendees, so attendees were able to leave with multiples.
It isn't yet known if all the dolls have sold out, but usually there are some dolls leftover, which are then offered on Integrity Toys website. I believe these dolls sold for $125 at convention, but have a retail price of $150. Discounts were also offered to attendees who purchased the entire collection in advance and had the dolls shipped home. Each of the convention dolls were limited to 500.
Above, it's Nocturnal Glow Vanessa Perrin. She uses the current Vanessa sculpt.
Grandiose Natalia Fatale uses the current Natalia sculpt. You'll notice the Gloss theme is sort of a 1970s/disco inspired theme, which is sort of consistent through this collection.
Kyori Sato makes an appearance as Nightshade in a dramatic black gown here. She uses the current Kyori sculpt as well.
No convention collection would be complete without Eugenia Frost, who makes an appearance in Cold-Shoulder. This ice blue dress is sort of a modern interpretation of disco, I think.
My favorite of all the convention collection is Vanessa Perrin in Adorned. She has gorgeous auburn curls in a Farrah Fawcett feathers, and is wearing a sky blue chiffon gown with a deep-V neckline.
Another lovely doll from this collection is Dark Moon Poppy Parker. She sold out very quickly, one of my friend told me, and she's lovelier in person than she is in the promo photos.
A surprise addition to the collection is La Ville Lumiere (The City of Lights) Simonette Bertorelli, a friend to Victoire Roux. She is a new sculpt but has the same body as Victoire.
Friday, November 7, 2014
My favorite JAMIEshow girl, Ru Yi, gets to model Fashionably Suited, a new fashion made by Integrity Toys for Poppy Parker Fashion Teen. It's quite cute and retro.
I love the fabric used for the suit--it's a nice heavy weight, but not too bulky. It fits her very well, too. Underneath the suit, she's wearing a satin navy shell. The necklace broke before I even got a chance to put it on, unfortunately, but it's still wearable, and I can probably fix it. The purse feels Chanel-inspired--in fact, the entire look feels sort of classic Chanel to me.
There are also navy gloves included with the outfit, not shown here. They'd add a lot, but also for a lot of effort, which I didn't care to put into this photo shoot.
You can see a few more photos on Flickr.
I've decided to take down Fashion Explorer Vanessa Perrin's hair--it was in a wrapped ponytail, also quite pretty. But I like her even more with her hair down, it turns out. I think I may straighten it a little as well in the future.
Here, she is dressed in several pieces from Vivid Impact Agnes' fashion, Polished Korinne's necklace (I think), and a belt from another FR2 fashion.
This doll was one of the upgrade dolls offered by the W Club this year.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
|Illustrious Luxury Wear|
|Intrique Elise Jolie|
|Intimate Reveal Agnes Von Weiss|
|Angel in Blue Poppy Parker centerpiece|
|Starlight Poppy Parker - giveaway doll|
Monday, November 3, 2014
|Chrome Noir Erin Salston - giveaway doll, W Club luncheon|
The giveaway doll was Chrome Noir. This lovely Erin has dark hair with a streak of brown, in a sequin shorts outfit.
|Sensuous Affair Giselle Diefendorf - centerpiece|
|Evening Siren Ayumi N.|
|Tantalizing Dominique Makeda - official workshop doll|
Rob's official workshop doll, this lovely doll Tantalizing was available in the salesroom (with the enrollment of a workshop), and she was also announced at the luncheon. (I think she's my favorite!)
|OOAK Erin Salston|
|OOAK Giselle Diefendorf|