In October 2014, the Official Integrity Toys Advanced Design competition took place at the "GLOSS" Convention in Orlando, Florida. As last year, with previous winning design doll Edge Vanessa, the W Club is introducing a doll based on Ms. Julia Leroy's winning entry, "As Dusk Falls" Eugenia Perrin Frost™. As per the rules of the competition, the winning design, personally picked by Jason Wu and other members of the Integrity Toys design team, has gone through various adjustments to make it production ready while preserving the spirit of Julia's original design. I really like the doll and would try to get her if the timing was better.
As Dusk Falls
Eugenia Perrin Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2014 Design Competition Award Doll by Julia Leroy
Edition Size: TBA (Based on all orders received, see ordering information below)
Suggested Retail Price: $150 public/$130 W Club Members (+ Shipping and tax if applicable)
Estimated Delivery Date: Approximately Winter 2015/2016
*Deposit of $40.00/20.00 due immediately at pre-order, balance of $110.00 + shipping and handling (and tax for Maryland residents) due approximately Winter 2015-2016.
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpt: Eugenia
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Colors: Golden Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied
Eugenia Perrin Frost is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. The doll comes dressed in a look based on Julia Leroy's award winning design from the 2014 Integrity Toys Design Competition, which took place at the Gloss Convention in Orlando, Florida. This doll comes complete with matching accessories and shoes. A doll stand is also included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. W Club members only can get the doll at a price of $130.00 (plus any taxes, shipping and handling). You can pre-order her with a $20.00 deposit. Members of the general public will also be allowed to order this doll; however, the price will be $150.00 for non-members. You can order the doll here (deadline is September 23rd at noon ET, so make it quick):
Julia Leroy started her career in 2003 as a graphic/product designer, but became interested in fashion photography after moving to the US. A few years later, she delved into several professional hobbies. One of them was sewing high-end doll fashions and photographing them in miniature dioramas. The world of modern doll collecting was revealed to Julia in 2007, when she bought her first "Adele Brilliance" Fashion Royalty doll. Julia holds a master degree in design from Academy of Architecture and Art; beyond her education and experience, she is largely self-taught.
"I was dreaming about beautiful real model looking dolls since I was a kid, but the smallest doll I had back in 1988 was a 14 inches "Cinderella" doll and of course, it had nothing to do with modern fashion dolls. I remember making a "bra" with two pom-poms and a stretchy band to make her look like a Disney "Cinderella" and was hiding it that my parents wouldn't notice the "improvement" I created. I never could imagine that 20 years later, I will discover Fashion Royalty dolls.
The original competition winner
The 2014 Gloss convention was my first Integrity Toys convention and I was entering the very first time for a doll design competition. Since I had some experience in creating doll clothes, I knew I had chances to win but I would never think it actually could happen. That was an amazing feeling to receive such honor by winning in both categories, it's like falling in love for the first time - doesn't matter what your future holds, but you will always remember the first one." - Julia Leroy
What Julia Says About Her Creation:
"I love vintage era fashions and I think many fashion designers are looking to be inspired by it. The competition theme was perfect for me, but I wanted to combine a classic vintage dress with modern edgy elements that even the future Fashion Royalty doll released 30 years from now could easily wear. I chose to reconstruct a vintage looking bodice for my dress and combine it with the today's most popular red carpet "mermaid style" skirt. To make it look effortless and modern, I covered parts of the dress with mesh inserts. I called it "As Dusk Falls" because I imagined my character as a "mysterious lady" - like that old time story about "Cinderella" - when she appears from almost twilight air and everybody looks at her mesmerized by her beauty."
Pictures of prototype shown above; final production colours and textures may vary slightly. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2015 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.