Integrity Toys Luxe Life Convention 2018: Welcome Doll and Convention Collection

This year the most awaited Integrity Toys event takes place in Portland, on the west coast of the USA. Attendees and organisers travelled far to,reach the convention grounds and the party is just getting started. Social media started buzzing with the first photos from early arrivals yesterday and today, first official day of the event, we get the first full post. 

Convention registration started Wednesday for those arriving early and everyone was welcomed by receiving the "THE LOVE OF LUXE" Veronique doll in their welcome bag, along with a monogrammed acrylic chair accessory.

Item # 91457

The Love Of Luxe

Véronique Perrin® Welcome Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Edition Size: 600

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If she had different colours in her make up, she’d look great. The outfit is boring and the accessories not anything to write home about. Not a great debut for a luxe themed event.

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I like the lucite chairs, especially those mimicking Philippe Starck’s Louis Ghost, but I’m not sure about the monogram treatment.

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We finally get to see the convention Upgrade doll that was available for pre-order when registration started. "A Fabulous Life" Rayna Ahmadi doll made her appearance and every W Club member, attending or not, could pre-order her last spring. 

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Item # 82108

A Fabulous Life

Rayna Ahmadi™ Convention Upgrade Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Final Edition Size: 1400

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We had the chance to preorder her based on a sketch. The outfit is a copy of an Alexander McQueen Automn/Winter 2018 outfit:

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Having figured out the outfit from the initial Integrity sketch, I was excited and waited anxiously to see the final result. And while the doll is perfection (black hair, pale skin, red lips, Rayna sculpt, duh) and the execution looks great (draping and proportions seem exquisite), the main element of the dress is not red as in the original. Instead it is a pale violet/beige that makes the outfit flat and boring.

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Really guys? If it was a matter of possible trouble with copying, just make it another bright colour: emerald green, cobalt blue, saffron yellow. I’m very disappointed with this choice. Other than that, I’m glad I got her, she is the best doll revealed in the convention yet (and that includes the rest of the doll’s in this post).

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Next up is the 2018 Convention Collection: Dolls from the Fashion Royalty® Collection were designed by Jason Wu himself (Eugenia, Tatyana, Kyori, Vanessa), the NU. Face™ Collection by Jessy Ayala (Giselle), the East 59th® Collection by Chris Stoeckel (Victoire) and the Poppy Parker™ Collection by David Buttry.

Item # 91449

Subtle Affluence

Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life 

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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I like her face and hair, the outfit not that much. Glad to see convention doll’s with bags for a change. The shoes look like those worn by the Vero given at registration. The ensemble gives off an Yves Saint-Laurent vibe, from the old days. It just need some big gold and enamel cuffs to set it perfectly.

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Item # 91450

Gilded Oligarch

Tatyana Alexandrova™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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This one also reminds me of older Yves Saint Laurent collections. Ruffles, black and red, ribbons, fishnet stockings, bright make up. Just pile up the bangles and add a gold heart shaped brooch and Yves and Loulou would be proud. This will look great with the red, heart shaped coat from last year.

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Item # 82105

Optic Illusion

Giselle Diefendorf™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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And here’s your  basic Optic Verve Agnes clone. In a more youthful look, yes, it’s Giselle after all. I like the doll but not the dress. A beret with a mermaid gown? Not very luxe. And the transparent long skirts in gowns died a few years ago on the Met gala steps. But look at that face. Gorgeous.

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Item # PP142

Gold Snap

Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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This is the doll with the most buzz in social media so far in the convention. People are going gaga about her. For me, she’s ok but not better than Rayna or Kyori (my other favourite). Or the other Poppy that was unveiled today (more below). I think the hair colour is wrong for this outfit. But it’s just me. Love the necklace.

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Item # 73016

Divine Evening

Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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The new Victoire sculpt makes its second appearance this year. And looks even better in this emerald concoction that reminds me of fashions worn by Gene Marshall. Beautiful doll and lovely gown. Her widow’s peak and skunk striped hair fit her perfectly. She has the new type gloves that look amazing with this kind of fashion. The necklace could be a green version of the one worn by Take The Picture Funny Face doll.

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And finally  the IT Direct Souvenir Shop Exclusives. It has almost become a given for the last few conventions that a few more surprise dolls are unveiled in the salesroom alongside the main collection and this year there are three of them.

Item # 91448

Prosperous Complexity

Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Salesroom Exclusive

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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What a gorgeous Kyori. Great face and hair and a dress that reminds me of the McQueen copy dress from the Heist convention. 

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Item # 91451

Opulence For The Bold

Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Same hairstyle as Kyori but in a fierce Titian red for Vanessa. Vibes of Obsidian Society combined with Cruise Control.  

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Item # PP143

Chiller Thriller

Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll

The 2018 Integrity Toys Convention: Luxe Life

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Fantastic looking Poppy Parker doll, in ice blue and silver. Hair styling is like Misty Hollows Poppy, while elements of the ensemble bring to mind Out Of Thos World Poppy.  She has a bag (fluffy!) and a suitcase!

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 Note: All dolls pictured in these photos are prototypes; final colors and textures may vary slightly.

All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2018 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing

Fashion Fairytale: Integrity Toys Convention 2017 part 1 - The Convention Collection

October is the month of the 2017 Integrity Toys convention and of course I will be posting all dolls and information as they become available. First up is the official convention collection, which attendees could either preorder sight unseen with their registration or buy at the convention in the souvenir shop set up within the hotel where the event is taking place. This post presents the convention collection Fashion Royalty and Nu Face dolls, while the Poppies and co. will be featured in the next one. 

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The convention registration started yesterday for those arriving early and everyone received a mysterious bag containing an empty box that will be the basis of the usual gift set completed day by day throughout the event. No idea yet who the doll will be or what it comes with yet, but people from the convention report that the # number marks her as Nu Face. My general opinion for this collection is that I’m not overwhelmed but am glad to see that the upgrade Doll which was available even to non-attending W Club members is the best of the bunch by far. Let’s try to guess which fairytale inspired each doll.

 

Item # 91424

Wicked Behavior

Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Natalia looks gorgeous here, even though her dress is a bit boring. She must be inspired by the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz. The face screening is a dead ringer for Hot Property Natalia.

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Item # 91425

Spell of Kindness

Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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If Natalia is the Wicked Witch, Vanessa is Glinda. The dress looks like a rehash of the Miss Amour Poppy Parker Dior inspired one. Washed Out is the nickname I would give. Looks like she is the Vanessa 1.0 sculpt. If they were going for a Metal Maven feel, it came out more In Bloom. The dress is a Carolina Herrera Resort 2017 gown. Remember they did Oz dolls for IFDC In 2011, with much better results.(Go North Isha / Luchia below):

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Kiernan Shipka by Kristian Schuller for Carolina Herrera Resort 2017

Kiernan Shipka by Kristian Schuller for Carolina Herrera Resort 2017

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Item # 91426

Sea-Devil

Véronique Perrin™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Beautiful Veronique in her green dress and cape. The leather corset and jewelry make the doll much more interesting. Details that could have helped Vanessa pop up a bit. She does remind me a bit of her Cinematic Convention incarnation.  She must be inspired by the Little Mermaid’s Sea Witch.

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Item # 91431

Fashionably Ruthless

Tatyana Alexandrova™  Dressed Doll Gift Set

The Fashion Royalty Collection

2017 Fashion Fairytale Upgrade

Final Edition Size: TBA

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This the upgrade convention doll that was offered to non attending W Club member as well as convention goers to preorder, based on sketches. I’m happy to say this is the best doll by far. Both her outfits look great, she is a gorgeous doll and the Cruella De Vill inspiration is spot on. She will be shipping to non attendees by the end of the month.

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Item # 82091

Rarest of All

Ayumi Nakamura™ Dressed Doll

The NU. FACE Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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This one must be Mulan inspired. I like the hair ornaments but that’s all. Great face but nothing to write home about. When you take away the ornaments (photo above), she looks really plain.  The colouring of both face and clothes channel the Royal Life convention Criminally Chic Kyori: 

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Item # 82092

Changing Winds

Eden Blair™ Dressed Doll

The NU. FACE Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

Convention Collection

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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Eden is undoubtedly Pocahontas. And her first time in a darker skintone, if I’m not mistaken. She looks like she came out of a Ralph Lauren ad. Great boho styling.  

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Item # 82095

24K

Erin Salston™ Dressed Doll

The NU. FACE Collection

The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale

IT DIRECT SALESROOM EXCLUSIVE

Edition Size: 600 Dolls

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The Souvenir shop exclusive is another Erin ( did they overproduce the sculpt by mistake and now they flood the market with her?). This one is inspired by Rumpelstiltskin but she’s not winning any gold medals from me. Platinum hair for a doll personifying a fairytale character that spuns gold out of straw? Come on! The leather coat should have had a dark gold shade as well instead of this basic brown. I like the silhouette though.

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So what do you think of the convention collection? Which one is your favourite? 

Note: all dolls pictured in these photos are prototypes; final colors and textures may vary slightly. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2017 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved. Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton and/or Alain Tremblay. Layouts, Graphics and 3D renderings by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.

The final W Club doll of 2016 is missing the Royalty factor

When I opened the W Club email announcing the final exclusive doll of 2016, read the words "RÉCEPTION À VERSAILLES VÉRONIQUE PERRIN" and saw the doll's face, my mind went straight to Vanessa Perrin True Royalty. I was expecting to see a doll analogue to that one, something glamorous, royal, majestic and resplendent, fitting with the Versailles theme and environment. Alas, no such luck. The doll, while beautiful, is no match to its title, theme or previous experience from this brand. There's no Royalty factor in it. She could be going out for a glass of wine with her girlfriends, not hosting a reception in Versailles for her parent's 35th wedding anniversary (as the storyline accompanying the email mentions). And the background photos of the real Versailles does not do the doll a favour. 
I'm on the fence about getting this one. I like the doll, although I'd rather have her in a lighter skin tone, like Japan or Cream. I love the jewellery. The underwear looks nice too. The dress, not so much. No bag either. Simple shoes. I do not have a red-head Vero so it might weigh in on my buying decision.


Item # 91391
Réception À Versailles
Véronique Perrin® Dressed Doll
2016 W Club Exclusive
Approximate Ship Date: May 2017
Limited Edition Size: TBA Dolls Worldwide
Special W Club Price: $130.00


Doll Tech Specs: 
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Véronique 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White 
Hair Color: Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied


Véronique is a fully articulated 12.5-inch doll with fully rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. Véronique is wearing a dove gray designer cocktail dress, accessorised with a brand new set of enameled jewelry, and also comes with lingerie and pumps. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. This doll cannot stand alone; a doll stand is included.



The doll in the pictures is a prototype. Final colors and textures may vary slightly. Background props not included. All text and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2016 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.

Graphics and Layouts by Alain Tremblay Marketing.

The 2016 Integrity Toys Convention: Supermodels part II - The Convention collection

On the first official day of the convention, i.e. today, the convention collection is presented to the attendees and the sales room opens for them. One can see that the Supermodel theme is running strong, and we keep guessing which models are represented by which dolls. Some of the outfits are really iconic, at least to those who lived fashion in the late 80s and early 90s. Versace has the lion's share, with Chanel a close second. Adele, Vanessa, Vero and Eugenia also have a second dress, from an Avedon shot Versace campaign.



Pity they have boots instead of the pumps and socks shown in the original. The dresses look yummy though.

Item # 91403
Cover Girl
Véronique Perrin® Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls


Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Véronique Perrin 2.0
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Brunette with Blond Streaks/Highlights
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


From the blonde highlights on brunette, I'm guessing Cindy Crawford. 


The dress is Chanel Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 1990, as seen in the photo below taken by Lagerfeld for the house's campaign. Linda was wearing it on the runway as well.


She even has the mole. I want that dress.


Item # 91404
Glamazon
Adèle Makéda® Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls


Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Adèle Makéda 2.0
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Deep Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


Naomi of course. And that gown looks like it's Thierry Mugler from his Haute Couture Autumn /Winter 1992 collection, worn on the runway by Christy Turlington.


Item # 91405
Chameleon
Vanessa Perrin™ Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls


Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Vanessa Perrin 1.0
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


One of the most iconic Chanel Haute Couture gowns, from the Autumn/Winter 1990 collection as well, worn on the runway and in an equally iconic Irving Penn photoshoot for US Vogue, by Christy Turlington.


Pity they did not make the magnificent boots that went with these gowns, they are the sole reason they look extraordinary and not like another overblown couture gown.They also missed the gorgeous embroidered bows on the arms. I want the dress if only to try and complete the look.


Enough about the dress, who is Vanessa channeling? She does look like la Linda below:


But Linda never had her hair that long in this phase of her career and especially as a blonde. My guess is 50-50 between Claudia Shiffer and Nadja Auermann.

Item # 91406
Fashionista
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls


Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Eugenia Perrin-Frost
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Redhead
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


I'm fairly sure she's supposed to be Linda Evangelista. Eugenia's sculpt is a dead ringer for Linda and that hair colour was Linda's for a couple of her reincarnations, both in short (the best) and medium length hair. I wish they were not afraid to go shorter on these dolls,


The dress is of course the iconic safety pin Versace gown that made headlines for one then unknown Liz Harley. It was worn on the runway by Helena Christensen, while a more daring version was worn by Christy Turlington, both below.



So, what do you think? Who is who? How are you liking the Supermodel theme so far? More dolls in the following posts! 

All doll photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2016 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. Note: The pictures contained in this email show the prototypes and the final dolls may vary slightly.

Integrity Toys Summer 2016 reveal: Fashion Royalty collection

As the W Club started later than usual in 2016, it affected the pacing and schedule of new doll releases. This past weekend was the second unveil of the year, after the first with the Poppy Parker collection early this summer. This one included the Fashion Royalty collection, arguably the most important one of Integrity Toys, plus the My Little Pony (MLP) franchise collection and a couple of ITBE 16 dolls. This event was a live webinar presentation, unlike the previous one which was done through emails. The presentation was done by Carol Roth, W Club founder, assisted by Alain Tremblay, but without the Fashion Royalty designer, Vaughn Sawyer, who was in China attending production procedures. The team was completed with Jesse Ayala for the MLP line (more for that in the relevant post). They also mentioned that the collection was based on a concept worked by Jason Wu and Vaughn together. Jason will also be making an appearance at this year's Integrity Toys convention in Chicago and Alain said that if anyone is still interested in attending, to contact him at the company email - there may be a few places available.

As was expected, the Fashion Royalty collection generated a lot of talk and probably raised more questions than it answered. The main one was the new decal eye (hybrid eye as IT names it, meaning the actual eyes are water slide decals and the eye make up is painted with stencils as before) process that some of the dolls are now using, which begun, without the buyers knowing about this, with the upgrade Vanessa club doll and the IFDC Dasha/Annika doll. I will make a separate post about this so will not elaborate further here. As you will see reading on, the dolls that have decal eyes from this collection have it in their specifications.  Most are available to pre-order (with Natalia and Elyse already sold out at most dealers) while Vero, as a basic doll (a much welcomed return of the Close Up dolls), will be available later in the year through IT Direct.


How I saw the collection "A Delicate Bloom" as a whole? I was again underwhelmed, much like with the Poppy Parker one. While it looks nice and coherent, with some gorgeous details and dolls, it is not what I was expecting based on the Vanessa upgrade doll and her delicate, intricate outfit, hairstyle and accessories, that all the dolls would have a similar styling and aesthetic. And while the intense colours and lack of black (much to the joy of several collectors) did stay the same, the rest were severely lacking. I know many people loved it and that is good, but I was waiting to see something entirely different. Another thing that raised a lot of noise was the lack of non-caucasian dolls. With the exception of the asian Kyori, the rest of the dolls are caucasian, even the Latina Natalia has the FR White skin-tone. And no, the so called Hungarian skin tone is not ethnic, just a slightly tanned variation. It is a bit weird coming from this particular company, especially considering last year's gorgeous darker skinned dolls and their popularity. More about how I see each doll below.

Item # 91397
Contrasting Proposition
Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Natalia Fatalé 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied


Natalia Fatalé™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, side-parted fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. She wears a high-contrast beaded cocktail dress with a lace overlay. Natalia completes her look with highly-textured accessories such as a faux-fur covered clutch purse, chunky golden jewelry and ribbon laced "patent leather" pumps. This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. 


She is a beautiful doll, and if I did not already have both a blonde Natalia and another with FR White skin-tone (she is the third Natalia variation with this tone, both previous ones were convention dolls), I might have pre-ordered her, even though I am not crazy about the dress. I love her make up and styling, and the simpler hairstyle, a staple of this particular collection, fits her perfectly. No wonder she is the most popular from this bunch, along with Elyse. Great accessories too.

Item # 91393
Emerging Rebel
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Week of August 22nd, 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Kyori Sato™ 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Medium Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied


Kyori Sato™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, side-parted fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Kyori wears a fitted embroidered faux-leather dress, accessorized by a sculptured pale grey leather bag, lavender pumps, golden jewellery and a pair of oversized sunglasses. This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. This doll features the new hybrid eye screening method.


I usually prefer my Kyoris with dark hair and intense make up, and this one made no exception. While I know this colouring will be popular with collectors, it leaves me a bit underwhelmed - maybe if the lips were darker or the hair cut in a shoulder length bob (which is one style sorely missing from collections), she would be more enticing to me. Have in mind that this is one of the dolls with the decal eyes. I also hate faux leather fabric on dolls, the material does not stand the test of time and usually dries out and flakes after some years (for example the intricate corset of Bewitching Hour Luchia), which I hope does not happen to this dress and ruin the gorgeous Japanese-style embroidery. I love the bag and, while the colour contrast of violet, grey and beige should not work, it kind of fits. The glasses are an old design and I think it is time to have a new one - a circle shaped pair would have been more in line with the real life trends.


Item # 91394
Daytime Impact
Dasha™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Dasha™
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied


Dasha™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, side-parted fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Dasha has a tailored two-piece faux-suede suit, which features lace appliqués and matching piping. It comes with a turquoise colored lace cami, a matching bag, watermelon coloured pumps and black chrome chunky jewellery. This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. This doll features the new hybrid eye screening method.


I was ready to get this Dasha, having missed on the IFD Annika gorgeous one, but two things stopped me from ordering her: the 80s outfit and the decal eyes. While I find the lace and piping amazingly done, the colouring and shape of the suit is off-putting, reminding me of the bad side of the 80s. Think how this would look if the suit was in rust red with an olive green cami instead. And while smokey eyes and pale lips are always a winner for me, the way she resembles a very nasty TV personality in Greece holds me back - it's a personal thing, the doll is very beautiful. 


Item # 91401
Fresh and Delightful
Véronique Perrin® Dressed Close-Up Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Mid to Late October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 700
Suggested Retail Price: $89.00 + Shipping and Handling


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Veronique 2.0 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied


Véronique Perrin™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Véronique wears a flower printed, high-contrast black lace overlaid mini-dress, matched with chunky rose gold jewelry, "patent leather" shoes and an over-sized designer handbag. This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. This doll features the new hybrid eye screening method. She will be available via IT Direct only, through lottery.


This Vero incarnation marks the return of the Close Up dolls. In other words, basic editions of FR characters, with minimal fashions and accessories, offered in a lower price, making them more easily available to collectors. What I see though is a doll in a similar get up to Natalia, in a much lower price. The decal eyes are surely not the reason for that, are they (the prototype has wonky eyes if you look)? They both wear lace overlay short tailored dresses, have a bag, earrings, necklace and bangle and a pair of shoes. Natalia has a ring but I am guessing that does not make up the price difference. On the other hand, Vero has a more elaborate hairstyle.

Item # 91398
Fabulous Fields
Luchia Z.™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 600
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Luchia Z.™ 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Red
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied


Luchia Z.™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. Her gown features topstitched ribbons on the torso to create the illusion of a form fitted corset which creates a structured silhouette. It comes accessorised with a jewelry set, a lemon yellow clutch and chrome pink heels. This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. This doll features the new hybrid eye screening method.


I do not have this sculpt yet (there are two older incarnations of it, a limited Bergdorf version and an FR2 release), and the doll's colouring and style is enticing enough, were it not for the decal eyes and the fabric print, which I do not like at all. Even though I usually love what Alain designs, this custom made print of his is a dud and ruins what could have been a very sexy and striking gown. If you are not convinced, check the event doll to see the better version. I love the jewellery and shoes.


Item # 91399
Ruffles and Blooms
Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: September 2016
Limited Edition Size: 800
Suggested Retail Price: $150.00


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Eugenia Perrin-Frost™
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Auburn
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied


Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. The gown features sculptural details at the waist, chiffon ruffles at the neckline and embroidered blooms along the hem of its skirt. The look is finished with a jewellery set, a purse and matching shoes. This doll also includes a doll stand and a certificate of authenticity. 


Not a version of Eugenia I want, plus the gown is a bit problematic with the overload of both structure, embroidery and the detail on top. The dress is inspired from a S/S 2016 Oscar De La Renta gown (photo above from The Telegraph), but the original works better with the two contrasting colours and the more controlled (and not embroidered) skirt volume. 


Item # 91392
Key Pieces
Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Mid to Late October 2016
Limited Edition Size: 800 
Suggested Retail Price: $199.00


Doll Tech Specs:
Body Type: FR2013
Head Sculpt: Elyse Jolie™ 
Quick Switch Feature: No 
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Golden Blond/ Champagne 
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied


Elyse Jolie is a 12.5-Inch completely articulated fashion doll with long, fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes. The gift set comes complete with an evening gown, a two-piece skirt suit, which features a brocade skirt with an asymmetrical hemline and a classic 3/4 length sleeve jacket over a  sleeveless chiffon blouse with matching scarf. The gift set also includes a lingerie set and accessories such as a leather bag, two pairs of shoes and jewellery.  A doll stand and a certificate of authenticity in also included. 


After the success of the club Elyse gift set, here comes another one. I love everything about it, and for me, it is the only completely perfect doll from this collection that can stand along with the upgrade Vanessa. The dress is an old Armani Prive design from 2010 that was worn by Jennifer Lopez in that year's Oscars (with striking effect) and it looks gorgeously made here and in a lovely colour. i predict a catfight if these two ever meet, LOL!



My only complaint is the skirt asymmetry: in this scale, it had to be more pronounced to look good, now it looks like a cutting mistake. The doll is a blonde version of Avenue Montaigne Elise (sans glitter), which is good. Her lingerie is gorgeous too and her bag looks fantastic. I wish she had more elaborate earrings for this price, but the ring makes up for it a bit.




So what do you think of this year's Fashion Royalty collection? Which dolls are you getting?

The dolls, fashions and accessories depicted in the product photos are prototypes. Final production colors and textures may vary slightly. All doll photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2016 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. Fashion Royalty, FR and related characters are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. ©2016 All rights reserved.
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