Welcome to Miami! The 2nd W Club exclusive doll for 2019 is Ocean Drive Agnes Von Weiss!

The proverbial ink (virtual of course) wasn’t even dry on the first W Club doll preorder and the second one arrived in our inboxes! "Ocean Drive" Baroness Agnes Von Weiss™ mini gift set, designed by IT designer Jessy Ayala, is the new beauty on the horizon, 1 of the 5 total W Club Exclusive Dolls offered throughout the Club year (there are still 3 left).

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Item # 91447

Ocean Drive

Baroness Agnes Von Weiss™

Dressed Doll Mini Gift Set The Fashion Royalty® Collection

2019 W Club Exclusive

Expected Ship Date: Fall 2019

Special Member-Only Pricing:$165.00 + S & H

Edition Size: TBD

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Head Sculpt: Agnes

Foot Sculpt: High heel

Skin Tone: FR Black

Hair Color: Dark Espresso

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12.5" fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • High-fashion, ocean inspired, hand-drawn and custom printed bathing suit with matching sheer sun-skirt;
  • Matching hand-drawn and custom printed open-toe sandals;
  • Newly designed "golden" seashell-inspired jewelry set, which includes ankle and wrist bangle bracelets, elaborate drop earrings, starfish ring;
  • Alternate set of jewelry composed of earrings, necklace and cuff bracelet;
  • Perfectly draped, ankle length cocktail dress with micro-sequins at the back and delicate chain shoulder strap details;
  • "Golden" spectator heels to match Agnes' evening look;
  • Clutch purse;
  • Oversized sunglasses;
  • Pair of hands (with long nails);
  • Alternate pair of hands (with short nails);
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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First time for Agnes in FR black. She’s gorgeous, isn’t she? We have seen her before in skintones other than her usual, white-as-porcelain complexion, and it suits her a lot. The swimsuit and wrap skirt look is definitely inspired by similar Versace looks, more recently seen in the tribute collection last year. The yellow/golden draped dress is more difficult to pinpoint; people have tried to match it to Versace chainmail dresses, to a Kim Kardashian look (based on her hairstyle, sheesh!), but to me it looks a lot like an older Fashion Royalty dress, the one worn by On The Rise Elyse Jolie. 

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She has a great looking face, looks very different than her previous darker skin editions, plus her accessories are fantastic: two pairs of shoes, a nice bag, earrings that look like the Versace Medusa, charm bracelets, a starfish ring, plus a redesigned version of the older Fashion Royalty coin necklace. Just wish she had a more modern design for her (seen before a lot) sunglasses. Maybe if I could find some gold shells or starfish in scale and glue them on the sunglasses? The W Club informed us that she mails in a regular doll box, so shipping is cheaper than other giftsets. Good work IT!

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Offer Type:W Club Exclusive pre-order.
Participation Deadline: June 21st, 2019, Noon Eastern time.
Special Mini Gift Set Pricing: $165.00 + S&H per set.($25 NRD deposit per mini gift set due now; balance of $140.00 + S & H per mini gift set due approximately Fall 2019).
Final Edition Size: To be determined- will be based on all pre-orders received.
Shipping Timing: Approximately Fall 2019.
Availability: 2019 W Club members only.
Order Limit: Up to 1 mini gift set per membership.

THE DEADLINE TO PRE-ORDER THIS MINI GIFT SET IS NORTH AMERICAN EASTERN TIME.JUNE 21ST, 2019 AT NOON

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Doll shown is a prototype. Final fabrics, hand-drawn bathing suit print, colors and textures may vary slightly. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2019 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. Fashion Royalty and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks ofIntegrity Toys, Inc. Chesapeake City MD USA 21915. All rights reserved. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved. Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.

Love is Love! The first gay male fashion doll wedding gift set, from Integrity Toys!

A few days ago, Integrity Toys posted on their social media a hint about a very special debut that was going to take place on the 15th of May. People started talking about it on groups and forums because it is a bit rate to unveil something in public without first revealing it in the W Club, whose members have the privilege of getting such information first. Then those posts disappeared, but soon afterwards an email arrived with the details of this special debut. Integrity Toys is releasing a two-doll gift set that has been near and dear to the hearts of everyone on the Integrity Toys team: the Love is Love Cabot Clark and Milo Montez Wedding Gift Set.

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Integrity Toys has always been about diversity and, let’s not kid ourselves, many of their core clientele are LGTB+. Now they have broken another barrier in the fashion doll world by releasing the first-ever gay male couple fashion doll gift set, Love is Love, just in time for the upcoming LGBT Pride Month. The Love is Love gift set features two 12.5 inch male dolls, each wearing different tuxedos, complete with wedding bands and a miniature invitation, as they celebrate their love and marriage.

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Item # 88008

Love is Love

Cabot Clark and Milo Montez Wedding Gift Set

The Industry Collection

Ship Date: Upon payment

Special Members-Only Pricing: $189.00 + Shipping and Handling

General Public Pricing: $199.00 + Shipping and Handling

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Edition Size: 1400

Head Sculpt: Cabot and Milo

Body Type: Homme 1.5

Skin Tone: FR White (Cabot) Hungarian (Milo)

Hair Color: Blond (Cabot) and Brunette (Milo)

Eyelashes: No

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

Two 12.5" fully articulated fashion figures with rooted and flocked hair;

For his special day, Cabot wears a brocade tuxedo, coordinated with a hot-pink pintuck shirt, complete with black bow tie, cummerbund and patent "leather" loafers;

Milo comes dressed in a traditional black tuxedo, a white shirt, a matching black bow tie and patent "leather" oxfords;

Pair of wedding bands;

Eyeglasses, faux-leather wrist watch and cell phone for Cabot;

Wristwatch and cell phone for Milo;

Miniature wedding invitation;

Miniature wedding certificate;

Alternate pair of hands for Cabot;

Alternate pair of hands for Milo;

Two individual stands;

Certificate of authenticity.

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They are adorable! Fantastic! Gorgeous! What a great idea and a lovely gift set. Celebrating love for everyone! I so hope to see two lovely ladies as the next couple please! The brocade suit does remind me of the BTS guys a bit, but it is something that has been around for a few years, from Versace to D&G and many more brands. I would have put a lime green shirt on Cabot but I can live with the hot pink one. I hope to be able to secure a set!

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Offer Type: First-come, first-served.

Live Date: Sale links (public and W Club) will go live at 9:00 AM Eastern sharp on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019.

Pricing: $189.00 + S&H (W Club Members only) / $199.00 + S&H (General Public).

Total Edition Size: 1400 Gift Sets.

Shipping Timing: In-stock, will ship shortly after you have paid.

Availability: Members and non-members alike.

Purchase Limit: One per membership at the discounted price; no limit at the general public price.

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THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO PURCHASE LOVE IS LOVE STARTING MAY 15th, 2019 at 9:00 AM EASTERN TIME.

While the Love is Love Wedding Gift Set will retail at $199.00 + shipping for the general public, a portion of the entire edition size has been reserved for W Club members and will be offered first-come, first-served at the special members-only price of $189.00 + shipping and handling.

While members and non-members alike will be able to purchase the gift set on a first-come, first-served basis (until that portion of the edition size sells out) using the link published on Integritytoys.com and social media starting tomorrow, May 15th at 9:00 AM eastern time, W Club members will have to use the special hidden link they received by email in order to obtain the discounted members-only pricing at the appointed time. A limit of one gift set per membership at the discounted price will be allowed only (you may purchase unlimited quantities at the regular price, while quantities remain).

**IMPORTANT**

Only a portion of the total edition size will be available for W Club members at the discounted price; once this sells out, you will have to use the public link posted on social media and Integritytoys.com to purchase the set at full price (if it is not sold out as well). THE W CLUB LIAISONS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HOLD ANY GIFT SETS FOR ANYONE. THIS ITEM IS STRICTLY OFFERED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS ONLY.

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REMEMBER

The link button will not work until 5/15 at 9 AM ET, the gift set is in-stock and will ship shortly after you pay.

Only one (1) gift set per membership allowed at the special reduced members-only pricing.

If you use the first-come, first-served link that is on social media to pre-order, please note that you will not get the members-only discount.

NO RESERVATIONS OR WAIT LIST.

As always, items are not considered yours until you have checked out successfully AND Integrity has the confirmation from Paypal that the transaction was successful. Should stock sell out while you are shopping, it will automatically disappear from your cart.

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Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. For adult collectors ages 14 and up only. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2019 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. THE INDUSTRY and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. Chesapeake City MD USA 21915. All rights reserved. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved. Doll Photography by Alain Tremblay. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing

East 59th capsule collection unveiled!

Two new capsule collections were revealed this week from Integrity Toys. The first one is East 59th Street by Chris Stoeckel, who continues with his foray in the world of 1950's fashion. There are two dressed dolls and a gift set inspired by retro paper doll designs available through regular IT dealers and also an IT Direct exclusive two-doll "Pink Champagne" gift set, featuring Victoire Roux modelling her friend Aurelia's latest creation on her wedding day.

Item # 73018

Lunch At 21

Victoire Roux™ Dressed Doll

The East 59th® Collection

Expected Ship Date:Summer 2019

Suggested Retail Pricing:$135.00
ONLY AVAILABLE VIA IT DEALERS

Edition Size: 500

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Head Sculpt: Victoire 2.0

Body Type: East 59th

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled Foot

Skin Tone: Japan

Hair Color: Raven

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12" fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Fitted sleeveless day-dress with oversized bow detail at the neckline and perfectly matched bright red 3/4 sleeve jacket;
  • Alternate two-piece swimsuit (for that "paper doll" look!);
  • Blue faux-leather handbag;
  • Pair of "golden" earrings;
  • Two "golden" cuff bracelets;
  • Red velvet flocked Breton hat with high-contrast ribbon detail;
  • Pair of blue satin high-heeled slingback open-toe shoes;
  • Pair of simple red high-heeled open-toe shoes;
  • Alternate pair of short painted-on "gloved" hands;
  • Stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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Beautiful doll but not enough to tempt me into buying her, although I want a dark haired Victoire for my collection (the ones I have have all variations of red hair). Elegant and bright ensemble with nice details and accessories. It has a whiff of the Busy Gal Barbie. This hat has been done to death in Poppy Parker line and should be retired. There were so many different hat designs in the 1950s so it would be nice to see something else for a change. Love the colour combinations.

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Item # 73019

Opera on the 5th

Lady Aurelia Grey™ Dressed Doll

The East 59th® Collection

Expected Ship Date:Summer 2019

Suggested Retail Pricing:$135.00

ONLY AVAILABLE VIA IT DEALERS

Edition Size: 500

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Head Sculpt: Aurelia

Body Type: East 59th

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled Foot

Skin Tone: Light Honey

Hair Color: Mink Brown

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12" fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Vibrant, perfectly fitted jacquard satin evening gown with hot pink draping detail;
  • Alternate striped one-piece swimsuit (for that "paper doll" look!);
  • Hot pink clutch purse with "pearl" detail;
  • Intricate "pink diamond" and "gold" necklace;
  • Matching pair of "pink diamond" earrings;
  • Pair of hot pink satin high-heeled slingback open-toe shoes;
  • Pair of simple hot pink high-heeled open-toe shoes;
  • Alternate pair of faux-leather opera length "gloved" hands;
  • Stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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A new Aurelia, not that different from the first one at first look. I don’t particularly like the dress with the weird draping. I wish we could see more Charles James style gowns instead of Bon Bon style dresses. Not a fan of the colour combination either. She has the more realistic gloves which is a very good thing.

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Item # 73020

All Aboard On The 2nd

Evelyn Weaverton® Mix & Match Gift Set

The East 59th® Collection

Expected Ship Date:Summer 2019

Suggested Retail Pricing:$170.00

ONLY AVAILABLE VIA IT DEALERS

Edition Size: 500

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Head Sculpt: Evelyn

Body Type: East 59th

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled Foot

Skin Tone: FR White

Hair Color: Auburn

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

Included:

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  • 12" fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Long shawl collared overcoat, perfectly cinched at the waist with a matching teal colored faux-leather belt;
  • Matching printed skirt and blouse with oversized bow detail at the neckline;
  • Taupe knee-length pencil skirt and matching sleeveless top;
  • Alternate two-piece swimsuit (for that "paper doll" look!);
  • Printed scarf;
  • Teal handbag with "gold" details;
  • Perfectly matched cloisonné earrings;
  • "Golden" cuff bracelet;
  • Pair of teal faux-leather open-toe shoes;
  • Pair of simple teal high-heeled open-toe shoes;
  • Alternate pair of short painted-on "gloved" hands;
  • Stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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Evelyn gets the best outfits this time around. It’s a great giftset with so many options. And I’m a sucker for green. Might be getting this one later on, if it’s still available. 

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Item # 73015

Pink Champagne

Victoire Roux™ and Lady Aurelia Grey™ Two-Doll Gift Set

The East 59th® Collection IT Direct Exclusive

Expected Ship Date: May 20th, 2019

Week of Special Member-Only Pricing:$199.00 + S & H

OFFERED VIA RIGHT-TO-BUY LOTTERY

Edition Size: 500

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Head Sculpt: Victoire 2.0 and Aurelia

Body Type: East 59th

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled Foot

Skin Tones: Victoire- FR White / Aurelia- Light Honey

Hair Colors: Victoire- Pale Blonde / Aurelia- Raven

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • Two 12" fully articulated dolls with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Victoire wears an intricately designed pink lace trapeze style wedding gown with matching satin bow detail at the waist;
  • Her maid of honor Lady Aurelia Grey wears a lovely long-sleeved, cream satin and gold micro-sequin cocktail dress, wrapped in a scrumptious matching shoulder length faux-fur stole tied with a gold-tone satin bow;
  • Each doll has her own "pearl" necklace and matching earrings;
  • Pink pumps;
  • "Golden" pumps;
  • A pink bouquet, opera length gloves and a matching veil for the bride;
  • Alternate pair of "painted on" short-gloved hands for Aurelia;
  • Miniature bottle of pink champagne;
  • Two "gold" rimmed champagne glasses;
  • Two doll stands (each doll has her own);
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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I really don’t like this one. The colours, shapes, textures, are all somewhat off. The Victoire gown in particular looks shapeless. The fabric and embroidery don’t particularly do the shape justice and keep it from looking good on the doll. It’s a great price for two dolls though. Oven mittens make an appearance on the bride.

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Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2019 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. EAST 59th and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. Chesapeake City MD USA 21915. All rights reserved. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved. Doll Photography by Jayme Thornton. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.

Anna Sui Japan does Barbie as part of her Swinging Tokyo Collection!

Anna Sui, the well known US fashion designer, has launched a new project called "SWINGING TOKYO". Taking inspiration from the 1960s London street culture "Swinging London", which is the origin of her creation, she proposes a fashion that can be enjoyed freely and urbanely for the next generation of Tokyo. In this project, she initiated a collaboration with various other creatives. From May 1st, 2019 (Wednesday), sales begin at Isetan Shinjuku and the official online shop (Japan).

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One of the project’s collections is a collaboration with Barbie. There are four types of dolls combined with an outfit designed by Anna Sui and an original mug, comprising a set of Barbie Doll and Anna Sui collection-ware that will be cherished by all ages. The combination of the catchy and girly world of both brands is a must-see for fans. Each set is sold for ¥21,600 (about US$194.00). There are some T-shirts too. The title below and all information are translated from the Japanese site.

Barbie and Girlish Chemical Reaction Collection 

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According to the Japanese website, special items created from the "SWINGING TOKYO" project will start being sold sequentially at the Isetan Shinjuku Store and Anna Sui Official Online Shop from Wednesday, May 1st, 2019. I could not find any Barbie items online yet. The price is expensive for the doll quality: it is just a $5.00 play line doll repackaged in a Sui branded box. You do get an Anna Sui dress with her plus the mug but $190.00 for these is just too much. Remember that a Barbie collector designer doll is usually $100-150. And they are very limited. I wouldn’t pay even half the price for those sets, knowing of probably discard the doll. My favourite is the black dress with the bow. And for that price, they could have given each set a differently coloured mug, no?

© All photos 2019 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

 

The fifth and final W Club doll revealed for 2018

The late start of the 2018 W Club year meant that we got the W Club doll releases crammed into the six last months of it. Hopefully the next year will be a bit more streamlined. This meant that members of the club got the notification for their last W Club offering in late January. The fifth and final Club doll is Eugenia, missing from the main collection so far, which should be welcome news to everyone. Jessy Ayala designed this doll, with only accessories and small details connecting her to Sacred Lotus and the Luxe Life Convention Collection. 

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Item #91439

Secret Garden

Eugenia Perrin-Frost™ Mini-Gift Set

The Fashion Royalty® Collection

2018 W Club Exclusive

Approx. Shipping: Early Summer 2019

W Club Retail Price: $175.00 + S & H

Edition Size: TBD

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Head Sculpt: Eugenia

Body Type: FR 6.0

Foot Sculpt: High-heeled

Skin Tone: Japan

Hair Color: Light Champagne Blond

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12.5" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
  • Two pairs of hands (one with long nails and one with the regular manicure);
  • Frothy, ruffled black tulle gown with a crinkle texture bodice, cinched at the waist by a narrow black ribbon belt;
  • Tan trench coat dress with drape and belt detail on sides;
  • Chocolate brown flocked hat with black grosgrain ribbon trim;
  • Black tulle neck scarf;
  • "Silver" cuff bracelet, chandelier earrings and statement ring with "diamond" and "pearl" accents;
  • "Silver" necklace with nature-inspired "diamond" and "pearl" stone charms;
  • Alternate pair of asymmetrical small charm earrings;
  • "Metal" clutch with sculpted leaf detail and skull clasp;
  • Pale nude "pearlized" faux-leather purse with quilted detail and "silver"/"diamond" flower charm;
  • Black and tan faux "patent leather" boots with "silver" zipper closure;
  • Black holographic glitter high heels with clear bead detail;
  • Doll stand;
  • Certificate of authenticity.
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Offer Type: W Club Exclusive pre-order.

Participation Deadline: January 30th, 2019, Noon Eastern time.
Special Pricing: $175.00 USD + S & H per doll.($25.00 NRD deposit per doll due now, balance of $150.00 + S & H per doll due approximately early summer 2019).
Final Edition Size: To be determined, will be based on all pre-orders received.
Shipping Timing: Approximately early summer 2019.
Availability: 2018 W Club members only.
Order Limit: Up to 1 doll per membership.

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A very beautiful doll to end the year. She’s not groundbreaking or different from older releases, but she’s a lovely doll with gorgeous clothes and lots of accessories, justifying the price tag. Even though generally I preferred the earthy and dark tones of Sacred Lotus dolls versus the eighties pink/blue ones of Luxe Life, in this case I would have gone for the latter.

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Another peeve: black gown. We’ve had big black gowns in the past (even though I own none of them). The fashion runways are filled with bright or pastel coloured big frilly gowns - check out the recent couture shows for Spring 2019. Why black? Just think how much better this would look in blue, fuchsia, yellow or green. Or even a lightweight print muslin. And enough with the tan trench coat! Give us one in an unexpected colour, like white, lilac, pink or lemon! Or olive green!

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It’s the kind of choices and details that distinguish a properly trained and educated experienced designer from a talented but still-findin-my-way-one. Merely copying runway looks does not help in forwarding your work by itself. Studying and researching needs to be constant and thorough. Even if, accidentally, you score the summer garden thread of the Couture collections now held in Paris. And yes, I did preorder the doll. She’s a keeper. But she could have been a holy grail.

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The doll pictured is a prototype. Final fabrics, colors and textures may vary slightly. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2019 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.

FASHION ROYALTY, POPPY PARKER, NU. FACE, EAST 59TH, THE INDUSTRY and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. Chesapeake City MD USA 21915. All rights reserved.

The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.

Doll Photography by Tony Pettinato. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing