The 2nd London Fashion Doll Festival is being held this weekend at the V&A Museum Of Childhood!

The second edition of the London Fashion Doll Festival will be taking place this coming weekend at the Victoria & Albert Museum Of Childhood, in Bethnal Green, London. After the success of last year’s first edition, the organisers are making this one even better and enriched with lots of activities. And guess what? I’m attending this year! So those of you not being able to attend will get to see lots of photos and read all the juicy stuff after I return.

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This year, the theme is Carnaby: the Swinging London fashion era, with Twiggy, Mary Quant, Jean Shrimpton, Carnaby Street fashions, mods  and so much more as inspiration! You can see the program for the two-day event below. Access on Saturday is only for registered attendees, while the Sunday salesroom can be accessed by the public via tickets bought either online or on site. 

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As you can see in the program, there are two workshops, one for making a flower wig and a second for doll face enhancement, which is already sold out. 

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Just like last year, the incredible Superdoll Collectables London people are making an event exclusive doll, a LE of 30, which will be revealed at the event. It will probably be one of the last vinyl Sybarites. I have already reserved mine and can’t wait to see her!

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The salesroom is full of amazing dolls and doll stuff:

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There are some competitions and even non-attendees can join! Take a look here

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The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, London is once again serving as the venue for the second convention.  The MOC is the UK’s National Museum of Childhood. It is the largest institution of its kind in the world. Its mission is to hold in trust the nation’s childhood collections and to be an international leader in engaging audiences in the material culture and experiences of childhood.

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This year LFDF decided to support the Children With Cancer UK charity. They are doing this via an eBay OOAK doll auction and a raffle which will take place during the Sunday Salesroom. Last year LFDF raised almost £14,000 for the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity.

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See you in London! 

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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 2016 Integrity Toys Convention: Supermodels part IV: Nu Face and a certain Mademoiselle!

It would not have been a complete collection without any Nu Face dolls. And sure enough, there are two to fill in the spots. To complete the team, there was a sales room exclusive doll available, a lovely giftset with Mademoiselle Jolie.

Item # 91412
Kiss You in Paris
Mademoiselle Jolie™ Dressed Doll Gift Set
Sales Room Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls


Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Isha / Mademoiselle Jolie
Body Type: FR2013
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Lux Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No


Anyone getting tired of giftsets with underwear as the bonus outfit? I know I am. I'd much rather have her with a second outfit. As for her faux leather dress, it looks like Thierry Mugler again. or Saint Laurent? As for la Jolie, she reminds me a bit of Nadja Auermann. The doll's name is a reference to the lyric from Madonna's "Justify My Love" (I want to kiss you in Paris) so it should be her. Cannot find a dress like this worn by Madonna though.


Item # 82077
Editorial Edge
Lilith™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls


Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Lilith / Eden
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


This looks like Chanel Haute Couture again, this time from Spring Summer 2013, check it out below on Rita Ora. Love the boots, they look a lot like the ones my friend Maria of Habilis Dolls is making.


Rita Ora in Chanel Haute Couture S/S 2016. for Elle, May 2013, photo by James Whiteside

 As for the model? Stella Tennant? Christy? Stephanie? Conside me confused.


Item # 82078
Fashion Force
Imogen™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls


Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Imogen
Body Type: NU. Face 2.0
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


She looks a lot like the upgrade Imogen we got at the beginning of the year, this time in a lighter skin tone. Must say that the side glance worries me a bit, I saw one photo on line where one eye looked upwards! Gorgeous dress and make up. Again I am stumped as to which model she could be. Heidi Klum maybe?


 And the outfit is Chanel Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2015, worn on the runway by Fei Fei Sun.


Photo from Vogue Runway, by Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

Note: The pictures contained in this email show the prototypes and the final dolls 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.

The 2016 Integrity Toys Convention: Supermodels part III - The Convention Poppy Parker and IT Direct sales room exclusives

There were two sales room exclusive dolls presented along with the Integrity Toys convention collection: a Mademoiselle Jolie gift set (see the next post) and a Poppy Parker IT Direct exclusive. This last one is the second Poppy in the FR Black skin tone like Midas Touch. There was also another Poppy in the collection, as a supermodel from the 60s. 

Item # PP108
Model Living
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
Convention Collection Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls


Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


She looks amazing - the doll, the outfit, the accessories are all gorgeous. And she so reminds me of Jean Shrimpton.


Look at that bag!


Item # PP111
Just My Style
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
IT Direct Salesroom Exclusive
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention


Doll Specs:
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: Poppy Parker
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Black
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Quickswitch: No


Even though she is lovely, she does not click with me. Compared to the other Poppy, this one looks plain and boring, despite the rare skin tone. She could play in Masters Of Sex though.


I think the lipstick should have been either pale or red. The strong pink with the yellow throws the whole thing off. Bag and shoes are amazing.



Note: The pictures contained in this email show the prototypes and the final dolls may vary slightly. All 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