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

Integrity Toys 2018 reveal pt.4: Fashion Royalty - The Sacred Lotus collection

The last collection of the line up was Fashion Royalty. After last year's smashing La Femme collection, Jessy Ayala took the design reigns again and delivered a gorgeous collection, this time inspired by Bollywood. With Isha as the central character, the collection takes shapes, colours, textures and elements from Indian dress and translates them into modern clothes, mostly evening but with some daywear as well. Since La Femme was mostly daywear, it was only natural that evening attire would take centre place this time. The theme of returning characters continued with Kyori and Isha, who had been absent - Kyori for a couple of years, Isha since 2015. I love the collection as I am very fond of the Indian culture. Plus I have a special connection with India, having done two photo shoots with my dolls for Indian fashion magazines, which you can see here and here. The dolls are available through dealers except Vanessa, who will be an IT Direct lottery later in the year. Let's check out the dolls one by one. 

Item # 91441
Goddess
Tatyana Alexandrova™ Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: October
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers
Edition Size: 950

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Head Sculpt: Tatyana 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Pale Blonde
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5-inch fully articulated doll with rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Chiffon and net (with interwoven metallic thread detail) draped dress with lace-trimmed edges;
Rose gold chrome pumps;
Multiple "gold" bracelets with white "pearls"/peridot green "stones";
Indian-inspired chandelier earrings with white "pearls" and peridot "stones";
Small purse with metallic gold flecks and "gold" metal handle;
"Gold" ring with peridot green "stone";
Doll stand;
Certificate of authenticity.

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What a gorgeous doll! This one opened the FR presentation and took my breath away. One of the best Tatyana versions ever, her screening gives a fresh look to the character (and golden fingernails!) while the outfit is simply amazing. It is probably inspired (cough) by a Spring 2013 Marchesa outfit (the original was shiny grey). The jewellery is totally indian while the bag and shoes complement the ensemble perfectly. Goddess indeed! She was preordered in the blink of an eye.

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Item # 91442
Karma
Kyori Sato® Dressed Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: October
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers
Edition Size: 850

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Head Sculpt: Kyori 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Latino
Hair Color: Bronze with Golden Highlights
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Asymmetrically draped jacket dress with black and navy blue design woven in fabric, black satin trim detail;
Black chrome knit bodysuit sweater with asymmetric neckline;
Thigh-high black faux-leather boots with shiny faux-leather toe contrast detail;
Black slim sunglasses;
Indian-inspired chandelier earrings in "gold" with jet black "stones";
"Gold" statement ring with black "stones";
Small black "leather" tote bag with "gold" metal bar handles;
Sculpted gloved hands in black with gold stud detail;
Doll stand;
Certificate of authenticity.

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Aaaaand she's back! Missing since 2016 and her eye-decal version, Kyori makes a much anticipated return in the Fashion Royalty collection, with a daring Fall/Winteer 2017 Gaultier Couture inspired outfit. The asymmetrical outfit successfuly integrates Indian and couture influences (the tuxedo lapel versus the sari drape for example) and becomes more versatile by removing the bodysuit to transition from day to evening. She has the most discreet jewellery but the thigh-high boots more than make up for it. She does remind me slightly of Vice Kyori but she is the new sculpt and the colours do look lighter than the old ones. Vice was closer to Latina, this one is closer to Indian, but of course the styling and outfit make the difference. She's coming home too!

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Item # 91443
Resurgence
Natalia Fatalé® Dressed Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: December
Suggested Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers
Edition Size: 950

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Head Sculpt: Natalia 2.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Sunkissed
Hair Color: Silver
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Violet satin turban;
Floor-length cape with geometric design (raspberry and black) with "jewel" closure at neckline;
Cream-colored twist bandeau top (light gold threads in fabric);
Stone gray wide-leg trousers;
Round handbag in violet faux-leather with metallic violet faux-leather trim and "gold" metal handles;
Rounded large sunglasses with dark raspberry frame;
Large Indian-inspired chandelier earrings in "gold" with fuchsia "stones" and indigo enamel;
Multiple bracelets in "gold" metal with fuchsia "stones" and cream enamel;
Statement ring in "gold" metal with fuchsia "stone" and indigo enamel;
Metallic light plum pumps with micro croc texture;
Doll stand;
Certificate of authenticity.

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Resurgence indeed! What an impressive Natalia! Jessy said that Miranda Priestley from The Devil Wears Prada, was a partial inspiration for this one. I see Victoria Beckham too. The Gucci turban makes an appearance here, even though its real-life counterpart did raise lots of cultural appropriation complaints when it debuted in the Mens Fall/Winter 2018 collection. But that was mostly because it was shown on white models and because it was a copy of the Sikh turban. This one looks more african to my ignorant eyes. She's coming home!

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Item # 91445
Divinity
Isha Kalpana Narayanan™ Doll
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: September
Retail: $155.00 US
Available Via Dealers
Edition Size: 850

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Head Sculpt: Isha
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Auburn Brown
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Off-white tulle gown with light gold sparkle threads woven in and floral embroidered organza;
Off-white belt with detailed "gold" buckle;
Long off-white satin gloves;
"Gold" and "diamond" hair jewel;
"Gold" and "diamond" statement earrings;
Multiple bangle bracelets in "gold"/"diamonds";
Large "diamond" statement ring;
Light "gold" metallic clutch with "jeweled" chain detail;
Clear/light metallic "gold" pumps;
Henna tattooed forearms and hands;
Doll stand;
Certificate of authenticity.

Important Note: The jewel on Isha's nose is not-removable. Removing the jewel will damage the doll permanently and void the warranty.

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I should be happy with Isha, but I'm not. I already have Style Notes from 2015 and she is much better than this version, minus the henna tattoos. Her outfit is the biggest culprit as it is white, which in India is the colour of mourning. No Bollywood star would ever wear white if she wasn't going to a funeral. It does not even have bridal connotations, as in India brides wear mainly red. The fact that it is inspired by a Marchesa 2013 dress does not help one bit, as it is in their usual shapeless overdecorated style, not even coming close to a recognizable Indian dress style. If you take away the jewellery, her styling and henna tattoos, she could be any western girl dressing up. What a missed opportunity and how remote from the glory that Age Of Opulence Isha was. I had high expectations it seems. And yes, those are oven mitts. Ugh.

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Item # 91444
Serenity
Vanessa Perrin® Mini-giftset
Fashion Royalty®:
The Sacred Lotus Collection
Approx. Ship Date: November
Suggested Retail: $175.00 US - U
Available through IT Direct Lottery
Edition Size: 950

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Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Dark A-tone
Hair Color: Soft Ebony
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

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Included:

12.5" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Pale blue over-sized, almost floor-length coat with raglan sleeves and shawl collar;
Metallic gold knit sweater with short sleeves and geometric neckline;
Medium gray slim dress pants with teal satin drape detail near waist;
Slim, short evening dress with marigold yellow satin drape, geometric sequin/gold thread design;
Black and metallic teal pumps;
Small black handbag with "gold" stud detail and "gold" metal circular handle;
Layered "gold" necklace;
Multiple bangle bracelets in "gold" metal with white "pearl" detail;
Small chandelier earrings with white "pearl" detail;
2 small rings;
Chrome "gold" pumps;
Doll stand;
Certificate of authenticity.

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What a mesmerising Vanessa 3.0 doll! After Vanessa 1.0 and 2.0 sculpts getting dark as ITBE editions, here is the newest sculpt in all its chocolate glory. She looks fantastic and is dresses in two gorgeous outfits that compliment her dark complexion perfectly. It's incredible that if no one mentioned what sculpt it was, it would be anyone's guess - or not? She's a lottery, with a higher edition than these things usually get, so fingers crossed. More information about that in late autumn. Her bag is a miniature version of Chloé Nile minaudière bag. The draped sash at the waist is just like the ones used by Haider Ackermann in his Spring 2018 collection. While her "daywear" ensemble with the coat and pants does not look very Indian, the cocktail dress definitely is. 

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Do you like the Sacred Lotus Fashion Royalty collection? Are you preordering any of the dolls? Let me know by leaving a comment.

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The dolls pictured are prototypes. 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 2018 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 Jayme Thornton, layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing

Passion Week Elyse Jolie by Vasilen Milkov for Integrity Toys

Back in March, the winner of the first International Integrity Toys Design Competition which took place in 2017 was announced. Now, finally, W Club introduces the doll based on the super talented Vasilen Milkov's winning entry, the fiery "Passion Week" Elyse Jolie™. That’s the doll I voted for in the competition, as it was far above the rest of the entries (please Integrity Toys, give Vasilen a line to design). Club members and public alike can order the doll, as many as they want, no limit again.

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It is natural that the winning design has been slightly adjusted to become production friendly, while preserving the spirit of Vasilen's original design. To read more about Vasilen’s background and inspiration, you can read my previous post announcing him as the winner and see the original doll. The big difference is the addition of the snake bracelet that is inspired by the original snake necklace that Red Blooded Woman Kyori Sato, the inspiration behind Vasilen’s design, was wearing.

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W Club members got $10,00 off the general public price ($160.00 US) and a day head start to pre-order her from yesterday and now everyone can enter the Integrity Toys e-shop and buy her. The total edition size will be based on how many pre-orders are received. The doll does not count as one of the five (5) W Club exclusives that members get. She’s an amazing doll and I’m definitely getting one. I love everything about her, even though her hairstyle is the same as Intrigue Elyse. The difference in her make up and outfit more than makes up,for it. She’d look amazing in a pixie cut. Hmmmm...

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Item # 91456

Passion Week

Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll

The Fashion Royalty® Collection

2017 Design Competition Winner

Edition Size: TBD 

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Head Sculpt: Elyse Jolie

Body Type: FR 6.0

Foot Sculpt: Traditional

Skin Tone: Cream

Hair Color: Pale Blond

Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied

Quickswitch: No

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Included:

  • 12" fully articulated doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes
  • Fashion (faux-leather pants with laced eyelet detail, short-sleeved knitted sweater, a "perfecto" / trench coat inspired jacket)
  • Oversized purse
  • Pair of painted-on "gloved hands" with opera-length faux-leather gauntlets
  • Pair of alternate skin colored hands (not shown)
  • Snake bracelet (brand new design!)
  • Hair sticks
  • Jewelry (ear cuffs inspired earrings, brooch)
  • Red ankle boots
  • Doll stand
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Offer Type: Open pre-order.

Participation Deadline: June 1st, 2018, Noon Eastern time.
Pricing (FOR W CLUB MEMBERS ONLY): $150.00 USD + S & H.($30 NRD deposit due now, $120.00 + S & H due in Fall 2018).
Final Edition Size: To be determined, will be based on all orders received.
Shipping Timing: Approximately Fall 2018.
Availability: 2018 W Club members (NOW and $150); General Public (after 5/24 and $160).
Order Limit: No limit!

Here is the page where you can preorder her if you are not a W Club member. 

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This is the ONLY time this doll will be offered for pre-order, so if you want it, do not delay. It will not be available for pre-order later.  Final fabrics, colors and textures to be announced. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only.

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.

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 Jayme Thornton. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing

The 2016 Integrity Toys Convention: Supermodels part VII: The Fashion Royalty Luncheon

The Fashion Royalty luncheon was held on Friday, with a very special guest: Veronica Webb. One of the top models of the 90s (as much as I like her I would not use the term supermodel for her), she gave a nice interview to Carol Roth and after it posed with the attendees and had an autograph session too. Below is one of her 90s photos from French Vogue, in her signature quirky style...


...and here she is this year posing for the ad campaign of Sophie Theallet. She's still got it:


As in all events, there were two dolls featured, a centerpiece and a gift doll. Let's check them out.

Item # 91408
Legendary
Natalia Fatalé™ Dressed Doll
Friday Luncheon Table Centerpiece
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 350 Pieces Only


Once again a Versace outfit and once again from his bondage collection (the look-book of which I photocopied in colour back in the day, to keep). This was worn on the runway by Carla Bruni finished with a gorgeous parka...


...and in the look-book and ads by Christy Turlington


So Natalia is channelling either one of these two beauties.


She's stunning. I hope I can get her at one point.



Look at those shoes. And the jewellery is so very Versace.


Item # 91409
Shade
Kyori Sato™ Dressed Doll
Friday Luncheon Exclusive Giveaway Doll
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 500 Dolls


Compared to Natalia, Kyori looks boring, although she is lovely. But she looks like the Dangerous To Know Kyori, which was the giveaway doll in the Premier convention back in 2013 with a more intricate hairdo and better dress.  This one is by Dolce and Gabbana, worn by the supermodels in their Vanity Fair photo shoot by Mario Testino, back in 2008:


Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Claudia Schiffer wearing Dolxe and Gabbana, photo by Mario Testino for Vanity Fair 


The jewellery is Versace though, so the dress could be from him too.


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

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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