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.

The 2016 Integrity Toys Convention: Supermodels part IX: The W Club Luncheon

After a Friday night without an official event (only the Bazaar was on), Saturday morning arrived and the last convention day. This means, first of all,  the W Club Members-Only Luncheon. This year it featured Nu Face and the centerpiece was Erin sitting on a miniature motorcycle (which you can find on ebay for more or less the same price one could get it in the convention, it's a Honda Valkyrie model miniature). During the event, W Club owner and stage-host Carol Roth hosted a Q & A panel featuring the IT design team. The designers answered questions that club members sent in online last week. The gift doll was a new-sculpt Colette doll. Jesse Ayala is taking over the Nu Face line design.
In other news, the AHS: Coven first doll is appearing near the end of the month and the first doll will be Angela Basset's Marie Laveau. They confirmed what many suspected, the demise of the Dynamite Girls line. The Industry line is its replacement, will use some of those sculpts but at almost double the price. Makes financial sense, no?

Item # 82079
Full Speed
Erin S.™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll
W Club Luncheon Exclusive Table Centerpiece
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 400 Centerpieces
*Motorcycle not included. Sold separately.


This Erin is of course inspired by the famous photoshoot by Peter Lindbergh for thr September 1991 issue of American Vogue seen below:


Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Karen Mulder, and Stephanie Seymour. Styled by Grace Coddington, All wearing Versace jackets and skirts.


Supermodel Helena Christensen channeling Marlon Brando in “The Wild One” in an Erez leather jacket and Harley-Davidson leather biker cap –Image by Peter Lindbergh


Erin looks great and her outfit as well, apart from the oversize cap. 


So is she Helena or Cindy? Maybe Stephanie? Or Karen?


The bike she was shown on is below. 50 of the attendees were raffled to buy these. You can find it on ebay.


She had nice accessories too


Item # 82080
Checking In
Colette D.™ / NU. Face Dressed Doll
W Club Luncheon Exclusive Giveaway Doll
The 2016 Integrity Toys SUPERMODEL Convention
Limited Edition of 400 Dolls Only


So this is the new sculpt for Colette. This has been a long time coming. Last appearance of the old one as Colette was back in the Rock Wedding Trio if I remember correctly.


The outfit is from Azedinne Alaia's Tati collection from 1991 as seen below on Christy:


She has a ring too and the mules look just like Christy's above left. Pity she does not have a bag.


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 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

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.

My instagram dolls

I have an Instagram account and only post doll portraits from my collection, plus the first photos I shoot when unpacking my newly arrived dolls. Since many blog readers do not have an account there, I thought I would post some of them here for you to see. Playing with filters and effects there is not as complex as Photoshop but it is fun and I love people's reactions to them as many who see them are not collectors. Hope you like them.


Ghost Of Christmas Future by Tonner Doll


Irresistible In India Poppy Parker by Integrity Toys


DAE Dolls Glamour Gal Vivien wearing Portrait by DAE


Reluctant Débutante Poppy Parker by Integrity Toys


Holiday Grand Brenda Starr by Effanbee Dolls and Tonner Doll (no filter used)


Pas De Deux Gene Marshall by Mel Odom and Ashton Drake


Versace Barbie by Mattel


Ready For Wardrobe Joan Crawford by Tonner Doll


Star Of The Red Carpet Daphne Dimples by Effanbee Dolls and Tonner Doll


Take The Picture Jo Stockton by Integrity Toys (here still in her box)


Think Pink by Integrity Toys


Manhattan Grand Sydney Chase by Tonner Doll


Grace Kelly by Franklin Mint


Poppy Parker "The Happening" by integrity Toys