New Photo Story Update – Gift Exchange

Finally I found some time to post a story which I photographed over the holidays… Gift Exchange. Thankfully the seasons in City Circlez are dictated by me, the author, so Christmas could even fall in May. LOL! Here are a few shots from the first episode:Gift Exchange 2016 Gift Exchange 2016 -food Gift Exchange 2016 -dessertFor those avidly following these stories I would like to thank you for your steadfast loyalty over the past year. In 2015 I devoted time on light hearted stories to ease you in and introduce you to new characters and reacquaint you with the older ones. In 2016 the drama is going to be turned up up up, so hold on to your seats and your handerkerchieves!

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IT Spring 2015 Releases

Being the ever so dedicated W Club member I tuned into the webinar an hour early and got my lunch prepared in the meantime. At 12pm I sat with plate in hand in front the computer screen. To the left of my desk sat my iPad with a draft email waiting to be filled in with my preorders and to my right my cellphone silenced from disturbances.

The moderators started on time, made their introductions, read out a few house keeping items, one being to refrain from sharing the news or pictures until the following Monday, thus the reason I am posting now.

Please note ALL pictures in this post are the property of Integrity Toys.

The first line presented were the dolls in the new Katy Keene collection. I’ve decided these were not to my taste as the Color Infusion dolls have the Amazonian big feet and hands. The clothes however I may try to get on the secondary market.

Winning Number Lucki Red Lorelei Limited Edition Size of 425 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Winning Number Lucki Red Lorelei
Limited Edition Size of 425 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

The Odds are Stacked Gloria Grandbuilt Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

The Odds are Stacked Gloria Grandbuilt
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Blue Serenade Katy Keene Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Blue Serenade Katy Keene
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Shimmering Dynasty Katy Keene Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Shimmering Dynasty Katy Keene
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 US
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Everything's Keene Katy Keene Gift Set Limited Edition Size of 500 Gift Sets Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $185.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Everything’s Keene Katy Keene Gift Set (pic 1)
Limited Edition Size of 500 Gift Sets
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $185.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Everything's Keene Katy Keene Gift Set Limited Edition Size of 500 Gift Sets Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $185.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Everything’s Keene Katy Keene Gift Set (pic 2)
Limited Edition Size of 500 Gift Sets
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $185.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

 

Everything's Keene Katy Keene Gift Set Limited Edition Size of 500 Gift Sets Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $185.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Everything’s Keene Katy Keene Gift Set (pic 3)
Limited Edition Size of 500 Gift Sets
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $185.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

If I had to order something from this line. It would be the Everything’s Keene gift set shown in these last three pictures. I have a few Color Infusion dolls and they would love the lingerie and ensemble from the first picture.

Next up was FR-16 in the webinar. All these are 16 inch dolls and I don’t have one single doll that size in my collection, and it’s going to stay that way. The fashions are to die for, but a shrinking machine hasn’t been invented as yet.

Super Natural Anais McKnight The FR:16™ Collection Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $175.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Super Natural Anais McKnight
The FR:16™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Incognito Elsa Lin The FR:16™ Collection  Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $175.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Incognito Elsa Lin
The FR:16™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Fall Phenomenon Elsa Lin The FR:16™ Collection  Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $175.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Fall Phenomenon Elsa Lin
The FR:16™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Shades of Grey Hanne Erickson (pic 1) The FR:16™ Collection  Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $175.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Shades of Grey Hanne Erickson (pic 1)
The FR:16™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Shades of Grey Hanne Erickson (pic 2) The FR:16™ Collection Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $175.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Shades of Grey Hanne Erickson (pic 2)
The FR:16™ Collection
Limited Edition Size of 400 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Third collection presented was Poppy Parker in The Model Scene. Capturing a young and fun array of styles, I liked this line quite a bit and ordered two dolls from this collection (ones with larger and additional pictures).

Go See! Poppy Parker Limited Edition Size of 750 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately First Week of June Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Go See! Poppy Parker
Limited Edition Size of 750 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately First Week of June
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Spring Song Poppy Parker Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-June 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Spring Song Poppy Parker
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-June 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

The Camera Loves Her Poppy Parker Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

The Camera Loves Her Poppy Parker
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Hippy Dippy Poppy Parker (pic 1) Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid to Late July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE, WILL BE OFFERED IN JULY 2015! DETAILS TO COME

Hippy Dippy Poppy Parker (pic 1)
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid to Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE, WILL BE OFFERED IN JULY 2015! DETAILS TO COME

Hippy Dippy Poppy Parker (pic 2) Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid to Late July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE, WILL BE OFFERED IN JULY 2015! DETAILS TO COME

Hippy Dippy Poppy Parker (pic 2)
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid to Late July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $130.00
IT DIRECT EXCLUSIVE, WILL BE OFFERED IN JULY 2015! DETAILS TO COME

Peace Love and Soul Darla Daley Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Peace Love and Soul Darla Daley
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Peace Love and Soul Darla Daley

Peace Love and Soul Darla Daley-closeupPeace Love and Soul Darla Daley-accessories

 

In some of the pictures this Darla looks forward facing, keeping my fingers crossed that they really are. Her outfit is so cute and I am dying to try that shirt on my FR girls.

Hot Shot Nigel North Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Hot Shot Nigel North
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Yup surprisingly I did not order this male doll. There are quite enough blond guys in my collection and I wasn’t too impressed by the outfit. Then this year IT promises to release the new Homme dolls with improved articulation so my pennies are saving up for that. Hope their is an Indian guy in that new line. Ok here is the rest of Poppy line.

The Midas Touch Poppy Parker Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately First Week of July Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

The Midas Touch Poppy Parker
Limited Edition Size of 600 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately First Week of July
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

The Midas Touch Poppy Parker-closeup

The Midas Touch Poppy Parker-accessories

The first ever black Poppy is definitely coming home with me. She is gorgeous!

Wedding Belle Poppy Parker Limited Edition Size of 900 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Wedding Belle Poppy Parker
Limited Edition Size of 900 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Out of this World Poppy Parker Limited Edition Size of 900 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $120.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

Out of this World Poppy Parker
Limited Edition Size of 900 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $120.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer

So tempted to order Out of this World Poppy, but the dolly bucks can only stretch so far and the IT convention is on the horizon.

Next collection is my ever favorite FR line.

Style Notes Isha Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

Style Notes Isha
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

FR Style Notes Isha-closeup

FR Style Notes Isha-accessories.No way would I pass on the first ever tall bodied Isha.

Prestige Natalia Fatale Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

Prestige Natalia Fatale
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

Tempting due to that suit, but later in the year I am bound to find it sold separately.

Decorum Eugenia Perrin Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

Decorum Eugenia Perrin
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

FR Decorum Eugenia-closeup

FR Decorum Eugenia-hair detail

FR Decorum Eugenia-accessories

This will be my seventeenth Eugenia doll joining my collection. The family reunion will be so much fun!

Refinement Vanessa Perrin Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

Refinement Vanessa Perrin
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

FR Refinement Vanessa-shades

FR Refinement Vanessa-outfit

FR Refinement Vanessa-closeup

FR Refinement Vanessa-accessories

Vanessa is fantastic!!! The screening, the clothes the accessories. A+++ Only one thing I would change is the colour of the shoes. Raise your hand if you have enough black heels in your FR collection.

Fine Print Elise Jolie Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $145.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

Fine Print Elise Jolie
Limited Edition Size of 800 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $145.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

Another very tempting purchase, mainly for the clothes. I am not a fan of the fierce looking, up to no good, Elise Jolie.

Fame Fable Kyori Sato Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

Fame Fable Kyori Sato
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Mid-July 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

This forward looking Kyori almost joined my preorder list, but dolly pennies are limited.

Timeless Adele Makeda Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

Timeless Adele Makeda
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Early August
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

FR Timeless Adele-closeupFR Timeless Adele-accessories

How lovely that IT decided to present their variant of Lupita Nyong’o’s blue dress at the 2014 Oscars. The hairstyle was not the same from that night, but it was an updo I have seen on Lupita. Standing ovation to IT for this number!!

The Spring 2015 FR collection closed with Tatyana.

Perfect Reign Tatyana Alexandrova Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

Perfect Reign Tatyana Alexandrova
Limited Edition Size of 700 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late August 2015
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00
Available for Pre-order from Any Authorized Integrity Toys Dealer.

Last doll presented in the webinar was the Event Exclusive.

Royal Treatment Veronique Event Exclusive

Royal Treatment Veronique Event Exclusive 2015 Online Event Exclusive Limited Edition Size: TBA (Edition Size Based on Orders Received) Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Fall 2015 Suggested Retail Price: $225.00 + Shipping and Handling

I was disappointed by the choice of doll, the black and white prom dress and the mega price. The separates like others will be captured at a later date.

 

So as a recap, here are my ordered and confirmed dolls from the webinar.

My Confirmed Order

Please note ALL pictures in this post are the property of Integrity Toys.

Thanks for viewing!

After the IT convention

What a wonderful experience I had at the 2014 IT convention. So much so that when I got back, I played for hours and hours with my new loot and totally forgot to post here on my blog some pictures of redresses etc. So I think it is about time to share with you.

Firstly my carry on case was used only to transport my dolls and camera. No way could I trust the airlines to have these investments tossed back and forth, and I didn’t wanted to run the risk of having them get lost in the bowels of the airline baggage system.

Convention LootDuring the arduous ten hour long wait at Miami International I reshuffled my lovelies from time to time to bask in their beauty. On one of the occasions I got this look…

15506457020_23e3f65bdb_oAdele and Dominique were like: “Don’t you see us stifling in here! Take us out for some air why don’t you?” So of course, I did.

Adele and her watch

 

This gave me the opportunity to inspect my first official female FR watch which came with Le Smoking Adele (Intrigue Elise came with an identical one). It’s so delicate and beautiful.

First FR female watch

 

The day after the trek back to the Caribbean, regardless of the jet lag I took some time after work to play with the new arrivals and switch out their clothes:

Sheer Sensuality Vanessa in the Illustrious fashion from the 2014 IT Convention

Sheer Sensuality Vanessa in the Illustrious fashion from the 2014 IT Convention

Illustrious Shoes-Love them! A girl can't have too many red shoes.

Illustrious Shoes-Love them! A girl can’t have too many red shoes. – Shoes made for dancing

Cold Shoulder Eugenia in "Jungle Boogie" Color Fusion 2014 fashion

Cold Shoulder Eugenia in “Jungle Boogie” Color Fusion 2014 fashion – Not quite sure why I got this fashion. Maybe for a costume party?

Grandiose Natalia in "Night Fever" Color Fusion 2014 fashion

Grandiose Natalia in “Night Fever” Color Fusion 2014 fashion – Antique Effect

Tantalizing Dominique in fashion from Gloss Erin

Tantalizing Dominique in fashion from Gloss Erin – My hot mama. If only she had eyes looking straight!

Gloss Erin in Chrome Noir Erin fashion

Gloss Erin in Chrome Noir Erin fashion – She is absolutely cute!

Grandiose Natalia in Evening Siren Ayumi fashion

Grandiose Natalia in Evening Siren Ayumi fashion – Can you tell this Natalia is one of my favorites? Sad her head is a little wonky.

Adorned Vanessa in Intrigue Elise Fashion

Adorned Vanessa in Intrigue Elise Fashion – She has such lovely hair. Hope I can keep it like that forever.

Kyka Yung Color Infusion (CF) 2014 doll in Sheer Sensuality fashion. She is one of the two female CF dolls I purchased. The CF doll's big hands and big feet are not my favorites and I don;t collect Jem which has the same body.

Kyka Yung Color Infusion (CF) 2014 doll in Sheer Sensuality fashion. She is one of the two female CF dolls I purchased. The CF doll’s big hands and big feet are not my favorites and I don’t collect Jem which has the same body. This doll was hard to resist with the brilliant eye screening.

Sheer Sensuality Vanessa in the top from Sensuous Affair Giselle and pants from "Night Fever" Color Infusion 2014 fashion - This Vanessa is breathtaking!!

Sheer Sensuality Vanessa in the top from Sensuous Affair Giselle and pants from “Night Fever” Color Infusion 2014 fashion – This Vanessa is breathtaking!!

Wild Thing Poppy in a Dynamite Girls fashion I got in a grab box (no idea the official name) and Starlight Poppy in Something Cool Isha Fashion I also got in a convention grab box. There are the only Poppys I bought at the convention.

Wild Thing Poppy in a Dynamite Girls fashion I got in a grab box (no idea the official name) and Starlight Poppy in Something Cool Isha Fashion I also got in a convention grab box. There are the only Poppys I bought at the convention.

Intrigue Elise in fashion from Tantalizing Dominique

Intrigue Elise in fashion from Tantalizing Dominique

Cold Shoulder Eugenia in Le Smoking Adele fashion

Cold Shoulder Eugenia in Le Smoking Adele fashion

Evening Siren Ayumi in Starlight Poppy fashion. It's lovely that the Poppy fashions fit the FR2 dolls.

Evening Siren Ayumi in Starlight Poppy fashion. It’s lovely that the Poppy fashions fit the FR2 dolls.

Intimate Reveal Agnes in Monogram outfit I received in convention grab box.

Intimate Reveal Agnes in Monogram outfit I received in convention grab box.

Le Smoking Adele in Purple Reign fashion

Le Smoking Adele in Purple Reign fashion

 

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Bag from POTM club

New Declan Wake testing out the watch I constructed at the convention workshop

New Declan Wake testing out the watch I constructed at the convention workshop

Declan Wake in suit from Turning Heads Pierre. - Smashing isn't he?

Declan Wake in suit from Turning Heads Pierre. – Smashing isn’t he?

Declan closeup - cause he is drop dead handsome.

Declan closeup – cause he is drop dead handsome. – Thanks so much to my table host and friend Kristine!!! Without you Declan would not be mine.

Some more pictures just because…

Evening Siren Ayumi - my new favorite Ayumi.

Evening Siren Ayumi – my new favorite Ayumi.

The girls get put to work straight away in my Yates Modeling Agency Office.

The girls get put to work straight away in my Yates Modeling Agency Office. Wild Thing Poppy waits for her appointment clutching her portfolio very close. Sensuous Giselle fills in as the receptionist for the day, Le Smoking Adele checks the time and Intrigue Elise answers a text.

Le Smoking Adele closeup - Everyone swooned when her picture came up on the screen at dinner. Only problem was she was held in customs so we had to wait til the next day to receive her.

Le Smoking Adele closeup – Everyone swooned when her picture came up on the screen at dinner. Only problem was she was held in customs so we had to wait til the next day to receive her.

Giselle in office

Giselle in office

Tantalizing Dominique in my recently completed studio apartment kitchen

Tantalizing Dominique in my recently completed studio apartment kitchen

Color Infusion (CF) 2014 Kieron Morel in "Sugar Pie Guy" CF 2014 fashion

Color Infusion (CF) 2014 Kieron Morel in “Sugar Pie Guy” CF 2014 fashion

Things I loved:

  • The obvious…NEW LOOT!!!!! (DOLLS, SHOES, JEWELRY and CLOTHES) Especially the brand new styles of jewelry and ring designs for the dolls.
  • Watches!! Male one I constructed in the workshop. Female ones which came with two dolls.
  • Seeing so many doll collectors in one place, sharing the love.
  • Meeting my table host again for the third year and meeting new friends David and Christopher!!!
  • Table gifts!! Need I say more? Gotta remember to take pictures of those as soon as I receive them next time round. They are being used everywhere in my little world so it’s a bit difficult to gather them all together.
  • Hotel was lovely. A/C unit in room was a bit noisy but husband and I were out shopping most of the time and when we were in the room we were so tired from the day’s events we knocked out like a light.

Regrets?

  • That I missed out on getting the male dolls I wanted at the Color Infusion lab at my prescribed time. If you want first dibs on everything, register the minute the notice goes out, so you receive a number in the line that gets you in an early slot. My line number got me in the second to last slot for the first day of sales. At that time only two males were available and one male fashion. Bummer! Plenty females were there but just a few fashions.
  • More cash is required to purchase items at the Friday night Bazaar than I originally thought. Wow that had a great turnout!! It was the place to get this and that fashion pieces you missed out on years past or even dolls. Also if you didn’t want to do room sales (I’m never doing that again, it eats into my shopping time being stuck in the room), just haul the stuff you want to sell this night and everyone gets a look.
  • Some of my favorite dolls (Declan, Le Smoking, Adorned Vanessa and Dominique) were side glancing rather than looking forward. It’s just my personal pet peeve about doll collecting. Will there be a day we get an option of getting a doll in either a forward glance or side glance? My ultimate plan when the city street is complete is to revive the photo stories I used to post on www.lifecirclez.net (old stories still there). In those story lines dolls facing forward are much easier to pose than the alternate.
  • No doll bags. Tired of clutches and not every doll got one.
  • (Regret and Love point in one) Couple dolls had loose necks and loose eye lashes. When I received Tantalizing Dominque she was unbearable. Good thing I am an immediate deboxer, LOL! IT is great for issues like this, so I went downstairs spoke to Alain (he is fabulous to deal with!!) and he swapped her out for a brand new one. My Cold Shoulder Eugenia also had a loose eyelash so I brought her down and he gave me a brand new head!! Isn’t that the best!!! Now I have a spare head to reroot or sell. :):):) I do regret however not seeing Grandiose Natalia’s loose head earlier, cause I would have swapped her too.
  • Only received one set of metal pieces for the watch created in workshop. We got a couple other faces and ‘leather’ watch bands and no extra metal pieces to put them together. What to do with them?
  • I need to put in a day or two after the convention into the trip. The mad rush back is horrendous!

Will I go to the IT convention this year in California? Not quite sure as I have quite a lot of personal commitments this year. If I don’t make it I may consider having a proxy as I can’t bear to miss out on the cool dolls.

Thanks for your patience with this update. Others will soon follow….

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