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….

Thanks for visiting!

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “After the IT convention

  1. You got some awesome dolls at the convention. Love how you redressed them. I hope I can go to a convention someday too, but probably not to California. I did purchase several convention dolls in the after market, but would love to be able to get some at the convention.

  2. Thank you so much for this. I just signed up for the W Club the first time this year. I’m hoping to go to the convention too this year so I can get the in person chance to get new dolls.

    I agree with the whole side glancing eyes thing. I can’t stand it. I have a couple of dolls whose face sculpt I love, but I need them repainted. It’s so unnatural to constantly look to the side. I don’t mind it for the dolls I just display in their fashions. But for the ones I want to redress and play with, they should look forward. So I pass on a lot of dolls for that reason. That hot side glance is only good for a quick pose. Not forever. 🙂

    Thank you!

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