Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Vacation Day 5

I've only been to one doll convention ever - the 2012 Integrity Tropicalia Convention in Orlando, FL.  When IT announced that they would be returning to Orlando this year, I was all set and ready to go.  This is one of those cases when life gets in the way.  My husband and I were visiting Abingdon, VA this past summer.  I wanted to show him one of my favorite places from where I grew up.  He fell in love with the town and surrounding mountains.   We are trying to save up some money to purchase land on which to build our retirement home!   It's very exciting, but it causes a tight budget!  Therefore, no 2014 Integrity Convention.

If I had to choose my favorite doll from the 2012 Convention, Main Event Adele Makeda is close to the very top.  She was released in an edition size of 425 and cost $125.

When I was redressing her, I started thinking about the song Lady Marmalade and Lil Kim.  Do you see it?


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Vacation Day 6

In addition to Eugenia, Agnes, Vanessa 1.0, and Adele 2.0, the Kyori Sato 1.0 gets a lot of attention around here.  I remember when the next doll arrived.  Every now and then a doll comes along that gets you excited.   When she arrives, you tear her from the box.  You can't wait to get her in front of the camera.  That was my experience with Quicksilver Kyori Sato.
Unless she's never been redressed, I don't usually include a photo of a doll in her original ensemble; however, in this case, I wanted my readers to see her stock outfit.  Quicksilver Kyori Sato was a member of "The Glamorous Collection" in spring 2008.   "The Glamorous Collection" is my very favorite "Basic" collection ever released by Integrity Toys.  There were 1200 of each character from the mainline group and each cost only $80.  Even so, these dolls rarely come up on secondary market.  (The 5th doll, Onyx Veronique, was part of the 2008 Integrity Convention, was released in an edition size of only 300, and cost $150)  I own every one of these dolls.  They are amazing.
This style is completely contrary to what I collect, but I absolutely adore these dolls.  To me, they represent some of the finest screenings of Fashion Royalty dolls ever.  They are so much fun to redress!  Here is Quicksilver Kyori wearing one of my favorite Integrity ensembles - Silver Society from 2001-2002.
This doll just refuses to take a bad photo.  She looks good in everything.  Quicksilver Kyori is one of the very top dolls in my collection.