IT 2017 – Fashion Fairytale Welcome Gala and Cocktail

 

The First Evening Event of the Convention was full of nice dolls and surprises too! Let’s check them out shall we?

 

Before moving on to the dolls however, I’d like to apologize again for the delay. I’ve been having some issues with my computer for a while now, and though I thought they were over, I was proved wrong again last week. I’ve asked for specialized help on the matter, since I’m not the most tech savvy of creatures when it comes to hardware problems, and I expect the problem will be solved once and for all in the coming weeks. Still, I’m awfully sorry for the delay and I’d like to thank you for reading this post and for bearing away with me through this tough process.

 

Ok, so, on with the dolls! Upon entering the ballroom for the Welcome Gala, the attendees found out that the first Centerpiece Doll from Convention was Agnes. In this incarnation, she stands for Snow White’s infamous witch nemesis.

 

Queeen
Mirror Mirror on the wall… Coutesy of Disney WIKIA.

 

As befits Agnes, she was called “The Queen Of Everything”. Let’s take a look at her.

 

 

Item # 91427
The Queen of Everything
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale
Table Centerpiece
Edition Size: 420 Dolls

 

 

2017 Fashion Royalty Fairytale Fashion Convention Collection First Gala Dinner The Queen of Everything Agnes 03
Courtesy of Integrity Toys Inc.

 

 

Let’s begin with the dress. I like it. I’m digging the 16th Century ruff collar. As you know, I dislike purple, but I see why it fits. The original Disney villain is also dressed in purple. Still, I feel like getting the dress and cutting away the purple lining for an extra Valentino effect. I would have loved if she came with a clutch in the shape and color of the box she gives the Hunter when she asks for Snow White’s heart.

 

 

SW_Queen
Cut that bitch for me will ya? Courtesy of Disney WIKIA.

 

 

Agnes herself is pretty, but I’m not a die hard Agnes fan, as I mentioned before. Jo is the Aggie fan girl in the house. Since she gave her a pass, so did I. Her make up (but not her screening) reminds me of Wicked Valentine Agnes, a 2007 FAO Exclusive doll.

 

 

Agnes collage
Left: 2007 Wicked Valentine Agnes. Right: 2017 Queen of Everything Agnes. Both Courtesy of Integrity Toys Inc.

 

 

 

Although I think it’s a nice make up and screening combo, the hair is a huge turn off. Also, if she’s a queen, I’d expect something like these on her head.

 

 

2017 Fashion Royalty Fairytale Fashion Convention Collection First Gala Dinner The Queen of Everything Agnes 05
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013. Courtesy of Vogue.com.

 

 

 

So, I’ll leave Agnes behind with one last picture and move on to the Giveaway doll of the evening, Poppy Parker.

 

 

2017 Fashion Royalty Fairytale Fashion Convention Collection First Gala Dinner The Queen of Everything Agnes 02
Courtesy of Integrity Toys Inc.

 

 

Item # PP127
Fairest of All
Poppy Parker® Dressed Doll
The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale
Dinner Event Giveaway Doll
Edition Size: 600 Dolls
2017 Fashion Royalty Fairytale Fashion Convention Collection First Gala Dinner Fairest Of All Poppy Parker 03
Coutesy of Integity Toys Inc.

 

 

When talking about Poppy as Snow White, again I must refer to Stratos’ excellent posts about Convention, because he and I had the same impressions about her. Like him, I think she should have an apple pendant hanging from the choker. An apple shaped bag wouldn’t have been bad at all either. I think the dress is too simple, especially when compared to Agnes’ dress.

 

 

2017 Fashion Royalty Fairytale Fashion Convention Collection First Gala Dinner Fairest Of All Poppy Parker 02
Courtesy of Integity Toys Inc.

 

 

As it was with Oz, Snow White has been a previous theme for IT back in 2011 if I’m not mistaken. Back then, Erin from the Nu Face was Snow White. Since they are from different lines, I’ll keep to my non-comparative rule. I like the braid, and it really looks like Gretel’s as Stratos pointed. She’s cute, but she didn’t fascinate either of us ladies, so she’s not coming home.

 

 

2017 Fashion Royalty Fairytale Fashion Convention Collection First Gala Dinner Fairest Of All Poppy Parker 01
Courtesy of Integrity Toys Inc.

 

 

Now, as you all know, the Convention giftset doll was revealed. It was Nadja as Sleeping Beauty. I won’t post about her here though, except to say that the three-part giftset was assembled day by day. I’ll blog about it when I get to the Final Gala, so that I can analyse doll(s) and fashions as a whole. I hope you guys don’t mind.

 

With that, we move on to the East 59TH after hours cocktail. It’s the first time an after party was held after the welcome gala, and I’m curious to know if the East 59TH events on Conventions from now on will retain this format. The theme was Cinderella as we all know, and there were two dolls at the event.

 

 

Item # 73008
Wicked Glamour
Constance Madssen™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale
Special Event Giveaway Doll
Edition Size: 200 Dolls

 

 

 

2017 Fashion Fairytale Convention East 59th Cocktail Evil Constance 01
Courtesy of Integrity Toys Inc.

 

 

The first doll in the email was the villain Constance, playing the Evil Stepmother. Again, that beloved color of mine. Also, as I said before, I find Mid-20th Century the least fascinating period in the history of mankind. It’s the dominium of conservatives, that gained power through widespread politics of fear, who told people not to think, who told women to go back home to be good wives. Once the war was over, they didn’t need them anymore, so they could go back to the “gyneceum” where they belonged. Fashion at the time reflects the conservative ideals of women as “embellishments” to men’s social occasions. This is one of the reasons why I always say that though I appreciate the time and effort that goes into this kind of couture, I have no love for it. The craftmanship is spectacular indeed, but what it stands for and glorifies is the opposite of what I stand for and like.

 

 

2017 Fashion Fairytale Convention East 59th Cocktail Evil Constance 03
Courtesy of Integrity Toys Inc.

 

 

About the doll herself, Constance looks nice as Evil Stepmother. East 59TH dolls haven’t gotten the keys to my heart just yet. Maybe Victoire will, if she injects some 40’s glam into the line when she joins it next year. At least these shoes aren’t plastic! That’s a nice touch! On to the next doll.

 

 

Item # 73007
Midnight Glimmer
Evelyn Weaverton™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale
Exclusive Event Doll
Edition Size: TBA (pre-order information to come).

 

 

 

2017 Fashion Fairytale Convention East 59th Cocktail Midnight Glimmer Evelyn 01
Coutesy of Integity Toys Inc.

 

 

A Dior clad Cinderella, as Stratos pointed out. Evelyn, the leading lady from East 59TH, wears a painstakingly made mashup of the “Junon” and “Venus” gowns, both by Dior himself, both part of the MET Museum Collection. The following data and gowns come from their website.

 

“Junon” – at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute.

Design House: House of Dior (French, founded 1947)

Designer: Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)

Date: fall/winter 1949–50

Culture: French

Medium: silk, plastic

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1953

Accession Number: C.I.53.40.5a–e

 

 

 

IMG_3148
Working Title/Artist: “Junon” dress Department: Costume Institute Culture/Period/Location: HB/TOA Date Code: Working Date: 1949 photography by mma 2003, transparency #1A scanned and retouched by film and media (jn) 4_14_03

 

 

As you can see, it’s from “Junon” that the black dots, that according to Alain Tremblay were positioned digitally so that every dress looks the same, came. But the body of Evelyn’s dress came from the “Venus” gown. Again, data and photo both belong to the MET Museum website.

 

 

“Venus” gown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute 

Design House: House of Dior (French, founded 1947)

Designer: Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini)

Date: fall/winter 1949–50

Culture: French

Medium: silk, sequins, rhinestones, simulated pearls

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1953

Accession Number:C.I.53.40.7a–e

 

 

IMG_3149
Working Title/Artist: “Venus” dressDepartment: Costume InstituteCulture/Period/Location: HB/TOA Date Code: Working Date: 1949 Digital Photo File Name:DT234817.tif Online Publications Edited By Michelle Ma for TOAH 09_16_15

 

 

I’d have liked Evelyn’s dress to be the same color as the “Venus”. Still, as I said, Mid-20th Century couture is not my thing. Evelyn comes with a Tiara, which is nice. Her eyes though, look awfully wonky.

 

 

2017 Fashion Fairytale Convention East 59th Cocktail Midnight Glimmer Evelyn 04
Courtesy of Integrity Toys Inc.

 

 

Evelyn was available both to attendees and non-attendees alike, either straight at Convention or by email. The deadline to pre-order her ended on October 30th.

 

Her tech specs are:

 

Item # 73007
Midnight Glimmer
Evelyn Weaverton™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
The 2017 Integrity Toys Convention: Fashion Fairytale Exclusive
Edition Size: TBD

Estimated Delivery: Spring 2018
Price (Non-Attendees): $160.00 US + Shipping and Handling
Price (Convention Attendees Only): $140.00 US + Shipping and Handling

 

Doll Tech Specs:
 
Head Sculpt: Evelyn Weaverton™
Body: East 59th
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Cream
Hair Color: Luxe Blond
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No
2017 Fashion Fairytale Convention East 59th Cocktail Midnight Glimmer Evelyn 03
Courtesy of Integrity Toys Inc.

 

 

And thus ended the first day of Convention! Agnes made her appearance earlier than expected, to moderate impact. I like the tendency to get the doll lines mixed up. It’s funnier than knowing which lines will appear at each event. Poppy was cute, but failed to keep up with her counterpart. East 59TH was, well, East 59TH. On the next post we’ll move on to the next event, which was the Friday Luncheon.

 

As always, I hope you’ll like this post. Thank you for reading!

 

Xoxo,

Marcela.

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