Saturday, September 29, 2012

Jason Wu IX - The Collection

First up, I have a clarification.   The only dolls that have been given to attendees so far are the Anja and the Loni Lawrence.  If you "win" a table centerpiece, you actually just win the opportunity to purchase her.  The Agnes was $150 and the Poppy was $135.  Only half the people at the table got the opportunity to purchase one or the other.  Since my husband was with me, we got both.  The Convention Doll tonight and the doll for the dress will also be free as they were part of the convention package which cost $400.

When you first come into the convention area - before you even get to the salesroom or workshops, there is a lovely display of the entire 2012 Collection of Integrity Dolls.  I didn't pre-order World On A String Eugenia, And Another Thing Kyori, The Sweet Smell of Success Veronique, or Lead Singles Lilith and Eden.   If you ordered these, you will be so happy.  They are truly gorgeous.  But the one doll that stands out as Queen of the JasonWu Hive is Main Attitude Adele - she is PERFECTION!
There is also a display of this year's convention girls.  I have not deboxed mine yet, so my photos are in the box.  Collectors have asked for better shoes, more accessories, nice jewelry, purses, hats, and color.  Well Integrity gave us that and more at this convention.  Every doll is "fully loaded".

I will take the dolls in the order that I like them.  First up is Peak Season Kyori.  As much as I liked And Another Thing, I am uncertain about Peak Season.  She is very striking, and I believe she will photograph quite well when redressed.  
The accessories with this doll are awesome.  I like her pants; she has aweseome shoes and jewelry.  The hat and purse are fantastic. She came across as a little more casual than the other dolls in the line.

I was worried sick when I heard they were making over my favorite NuFace Colette.  But the change seems quite subtle.   Here is All White Now Colette.  
I love her faceup.  This doll is going to be awesome with her hair worked a little.  The face up is perfect for redressing.
She came in a very modern, youthful outfit. It is a very nice presentation.
I have to admit I was not a fan of the Club Exclusive Erin, High And Envy, but this new mold has quite a bit of potential.  I much prefer Lady in Red.  She is also a modern, youthful interpretation of Tropicalia.

This is another doll whose faceup will work with many different colors and can go from casual to formal easily.  This particular doll looks quite innocent and youthful. Sorry for the glare on the next photo.  I am taking my pictures in the room anddon't have good lighting.

While I am with the "young'uns", I guess we can move to Hot Dots Poppy.  Everyone was excited to see Poppy come in a mini-giftset.  They displayed her in both dresses, using two dolls.

This shows a more mature side of Poppy. For some reason, she looks a little more haute couture to me.  I always think of Poppy as "cute", but this one is a little more polished.  I love the extra outfit that came with her.  That shorts outfit is amazing - I would have hunted that down if I hadn't come to the convention!

Again, this Poppy also comes in a presentation that is ideal for redressing.  Her skintone is more tan than the caucasian doll; however, it doesn't look as tan as the previous tan poppy.
Now, on to the standouts in this year's collection ... at least to me.  I absolutely love the presentation on Sweet Victory Natalia.  That jacket and beaded belt is amazing.   The skirt is textured.  The doll is perfectly detailed.
I have always wanted a dark-haired Natalia.  This one comes with blue eyes.  She has a gorgeous face!

The only Natalia residing in my collection is Cosmetic Takeover.  I think she now has a sister.

Next up, is a doll that is getting a lot of discussion, Main Event Adele.  The display of this doll is out of this world.  Her hair could wrap completely around the earth!

I totally LOVE it!  I think it needs a little bit of product to tame it ... maybe.   It is a very cool hairstyle.  I wanted the Dynamite Girl TJ last year because of this hair.  A little product and I may get that lion's mane tamed to perfection. 

The dress is very interesting visually.  It looks like a silhouette on the front.  She also has a lovely faceup.

I can't wait to get home and debox this girl. 

Now, the next girl was the biggest surprise to me.  I don't really care for the FR2 dolls.  I've only owned a couple and have sold them both.  But Infallible Dasha has made me a believer.

This dress is such a rich blue color and is constructed perfectly.  I photographed her with the giftset removed.  There was a lot lovely accessories with Dasha.

Integrity did a superb job with shoes and jewelry this year.  And the faceups are wonderful.

My favorite of the Collection was Haute Societe Veronique.  This doll was totally wonderful.

She is so classy.  Her blouse is exquisite.  The jacket has pink piping all around the edging.  The details on this outfit are amazing.

Again, another fantastic faceup.  This is another awesome doll.

Everyone was wondering what Integrity Direct would offer.  So far, only one doll has been offered.  Integrity has decided to flood us with Victorire Roux.  In addition to the recently released two dolls, Place Verdonne Victoire joins us.  THIS DOLL IS AMAZING IN PERSON!

Here she is in the box. 

And a closeup of the flower details:

A couple of people thought about keeping the dress and selling the doll nude, because they thought she favored Avenue George V.  But when inspected closely, they are nothing alike.  One lady said, "I feel so terrible.  I promised someone at my table I would sell her the doll and now I'm going to be a liar!"


Veronica said...

Good morning table mate! You posted a great review and I agree with your assessment of the collection. It sums up how I feel too. :) Adele's hair has my enthralled. And you picked out all the same details that made me swoon too! Catch you later today. Enjoy the home stretch!

Vita Plastica said...

Thanks for clarifying! This looks like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

I can not believe, your taste in this years convention collection is the same as mine, BUT I don't really like the Erins lips as I don't dig colored teeth, also Natailas outfit is looking like a granny. I do like Dasha as well, but rich orange necklace is the missing part in that outfit. Veronique is awesome! Overall great review!!!