I can't believe we are already at the end of 2014. If you collect Integrity Toys, you had a bountiful 12 months! I didn't even know where to start. No matter your taste, there were more than enough dolls to put under that Christmas tree this year!
When considering my countdown, I decided to limit the number of times any character got included. For the first time, I don't even know where I am going to wind up! But, after much consideration, I found a place to start.
Number 10 - Victoire Roux
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If you are a fan of Victoire Roux, you had a great deal to choose from in 2014. I fell in love with Victoire with her first release at the 2011 Integrity Convention, Faubourg Saint Honore, and added all the 2012 and 2013 releases. I have multiples of some of the earlier dolls because they represent my favorite screening. By the end of 2013, I was beginning to believe the dolls started becoming redundant.
The first Victoire released in 2014 is a current favorite of mine, Evening in Montreal. This doll has never been redressed in my collection. (I did change her gloves to those originally worn by Traveler by Nature Veronique.) She was an IT Direct purchase, was released in an edition size of 600 and cost $99. Such a great price for such a beautiful doll.
Review of Evening in Montreal Victoire I do think this doll is quite phenomenal. This is my closeup photo of her:
Having already presented four Victoires, collectors were finally pacified with a friend for Victoire at the 2014 Gloss Convention. La Ville Lumiere Simonetta Bertorelli was part of the Gloss Convention Collection that conventioneers could purchase. It seems IT may have over-estimated her popularity with a production of 600 dolls. She, too, can be purchased online. Her price is $135. Although I believe she is a very good stylistic fit to Victoire, she almost resembles Victoire too much for my personal taste.
À La Maison. This doll's edition size is 500 and she cost $99. Although collectors thought the second doll in the announcement would be the obvious hit, this Victoire became an instant success with collectors. She is the first Victoire released with flowing locks.