East 59th

by Dutch Fashion Doll World

Yesterday Integrity Toys released a new collection called East 59th. And I love it !!!!

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Featuring elaborate vintage-inspired looks created by Integrity Toys designer Chris Stoeckel and a storyline he collaborated on with Alain Tremblay, the EAST 59th collection promises to take us back in time to chic and swanky 1950’s New York, where the bold personalities of the talented individuals involved in the modeling, advertising and PR scene clash for a bigger share of the marketing pie! Everyone from newcomers seeking to be discovered and chasing the American Dream to socialites wanting a bigger presence in the high-society pages of top fashion magazines will stop at nothing to be noticed! This is where we come in… and where Victoire Roux will enter later…

The world of East 59th promises to be one of the most intricate dramas created by the Integrity Toys design team. With the brand new setting of the 1950’s most fashionable New York scenes, the social climbers and ambitious souls whose lives clash on EAST 59th all strive for the same things: fame and fortune!

In this first chapter of the story, we meet Evelyn Weaverton, an innocent yet sophisticated beauty and newcomer to the Big Apple, whose life is about to be turned upside down as she is discovered by Laird Drake himself, head honcho of the famous Drake Model Agency… The rest, as they say, is history!

This first collection brings us 4 dolls and the 2 new characters:
Luxurious Leisure
Constance Madssen™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Classic Glamour
Evelyn Weaverton™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Glittering Gala
Evelyn Weaverton™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

Captivating Cocktails
Constance Madssen™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th™ Collection
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: 400 Dolls Worldwide
Suggested Retail Price: $135.00 US

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new collection and I am very excited that we will see Victoire Roux back later. And How cool are all accessories. I love that the outfits can change into a day and evening look.

Today the Designer Chris Stoeckel held a Q&A on the W-club forum where he answered many questions about this new line of dolls. Here some of the information that was given by Chris.

-The new body used the entire torso and bust from the Victoire body, but with a slightly modified waistline. It was more of a shape rather than size change. All of Victoire’s clothing fits the new body perfectly.The other change is the legs. The former body didn’t have as good a transition from the hip of the torso to the upper thigh. With the new legs, it’s a much more smooth and esthetically pleasing transition. The new foot can also use all the older shoes, it’s just a prettier sculpt. One other important new feature is the hip joint. It has the ball and socket similar to the newer FR bodies so it adds more posability to the leg. It is also of course, like the FR body in that it will fully disassemble.

-In the future we will definitely see Laird Drake (head of Drake Model Agency) added to the collection. Laird will be a new sculpt.

-The dolls share the lower leg with THE INDUSTRY, so they will be able to share shoes. And the upper leg is Poppy’s

-Victoire will be joining the Drake agency in next years line

-Possibly some surprises at convention

-Many different styles of shoes are coming, including the phenomenal little hand made shoes that Integrity Toys has become well known for.
The main concept behind this line was “metamorphosis” and offering many play options.

-Constance is of Scandinavian descent, hence the great cheekbones!!

-The plan is to include character of various ethnic backgrounds, New York in the 50’s was a melting pot (as it always has been) and diversity is very important to this company. Please stay tuned, more character are coming!

If you are interested in these new ladies. they are available at Integrity Toys dealers. Some are already sold out so act quick

2 shops that still have them in Europe are:

http://www.fred-dolls.com/en/Fashion-Royalty/east-59th-ny/

http://www.etadolls.com/east-59th-collection-2017/p-1a/