Thursday, October 20, 2016

The IT Super Model Convention - We Are Back (Part 2)!


Friday, October 14 was a very big day at the Convention. This was our shopping day! What the convention organizers do is give you a number based on the timing they got your paid registration in. This puts you in a cue to go shopping. Our numbers were 374 and 375 which made our shopping window start at 9:45 am on Friday. When you pick up your registration package, you get tickets for the IT Convention dolls and showroom specials. I had pre-ordered the Convention dolls and had tickets for 2 more showroom dolls. This was also a good time to see the IT museum, the OOAK raffle dolls and vote on the design competition dolls. Here are the photos I took of those dolls:





















Some really great dolls here, don't you think? I will tell you more about the design competition in a future post and show you the winner. 

Now I know you all really want to see what dolls I purchased, don't you? Here goes! 

Remember, I pre-purchased the convention collection sight unseen and I was not disappointed. There were 7 dolls in the pre-order package. We also had the opportunity to purchase the 2 Showroom dolls. I did purchase one of them.


I opened my Convention Collection when we got back to the room. I laid them out on the bed. Don't your think they look impressive?
Next, I did closeups of each of them:


Convention Collection Exclusive: Chameleon Vanessa Perrin

Convention Collection Exclusive: Covergirl Veronique Perrin

Convention Collection Exclusive: Fashionista Eugenia Perrin-Frost

Convention Collection Exclusive: Glamazon Adele Makeda

Convention Collection Exclusive: Editorial Edge Lilith/NUFACE

Convention Collection Exclusive: Fashion Force Imogen/NUFACE
Convention Collection Exclusive: Model Living Poppy Parker

IT Direct Salesroom Exclusive: Just My Style Poppy Parker
There was also an opportunity to purchase Grab Bags items for $50 each. You were guaranteed a doll and at least one fashion, so Hannah and I each bought one. Hannah did not like either one of them, so I inherited both of them. I was not extremely thrilled with them either, but I was able to purchase some fashions from the Style Lab on the last day that  made these dolls a lot nicer! I will show their photos of the final day's post.

After the Sales Room, we were allowed to go to the Color Infusion Style Lab. You were allowed to purchase one of each doll with an outfit of your choice. This was a tough decision. I wanted to buy all of them, but knew my pocket book would not allow that. So for this go around, I purchased 3 new male dolls and outfits. I still need to take their photos after deciding which outfits each would wear, so I will show them when I post the final day photos. I will also post a photo of the doll I purchased from one of the private seller's room sale too with the final day photos. The doll I purchased was none other than a Unoa doll which I have been wanting to get for quite some time, but her price has always been so high, that I could not justify it. Well, she was for sale from Denise Travers and I got her at what I thought was a fair and reasonable price.

The next event we went to on Friday was the Fashion Royalty Luncheon. Veronica Webb, who was a top model in the 1990's was the guest speaker. She was the first AA Supermodel, we were told. She is now in her early 50's and she is still stunning and in awesome shape! Can you tell I am a little jealous??? Our table was not very close for this luncheon, but I was able to get some photos of her on screen. She is the lady on the right.




Veronica Webb is a very savvy and elegant business woman. She has a lot of things in the works and we enjoyed her very, very much. My daughter, Hannah, found her very inspirational. 

Once again, we had a very nice meal for lunch. We were also not disappointed with the Centerpiece doll either. Hannah's number came up this time and she gave her number to me so I could purchase her.  Don't you think she is beautiful???!!!

Friday Luncheon Table Centerpiece Doll: Legendary Natalia Fatale
We also received the third look for the Welcome Giftset at our table and our table host gave us a lucite chair her husband made with the WClub logo on it.


Look 3 for Tulabelle Welcome Giftset
Once again, we were also gifted with another doll. 

Friday Luncheon Exclusive Giveaway Doll: Shade Kyori Sato
I don't know if you're are keeping track, but this adds 16 new dolls to my ever growing collection. That is 15 purchases and 1 gift doll. Added to the 3 dolls (1 purchased and 2 gift dolls) from the first day, that is now a total of 19 new dolls for Hanaly Corners! There are still a few more plus the 6 mentioned in this post that I haven't shown pictures of yet that you have yet to see, so stayed tuned for the final post coming up in a day or two!











26 comments:

  1. Did you have any IT dolls before the convention? Because even if you didn't, looks like a great way to start one!

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    1. Yes, I do have other IT dolls. I bought my first IT dolls from someone on the old DollPages back in 2012 and I bought a few here and there from the Doll Pages and eBay until I joined W Club in 2015. I do now have a pretty impressive collection of them and this convention was a grand experience!

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  2. Wow! That's impressive! I can't wait to see more photos of your new dolls.

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    1. Glad you like them! There will be more photos coming soon!

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  3. Sounds like fun! It must've been so fun to just sit there in the hotel and look at them all. I think my favorites are the Legendary Natalia Fatale (gorgeous!) and the 2 Poppys. They are all beautiful, though. How exciting to be around so many other adults that love and appreciate dolls!

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    1. You know, the thing that gave me the greatest joy was watching Hannah as her excitement grew for the dolls. She opened each of her boxes and set up her dolls on the night stand so she could look at them the whole time we were there. She loved the quality of the clothes and all of the little accessories! I may have created a new doll "monster"!

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  4. Congrats on all your wonderful dolls! I have never been to an IT convention and even I feel overwhelmed at the sheer volume of dolls people acquire at this convention. I did attend a Tonner doll convention many years ago, and it's so hard not to buy everything in site. Lol!

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! I was like a kid in a candy store! I think it was a good idea to purchase the convention collection ahead of time and pay in installments as it didn't seem like I was spending so much at the convention (but I did spend a lot!) I had a pretty good size budget for this since I won my lawsuit with the disability insurance company. Hannah and Alyssa both encouraged my attending this convention and using a healthy budget since I have not had a real vacation since 2011 while they each have gone on big vacations. Alyssa to Japan in 2014 and Hannah to France and Spain this summer. This year was also my 5 year anniversary of being cancer free, so we were celebrating that as well!

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  5. Oh my goodness. I would have had a difficult time keeping my mouth closed and not drooling on myself! Not only did you have a great time, buy fantastic dolls but you did it with your daughter. How fun is that! Thanks so much for sharing your pics!

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    1. You know, grandmommy, I had to keep a napkin handy to wipe away the drool! I am still drooling over my new dolls! It was also so much fun to see Hannah's excitement for the dolls grow with each event!

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  6. Lalki na łóżku wyglądają imponująco! Cieszę się razem z Tobą z takich zakupów i prezentu! Wszystkie są przepiękne!
    Pozdrawiam Cie serdecznie!

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    1. Thanks, Olla! I thought setting out the Convention Collection on the bed like that was pretty impressive too! I have now unboxed them and can appreciate them even more! There will be more photos to come for sure of these beautiful ladies!

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  7. I am very happy for you you were at the convention with your daughter. I hope one day I could do the same. Thank you to share with us yours pictures from the convention.

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    1. It was truly a wonderful experience for both of us! My daughter now wants to have her own doll space amid the space I have for Hanaly Corners in the basement! Right now, we are putting up some shelves in her room for her to display her new dolls!

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  8. Wow, what a haul! Will we get to see a pic of the lucite chair? I've come to realize that I'm as much a furniture collector as I am a doll collector.

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    1. Yes, that will be in the next post along with the stuff we purchased at the Friday evening Bazaar.

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  9. So many new dolls. They are pretty and love the fashions. It's so nice you got to share the experience with your daughter. What a memory to create.

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    1. It was awesome! The best part was sharing this with my daughter. I laughed when she later made an addition to her Christmas wish list: "Special Poppy Parker doll"!

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  10. That was a great idea to purchase the entire collection! Paying on installments takes away some of the pain of spending so much money at one time.

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    1. You know it girl! Of course, that meant I spent more on dolls at the convention than I might have otherwise, but I am not upset about that! (LOL)!

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  11. Congratulations on EVERYTHING!! I have enjoyed seeing all the pics and all the dolls too. I'm glad you go the conventions set, they are all so pretty. I love your daughter attitude and I am so glad to was a lot for you.

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    1. Thanks, Brini! I am really enjoying these dolls. Everytime I look at them, they seem more beautiful to me. I am glad I got the whole Convention Collection!

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  12. Wow love this post,thanks for share.
    Your new dolls are fabulous,was a great purchase congrats
    😉

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    1. Glad that you like them! Now to get or make them some new clothes!

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  13. What a haul! Must have felt like early Christmas. :D Thanks for the photos of the OOAK raffle dolls, I had not seen those yet and they were quite amazing.

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    1. It was quite a haul, wasn't it?? It felt like early Christmas, Mother's Day and Birthday too!

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