As we wait impatiently for the first doll resulting from the collaboration of Integrity Toys and the incredibly talented duo of Magia 2000. Mario and Gianni, here is the second one: Summer in Taormina Vanessa Perrin. As before, this will be mostly for the club, who got dibs through a lottery for most of the edition, while a very small portion will be available for the general public. Read on for more details.
Gianni and Mario, who are the people behind Magia 2000, said this about their inspiration:
“As we love to play, this time around we designed an exciting “day-to-night” look for Vanessa, which brings many display possibilities for collectors to enjoy! The imagery on her dress has been artfully crafted to pay homage to some of the most iconic elements of Sicily, such as the delicious lemons growing on the island, or the strong devotion to the “sacred heart” that the residents all share. We want Vanessa to enjoy a wonderful day through the little streets of Taormina, looking fantastic in the “daytime” version of the dress, and then with a few transformations, look like a vision of perfection, ready for a triumphant appearance at the ancient Greek-Roman theatre later that evening!” - Magia 2000
Summer in Taormina
Vanessa Perrin® Doll
The Integrity Toys X Magia 2000 Collaboration
Edition Size: 1500
Expected Ship Date: Winter 2022 - Spring 2023
Head Sculpt: Vanessa 3.0
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Raven/Black
Eyelashes: Yes, hand-applied
MSRP: $225 + S & H
Special W Club Price*: $199 + S & H
*Special W Club pricing is limited to one per membership
Second in a series of dolls created especially for Integrity Toys, each figure and doll in this series will take fans on an ultra-creative tour of some of Italy's most iconic venues and festivals, as seen through the eyes of fabulous design duo Magia 2000!
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea on the East Coast of Sicily, with a rich history that pre-dates the arrival of the ancient Greeks, Taormina is well known as a welcoming haven for artists and is one of the top tourist destinations of Italy, attracting visitors from all over the world! Magia 2000’s exciting, fashionable journey through Italy continues as famed Fashion Royalty® top model Vanessa Perrin® visits the gorgeous seaside town, dressed in a glamorous ultra-detailed gown that is filled with symbolism, ready to make a most anticipated appearance at one of the many festivals that happen in town throughout the summer.
12.5-inch articulated doll with intricately styled, fully rooted hair;
Custom printed cocktail gown with extravagant detachable train and ruffle detail at the shoulders;
Black velvet bow belt with jeweled heart charm;
Black satin bra and panties with lace trim details;
Fitted, sheer black petticoat with ruffle detail at the hem;
Elaborate "sacred heart" tiara with black lace ruffle accent;
Matching "sacred heart" earrings;
Red "ruby" ring;
"Gold" chain bracelet with tiny lemon charms;
Elaborate oversized sunglasses with sculpted heart and flower accents;
Pair of black pleather strappy high-heels;
Pair of custom printed platform sandals;
Custom embroidered purse;
Pair of manicured hands;
Alternate pair of "grip" hands;
Certificate of authenticity.
After Venice in the north, we travel, with the help of Magia 2000. to the south of Italy: Sicily. The doll is gorgeous and I was really sorry to not being selected through the lottery. Hopefully a take over could emerge - fingers crossed. The inspiration is of course very close to what Dolce and Gabbana are doing in their collections, which mars the beauty of the doll a bit. But they surely do not have an exclusive on being inspired by Sicily.
The doll really succeeds in capturing the ideal beauty image of the island, with her sunny colours, her dark hair and tanned skin, her sultry make up and sexy silhouette, the baroque embellishments and accessories. The idea of making the outfit so versatile is another testament to the genius of Mario and Gianni. You get so many variations with all these pieces, it is perfection. The accessories are of course really glamorous and baroque, channelling the ornamentation and decoration of the Sicilian churches and palaces, and the Sacred Heart head ornament is the cherry on top. The only accessory that looks a bit poor compared to the rest is the pair of black close toed shoes, they look like they could use a bow or two.
A last observation: the doll reminds me a bit if that infamous upgrade Take Me On Vanessa(becaise of the sticker eyes debacle), with her severe hairstyle. She is of course darker skinned and has green instead of blue eyes.
More information on public purchasing will be sent after the dolls' arrival, approximately later in Winter 2022 - Spring 2023.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prototypes shown, final product may vary. Acrylic blocks in the accessory pictures are display props only and are not included with the figure. This collectible is meant for adult collectors ages 15 and up only.
All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2022 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. Fashion Royalty and all other character marks followed by ™ or ® are trademarks of Integrity Toys, Inc. Chesapeake City MD USA 21915. All rights reserved. Magia 2000 is a trademark of Magia 2000. Used under permission. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.
Photography by Bill Peck and Shaunessey Smith. Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.