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I know…2 days in a row and blog posts from me.  What is happening?!!  I have some news people!!  There are some new dolls in the studio this week.  They are brand new on the market and I am absolutely in LOVE.  I give a huge welcome to Muses by JAMIEshow and Owen Su!

Doll: JAIMESshow /OwneSU Muses Ginnie 1/6 Resin ball jointed fashion doll

Wig: Culte de Paris on Etsy  ** note: the wig fits very loosely on this doll.  It was made for FR2 size head and while this doll fits into most 1/6 clothing, wigs are hit and miss**

Gown: Rimdoll on Etsy

Shoes and earrings: Integrity Toys

Japanese maple leaves and branches: Made by me for this shoot

Background: Replica Surfaces

Styling and photography: ITFDS

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Eyes on Me

Yes!  The facial screening on these dolls is on a whole other level!!  I’m serious here.  The images really don’t do them justice.  I can’t tell you how many shots I took of the close-ups because I just could not believe what I was getting through the lens.  I am using a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon EF 100mm f 2.8 macro lens.  Yes, these are good pieces of equipment but they are not THAT good.  This doll is really that beautiful.  I am not photoshopping anything into it, I took out some dust and stray hairs I failed to style before the shoot ( because I was too excited to be patient…sue me LOL!).  Colors are accurate and no changes to makeup.  I LOVE THIS DOLL!!!  ©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Eyes on Me©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Eyes on Me

 

Ok…so do I have your attention now?  LOL! 

These are new BJD style 1/6 scale fashion dolls from JAMIEshow and the talented Owen Su.  I am a complete novice to ball and joint dolls so if you have advice…please share with me and others in the comments.    They have elastic string running through the doll that make them extremely flexible and malleable for posing.  These particular dolls also have a variety of rooted wig caps you can buy for a huge variety of looks. 

Here is a little bit about the designer Owen Su:

©2020 JAMIEshow

 

These dolls were offered up for sale in December and shipped to customers in late April.  I ordered 2 dolls, a ton of rooted wig caps, all of the accessory sets and one of the fashions.  I’m not going to lie.  These dolls are not cheap.  Each doll was $425.  I looked at this as an investment and I had faith in JAMIEshow and Owen Su( @ownesu_doll on instagram) that they would produce a quality product.  Boy oh boy did they deliver!

Each doll came with a lingerie set, earrings, shoes and a rooted wig cap.  They were beautifully and securely packaged for shipping.  The screenings and delicate joint shading is really amazing.  I am a bit intimidated by the ball and joint/string element.  I am slowly and carefully learning.  I am petrified of breaking the elastic string but so far nothing to worry about.  They are extremely flexible for posing which is one of the main reasons I wanted to invest.

Now for the bad news….for right now.  These dolls are sold out online at JAMIEshow right now.  I am very hopeful that they will do a second round of orders now that this first phase has successfully launched.  As of the writing of this post, I have no further information on that but stay tuned.

-Rebecca

Della Dazzles

Well it’s a new month and I have a new muse.  Rather..I have a couple of new muses.  First off, I received the new East 59th ladies from Integrity Toys designed by Chris Stoeckel a couple weeks back and finally had a chance to debox them.  Beautifully tailored clothing as one would expect from Mr Stoeckel.  He never disappoints.  My must have from this particular capsule collection was Miss Della Roux.  Here are the promotional photos.

Merry & Bright
Della Roux™ Dressed Doll
The East 59th® Collection
Limited Edition: 550 Dolls
Expected Ship Date: Late Winter/ Early Spring 2021
Suggested Retail Pricing: $160.00

AVAILABLE ONLY FROM IT DEALERS

Head Sculpt: Victoire Roux 2.0
Body Type: E59 1.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: FR Black
Hair Color: Raven
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Merry & Bright Della Roux

©2020 Integrity Toys Merry & Bright Della Roux

©2020 Integrity Toys Merry & Bright Della Roux

©2020 Integrity Toys Merry & Bright Della Roux

©2020 Integrity Toys Merry & Bright Della Roux ©2020 Integrity Toys Merry & Bright Della Roux

The original gown pictured is based, I believe, on a 1954 Dior gown.

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And I had seen another rendition in a paler color that I was inspired by…

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I adored the fur cuffs on this one so I set about making some for Miss Della.  I had some trim I had acquired years ago when in NYC with friends.  We spent an afternoon shopping for embellishments and trim.  Such great memories so I was happy to be able to use this recycled fur trim I found on something. 

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Della Dazzles

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Della Dazzles

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Della Dazzles

Hope this blog post finds you all healthy and fully vaccinated or soon to be vaccinated. 

-Rebecca

ITFDS is Going Live from the Doll Room

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Going to be interviewed by…or rather just kind of sit down to chat with…my dear friends Mario and Gianni of Magia2000.  I am hoping to do this IN THE DOLL ROOM!!  So for all of you who have been asking “where are pictures of the doll room?!”, here is your chance to see some. 

Fair warning people…I talk just like I write.  Be prepared for many LOL moments and me generally making a complete fool of myself.   Should be fun right?  #famouslastwords  Seriously though, I will enjoy talking with the incredible and talented hosts of IDC Happy Hour about doll collecting, photography and whatever else comes up Smile

edit…Here is link to the IDC FB group.  It looks like you need to be invited in.  I believe the video will also be available later if you still want to see it but can’t attend.  (7) Italian Doll Convention | Facebook

-Rebecca

Nadja in the Garden

I am awaiting Spring.  While I wait for it to arrive, I decided to make my own garden of sorts.  As I  have shared in previous posts, I have been playing around with making my own 1/6 scale flowers.  There are lots of tutorials on making paper flowers online.  There is not….however…lots of tutorials on how to make 1/6 scale paper flowers.  Given that, I had to essentially come up with my own patterns and a way of making them in this scale.  I enjoy the process itself of figuring out things in this scale.  In order to feel accomplishment however, I need an end project to work towards so this garden was the vision I had for making these glorious 1/6 scale bearded Iris’s .  I hope you enjoy the images half as much as I enjoyed figuring out and making these flowers. 

Model:  The Enchantress Nadja Rhymes – Integrity Toys

Gown and Jewelry:  Spell of Kindness Vanessa – Integrity Toys

Background: Designed and manufactured by ITFDS

grass mats were found at Daiso, gate was purchased online years ago and I honestly have no idea where.  Boxwood mini trees where found at local homegoods store but can be found at many places online.  Back wall of greenery was made by combining 12×12 greenery tiles I found at Joanne’s crafts and glued to poster board.   All other flowers were made by me with paper.

Styled and photographed by Rebecca Berry for ITFDS

 

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Nadja in the Garden

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Nadja in the Garden

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Nadja in the Garden

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Nadja in the Garden

For these shots, I am using a Canon 5dMark III with a Canon Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS  lens.  I used natural light for this shoot augmented by one Lume cube (with diffuser) on a stand.  I also used a white board to bounce the light from the left.  I use Adobe Light room Classic to post process then Adobe Photoshop to clean up anything I can’t do with Light room.  Side note…Coffee grounds work really well as dirt.  Just make sure you are binding it with something and gluing it down.  It will get everywhere if you just use it loose.  Modge podge works well to adhere it to surfaces.  I used a spray adhesive here then just applied  coffee grounds to the board after so the grounds would stay in place.  If you use “used” coffee grounds, the smell isn’t as strong as fresh ground coffee.  That smell can be a bit overwhelming even for a coffee lover like me. 

©2021 ITFDS

©2021 ITFDS

I hope you enjoy these behind the scenes looks.  I know I am always learning and am always grateful when others show their process or some of the equipment they use.  I know there are photographers out there with a greater wealth of experience.  I am simply showing what I do and what I use.  Enjoy the journey!  Smile

-Rebecca

Poppy at the Flower Market

When I started making 1/6 flowers, it was with this diorama in mind.  I wanted to do a French style flower market.  I started with 1/6 roses and then just kind of took off into other types and varieties.  I have not stopped.  I work predominately in paper.  All kinds of paper from tissue through crepe paper and into thicker cardstock.  Each flower type has it’s different personality that requires a different structure.  That is part of the beauty of discovery when crafting I suppose.  For me, there is a photo shoot concept at the end that drives me.  I have had some really epic fails and also..I am happy to report…some extraordinary successes. 

Part of the project for this flower market was the construction of the flower shop window.  That was accomplished with foam core board, stucco spray paint , plastic and dollhouse molding.  I figured out how to make the little French flower pails out of paper.   This glorious Dior inspired suit by Chris Stoeckel for Integrity Toys fits Poppy beautifully.  It just needed a French flower shop backdrop. 

Model:   Looks a Plenty Poppy Parker GS 2018

Suit, accessories and hat: East 59th Mid Day Venture Aurelia Grey

Set: ITFDS

Bistro table and chairs: miniChair on Etsy

Styling and Photography: Rebecca Berry for ITFDS

 

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy at the Flower Market

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy at the Flower Market

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy at the Flower Market

Behind the scenes look at the set up for the shoot.  I used mostly natural light for this shot with one lume cube with soft box for added light from the left.  I also used reflector to bounce the light from the left.  I don’t know how anybody else goes about this but I have to say…I stuff the scene, look through the camera lens, then end up removing about 1/3 of the stuff.  I tend to over style it at first then remove a bunch of things because it’s just too cluttered.  Anybody else relate?  Sometimes more is not better .Winking smile©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy at the Flower Market

-RebeccaITFDS logo idea 2021

In the Pink Nadja

What can I say…I am in a pink and Nadja mood right now.  I adore this doll and in this amazing pastel pink she just sings to me.   I don’t believe you can ever go wrong with pastel pink.  For the past year now, we have been in quarantine in my area.  We are located uncomfortably close to the first cases of the virus in the US.  We knew we had community spread early on so my husband’s workplace told everyone to work remotely from home last March.  Both of my college age kiddos also have been doing remote learning for their respective colleges for many months.  It’s a full house once again and I kinda like it.  I know it’s only temporary and will enjoy it while I can. 

While I haven’t been active on the blog, I have not been idle.  I decided last year to switch a now unused space in our home ( the kids play room) to a full time studio/craft space.  I will do a blog post on that project at a later time but the crafting space is allowing me to pursue another passion for now…miniature plants and flowers.  This love of crafting miniature plants has dovetailed rather nicely into a home re-landscaping project that has been in the planning for many years.  We finally completed the bulk of the landscape project this year and await final pieces this spring.   So, I guess what I am saying is…plants and flowers will be popping up on images for the blog. 

My mindset for the images in today’s post was Spring.  Since Jessy Ayala designed a very chic and edgy outfit with vibrant color for the original doll, I wanted to try and take her softer and more pastel for contrast.  In my mind, this is her office in Paris where she runs some kind of floral or home decorating empire.  It is springtime in Paris and you can imagine that the sunshine coming into the shot is from a set of french doors with a view of the Eiffel tower over the black ornate wrought iron balcony railing. 

I am also channeling a bit of Frida Kahlo here with the miniature hydrangeas in her hair.  Just go with it.

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

Model and jewelry:  The Enchantress Nadja Rhymes by Integrity Toys

Clothing:  MUNLE ( @m.u.n.l.e on Instagram) and HOANGANHKHOI on Etsy

Shoes: Mademoiselle Lilith by Integrity Toys

Purse: @mydollhouse2005 on Instagram

Mac computer: Liluminiature on Etsy

Wall panel: divinitydolldecor on Etsy

Styling and Photography:  ITFDS

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

This scene is also full of fun little miniatures that I have worked on for the past year and some that I have purchased ( the purse and computer).  I always love to see detail photos in other people’s dioramas so I am including a couple here.

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-In the Pink Nadja

Behind the scenes Winking smile.  Happy first day of Spring!!  I know, I know…meteorologically speaking of course..not astronomically.

-Rebecca

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Siren Silhouette Korrine

Last year Integrity Toys released a small Fashion Royalty capsule collection called FR Maison Paris.  It consisted of two dolls and I received the second doll in the collection not too long ago.  Everything about this small collection had huge glamour factor.  Jessy Ayala indulged his creativity towards elegant pastels and classic lines for this capsule.  The results were big hits with collectors including this one.  Thanks to my trusty dealer, I managed to secure both dolls. 

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc

Siren Silhouette
Korinne Dimas™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection:
Maison FR
Limited Edition: 1100 Dolls
Expected Ship Date: Early Winter 2020
Suggested Retail Pricing: $175.00

AVAILABLE ONLY FROM IT DEALERS

Head Sculpt: Korinne Dimas
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Dark Brunette
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2020 Integrity Toys Inc Siren Silhouette Korrine Dimas

I think she is exceptional!  I adore the intricate details of this gown…beads down the seams of the skirt people!!  All of them!!.  This gown is pure confection .  The accessories start off with a statement cocktail ring paired with the over the top chandelier earrings and delicate clutch with butterfly clasp.  The shoes are a lovely iridescent silvery pair of stillettos with ornate metal heel (à la Ralph and Russo). 

Here is how this beauty translated through my camera lens.  I am very happy.

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

And sometimes…when taking images…the light reflects at just the right moment and in the exact right spot.  I realize that this effect can be done using lightroom but it is always a little bit of magic when it happens organically.  Here is the Siren herself…

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

For those of you interested in the behind the scenes set-up for these images, this one is for you.  I had a reflector bouncing light from the left and partly cloudy afternoon diffused light coming in from the right.  Here I am using two Replica Surface background boards in “Smoke”. 

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Siren Silhouette Korrine

-Rebecca

2021 WClub Registration is OPEN!!

It’s that time of year again folks….the Integrity Toys WClub is open for registration!  It will run for three weeks then will be closed again until next year.  If you are a collector of Integrity Toys dolls, this is a MUST buy in my opinion.  A base membership is $50 and here is all you get with it.

©2021 Integrity Toys WCLUB

-    First-to-know Information & Sneak Peeks!

    Find out information ahead of the general public, get sneak peeks at upcoming
    dolls and more.

-    5 Guaranteed W Club Exclusive Dolls!

    Get guaranteed opportunities to purchase at least *5* additional
    exclusive W Club-only dolls during the year, including 2 Fashion Royalty/NU. Face
    dolls, 2 Poppy Parker dolls and 1 additional exclusive doll.

   Members-only Forum!
   Get exclusive access to our W Club members-only forum to meet
    and chat with other collecting enthusiasts.

-    $25 Coupon!
    Get one $25 coupon per membership to be used towards any future
    purchase of $99 or more in the IT Direct Shopping Cart
    (Note: it can’t be used on memberships).

-    Special Offers, Right-to-buy Lotteries & Contests!
    Get so many other W Club perks, like special offers, discounts,
    priority ordering windows, opportunities to enter our right-to-buy lotteries,
    contests with real prizes, and more.

-   Club-only Opportunities to Purchase Dolls & More!
   Get additional opportunities to purchase exclusive and limited dolls
    and more, beyond the 5 guaranteed W Club exclusive dolls and 3 upgrade dolls.

-    Online Videos and/or Events!
    Get special access to any W Club-only online event
    videos, special interviews, and events from the comfort of your home.

-    Priority Convention Registration!
    Get a priority W Club-only registration window
    for the 2021 Integrity Toys Convention, ahead of the general public.

-    Private Q&A Sessions!
    Get access to participate in private Q&A Sessions with Integrity designers.

-    VIP Customer Service!
    Get special VIP email access directly to the W Club Liaisons for your
    collecting comments, questions and concerns.

But that is not all folks… there are three amazing upgrade doll options you can add to this years membership and they are all stunning!!

©2021 Integrity Toys WCLUB

©2021 Integrity Toys Inc.

Fit To Print
Nadja Rhymes™ Dressed Doll
The NU. Face® Collection
2021 W Club Upgrade

*$140; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $115 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2021).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Nadja 2.0
Body Type: NF 3.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Hungarian
Hair Color: Cinnamon
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes

©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes

©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes

©2021 Integrity Toys Fit to Print Nadja Rhymes

Bring on the houndstooth I say!!  I love that Jessy did this in pale lavender too.  It’s glorious with Nadja’s cinnamon hair  and a first for IT in using this hair color with this facemold.  The larger purse is inspired by Dior’s book tote

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And small bag is inspired by JACQUEMUS “ Le Chiquito” bag

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The outfit is another IT homage to Alaïa with an update to the jacket…fabulous translation!!

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©1991 Vogue

A definite must for any NuFace collector.  This one is going in my cart for sure!!

Bijou
Elyse Jolie™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2021 W Club Upgrade Doll

*$140; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $115 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2021).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Elyse
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: A-Tone
Hair Color: Deep Sable
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

©2021 Integrity Toys Bijou Elyse Jolie

Ok..let’s start with the positives.  I adore this Elsye face mold in A-tone skin color and sleek sophisticated updo with purple eye shadow.  I adore the chunky gold accessories and emerald clasp bag.  The shoes are ok.  The dress…ummmm….urrrr….I got nothin’ .  This is a rare miss for the super talented Jessy Ayala.  I don’t get the gown at all.  Maybe it just couldn’t translate in this scale well?  If it were a two piece thing I could live with it and figure I would just use the top with a different skirt.  Regrettably…it’s all one piece so the entire outfit is out for me.  I have absolutely no idea where even to start to look for inspiration on this gown …and to be honest….no real desire to.  Sorry Jessy.  Love the doll, not the dress.  Will buy just for the doll so it’s still a win for IT.

Pink Lemonade
Poppy Parker® Dressed Doll
Poppy Parker® in Palm Springs Collection
2021 W Club Upgrade Doll

$140; (This doll will have a $25 non-refundable deposit due immediately, with a $115 + shipping/handling/taxes balance due at shipping time, approximately in Summer 2021).

Edition Size: TBD
Head Sculpt: Poppy Parker
Body Type: PP 1.5
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Pink
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
Quickswitch: No

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

©2021 Integrity Toys Pink Lemonade Poppy Parker

You had me at the pink hair David…you had me at the pink hair.  Ohhhh my!  Poppy is in Palm Springs this year according to designer David Buttry and she is fabulous in lemon and pink for this first design of the season.  I adore the hair but the dress design is a close second.  The blue eyes and berry kissed lips are giving me life here..the whole thing is just

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Yep…she is definitely going in my shopping cart…no question. 

So There you have it.  Three fabulous upgrade dolls and a whole lot of perks for the base membership.  Frankly, this membership is worth it for the chance to go to the convention alone.  For those who like to attend, you need to be a WClub member because the convention sells out every year with just WClub members.  The upgrade dolls are extra above and beyond the $50.  It has been amazing to see this club grow each and every year.  Love it. 

If you are at all interested, you have until

WClub deadline

to sign up.  If interested, click here to go to Integrity Toys WClub signup page.

-Rebecca

Poppy Meets the Barbie® Pink Collection

The BFMC has officially closed up shop at Mattel but there is a small glimmer of former glory. Mattel has announced the Barbie® Pink Collection™.  According to the press release this series will be “Classic Barbie® glamour meets on-trend style”.  The first doll of the series is designed by Robert Best and is on a Silkstone model muse body. 

Barbie®Pink Collection™ Doll

  • Label: Gold Label®
  • Designer: Robert Best
  • Release Date: 1/25/2021
  • Included with doll: Dress, earrings, shoes, doll stand
  • Eyelashes: Painted
  • Fashion:Off-the-shoulder high-low gown with bow accents and a dramatic train of cascading tulle
  • Fashion Sewn On?: No
  • Body Type:Model Muse (Silkstone)
  • Doll Stand: Yes
  • Facial sculpt: Millie Cl Mouth Collector Size (Silkstone)
  • Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 14" x 4" x 10"
  • Limit 3 per person

SKU #: GTJ76

Price:  Wait for it…$100.00  If you are a Barbie Collector member at platinum level you get a discount.  I might wait for a sale on this one folks.

 

©2021 Mattel Pink Collection

©2021 Mattel Pink Collection

The box is very pretty and suitable for a display piece.  The dress is well made and is removable..that is a nice plus.  The shoes are plastic…meh…but the earrings are metal.  That is an improvement from past offerings.  The facial screening is pretty but I would have preferred that the hairband was done with actual hair and not fuchsia material.  To be honest it makes it look like a 1980’s scrunchie and detracts from the elegance of the gown. 

Since I am not the model muse body type collector anymore, I decided that Poppy was going to wear the gown.  The color of this gown is INTENSE.  It’s the signature pantone Barbie pink color and for the very first time in my career of using Photoshop/Light room on images…I had to actually dial the vibrancy back a bit on the images!  I didn’t adjust much but I felt it was fair to say that I did it.  Important to note…the little upper arm sleeves are separate so you can use them or not.

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -Poppy Meets the Barbie Pink Collection

This is Shining in the Spotlight Poppy Parker in the Pink Collection gown and earrings with fashion royalty shoes.  I have changed Poppy’s original hairstyle slightly from the original by twirling the long braid up and around the crown of her head and securing it with pins.  Her green eyes work beautifully with this almost florescent fuchsia gown.

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -Poppy Meets the Barbie Pink Collection

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -Poppy Meets the Barbie Pink Collection

New photo prop alert!!!  So I have been trying my hands at making some 1/6 plants mostly for photo props ( and just to see if I could frankly) during our quarantine.  I think these court palms turned out good!  The little ornate toile urns are from Seda France candles I purchased and have used.  They make beautiful planters for 1/6 scale.  They are extremely fragrant.  My current favorite is Hyacinth Winking smile

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio -Poppy Meets the Barbie Pink Collection

-Rebecca

We Dream of Spring

Well hello, hello!  I am borrowing that opening from my new favorite Instagram account @clausdalby.  We have been in strict lockdown for almost a year here in the Pacific Northwest and a few days ago were hit with about a foot of snow.  We rarely get that much snow here so basically everything comes to a standstill until the snow melts. 

I have to admit…the last year and frankly the last couple of years my inspiration and creativity for doll photography has been in a holding pattern.  I just couldn’t for the life of me find a willingness to create images.  That is so unusual for me.  I did however, pour myself into different projects ( new landscaping and gardens and conversion of a play space into a home studio/craft space) that syphoned off the creative energy for a bit.  As they say…such is life.  My hope is that now that the new large projects are completed, I can find joy again in my collection and photographing it. 

During this quarantine, I have found so many inspiring images and stories in my daily scroll of Instagram and Flickr.  I am amazed every day at the creativity in this world and so thankful for all of those who share images and the comments and dialogue that others join in with.  It has created a community in which we all could participate even when we could not visit in person with others. 

This morning as I looked out at a landscape of snow and ice, I felt the old familiar stirrings of doll photography creativity and I was spurred to action by an image a friend shared on Instagram.  These images came together easily and organically in a short amount of time.  I had the miniature cherry blossom branches because I have been trying my hand at making miniature flowers for the past year.  It was well past time to put them on camera.  Let’s hope I am over my creativity hump and will move back into the blog and doll photos. 

Model:  Like No Other Nadja by Integrity Toys

Gown and Jacket: M.u.n.l.e on etsy at HOANGANHKHOI

Cherry Blossom Crown and flowers: handmade

Background: Replica Surfaces

Shopping bag: handmade©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

 

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

-Rebecca

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio