Barbie for big girls.

Summer Magic

I think Steven Frasier is amazing.  I believe I have almost every couture outfit Dressmaker Details has ever produced.  I love his aesthetic and the fact that he fits his clothing to fit both the more voluptuous Fashion Royalty and the slimmer Barbie Silkstone form.   I also appreciate the details he puts into his product.  If you are buying a couture outfit, you will  get the jewelry, purse,gloves, nylons and shoes to go with it.  He typically designs a special couture outfit for the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention each year.  It is something I look forward to every convention.  This year, his design was called “Summer Magic” and indeed it is.  I absolutely adore this creation…so frothy and feminine.  It also fits in with my collection perfectly.  It was very hard to find a model to wear this lovely creation.  There were simply too many choices.  I wanted a model who would showcase the femininity of this gown and really enhance the beautiful soft blue of it’s fabric.  I finally settled on High Tea and Savories because I just love the haughty high fashion look of this lady.  Her soft makeup palette makes her a favorite of mine when I have an uber feminine gown.  I also felt the beautiful blue of her eyes would be complimented by the gorgeous color of this gown.

The details of this gown are worth the purchase alone.  The dress has little sequins and beads sewn into the soft tulle.  The bracelet is phenomenal.  I had trouble closing it around my models wrist so I added a small round silver link and it works perfectly now.   If you don’t already use these, a pair of bullnose curved pliers are a must when it comes to putting jewelry on these diminutive divas.

Model:  High Tea and Savories Silkstone Barbie

Outfit:  Dressmaker Details “Summer Magic” (






14 responses

  1. Deanna

    Wow Rebecca – **STUNNING** photos and excellent choice to model Summer Magic. I was looking forward to seeing some pics of yours of this incredible ensemble! I actually toyed with the idea of Tribute when I was choosing a model for my pics too. I’ll always think of you when I see this beautiful outfit on display in my dollroom.

    September 10, 2011 at 9:17 am

    • Thank you my dear. I LOVED your choice of red haired Joyeux for your photos. That is one lady that has eluded me in my collecting. I love seeing her in others photos. I also considered Tribute but HT&S just kind of spoke to me so she got the job LOL! I was so happy to bring this lovely outfit back for you my dear. As I have said before, it was made for your collection.

      September 10, 2011 at 10:38 am

  2. Excellent model choice, Rebecca! She is one of my favorite models and I love “Summer Magic” … perfect combination! Made my day!
    Hugs, JudyO

    September 10, 2011 at 9:24 am

    • You are always so sweet Judy. Your comment made my day. Hugs right back to you.

      September 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

  3. She looks perfect in this dreamy fashion, Rebecca! I agree, High Tea is one of the very best silkies. As always, the photos are wonderful.

    September 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

    • Thank you so much Hilda. Your comments never fail to encourage and support me. Thank you my friend.

      September 10, 2011 at 10:40 am

  4. Lisa

    Oh what beautiful photographs!! You are just amazing Rebecca!
    And that dress is just scrumptious!

    September 10, 2011 at 10:07 am

    • Thank you so much for the lovely comment! You are always so encouraging of my photos Lisa and I truly appreciate it. I hope you continue to enjoy the blog and my photos. Hugs right back to you.

      September 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm

  5. Beautiful doll & beautiful dress! Once again pictures are fantastic! Keep the pictures coming Rebecca.

    September 10, 2011 at 11:42 am

    • Hi Ralph! Thank you so much. I am glad you continue to enjoy the photos. You know I will post them as long as people are enjoying them 😉

      September 18, 2011 at 8:27 pm

  6. PeterVermont

    Great choice for this outfit! She looks beautiful. And thanks for the tip about the pliers! I have a lighted magnifier clamped onto my “play station” but still struggle.

    September 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    • Thank you so much Peter and you are very welcome for the plier tip. I could not live without them.

      September 18, 2011 at 8:28 pm

  7. PeterVermont


    What’s happening in your studio this week, Rebecca?????

    September 17, 2011 at 5:33 am

    • Heehee! As you can see my dear Peter, I have been spending some time with my articulated girls from Integrity Toys this week. I just received a new shipment so plenty of new things to photograph. Be warned though…school has started for my kiddos and that means massive before and after school activities to chauffer to….not a whole lot of free time for photography for me right now. I will try my best to keep up. 😉

      September 18, 2011 at 8:31 pm

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