Barbie for big girls.

Imogen–Fame by Frame

Or…Frame by Frame as I called her initially and had to be corrected.  Frame by Frame would have been the perfect title for this post as I decided to do some redressing and additional photo shoots for the 2012 Fashion Royalty Convention doll Imogen.    I have to completely own up and say when I opened the box at the last nights convention dinner, I was underwhelmed.    The outfits were very modern ( not my general thing) and two out of the three outfits were coral red.  It was all a little one note for me.  I would have preferred a gown or even a swimsuit but not two dresses in the same color.  The doll just wasn’t doing anything for me in the box.  When I flew back home from convention a few weeks ago, this lady was  firmly on my “to sell” pile.  Then, I started seeing photos on flickr that had me rethinking ( yes Shuga…I mean you!).  I decided to debox and play.  I found that my first impression was…WRONG.  I am adoring this one and have endeavored to glam her up a bit for my shots.

Model:  Fame by Frame Imogen

Jacket  and gold top:  Barbie Basics

Purse:  FR Monogram

Jewelry:  Fashion Royalty and Dynamite Girl

Shorts and Shoes:  In the Trenches NuFace outfit


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20121011-IMG_0018-Editwmsized who here bought this outfit below and could never find a doll that looked good in it??  {{Rebecca raises her hand emphatically}}.  I adore this outfit but could never find anyone who looked good in it…until now.  Apparently the trick is to find a model with a tan!!

Model: Fame By Frame Imogen

Outfit and shoes: “In the Trenches” NuFace outfit




 And because I had to find the right evening look for this lady….I finally found someone who could wear the “Anemone” Christian Louboutin gown.  The oompaloompa doll it came on had to go.  Sorry folks.  I don’t mean to be disrespectful and if you have that doll and adore her…my apologies… me she just looked like a bad spray tanning accident.  Ms. Imogen however, looked fabulous in it!!






If you want to see this lady shine in some urban chicness,  you should visit Shuga’s blog at


18 responses

  1. Uhhhh…STUHHHHHHHH-UN-INNGGG!!!!!!!!!!

    October 13, 2012 at 6:19 am

    • Thank you my dear! She is definitely my “muse o’ the moment” 🙂

      October 13, 2012 at 9:53 am

  2. Gorgeous! Your redresses are tres fab sweetie!!!!!!!!!!

    October 13, 2012 at 7:43 am

    • Awwww! Thank you Peter. I am glad you liked them. I am wrapped up in articulated ladies right now but I am looking forward to photographing some Silkies soon. Did you order Gala Gown?

      October 13, 2012 at 9:54 am

  3. Shuga-Shug

    Wowza! She looks amazing in that gown! And of course in the other outfits but with her hair back and the gown on she’s hit another level!

    October 13, 2012 at 8:12 am

    • I was so happy with how she turned out in this gown. Let’s face it…not everyone can wear these shades of purple and green…but she can 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful comment.

      October 13, 2012 at 9:56 am

  4. Lorena

    Wow ! She is amaizing , you always find the perfect dress for the doll, congratulations, yor taste is impeccable.

    October 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    • Thank you so much Lorena! I am glad you are enjoying the redressing and photos. 🙂

      October 14, 2012 at 9:12 am

  5. lovindollz

    Love ALL the redressing pics of Imogen. She does look good in anything you put on her. I love redressing my Imogen as well.


    October 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    • She is such a versatile doll isn’t she?! Glad to hear you are enjoying her too. Thank you for the lovely comment.

      October 14, 2012 at 9:13 am

  6. She is absolutely gorgeous! Your redressing did the trick.

    October 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    • Thank you Vanessa! She is definitely a muse for me right now 🙂

      October 14, 2012 at 9:13 am

  7. Madame L

    She looks hot in the BB gold sequence top and black jacket, but oh my how gorgeous she is in that gown!! Those colors do look wonderful on her and your hair restyling with her hair pulled back and the one strand falling down is perfection. Love, love!!

    October 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    • Hey Lisa! Glad you liked the photos 🙂 I was so suprised at how good that gown looked on her too. I didn’t think anyone would be able to wear it…happy to be wrong. Once the gown went on, the hairstyle just kind of seemed appropriate. Thank you for the lovely comment.

      October 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

  8. Hello from Spain: wow, wow… I am speechless. She is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Keep in touch

    October 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm

  9. Once again … you’ve created a “star”!!! Love, love, love these redress photos!!! Thank you for sharing your talent! Hugs!

    October 15, 2012 at 5:09 am

    • Awww! Thanks Judy. {{Hugs}}

      October 16, 2012 at 7:22 am

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