Barbie for big girls.

The Lady in Red: Part Four

This is the final part of this series and technically…she isn’t wearing red but in front of it.  Red, however, is a big part of the shot.  This “ Lady in Red” series had showcased the Fashion Royalty girls in my collection and it was time to pull out the beloved Silkstones.  I love these shots for a few reasons.

  1) It showcases one of my favorites Silkstones..a repaint by Jon Copeland of SeloJSpa(http://www.facebook.com/SelojSpa

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2) It has a high drama content…LOVE.

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I love the lighting in this shot.  It gives it that feeling of her actually being up on the stage with that little spotlight on her face.

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3) It shows off a glitzy showgirl ensemble(Jazz Diva by Mattel) and the styling was inspired by a great conversation with fantastic doll friend.   Matty of http://www.fashiondollfoto.com/  and I don’t get the chance to talk that often but when we do…good doll photos or doll blog ideas follow.  Matty, this one’s for you {HUGS!}.

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and 4) The background was flash of inspiration and something that caused me to say to myself “ Oh I need to talk about this on the blog”.  After Matty gave me the idea that I should dress this doll in this outfit, I immediately saw a red show curtain.  I saw “full on diva” and she needed a crushed red velvet curtain falling in folds behind her.  One of my problems ( and yes, there are many of those LOL!) is once I have this image in my head..there is no talking me out of it.  I knew I didn’t have crushed red velvet fabric for a backdrop.  I also habitually run into the problem of having something in my head and then not being able to find it ANYWHERE.  I knew I didn’t want to have to spend time or money searching for red crushed velvet at my local fabric stores.  That’s when I took a step back and said “Okay Bec..what do you have that would work?” and inspiration struck. 

“Ways in which you never thought you would use your kids old Halloween costumes.”

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Yes!  That was my daughters Halloween costume from a couple years ago sitting in a box in the kids playroom.  It was the right color, texture and bonus…it had some black lace detail accents…more DRAMA!  Perfect background curtain material.  So if you are having trouble finding a background for you photos, don’t forget to check out the kids dress up box.Smile

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6 responses

  1. Hello from Spain: you have great ideas to use the costume for the background of the photo. This Barbie is super stylish. The dress is awesome. The hair is very nice. I also love the jewelery. She looks like a real singer. Keep in touch

    November 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    • Thank you so much Marta! I am glad you liked the costume idea for a backdrop 🙂

      November 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm

  2. LOVE. ❤

    November 7, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    • Heeehee! I know right?! Thank you, thank you for the idea my friend. You rock!

      November 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm

  3. Just love it! Especially the re-purposed show curtain!!!!!

    November 8, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    • Thank you dear Peter! It’s fun to repurpose isn’t it?

      November 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

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