Barbie for big girls.

Gala Dior

I almost always love a redhead in a green dress.  Most people do and there are aesthetic  and photography reasons for this…see upcoming blog post this next week.  I recently took receipt of the most exquisite green dress  from my dear friend Hilda of Bellissima Couture.  She patterned it off of a Dior gown from the 1950’s as seen here in this iconic 1957 Life magazine photo

The models of Christian Dior 2

(Photo credit: Loomis Dean – 1957 LIFE)

I had to find the perfect model for it and who better than my muse o’ the moment…Gala Gown.

Model:  Gala Gown Barbie® Doll

Gown and hat:  Bellissima Couture

Necklace and gloves: Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s







20 responses

  1. Fabulous!!!! ❤ Hilda is a genuis when it comes to scale and of course, Style!

    February 17, 2013 at 8:57 am

    • Completely agree with you about Hilda Matty ;-)! Thank you my dear.

      February 20, 2013 at 7:59 am

  2. Anne-Marie

    Wow! The perfect model for this stunning creation – gorgeous photos!

    February 17, 2013 at 9:15 am

    • Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed the photo. You have to love a redhead in green.

      February 20, 2013 at 7:59 am

  3. Just beautiful, my darling! Thank you so much for the lovely tribute.

    February 17, 2013 at 9:31 am

    • It is so very easy for me to photograph something so beautiful my dear. The kudos go to you for the gorgeous creation on this doll. 🙂

      February 20, 2013 at 8:00 am

  4. Robert Constant

    a pretty color and a nice silhouette for the skirt. The hat has humor and dash

    February 17, 2013 at 10:04 am

    • Thank you! That hat is certainly a statement isn’t it?! I went back and forth on the black background on this one but decided to keep it and change the lighting to highlight the hat. Glad it worked 🙂

      February 20, 2013 at 8:01 am

  5. Reblogged this on bellissimacouturefashions and commented:
    A lovely blog entry from “Inside the Fashion Doll Studio” featuring a Bellissima Couture Fashions ensemble. So beautifully photographed and styled.

    February 17, 2013 at 10:10 am

  6. Rich Benson

    Kudos to you AND to Hilda on this! She is gorgeous! I love seeing recreations of actual human-scale fashions.


    February 17, 2013 at 10:30 am

    • Thank you so much Rich. I am with you…I LOVE well done 1/6 recreations of real fashions. When you add Dior into that equation…I am in heaven.

      February 20, 2013 at 8:02 am

  7. Lori Birkeneder

    Wow oh wow! Vintage picture lovely doll and outfit!! Love!!!

    February 17, 2013 at 11:50 am

    • Thank you so much. These kind of photos are exactly what I love to do. 🙂

      February 20, 2013 at 8:03 am

  8. Madame L

    Simply divine!! Gala Gown looks absolutely stunning in Hilda’s gorgeous gown and that hat too! (I coveted this amazing Dior recreation when I saw Hilda release it on her site) The combination of the green of the gown and Gala’s red hair is so striking. I also love the choice of jewelry and overall styling – bravissimo!!

    February 17, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    • Thank you so much Lisa! It is so easy to style one of Hilda’s creations…you get lost in the beauty of it all.

      February 20, 2013 at 8:04 am

  9. Pam

    Oooh! That dress is sublime!! Bravo Bellissima Couture and bravo Rebecca for your lovely styling and photography. I do have one burning question… how well will the ‘sister’ fashion of ‘Blush Becomes Her’ photograph next to it? Surely the though must have crossed your mind? Oh yeah, I’m sending a huge nudge. 😀

    February 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    • Thank you Pam! I did consider doing a tandem shoot with the Silkstone fashion but quickly discarded the idea ( see 2/20/2013 blogpost for main reason why). I adore the Blush Becomes Her fashion and was considering just using the hat with the green dress but the big flower hat just kept pulling me to it. It is the hat that Hilda put with this gown originally so it just felt right. There may be a few photos coming up ( my lips are sealed….) with these two fashions in the same shot. To be continued…….

      February 20, 2013 at 8:09 am

  10. lovely………………………………….

    February 17, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    • Thank you my dear Peter!

      February 20, 2013 at 8:09 am

  11. Thanks for shharing this

    May 23, 2022 at 7:33 am

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