Barbie for big girls.

Mermaid Gown Arrives..and Bewitches ITFDS!

When news and promotional photos were shared of this one, I was beside myself with excitement.  I mean come on…she was all in pink!  I have been waiting patiently for this one to arrive and my lovely Barbie Collector dealer Claudia of Pink Ponytail made sure my Ms. Mermaid Gown was shipped promptly to me.   Typically, I will photograph a doll upon receipt in what’s come to be known as ( yes, Rogier…you have named it) putting her in THE WINDOW.  I like to take photos of a new doll in natural light without enhancing anything ( no Photoshop!) up against a soft white window sill so people can get a good idea of the actual coloring of a doll.  These are the photos I took of Ms. Mermaid Gown just after she came in the door.



Her gown is the softest crepe de chine in a dusty pink.  Her skin tone is “Silkstone peace”  which means she is very, very pale.  I am not sure what the back of her hairdo was “supposed” to look like but I had to do some reconstructive surgery to get mine to look something other than a hot mess.  It wasn’t difficult but it did take some work and some hair gel….just sayin’. 


I am very, very happy with her though.  She is a beautiful addition to the 2013 Silkstone Atelier line.  And now…the studio shots!







And…because Rebecca was having WAY too much fun with Photoshop today…. Kind of had a Bewitched moment didn’t I?!  I almost looked for a witch on a broomstick outline to put in the sky…


…almost .Smile



9 responses

  1. Sam

    There is nothing like a photo by Rebecca. I love your work you are such an insprition to all collector to have fun with their dolls and camera. Best wishes always Sam

    April 8, 2013 at 2:05 am

    • And you Sam are the epitome of grace and encouragement. Thank you so much for your support. It is really appreciated. This set of photos were so much fun to do..they are like a fairytale come to life. Bless the power of Photoshop 🙂

      April 8, 2013 at 7:46 am

  2. NylonBleu

    She realy is beautiful, though not my kind of silkie (not 50’s enough), but you got me with those WONDERFUL moon light pictures !!!!!! She realy looks like a star fallen from the sky……

    April 8, 2013 at 2:31 am

    • 🙂 Yes, the graphics are sooooo romantic aren’t they?!

      April 8, 2013 at 7:47 am

  3. Carin

    gorgeous! What a treat for this morning!

    April 8, 2013 at 6:45 am

    • Thank you! I am so glad you enjoyed this last set of photos. I had fun with them. 🙂

      April 8, 2013 at 7:47 am

  4. I’m honored that I named the Window Pictures 😉 I Always love them. But this set is so cool. I love how the scarf is flying.

    April 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm

  5. YOur pictures want me to to take mine out of her box !!!

    April 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm

  6. Steffanie

    Thank you! Love it!

    April 14, 2013 at 11:18 am

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