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It’s a Nice Day for a Picnic in Paris

I am still feeling the inspiration from my recent trip to Paris ( hope that sticks around for a while too).  That coupled with the recent sunshine and Spring temperatures had me  feeling like a Picnic….and here it is.

Model:  OOAK Debut Silkstone ( no she isn’t the Paris doll festival Debut but doesn’t she look like one!!)  I rerooted a caucasian Debut and repainted the eyebrows.

Dress:  Bellissima Couture (

Hat:  Bogue’s Vogues (

Shoes, Gloves and Jewelry: Mattel





**The photos above were made possible by the following talented artists who were willing to share their amazing photoshop brushes on deviantart: Blazter(JavierZhx) and deseratedeceit.  **

Miss Debut here represents my one and ONLY attempt at rerooting a Silkstone.  That process is not for a first timer folks.  I was lucky to have fingers when I was done and it took about a month LOL!  I now have a completely new level of respect for anyone who reroots these Silkies. 


20 responses

  1. KAREN...IN NE.

    Looks professional to me! She is stunning! Love her hair-do like that!Kmm

    April 18, 2013 at 6:33 am

  2. Sam

    She looks marvelous. My girls don’t have to worry with on re-rooting just not good with that. All the best to you. Sam

    April 18, 2013 at 7:03 am

    • Thank you so much Sam! I am proud of my one and only reroot.

      April 19, 2013 at 7:18 am

  3. Carin

    Tres Magnifique! Well done!

    April 18, 2013 at 7:03 am

  4. Wow she is stunning. Love her red dress with the red lips.

    April 18, 2013 at 7:11 am

    • Isn’t Hilda’s dress perfection on her?!! Thank you Rogier. 🙂

      April 19, 2013 at 7:19 am

  5. LauraLA

    LOVE! I have a raven Debut that someone did for me and I wish I had known how much anquish it caused him — I would have paid him double! Le tableau c’est tres charmant. (Not sure if that’s actual French, LOL).

    April 18, 2013 at 8:57 am

    • The French sounds good to me…but then I don’t speak it that well either LOL! Merci! Even if I was muttering expletives the entire time I rerooted, I am still happy with the results and glad I did it. I am sure there are others way more talented than I who can do it much more easily. Just wanted to do a shout out to those who do it and let them know ” I tip my hat!” 🙂

      April 19, 2013 at 7:21 am

  6. Wonderful!! I love her.

    April 18, 2013 at 10:36 am

  7. Beautiful photography! The details are enchanting!

    April 18, 2013 at 10:45 am

    • Thank you very much Sandra! I am glad you liked the photo.

      April 19, 2013 at 7:22 am

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  9. You did a lovely job with her hair. It is perfection. Did I tell you that I named this fashion Picnic by the Seine, or do we just think a lot alike?

    April 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    • Oh my word!! No I had not remembered that you called it that. How perfect. Yes, brilliant minds do indeed think alike my dear. {Ouch!} I think I just hurt myself…giving me a pat on the back there. Hope you are having a blast at GAW!

      April 19, 2013 at 7:25 am

  10. chickenmimi

    It is totally gorgeous. May I ask the source of the left straw case. I know the right straw tote is from the silkstone market day. But I still can not think about thr source of the left one.

    August 7, 2018 at 1:15 am

    • The little picnic basket is from an Integrity toys set called “Let’s Kiss and Make Up”. It was one of their Funny Face dolls. Hope this helps. Mattel also has a picnic hamper in one of the Willows WI Barbie’s

      August 7, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      • chickenmimi

        Thank you so much. It is very generous of you to share woth me. I see it is afashion royalty, that’s why it was on the tip of my tongue.
        Yes , the cherry pie barbie picnic set is nice. And perfect picnic is also nice.
        For barbie doll, I also recomend the follwing beautiful series, which have nice straw bags: the garden party fashion, plantation belle, picnic set, suburban shopper.

        August 9, 2018 at 8:09 pm

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