Barbie for big girls.

Tiffany Blue

“Tiffany Blue is the colloquial name for the light medium robin egg blue color associated with Tiffany & Co., the New York City jewelry company. The color was used on the cover of Tiffany’s Blue Book, first published in 1845.[1] Since then Tiffany & Co. has used the color extensively on promotional materials, including boxes and bags.

The Tiffany Blue color is protected as a color trademark by Tiffany & Co. in some jurisdictions including the U.S.[2][3]

The color is produced as a private custom color by Pantone, with PMS number 1837, the number deriving from the year of Tiffany’s foundation. As a trademarked color, it is not publicly available and is not printed in the Pantone Matching System swatch books.”  (source:  Wikipedia)

Just say the name “Tiffany Blue” and instantly people know exactly what color you are talking about.  When I think of this color, I have an almost visceral response.  It has come to mean not just “Oh I’m getting something really special if it’s in a box like that” but indicative of the upper echelon of beauty, style and elegance.  If something is presented in that color, I’m going to spend time looking at it.  It’s the  reason why I stand transfixed when a Korean Air commercial comes on….it uses that color.   Only one other color approaches this kind of power in my life…Barbie pink of course.  So, it can come as no surprise that when Matisse had a dress of this color for sale, I went after it like a shark after a chum boat.


Miss “The Happening” Poppy Parker is wearing a Mattise outfit with matching hat and clutch.  Shoes are by Mattel.  The faux fur wrap is also by Mattise and Poppy’s pearl earrings were borrowed from a sister Poppy whose name escapes me at this time. 


I was all set to type this blog post up and call it a day…and then the sun came out in the doll room…and I had to take some more shots.  I also think its important to note the difference between studio lighting and actual daylight.  while I strive to be as color accurate as I can when I photograph things in the tabletop studio, invariably there will be color variation.  Both settings also have a different and distinct feeling.  Most of what I do, is in the studio.  I like the look and feel of it.  I am branching out to more natural light shoots but I only anticipate being able to do that in the summer months. I have noticed that outdoor shots of dolls is  enjoying a renaissance on the doll boards.  It is really beautiful and inspiring to see.20130618-IMG_1195-Editwmsized



Brenda…I think I like the dress. SmileI adore your work!!


9 responses

  1. OMG! Amazing redress! I didn’t even recognize that poppy! Wow.

    June 19, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    • Thank you Shuga! I love how these ladys can morph and transform within our little camera worlds. I am always amazed when you take a 1950’s Poppy and turn her into this hip and current diva.

      June 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

  2. leslie quinn

    Lovely outfit

    June 19, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    • All the credit for the outfit goes to Matisse. 🙂

      June 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

  3. Lisa D.

    Also LOVE this on her. Fabulous redress and pics! Happening looks very sophisticated in this beautiful fashion by Matisse.

    June 19, 2013 at 11:16 pm

  4. I didn`t even know that was Poppy and she wears this sheath so well. Thank you, and often times it is hard to find a true Tiffany blue, you happen on them by accident because as you say, the color is distinctly Tiffany`s, but this fabric was close enough to bring that special feeling to mind. I am glad you thought so too and as always your pics are faboo!
    Thank you again

    June 20, 2013 at 5:54 am

  5. Soooooooooooo pretty!!!

    June 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm

  6. molekiss

    Amazingly pretty, I like her long raven hair!

    June 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm

  7. Angel

    Simply gorgeous!! 😀

    June 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm

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