Barbie for big girls.

To Sir, With Love

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This song practically screams 1965 to me and apparently many others because it is listed in the top 5 songs of 1965.  Love the movie, love the song and loved playing it while I shot these. 

Model:  Irresistible in India Poppy Parker

Gown and earrings: Palm Beach Coral Silkstone Barbie





This outfit by Robert Best for the Silkstone Barbie line looks to be inspired by vintage 1960’s Valentino.  Beautiful and so appropriate for Ms. 1965 Poppy!  Those nails though…Yipes!!



I hope you have enjoyed this walk through the mid 1960’s with Ms. Irresistible in India Poppy Parker.  This is not a style I photograph that often so it was fun to pop in some oldies but goodies and revisit the 60’s for a bit.


10 responses

  1. Rebecca, I have SO enjoyed your pics of Irresistible Poppy! She is a truly stunning doll. But I think my favorite photo from all that you have done with her so far, is the first one today. I think you really captured her cool sophistication.

    -Rich Benson Sent from my iPhone

    June 24, 2013 at 6:21 am

    • Awwww! Thank you Rich. I love to shoot the side view. Such a feeling of wistfulness. Let’s face it though…this doll simply does not take a bad photo. 🙂 I am glad you have enjoyed the photos. This was a new style and era for me to photograph so it was fun.

      June 24, 2013 at 7:40 am

  2. Carin

    Stunning! I am always amazed how you can find these similar styles. Gown is fabulous. I love the tree branch looks. Since I am a nurse, I also see capillaries, LOL

    June 24, 2013 at 6:48 am

    • Heehee! I love that you saw capillaries in this. I can totally see it now. I am glad you enjoyed the photos. I wish I could take complete credit for finding all these fashion inspirations but I have to be honest and say I find many of these on the doll boards and through doll friends. Rogier of Dutch Barbie World is particularly good at finding these. I did find the hair one though…just kind of stumbled across it.

      June 24, 2013 at 7:43 am

  3. LauraLA

    These retro photos of Poppy have been great fun! Seeing the record reminds me of an anecdote my sister told me. Apparently her son found some old record albums she had stored away and asked her how to play the “Giant CD’s”!

    June 24, 2013 at 8:55 am

    • LOL! Giant CD’s indeed. Out of the mouths of babes…pure gold. Thank you so much for the comment Laura. I am glad you enjoyed the photos and the trip back to the 60’s. I know I did.

      June 24, 2013 at 2:49 pm

  4. made for her – love it!!!!!!!

    June 24, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    • Don’t you just love this one Peter?! Thank you!

      June 24, 2013 at 2:50 pm

  5. NylonBleu

    I must admit that she REALY is a wonderful doll ! I just can’t stand all those Poppys, but this one realy stands out with her goden eyes and tan colors ! Congrats, she is a wonderful choise !

    June 25, 2013 at 1:37 am

    • I admit it..I am an unrepentant Poppy lover . I am happy that my photos have helped you see this particular one in a different light. 🙂 She is indeed a beauty.

      June 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

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