Barbie for big girls.

The Sweetness of Alice Blue

I am on a Poppy Parker high at the moment with the arrival of all of the International Fair Poppys.  I am also on a bit of a color kick and apparently it is specifically a blue color kick.  After spending an entire post on the color Tiffany Blue and it’s origin and meaning, I found myself wondering about the origin of “Alice Blue”.  That was the first thought I had when I saw this red haired beauty in her adorable skating outfit.  It brought to mind thoughts of Alice in Wonderland (as I recall, colorized illustrations typically had her in blue) or the shade of blue favored by the Queen Mother (a factoid I am particularly proud of knowing because it allowed me to win a point in trivial pursuit against my husband…something I NEVER get to do).  I digress.  Anywhoo… It got me to wondering where did this term of “Alice Blue” come from.  Here is the answer according to Wikipedia

“Alice blue is a pale tint of azure that was favored by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and which sparked a fashion sensation in the United States.

The hit song "Alice Blue Gown", inspired by Longworth’s signature gown, premiered in Harry Tierney’s 1919 Broadway musical Irene. The musical was made into a film in 1940 starring Anna Neagle and Ray Milland.

The color is specified by the United States Navy for use in insignia and trim on vessels named for Theodore Roosevelt.[citation needed] "AliceBlue" is also one of the original 1987 X11 color names which became the basis for color description in web authoring. The name "Alice Blue" was trademarked in 2001 by a costume company called "Alice Blue Fancy Dress & Costume" in the U.K. but the livery color chosen by them was not the correct Alice Blue shade, but instead a rich royal blue.

This particular shade of blue is also referred as white-blue (or blue-white) and ice/icy blue, due to its very pale coloration.”  (source Wikipedia)

Here is Miss Sweet in Switzerland Poppy Parker fresh out of the box in her first photo shoot for Inside The Fashion Doll her Alice Blue outfit.



And since it was too warm to be wearing the fur hat, muff, skates and tights for long…



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You may be noticing some different color profiles coming from me in the coming blog posts.  I have entered the sticky wicket world of Photoshop filters…and it’s a bit like Alice going down the rabbit hole.  Who knows where I will end up LOL!

“It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change.” –Alice


8 responses

  1. Tiffany

    Ahh, she does remind me of Alice. I didn’t see it before! Mine is finally shipped, I am so excited! She’s the one I really wanted and managed to get. I’m a sucker for a redhead!

    June 26, 2013 at 10:12 am

    • I am a sucker for a readhead too. 🙂 Hope you get her soon. She has such a soft and romantic look to her but she can go edgy too. Definitely a versatile model.

      June 28, 2013 at 7:19 am

  2. Anne-Marie

    She’s just lovely – beautiful shots!

    June 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

  3. Loving the topshot !!!

    June 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

    • Because it’s in the(your) window? 🙂 I love this Poppy!

      June 28, 2013 at 7:20 am

  4. Why did I look! LOL gorgeous!

    June 26, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    • LOL! We can’t help ourselves…we look because we HAVE TO. Like me looking at your Tulabelle photos and having to repeat to myself ” I will not collect larger dolls…I will not collect larger dolls”. It does not stop me from looking and marveling at the photos you post of her every single time.

      June 28, 2013 at 7:22 am

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