Barbie for big girls.

The Fashion Doll Vignette

I think you can tell by now that I love collecting fashion dolls.  I also love photographing my collection and sharing those photos with you all.  Another thing I really enjoy doing is displaying my collection.  Some of the most popular images I share either here or on my flickr page involve some kind of diorama.  To me, it is infinitely more interesting to share a scene rather than just a fashion image of a doll and outfit.  One is editorial, the other shares a story.  The second you add items and accessories, it becomes a scene and scenes have stories.  Do I have a story when I set a scene?  Sometimes, yes, sometimes, no. 

This vignette started with the following youtube video.  This is where I imagine all of my Silkstones live LOL! 


In this diorama there are a number of amazing pieces.  First and foremost, there is this exquisite suit, hat and gloves from Matisse.  It is worn by Ballgown Silkstone. 

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

The other treasures in this diorama are the 1/6 terrarium, 1/6 garden cloche and the OOAK painted 1/6 bombe chest.  The plants are all miniature scale plants found on Amazon.  The picture above the chest was a find on an antiquing trip to a local shop.

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

I don’t know if these little terrariums are available anymore but they are too adorable.

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

The miniature cloches can be found in most fairy garden supply stores.  I have added a link for some at Amazon.  Just click on cloches.

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Let’s talk about this amazing bombe chest for a moment.  It started life as a plastic jewelry chest.  I have dear friend ,Carolyn Grentz, who is an amazing artist and she transformed this plastic jewelry chest into a 1/6 French baroque treasure.  I am trying to talk her into doing a few more to sell at Barbie Convention.

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio


20 responses

  1. ThomasJ

    I enjoy dioramas and viewing dolls therein. It adds so much to both the doll and the diorama itself – one compliments the other – you do nice work 🙂

    March 2, 2015 at 6:09 am

  2. Perfection !!!

    March 2, 2015 at 6:47 am

    • Heehee, I knew you would love these photos…and I knew you would ADORE the little mini greenhouse. 😉 Thank you my dear.

      March 2, 2015 at 10:51 am

  3. bevey99

    This is why I have so many storage bins. My dolls like to go places and do things. The pictures are stunning as always. I believe props are very important.

    March 2, 2015 at 7:32 am

    • Props like our accessories are indeed the spice of life. 😉 Thank you!

      March 2, 2015 at 10:52 am

  4. Brilliant sets, your style and taste leave me in awe, not to mention your photo skills. Thank you for the feature fashion in these beautiful vignettes. Truly amazing!!!

    March 2, 2015 at 7:48 am

    • Awwww! Thank you Brenda. I am glad I did your beautiful suit and hat justice. {Hugs} right back to you.

      March 2, 2015 at 10:53 am

  5. Joan

    Rebecca the vignette is gorgeous. You have such a great eye and a knack for finding the best props. I especially want to mention how talented your friend is as well. The paint technique is a amazing. Love , love everything.

    March 2, 2015 at 9:11 am

    • Thank you so much Joan. Coming from an interior decorator, that is compliment indeed. Thank you for the lovely words about Carolyn. She is indeed a talented artist and I thank you for bringing that forward.

      March 2, 2015 at 10:54 am

  6. lovindollz

    Gorgeous photos!!!!

    March 2, 2015 at 10:40 am

  7. Oh yes! Absolutely! That palace is the perfect Silkstone residence! And Ball Gown is one of the best!

    March 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

  8. Rebecca, I was inspired by your amazng friend and her repainted chest, so I have dug out my old Sindy furniture, thought I might repaint the dining room chairs from the set. I was having a moment thought thinking of trying to find those chiavari chairs, any type so we can paint them, but sadly nothing comes up. LOL I would send your friend all my furniture just to see what she could do with it. LOL

    March 2, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    • 🙂 It is great to be able to inspire someone who inspires so many herself.

      March 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm

  9. Wow! I LOVE the chest. And I always look forward to the settings you create for your photos. So inspiring!

    March 2, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    • Awww! Thank you Sylvia. I enjoy your sets and the lovely fashions you create.

      March 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm

  10. Joan Wood

    Rebecca I just wanted to mention that Amazon notified me that they got a few of the terrariums in so I got to order one today. I am posting this in case any of your followers see this and thank you for the information, can’t wait until mine arrives!

    March 18, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    • Joan, you are the best!! Thank you so much for letting us know. 🙂

      March 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm

  11. Amazing!!! I just purchased my first Matisse Fashion!! Can’t wait!!!!

    March 25, 2015 at 10:19 pm

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