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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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETxufpX8yFc&list=UUonF9muPaQugKknkbQfQ2iw 

 

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

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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!!!
    hugs
    B

    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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