Barbie for big girls.

Portrait of a Lady

My husband, daughter and I recently traveled to NYC.  We were there to see my daughter perform at Carnegie Hall.  It was one of those epic moments for a parent and she had a solo (which she nailed!) in one of the pieces they played so it was a piece of cake with major frosting kind of afternoon.  While in NYC, my husband and I were encouraged by a friend ( Thank you Hilda!) to visit the Frick Museum.  What a joy that was!  While there, we saw this amazing portrait and the moment I saw it, I had a picture idea pop into my head.  A visit to their gift shop provided the supplies and this is the result.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Model:  Rare Appearance Dania Zarr with gloved hands that came with her

Jewelry: Rare Appearance Dania Zarr

Suit: Integrity Toys “In Good Form” from 2007

Shoes: Cold Shoulder Eugenia

Portrait:  Anthony van Dyck  Her name is Lady Anne Carey, Later Viscountess Claneboye and Countess of Clanbrassil, ca. 1636

©The Frick Collection

If you are ever in NYC and have an afternoon to see some lovely paintings housed in an amazing mansion, I highly recommend visiting The Frick Museum.


14 responses

  1. B.B.


    May 15, 2016 at 8:27 am

  2. STUNNING pictures of Dania !!
    The Frick is a special place indeed. It looks like you had a great visit all together. Congrats to your daughter too 💐💐💐

    May 15, 2016 at 8:31 am

  3. Rebecca Veuillet-Pouteau

    I always go to the Frick collection when I am in New York. I could spend hours in the Fragonard room. I love the portrait you picked because I love this shade of blue. Dania being my favorite Caucasian FR dolls, and this suit my absolute favorite, you definitely caught my attention. Pure chic. I love it. And once more, Congratulations to your beautiful and gifted Megan.

    May 15, 2016 at 8:35 am

  4. I came across The Frick Museum a few years ago, by chance. We were spending a weekend there and came across it while out for a walk in the park. I agree with you, the mansion was amazing and the art was great too. What a perfect location for it as well. I think you really captured the feel of the painting with your photo. This version of Dania is one of my favourite dolls.

    May 15, 2016 at 8:47 am

  5. Absolutely Lovely ! And congratulations to your daughter ! Thrilling!

    May 15, 2016 at 9:03 am

  6. Catherine

    What a wonderful trip for your family on so many levels. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and your interpretation. If I ever go to New York City I will go the the Frick Museum. This post makes me feel inspired to do something creative.❤️

    May 15, 2016 at 9:22 am

  7. Jackie West

    Beautiful photography and congratulations to Miss Megan!

    May 15, 2016 at 9:24 am

  8. Catherine

    What a wonderful trip for your family on so many levels. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and your interpretation. Your post makes me feel like doing something creative.❤️

    May 15, 2016 at 9:27 am

  9. Penny

    Perfect picture and setting, Dania looks amazing! I agree that museum is a great place to go. X

    May 15, 2016 at 10:29 am

  10. Penny

    Oops, forgot to say congratulations to your Daughter…well done x

    May 15, 2016 at 10:30 am

  11. I am truly in awe! 😍

    May 15, 2016 at 11:51 am

  12. MindB

    Sincere congratulations to your daughter and your beautiful family. I am sure many of us–your fans and readers–are very proud for you too! Chapeau and many treasurable moments to come to you and your family in the very near future! Thanks for sharing!!!

    May 15, 2016 at 2:34 pm

  13. Sheila Nero

    Awesome congratulations on your daughter you all should be so proud. I’m so glad to had met her at the conventions. This is Sheila, I love love love your work!!! Just beautiful! Are you attending IFDC in Vegas if so I hope to see you there.

    Sent from my iPhone


    May 15, 2016 at 7:03 pm

  14. Isaac Peterson

    I think Dania looks very refined and elegant! Love the gloves with the outfit.

    May 23, 2016 at 7:16 am

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