Barbie for big girls.

Giselle in the Flowers

Wow!!  Do I even know how to do this anymore? {snort}.  I’m not going to lie people…it felt like rusty gears starting to work again setting up for this photo shoot and getting it done.  When all was said and done, I have to honestly say…”Dag it felt good!!” 

I have always been a fan of Vogue style editor Grace Coddington and her work.  When I first had the idea for this image, I thought of her and her styling and went from there.  I had to use this glorious background and then I needed natural light.  For those who follow me on Instagram, I teased a few photos there. 

Here are a couple quick behind the scene shots and a little peak at my new studio space….will be sharing more of that through the holiday season Winking smile.

©2019 InsideTheFashionDollStudio-Giselle in the Flowers

©2019 InsideTheFashionDollStudio-Giselle in the Flowers

And after some post production magic…this is what we have. 

©2019 InsideTheFashionDollStudio-Giselle in the Flowers

©2019 InsideTheFashionDollStudio-Giselle in the Flowers

I think this Giselle was the breakout hit from last years Integrity toys convention.  Many people had difficulty seeing past the the retinal searing yellow outfit she sported.  I have to admit, I almost didn’t get her.  But then I took a second look at her soft makeup palette and decided, “yeah…I can work with that”.  Believe it or not, I had an image in my mind close to this final floral image when I first bought her over a year ago.  Yes…I really do have images sitting in my head that long and longer before I can get it on film.  So often, it never gets rendered.  I was happy to get it and bring it forth today.  Hope you all enjoy.



30 responses

  1. Heather

    She looks so pretty!!!! I have a question. Is that 12×12 scrapbook paper you used for the background?

    November 5, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    • Hi Heather! No, this is a custom background I printed myself. The size is more like 17×22

      November 5, 2019 at 2:09 pm

  2. Sarah Eversole

    She is sooooo beautiful. What a lovely photo- that dress is just perfect. I had to laugh at the “retinal searing” bit… but yes, the original fashion is distracting. This year I think Eugenia was the hidden diamond, what do you think?

    November 5, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    • Completely agree with you on Eugenia!! Had to have her…first in my cart at convention. One of many 😉 Thank you for the lovely comments Sarah. I am glad you liked the photo 🙂

      November 5, 2019 at 2:23 pm

  3. Jon Copeland

    It’s wonderful to see this post and these new photos from you!!

    November 5, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    • Awww!! Thank you so much Jon. It’s good to be back.

      November 5, 2019 at 2:48 pm

  4. Oh my, your studio looks gorgeous, and so… organised :).

    November 5, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    • Thank you so much Julie!! Yes, it’s organized…for now LOL. Tomorrow? may be a whole other story.

      November 5, 2019 at 2:48 pm

  5. PS, great image too. I was totally sidetracked by the possibility of an organised studio, but yes, she is a gorgeous Giselle and very versatile I think.

    November 5, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    • Heehee…I know what you mean Julie. It has taken me a year to set up this studio and I’m kind of excited about showing it off.

      November 5, 2019 at 2:49 pm

  6. Melissa Hoover

    Show it off! The room is gorgeous!

    November 5, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    • Will do Melissa! 🙂 Thank you!

      November 5, 2019 at 5:02 pm

  7. Wow, These are gorgeous portraits 💖✨💖✨
    Welcome back dear Rebecca !! You need your discerning eye to see the possibilities of certain girls 😍 I always love the softness of this Giselle as well.

    November 5, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    • Knew we would both see this Giselle in the same way. It’s good to be back. Thank you my friend. 🙂

      November 5, 2019 at 5:03 pm

  8. Rie

    Nice to see you and love seeing the behind the scenes shots leading up to the glorious final product! I definitely carry around images and ideas in my head for years as well! I think I finally got to a couple that had been in my head for over a year this past month! ~Rie aka @brunbellebarbie

    November 5, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    • Ahhh a fellow traveler with images in our heads! It’s a good feeling to get them out of our heads and through the lens right?! Thank you for the kinds words. I look forward to seeing future dioramas from you 🙂

      November 5, 2019 at 5:04 pm

  9. Lovindollz

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love it! So glad that you are back. It was a pleasure meeting you at convention. You and Hilda had such beautiful items at the Friday Bazaar. Would you happen to have anymore items leftover from the sale? If so, where can I purchase them?


    November 5, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    • Thank you so much!! Yes, indeed a pleasure meeting in Baltimore :-)! I do have some things leftover but don’t have my Etsy site set up yet. If there is anything in particular you are looking for, just email me at

      November 6, 2019 at 9:54 am

  10. She is so beautiful and your finished photo make her look simply breathless!

    November 5, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    • Thank you so much Phyllis! I am glad you enjoyed!

      November 6, 2019 at 9:55 am

  11. minifashionworld

    Rebecca is back! I am very happy! I look forward to your next photos. I love you!

    November 5, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    • Awwww! Thank you so much my dear. Thank you for your encouraging email and your continued support. {Hugs} I am very happy to be back in the studio again. It’s a good thing.

      November 6, 2019 at 9:56 am

  12. Diane Johnson

    What a vision!
    Thank you for taking her out of your brain and onto this gorgeous image you have shared!

    November 6, 2019 at 3:54 am

    • And a big thank you back to you my dear for helping support me back into the community. I have been gone too long. Mwah!!

      November 6, 2019 at 9:57 am

  13. LauraLA. Bigger

    Exquisite in all details, your sense of elegance is sumptuous

    November 6, 2019 at 4:58 am

    • And your skill in writing always leaves me in awe. Thank you my dear. It was so lovely to see you at convention this year!!

      November 6, 2019 at 9:58 am

  14. MatisseFashions

    Your back!!! So glad for you and your magic!!! hugs

    November 6, 2019 at 8:21 am

    • {Hugs} right back to you my dear!! Your magic never fails to inspire me. I’m glad to be back and to have such lovely readers and followers to welcome me in. Feeling Thankful. 🙂

      November 6, 2019 at 9:59 am

  15. Claire

    Rebecca its so lovely to see you back. I’ve truly missed your posts and beautiful pictures. Hope all is well with you and yours.
    This picture brought me joy, Giselle was my favourite from last year’s convention but seemed under appreciated somehow. I must admit, I loved her in yellow with her fiery hair but you have captured a softer feel and a tender beauty which shows the many sides to this girl!!! Thank you xx

    November 6, 2019 at 1:59 pm

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