Barbie for big girls.

Poppy at the Flower Market

When I started making 1/6 flowers, it was with this diorama in mind.  I wanted to do a French style flower market.  I started with 1/6 roses and then just kind of took off into other types and varieties.  I have not stopped.  I work predominately in paper.  All kinds of paper from tissue through crepe paper and into thicker cardstock.  Each flower type has it’s different personality that requires a different structure.  That is part of the beauty of discovery when crafting I suppose.  For me, there is a photo shoot concept at the end that drives me.  I have had some really epic fails and also..I am happy to report…some extraordinary successes. 

Part of the project for this flower market was the construction of the flower shop window.  That was accomplished with foam core board, stucco spray paint , plastic and dollhouse molding.  I figured out how to make the little French flower pails out of paper.   This glorious Dior inspired suit by Chris Stoeckel for Integrity Toys fits Poppy beautifully.  It just needed a French flower shop backdrop. 

Model:   Looks a Plenty Poppy Parker GS 2018

Suit, accessories and hat: East 59th Mid Day Venture Aurelia Grey


Bistro table and chairs: miniChair on Etsy

Styling and Photography: Rebecca Berry for ITFDS


©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy at the Flower Market

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy at the Flower Market

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy at the Flower Market

Behind the scenes look at the set up for the shoot.  I used mostly natural light for this shot with one lume cube with soft box for added light from the left.  I also used reflector to bounce the light from the left.  I don’t know how anybody else goes about this but I have to say…I stuff the scene, look through the camera lens, then end up removing about 1/3 of the stuff.  I tend to over style it at first then remove a bunch of things because it’s just too cluttered.  Anybody else relate?  Sometimes more is not better .Winking smile©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Poppy at the Flower Market

-RebeccaITFDS logo idea 2021


23 responses

  1. Anne-Marie

    Rebecca, wow! That is so incredibly lovely!! 😍💐

    March 7, 2021 at 6:11 am

  2. docrok30

    You amaze me every time with your talent and creativity! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. They are a visual treat and so appreciated.

    March 7, 2021 at 6:23 am

    • Thank you so much for such a lovely comment!! I am glad you enjoyed!!

      March 8, 2021 at 9:17 pm

  3. Rebecca Veuillet-Dula

    Bonjour Rebecca,
    I wanted to congratulate you on your flowers regarding one of your recent posts. Now, you have built a masterpiece. It’s absolutely lovely. I can only imagine the time and the patience, and the skills of course to make all those flowers. I would love to learn your technique. Congratulations.

    March 7, 2021 at 6:25 am

    • Thank you so much my dear! Now if I could only have your exceptional and professional perfume expertise to add to the flowers. I am considering my options for the flowers and how I might teach the crafting of these beautiful miniatures. Will keep you updated.

      March 8, 2021 at 9:16 pm

  4. Truly exquisite 🌼🌼🌼 A master of all of your crafts !! Perfect Dior inspired suit on Poppy and that French flower stand OMG, Sooo DIVINE !!

    March 7, 2021 at 7:17 am

    • Thank you my dear! You and I could rhapsodize for hours on the perfection of Dior…oh wait…we have LOL!

      March 8, 2021 at 9:13 pm

  5. Micheal Jarvis

    lovely and such a beautiful set of pictures to wake up to.

    March 7, 2021 at 7:19 am

    • Awww! Thank you Micheal for the lovely comment. I am glad this brightened your morning.

      March 8, 2021 at 9:12 pm

  6. Johnny

    Absolutely beautiful. You have an eye for detail which is what makes the diorama come to life.

    March 7, 2021 at 7:22 am

    • Thank you!! I do enjoy the details and I’m glad they come through in the finished images.

      March 8, 2021 at 9:10 pm

  7. Totally fabulous as always!!!

    March 7, 2021 at 7:39 am

    • Thank you! I am glad you continue to enjoy.

      March 8, 2021 at 9:10 pm

  8. Susan

    Absolutely beautiful!

    March 7, 2021 at 8:07 am

  9. Joan

    Amazing, I’m thinking that you took that little break and now you are back with a vengence!
    The details and time, especially on the flowers. I have had the same thought in doing a flower shop but it so pales in what you’ve done. Imagination plus.

    March 7, 2021 at 10:26 am

    • Lovely to hear from you Joan! I am sure any diorama you do would be amazing considering your designer eye. I am looking into offering the plants and flowers at some point in the future. We will see. Fingers crossed.

      March 8, 2021 at 9:09 pm

  10. Lovindollz

    Wow, everything looks so amazing, Rebecca! Love it!


    March 7, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    • Thank you so much my dear! I am glad you continue to enjoy. I will keep you updated via the blog on the plants 😉

      March 8, 2021 at 9:08 pm

  11. monarch48433

    Your photos are amazing, and thanks for showing us your setup. But I have one question. How do you get the dolls to stand up without falling over?

    March 8, 2021 at 9:28 am

    • Thank you! You are asking the #1 question I get all the time about shooting photographs with dolls. I did a short video of what I do on my Instagram feed . Just go to the category ” behind the scenes” up at the top of my Instagram feed and I think it is a couple of short clips in. Basically the doll is suspended from a string from my light tent or I have another support I use for natural light shoots. Hope this helps.

      March 8, 2021 at 9:04 pm

      • monarch48433

        Ha, I found it. I can only assume that you stick a pin through their heads to hold the string? I think I can rig something up. Which brings me to a favor. Sometime last year I saved a photo from your blog as inspiration for dressing my Tonner dolls. I can’t point to the actual link but it was four Dennis Basso fashions and you photoshopped doll’s heads to them. I have made the first three outfits and have some cheetah print velveteen for the last one. Anyway I was thinking on starting to post on my blog again which has been inactive since I stopped doing art shows years ago. I wanted to also show the inspiration photo for the outfits and I would link to your site, of course. The outfits turned out pretty. I would love to show them to you.

        May 15, 2021 at 6:26 pm

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