After a week of driving 20 hours down to Anaheim California and then doing the drive back…in a 26 foot truck full of luggage and orchestra instruments…I am ready for some play time. Lesson learned in the past week? Don’t ever underestimate Mother Nature in the mountains. You may think it’s too late to snow…but you would be wrong. I know we were.
Before I left on the big journey, I had an opportunity to photograph something yummy and I am anxious to share. Given that IT is giving us 1950’s glamour in a few short months, I anticipated just a bit with this one. Hope you enjoy!
Suit: Bellissima Couture
Faux Fur Stole: Lovetones Timeless Show Roxy Fashion Set
Shoes: Integrity Toys
Hat: Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World
Planter: Local plant store and boxwood topiary is from Joss & Main.
The gorgeous ornate wall in the background was photoshopped in so..sorry but it doesn’t exist outside of Photoshop at this time.
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.
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
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.
This title should be a weekly entry at Inside the Fashion Doll Studio…maybe it will be now that I have said it. I recently discovered the beautiful work of Antonio Realli and was very pleased to add one of his recent collection pieces to my ever growing 1/6 clothing hoard.
For those diorama artists out there, the flooring I used in these shots is a new contact paper I used found here. I love that it is super shiny like real marble. Love the reflection it gives of the gown! We are finally starting to get some sunshine in the Pacific Northwest. The forecast for the next week is SUNNY!! I will be taking advantage and photographing many projects.
Some of you have already noticed that I have started an Instagram account ( see sidebar to the right just under archives). Feel free to follow me there for sneaks of upcoming items or additional photos of some behind the scenes stuff. It’s my goal to post something daily there. A goal….to be reached at some point in the future.
The sisters of La Boutique have been busy coming up with something exciting and new this month. Here are the scrumptious offerings for the month of March. If you are interested in ordering, please contact them at email@example.com. There is a very limited supply of the Mini Ricky bags due to its complexity. Delivery of these items may take a little longer this month as last months order backlog was larger than usual ( Thanks in part to readers/new buyers from this blog!). I have to say, these little pieces of heaven are worth the wait people. I have been collecting these for years and just can’t get enough of them. Thanks for supporting the community and these fine artisans!
And the glorious tote to go with it…Tote set is $30.
If you are looking for fashions, they have that too…
and if you really want to splurge this month, check out the Elite outfit!
“The Elite Ensemble this month is true City Chic. It begins with a dramatic long coat in grey and plum worsted wool, with a 2-color skirt to match. Underneath is a bright orchid bodysuit that goes beautiful with the tote scarf! Also included is an open-crown hat, grey belt, pewter shoes, earrings, Tote Set and your choice of handbag. 155.00 + shipping”
The sisters of La Boutique are giving us a Valentine’s Day treat this month with their February purse of the month (POTM) and Elite outfit. If you are interested in getting one of these tasty little bags, tote or outfits, contact Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org
The adorable Valentine tote is priced at $30 plus s/h and..it includes that fabulous scarf!
The Valentine’s Dress in delicate pink crepe is fully fitted, and accented by brown piping at the neck, and a detached brown belt. Also, the bow at the neck has been custom-dyed to match. Valentine’s Dress – 60.00
The Elite Ensemble for February is truly an example of bespoke luxury. It begins with a 100 % wool herring-bone in delicate pink and cream. The shawl collar and cuffs are machine embroidered with a random yet recognizable design. The silk fitted blouse has been custom-dyed to match, and the ensemble also includes a hat, shoes, earrings, Tote Set and your choice of handbag. 165.00 + 7.00 shipping
Here are some of the offerings.
photo credit: Bellissima Couture
Grab them quick folks…these are going like hotcakes .
Yes!! Finally another installment of Bogue’s Vogues Vendredi. I have been remiss on this for a while and it was well past time to reinstitute this favorite blog segment. James recently sent me two outfits so beautiful, I had to share. Normally, I pull out the silkies for these but felt it was Integrity Toys turn to get some love.
Models: Place Vendome Victoire Roux and Think Pink Imogen
Couture: Bogue’s Vogues ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/boguesvogues)
…Bogue’s Vogues Vendredi!
One of my favorite things about being part of the collecting community is discovering amazing OOAK fashions for our diminutive divas. This past June, Pam Seeman of Paintbox Designs brought her fabulous fashions to the National Barbie Convention for the first time. I think it is fair to say she and her fashions were a huge hit. Paintbox Designs has been a fixture at Fashion Royalty convention but this year was the first time we had the pleasure of seeing and purchasing her fashions for Ms. Barbie. I must have spent a good thirty minutes at her table…along with a whole host of other shoppers and walked away with some beautiful OOAK outfits. I adore the floaty rose fabric she used for the skirt of Dasha’s dress. Loni’s dress is one of her signature designs and it never disappoints. I must have this design in at least three different colors. You can find Pam and Paintbox Designs at http://www.paintboxdesigns.net/index.html
Models: FR2 Always Polished Dasha and Lemon Crush Loni Lawrence
Gowns: Paintbox Designs ( http://www.paintboxdesigns.net/index.html)
Shoes: FR2 “Shoe Win” shoe pack from 2012 FR convention( Dasha), Mattel (Loni)
Set: Feather trees in 15’” and 18” from Target. Repainted chair is Petit Luxury Arm Chair for Pullip.
It looks like Dasha is completely bored at the country club holiday party…LOL!
As a blogger, photographer and participating collector within the fashion doll collecting community, I am constantly amazed at the creativity and talent of my fellow members. Huckleberry Jackson is one of these insanely talented members. I have watched his talent grow exponentially for the past couple of years not just as a designer of custom 1/6 fashions but also as a marketer of his product. Every outfit he designs is wonderfully displayed and photographed on a perfectly styled and uber chic model. He just announced his latest collection and I received his permission to share some of the photos here. His collection will be up for sale Sunday, November 4th at 9PM CET ( Central European Time) on his website http://www.huckleberryjackson.com/shop/
I asked the designer for a word or two about his inspiration for this collection and his response was “For this collection I didn’t´t have a theme, and it´s the first time actually. I started the collection with my own dolls in mind and wanted this time to keep a copy of each design to myself, so it´s like I design a main display outfit for each of my favorite dolls. It was really the dolls themself that inspired the outfits.” There may not be a definitive theme but there is an impressive range. He has romantic, sophisticated,edgy, flirty and just plain fun. There certainly appears to be something for everyone in this collection. For the lucky few who will be the new owners of these diminutive couture creations today, you will own a piece of art in my opinion and a piece of inspiration from one of the truly creative hearts of this collecting community.
I can’t possibly do his creations justice with words so I will just show you his work.
To Huckleberry Jackson… I tip my hat .
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Grey lace dress decorated with brown leather and lined in rosé silk. It comes with the matching clutch and beret.
White and blue patterned cotton dress. It comes with a brown leather cape bolero and a matching clutch. A pair of white lace tights are also included. (note: the pattern on the dress is a bit different on each copy
Salmon pink silk chiffon blouse and skirt, comes with a beige and grey blue polka cape jacket and the matching thights. A brown faux leather purse is also included.
Black and white polka cotton dress. It comes with the matching tights, headpiece and hatcase. (Note: the pattern on the outfit might vary on each copy).
White lace mini pantsuit. It comes with a pair of black and white silk pants, a pair of black tights and black leather purse, belt and oversized hat.
And this is not all of it folks!! For more amazing photos of this fantastic set of 1/6 scale custom fashions visit Huckleberry’s Flickr photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/huckyjackson/with/8150703829/#photo_8150703829 or visit Huckleberry Jacksons website at http://www.huckleberryjackson.com/