Many collectors have face mold favorites. Many photographers have favorite models. For me as a collector and photographer, I can honestly say there are some dolls that seem to draw the lens and some that don’t. Great Pretender Lilith was and continues to be one of my favorite models. As collectors we also have those dolls that we go back and forth on as to whether we should purchase. I knew I loved the face on this doll. Her outfit was not my cup of tea though. I decided to go ahead and get her because I loved the soft makeup palette. I am so glad I made that purchase. I decided to put her hair up in a simple updo. She has such a regal high fashion look with the hair change. I adore it.
And…lest you think I only dress this doll in hot pink…here are some non pink shots.
But those were the only ones…then found some more hot pink shots. Too funny.
But that was the only one…then found some more hot pink shots. Too funny.
That is what I call this suit by my fabulous friend Hilda, designer and owner of Bellissima Couture. She makes the most exquisite 1/6 clothing and her creations never fail to inspire the photographer in me. Some of my all time favorite photos have resulted from shooting her work. One of my muses, Lilith with an updo, has been wearing this ensemble since it arrived a few months ago. It was time to pass my extra Silkstone Walking Suit outfit on to another fabulous artist and I realized I needed to take some photos of this smart looking lady before I sent the hat to another home.
Model and shoes: Restyled The Great Pretender Lilith, Integrity Toys NuFace collection
Suit: Bellissima Couture
Poodle: Randall Craig
Song of the shoot:
This is the final set for now. After this, let the redressing begin. I love this Rock Wedding set for a variety of reasons but perhaps one of the biggest reasons was the options of redressing that you were given for Lilith. She came dressed in her funky sculpted top bridal gown. Underneath is a skirt that coordinates with a satin and lace bustier that gives her a whole other look. I know that many brides these days are favoring the idea of one dress for the ceremony and one dress for the reception. In Lilith’s world, this one would be the reception look. Romain has decided to go more casual as well and lose the jacket.
After the stress of Romain’s coiffure, I was ready to have some fun so I went all soft and dreamy with the set. I was thinking it would be fun to have all this softness in the background and all the edginess in the dolls out front. I have had a number of friends comment that they were surprised I ordered this set…they are not what I typically collect. I was surprised myself how much these dolls appealed to me. I have to say my camera and I are IN LOVE with this trio of dolls. I adore the versatility of Lilith’s gift set. She has so many different looks and I can’t wait to start redressing. Romain aka lettuce boy , hair not withstanding, is just way cool. Love the square jaw and angles on this guy. From a photography standpoint, there are lots of angles to work with on his face…he will have a different look depending on how you light him and from what angle…lots of options. I would imagine that Romain and Lilith would not have the traditional wedding even though that is what the set and these photos would suggest.
And my favorite shot from the set
Erin’s turn is next…always the bridesmaid and never the bride…will have to see what we can do about that
For those of you who ordered her, you are in for a treat. For those of you who passed on this one, you may want to rethink. This lady is drop dead gorgeous and came right out of the box ready to be photographed. While Romain needed significant hair care before being ready for his close-up, Lilith was picture perfect within minutes of deboxing.
Many collectors and photographers have favorite dolls or models that inspire them. I have a few “go to” girls that never seem to disappoint me. No matter what I dress them in or how I style them, I always come away with some keeper photos. My restyled Lilith is one of my muses. Here is one set I pulled from the archives to post on the blog. For those of you who follow my Flickr, you may have already seen these photos. I thought they were worth a relook.
Wishing all you Mom’s out there a wonderful Mother’s Day!
Models: The Great Pretender LIlith (with hair restyled) and Silkstone Ken
Gown : Monogram Magnetism
Jewelry: Monogram Magnetism and Mattel
I am always amazed at how Diana and Janet of La Boutique manage to reproduce high end handbags in 1/6 scale. The purses of the month for April 2012 were inspired by Valentino and I am absolutely enthralled.
Model: Nu.Face Great Pretender Lilith
Suit,Hat and purse on model: Walking Suit Silkstone Barbie
Shoes: Nu.Face Great Pretender Lilith
Purses on display: La Boutique POTM April 2012 ( for info on how to purchase contact Diana at email@example.com )
Hope you all have a blessed, happy and healthy holiday and new year!
I would like to thank Photoshop. For without it’s amazing ability I would not have been able to achieve the white, white background. I can’t tell you how long I have been trying to achieve this LOL!
P.S. Matty….I hope I did your beautiful gift justice with the photos