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The Lady in Red: Part Three

A change of models, couture and hats.  I have had this hat for a year and on this model for almost as long but just have not gotten around to photographing her…bad me.  I am a big fan of the Integrity Toys FR2 Fashion Royalty line.  The high couture slimmer articulated body makes for great poseability. I just wish their feet were the same size as the others…it can be a bit of a pain to find the right pair of shoes because the choices are limited.  Integrity Toys is trying, in my opinion, to make up for that a bit by gifting us with some amazing shoe sets at their convention every year. Now, if they could make a shoe set available to the WClub each year {hint, hint}, that would be fantastic!

I would have to say that of all the FR2 characters, Elise is my “go to” girl. I feel she has an eastern European look and to me that epitomizes high fashion in all the fashion magazines right now.  I think it’s the cheekbones…she has KILLER cheekbones.  I guess you could take away from this blog that it’s all about 1) the hat and 2) the cheekbones LOL!

Model and Shoes: FR2 “Engaging” Elise Jolie

Dress:  Bogue’s Vogues(

Hat:  Alyrenee(





Music is a huge part of my life.  Both of my kids play an instrument or in my son’s case, multiple instruments ( amazing to me because he has significant hearing loss…a regular Beethoven that kid).  There is always music of some kind playing at my house…so I wanted to share some of the music that influences the blog posts or the music that is playing during the photoshoots.  For this one, it was “This is Love” by …a big thanks to my daughter for pointing me to this song. Smile

Bogue’s Vogues Vendredi meets Alyrenee

Well it’s  11/11/11 and it’s long past time for another Bogue’s Vogues Vendredi but this time we have added a twist.   I had the pleasure of stumbling upon a lovely lady selling 1/6 hats at the Fashion Royalty Convention this year.  You know me and hats so of course I had to stop and take a look at what she had to offer.  I walked away with three fantastic hats and the itching need to get them back to the studio and photograph them because they are that amazing.  Her name is Alyrenee and her fabulous and entertaining blog is   I decided to pair this fantastic hat with a gorgeous classically styled black 3/4 sleeve silk day dress with rolled velvet collar by James Bogue.   Here is the result….

model:  Forget Me Knot Poppy ( redhead )

Dress:  Bogue’s Vogues ( )

Shoes:  Mattel

Hat: Alyrenee ( )



Ahhhhh!  I LOVE this hat!  Alyrenee, you are an artist.