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A Class Act

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. Winking smile

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!

Model: OOAK Rim Doll repaint and restyle of Lovetones Hello Honey

Suit: Bellissima Couture

Faux Fur Stole: Lovetones Timeless Show Roxy Fashion Set

Shoes: Integrity Toys

Hat: Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World

Jewelry: Mattel

Screen: Custom Dollhouse on Etsy

Planter: Local plant store and boxwood topiary is from Joss & Main.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Class Act

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Class Act

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Class Act

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Class Act

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Class Act

The gorgeous ornate wall in the background was photoshopped in so..sorry but it doesn’t exist outside of Photoshop at this time.

-Rebecca

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A Romantic Era Concludes

All good things must come to an end.  Or…in my case…all sunny days in the garden eventually give way to rain.  I managed to get three separate photo shoots completed before the rain started so I am happy with that.  For the last installment of this romantic garden series I paired a favorite embroidered sheath from Bellissima Couture and a yummier than yummy coat from Lovetones.  The hat is a story.  It originally came from Bogue’s Vogues and I have to admit…I got creative with the Russian netting on this one.  Hope you all enjoy.

Model:  Lovtones Romantic Era Roxy

Dress:  Bellissima Couture

Coat :  Lovetones Timeless Show Roxy

Hat: Bogues vogues

Shoes:  Lovetones Romantic Era Roxy

Purse: Integrity Toys AKA Gigi Giselle

Accessories: the box, macaron and bag were all done by me.  The boxwood trees in planters were from Pier One.  The bench was found on Ebay.

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 ©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Concludes

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Concludes

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Concludes

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Concludes

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©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Romantic Era Concludes

-Rebecca


OOAK Doll Festival–A Huge Thank You!!

One hundred collectors of One of a Kind fashion dolls congregated in New York City for an amazing event.  It was the first event of it’s kind and it has left this attendee with a huge sense of gratitude and respect for my fellow collectors. 

First and foremost, I have to thank Rocky Schmidt and his incredible team of festival organizers.  This event was simply amazing.  From the moment we registered to the last evenings dinner and doll presentation, it was a beautifully produced and orchestrated event.  We all ate, drank and were very merry indeed.  Because of the small intimate nature of this festival, you felt like you were attending a family reunion.  Collectors of specialized one of a kind fashion dolls gathered from all over the world and although we live in different areas, we were all connected through the love of this particular sub genre of collecting. 

While it’s always nice to get some nice ‘swag’ at events, I would say the bulk of enjoyment for most at this event were the people.  It’s the enjoyment of being with people who collect exactly what you collect.  This convention celebrated in particular the artistry and design of two very well respected and admired OOAK artistic teams…Magia 2000 and Ninimomo.  It was a festival that celebrated their artistry and love for this specialized craft .

For me personally, this event had special significance. Firstly,  It offered up an opportunity to collaborate on a project with some of my closest friends who work in this 1/6 scale medium.  I have long admired and respected Hilda and Rogier’s work.  Just to be a part of this team that produced the Laduree diorama was something I am so honored to be a part of.

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It was also an honor to  donate a few items to the talented collaborators of Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and Maryann Roy of Welcome Home and their centerpiece doll design.

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Besides the festival itself, there were a number of top favorites from the trip. 

#1 I got to go to one of my favorite places with a few of my favorite people.©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

#2 I got to see Rogier enjoy his first NYC hot dog from a stand!

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#3 I got to experience the garment district with the master…Hilda

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#4 And…I got to enjoy an amazing dinner with some great friends…old and new

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And…last but not least, I got to enjoy the city with my husband and daughter ( wish my son could have joined….darn those college classes)

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To cap off the whole week of festivities, a number of us from the festival were able to attend a performance of Hamilton!!  And it was an opportunity to meet up with in-laws and give a lovely sister-in-law the opportunity to see the show of her heart…on Broadway!  That made it all the sweeter.

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So…Rocky and Team…from this blogger of fashion dolls…a HUGE Thank you for the memories and events of a lifetime. 

-Rebecca


OOAK Doll Festival–Saturday’s design challenge

Saturday morning dawned with a new challenge for festival attendees.  Our design challenge was to embellish a simple black dress.  Here is what we all started with.  A HUGE shout out to Judy O’Connell of Aponi Designs who donated all the accessory sets for this event.  Wow Judy!!!  You rock!

 

 

There was also a centerpiece doll at this event that 10 lucky attendees walked away with.  She was designed by the talented duo of Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and Maryann Roy of Welcome Home.  I donated a couple of accessories to their fabulous creation.

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With so much creativity and talent in that room…this event was sure to please.  It did not disappoint.  I had a whole lot of respect for the attendees of this festival going in but after this event…I was blown away by the talent in the room.  It was an honor just to be a part of it. 

We were all given a pick of a variety of accessory sets.  These were just too cute for words.  I picked the grey.

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And a variety of materials to use in our embellishing.

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And people could bring items that they brought from home or had purchased at Mood and M&J Trimming the previous day.  It was Project Runway workroom…times 10…and it was fabulous.  Mario of Magia 2000 and many other judges were there to offer encouragement, guidance and a “Tim Gun” comment if needed.

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It was a fun room of designers all following their own vision.  A creativity extravaganza!  How glorious!

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After a few hours of embellishing, the judges walked around and selected roughly 20 designs that would compete for the winner of the “Make your own OOAK” competition.  There was some serious talent in that room people. 

Here are some of the designs that moved on to the final round of competition.

Do you have a favorite?  The winner would be voted on and announced at the evenings dinner.  Anticipation was very high for this event.

Rogier and Rebecca


OOAK Doll Festival–A Sneak Peek at the Sales Room

After the fabulous Opening Gala, it was time for attendees to take a look at what would be available in the sales room on Friday.  Many OOAK doll artists were present.  Festival attendees were not allowed to purchase at this event but they could have things set aside for purchase when the sales room officially opened on Friday.

Magia 2000:  Attendees drew numbers to select some of these amazing beauties!!

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Aponi Designs, Paintbox Designs and Rob’s Dolls©2017 Jenny Kim OOAK Doll Festival

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Créations Cotho Corinne Thorner

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Lantis Kelly

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Bellissima Couture, Inside The Fashion Doll Studio and Dutch Fashion Doll World

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And some amazing acrylic display walls by Sheree

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We think there was definitely something for everyone in this sales room!


OOAK Doll Festival–A Sneak Peek at Live Auction

Just a note of explanation to start of the rest of the blog posts from this amazing festival.  Rogier and I work well together as a team.  For the past year I have reported for him while he was at European conventions and he has reported for me while I was attending the events in the US.  It is a brilliant system.  We learned quickly that when we are both attending the same event….not so brilliant of a system.  We apologize for the lateness of these reports as the festival ended less than a week ago but it was simply too busy to edit the images and report on events in a timely manner.  Added to that….I had to go and catch the plague. 

Now that I can breath again without hacking up a lung, We can finally report on events.  Thank you all for being patient and understanding.

Now, at the opening gala of this festival, attendees were also able to view all of the amazing live auction items that would be available to bid on at Friday nights dinner. 

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From Judy O’Connel of Aponi Designs

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From Matt Sutton

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©2017 Matt Sutton

From Ninimomo

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From Carlyle Neura of Mattel

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From Magia 2000

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And from the team of friends Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World, Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and Rebecca Berry of Inside The Fashion Doll Studio… a diorama of one of our favorite places!

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–More coming of the sales room sneak peek….


Straight From Paris Fashion Week

Since I showed off Hilda’s suits from Bellissima Couture in a very elegant way, I wanted to show how versatile these Chanel inspired jackets can be.  Eden and Nadja have been hitting the fashion shows at Paris Fashion week this past month.

Models:  Sneak Peek Eden and Out of Sight Nadja from 2015 IT Convention

Jackets: Bellissima Couture ( will be for sale this week at IT convention!)

Eden’s purse and sunglasses: Moschino Barbie

Nadja’s beret and wig: FR Monogram

The remainder of clothing came with the dolls that are modeling

             

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©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Straight from Paris Fashion Week

These jackets will be for sale at 2016 IT Convention this week!!


Oh so Chanel

For those of you who follow me on FB and Instagram, you received a little sneak peek of today’s post this past weekend. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

Tomorrow, I am flying to Chicago for the 2016 Integrity Toys Convention.  Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and I will be having an event on Wednesday evening to sell fabulous OOAK clothing creations by Hilda and a variety of 1/6 items made by me and my fellow blogger Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World.  For place and time, check the boards at convention.  We will be placing signage as soon as we have a room number.  We will also be at the sales bazaar on Friday evening. 

Here is a small sample of some of the Chanel inspired yumminess that Hilda will have available for convention attendees.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Oh So Chanel!

If you are in the market for some exquisite 1/6 couture for your dolls and are attending IT convention this year, come attend the event.   Room number and time will be posted at convention.

Blog post on accessories and other 1/6 items available will be up later today Winking smile


Paris Fashion Week

It sounds like collectors are finally receiving their classic black dress silkstones after ordering them back in February.  I thought it was time to bring this lady out and showcase her in a setting that touches on what is going on currently in the fashion world…Paris Fashion Week.  Hope you enjoy!

Model:  Classic Black Dress Barbie® Doll

Dress:  Bellissima Couture

Hat: Scrapbooking element from Joann’s Fabric

Jewelry:  necklace made by me

Shoes: Mattel

Gloves:  Have absolutely noooooo idea.  I don’t think they are Mattel.  They may have come with a DEA fashion.  They fit this new articulated body very snuggly though.

Set:  Ornate wall made by me, gold chairs obtained through special order, flooring is checkerboard contact paper.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Paris Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Paris Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Paris Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Paris Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Paris Fashion Week

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Paris Fashion Week

 

-Rebecca


The Power of Pink!!

Actually, I wanted to title this blog post “The power of pink, a new frock and a little bit of sunshine” , but it would have been too long.   When you live in the Pacific Northwest and it’s the dead of winter ( which means rain people…lots and lots of rain), if one ray of sunshine peaks out, you are grabbing your camera and saying “What can I take a photo of!!”  Or maybe…that’s just me.   Yes I am seeing someone about my random photo tendencies when in the presence of intermittent sunshine LOL! 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio "The Power of Pink"

So, recently I took ownership of this adorable little dress from Hilda of Bellissima Couture.  To me this dress just makes me happy.  It’s pink yumminess with a hat.  Also, it gave me a chance to use a new model in the studio..Ms. IT Airways Poppy Parker.  She came with a pair of hands with white gloves ( Thank you David!!) so I knew I had to use them in a photo.  I know by reading the WClub boards that a number of people were less than pleased with how the hair came out for their Poppy’s.  Mine was not the best when she arrived but a very thoughtful and gifted group of souls on the WClub talked some of us through what they did to fix their Poppy’s hair.  It worked like a dream on mine.  If you are a WClub member and want to see the tutorial, head over to the WClub forum and look under IT Airways Poppy.  My “thanks” to the contributors!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio "The Power of Pink"

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio "The Power of Pink"

She is a young Anna Wintour here.  The hat did not come with the dress.  It is a floral scrapbooking embellishment.  The pink pearl necklace is one I made.

-Rebecca