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It’s Party Time

Everyone in the fashion world has their eyes turned toward Paris right now for the culmination of the 2017 Spring Summer Ready to Wear shows and I thought, “what does one do at the end of fashion week?”.  If it were me, I would want to celebrate so that is the inspiration behind this group of photos.  Well…that and a killer sparkle dress from Rimdoll. 

Here is the mood board I posted on Instagram.

Dress:  Rimdoll on Etsy

Shoes:  Integrity Toys Cold shoulder Eugenia

Earrings:  Integrity Toys Fabulous Fields Luchia

Glassware:  Facets by Marcia

Fur Wrap:  Pottery Barn wine bottle adornment ( yes!!  seriously!!  I know right?!)

Champagne bottle:  origins of which are lost in the quagmire of my mind….

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

There was another item besides the gown that I was inspired by.  Those of us who attended last years Integrity Toys convention were a bit hmmmm…lets just say underwhelmed by the convention doll last year.  Her name was ‘Making an Entrance’ Karolin Stone and she was a severe looking lady with a major broad forehead.  Not the most attractive look in my opinion. 

©2015 Integrity Toys, Inc.

I really liked her facial screening but I was all ready to sell this one when I saw an image of a restyled Karolin on Rimdoll’s Etsy site.  I decided to change course and see if I could soften her look a bit.  Here is what I ended up with and I have to say…I am very happy Winking smile

She still has the wide forehead but at least it’s softened up by the roll of bangs. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio


©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

Welcome to Fall everyone!


And before you say it…YES I know there is no such thing as a pink pumpkin.  They are there to remind all of us that it is breast cancer awareness month people…so do those self exams and get those mammograms!!!


Portrait of a Lady

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.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

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

Portrait:  Anthony van Dyck  Her name is Lady Anne Carey, Later Viscountess Claneboye and Countess of Clanbrassil, ca. 1636

©The Frick Collection

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.

Isn’t It Romantic Poppy Parker as Sabrina…Take 2

So I just couldn’t leave this one alone.  While I was photographing the original set, I was inspired by another photo and had to do that one too…

Inspiration photo


And what I came up with….





Sabrina with dogs collage copy

I need to go watch Sabrina now.  It feels like its required at this point LOL!

Bogue’s Vogues Vendredi! Poppy Parker

Poppy has not had a Bogue’s Vogues Vendredi yet so I thought she should have her day.  Not to mention I just received this adorably frothy number from Boutique de Bogue last week and fell in LOVE.  I was doing another photo shoot with this set for Dressmaker Details “ A Starry Night” ensemble and I just had to continue using it.  I am also trying out a new way of posing my girls that allows for more flexibility in positioning.  The jury is still out on this method though as it seems to take more time in post editing to make up for it so we will see how things work out.    So….without further ado….here is Ms. Parker

Model:  A Shadow of Her Smile Poppy Parker

Outfit:  Bogue’s Vogues (

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