As many of you know by now, I adore Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture. Her work epitomizes what I love to collect. Her gentle spirit and friendship have been and will continue to be a treasure to this “sister friend”. This past December, Haute Doll Magazine approached a number of OOAK doll clothing makers to submit work for their Spring issue. As with all publication submissions, you never know which photos will be accepted for an issue. Here are some of the photos I shot for Hilda that did not make it into the issue. If you have not had a chance to check out Haute Doll’s spring issue, you should. There is a treasure house of OOAK doll clothing makers in it…including Ms. Hilda’s work.
Models: Especially For You Poppy Parker, Elegant Evening Poppy Parker, To The Fair Poppy Parker
Gowns: Belissima Couture
Love this “especially for you” Poppy! When I was setting up the shoot, I got carried away with all the shabby chic pinkness and it was too sweet. I had to throw this red lipped siren Poppy in black to cut the cotton candy in this shot. If she was the vixen of the piece…she could not be sipping tea. She needed a DRINK. You will notice that her glass is empty .
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I did manage to take a few photos here recently that I have been waiting to share. Hope everyone is maintaining an even strength this holiday season. Recently the Integrity Toys WClub held another lottery for a much coveted Poppy Parker Doll. Her name is “That Holiday Feeling”
While her edition size was a whopping 800, it still wasn’t enough to satisfy demand for this popular brand. There were many left wanting a chance to buy this pretty lady. I was lucky enough to be picked this time around but I am sad about it because I wish ,à la Oprah, there were “Poppy’s for everyone!” It got me to thinking about all the fabulous Poppy’s that are already out there and I decided to do a holiday photo shoot with one of my recent favorites. I know it doesn’t bring “That Holiday Feeling” home to everyone but maybe it will bring a little bit of Holiday Poppy into your home.
Model: Especially for You Poppy Parker
And…because I was having fun with photoshop and I am sad to not be going to Paris any time soon….
** A special note of thanks to Ms. “H” for making this dress wearable on Poppy Parker
The Poppy Parker Luncheon
For many of us who collect Barbie and Fashion Royalty, Poppy Parker is perhaps the perfect in-between road between the two. Many Barbie collectors have come into Fashion Royalty collecting through Poppy Parker so it can come as no surprise that the Poppy Parker luncheon is a highly anticipated event. We expected a stunning centerpiece and boy oh boy did Integrity deliver.
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Centerpiece
photo source: Integrity Toys, Inc.
After a somewhat eclectic and interesting buffet lunch, Integrity Toys went above and beyond by gifting everyone with an absolutely stunning Poppy Parker doll.
Especially For You
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2013 Convention Exclusive Giveaway
Thank you David Buttry and Integrity Toys!!!!