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Evening Gown and a Matisse….Take Two

Nobody expects to win the lottery twice but amazingly enough some people have.  I was lucky enough to be able to add another pink Matisse to my collection a few weeks back and  it is fabulous!  I knew that Ms. Evening Gown was going to look stellar in it so had to wait for her to arrive to photograph.  On a side note, if you ever want to spend some time looking at the most exquisite Barbie fashions, take a moment to look at the collection of sold items on Brenda’s ( Matisse) Etsy site.

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Model:  Evening Gown Silkstone Barbie

Dress, wrap and hat: Matisse ( )

Gloves: Dressmaker Details

Jewelry, shoes and clutch purse:  Mattel

Diorama:  See previous blog post






Evening Gown and a Matisse

For those of us in the 1/6 OOAK clothing arena, scoring a Matisse can be a bit like winning the Lotto.  She sells on her Etsy site( info below) and if you happen to be at the right place at the right time ( i.e. online when one of her notices hits your inbox that she has something new on her Etsy site), you may be lucky enough to get one.  Her work is truly beautiful.  The attention to detail is superb and the accessories never disappoint.  I only have a few of her pieces and I treasure each and every one.  I even managed to snag not one but two pink little works of art by her and I was waiting for Ms. Evening Gown to make her way here to model them.  Now that I have shown you Evening Gown in her original Robert Best couture, I hope you will enjoy her in one of Matisse’s pink confections.

Model:  Evening Gown Silkstone Barbie

Dress and veil:  Mattise Fashions (

Wall Panel and gold urn with flowers:  Made by me

Pink and White 1/6 Kissing Chair:





Evening Gown Silkstone Barbie®

I have been busy the past few days populating my Pinterest “Inside The Fashion Doll Studio” board with photos from the archives and I realized…I don’t usually photograph my dolls in what they came dressed in originally.  I guess I always figured Mattel and Integrity photographers do such a beautiful job  with their promo photos that I didn’t need to redo it.  That whole philosophy changed this year with Robert Best’s Atelier Silkstone collection.  I believe I have photographed each one this year in the outfit she came in…then went on to redress.  I guess you could say I am just thrilled with the Silkie offerings this year.  Evening Gown is the next one to land in front of my camera.   Designed by Robert Best, she became available to collectors on 06/14/12.  You can find her at your local dealer or at