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March Purse of The Month

The sisters of La Boutique have been busy coming up with something exciting and new this month.  Here are the scrumptious offerings for the month of March.  If you are interested in ordering, please contact them at  There is a very limited supply of the Mini Ricky bags due to its complexity.  Delivery of these items may take a little longer this month as last months order backlog was larger than usual ( Thanks in part to readers/new buyers from this blog!).  I have to say, these little pieces of heaven are worth the wait people.  I have been collecting these for years and just can’t get enough of them.  Thanks for supporting the community and these fine artisans!

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And the glorious tote to go with it…Tote set is $30.

©2016 La Boutique

If you are looking for fashions, they have that too…

©2016 La Boutique

©2016 La Boutique

and if you really want to splurge this month, check out the Elite outfit!

The Elite Ensemble this month is true City Chic.  It begins with a dramatic long coat in grey and plum worsted wool, with a 2-color skirt to match.  Underneath is a bright orchid bodysuit that goes beautiful with the tote scarf!  Also included is an open-crown hat, grey belt, pewter shoes, earrings, Tote Set and your choice of handbag.  155.00 + shipping”

©2016 La Boutique

©2016 La Boutique

©2016 La Boutique

©2016 La Boutique




February Purse of The Month

The sisters of La Boutique are giving us a Valentine’s Day treat this month with their February purse of the month (POTM) and Elite outfit.  If you are interested in getting one of these tasty little bags, tote or outfits, contact Diana at

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The adorable Valentine tote is priced at $30 plus s/h includes that fabulous scarf! 

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The Valentine’s Dress in delicate pink crepe is fully fitted, and accented by brown piping at the neck, and a detached brown belt.  Also, the bow at the neck has been custom-dyed to match.  Valentine’s Dress – 60.00

©2016 La Boutique

The Elite Ensemble for February is truly an example of bespoke luxury.  It begins with a 100 % wool herring-bone in delicate pink and cream.  The shawl collar and cuffs are machine embroidered with a random yet recognizable design.  The silk fitted blouse has been custom-dyed to match, and the ensemble also includes a hat, shoes, earrings, Tote Set and your choice of handbag.  165.00 + 7.00 shipping

©2016 La Boutique

©2016 La Boutique

©2016 La Boutique

Neutral Ground

I am constantly amazed and inspired by my fellow doll collector community bloggers.  A recent blog post by Shuga-Shug got me thinking about a new arrival in a whole new way so it was time to do a redress.

Shug…Thank you for your love of neutrals and your fantastic modern styling .  This post was completely inspired by you and what you do.

Model:  The Young Sophisticate Poppy Parker

Dress:  City Shopper™ Barbie® Doll – Brunette

Shoes:  Mattel

Purse: La Boutique

Scarf: New York Yorkie™ Barbie® Accessory Pack

Jewelry and Luggage:  Integrity Toys






Lilith Shops La Boutique

I am always amazed at how Diana and Janet of La Boutique manage to reproduce high end handbags in 1/6 scale.  The purses of the month for April 2012 were inspired by Valentino and I am absolutely enthralled.

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Model:  Nu.Face Great Pretender Lilith

Suit,Hat and purse on model: Walking Suit Silkstone Barbie

Shoes:  Nu.Face Great Pretender Lilith

Purses on display:  La Boutique POTM April 2012 ( for info on how to purchase contact Diana at  )




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Metropolitan and Discreet

I received the new Fashion Royalty Squared Metropolitan outfit last week. I also received La Boutique’s POTM for May.  LOVE!

Model:  Fashion Royalty Monogram Discreet

Outfit and shoes:  Fashion Royalty Squared Metropolitan

Purse:  La Boutique May 2011 POTM

Sunglasses:  Fashion Royalty Vanessa Perrin Cruise Control




Extravagance visits the studio

Some musings about this set of photos and what I was thinking while doing it. There is something so rich and elegant about the Fashion Royalty Monogram line of dolls.  Whenever my imagination comes up with an elegant set or background, I tend to go for the monograms to help finish the picture that is in my head.  When I first received this black Bogue’s Vogues black silk dress, I immediately thought jewelry shopping.  Don’t ask me why….just did.  The hat, also a Bogue’s Vogues creation, was so wonderful it needed a strong face but not too strong because… let’s face it…it’s all about the hat.   I felt I needed a blond model to set off the beautiful black dress and I wanted sunglasses because nothing says “I’m  famous and fabulous!”  better than a big pair of designer shades.  With those things decided, I needed some amazing accessories to match but not too many.  First I settled on this fabulous bracelet that came with the Mattel ‘s Anemone Barbie by Christian Louboutin .  With that decided, the earrings could not compete with the bracelet so I decided on simple but bold diamond( okay rhinestone ) clusters  With such a sleek and elegant  dress, I figured I could go all out with the shoes.  I wanted to use a fabulous  silver pair of shoes that came in the Barbie Louboutin shoe pack.  To my complete amazement, the shoes actually fit the Monogram foot so that’s what she is wearing.  To complete the outfit, I added a La Boutique Dior purse of the month.  Fantastic!

The set was simple because I wanted most of  the focus to be on the model.  The checkerboard floor was added for some interest but the rest was all tones on black.  The mannequin and necklace were the only things I wanted to stand out amidst the background and now that I look back on the photos, I wish I had chosen a necklace with rubies instead of sapphires but, oh well.




Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Wanted to share some wearing of the green today.


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Model:  Restyled Dusk To Dawn Silkstone

Dress: Bogue’s Vogues

Purse: La Boutique