Many collectors have face mold favorites. Many photographers have favorite models. For me as a collector and photographer, I can honestly say there are some dolls that seem to draw the lens and some that don’t. Great Pretender Lilith was and continues to be one of my favorite models. As collectors we also have those dolls that we go back and forth on as to whether we should purchase. I knew I loved the face on this doll. Her outfit was not my cup of tea though. I decided to go ahead and get her because I loved the soft makeup palette. I am so glad I made that purchase. I decided to put her hair up in a simple updo. She has such a regal high fashion look with the hair change. I adore it.
And…lest you think I only dress this doll in hot pink…here are some non pink shots.
But those were the only ones…then found some more hot pink shots. Too funny.
But that was the only one…then found some more hot pink shots. Too funny.
I try to be an organized person…I really do. Usually I succeed but lately, I have just taken on WAY too many projects and unfortunately, the blog has suffered for it. My apologies to everyone who follows the blog for my unusually long absence these past couple of weeks. Hopefully, things will be a bit more orderly and consistent in the weeks ahead….but I can’t make any promises.
In the past month, I have started two new businesses and volunteered ( yes, volunteered…I know…I am stupid) my home for an large annual Holiday Walk. So, in the next month I will be decorating like a mad woman getting my house ready for roughly 1,200 visitors to walk through it. I must have been drunk when I agreed LOL! It is for charity and helps to support many good causes in our community so I can’t complain. I did volunteer.
Today, in a few hours, I will be flying south to the sunny streets of Los Angeles for the Integrity Toys Fashion Royalty Convention. I am soooooo excited.
The people at Integrity always know how to throw a party and as this year they are celebrating 10 years in business, it is sure to be something special. I will be updating my Flickr daily and hopefully blogging daily as well. Feel free to follow my Flickr feed by clicking on the Flickr button to the right.
I am going to try my best to post from convention but this year things will be a bit different as I am selling some things for the first time. One of the businesses I have recently opened is a miniature furniture line. The Fashion Royalty convention is the first time I will be showing these items and I will be selling at an event with the lovely and talented Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture. If you are going to be at the convention, please stop by! We won’t have a room number until we check in later so check the boards by the registration desk for a pamphlet with the room number.
Information on how to purchase these furniture pieces will be forthcoming. Here are some more shots from the set of photos
Note: Chandelier photoshop brush is from midnightstouch on deviantart.com. Thank you so much for letting me use your beautiful brushes!
That is what I call this suit by my fabulous friend Hilda, designer and owner of Bellissima Couture. She makes the most exquisite 1/6 clothing and her creations never fail to inspire the photographer in me. Some of my all time favorite photos have resulted from shooting her work. One of my muses, Lilith with an updo, has been wearing this ensemble since it arrived a few months ago. It was time to pass my extra Silkstone Walking Suit outfit on to another fabulous artist and I realized I needed to take some photos of this smart looking lady before I sent the hat to another home.
Model and shoes: Restyled The Great Pretender Lilith, Integrity Toys NuFace collection
Suit: Bellissima Couture
Poodle: Randall Craig
Song of the shoot:
Many collectors and photographers have favorite dolls or models that inspire them. I have a few “go to” girls that never seem to disappoint me. No matter what I dress them in or how I style them, I always come away with some keeper photos. My restyled Lilith is one of my muses. Here is one set I pulled from the archives to post on the blog. For those of you who follow my Flickr, you may have already seen these photos. I thought they were worth a relook.
Wishing all you Mom’s out there a wonderful Mother’s Day!
Models: The Great Pretender LIlith (with hair restyled) and Silkstone Ken
Gown : Monogram Magnetism
Jewelry: Monogram Magnetism and Mattel