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The Elyse Chronicles: Daywear to Nightwear

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles Daywear to Nightwear

©2017 Bergdorf Goodman

The Bergdorf Goodman Elsye in the navy pants and yellow and navy sweater is clearly a daywear look.  To me it is VERY Sonya Rykiel and while I loved the turban on the real life fashion, I don’t feel it translated well to 1/6 scale. 

©2010 Vogue 2011 Spring RTW Jason Wu

Perhaps the turban will be put to good use elsewhere in my collection…that remains to be seen but…I needed to transform this Elyse from daywear to eveningwear.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles Daywear to Nightwear

Talk about DRAMA!

Model: Bergdorf Goodman Elyse Navy Pant

Gown: And Another Thing Kyori gift set by Integrity Toys

Jewelry and Shoes: Malefique Elyse

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles Daywear to Nightwear

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles Daywear to Nightwear

Love the short slicked back hairstyle and the facial screening on this one. 

-Rebecca

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Doll Photography and Blogging: An Introduction

Today is the first part of a series of segments on Doll Photography and Blogging.  I am rebroadcasting the presentation I did for the 2016 NBDCC and I hope you find some useful information in this series.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

If you want to see the video in High Def remember to select HD and full screen (arrows) in the bottom right of the video.

Feel free to post questions in this blog post about anything I have gone over.  I will try to answer as best as I can.  If there are many questions, I will just do another audio segment and answer all the questions before the next segment on the blog.

 

 

-Rebecca


The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

So I have decided to do a series of photos using these 10th Anniversary Jason Wu Elyse’s. My first choice of photos for this series was a bride and it’s using one of my favorite dolls from the 10th anniversary series and a favorite OOAK gown I had commissioned during 2017.  I hope you all enjoy!

I love following wedding photographers on Instagram.  While I have never photographed a wedding professionally ( oh the pressure!)  I have photographed some candid images for family and friends from their weddings.  I love to see some of the images that professional wedding photographers capture.  I am always in awe.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

The gown was a special commission done by the talented Natalia Kunafina.  She has an ebay shop 2010Chizhik 

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

The brides flowers are from Etsy seller Beadspage. 

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

Playing around with lighting on this shoot was fun.  You will notice a different color cast to this shot as I was using mostly natural light as opposed to augmented or artificial lighting.  I’m not sure which one I like better…both have their positive and negatives.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

Also tried out some really cool little LED lights I found at IKEA!  Really cool effect and sooooo inexpensive!!  You can find them here.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

In case you are wondering…the paper is there to shield the light from the dress and just shine on her face LOL!  I have some master paper folding skills I never knew I had.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

What can I say about this doll that this picture doesn’t….absolutely nothing.  She really is this beautiful.

©2018 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - The Elyse Chronicles: Here Comes the Bride

And just because natural light can say it so much better than augmented light can…here she is…in all her ethereal beauty.  Thank you Jason for your gifts and for sharing them with collectors.

And if any of you are wondering what the soundtrack was for this shoot…go to Spotify and listen to “Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons”

-Rebecca


Champagne anyone?

Hello all!!  It seems like a year since my last blog post and in reality…it has been almost 2 months!  Yikes.  First and foremost, I need to send out a belated and public “Thank You!!” to my dear friend and fellow blogger Rogier from Dutch Fashion Doll World for taking over my blog and doing a wonderful job reporting for me while I was at the National Barbie Doll Collector Convention in Houston.  I hope you all enjoyed the posts and images. 

A little bit of an explanation for my absence.  In the months preceding NBDCC, I am typically hyper busy producing miniatures to sell in the convention sales room.  This year, I started extra early and produced about twice the amount I normally do thinking I would have a bunch left over afterwards so that I would have plenty to sell at Integrity Toys convention.  The good part…I sold a LOT more than I expected to at Barbiecon…The bad part…I have had to turn around and start producing again for Integrity Toys.  This has meant little to no time for blogging or photography.  Sorry folks.  Best laid plans and all that went out the window…but it was for a good reason.  I am more pleased than I can say that my minis appeal to you guys.  Thank you for your support.  If I ever have a spare week free..I will set up my etsy site to sell to all.  So far…not happening.  Perhaps after IT convention.  Fingers crossed.

Today, being a day of rest, I chose to have some fun with my camera and my relatively new “First Taste of Champagne” Poppy Parker came to mind.  Hope you enjoy!

Model and earrings:  First Taste of Champagne Poppy Parker

Outfit: Spotlight on Broadway Barbie ( NBDCC 2015 Convention doll)

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Champagne anyone?

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Champagne anyone?

Models:  First Taste of Champagne Poppy Parker and Baby It’s You Chip

Gown on Poppy:  Rimdoll

Glorious Piano!!: Grand Pianist by Sega Toys

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Champagne anyone?

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Champagne anyone?

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - Champagne anyone?

I have been wanting to get one of these pianos for AGES!!  I finally found one used for a price that didn’t require a kidney.  It actually plays people!! 

Future reports may be sporadic as I get ready for IT convention in October.  Winking smile


Reign of the Redheads

I have a special affinity for redheads.  I have always been drawn to the vibrant hair color and often, this hair hue is what I gravitate to when I want a model for a dramatic shot.  Red hair and freckles run in my family of origin and while I was not lucky enough to get the red hair ( the freckles…I did get) I was thrilled that my son was born with strawberry blond hair.  So…in honor of those redheads, I did this shoot.  The exquisite gowns are a recent acquisition from the talented Rimdoll on Etsy.

Models: (from left to right) 2016 Japan Barbie Convention doll, Black and White Tweed Suit Silkstone Barbie and 2016 Paris Fashion Doll Festival Barbie

Gowns: Rimdoll on Etsy

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

Still not a  fan of the articulated bodies on these silkstone Barbies.  It is very limited articulation and it irks me that you cant bend the hand at wrist joint to put it fully on the dolls hip. 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

Love this elegant Black and White Tweed Suit Silkstone’s facial screening though. 

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

Gorgeous blending of hair colors on this Japan convention exclusive

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

This vibrant red hair color is my absolute favorite…especially when it’s paired with a green eye.  Yummy!

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

And these gowns were so perfect in these fabulous pastel shades.  Adore.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio-Reign of the Redheads

-Rebecca


Timeless Show Eden

I decided to pair up a favorite new outfit and a “holy grail” Eden. I don’t pull this doll out as often as I should. 

Model:  Style Mantra Eden by Integrity Toys

Dress, socks, shoes. purse and hat: Timeless Show by Lovetones

Set: Cargo Culinary Containers and Miniature Wood Pallet Drink Coasters

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Timeless Show Eden

-Rebecca


Riviera Drama Revealed!!

Back in February, one of the WClub membership dolls was revealed in sketch form.  Yesterday, her promo shots were revealed and it had many WClub members clapping their hands with joy.  You can read about the how this doll came to be here.  It’s an interesting way to decide on a club doll.  This doll was only available to WClub 2017 members as an optional upgrade with their membership purchase.

Riviera Drama
Agnes Von Weiss™ Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2017 W Club Upgrade Doll
Approximate Ship Date: Summer 2017
Edition Size: TBA (Determined by the total amount of orders received)

Doll Tech Specs:

Head Sculpt: Agnes Von Weiss
Hair Color: Raven (Black)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied
Body Type: FR 6.0
Foot Sculpt: High-heeled / Traditional
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: Cream

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc

And here she is!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

©2017 Integrity Toys, Inc- Riviera Drama Revealed!

I am feeling an Elie Saab vibe here…the picture below is from his 2017 Resort collection.  The fact that he used wedge shoes also with this look makes me think this was one of the inspirations for this look.

©2017 Vogue 41-elie-saab-resort-17

So…how do I feel about this reveal?  I love the facial screening!  Green eyes on a pale skinned raven Agnes…yummm!  Also kind of happy they went with the nude lip.  It feels very on trend for right now.  This also makes her infinitely more re-dressable.   I am thrilled that the jumpsuit isn’t black.  I think jewel tones definitely fit with the “Riviera” theme. I adore the jewelry!  What concerns me is the fabric shown.  I don’t know if it flows like the original design does.  It looks kind of stiff to me but then…that could just be the image and how the model is posed.  Also…what is with this purse?  Did they want to go for Christmas colors?  I don’t think I would have chosen red.  I may be in a minority here but I like the wedge shoes.  It’s more casual and we don’t have shoes like this so if I want to dress this outfit up, I can certainly find a pair of black strappy sandals in my IT box.  Also, I am hoping the hair isn’t too “crunchy” as in…stiff.  It looks like it might be though.  It does help with those annoying flyaways that I end up editing out in PS later anyway Winking smile

-Rebecca


Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

Giselle has been restyled as Miss Red Butterfly for today’s blog post.  I have been inspired by some beautiful images coming from Dior’s Spring Couture collection and the new captain at it’s helm Maria Grazia Chiuri (formerly of Valentino).  She had unicorn’s lining the walk into the collection venue!  Ok, Ok, they were not real unicorns but still….very whimsical.  She had a park like setting and I supposed that has helped influence the backdrop for this shoot as well.

Model:  Integrity Toys AKA Gigi Giselle

Dress:  Rimdoll

Hat: Integrity Toys “Love The One” Kyori Sato ( I embellished with flower and butterfly)

Gloved hands:  Integrity Toys “Royal Treatment” Véronique giftset

Earrings: Integrity Toys “Admiration” Monogram

Purse:  Bogue’s Vogues

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

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©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - Mademoiselle Papillon Rouge

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-Rebecca


A Spring Fling

Reluctant to tear down the set from the previous shoot, I decided to give Miss Tullabelle a chance to model.  I just had to show off this amazing head of delicious golden curls.  I also received this exquisite Matisse creation by Brenda Visaya and had to use it.  It’s funny because I took the photos of Tullabelle posing up against the white arbor I had created.  When I looked at the images in post processing…she just seemed too refined.  I wasn’t completely happy with them which was a complete shock for me because that is the look I normally go for when editing photos.  I woke up the next morning and did a few more shots showing a more flirtatious Tullabelle and in the end…these are the shots I am most happy with.  Go figure Winking smile

Model:  Integrity Toys “You Better Werk” Tullabelle

Dress and gloves:  Brenda Visaya – Matisse on Etsy

Hat:  Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World

Shoes:  Integrity Toys “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” Eden

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

©2017 Inside The Fashion doll Studio - A Spring Fling

-Rebecca


A Bridal Still Life

I am continually inspired by miniature couture.  In particular, I adore any and all images that come out of Le Petit Théâtre from Dior. 

©2016 Dior, Inc.

©2016 Dior, Inc.

I love how they use real size items with miniatures.  I had a free day in the studio…almost unheard of these days…so I thought I would try my hand at something like this.  I decided to use my most recent bridal shoot as inspiration.  For those of you following my instagram story…you got to see a little taste of the shoot.  But…as most things go in the studio, you saw the prelim shots and not the final part of what I actually used in the processed images. 

I have to give a shout out to my dear friend Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Fashion Doll World who did some additional art direction on this shoot.  Your vision is always valued and appreciated my friend.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

And…a chance to bring out the pearls!  Smile©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

It’s always a treat to use my Laduree boxes.©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

But let’s face it…this entire shoot was all about this fabulous dress from Rimdoll on Etsy. ©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

For those of you interested in the set up for this shoot, it was all done in natural light with one reflector.  Be prepared people when using natural light to be waiting half the day for optimal lighting.  Since I always love to see behind the scenes from others, I will share a behind the scenes shot here of the set up.  Yes…I have a flash in the picture below but I didn’t end up using it.

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - A Bridal Still Life

-Rebecca