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Wishing Everyone A Very Happy Holiday!

Today’s model is Great Pretender Lillith. She is wearing a dress from one of the past grocery store holiday Barbie dolls, Fashion Royalty stockings, shoes from a recent Fashion Royalty shoe pack (only available at the last convention or through the W club/Integrity Toys site), ooak earrings (made by me) and an ooak crocheted hat, scarf  & cuffs (also made by me). The bench was a lucky flea market find. Lillith’s photo was taken in our front yard near sunset yesterday evening.

Yay! Yay! It’s Christmas Day!

 

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I confess, we did not color Easter eggs tonight. But we have been indulging in Easter candy all week. 😉 And we had a ham for dinner tonight. Mmmm! Tomorrow we go to visit with family in NJ. I’m already dreaming of the food fest we’ll have there. *drool*

Happy Easter From The Bunny Triplets

Happy Easter From The Bunny Triplets

Today’s models are The Great Pretender Lillith, Elements Of Surprise Lillith and Style Mantra Eden. They are all wearing various Mattel fashions, accessories and footwear. Their bunny ears are homemade by me – I used bumpy and straight chenille stems from the craft store. Because it seems it never stops raining here, their photo was taken indoors. The “floor” is a lemon wood door sample, the background is poster board. The scene was lit by two desk lamps and a full-strength flash. Color correction and text was added with my camera’s photo editing program.

Happy Easter Times Three!!!

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Some dolls are so pretty, they practically take my breath away.

One Of My Favorites

One Of My Favorites

Today’s model is The Great Pretender Lillith. She is wearing Fashion Royalty earrings and a Barbie turtleneck shirt. Her photo was taken in the late evening sunlight on my front porch. I decided to post a sepia-tone photo today, as Lillith doesn’t even need color to look good. Doesn’t she have the most amazing face? There is no wonder why she is one of my faves.

You Oughta Be In Pictures…

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If one is good, two are better. I like the challenge of posing two dolls together. But, a challenge it is. When I take doll photos, I’m constantly checking everything: lighting, focus, body position, hair flyaways, glare on the eyes, how the clothing is laying, background, tilt of the head…and so much more. Add another doll and not only is all that doubled, but I have to watch how they look together. I want it to look natural, as if they are interacting. A tough order, but when it works out it’s awesome.

Lillith and Eden

Lillith and Eden

I chose the twins for today’s photo shoot. The Great Pretender Lillith is wearing a Barbie dress, Fashion Royalty earrings and tiny hair clips from the dollar store (and you can’t see them, but she’s wearing Dynamite Girls shoes). Style Mantra Eden is also wearing a Barbie dress, Fashion Royalty earrings and a Barbie hair twist over the elastic holding her ponytail (and you can’t see her shoes either, but they are from Barbie as well). *If you want to see full length pictures, just check out my Flickr link. They are seated on marble spheres purchased at Hobby Lobby. The photo was taken in my backyard in late evening sunlight.

All Kinds Of Weather, We Stick Together,
The Same In The Rain Or Sun.
Two Different Faces, But In Tight Places
We Think And We Act As One. –
Irving Berlin’s Sisters, Sisters

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Tiger stripes and cheetah spots, animal prints seem to be all the rage every other season in the fashion pages. The lure of the wild always seem to strike a chord with the designers and buyers. What do you want to be today? A sleek jungle cat? or a beautiful bird? or maybe a black and white striped zebra? I guess it gives us a chance to live out the jungle fantasy – throw off the chains of civilization and set our inner beast free. Yeah, that definitely has an appeal. Rowrrrr!

Wild Child Lily

Wild Child Lily

The Great Pretender Lillith shows her wild side and animal agility by climbing atop a zebra sculpture and holding her balance while modeling the latest prints. She’s wearing a zebra striped top and skin-tight leggings from the Fashionistas Barbies. The sunglasses, shoes and bracelets are Mattel items, too. The earrings are from Fashion Royalty and the backpack shoulder bag is Bratz. The zebra was yet another fab flea market find. Lily is posing in my front yard under cloudy skies in the afternoon. The scene gets a bit of extra lighting from the camera’s flash. And, yes, Lily is actually balancing on the back of that zebra without any extra help. She does all her own stunts, LOL.

Release The Beast!

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If yesterday was summer, today was a heatwave. Temps topped out at ninety-one degrees today. In Pennsylvania, in April. Crazy. If not for the near constant breeze and the low humidity, it would have been uncomfortable. But nature was kind and didn’t bring us more than we could handle. It was gorgeous! I even found time to lay out on the lounge in the front yard and bask in the sun. LOL, I’m so winter pale that I think the sun reflecting off of my skin could be seen in deep space. Hopefully no astronauts or aliens were blinded by my sun worship. 😉

Lillith In The Summery Sunshine

Lillith In The Summery Sunshine

Fashion Royalty’s The Great Pretender Lillith dresses for the heatwave in Barbie’s strapless sundress, her own original shoes, a Barbie handbag, Fashion Royalty earrings and a bracelet of unknown origin. The photo shoot takes place in my backyard where she leans on a large old branch that hubby saved for my ‘dollie picture area’. In the background, you can see the trees that get covered in tiny white flowers each spring.

We’re Having A Heatwave…

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