Going over old fashion doll photographs I found that there were some dolls who I either had not photographed lately or did not like the pictures any more. Over the past few years I’ve progressed from scanning a few favourite photos to using a cheap digital camera through to a couple of better point and shoots before finally getting my DSLR last year. It is time for a cull of some of those bad old photos but first I need to take better ones to replace them.
Most of you will remember my series on Fashion Fever Closets. The Hilary Duff blue one was one of the first ones I did and I pulled it together from existing pictures of various dolls in the fashions. Over the weekend I decided to photograph the closet again using just two models, Mel who appeared in the first post and Diana. To refresh your memories here is the closet. It is a favourite one of mine for mix and match.
Mel: Fashion Fever Kayla Wave V
Diana:Island Princess 2007 (The box doesn’t say Lea but she is a Lea/Kayla)
While I was setting up the shoot I looked to see if all the pieces in the closet were there. The white boots which are not pictured in the illustration were there but there should also be a pair of high heel sandals that look like they might be navy blue or black. I don’t have these with the set.
Diana is first wearing the cropped denim jeans with the spotted shirt. These pants fit Diana fine although she has the “Hobbit” body. Mel who is the original Fashion Fever body type could not get them on although this may be because I was trying to get them on over the bikini bottoms she was already wearing. Apart from the boots I did not take any shoes outside. Barbie shoes in the garden are a bad idea. Anyway they were at the beach.
Diana changes to the white shorts and boots and carries the matching bag. In the third picture she wears the silvery grey top with the cropped jeans.
Here’s Mel. I always liked Mel in this particular combination which I have photographed her in before. I think Mel looks particularly good in shorts.
Stripes and Spots are the theme of this closet. Here Mel wears another pink and white striped top with a vertical striped skirt.
Finally Mel ends the show in the bikini.
If you look at the original post you will see that I did it three years ago but some of the photos are much older going back ten years. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I got them but ten years ago the last of the Fashion Fever closets were being released. I really miss that era of Barbie.