"Going to the chapel..." *singing* In preparation for the upcoming wedding of Rod and Danielle at Van's Doll Treasures, I have picked out a doll to represent my blog at the wedding. Meet Tatiana.
This is my first three wall dio. Since this is supposed to be a dressing room, I felt it needed the confinement of a third wall or else it would look like Tatiana was rolling in the dough... and she's not. Three walls annoy me only because it means having to add more lighting and I prefer ambient lighting over a flood fill.
My mom made this ensemble 20 years ago! All her fashions were original and still hold up in my opinion. Of course, none of them really fit because Barbies back then had bigger torsos and boobies, but smaller hips. I've put a little stitch in the back so the bodice doesn't gap open. 0.o
My third wall is a pull away and is not connected to anything. I put my desk lamp beside it so it wont topple backwards. The larger wall is a 24"x48" piece of cardboard folded in half. I was originally using it as a photo board so it is covered in cloth and has grommets in each corner. The white twine is to keep it from opening outward due to humidity or gravity since it can be set up for days before I take any photos.
I have a few consumer photo lighting kits and the boom light above is from a set. I got it from B&H Photo online. Although I have an umbrella to go with it, I didn't bother diffusing the light. That's a 150 watt bulb, so it wasn't that harsh.
Chair was made by me
Boxes are Bieber
Trunks are Ben Wa Ball holders
Dress form is a plastic Barbie dress insert painted red and taped to a Barbie stand
Armoire is a jewelry box from Target (clearance $10)
Vanity is Bratz DJ booth
Mirror is from Barbie bathtub
Stool is from Dora Explorer set
Cat is from Monster High Clawdeen Wolf
Towel set is Liv
Island is piece of a napkin holder sitting on a decorative box
Rug is a dining place mat.
Other items are an assortment of Liv and Barbie