The Bobbsey Twins

This post is a little different from my usual posts and is a photo essay comparing Fashion Royalty and Barbie outfits!

Everyone in the fashion doll world acknowledges the pioneering and seminal role of Barbie. It interesting to see how the past Barbie fashions have resurfaced in different variations in Poppy Parker and other Integrity Toys fashions. This post looks at just a few of those influences that I have noticed in my relatively short time in this hobby.

Poppy Parker Hold That Tiger is a homage to the vintage mod Barbie outfit Two Way Tiger, not only by name, but in the general design of tiger stripes in bold colors. The lime green of the Barbie outfit even made it into the leggings and accessories of Poppy’s outfit!


I was intrigued to see the similarities between Poppy Spy a Go Go and the vintage Barbie outfit Intrigue. Not only do both come with bold gold coats (not shown here), but the dresses have similar designs with metallic netting on the blouses, round belt buckles, and gold metallic skirts (the Barbie outfit used to be gold, but has faded with time).

Another similarity I found was between Poppy Sweet Confection and the 1967 Francie outfit Iced Blue. Both are frilly blue and white outfits with white lace hose. Ice blue is modeled by Poppy Summer Magic. Sweet Confection is modeled by Sunny Slickers Poppy.

Another similarity that jumped out at me was between Poppy Parker The Happening and Barbie’s Silver Sparkle. For these shots, I couldn’t bring myself to debox my Happening Poppy. Silver Sparkle is modeled by Raven Mood Changers Poppy.

Next, I found a Barbie swimsuit clone  in a color very close to Summer Magic Poppy’s original outfit.

The 2011 Mission Control Imogen outfit (modeled below by Gold Snap Poppy) reminds me of the dress included with the vintage Skipper All Over Felt outfit (modeled by Snow Stopper Poppy, who is using it as a blouse!).

Finally, the last pair isn’t related to Barbie influence , but are the Poppys modeling the matching outfits from the 2004 Fashion Royalty collection. I love the argyle sweaters. World at her Feet Poppy models the Vanessa Perrin Shock Bonbon outfit, and IT Airways Poppy is modeling the Adèle Makeda Graphic Language outfit.

And that concludes today’s post. Thanks for looking!

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend

Today’s photo shoot is not one of my usual dioramas but instead is a whimsical tribute to the blue-haired Looks A Plenty Poppy Parker that I call “Ice Blue”.

I am smitten with Ice Blue Poppy and wanted to do a set up where I could take lots of photos of her in different settings. I think I was successful and got lots of cute shots of her!

I want to give two shout outs for the clothes:

First is zoecmf716, a doll clothier from Taiwan, whose Ebay store sells very cute and relatively inexpensive outfits for 12 inch dolls and who supplied the majority of the outfits.

Second is Marina Nelipa a Ukrainian doll clothier who has super-cute custom doll stockings at her Etsy store myfairydoll, and who supplied the stockings for Gold Snap and World at Her Feet Poppys.

For furniture, the Acryluxe Sofa and chair by Maryann Roy makes an appearance along with pieces I’ve described in past blog entries.

That said, let’s get on to Our Story Thus Far:

“Poppy went on a dangerous secret mission. She had to brave the wilds of time and space to deliver a secret message to herself in various alternative universes. With her success assured, all the Poppys met at a secret location at the center of the Multiverse. A great time was had by all!

So without further ado, please enjoy “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend” (with optional musical accompaniment…what? do you think I’d be so obvious to link to the Marilyn Monroe song? :p )

Waiting for Prom Night

This is a small photo shoot that uses one of my all time favorite Poppys called Model Living.

ML Poppy is wearing the black dress from Holiday in the Hamptons Poppy.

I’ve been looking for a decent 1/6th scale car, but they are hard to find. For the moment, I found this Bratz Remote Control 1962 Corvette made by MGA Entertainment and released in 2007. It is one of the better toy cars I’ve seen so far. Unfortunately, it’s 1/8th scale and so a bit too small for Poppy. I tried to hide that fact in the photos, the success of which is up to you to determine. I was surprised to find a Youtube unboxing of this car here.

Which leads us to our story thus far…

In between spy missions, Poppy was invited to the Prom. She takes a few photos before she’s off to a night of fun, dancing, and maybe a little danger!

Please enjoy Waiting For Prom Night (this set of photos is too small for music!)