Aqua Sparkle

by Dutch Fashion Doll World

Sometime you see something and you just have to have it. I had that with this dress from my dear friend Hilda from Belissima Couture. The fashion is called Aqua Sparkle and Hilda designed it for the design competition at last year’s Integrity Toys convention. The challenge was to design a fashion inspired by the early 1960s. Hilda chose the year 1962.

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The silhouette in evening wear at the time was high waisted, with a bell shaped skirt. Sparkle brocade was popular, as were large bows with fringe. The boat-necked bodice is made from aqua and silver brocade. The bell skirt is made from aqua silk woven with silver. A bow in the same fabric decorates the high waist.


Now I had this gorgeous dress and no lady to wear it. I’m not realy a redresser. So I knew I had to get a very special lady for this dress. This was a great excuse to send a Silkie to one of my favorite doll artists. My first Bellissima Couture deserved a repaint by Jon Copeland from SeloJ Spa (also my first)

I send Jon a picture from the dress and he made me this stunning ooak.


And today It all came together. Here some quick snaps.

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