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Monthly Archives: November 2011

First Annual Holiday Sale at Bellissima Couture!

Hello and welcome to my first online holiday event!  I have been working on these fashions for weeks, and it has been really hard not to share them with you along the way, but I wanted everyone to be surprised.  I have tried to capture the holiday season with both traditional holiday colors and some that are perhaps a little unexpected, yet no less seasonal.  I hope that you all find something that perfectly embodies the season for you!

All fashions are shown modeled by Silkstones, but should fit other similarly sized dolls.  Please do not hesitate to ask about the fit on particular dolls, and I will do my best to accommodate you.  Sometimes it is as simple as moving the snaps, which I am happy to do.

Each fashion is a limited edition of 2.  If you are interested in making a purchase, please email me your selection at

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The dove of peace perched on a sprig of roses is the perfect holiday message.  The swing coat with nehru collar is lined in pale celadon silk satin and decorated with large pearl buttons.  The sheath is made of complementary shades of French blue and olive silk satin and iridescent beads decorate the shoulders.



A delightful Renaissance print with holly sprigs sprinkled throughout makes up this classic swing coat with a nehru collar.  The coat is lined in purple silk shot with green.  Gold filagree buttons decorate the front of the coat.  The gold is picked up in the pleated cummerbund of the sheath dress.  Beads decorate the shoulders of the sheath.



One of my very favorite holiday prints in classic Christmas colors of greens, reds and golds in a medley of patterns.  The shawl collar of the coat is made from black cherry iridescent silk dupioni, which also makes up the lining of the coat.  Gold buttons decorate the front.  A matching sheath dress in black cherry silk and the patchwork cotton print is the perfect complement.



An elegant silk brocade coat with a shawl collar in lime micro check reveals a lining in a whimsical print of presents in pink, green, and red.  The same print makes up the classic sheath dress.  Silver buttons and a silver brooch with a pink Swarovski crystal decorate the coat.



Pink, red, and white are a refreshing palette for this coat ensemble.  The classic swing coat sports a creamy fur collar and pearl buttons and is fully lined in white silk satin.  The sheath dress has the peppermint lace fabric as the skirt, a pale pink silk satin as the bodice and a red silk satin cummerbund.  Tiny pearls decorate the shoulders.



This special suit is made up of a wonderful winter white silk tussah woven with silver.  The neckline is richly “frosted” with beads in many shapes and sizes, including Swarovski crystals.  A silver silk bow belt defines the peplum waistline.


CRANBERRY SPARKLE: Limited edition of 2


These sheaths look fantastic with or without the sparkly tulle overskirts.  Cranberry sparkle is made of an olive green silk shot with cranberry.  A bow and vintage crystal brooch decorate the shoulder.  Champagne sparkle is a cream and pale gold silk brocade with a sparkly gold tulle overskirt and gold bow and vintage crystal brooch at the shoulder.


CHRISTMAS ROSE: One available

A classic party dress in deep red shot with black silk taffeta, with a black tulle petticoat.  The shoulders of the dress sparkle with red beads.  The green sash with a handmade couture rose with a beaded center can be removed if you choose to make the dress less Christmas-y for the rest of the year.


HOLIDAY ELEGANCE: In red and green: Red is SOLD OUT, 2 green available

A classic sheath dress made devastatingly elegant by a black and gold lace overlay, in holiday colors of iridescent forest green and iridescent black cherry silk dupioni.  Each color sports a bow and brooch detail at the shoulder.


Pink Tuesday…It’s Coming!

Don’t forget the special holiday event held here, at Bellissima Couture, at 2:00 EST on Tuesday, November 29.  I have been very, very busy making special outfits for this event and I hope that you will find something you love!

Cherries in the Snow

Now on Ebay!

Poppy wants to take her dog Cherry to the tree lighting ceremony in the park and has given her a festive red hat to celebrate the season. 

Not to be outdone, Poppy has chosen a bright red coat in silk noil, lined with black and white checked silk dupioni for herself.  Coal black buttons accent the coat. 

A black and white floral sheath is the perfect complement to the red coat and black and white lining. 

A matching beret in red silk noil features a jaunty black and white checked bow and finishes off this classic, festive ensemble.

This ensemble is modeled by Poppy, but can also be worn by Silkstones and other similarly sized dolls.  It includes the coat, sheath and beret.



In Greek, the word kaleidoscope means “Observer of Beautiful Forms.”  Verushka is indeed a beautiful form in this elegant coat and sheath ensemble in a kaleidoscopic pattern of purples touched with gold.

The shawl collared coat is fully lined in smoky amethyst silk and this same color makes up the collar.  The sheath has the kaleidoscope patterned cotton for the skirt, a French lavender silk bodice and smoky amethyst pleated cummerbund. 

A lavish necklace of Japanese Miyuki fringe beads in shades of blue and purple, and delicate earrings complete this look.

This ensemble was specially fitted to Silkstone Barbie, but will fit other similarly sized dolls, though perhaps not as well.  It includes the coat, sheath, necklace and earrings.

The fashion is SOLD!  Thank you!



Candy Coated

Poppy may not melt in your hand, but she will definitely melt your heart in this candy pink ensemble, inspired by the striking coloring of this lovely Poppy Parker doll from the 2011 Integrity Toys Convention. 

The coat is made from a beautiful cotton print in shades of pink touched with gold in a stylized overlapping shell print.  Real gold buttons trim the coat and it is fully lined in bright pink silk. 

The slim sheath has the shell print cotton as the skirt and pink silk as the bodice, which is highlighted by a Swarovski crystal brooch in shades of pink. 

A flamboyant bow headband hat tops of this candy colored ensemble.

This ensemble was specially designed for and fitted to Poppy Parker, but it will also fit other dolls of similar proportions, such as Silkstone Barbie, Monograms, Nu Face and Misaki, though perhaps not quite as well.

This fashion is SOLD


If you are interested in purchasing this fashion, please email me at

Le Paon

In nature it is the male peacock who has the beautiful iridescent plumage, while the female is more subdued in shades of brown.  But if you shop at Bellissima Couture, then your favorite diva can be decked out like the most extravagant peacock of them all!

This is a very special outfit…pictures do not do justice to this beautiful cotton print in shades of blue and green, accented with black and touched with gold that is inspired by the overlapping feather “scales” on the breast of a peacock.  The coat is fully lined in a gorgeous blue green silk, which is also the collar of the coat.  Faceted crystals are used for the buttons.  A subtle hook and loop closure enables you to style the coat closed or open. 

A sophisticated sheath shines under the coat.  The cotton print makes up the skirt and simple black silk makes up the top and lining.  A kingfisher blue silk taffeta cummerbund accentuates the waist, while the neckline is encrusted with beading that catches the light and picks up the colors in the coat and skirt.

Finally, an elaborate silk headband sports an extravagant feather display, accented with a vintage Swarovski crystal brooch.

This ensemble was designed for and fitted to Silkstone Barbie, but will also fit other dolls of similar size and build, though perhaps not as well.

The fashion is SOLD!  Thank you!


Sugar Plum

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It’s that time of year when visions of Sugar Plums begin to dance in our heads and in my imagination, this is how they are dressed!

An elegant evening coat in a candy colored print with highlights in gold sparkles like it has been dipped in sanding sugar.  The coat is fully lined in plum silk and sports tiny gold and purple button.  The matching sheath has a mauve silk bodice and candy print skirt.  The bodice is adorned with a Swarovski crystal brooch.

An outrageous confection of a hat, made from a handmade couture rose in plum silk, tops off this whimsical ensemble. 

Sugar Plum was made specially for Silkstone Barbies, but will also fit Poppy Parker.

The fashion is SOLD!


Silver Sleek

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An elegant cocktail suit for Fashion Royalty made from a truly unique, textured couture fabric in shades of taupe, fawn brown, and silver. This fabric is some of the most beautiful that I have ever worked with and photos do not do it justice.

To highlight the beauty of the fabric I chose simple silhouettes for the sheath and jacket. The ensemble includes a fitted cocktail sheath with a satin bow at the waist and a cropped jacket with a chocolate brown “fur” collar. Also included is a Swarovski Crystal cocktail ring.

Thank you, this fashion is SOLD!

The suit is $95.00

Imperial Chrysanthemum

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In Greek the word Chrysanthemum means “Golden Flower.” My latest fashion is subtle and elegant, inspired by the sage greens, dusky purples and gold of the coat fabric, a stylized pattern of chrysanthemum flowers. I was also inspired by this beautiful Imogen, a workshop doll from the Integrity Toys convention, who acts as my model.

I chose to make a simple sheath in iridescent sage green silk taffeta to complement both the coat and its lining of smoky purple silk dupioni. But the sheath needed something to make it pop, so I beaded the neckline with beads in a variety of shades of greens, golds and purples. While the pieces themselves are vintage in shape, the fabrics make them modern and elegant.

I hope that you enjoy this new fashion!

Included is the coat, beaded sheath, headband, “gold” stud earrings and “gold” ring. This fashion was made to fit the tall fashion royalty body, although it may also fit other dolls (perhaps not as well).

The fashion is for sale for $120.00, today only! If it has not sold by this evening, it will go to Ebay. If you are interested in purchasing this fashion, please email me at

The fashion is now SOLD!