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Ever since my Springtime in Paris show, I have been dreaming about what to do next.  The English Garden Party evolved from the acquisition of some gorgeous Liberty of London fabrics.  But next I wanted to do a collection that featured some of the amazing fabrics that I have been collecting over the last year, but couldn’t really find a common thread that wove the collection together.  Finally, I gave up and decided that the theme this time would simply be “pretty” and would be an indulgence of my personal favorites; favorite designs, gorgeous fabrics, beloved color combinations.

So here it is, an eclectic little collection for these beautiful days as summer draws to a close.

These fashions are fitted to the Silkstone Barbie body, but fit Victoire Roux, Poppy Parker, Audrey Hepburn, etc.

Fashions are sold on a first come, first served basis.  I will try to update the website as quickly as possible to reflect what has sold.  I will be out this evening between 6 and 8 pm, but will answer all emails as soon as I return.

To order, please email me at

Fashions will be made and shipped within two weeks.

Domestic shipping: $5.00

International shipping: $18.00

Bellissima Loves Dior

My tribute to Dior’s iconic New Look, this style features a fitted jacket with wide collar and peplum in champagne ribbed silk.  A blush pink full skirt has a black tulle underskirt.  A blush pink bow belt highlights the waist.  SOLD OUT!


Petal Suit

The palest embroidered pink silk makes up this classic suit with a fitted jacket with peplum and round collar and a slim pencil skirt.  Tiny faceted jet buttons and a black velvet belt with crystal buckle add some color and shine.  SOLD OUT!


Moulin Rouge

Since it debuted as part of the Springtime in Paris show, this style has become one of Bellissima’s most popular.   This is the first time I have tried it in a brocade, but I love how they turned out!  I am offering it today in three different fabrics.

Purple, Black and Green Brocade: SOLD OUT

Turquoise and Gold Brocade: SOLD OUT

Blue and Purple Brocade: SOLD OUT

$75.00 each

Queen Anne’s Lace

A pale, primrose yellow silk taffeta strapless party dress with a creamy floral lace over blouse with a scalloped hem.  A matching belt with crystal buckle accents the waist. SOLD OUT!



Ice blue silk taffeta party dress with dropped waist and halter neckline accented with a bow and crystal and pearl brooch.  A silver sparkle tulle underskirt peeks out from the hemline.  SOLD OUT!



This adorable set is perfect for Miss Poppy.  A charcoal grey ground is scattered with elegant gloves trimmed with flirty bows in shades of pink and strings of pearls.  Pearl buttons decorate the front and carnation pink bows trim the coat sleeves, echoing the gloves in the print.  An embroidered cream silk sheath trimmed with a carnation pink bow and band completes the ensemble. SOLD OUT!



Scenes of Romance and Enchantment are sprinkled across the charming print from Japan in rose pink touched with gold.  Crystal buttons add sparkle to the front.  The golden touch is on the sheath as well, made from a delicate embroidered eyelet cotton brushed with pale gold.  A pale pink silk band and bow at the waist matches the lining of the coat.  SOLD OUT


In the Garden

A charming print in matcha green with bright pink and rose pattern of flowers and birds.  The coat features a shawl collar and gold buttons and is fully lined with watermelon pink silk.  The same pink silk makes up the bodice of the sheath, with printed skirt and rose pink sash and bow detail.  SOLD OUT!



This lovely print from England is a pale, Robin’s egg blue with rose medallions.  Rose pink silk makes up the bodice and a white silk belt is trimmed with a pale pink rose.  A shawl collared coat in the print is decorated with pale pink pearl buttons.  The coat is fully lined in rose pink silk.  SOLD OUT