Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Camera Loves her Poppy Parker...

I had received my payment notice and shipping confirmation a few days ago on this Poppy and she and she is lovely. She just arrived yesterday and I just de-boxed her this morning, as I wasn't feeling well yesterday but she really brightened my day. It has been hectic here and my dryer has pooped out, luckily we have another one in the garage we use that can put in the regular dryer's place in the utility room. My doll room is still a MESS, so I set up a photo shoot on my dining room table and I thought these pics came out great.

This Poppy brings to mind for me, the late 60's and early 70's when Doris Duke was collecting Islamic art for her Shangri-la estate out in Hawaii and bringing these outlandish outfits into vogue. Of course, she and Barbara Hutton who had an estate in Morrocco could afford it. Here are some photos of Poppy.








Aren't those earrings just amazing? And the ring and bracelet are just wonderful.
I can't decide what I like better, her amazing shoes, hairdo, sequined outfit, or jewelry. I love it all. I love the makeup matching her hair and gold on the jumpsuit too. She looks so exotic. Someone on one of the boards said she would look great in the Barbie jeannie outfit and I think she would, I am tempted to get a nude one to play with. Or make a jeannie outfit for her. 

I mentioned this doll reminded me of one of American's richest heiresses and her over the top outfits. Here are a few of them playing dress up on the world stage...



First up is Doris Duke at her estate Shangri-La, 2nd is CZ Guest, a well known socialite back in the day, and then, Barbara Hutton, the Woolworth heiress, wearing one of her famous tiaras. This Poppy brings back those times of excessive partying, shopping, over the top outfits- where else would you wear a gold moo-moo with an emerald tiara except at an excessive party at your house?? I think the same would be said for Poppy's hair- where would you go with 2 or 3 inch high hair?? probably only at a photo shoot or a party at- your house! With a miniature Truman Capote in tow and lots of booze...lol.


By the way, if you'd like to see more photos of the above excessive heiresses, my Pinterest boards on Debutantes, Heiresses & Haute society  &
 Doris Duke are clickable.. 

More on this Poppy, she is so lovely-


I hope you have enjoyed the pics!~Lisa

*And the Camera certainly does love her....

6 comments:

Linda - Darkroom Dolls said...

Congratulations with this beauty, she's very special. I love the style and colors of the outfit! The earrings are great indeed :-).

Phyllis said...

Another great Poppy for your collection! She is certainly over the top!

Lisa Neault said...

Thank you! I think the earrings on this one are so over the top! I can't believe alot of people didn't like her. On this release I tried to pick the ones that were the most eclectic, and out of this world and the camera loves her were certainly the two over the top two dolls.

Farrah Lily said...

Hi Lisa,
What a gorgeous Poppy! She's so unique and everything about her is perfect. :)
Farrah

billa's dolls and fashions said...

I like this Poppy, when she was released the movie Hollywood Party came to my mind, the only thing she needs now is a painted elephant!!!
Her jewellery is amazing, love her!

Muff said...

She is very 70's. She could be a Bond or Matt Helm girl.