Friday, March 11, 2011

Jar of Hearts Doll Construction Video

This doll was very unplanned I grabbed a few items I thought might work as well as items that I had been tagged with on Polyvore.
I really struggled with the skirt, so you can see how I used shadows and white sprinkles to camo the troubled area.
She took 22 minutes to make so I did speed the video clip up a bit.
Hope you all enjoy.
I wish I could add the music that I listen to while making the sets but that just isn't possible. copyrights.

Jar of Hearts

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Focus on The Style

This Template I created is what I consider a simple no frills Fashion set. These fashion sets can be important too .. for they place focus on the products themselves not the design.

Some people don't like templates but I think they are great for beginners, bloggers and companies that want to throw together a look without having to spend an hour on the creative layout.

Also Template Placeholders allow for quick and easy cropping to images.


THANK YOU by Tabitha Sue on

My birthday will be this Saturday and I have alread gotten so many AMAZING, CLEVER, FUNNY gift sets!! Thank you all so much for the gifts and well wishes hugs and kisses!!!

Ooh lala Paris Doll Construction Video

Here is the Construction Video for the ooh lala paris doll that I made on Polyvore this morning. The doll took 10 minutes to make, around 10 minutes to locate all the items that wanted to incorporate into the design.

I didn't include to many shadows in this doll. I wanted to keep the feel of the airy waterolor and illustrations.

I can't stress enough how important is in when creating these types of dolls to match angles and having clear photographs to edit.

Again. I make several edits to one image to avoid to many clipping points. Which we all know will make your image disapear while you are creating your set.

I also wanted to give people some insight on what is going on while I create sets. I use a laptop that has no mouse, I edit and create my sets with only one hand for comfort.(my ring finger stears where the curser goes and my index finger selects and edits)

I ALWAYS listen or rock out to music while making sets. Music Inspires me and keeps me on pace.

I love for my sets to tell stories.

Thanks everyone.
hope you enjoy


Ooh LALA PARIS by Tabitha Sue on

watch this doll come to life

Monday, March 7, 2011

Kseniya Simonova

Artist - Kseniya Simonova - Sand Animation

Kseniya Simonova is an Ukrainian artist who won Ukraine's Got Talent 2009. She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.

This artist is so prolific, I am so inlove with her artistic Process

Givenchy Fall 2011 Ready to Wear

 What will you find in this collection. Patent varsity jackets, satin peplum, organza pencil skirts, and thigh highs. 
  What do I personally think of this collection. I think the style is a glamorized hipster look. Which is fine. My favorite is the Varsity Jacket. Just goes to prove that EVERYTHING is in fashion you just have to know how and when to wear it.

Below is a small collection that is inspired by the Givenchy Fall 2011 RTW Collection. How to obtain this look. Panther Prints, Layered Sheer Tops, Black Pencil Skirt, Pops of Yellow and Blue.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Interveiw with ♥Rachel♥

I am so excited. I had a chance to interveiw  ♥Rachel♥

who is a Student/Art Gallery Bookkeeper.
Im sure you have seen some of her Big Polyvore Wins. Rachel has also recently won the Polyvore Facebook Style Challenge.
Personaly I think her focus on Product and Amazing sense of style in her sets is what attracts the judges.

Here are a few Questions she was so kind to answer for me :)

What celebrity do you see as a fashion icon an why?

I have a few, Posh Victoria Beckham, Scarlet Johansson and Beyonce. They all have such a classy yet casual style. They can make jeans look amazing yet put on a gown and shine.

What celebrity style can't you stand and why?

Mary Kate Olsen, I can't stand it when her or her sister dress like they're homeless. They don't dress like that all the time but a good majority of the time they do and it drives me nuts.

What is your personal daily style?

I'm very much a jeans girl. In fact unless it's summer that's probably what you'll catch me in. Although I do dress them up with boots, cute top or a sweater.

Who are a few of your favorite artists and why?

I work for a Non Profit Art Organization here in Los Angeles and there are so many artists that amaze me. I love Marnie Weber's work. We recently did a show with her collages where they were shown in a Cemetery's Mausoleum. I would love to one one of her pieces. I also love Brian M Viveros, I've used quite a few of his pieces here on Polyvore.

What inspires your Polyvore sets?

Usually it's the mood I'm in or an amazing item. I can work a whole set around one item.

When you are constructing your sets .. do you have a formula that you use? (starting with a photo or do you see a color of a bag and start from there)

For the most part I'll pick the main item first, like a dress or top and bottom. Then I'll work around that item to find other things that I think go well together. That's how I make my sets 95% of the time.

What are your favorite sets that you have constructed on Polyvore?
I don't know why I love this set so much but I do =)

I like sets with good color combos

And this one because it has my husband in it =)

What would you like to see Polyvore add to it's site?

I'd like to be able to search through my own items by color. I've been on here for three years and I've saved so many items that they're not always as organized as they should be.

What Poly advice would you give to a Member that just Joined?

As silly as it sounds practice. My sets were not very good when I first started, but over time I developed my own style and I'm happy with my sets. Don't forget to have fun and make new friends. I think the community is the best part about Polyvore.
Thank you so much Rachel.

Many Different Styles of Doll

I get an Private Message via Polyvore requesting me to look at a members dolls. She wanted advise about making dolls. I started to write her and tell her tips and tricks... then I stopped. What kind of doll did she want to make. There are so many interesting styles. I wanted to make a Collection of Different Doll Styles with my personal comments and thoughts.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Modern Geisha Doll Construction Video

I love Dior's take on the Geisha from their 2007 Spring Collection. The makeup was so outstanding. This doll has little shadows. I really wanted the colors to mesh together.
Hope you all enjoy

Modern Geisha

Modern Geisha
Modern Geisha by Tabitha Sue featuring long dresses

geisha doll contest posted

Friday, March 4, 2011

What to Wear to a SteepleChase Race

Above photos are My Own photographs that I took at an outdoor event. This is the Maryland that I love.

This set what to wear to this type of event. Races normally occur in mid April when the weather can either be hot or raining. Looking posh and classy is part of the tradition. Be sure to BRING A SRL camera because those horses are FAST!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Downtown Edge with Nicholas K

Downtown Edge with Nicholas K
Downtown Edge with Nicholas K by Tabitha Sue featuring loose tops

I feel intune to this collection. Nature is what I call absolute truth. Personaly for me there has always been a struggle with the love for nature and the lust for the city and it's culture. Seeing the overlapping photos of the models and the bird is so powerful. I see it as the battle we all have with our natural connection to the earth and the world we have created. I think I need to go for a hike now. lol it's been a few days.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

NICHOLAS K 2011 Runway

Nicholas K Fall 2011

Nicholas K Fall 2011
Nicholas K Fall 2011 by Tabitha Sue featuring a leaf cuff bracelet

The Nicholas K Fall 2011 collection embodies a style that is utilitarian with an undeniable downtown edge. The aesthetic of this collection is so powerful, I am todaly In Love The photography and art montage that they are using for their campaign is outstanding.