Dutch Barbie World

A Dutch Barbie collector in Holland

Sunburnt

Superdoll London has released a new London studio piece on their website.

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The name from this 3 piece ensemble is Sunburnt.

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Here it’s description:

For her chocolate egg hunt party in the desert, Venus had already made up her mind what she would wear.
Something cool, floaty and glamorous!

A strapless gown of tulle and georgette trimmed to death in custom hand beaded hallographic Payette, matte pink payette, bugle beads, rectangular sequin, faceted clear pink beads matte floral sequins and a daring accent of oxblood sequin.
Her heel_less platforms trimmed in a cute corsage in matching adornments and as a real footwarmer…. sheer transparent push_down socklets.

Juxtapostioning scale and adornment this shocking pink frock with socks is the ultimate sunscreen.

Chocolate could not melt!

I think it’s the perfect Futuristic Easter outfit. It’s a limited edition of 18 pieces. And while I’m writing this it’s still available but you all know they sell out like creasy.

This outfit was not the only new item that was for sale at the Superdoll london website.

Yesterday and today the also put some rare convention items up for sale.

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the  Sybarite doll Realm from the  first UK Sybarite convention in 2011 (still one available when I’m writing this)

the Sybarite doll Mood from the UK Sybarite convention in 2012 (already sold out)

and the Sybarite doll Sherbert also from the UK Sybarite convention in 2012 (already sold out)

for more information http://www.superdollonline.co.uk

Silver Splendor

GAW started almost a week ago. And I already shared this amazing ooak on my blog but these are the official pictures and you can see so much more details. Her name is Silver Splendor and she is designed by Linda Kyaw for the charity auction at GAW.

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For me this is Barbie perfection. I just love the big ball gowns with lace and beadings.

This beauty went to an online friend of mine. Thank you so much for letting me use these pictures here on my blog.  And next year we will drink that cocktail in Arlington, VA ! ;-)

Principessa

Yesterday the first pictures from the new Silkstone bride were put online by the shop Juguetes Dámaso.

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Her name is Principessa.

all the other Silkies from this year looks to be inspired by Dolce & Gabbana. So maybe the dress on the right from the 2013 Haute Couture collection could be the inspiration for this dress.

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The is also a wedding bouquet and book included with this doll.

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I love her hair color and style. And it looks like her make-up is more classic then make-up from Dulcissima and Fiorella. She even could be Palm beach Swim Suit twin sister .

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Her retail price at this shop is €119,99 so $165,91. But her official price in the US will probably be $94 (this was her price at the NY Toy Fair where she was presented for the dealers). So if I was you I would wait to place an order until Mattel official release this bride ;-)

for more information:http: http://www.collector.juguetesdamaso.com

GAW Convention

This weekend it’s GAW convention. This convention is celebrating it’s 25th birthday. I love it that the doll community is so active online. Yesterday I was checking Facebook like crazy so it was a little bit like I was there.

I loved this picture by Mario Paglino from the big banner that was set up in the hotel to celebrate the 25th birthday.

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And there were so many gorgeous dolls for the live auction.

This gorgeous lady called “Magia in Love”was made by Magia 2000.

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Mattel designer Linda Kyaw posted this sneak yesterday morning of her creation.

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When I saw this detail I just knew she had to be an amazing creation. And here she is.

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And this is the lady was the charity donation from NiniMomo.

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Mattel also gave a great sneak last evening at GAW. The presented the new girls from the Barbie Look Collection.

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In the auction there was this displayed filled with prototypes from this collection.

And at the end of the gala dinner GAW presented the convention doll. And here she is.

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She is a former Luncheon Silkstone. Repainted by Angie Gill and the dress is designed by Steven Fraser from Dressmaker Details. Her edition size is 275.

for more information :

https://www.facebook.com/gaw.convention/photos_albums

http://www.gawfund.org

Les Parapluies De Cherbourg

When you still don’t know what movie to rent/download this weekend Robert Best gave a suggestion.

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He was chosen as a guest programmer this week at TCM and he introduced his favorite movie “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (French: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) is a 1964 French musical film directed by Jacques Demy, starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo. The music was written by Michel Legrand. The film dialogue is all sung as recitative, even the most casual conversation.

Umbrellas is the middle film in an informal “romantic trilogy” of Demy films that share some of the same actors, characters and overall look; it comes after Lola (1961) and before The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967). The film was very successful in France with a total of 1,274,958 admissions.

During the introduction of this movie by Robert Best they showed some great animated sketches by his hand.

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for more information:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHCvQVSvyTY

BFMC Set Design Part 2

In 2005 the sets from the BFMC were totally white.

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I always thought this was an illustration but I recently find out that these sets are made of paper by the artist Jeff Nishinaka. He makes the most amazing paper sculptures.

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And he works a lot for different fashion brands.

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He also made this set for the Diane Von Furstenberg Barbie.

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But the sets he did for the BFMC are my favorites ;-)

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for more information : www.jeffnishinaka.com

BFMC Set Design Part 1

On April 1 Barbie Collector released the video “Robert Best and More on the 2014 BFMC Set”

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFri6jkcskQ

I watched it so many times and I love the set for this years BFMC. The sets from the BFMC are always the best and in this video Robert Best introduce the man behind these creation Lars Auvinen. I think for me the sets and how the BFMC collection is presented by Mattel really want me to collect this line even more. Good presentation just sells ;-)

I was talking about these sets with a friend and she send me the most amazing website. Deconstruction Productions, this is the website from Lars Auvinen and it shows us pictures from the BFMC sets through the years. A lot of these sets I already knew but the pictures on this site show so much more details.

This is the picture from Lady of the Manor that you can find in the Barbie Collector showcase.

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But Lars Auvinen shows the entire set.

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I never new that there
was a piano in this set and I love all the little paintings.

Here some more pictures with some great details.

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And here is one of my favorite pictures.

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 I never knew that Tout De Suite could be so beautiful. And that gold Chiavari chair ! I know that many collectors just love this chair. I hope that one day Mattel will take the chair in production. Look how perfect it goes with the table from the BFMC Vanity Set.

for more information: www.dp-la.com

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