Today the blog Papusile Mele posted these pictures from the Venetian Muse prototype doll designed by Mattel designer Linda Kyaw.
This prototype is on auction at CharityBuzz: https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/602807
This is her description:
Take home this original prototype Venetian Muse™ doll from Barbie® that was done entirely by hand!
This special piece took weeks to create and features Swarovski crystals hand sewn on her dress. This doll also features additional beadwork around her peplum and gloves. The feathers on her headdress and mask are exclusive to this doll and her face is hand-painted with earrings not featured on any of the other version of the Venetian Muse.
Second in the Global Glamour™ Collection, Venetian Muse™ Barbie® doll celebrates the opulence and wonder of Venice’s Carnevale. She wears an extravagant black ball gown, embellished with intricate golden embroidery and sparkling rhinestones. Her tulle veil, towering golden tiara, gloves made from netting and opulent mask are sure to keep everyone at the ball utterly enchanted.
Don’t miss this chance to take home the super premium version of this collection!
Donated By: Mattel, Inc.
I think it’s fun to see the differences between a prototype and the production doll.
There is more beading and embroidery on the original design. And they lose the feathers. But I do like the dress with more black from the production doll.
And don’t forget the red sister of this beauty.
She is a Ooak doll that was made by Linda for last years IDC charity auction. The Sketch was donated to the MFDSC Charity Auction.
I love her lace mask.
So for me this would be the perfect combination ;-)