Dutch Barbie World

A Dutch Barbie collector in Holland

Floating House Shelves

I love these shelves designed by the Canadian artist Judson Beaumont.

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They are called “Floating House Shelves” and inspired by the Midcentury Modern Architecture of Palm Spring.Each shelf is built from scrap wood, recycled plastic laminate and cork, and additional materials left over from Beaumont’s other projects.

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In these pictures it looks like the scale is a little bit smaller then 1:6. So probably barbie is a little bit to big. But maybe for some of the smaller girl like the 7,5 inch vintage Bild Lilli doll

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for more information:

http://www.straightlinedesigns.com/

Lotus Cage and Grande Bloom

Today this picture was posted on the splash page from the Superdoll London site.

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So a big chance that something fabulous would go on sale today.

And it did.

Two salon fashions went on sale. I never saw something sell out so quickly.

The first fashion that was posted on the site was Lotus Cage.

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And wow I’m so in love with this look. It’s jut perfect on Cameo.

A brilliantly sinuous gown of deep rich colour entwined with pastels of e newly budding Lotus slashed to the waist and accened with bandeau and bows in magenta shot with blue.

The bodice of this gorgeous gown is sil encased in gold mesh with a punge and trap neckline!

Hints of orange, olive an emerald…..

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The second gown that was posted when Lotus Cages old out was Grande Bloom. This was the look that we saw on the splash page.

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Where to begin?

From the inside out…..

Ivory silk chiffon print bearing impressionist blooms in dark blood red, pale jade and hints of blue, form the part revealed lining of this floor length gown which bears slashed to the waist side split. A sinuous high neck frock with roll collar and corsage aux roleux in what can only be referred to as a blooming frenzy of photographic flowers.

Like a spring time garden as the daylight fails to reveal electric florals in the subdown sky…. “Sundowner? who said sundowner?”

Venus yelped, popped on her hand colour tinted massive headpiece and too a seat in the garden awaiting a friday evening Blueberry Blitz to get things going!

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What a perfect way to start the weekend !

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

Leopard Breath

Just a few minutes ago Superdoll London released an amazing outfit on their website.

The outfit is called Leopard Breath. This studio piece has an edition of 10 pieces and 6 of them were available on the site. Yes “were” because by now the outfit is sold out ;-)

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And…. just before the sun comes out for summer,

Venus wanted to wear this gorgeous giant cat and brocade little number for you.

Metalic stretch pencil skirt with nude glistening chantilly lace top… versatile high glamour for the early afternoon, accompanied with nude hose and a pair of Inque lace up platform & stiletto heels.

Of course the deal breaker her is this exquisite metalic waffle brocade jacket beautifully bound in the matching giant cat and ruffled in silk chiffon. And the final accessory being a huge bow waist cincher!

Peplum, epulettes and glamour!

Go! Gurl!

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

Bouclé Beauty & Little Red Dress

Yesterday Barbie Collector aded two new Silkies to the shop. And it looks like they both go on sale tomorrow.

And of course I’m in love with the promotion pictures.

Let’s start with Bouclé Beauty.

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Swirling leaves and crisp clear days signal a lovely seasonal shift. Stylish, sophisticated, and perfectly suited for an autumn afternoon outing, this ensemble falls back to timeless elegance. Boxy black and white tweed jacket—featuring black collar, cuffs, and pocket flaps—is worn over a black shell. Matching tweed skirt is slightly flared and overwhelmingly chic. Smart accessories include retro white gloves, sunglasses, and spectator pumps. The striking pièce de résistance: a long, silvery, double strand necklace, studded with Swarovski® crystals.

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Designed by: Robert Best
Release Date: 4/15/2015
Product Code: CGT25
No more than 9700 units produced worldwide

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Love her Iris Apfel style glasses.

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And her shoes with those tiny bows are just to cute.

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Her price is $100.

Of course I’m getting her. But what would her hair look like. Because when you open the 360 degrees option in the shop where you can see the doll from every angle her hairstyle is so different.

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And I think I prefer the younger and more modern 360 degrees look.

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The second lady in the shop is Little Red Dress. She is already on sale here in Europe for a few weeks. And I just love her.

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Sometimes that LBD is just a little bit dull. The perfect antidote? An updated style that is luxurious, bold, and dramatic. Barbie® doll is ready to paint the town red, dressed in a striking, lipstick red cocktail dress. Created in chiffon, the dress features a tiered design. Her pillbox hat is topped by a sophisticated satin bow. The elegant accessories include black evening gloves, stiletto d’Orsay pumps, and golden earrings. This season definitely proves that red is the new black!

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Designed by: Robert Best
Release Date: 4/15/2015
Product Code: CGT26
No more than 9100 units produced worldwide.

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Her price is $75 dollar.

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So in love with this face. And I think I will need an other one for some redressing fun ;-)

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for more information:

http://www.barbiecollector.com/shop/doll/boucle-beauty-barbie-doll-cgt25

http://www.barbiecollector.com/shop/doll/little-red-dress-barbie-doll-cgt26

Séverine

There is a new fashion doll coming out. For some weeks now here name is popping-up on facebook and different blogs. And she already showed us her beauty in front of Ernesto Padró-Campos camera. Her name is Séverine.

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Je Suis Séverine…. Who is this mysterious lady.

Séverine is the new creation from Julain Kalinowski. We all know Mr. Kalinowski from his Lilli lalka project on which he collaborated with his friend Liz Lee. This project has ended and it was time for a new creation.

And after 2,5 years of working on this new doll she is finally here.

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For the name Mr. Kalinowski was inspired  by the character Severin in Ritter von Leopold Sacher Masoch’s novel “Venus in Furs” and by Catherine Deneueve’s character in the film Belle de Jour.

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Séverine’s identity is inspired by books, movies and of course illustrious dolls.

Mr. Kalinowski explains: “Séverine is inspired by Jeanne Moureau in Joseph Losey’s Eva and in Tony Richardson’s Mademoiselle and by my obsession with the actresses in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s films. I was also very inspired by the writer Anna Kavan, and by the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys.

Séverine is based on Caprice, a French fashion doll from 1964 known for her shapely body and – some say -for having been intended to be a Catherine Deneueve doll, but the actress was opposed to the idea.

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Mr. Kalinowski chose to have the legs lengthened and the neck elongated.  When one first sees her, Séverine comes across as the love child of Caprice and Lilli being made of hard plastic, strung, and wearing a viscose wig set into a scalp, gives off a very Bild Lilli vibe. One detail should not be overlooked: Séverine does not have molded-on shoes! She is wearing high heels.

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Séverine is limited to an edition of 500 dolls, and each spray-painted doll is then hand painted, airbrushed, and styled by Mr. Kalinowski.

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The majority of the dolls will be Caucasian but there will also be a smaller number of AA Séverine dolls.

Séverine will be available soon as a dressed doll with fashions designed and handmade by Rosina Haskell, Liz Cole, and Sylvia Campbell. Séverine’s look combines thirties nostalgia as seen in 1970’s European cinema.

pictures by : Ernesto Padró-Campos

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I can wait to add one of these ladies to my collection.

Credits: Séverine Dolls

www.ebay.com/usr/juliansrk

Séverine’s Blog

www.jesuisseverine.blogspot.com

Snowdance Originals

http://www.sylviacampbell.com/

Beauty and Glamour by Retros

www.lizretros.com

Rosina’s Fashions

www.rjfashions.co.uk

Séverine’s logo designed by Fokke Hoekman

Photos by Ernesto Padró-Campos

www.dolldom.blogspot.com

Sybarite Wigs

Today Superdoll London released 2 wigs on their website.

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Love the set design from this picture. And how cool are those wig stands !!!

The black bob is called Perky Purdey.

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And the red triangle style is called Axel Rose

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The wigs will fit both GenX and Gen3 dolls.

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

Cherry Pie Picnic Barbie Doll

Today the Barbie collection added a new doll to the shop. It’s Cherry Pie Picnic.

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This doll is designed by Bill Greening and she is the first doll from the new Willow, WI collection

Her edition size is 4700

This is her story:

In celebration of our favorite doll’s rich history and heritage, Cherry Pie Picnic™ Barbie® doll wears a sweet, retro-inspired ensemble. A puff sleeved button-down blouse featuring a cheery cherry print tops rolled up dungarees worn with a bright red belt. Red hair ribbons decorate her perky pigtails while red mules complete her outfit. A miniature picnic set and cherry “pie” are included.

Cherry Pie Picnic™ Barbie® doll is first in the Willows, WI™ Collection, paying tribute to Barbie® doll’s rich heritage.

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Her face is so sweet and I love those 50ties style jeans

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And that miniature picnic basket !!!!

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This doll looks to be inspired by the vintage Barbie fashion called Picnic Set from 1959.

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Cherry Pie Picnic is going on sale tomorrow at BarbieCollector. her price is $75,00 and she is a direct exclusive. So in the US only available through the Barbie collector mail catalog or the BarbieCollector.com online shop.

I think she is going to be a great new friend for my Francie Silkies.

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for more information: http://www.barbiecollector.com

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