Dutch Barbie World

A Dutch Barbie collector in Holland

Pretty Ballerinas

Sophia Webster wasn’t the only shoe designer that collaborated with Barbie this month. Barbie was also the inspiration behind a black T-bar ballet flat from the brand Pretty Ballerinas.


The shoe is inspired by a design from 1962 called Marilyn.

Here some pictures from the presentation in Menorca.

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PrettyBallerinas creative director Úrsula Mascaró said the Barbie shoe was suited for the ‘modern woman’.

‘The modern woman has to work, pick up her children from school, attend meetings, breakfasts, events … and all of that without losing her style and elegance,’ she said.

‘For this reason, the ballerina shoe is the star design of our time.

‘And Barbie is now able to embrace that style as well.’

The ballerina comes in black suede and in a crocodile printed patent leather.

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Tokidoki dolls

Two new Tokidoki Barbie dolls will go on sale next Tuesday.

One will be a black label edition doll.


And the Other one is going to be a platinum edition


They will both be for sale at The Barbie Collection website. The black label doll you can find in the shop next Tuesday but the Platinum edition is harder to get. They are going to sell the doll by an online treasure hunt :

Your search for the hidden sale page for Platinum Label® tokidoki® Barbie® Doll at The BarbieCollection.com begins now! Here’s what you need to know about the tokidoki Treasure Hunt.

In case you haven’t heard the hot-off-the-presses story, it’s tokidoki’s 10th anniversary! To celebrate the occasion, tokidoki partnered with Barbie® Collector to create not one, but two new dolls. Designer Bill Greening collaborated with the tokidoki team to bring the glamour of Barbie and the wit and whimsy of tokidoki together again on this momentous occasion.

The Black Label® version of the doll will be easy to find, while supplies last – the last tokidoki® Barbie Doll was one of the hottest sellers of 2011 – but the Platinum Label® version will be much harder to find. Some will be mixed in with shipments of the Black Label® doll to select retail outlets, and some will be available in the online shop beginning on 9/1.

Two webpages, somewhere on TheBarbieCollection.com, will have a picture of the tokidoki Cactus Friend that comes with the Platinum Label doll:


When you find the Cactus Friend, click on it to be taken straight to the hidden shop page for the Platinum Label tokidoki Barbie Doll.

What webpages will they be, you might ask? Since it’s a Treasure Hunt, we can give you a hint … one single paragraph in this very news story has the answer to which two webpages will have the Cactus Friend on them! It’ll be smaller than the example you see in this news story, but it will be up high, and not in any of the headers, footers, or sidebars of the site.

Good luck with the Hunt, and don’t forget to pick up the Black Label version of tokidoki Barbie Doll as fast as you can!

You can also find a cool video with the designer Bill Greening and packaging designer Janet Tsuei on the Barbie Collection Website.

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It gives BFC™ members a detailed look at both dolls, created to celebrate tokidoki’s 10th anniversary. They go from head to toe and talk face sculpt, tattoos, accessories, and more. You’ll also hear about the process of working with the tokidoki team, and the highly unique packaging created for the dolls. But you have to be a member to see this video.

For everybody who want the platinum edition I want to wish you a fun treasure hunt next Thuesday !!!!

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

Sophia Webster Barbie Campaign and Doll

Yesterday the Barbie shoe’s from Sophia Webster went on sale at her website and at Selfridges. And I Love the campaign images they made for this collection

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There is also a Sophia Webster doll with her own collection of designer shoes.


She will go on sale mid-September at SophieWebster.com for £120 (that is €164 and $185). She will be a very limited platinum edition. So if you want her……


Sophia Webster

Today Sophia Webster has announced her collaboration with our favorite doll, Barbie !!! And I think this is the perfect combination.

This is what Sophia told Vogue.com about this collaboration:

“Creating a shoe collection for Barbie has always been my dream project, but getting to be a part of her embracing flats for the first time made it extra exciting, and deeply personal,” Webster told us. “I love that this concept strikes a balance between dreams and reality – the idea of getting Barbie in some hi-tops and setting her loose in East London instantly appealed.

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Barbie by Sophia Webster comprises nine styles: six for adults, including two pairs of trainers, one pair of flat sandals and three pairs of heels; and three mini-me versions for children, and will launch in Selfridges nationwide and Webster’s website next Thursday, August 27.

But Webster has clearly caught the Barbie bug. Next month she is launching a limited-edition doll which will be encased in a specially designed box and will be wearing a miniature pair of Barbie by Sophia Webster Riko hi-top glitter trainers.


Shiseido / DéMuse Doll

Yesterday Evening the beauty brand Shiseido celebrates its 100th anniversary in scalp care expertise.

They asked the doll designer Nigel Chia from DéMuse Doll to design a ooak doll collection that represent every 10 years. Yesterday evening these 10 creations were on display during a Gala party where they were auctioned off for charity.


The Geisha


The minimalist


The Goth Lolita


The rational Feminist


The Day Dreamer


The Charismatic Artiste


The Flower Power


The Elegant Caretaker


The Fair Queen


The Frivolous Princess

here a video of how one of the dolls is made.

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for more video’s and pictures of this collection:


National Barbie Doll Convention part6

On Wednesday Morning I had my workshops.

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This was so much fun to do. I showed my “students” ;-) how to make paper silkstone miniature dolls. And I was so proud because everybody finished and went home with a complete set of miniature dolls.

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That evening we had the Silence Auction. This was the first time I saw all 800 conventioneers together in one room.

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The silence auction had so many gorgeous items. Here a few of my favorites

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ooak doll by Ibrahim Ismail. Love the hand painted paisley pattern.

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Ooak doll called Parisian Glamour by Zlatan Zukanovic for Mattel. Here are  some of her official pictures.


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And Aurore, The sleeping beauty by Cotho.

I also made something for the Silence auction.


It’s a Barbie shop filled with miniature dolls.

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The doll is dressed by Hilda from Belissima Couture.

The auction was so exciting and at the end the shop raised $3400 for charity.

National Barbie Doll Convention part5

The Second Designer Show that evening was from Magia2000


It was setup just like a real fashion show. First Mario and Gianni introduced this years theme LOVE. and they told us the most exciting news that they are going to get Married !!! then their friend Ibrahim took over the presentation and Mario and Gianni introduced the dolls one by one. And OMG this was such a gorgeous collection !!!

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After the presentation you could admire the dolls. And if you were interested in buying one you had to put your name on a piece of paper. Then they draw a ticket and one by one you could come to the front and pick out a doll.

I was lucky to end up with two new ladies.

The first one is called Love in the White House.

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Such a classic look and I can totally imagine Jackie Kennedy wearing a gown like this.

The second one is called Magic Bride in Love

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I think she is such a special doll. The bride of the Love collection.

She is inspired by a Christian Lacroix bride dress from the FW09’s Haute Couture collection.


for more information: http://www.magia2000.com


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