Dutch Fashion Doll World

A Dutch Barbie collector in Holland

Lily Brown meets Barbie

Lily Brown released their second Barbie collection this year and I think it is very cute.

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I love it how they use the vintage Barbie illustrations.

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http://www.lily-brw.com

Royally Ever After MiziDoll

This weekend MiziDoll presented his new doll Wild Pink at the Shanghai Toy Show.

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But who is that lady in the middle next to her.

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She is a sneak from an upcoming doll that will be released in June. Her name is Royally Ever After.

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She looks so sweet and I love her gown.

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http://www.mizidoll.com

 

Philipp Plein

The photographer Tony Kelly used some models that many of us doll collectors have in their collection for the new Philipp Plein x Tony Kelly accesoires lookbook. See here the result.

For more information: http://www.plein.com

Mohito X Barbie

The Polish fashion brand is celebrating Barbie’s 60th anniversary with a Barbie. And they have some cool pieces. I love the all over pattern skirt and shirt.

For more information: http://www.mohito.com

The Bape X Barbie

Yesterday the Japanese fashion brand a Bathing Ape released this picture on their Instagram account.

A promotion picture from a new collection featuring accessories apparel adults and kids. The collection will go on sale tomorrow, the 6th of April.

This dolls look very cute but it looks like it is human size fashion that is photoshopped on a Barbie doll. So no cool fashions for our dolls ūüė¶

But when we look at this pictures ……

This looks like maybe there will be some Barbie fashions available.

And then this one popped up online.

And this one !!!

Yeahhh so it looks like we can also dress up our favorite doll in Bathing Ape fashions !!!!

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

So after I posted this posted I found out some more information about the dolls. It looks like they are only available in their Japanese store. You get one when you buy one of the limited edition tote.

Here some more pictures of the collection:

Anna Sui Barbie

On the first of May Anna Sui will launch the Swinging Tokyo collection. A collection of products that Anna Sui designed with different Japanese brands and people from the Japanese fashion scene like the Stylist Mita Shinichi, the fashion Icon Kansai Yamamoto, but also brands like Yoku Moku, a Japanese confectionary brand.

And there will also be a special Barbie for sale !!!! Dressed in one of the dresses from this collection.

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Her price will be  20000 yen.

The collection will be available at Isetan Shinjuku department store.

http://www.isetan.mistore.jp

Barbie 60th Anniversary Books.

In Australia they are releasing some fun Barbie 60th Anniversary books.

Five Mile Press

Barbie 60: Wrap Pack

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Celebrate 60 years of Barbie with this luxurious and vintage style gift wrap pack.

Includes 12 sheets of wrapping paper, 21 gift tags, 3 press out gift boxes, 12 cards and 12 envelopes with over 100 stickers!

ISBN: 9781760684143

$12.00

Barbie 60 Paint with Water

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Celebrate 60 years of Barbie with this vintage look Paint with Water book! 

Simply dip your brush in water, and watch the original style icon Barbie swirl to life in colour!

ISBN 9781760684150

$4.00

Barbie 60: Press Out the Decades

 

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Since 1959, there isn’t a plastic ceiling Barbie hasn’t broken.

From the doll that started it all to Astronaut Barbie, Rocker Barbie, Malibu Barbie and the newest Firefighter Barbie, press out 5 iconic dolls and their accessories in this limited edition press out book.

ISBN 9781760684228

$12.00

Barbie 60 best Dressed Paper Doll Book

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Since 1959, there isn’t a plastic ceiling Barbie hasn’t broken. From the doll that started it all to the fashion icon she is today, dress up 8 vintage Barbie dolls and over 100 of their best outfits in this limited edition paper doll book.

ISBN 9781760684242

$12.99

Assouline

The Barbie 60th Anniversary book by Assouline I blogged about some weeks ao is also available for preorder now.

Barbie: 60 Years of Inspiration

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Established March 9, 1959, Barbie arrived on the scene and took the world by storm. Envisioned as a new kind of doll that allowed girls to play out roles that expand beyond a caretaker, Barbie has become one of the most recognizable faces in the world over the past 60 years. Reflecting the ambitions and aspirations of generations of children, Barbie is far more than just a toy: She mirrors the evolution of modern culture and the expansion of women’s roles in society. 

Barbie’s story is a journey through six decades of social culture, inspired by the vision and tenacity of one woman, Ruth Handler, who dared to pursue her personal dreams in the face of hardship and opposition. Featuring an in-depth and witty text, Barbie: Sixty Years of Inspiration connects the history of Barbie with the history of modern women, highlighting the moments within each decade that have led to the advancement of women in all areas, from the workforce to sports, technology to government, culture, and innovation.

Curating the most dynamic images from Mattel brand archives alongside significant social and historical events, Barbie: Sixty Years of Inspiration reflects Barbie’s impact on cultural trends and illustrates her message of positive female empowerment. Above all, Barbie’s mission has always been to inspire girls around the world to follow their dreams and become anything they want.

ISBN 9781614287575

$175

HarperCollins Publishers Inc

And to make your Barbie 60th Anniversary complete you should als get the new book by Carol Spencer.

Dressing Barbie: A Celebration of the Clothes That Made America’s Favorite Doll and the Incredible Woman Behind Them

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If you’ve ever had a Barbie doll, or you know someone who did, chances are that Barbie was dressed in one of the thousands of designs created by Carol Spencer during her unparalleled reign as a Barbie fashion designer spanning more than thirty-five years. Published in commemoration of Barbie‚Äôs sixtieth anniversary,¬†Dressing Barbie¬†is a dazzling celebration of the clothes that made America‚Äôs favorite doll and the incredible woman behind them.

Illustrated with more than 100 full-color photographs, including many never-before-seen images of rare and one-of-a-kind pieces from Spencer’s private archive, Dressing Barbie is a treasure trove of some of the best and most iconic Barbie looks from the early 1960s until the late 1990s. Along with behind-the-scenes stories of how these designs came to be, Spencer reminisces about her thrilling time at Mattel working with legendary figures such as Ruth Handler, Barbie’s creator, and Charlotte Johnson, the original Barbie designer, for a full, insider look into life with the beloved doll.

Over the course of her career, Spencer won many accolades. She was the first designer to have her signature on the doll, the first to go on a signing tour, the first to design a limited-edition Barbie Doll for collectors, and the designer of the biggest selling Barbie of all time. Now, she is the first member of the inner circle to reveal the fashion world of the quintessential California girl as never before.

ISBN 0062802445

$35.00