Dutch Fashion Doll World

A Dutch Barbie collector in Holland

Barbie Loves Lotte

A few days ago the luxury department store Lotte in South Korea turned into a Barbie Paradise.

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Everywhere you look you will see our favorite girl between the designer brands.

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I love how they displayed all the dolls.

And how some of them are dresses in miniature versions from the looks that are for sale in the store.

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These were the first pictures that were posted on Instagram. I hope we will see a lot more pictures of this collaboration.

http://www.lotte.co.kr

Barbie Stamps

From today Australia had the own Barbie Stamps. They released a stamp pack with 20 $1 dollar stamps.

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The stamps have sketches from Robert Best on them and Silkstone pictures. The dolls that are featured on the stamps are not production silkstone dolls. Some of the pictures we saw in previous years used on Japanese stationary.

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I can’t wait to see more close-up pictures from these stamps.

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This set cost $22.00 and the best thing is that they ship Internationally !!!

This isn’t the first Barbie stamp set that is released in Australia. In 2009 the celebrated Barbie’s 50th birthday with these stamps.

for more information:

https://shop.auspost.com.au/product/barbie-stamp-pack-15141029;pgid=Yr6GBBF5IfxSRp7hf.naARko0000zTT3Yu5F

RimDoll ooak Silkstone dolls

What a great start of this Easter. This morning the postmen delivered  this amazing beauty.

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She is a ooak Silkstone by RimDoll. A redhead in hot pink, can it get any better 😉 Here are her official pictures from RimDoll.

I love the vintage couture vibe from the silhouette of the dress and that face is so sweet. If you love ooak Silkstone dolls then RimDoll is someone to watch. Lately he did some amazing creations. Her a few of them:

This morning he added a new lady to his webshop.

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A strong raven dressed in a gorgeous pink flower gown.

for more information: https://www.etsy.com/listing/524803479/barbie-silkstone-ooak-by-rimdoll-fullset

Aquatalis Ooak Sisters

Aquatalis released four gorgeous new ooak Silkstone sisters. And I’m in love. Their faces are so delicate. Almost angelic.

The first sisters are Soleil de Jour & Soleil de Nuit. These blonde sisters are dressed gold ace gowns.

Soleil de Jour:

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Soleil de Nuit:

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The Gem sisters are dressed in a colorful floral lace.

Gem Sister Diamond:

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and Gem Sister Topaz:

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for more information:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Aquatalis?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Marni Senofonte & Barbie

Beyoncé Stylist Marni Senofonte collaborated with Barbie and the result are some amazing looks !!!! These are probably ooaks but wouldn’t it be amazing if some of the dolls will be taken in production.

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Instyle had a great article on this collaboration:

Ask Marni Senofonte, the Picasso behind Beyoncé’s iconic Lemonade and Formation World Tour looks, about her earliest memories of Barbie and she’ll say, “I remember cutting her hair.” She’ll also say, “I don’t remember how old I was. My parents were teenagers, and they had like no money. I just remember waking up on Christmas morning and seeing a stack of individually wrapped—maybe like 15—packages. My sister and I were so excited because my parents got us a whole bunch of Barbie clothes for us.” For the stylist and many other fashion creatives alike, Barbie is synonymous with the beginning of an unwavering love of fashion.

“I think it was because I was able to express and kind of put Barbie into anything. Any kind of ribbon that I had, or whatnot, I would play around with and make her shoes strap all the way up to her thighs… [Barbie] was like the first kind of object that I was able to express [creativity] through clothing.” After a beat, Senofonte adds, “And I went to Catholic school. I had to wear a uniform my whole life, which was a nightmare for somebody like me. [Playing with Barbie] was a relief, it was therapy.”

Jump forward some years and you’ll find Senofonte creating looks for a myriad of frequently Best Dressed women. The newest name to her roster? It’s none other than the iconic Barbie, of course. Today, the highly-followed (we’re talking 1.7 million followers and counting) Instagram channel @BarbieStyle unveils the collaboration with Senofonte: a range of one-of-kind looks for a league of body, hair, and skin diverse fashion dolls.

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When asked about her inspiration for the designs, Senofonte references the Barbie Fashionistas line, a range of dolls offered in four varying body types (original, curvy, tall, and petite) and a multitude of skin tones and hairstyles, “When I saw all of these shapes and sizes—that alone was the inspiration. We have so many different sized women, and it’s like—especially the bigger women, they always feel like there’s nothing that fits them or makes them look cute. It was just so important to me with the Barbie collection to show a curvy woman or a shorter woman that it’s all possible.” And by it, she means making confident fashion choices. “I want a girl who is not necessarily small to say, ‘Okay, I could wear a crop top and I could wear jeans with big holes in it and fishnets underneath it and I am cute… everyone can have this. Everyone can do it. And everyone in every size—we can all be cute. It’s not just for a certain size or a certain color.”

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One look at the @BarbieStyle Instagram channel, and it’s likely you’ll find an endless wealth of lifestyle and fashion inspiration. From #ootd flat-lays to selfies featuring Gigi Hadid in doll form, Barbie shows us an aesthetically rich life. Senofonte hypothesizes why the channel is so engaging, “It’s entertainment.” She shares with InStyle, “It’s living vicariously through someone. Seeing visual inspiration is so important.” So in addition to doctor, dancer, and president, you can add social influencer to Barbie’s resumé.

Oh, and thanks to the Barbie Fashionistas line and now the Marni Senofonte x Barbie collaboration, you can also add Advocate for Racial Diversity and Size Inclusivity to the list. Senofonte said it best, “We haven’t even scratched the surface yet as to what it really should be, but the fact that Barbie is making it the norm is the first step. She’s kind of always spearheaded the new norm.”

Though the dolls are not available for purchase at the moment, images of the full collection can be seen below or on the @BarbieStyle channel. From remixed denim silhouettes to ‘Victorian Punk’ looks reminiscent of Beyoncé’s Lemonade costumes, scroll through to see every single look and exclusive design sketches from the Marni Senofonte x Barbie range.

for more information:

http://www.instyle.com/fashion/barbie-marni-senofonte-collaboration#2806097

Andy Warhol Barbie nr3

So the new Andy Warhol Barbie is already for sale in the south of Europe. And I have to say she is quite fun.

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I love how they used the Iconic Barbie portrait by Andy Warhol as a print on the dress. And that fur stola is a must have for me !!!

 

She seems the be a gold label with an edition of no more then 16000 worldwide.

 

The third doll produced in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation is the definitive celebration of two fabulously unforgettable pop culture icons. Honoring the artist’s colorful vision and his muse’s innate sense of style, this Barbie doll stands beautifully in a floor length strapless gown, printed with the original Warhol Barbie portrait created by the artist in 1986. Her Superstar face sculpt reflects the sculpt of the 1984 classic Peaches ‘n Cream Barbie., depicted in the original painting of his numerous portraits, while blue pumps accented with glitter make reference to Warhol’s “diamond dust” technique of crushing glass onto canvas. Shimmering rhinestone earrings, a necklace, and cocktail ring all originally featured on the Peaches ‘n Cream Barbie, top off this show-stopping tribute to two of the greatest.

In Spain she is for sale at JugetesMadrid for €189,99

http://juguetesmadrid.com/epages/cf8e2703-5936-4cb3-bf87-06e960ab5af5.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/cf8e2703-5936-4cb3-bf87-06e960ab5af5/Products/DWF57

And in Italy on Amazon for €140,15

http://www.amazon.it/Barbie-DWF57-Warhol-Bambola-Collezione/dp/B01J1249W2

 

Barbie The Art of @BarbieStyle

The publishinghouse Assouline brings made again a Barbie book.

In 2010 they released the book Barbie. That was filed with amazing pictures of our favorite girl.

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They even had a very limited edition for the collectors.

This new book is as pink as the first one. and is called The Art of @BarbieStyle. And is filled with the amazing pictures from the Barbie Style Instagram account.

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The Art of @BarbieStyle is a lively and charming volume showcasing hundreds of beautifully detailed and accessorized lifestyle images from the @BarbieStyle Instagram page, vividly illustrating the modern identity and unique point of view of Barbie, following her fun and fashionable adventures around the world with her Girl Squad. Featuring inspiring quotes from prominent fashion designers, models, photographers, stylists, editors, and global celebrities, and texts written by Barbie herself, presenting her a affirmation outlook on life, travel, and the importance of celebrating special times with good friends.

this book will be released on the first off May and is now available for pre-order at Amazon.co.uk for £38.00

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Barbie-Style-Icons-Other/dp/1614285802

http://www.assouline.com