Sugar Daddy Fashion Inspiration
by Dutch Fashion Doll World
I love the Silkstone collection called Palm Beach from 2010.
Palm Beach Breeze and Palm Beach Coral belong to my favorite ladies from the Silkstone collection. There was also a Ken doll in this collection called Sugar Daddy.
This was his official description from Mattel:
Cool sophistication in breezy Palm Beach! Sporting a dashing jacquard-patterned jacket with a light pink polo shirt and crisp white pants, Ken doll is ready for Palm Beach social season, sunning by the pool and a stroll with his little companion. Fashion designed exclusively for the Silkstone Barbie doll body. Includes Ken doll, jacket, pink polo shirt, white shoes, dog with leash, swim trunks and accessories, doll stand and certificate of authenticity
This doll got a lot of negative publicity and Mattel decided to cancel him 😦 I’m alway hoping that someday a box with prototypes will turn up somewhere because I still would love to have one.
Today my Facebook friend Ken Mad found the inspiration for this doll.
The picture is called Kaufmann Desert House II by the photographer Slim Aarons. And look who is standing besides the pool.
Slim Aarons was noted for photographing socialites, jet-setters and celebrities. The location is the famous Kaufmann desert Hause in Palm Springs, California that was design by the architect Richard Netra in 1946.