by Dutch Fashion Doll World
So today Mattel released the pictures of a new Silkstone doll called Midnight Glamour. She is the second silkstone doll this year. Months ago we already saw some pictures from her. Pictures from sample / rejected factory heads were leaked and posted on Instagram. And I have to say I had high hopes for this one. I love redheads and thought she had a cool make-up look. Ok they eyes are still big but I love the classic “bitch resting face”.
But then today I saw the final look.
Normally I LOVE big over the top ballgowns on Silkstone dolls. But for me this is a very cheap variation on the Iconic In The Pink Silkstone doll.
The only Silkstone that is even better then this beauty is the OOAK blue variation doll that was made for FAO Schwarz in 2002 Called Breathtaking Blue.
So here is Midnight Glamour official dealer description.
This 2018 Barbie Fashion Model Collection Barbie doll #FRN96 features design inspired by elegant couture and epic red-carpet looks. The dolls beautiful black gown includes embroidered sequined stars that add a touch of shimmer against her beautiful vintage face sculpt. Posable Silkstone body allows endless posing possibilities. Gold Label Collection.
She will be available at the Barbie Mattel site at the end of this month.
I think if they replaced her cheap playline necklace with a classic BFMC necklace, give her some matching earrings and make the gown a little less pouffy she would already look a lot better.
I really hope she is going to be a big hit so Mattel will release more then just 2 Silkstone dolls a year. And I understand they want to make the dolls cheaper in production because they don’t sell that good as they did in the past. But I also think that when this line goes back to a higher quality collectors want to spend more on a doll. Personally I don’t want to pay for plastic jewelry and cheaper fabrics.
I love the BFMC and I think they were at their best when they recreated classic designs from Dior, Givenchy and Balenciaga from the fifties.
And there so many classic black gowns that would have been gorgeous on this redhead