Dutch Fashion Doll World

A Dutch Barbie collector in Holland

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Christian Dior fèves

My Dolls like to collect. They love to have their own doll collection. And porcelaine fèves are the perfect size for a mini collection of dolls.

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Fèves are hand painted, porcelain or ceramic figurines. They are made to be put inside an Epiphany Cake, or King Cake (Gâteau de Roi) for the “Epiphany” Holiday (La fête de l’épiphanie ou fête des rois) that originate in France. This holiday is celebrated every year on January 6th and tradition states that this is the day that the three wise men came to Bethlehem, to honor the baby Jesus. A long running tradition in France is to bake a cake, and insert a bean (fève) inside the cake. The person who finds the bean in his or her slice, is king for the day. More recently, this “bean” has been replaced by a ceramic or porcelain figure. This tradition has been commercialized, and there is a very wide assortment of porcelain and gold figures that are made for the Epiphany. They go by several names, King Cake figures, Epiphany figures, or “Fèves”.

And my dolls love the fèves made by Dior. These are small recreations of vintage couture looks. And every year the release a new set. These sets are made by the pâtisserie Yver in Grandville located near the Christian Dior Museum.

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They make these sets from 2014 so there 4 sets out now.

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You can buy them in the pâttiserie Yver and the giftshop from the museum. And for us doll lovers you can also order them at Facets Boutiques. For more information:

http://www.facetsboutique.com

http://www.yver-chocolatier.fr

http://www.musee-dior-granville.com

 

Roaring Twenties Pidgin Dolls

I loved last years Pigeon doll dressed in the style of the roaring twenties from the East Village hat exposition.

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I think this style works very good with Pidgin. And I loved when more dolls in this style showed up on Pidgin dolls Facebook and Instagram account.

And this week Joshua David McKenney showed us this beauty inspired by the movie The Great Gatsby.

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And now you have your chance to get your own Roaring Twenties Pidgin doll. Because this morning Theda was revealed.

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Thea will be made in a small edition of 10 and she is now available by pre-order exclusively to registrants of the 2018 PNW BJD Expo in Seattle.

And how gorgeous is this cool illustration from this doll.

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

 

DeMuse Book

Today Nigel Chia from DeMuse Doll released his first DeMuse Doll book.

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” More than mere playthings, DeMuse Dolls are a brand of high fashion, edgy and articulated 16 inches muses. Adorned with miniature haute couture and graced in editorial voguish poses, each ball jointed resin doll intricately conveys the passion and love of Nigel Chia towards high end fashion. Unique and delicate, each DeMuse doll evoke a strong fashion emotion, bringing us into the miniature world of fashion.”I know exactly what I want for a high fashion doll, and I am creating muses of my own”.

This book is about My favourite creations, and how I became their maker .”

And when you buy this book you have the chance to win a DeMuse Doll !!!

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

Moleskine & Barbie

I love the notebooks from Moleskine and I have always one with me. And now they are coming with a Barbie collection. They released four designs and one is even a numbered collectors edition.

Swimsuit:

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Logo:

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Barbie Dots:

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Barbie Accessories:

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Barbie Collectors Edition: 

With only 9999 numbered copies available, the Limited Edition Barbie Collector’s Edition comes in a box graced with 1950’s vintage illustrations. The notebook inside features a black and white chevron detail from the original Barbie swimsuit and a Limited Edition Pen

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You can pre-order these notebooks on Amazon

JamieShow Palm Spring Convention

This weekend Jamieshow had their convention in Palm Spring.

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And they had some amazing dolls for the conventioneers.

How cute are Rock and Doris

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Doris Day and Rock Hudson are dressed in one of their most iconic looks from the movie Pillow Talk.

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And I love the two Vintage Space Age fashion dolls they had.

The first one is Palm Spring Violet Waters.

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Her outfit is inspired by this look by the designer Rudi Gernreich.

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The second Space Age look is Palm Spring Veronika.

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Inspired by this Pierre Cardin look.

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This convention was also a farewell to Gene at JamieShow. And they had some amazing looks to end this collection.

My favorite is this Palm Springs Marsha Hunt.

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And how cute is this Palm Spring Gene.

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There was also a Palm Springs Zita Jones.

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And Palm Springs Madra Lord.

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They also had these cute wig stands and dress forms.

 

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

Vivian

Modsdoll is coming with a gorgeous new doll.  Her name is Vivian.

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This beauty has the Arya face sculpt and I jut love her face. She is such a classic beauty.

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And how gorgeous is her asymmetric gown.

She will go on sale on 19th Feb 9AM Korean time.

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

Cleo & Sunglasses

Yesterday it was Venus birthday. And to celebrate Superdoll came with a new doll. Her name is Cleo.

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Today is her BIRTHDAY and Venus decided Kitty MEOW is the thing indeed.

Venus was all out for her Valentine, and just couldn’t resist a little ‘Walk like an Egyptian!’

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GENX.2 body!
Cosmetique skintone!
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Her waist length wig is a not so subtle black and white; with hand rooted widows peak ang graphic side curls, tousled for that saucer of milk look! Eyes of turquoise and mocha surrounded by shadow in grey, gold, white and kohl. Brows of shaded charcoal. Lips the colour of berry blood.
Her all in one ‘corselette’ is of black gloss sequin and beads detailed panels of velvet and gold embroidery accented with stones in sapphire, and hip ruffles in sequin, firstly to grab your attention and secondly to sphinx you as she makes her entrance!
Nude coloured hose, a gorgeous embroidered velvet ‘kitten ear’ headpiece and a matching velvet embroidered collier neckpiece are her accents for this gleaming outfit. And what kinda kitten would she be without a tail?
And of course what could be more spectacular than her over knee embroidered velvet and high gloss pvc stiletto boots?
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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY Darlings!
Clone: 1000 Venus d’Royce

Of course she comes with the following standard accessories:
-manic_cure hands (see booklet for hand change instructions)
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And today Superdoll surprised us with some cool new sunglasses.
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They come in five different colors.

Fully Functioning sunglasses. Get your eyes in the shade with these awesome frames and lenses. 5 colourways to choose from!
Human scale quality miniature eyewear!

for more information: http://www.superdollonline.co.uk