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Babbi & Barbie


ZĂ ni Milano is not the only chocolate collaboration with Barbie for her 60th anniversary this year. The famous Japanese Chocolate wafel brand Babbi is also releasing a special Barbie 60th anniversary collection.

And every chocolate waffel is coming with a cute purse. Or are we getting the waffel when we buy one of the purses 😉

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We do have to travel to Japan. Because this collection will only be on sale in their shops and not online.

For more information : http://www.babbi.co.jp/

Patrizia Pepe

Yesterday Patrizia Pepe showed their new kids collection to the press. A 60th anniversary Barbie capsule collection.

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The collection was presented at the Pitti Bimbo , the biggest children’s fashion fair in the world located in Florence.

With the presentation there was also the opening of a new Barbie epo at this Fashion Center. The exposition is curated by Mario and Gianni from Magia2000. All the dolls are from their personal collection.


And some very specials dolls that were made for Vogue a few years ago are also on display.

The exposition is only ope to the press and buyers.

When this new collection will be sold in the Fall Patrizia Pepe will release a mini version for barbie off the main outfit that you can buy in their stores.


ZĂ ini Milano

This year Barbie is celebrating her 60th anniversary. And this will be an amazing year for the Barbie brand. We will se many collaborations with other brands all over the world.

One of the first brand to announce its collaboration with Barbie is the famous chocolate house in Italy called ZĂ ini Milano.


In March they will release 4 special chocolate bars to celebrate Barbie.


With some cool graphics from 4 Iconic Barbe Dolls. We have the Iconic swimsuit  from 1959, Astronaut Career Barbie from 1965, Barbie Day to Night from 1984 and Totally Hair Barbie from 1992

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

Barbie Convention table gift shopping bags set

At a lot of Barbie conventions it’s a tradition to bring table gifts. And for the 60th anniversary I made some Barbie shopping bags set. Sets with 10 bags, one for every conventioneer at your table.

I was inspired by all the amazing graphics and pictures Mattel made for Barbie in 60 years. So I made Vintage, Mod, Silkstone and Modern Collectable Barbie shopping bags

These sets are now for pre-order at my Etsy store. And I will make more then 3 of each design.


Barbie Conventions

This year we are celebrating Barbie 60th Anniversary !!! Her Birthday is on March 9th. And what a perfect way to celebrate her birthday at one of the Barbie conventions around the world.


Here a list with all the Barbie conventions around the world.

Japan / Tokyo 3rd of March



France / Paris 8th, 9th and 10th March

The Paris Fashion Doll Festival.




Portugal / Lisbon 6th and 7th of April




USA / Livonia 12th 13th and 14th of April


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USA / Missouri 31th of July 1th 2th and 3th of August

National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention




Spain / Madrid 6th, 7th and 8th of September

Madrid Fashion Doll Show Convention




Australia / Gold Coast 13th, 14th and 15th of September

ABC Doll Club Inc Convention

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Spain / Madrid 5th and 6th October

Spanish Doll Convention

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Italy / Rome 8th, 9th and 10th November

Roma Fashion Doll Connvention




Barbie Sixty Years of Inspiration

Today Assouline released their new Spring Catalog.

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Where they introduced the Legends Collection.

Assouline’s Legends Collection showcases the mythic eras,

artists, and high society of our world.

These slipcased tomes are essentials for the cultural tastemaker.

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And what do we see there…. a NEW BARBIE BOOK !!!!

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Born March 9, 1959, Barbie arrived on the scene and took the world by storm. Conceived as a new kind of doll for a
more grown-up mode of play, Barbie reflects the aspirations of generations of children and the expansion of women’s
roles in society. A journey through seven decades of style, Barbie: Sixty Years of Inspiration highlights Barbie’s impact
on cultural trends and illustrates her inspiring message of female empowerment. Curating dynamic images from
Mattel archives alongside social events, this anniversary edition connects the history of Barbie with the moments in
each decade that have led to the advancement of modern women. Text by Susan Shapiro | 11 x 14 in – 28 x 35.5 cm
320 pages | 300 illustrations | cloth hardcover in a luxury slipcase | ISBN: 9781614287575 | $175 – €175 – £135

I LOVE !!! the Barbie books they released in the past so I can’t wait to get this one.

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

Designer Barbie Miniatures

Some of my favorite Barbie dolls are the Designer Barbie dolls. I think the new YSL dolls are the best Mattel released this year.

And I just had to recreate them in miniature. So my dolls had some new dolls to play with. And just like me when my dolls like a doll they want more 😉

So I ended up recreating all my favorite Designer Barbie dolls from the past.


With matching Designer Barbie shopping bags.


If you are interested in these miniatures I made 10 more sets from the miniature Barbie dolls and the designer Barbie shopping bags. And 10 sets from just the designer Barbie Shopping bags.


In the first set you will find the following 25 miniatures.

Barbie Miniatures:
3 x YSL Barbie
1 x Sophia Webster Barbie
1 x Karl Lagerfeld Barbie
1 x Coach Barbie
1 x Coach Barbie Handbag Pack
1 x Charlotte Olympia Barbie
4 x Moschino Barbie
3 x Christian Louboutin Barbie
1 x Christian Louboutin Shoe Pack
1 x Herve Leger

Barbie Miniature Shopping Bag
1 x Sophia Webster
1 x Christian Louboutin
1 x Herve Leger
1 x Moschino
1 x Karl Lagerfeld
1 x Coach
1 x YSL
1 x Charlotte Olympia

And in the second set you will find the following 8 Barbie designer shopping bags:

1 x Sophia Webster
1 x Christian Louboutin
1 x Herve Leger
1 x Moschino
1 x Karl Lagerfeld
1 x Coach
1 x YSL
1 x Charlotte Olympia


Only 10 sets available from each set and ready to ship.

for more information check out my Etsy store.


Christmas at the Ballet

They gave us some sneaks in the past weeks.

And today they finally showed us the final looks. I am talking about the Christmas collection by Magia2000 called Christmas at the Ballet.

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And what an amazing collection. Black and white with a touch of pink.

I love the ballerina’s they created for this collection.

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The classic black and whit swan from the Swan Lake and a gorgeous ballerina in pink.


And then all the ladies dressed in Haute Couture at the opening night to see the show.

This collection will go on sale tomorrow at 6pm Italian Time.

for more information http://www.magia2000.com

60th Anniversary Barbie Silkstone Doll

Net year it is Barbie 60th Anniversary. !!!

So of course Mattel is celebrating this with a special doll. I was very excited for this doll. Remember the 10th anniversary Silkstone

Photographer:  Paul Jordan Stylist:  Mary Jordan Job Number:1047541

Such a beauty and one of my favorite dolls.

And today Marl&B got the new doll in stock !!! And is the first to publish some irl pictures !!!

  Here she is Silkstone Proudly Pink



Ok…. If this is the way we are going to celebrate, I can’t and will attend an other party.

This BarbieÂźFashion Model Collection (BFMC) doll features a design inspired by elegant couture and epic red-carpet looks. The doll’s trendy look offers a modern twist on a classic style, and fun details nod to a 60th anniversary theme. Doll has a posable SilkstoneÂźbody and beautiful vintage face sculpt.

I really hope many collectors will LOVE her.

I’m just a bit sad I can’t join.

for more information:


YSL Barbie

Today Mattel released he new YSL Barbies and they are so cute !!!

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Mattel Designer Linda Kyaw did an amazing job recreating these 3 iconic looks.

YSL Safari Jacket 1968

Yves Saint Laurent first introduced the safari jacket in his 1967 runway shows. However, it was a one-off design created for a photo-essay for Vogue (Paris) the following year that made the design famous and quickly turned it into a classic.

With the safari jacket, Saint Laurent continued to define his style, which borrowed from male codes of dress to revolutionize women’s fashion. He was inspired by both the uniforms worn by the Afrika Korps and, more broadly, the outfits worn by Occidental men in Africa. Made of cotton gabardine, the safari jacket was a comfortable piece suitable for hot summers. It perfectly embodied the spirit of freedom sparked by the 1960s as well as a new form of seduction. As early as 1969, the safari jacket was also available in a ready-to-wear version at the SAINT LAURENT rive gauche boutique. It was an immediate success.

YSL Mondrian Dress 1965

Yves Saint Laurent’s passion for painting led him and Pierre BergĂ© to assemble a truly incredible art collection. The couturier also expressed his admiration for painters through the various garments he designed to honor the artists he loved. Saint Laurent maintained this “dialogue with art” all throughout his career, beginning with a series of dresses paying tribute to Piet Mondrian for the Autumn-Winter 1965 collection. Wool jersey was inlaid with no visible seams, allowing Saint Laurent to create a textile rendition of the Dutch artist’s paintings and channel Mondrian’s sense of geometry.

For this collection, Saint Laurent sketched a series of shoes that were made by the designer Rogier Vivier: black pumps decorated with a large square buckle in gold or silver metal. The heroine of Belle de Jour, played by Catherine Deneuve, chose to wear them in the film. This design proved so successful that it ended up being named after the movie.

The international press was dazzled by Saint Laurent’s moving works of art. Diana Vreeland raved about them in the New York Times, deeming this “the best collection,”while Women’s Wear Daily called Saint Laurent the “king of Paris.”

YSL black velvet sheath dress with large pink satin bow

For the Autumn-Winter 1983 collection, Saint Laurent created a design named “Paris,” a black velvet sheath dress with a “Paris pink” satin knot.

I Love the box these dolls are coming in.


The price of the dolls is 150$ and they are Platinum Label (less than 5,000 worldwide).

Now available at http://www.barbie.mattel.com