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NBDCC 2011–The Official Convention Doll

Typically, the last evening of convention there is a final dinner and you receive the official convention doll.  At this years convention, as it was Ken’s 50th anniversary, we received a doll set.  A beautifully designed and crafted Barbie and Ken set designed by the very talented Matt Sutton and Matt Trujillo.  I just can’t say enough about this pair of gentleman….LOVE YOU GUYS!

Here is a quote from Matt Sutton about the inspiration and ideas behind the dolls….

“They weren’t designed as “formal”– the thought expressed to us was that they were a young couple in 1961 in Ft Lauderdale, went to a lovely dinner, and found themselves taking a long romantic walk on the beach at night. It’s dinner jacket and party dress, not tux and ballgown. Matching ties and/or a cummerbund seemed too “formal” and “prom”, which wasn’t the esthetic we were going for. Plus we loved the idea that she was dressing in “his” color (the aqua) as a tribute to him, vs the matchy matchy…

We actually did a TON of research for the era, and made sure things were as accurate as possible, and still within our design sense.   Ken’s jacket– did you notice his little gold cufflinks? (another subtle homage to the 50th) Her dress is very much of the era, and the sash is sort of a signature of mine– again, the aqua is Barbie paying tribute to her main squeeze. ^_^”

Still in the box…..

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And…..out of the box and in the studio………..

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2 responses

  1. She could be Poppy Parker’s twin sister! Adorable.
    Terri

    August 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    • She definitely could be couldn’t she?! Matt Sutton and Matt Trujillo really do the most amazing work.

      August 14, 2011 at 11:43 am

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