Luncheon Ensemble Silkstone Meets Yankee Doodle
Finally some photos are showing up on dealers sites so I believe I can share them here. This 2013 Silkstone was sneaked back in September to the Barbie Fan Club ( BFC )https://insidethefashiondollstudio.com/2012/09/21/new-silkstone-info-for-2013/. She is one of the Silkies whose drawings can be seen in the Atelier video by Mattel . I was lucky enough to see it at this summer’s National Barbie Convention and I posted a link to it in the blog back in August https://insidethefashiondollstudio.com/2012/08/21/behind-the-scenes-of-the-bfmc-atelier-collection/
** Photo is property of Mattel, Inc.**
Anywhoo…what do I think? I love pink. I love redheads. You would figure a slam dunk right? Hold on to that basketball folks. I love the doll. The outfit is leaving me kind of …”meh”. I think it’s the turban. I just can’t get past the big rose on it. Unlike Yankee Doodle ..you can’t just stick a feather/rose on it and call it macaroni/fashion. I am also not so sure about the print. I would love to see the hairstyle of this silkie beneath the turban. LOVE the little curls on her ears. I am dying to see if she has an updo underneath that “wrongly rose-adorned” turban. Also, putting a redhead in pink??…. always a risky venture. Change this doll’s ensemble to a green, blue or teal…then we are talking! Am I buying this doll? In a heartbeat. At this point and without seeing her in real life, this doll will be redressed faster than you can say “Silkstone”. The turban will be the first to go. I reserve the right to completely change my mind once I have seen her and have her in hand LOL! Have I hedged all my bets sufficiently? I think so.
“Becca Berry went to dealer just to buy a Silkie, ripped the turban off her head and called her fashion beauty”
Good Morning Rebecca! I agree that she is a lovely doll! As for MHO, I’d get rid of the turban and pale mittens. I’d make her gloves and shoes and a darker rose color 😉
January 10, 2013 at 6:05 am
Good day to you too Ms. Judy. Yes, I can totally see a different color glove and shoe with this ensemble. Better. 🙂
January 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm
Im in agreement with you, the turban and especially the rose are a no go.
I think she would redress beautifully and that fashion would look amazing on another doll with maybe a switch up on accessories, that pale pink on a darker haird girl would look very elegant.
January 10, 2013 at 6:14 am
I agree with you Micheal. I can see this outfit on a brunette or even a blonde. 🙂
January 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm
I think the turban is interesting because it feels different than a lot of other fashions, which is a good thing in MHO. But the rose is wrong. Maybe too large? When the scale of something is wrong, it throws off the whole look. And I think the coat is fussy — balloon three-quarter sleeves with bows on the shoulders? I think less would have been more.
January 10, 2013 at 6:17 am
Oops, left my thought too early… the coat also seems fussy because of the wrinkly gloves in too light of a color. Would like to see the sheath just by itself.
January 10, 2013 at 6:21 am
Heehee…I will just respond to the second continuation comment. Yes, the rose is WAY off scale and just….wrong…in MHO. I am in agreement that the bows at the shoulders seem to over “fussify”( no it’s not a word but we can work with it right?) this whole ensemble. I also agree that the sheath dress which I suspect is hiding under that bow laden jacket may actually be cute. Time will tell.
January 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm
I love her too, the rose is more dollar store to me, somehow, I think vintage style milliners blooms would be better, an easy fix. I am not sure I ever like the fabrics for production of these outfits, but the design and color I do love. Her face up is great, the hair is a tease and I think she is one I will buy for sure.
I do however love the video from August, I remember being so transported watching this, I wish I had that set as I am sure you must too. Love the seated Silkstone dolls and those gold chiavari chairs are something I have been on the hunt for.
January 10, 2013 at 7:08 am
LOL! You and every diorama enthusiast Silkstone collector( that includes me)would most definitely go to the mud pit to fight for these chairs 🙂 I remember my first words to one of my Barbie buds sitting next to me when we viewd that video…”I NEED those chairs”. They were built special by Lars Auvinen, set designer for Mattel.
January 10, 2013 at 12:18 pm
Your right, I would sling mud for these chairs, and I would wager my own set of them, that they could sell out of any of the 1/6th scale pieces designed by this fellow. Not to upstage the Silkstone doll or Robert Best, but 1/6th scale furnishing is a whole nother realm of collector love they could capitalize on!!! Just sayin!! (LOL)
January 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm
I like the outfit and think it is well in line with the 50s/60s look of the Silkstones. The tint of pink is fresh and goes well with the shade of red for her hair. I like the turban but my picky-point on that is the rose is a thought too large. Otherwise, she is lovely and I, too will buy her up in a heartbeat.
January 10, 2013 at 8:24 am
You are right Robert. The style is definitely reminiscent of the 50’s. Just wish the print was in a different color 🙂
January 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm
Thank you for making me smile today!
January 10, 2013 at 9:48 am
Always happy to help Donna 🙂 Are you humming Yankee Doodle today? LOL!
January 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm
I’m so excited my Barbie dealer told me that she will arrive next Wednesday in Holland. Can’t wait to see her in real life !!!
January 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm