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Barbie for big girls.

New Silkstones Available at Barbiecollector

Finally Mattel has released these beauties for purchase.  They are available at your local dealers and at Barbiecollector.

Little Red Dress Barbie® Doll

Gold Label®

Designed by: Robert Best

Release Date: 4/15/2015

Product Code: CGT26

No more than 9100 units produced worldwide.

Retail:  $75.00

©Mattel

©Mattel

©Mattel

And….this one has earrings!!!  It will be interesting to see how the hairstyle stacks up with the promo shots on this one.  Will report on that once I have one in hand.

Bouclé Beauty™ Barbie® Doll

Gold Label®

Designed by: Robert Best

Release Date: 4/15/2015

Product Code: CGT25

No more than 9700 units produced worldwide.

Retail:  $100.00

©Mattel

©Mattel

©Mattel

©Mattel

Ok…looks like we sacrifice earrings for bows on the shoes ( which are really cute), necklace and gloves.  No Chanel inspired purse or earrings.  Now you tell me people…what Chanel fashionista is going out without a pair of earrings in this outfit.  If you are going to spend the time emulating Chanel, a pair of pearl studs is MANDETORY in my opinion.  Just my humble opinion.  No pearl studs with this is a CRIME and charging $100 for this without the pearl stud earrings is crime with malice.  Ok, maybe over the top but Chanel and pearls are synonymous in my book.  We did get pearl buttons with this outfit though, nice touch, and perhaps we can snip those off and put them in her ears {Snort!}  {rant over…well for now anyway}  I’m going to find an extra pair of pearl studs now so this lady can be completed when she arrives.  Yes, pearl studs aside, I am still buying.

The other concern here is nobody is quite sure what her hair is going to look like.  These promo shots show curl in her hair whereas the 360 degree feature at BC.com and earlier promo shots show her with no curl, just straight hair.  My bet is on the curl.  We will just have to see.

-Rebecca

**photos used in this post are © Mattel**

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12 responses

  1. MissC

    I completely agree with you.
    Bouclé Beauty, cute as she is, deserves better jewelry. I think that Miss Preferably Pink will need to give some of hers up for Miss Bouclé Beauty.

    April 15, 2015 at 9:33 am

    • Oh most definitely 😉 I think Pref Pink and Boucle Beauty will display beautifully next to eachother…after they share eachother’s purses and jewelry.

      April 15, 2015 at 12:11 pm

  2. Bill

    The Little Red Dress was originally promoted with a red evening coat/wrap, cuff bracelet and feathered pillbox hat. I was disappointed when the final product deleted the wrap and jewelry. It’s still a beautiful doll, but why does Mattel issue teasers and then change their designs?

    I agree that the Boucle Beauty should have earrings AND a purse!!! Again, Mattel disappoints with the accessories. These ain’t cheap dolls – you expect better for the price.

    April 15, 2015 at 10:20 am

    • Ah the joys of production and budget cuts. I agree, why does Mattel issue teasers only to take away some of the best features of a doll. We seem to be getting less while paying more. It breaks this collectors heart.

      April 15, 2015 at 12:12 pm

  3. Bill

    Another suggestion for Mattel is this: If you aren’t going to deliver the Silkstone dolls with jewelry and/or purses, why don’t you offer some accessories as a separate purchase? Just a thought.

    April 15, 2015 at 10:28 am

    • And an excellent thought it is. How many years now have we as collectors been screaming for outfits or just plain accessories. And again the sounds of crickets emits from California. 🙂

      April 15, 2015 at 12:14 pm

  4. LOVE Boucle Beauty the most !! Notice a similarity to famed NY Times Fashion Editor Carrie Donovan ??

    April 15, 2015 at 11:50 am

    • How fabulouos!! I had not thought of the reference as her glasses kind of look like sunglasses in the promo shot….but now that you say this I can totally see it. Now she really does need those pearl earings 🙂

      April 15, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      • Agreed !! The larger white pearl earrings that Poppy usually wears 😉

        April 15, 2015 at 1:03 pm

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    April 15, 2015 at 11:54 am

  6. April 15, 2015 at 11:56 am

    • This is fabulous. I would ADORE this leopard outfit for Miss Bouclé. Stunning photo and thank you for sharing that.

      April 15, 2015 at 12:16 pm

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