Barbie for big girls.

Barbie and Oscar

No, Barbie isn’t stepping out on Ken but she has been spending a whole lot of time with Oscar de la Renta recently.  In the past week, Mattel released the ODLR Bride Barbie through dealers and their Barbie collection website.

Oscar de la Renta Barbie® Doll

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This past week, Barbie has also been exhibiting an definite Oscar de la Renta affinity.  If you are a fan of the @Barbiestyle Instagram account, you may have noticed quite a few  ODLR designs making an appearance.

This one is my favorite….

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Wish we could get this suit produced!!  Here is the inspiration I think.. Oscar de la Renta PreFall 2016 collection


As Barbie enjoyed the Tribeca Film Festival this pastt week….

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And from the Oscar de la Renta Pre Fall 2016 collection


Barbie also enjoyed some time in New York City prior to the the film festival…

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And another look straight off the catwalk, from the ODLR spring 2016 runway.

Oscar-de-la renta spring 2016 RTW

Last but certainly not least…this weekend at Grant a Wish Convention, the 2016 Silkstone BFMC exclusive was debuted.  Her name is City Chic Suit.  Here she is…  A big Thanks to Aleshia Hunley for letting me use her photos {Hugs}.  No information on when she will be available or what her price will be.

©2016 Aleshia Hunley

©2016 Aleshia Hunley

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Hmmmmmm….not sure about this one folks.  The drawing is divine.  The production…not so much.  I guess it will depend on the price point but I’m thinking…..Pass.  The inspiration for this one also seems to also be Oscar de la Renta.  This time we go to the 2016 Resort collection of ODLR.

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11 responses

  1. Kathryn Daniels

    City Chic Suit looks very cheaply made. I was very excited for her as I am a big Barbie collector. But this is a huge no for me. With every collection, Mattel seems to push me further and further on the side of Integrity. They really need to step it up.

    Also, do you have the Harlem Theater Barbie? She is amazing!

    April 17, 2016 at 5:23 am

    • I hear you Kathryn and am feeling exactly the same way. Not feeling the blue suit at ALL.

      May 9, 2016 at 1:34 pm

  2. I dont like her. I dont collect AA but she looks terrible. I did like all the outfits they showed on BarbieStyle. Wish they had done one of those.

    April 17, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    • Kathryn Daniels

      Not trying to attack you, heatherns. I’m just curious. Why don’t you collect AA dolls? I am always a bit puzzled when people say that they don’t collect dolls of specific races.

      April 18, 2016 at 6:54 am

      • I just havent found any that I like. I only have one AA in my whole collection and that is Kwanzaa Barbie. I want my Barbies to look like me. I hope that doesn’t sound terrible. There have been some really nice AAs. I am all for diversity in Barbie. Thats what makes her so great. I just choose not to collect them.

        May 26, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    • I wish they would do more looks from the Barbiesyle Instagram too!

      May 9, 2016 at 1:35 pm

  3. Pam

    I think I’m going to take a chance on her, pending price, etc. I do love the screening (of what can be seen) better than Little Red Dress, so worst case scenario she steals her fashion.
    That jacket needs a thread loop & hook closure to pull it together. It *might* help the ruffles sit a bit better, although no guarantees. And that bottom ruffle may have been better served left off or made with the same fabric as the bodice and jacket ruffles.

    April 18, 2016 at 8:18 am

    • I think they should have consulted you before they put this doll to production! It sounds like you have some very good and practical suggestions for the design team!

      May 9, 2016 at 1:37 pm

  4. L

    So all those other ODLR dolls, they wont even make for purchase?

    The bride one at $175 is grossly overpriced. She is not worth more than 30 or 40 dollars. 175 is extortion. lol

    May 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    • I have no idea if any of the BarbieStyle Instagram looks will ever make it into production. There is no clear consensus or track record on that. For what it’s worth, the packaging on the ODLR bride is really quite amazing but whether or not it elevates this doll to $175 is definitely debatable. 🙂

      May 9, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      • L

        Yeah I saw the packaging and prefer it over the doll. 🙂 Still, given that it is just packaging and cardboard essentially, the price point is not justified imo. $175 is a lot of money.

        May 9, 2016 at 10:26 pm

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