Poppy Meets the Barbie® Pink Collection
The BFMC has officially closed up shop at Mattel but there is a small glimmer of former glory. Mattel has announced the Barbie® Pink Collection™. According to the press release this series will be “Classic Barbie® glamour meets on-trend style”. The first doll of the series is designed by Robert Best and is on a Silkstone model muse body.
Barbie®Pink Collection™ Doll
- Label: Gold Label®
- Designer: Robert Best
- Release Date: 1/25/2021
- Included with doll: Dress, earrings, shoes, doll stand
- Eyelashes: Painted
- Fashion:Off-the-shoulder high-low gown with bow accents and a dramatic train of cascading tulle
- Fashion Sewn On?: No
- Body Type:Model Muse (Silkstone)
- Doll Stand: Yes
- Facial sculpt: Millie Cl Mouth Collector Size (Silkstone)
- Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 14" x 4" x 10"
- Limit 3 per person
SKU #: GTJ76
Price: Wait for it…$100.00 If you are a Barbie Collector member at platinum level you get a discount. I might wait for a sale on this one folks.
The box is very pretty and suitable for a display piece. The dress is well made and is removable..that is a nice plus. The shoes are plastic…meh…but the earrings are metal. That is an improvement from past offerings. The facial screening is pretty but I would have preferred that the hairband was done with actual hair and not fuchsia material. To be honest it makes it look like a 1980’s scrunchie and detracts from the elegance of the gown.
Since I am not the model muse body type collector anymore, I decided that Poppy was going to wear the gown. The color of this gown is INTENSE. It’s the signature pantone Barbie pink color and for the very first time in my career of using Photoshop/Light room on images…I had to actually dial the vibrancy back a bit on the images! I didn’t adjust much but I felt it was fair to say that I did it. Important to note…the little upper arm sleeves are separate so you can use them or not.
This is Shining in the Spotlight Poppy Parker in the Pink Collection gown and earrings with fashion royalty shoes. I have changed Poppy’s original hairstyle slightly from the original by twirling the long braid up and around the crown of her head and securing it with pins. Her green eyes work beautifully with this almost florescent fuchsia gown.
New photo prop alert!!! So I have been trying my hands at making some 1/6 plants mostly for photo props ( and just to see if I could frankly) during our quarantine. I think these court palms turned out good! The little ornate toile urns are from Seda France candles I purchased and have used. They make beautiful planters for 1/6 scale. They are extremely fragrant. My current favorite is Hyacinth
Much, much better on Poppy 💕
A girl has to find her couture wherever she can 😍 The fit looks great 👍🏼
February 17, 2021 at 6:06 am
LOL! So true my friend. As collectors we have all been borrowing from Barbie for quite some time ;-). The fit is very good on Poppy. Good enough to satisfy your elegantly discerning eye. Not sure if it would fit as nicely on FR but, as you say, Poppy wears it beautifully.
February 17, 2021 at 8:29 am
You’re such an enabler Rebecca, lol! I wanted to hate this one, but it is just so fabulous on Poppy. Just stunning! Love the palm tree as well, what talent you have!
February 17, 2021 at 6:22 am
Hello Yolanda! Guilty as charged ;-). The second I saw this glorious profusion of pleated tulle…I knew Poppy had to have it. Thank you also for the lovely comment on the little palm trees. They were fun to make!
February 17, 2021 at 8:26 am
Oh Rebecca, you are ever inspiring… enabling 😘🤣. It’s good to see your photos again! Now, I’ve gone and purchased that doll just for the gown 🤣 Hugs, Judy
February 17, 2021 at 6:51 am
Awww! Thank you Judy! It’s so good to be back. I am happy to enable someone who makes me drool every time I see her amazing collection and doll room. This gown will sing on many of your glorious Poppy’s. Enjoy!!
February 17, 2021 at 8:24 am
So great to see you posting again! My sister and I were just saying not too long ago that we missed your fabulous photos and blog. Those palms and flowers, Amazing! I thought about making palms and you might have given me the courage to try. This is such a nice break from the every day mundane going on, thank you!
February 17, 2021 at 8:47 am
Awww! Thank you 🙂 Lovely to hear from you my dear. It feels good to be processing images again. I highly recommend a cutting machine for the palms ;-). They are fun to make though.
February 17, 2021 at 8:58 am
The dress really looks much better on Poppy. Not fond of the Barbie. Love the palm and the flowers you’ve made. Great job. I’ve miss your posts, so glad you’re back.
February 17, 2021 at 4:15 pm
Hello Sari! Thank you 🙂 I am glad you are enjoying the return of blog posts and images. Thank you for the lovely feedback on my efforts with miniature horticulture LOL! I have better luck with this than in real life.
February 19, 2021 at 9:21 am
That dress looks much better on Poppy!
February 18, 2021 at 6:59 am
Yes! My thoughts too. I am glad you agree 🙂
March 5, 2021 at 10:21 am
Wow!! Your skills are incredible in making miniature plants and flowers!!! Ice been trying to find little doll sized palms for ages, or at least tutorials to make one’s like this, but to no avail. Can you help me in making palms like this? These are the most realistic and perfectly proportioned I’ve ever seen and have been wracking my brain as to how you produced them!!
December 8, 2022 at 6:20 pm
Hi Victoria. Thank you for your kind words about my miniature paper gardening. The palm trees in this post are the extra large version of the palm trees I sell at Barbie convention. I am thinking about offering kits to make these fun little palm trees and I will advertise it first on the blog so sign up for new post notifications. Hoping to offer either the kits or the finished trees themselves in 2023.
December 8, 2022 at 7:37 pm
December 9, 2022 at 9:22 pm
Wow, that would be great to see! I’ve got to make them for a 40 cm fashion doll so I’m going to have to scale up.. there’s a real lack of realistic flowers and plants for dolls out there! I really appreciate your superb dioramas. Just debating whether to attempt in paper or see if I can find plastic leaves to cut the fern fronds from. Am living on an island off Brisbane and just got back from walking the dog whilst staring intently at all the palms I walked past! Counting leaf numbers, shapes etc. So much to take in. That’s where kits would be wonderful for people (takes the stress away from overloaded minds).
Thank you for sharing your great gift and generously taking time to reply
December 9, 2022 at 9:20 pm