Barbie for big girls.


The Launch Party Welcome Reception

So on Wednesday the Convention officially started with the Launch Party Welcome Reception.


I Love how some off the conventioneers dressed up in the theme of the convention.

During the reception they had a Silence auction. With some amazing Ooaks.

This official Mattel Ooak is designed by Zlatan Kusnoor and her name is Queen of the Cosmos.


The Doll by Magia2000 was inspired bij the movie Space 1999


And there were many more Gorgeous donations.

The dolls that were made for the Silence Auction were also on Display.

Carlyle Nuera


Magia 2000


Matthew Sutton


Hilda Westervelt & Maryann Roy




Artist Creations


Judy Rennick O’Connell




Mattel salesroom sneaks

Today at the salesroom from the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention the new Barbie Fan Club “Barbie Signature” had a table with some Barbie sneaks.

One of the items they showed is the gift you get when you join the new club and become a Platinum member.

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It’s an accessories pack with 10 pair off Barbie shoes.

And 3 new dolls by Mattel Designer Carlyle Nuera were on display.

The first doll is Blush Pink Fringe Gown Barbie. She is a platinum edition and a Fan Club exclusive.


She is inspired by Givenchy Couture.


Another new doll on display was the third doll in the Harlem Theater Collection called Selma DuPar James.


And since today she is also available on new website.

The bold Harlem Theatre™ Collection represents the courageous women of an era who paved the way for future generations to freely and creatively express themselves. During the Harlem Renaissance era, patrons of the arts like Madam Lavinia™ would often commission artists to showcase their latest work. Up-and-coming artist Selma DuPar James™, was selected to hold her first solo exhibition in the Harlem Theatre salon. Her piece is a beautiful portrait of jazz singer Claudette. The third doll in the Harlem Theatre™ Collection, Selma DuPar James™ Barbie® doll is powerfully creative and powerfully stylish.

Body Type: Articulated
Facial sculpt: NEW, Selma sculpt
Fashion: Dress
Fashion Sewn On: No
Accessories: Pearl necklace with pendant, gloves, shoes, painting with frame
Package Dimensions (H/D/W): 14“ x 3.5“x 7.5“

And the third new Barbie doll on display is the Sorcha Barbie. She is the 5th doll in the Global Gllamour Series. An Irish inspired beauty.


Collective Couture Event.

Another event at the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention on Tuesday was the Collective Couture Event. At this event you could see and shop for amazing ooak dolls and fashions byRob Thompson of Robsdolls, Judy Rennick O’Connell of Aponi Designs, Patita Taylor of Taylor Made, and Pam Seeman of Paintbox Designs.

Galaxia Barbie

Mattel Designer Carlyle Nuera released pictures from the oak doll he made for the Life Auction in Houston. Her name is galaxy Barbie and wow she is quite spectacular.


She wears a gown with a galaxy print and the stars light up !!! And I lover her silver glow.



I am sure she will raise a lot off money for charity.



Artist Creations

Artist Creation brought some real beauties from Italy to Houston. And the fans were lining up to get a good first look and chance to buy one off their creation.

A lot of creations in fine lace and soft pastels.

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O wow it felt like Christmas morning when Rebecca send me her pictures from yesterdays Magia2000 Ooak party. What an amazing gift to see so much beauty and details in this collection.

The space theme from this years convention would not be my theme. But wow, now I see how Fashionable Barbie can be in Space. What I always love about Magia2000 is that  their collection has a theme. And especially this year the inspiration is so diverse inside the theme. But it all comes beautiful together in one collection. From modern Couture inspiration by Ralph & Russo and Chanel, vintage Balenciaga, Lady gaga, and vintage Star Wars and Star Trek Icons.


So sit back am enjoy this amazing collection.

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Thomas Soderberg and Matthew Sutton

Later today I will come back with some amazing pictures Rebecca took at last night Designers Parties. But for now I have some amazing online sneaks.

First the Ooak dolls that the designer Thomas Soderberg brought with him to Houston.


I always love his work. The quality off his tailoring is amazing. And I love how he repaint his ladies.


I think the lady in the purple dress with the striped bow is my favorite.

And this morning (European time) Matthew Sutton posted his donation for the life auction.

Her name is The Moon’s Pale Kiss. And I am in love with her.


And if you know me I don’t think I have to explain why 😉

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NiniMomo, Matt Trujillo and Matthew Sutton

At the moment Rebecca and Hilda are having their Inside the Fashion Doll & Bellisima Couture party. But later more about this event.

Here a little update of some designer sneaks released on Facebook.

the last weeks NiniMomo was posting sneaks from dolls they created for this convention on Facebook. And there are so many amazing dolls in this collection.

And just a few minutes ago they posted some pictures from their room. To give us a little sneak what to expect in a few hours when they open the doors for the collectors.

I love this Arabian duo with the camel.


And how cool are these aliens !!!


They look to be inspired by the work of the Spanish Designer Manuel Albarrán.

And my absolute favorite is this Queen.


The detail on this dress is amazing !!! inspired by the famous moon caped gown from the 2016 Fall Winter Alexander McQueen dress that Nicole Kidman wore at the 2016 Met Gala.

Ooak designers Matt Trujillo and Matthew Sutton are not attending this year convention. But they did donated 2 gorgeous dolls to the Silence Auction.

Galactic Grove Silkstone Francie.

And Starcrossed Ken.

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Gilly Gals

Yesterday Evening during roomshopping Rebecca went to Gilly Gals. The Ooak Artist Angie Gill brought some amazing Ooak Genies and Belly Dancers to Houston.


I am loving all the details on the dolls. How  cool are these shoes !!!


And these dolls can dance.


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Lantis Kelly

Hi guys, here Rogier from Dutch Fashion Doll World. Rebecca is in Houston for the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention and I will take over her blog for this week.

This years theme is Blast off with Barbie.


The official schedule will start next Wednesday. But many collectors arrived this weekend for the roomshopping and designer parties.

Today Rebecca went to visit Lantis Kelly. One of the talented designer duo’s from Italy. And they brought some amazing dolls with them.


And luckily for us collectors that couldn’t attend this convention Rebecca brought her camera with her so we can enjoy all the amazing details on these beauties.

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