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Ball Gown Silkstone Official Photos

Finally released!  Geez…took long enough.  I think many people have already received theirs but here are the official photos of this one.  I wont have mine in hand for a bit but I am excited to see her up close.

Ball Gown Barbie® Doll

Retails for $100 and is available now

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Imogene Gets a Boater Ensemble

It was no surprise that when Integrity Toys released their Funny Face line of dolls, I was all over them.  My particular favorite was “Think Pink!”.   I also have a particular fondness for suits so it was time to put these two favorites together for a photo shoot.   Also, as Imogene dons her “boater ensemble” and takes some time to perhaps jet off to some glamorous destination, Inside The Fashion Doll Studio will be posting a little less for a bit as this blogger/photographer takes some time to do a few other things.    Doll posts should continue every Friday but don’t expect much more than that. Smile

Model:  Funny Face “Think Pink!” Imogene

Suit, hat and shoes:  Boater Ensemble Barbie® Doll

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AA Ball Gown Silkstone-First Look

Okay Mattel…I get it…you want to save the first look of this beauty for the Barbie Convention goers.   But, if you are going to do this, why ship the dolls off to Asia for retail BEFORE convention??!!  I’m left scratching my head and asking myself, “ And I spent how much on a BFC membership so I could get the first look at product?”  {grumble, grumble, grumble}.  I am assuming that the lucky dogs going to convention in New Orleans will get to see this fabulous lady up close and personal.  I am assuming she will be displayed in the sales room just like Gala Gown was last year.  Make sure you take some stellar photos attendees.  Just a reminder, I won’t be at convention this year but will point people to some Flickr accounts that will be covering the festivities as we get closer to the event.

Here is the first look!

source: http://www.toywizard.net

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It looks like someone has pirated the video shown at the Italian Doll Convention and added their own music.  You can find it by searching for “Barbie Fashion Model Collection” but I wont post the link here because it’s not authorized through Mattel and frankly…its PIRATED so not my thing.

Can’t wait for this beauty to join my collection!


Mermaid Gown Silkstone…

…is now available at BarbieCollector.com.  She has been available at dealers for about a month now but finally BFC members can collect on that quarterly reward and order this baby at a discount.

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A  new promo photo showed up on the Barbie Collector sight as well.  I am always amazed by Lars Auvinen’s work.  He is the model and set builder for the BFMC ( Barbie Fashion Model Collection or in another word…Silkstones) promotional photos.  I had the pleasure of hearing him speak and chatting personally with him at the last National Barbie Convention.  He puts 100% into his craft and it never fails to inspire me.  The detail he goes into on these sets just boggles the mind.   My dream would be to sit in the corner and just watch while he creates.  My other dream is to sit in the corner and watch the photographer , Paul Jordan, as he photographs the set. 

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(Photo credit:  Mattel, Inc.)

Mermaid Gown headshot

(Photo credit:  Mattel, Inc.)

If you want to know more about her story, visit www.Barbiecollector.com


Mermaid Gown Arrives..and Bewitches ITFDS!

When news and promotional photos were shared of this one, I was beside myself with excitement.  I mean come on…she was all in pink!  I have been waiting patiently for this one to arrive and my lovely Barbie Collector dealer Claudia of Pink Ponytail made sure my Ms. Mermaid Gown was shipped promptly to me.   Typically, I will photograph a doll upon receipt in what’s come to be known as ( yes, Rogier…you have named it) putting her in THE WINDOW.  I like to take photos of a new doll in natural light without enhancing anything ( no Photoshop!) up against a soft white window sill so people can get a good idea of the actual coloring of a doll.  These are the photos I took of Ms. Mermaid Gown just after she came in the door.

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Her gown is the softest crepe de chine in a dusty pink.  Her skin tone is “Silkstone peace”  which means she is very, very pale.  I am not sure what the back of her hairdo was “supposed” to look like but I had to do some reconstructive surgery to get mine to look something other than a hot mess.  It wasn’t difficult but it did take some work and some hair gel….just sayin’. 

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I am very, very happy with her though.  She is a beautiful addition to the 2013 Silkstone Atelier line.  And now…the studio shots!

 

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And…because Rebecca was having WAY too much fun with Photoshop today…. Kind of had a Bewitched moment didn’t I?!  I almost looked for a witch on a broomstick outline to put in the sky…

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…almost .Smile

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BFMC 2013 Mermaid Gown BARBIE®

Oh my word people!!  Would you get a load of what the BFMC and Robert Best has in store for us this May!!!

“In 2013, the Barbie® Fashion Model Collection will continue with the theme of couture fashion introduced in 2012. The designs capture the style, detail and beauty of the great fashion houses of Europe. Ladylike, enchanting, yet over-the-top glamorous, this pale pink gown makes a striking statement with its mermaid silhouette. A sprinkling of pink, iridescent and clear sequins and beads embellish the strapless gown. Accessories include a tulle stole and elegant gloves – creating a flawless evening look..”

Available at dealers for preorder.  She is ranging from $145 to $150 depending on the dealer and is set for a May delivery. 

**Photos are courtesy of Mattel, Inc.**

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{THUD} Would someone revive Rebecca….she just fainted……

I DIE!!!!!!!!!!