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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**


Fashionably Floral in February

Mattel’s first BFMC offering will be available at BFC starting February 2nd.  What a perfect way to welcome Valentine’s Day. 

Fashionably Floral™ Barbie® Doll

Gold Label®

Designed by: Robert Best

Release Date: 2/2/2015

Product Code: CGK91

No more than 10000 units produced worldwide

Retail: $50.00

Fashionably Floral 1official

source:  www.barbiecollector.com

It looks like Mr. Best and Lars(set designer for Mattel) are channeling their inner Dior with this set.  How Fabulous!!  I ask again…can we please, please, please get these little chairs in production for purchase?!!

Fashionably Floral 3official

source:  www.barbiecollector.com

Ahhhh….so very Dior.  I want to see the sketches on the table.  Any clues to what is coming out this year?? 

Fashionably Floral 2official

source:  www.barbiecollector.com

{SWOON}  You had me at the hat people…at the hat.  I have to admit though, the little side chignon is making me do the happy dance too.   Here is another thing making me do the happy dance, the new box design.

Fashionalby Floral box design_edited-1

source:  www..amazon.co.uk

Rogier over at one of my favorite doll blogs, Dutch Barbie World, reported this morning with these pictures from European Amazon sites.  If you want information on the Silkstone world first…sign up for his blog posts.  I have to say…I like the IRL photos even better.  And that pale pink liner?!!! {Swoon…again}  Now how am I supposed to debox that?!  Rogier laughed and said “Easy, get two”  Wise words Mr. Corbeau.

The new logo is very reminiscent of the vintage Dior logo.

Vintage dior box

source:  www.etsy.com

 

Owning a Silkstone has never been more affordable with this $50.00 price tag.  What are you waiting for collectors?  I will be running to get this one…may even get two Winking smile

-Rebecca


A New Poppy Plus Silkstone Sneak Peeks

I received the new “That Holiday Feeling” Poppy Parker a couple of days ago.  Usually I get a shipping notice but not this time.  It was a nice surprise.  Here is her promo shot again

That Holiday Feeling 5

Source:  Integrity Toys, Inc.

And here is the actual photo

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

The hairstyle is quite a bit different than the promo shots.  The bangs needed some work to get them into a pleasing shape but a little bit of gel goes a long way to solve that dilemma.  The rest of the hair while different is very pretty.  Her face is sublime.  Classic Poppy Parker.  The dress came out of the box fairly wrinkled hence the tight in shot but that can be ironed to fix.  The fabric of the gown is nice and the cape is adorable.  I hope those lucky enough to win the chance to purchase get her in time to enjoy her over the holidays. 

In other exciting fashion doll collector news recently, new Silkstone Barbie photos!!!  Mattel shared  information on two new Silkies to be released in 2015.

Fashionable Floral Silkstone Barbie

Available February 2015

Suggested Retail: $59.00

Photographer Paul Jordan
Stylist Mary Jordan

source:  Mattel, Inc.

Hold the phone people!!  If this price point is right… $59.00 is a steal!!  I adore the little side chignon on this one.  This one screams “gentleman caller” to me.  She has to be from the south with an elegant hat like that.

 

Boucle Beauty™ BARBIE® Doll

Available April 2015

Suggested Retail:  $110.00

Photographer Paul Jordan
Stylist Mary Jordan

Source:  Mattel, Inc.

Oh the Chanelness of it all!!!  This one is a no brainer for me.  I hope the actual production doll has a shorter bob haircut like this.  She is going to look fabulous next to my Preferably Pink Silkstone.  I am noticing that there are no earrings with either one of these Silkstones.  I guess this is one way to alleviate the “green ear” issue.  This girl desperately needs a pair of pearl earrings to complete the look.  I mean come on…what fashionista is going to leave the house without earrings….not this one.

-Rebecca