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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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-Rebecca

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A Dulcissima Bride

If you look up the translation for Dulcissima it says “Sweet” or “Sweetest”.  I think this recent addition to the BFMC Alta Moda collection comes off as more sultry than sweet.  However you see this one..sweet or sultry, she is a beauty.  While her original Dolce and Gabbana inspired outfit may have not been my thing, dressing her in this Joe Tai bridal fashion definitely suited me and my collection.

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-Rebecca


Worth The Wait

Patience is indeed a virtue.  It is a  virtue I don’t happen to have a clear grasp of most days.  When I send a doll off for repainting, I want it back like yesterday.  I like to send a doll off to a repaint artist and give general likes or dislikes but I don’t give specifics about what I want done.  I usually like to leave it in the talented and capable hands of the artist and I get what I get.  I sent a few ladies off to Jon Copeland of SeloJDesigns a number of months ago and while the wait to get them back was longer than he or I would have liked….it was entirely worth it.  I received three sublimely unique and beautifully painted OOAK’s that I am completely in love with.    I will be photographing and showing them over the next couple of weeks.  They are treasures…each and every one.

I am also going through a a bit of a wedding kick ( you know…the whole June thing) so a few brides will be thrown in the mix as well.  My bride fetish and one of my new OOAK’s from Jon combined in the doll room this afternoon for a truly enjoyable photoshoot .  I had roughly 30 minutes of sunshine today to do this set of photos.  I believe I maximized the time well Smile

 

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Jon….MWAH!


Redressed Principessa

I am happy to have received this one and shared some much needed photographs.  I love the fact that when Mattel fails to come through with information or images, the collector community steps forward and supplies what it can.  Case in point, it looks like those of us who have received this doll first, are posting photos for those who are hungry for more information.  Kudo’s to the collector community for “marketing” this doll. 

For those of you interested in what this lady looks like redressed and  what is happening under that veil…here you go.

Model:  Principessa™ Barbie®

dress:  Bogue’s Vogues

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The braid is not too bad.  I am not real happy with how it is left on the side of her face without being tucked in somewhere.  I wish it went all the way over and under the other side.  That would have been a cleaner look in my opinion.  As it stands though it is not horrific…just could be better.  You can tuck the little end of the braid into the surrounding hair but you will still see the bulky rubber band that secures the braid at the end.  Solution….photograph from the left….or..you could just do away with the braid all together.  I think I might do that at some point in the future.  For today, however, I just put on my big girl pants and dealt with it. 

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I thought the hairstyle of this one was perfect for a 1950’s shirtwaist from Mr Bogue.  I put holes in her ears ( nope..she does not come with predrilled holes) and inserted some pearl studs.  Now she looks finished. 


Principessa Bride Silkstone Is In The House!

I really don’t know what is going on with Mattel marketing this year.  I have never received a doll before the promotional photos are out.  I wonder if this will be the norm to follow.  Anywhoo…my fabulous dealer Barb of Windy City Dolls emailed me and said she had this beauty in and I jumped at the chance to get her. 

Normally, I put a link in my blog post to Barbiecollector.  Since Mattel doesn’t even have a promo shot out on this one yet let alone a way to purchase this beauty…no link to you Mattel.  I will link to my dealer instead. 

Principessa Silkstone Barbie

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She comes with a little bouquet, a small prayer book and white slingback pumps.  She has a little tiara veil and short gloves.  One notable omission….no earrings or jewelry of any kind.  What bride goes to her wedding without some bling?  Just my humble comment but geez guys…you would think over $100 bucks would give you at least a pair of pearl earrings.  Just sayin’.  I plan on adding my own.

Here face is really pretty.  I wasn’t really sure about the glitter at first but I must admit…it is kind of growing on me.  I think it will work really well for redressing.  And…redressing will be happening here.  The dress, while cute, is just not working for me. 

The hair is different on this one too.  She has a braid under the veil…

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The braid is just kind of left there on the right side of her face…not tucked in or anything.  I will have to do something with that when I redress.  I will go into that in a future post.  After deboxing her, the appeal of this one is increasing.  She really is quite pretty.

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Then I pulled out the big camera and liked her even more Smile

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The Traditionalist by Vera Wang

I was able to get this beauty into the studio a few weeks ago.  I have had her deboxed and waiting for a number of weeks and just needed the right time to photograph her.  She has the sweetest face and the gown really needs to be seen in person to fully appreciate it.  There are layers upon layers to this dress.  You just can’t get that from the promotional photos.

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