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The Madrid Fashion Doll Show Convention-Jaipur Palace Party

What do you do after a fabulous fashion show?  You go to a party of course.  The organizers in Madrid had a fun evening of Indian food and drinks as well as henna hand painting available for the conventioneers. Beautiful henna tattoo work by Ibrahim!! 

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There was also this fantastic fashion ( limited edition of 30) by Marcelo Jacob, raffled off to 30 lucky winners!

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Rogier will have more to report tomorrow with all kinds of presentations going on as well as the gala dinner and convention doll reveal!!  Stay tuned….

-Rebecca


2016 NBDCC–Final Thoughts and Thanks

What does the trip home from Barbiecon look like?

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I kid you not.  This was on my luggage when I picked it up from baggage claim.  LOL!  That about says it all people.  I flew into the wrong airport, I drove to Jacksonville, I laughed, I cried, I presented,  I shopped, I laughed some more then with a heart full of good memories I said goodbye to my Barbie buddies and headed home.  On the plane ride home I found myself looking forward to next year already.  A big hug and Thank you! to the fabulous table #4 and a most excellent hostess Susan.

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I want to thank my dear friend and fellow blogger Rogier Corbeau of Dutch Barbie World for taking over the blogging duties on ITFDS.  He did a most fantastic job keeping both blogs up to date and getting all the images and information out to all of you.  Words alone cannot express my gratitude for his kindness and generosity in doing this.  I have to also give a big “Thank You!!” to Mario and Gianni of Magia2000.  They generously allowed me to photograph behind the scenes before the event which then allowed me to share images of all of their collection in a way I never would have been able to do fighting the crowds during their show.  Grazie!  I also received an extra bonus in that I got to hear some of what went into designing this collection.  I was amazed before but now, having heard about all that goes into these exquisite creations, I am in awe.  What an honor to photograph those beauties. 

This year, since I had opportunities that came up during the convention, I was prompted  to take some of my professional camera gear.  It was a lot to lug around but boy am I glad I did.  I was very happy with the images I was able to get this convention.  Looks like extra camera gear will be coming with me now for doll conventions. 

I was honored to be asked to do a presentation on photography and blogging this year and since some people were not able to make it, I will be doing most of the presentation in pieces on the blog.  The first installment will be this Friday and will follow for subsequent Friday’s through August and into September.   If you missed it or were unable to attend, no worries.  It will all be here.

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-Rebecca


Agnes at the Palazzo

For those of you following my Instagram, you have seen a little taste of this shoot.  If you don’t follow, here is a little backstory.  It all started with this amazing dress which I found on Etsy by the talented duo AquatalisBoutique .  You may have seen some of their work over on Rogier’s Blog this week.  It took a while for this gown to get to me because the first one was lost in the vast quagmire of  postal services between Vietnam and my home.  Aquatalis was great about it and after we waited a reasonable time without the dress showing up, they promptly made and mailed another one.  Excellent customer service and kept me informed the whole time.  When I saw this gown I immediately thought of Dolce & Gabbana and their 2012 and 2013 collections.  Such vibrant color and opulence. I needed an appropriate backdrop.  Nothing I had was doing it for me.  So….time for a new one and I went to the Dutch still life masters to find inspiration.  I had seen a wall covering recently that I was obsessed with and wanted to do something similar…this set was what came from all that brainstorming.

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Inspiration room photo…

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The beginnings of a new background

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The headdress is the necklace from Fiorella Silkstone Barbie.  The flowers have been digitally altered to match the dress.

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The detail on this dress is really something!

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The minis in these shots are Orcara miniatures.  These items are from their red wine set.  Above are miniature paper sunflowers found at local craft store.

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And the perfect photo to express the Agnes attitude. 

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-Rebecca


IDC 2016–Sales Room and Raffle

Last post from the IDC.  The Italian Doll Convention had an amazing group of collectors and artisans selling in the sales room this year. 

Popovy Sister

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Chez Sebastian Atelier

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Créations Cotho Corinne Thorner

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The raffles were equally impressive.

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By Rogier’s account and that of many other attendees, this years Italian Doll Convention was amazing.  A huge “Thank You” to Rogier and Dutch Barbie World for taking us all along for the ride!!  

-Rebecca


IDC 2016–Cocktails and Barbie for President Gala

After the amazing fashion show, it was time for cocktails, nibbles and a really amazing dinner and convention doll reveal. 

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Once Cocktail hour was over, it was time to go to the Gala dinner.

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The amazing Monica Nuñez del Castillo!

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And our fabulous table host Rogier and OOAK artist and table hostess Corinne Thorner.

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It sounds like the evening was a huge success with lots of money raised for charity…approximately 20,000 Euros!!

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The end of the evening brought the anticipated convention doll reveal!  Many were thinking it was time for a brunette articulated silkstone…and they were proven correct.

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Photos below are courtesy of Jim Taylor {Hugs}.  Thank  you for letting us use these photos!

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Scrumptious!! 

Last but certainly not least…our Rogier received an award tonight from the IDC!!!  A well deserved recognition for his efforts and work in the collecting community. Congratulations Rogier and Dutch Barbie World!!!  ** Thanks to Jim Taylor again for this photo!!**

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Happy, Happy Mothers Day!!  Sales room photos will be coming your way soon!

Rebecca


IDC 2016–Texas Ranch Fashion Parade

Most Barbie conventions have some type of fashion show.  The Italian Doll Convention certainly followed the tradition.

The foyer of the hotel was decorated for the event.

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Gala Dinner info up next…..

-Rebecca


IDC 2016 – Registration and a Workshop

Registration for The Italian Doll Convention was Saturday morning. 

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I love how they did the tables and seating chart!!  Since the theme is USA this year, all the tables were different states.  Too fun.  Rogier’s  table is Arizona.

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If you wanted to, you could also take a workshop at IDC today.  Rogier did one with his incredible miniatures.  If you ever have the chance to take one of his workshops…do it!  This is what the lucky participants got to make today.

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Monica was happy about it Winking smile

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Such diligent students!!  More news later from Rogier and the IDC!!  The fashion show is up next.  The gala and the unveiling of the convention doll is in a few short hours!!!  Will she be a blond, brunette or redhead Silkstone???  Can’t wait to see.

-Rebecca


IDC 2016 – A Magia 2000 Dinner

I am guest blogging for my friend and fellow blogger Rogier of Dutch Barbie World again.  On Friday, Rogier flew to Milan for the 2016 Italian Doll Convention.

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The Convention does not officially begin until Saturday morning but a few collectors were able to enjoy a special dinner with the co-creators of Magia2000 and the hosts of the Italian Doll Convention,  Mario and Gianni.  Rogier has supplied some stellar photos and pieces of info from that dinner.

There was a lovely collection of OOAK Magia 2000 dolls done especially for the IDC and they were unveiled at the dinner.  Mario and Gianni also debuted their new fragrance!©2016 Dutch Barbie World

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A beautiful table awaited approximately 30 guests.

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And a special collection of beautiful dolls with the theme of “nude” awaited excited collectors.

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More information coming tomorrow from IDC 2016.  Stay tuned….

-Rebecca


The Sales Room

This will be my last Paris Fashion Doll Festival report as I finish up my stint of co-blogging with Dutch Barbie World.  As I finish up this blog post, Rogier is making his way back home with a lot of goodies he picked up at the festival.  I am sure he will give us his overall impressions when he has a chance to unpack and unwind.  I hope you all have enjoyed these R&R ( Rogier and Rebecca…perhaps a new blog down the road LOL!) reports.

There was a final Sybarite offering from Superdoll Saturday and those intrepid enough to get up super early and stand in line, were able to get her.  She had an edition size of 30.  Very limited indeed.  Her name is Meringue.

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The last event of this Paris festival was the sales room and by the look of Rogier’s photos, there was much to look at and choose from.  Many OOAK artists came to show off their talents.  There were two offerings from the popular 16 inch doll line Numina

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And a large group of beautiful OOAKs from Artist Creations

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Chez Sebastian

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Créations Cotho by Corinne Thorner

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And much much more…

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You can find more photos on Rogier’s Flickr page.  That wraps it up for me.  Thank you Rogier, for taking us along on this fantastic journey!!  It has been an honor and a pleasure to guest/co-blog with you!  Safe travel home my friend.

–Rebecca


Presentation Luncheon

Miss Classic Black Dress joined Rogier for the luncheon in Paris today.

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The schedule today at the Paris Fashion Doll Festival started with the silent auction.  It would appear that the big ticket item was a prototype of Water Sprite Barbie® Doll from Mattel

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Upon entering the dining room, a few gifts were set on the table.

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The Barbie Collector catalog had some interesting pages with new promo shots!

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They say “coming soon” and “discover other partnerships in spring of 2016”…hope they mean that!  Would love to get my hands on these silkies this Spring.

After lunch it was time for a fashion show and doll presentation.  Had to share this one from the show…. Cinderella and her prince!  How adorable is that?!!

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Lot’s of creative people showing their talents in Paris for this luncheon.  But wait….who is that lady on the left…with the white collar??

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But wait….who is that lady on the left…with the white collar??

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The convention doll was introduced in a fun and new way this year!  She walked out in the fashion show.  Too fun!

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It’s the flaming redhead for Paris.  J’adore!!!!  I know a number of us collectors were hoping that this hair color was going to be produced after seeing the photo earlier this year in a Wall Street Journal article

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A nice touch they have added this year to the convention dolls are boxes that specify these are platinum dolls.

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That wraps it up from the Paris Fashion Doll Festival today.  Tomorrow it concludes with the salesroom.  I am sure Rogier will have photos and stories for us on this tomorrow.  Winking smile

–Rebecca