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Guest Blogging for Dutch Fashion Doll World!

Hey all, I am excited to be guest blogging again this weekend for my good friend Rogier of Dutch Fashion Doll World.  He is reporting from the Italian Doll Convention this weekend and some really exciting news coming out of that venue right now.  Go check it out here!!! 

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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. 

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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!!  


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!




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!


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…..


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.


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….


Bogue’s Vogues Vendredi

Oh yes…it is that time again.  Smile

Ever since a dear Barbie friend helped me obtain this Milan Boater Silkstone, I have been looking for the perfect purple dress to photograph her in.  Mr. Bogue was ,of course, obliging and I had to share.

Model and Earrings:  IDC Milan Boater Silkstone Barbie

Gown: Bogue’s Vogues

Gloves and Shoes:  Mattel





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Milan Boating Season is Open

The Italian Doll Convention was held in Milan this past month and the reports from this event spell out a most fantastic time.  The reports are so glowing that I am seriously considering a trip to Milan next year to experience some of the fun.  Like the Paris Fashion Doll Festival, a variation of one of the BFMC’s Silkstone Barbies was given as the convention doll.  She is being referred to as “Milan Boater” and is a honey blond version of the 2013 BFC club doll “Boater Ensemble”

Source: Dutch Barbie World

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Thanks to a very generous and lovely friend, I had the opportunity to obtain a “Milan Boater” and I love her. 




IDC Mattel Presentation Gives a Sneak Peak.

My dear friend and fellow blogger Rogier ( attended the Italian Doll Convention this past weekend in Milan.  He has some fabulous write-ups on the festivities so please visit his most wonderful blog for the full scoop. 

As is custom at the IDC, Mattel gave a presentation and included some sneaks.  What did we learn?

1.  J.Lo Barbie is in the works and sporting a replica of this Zuhair Murad gown.


2.  There is a Herve Leger giftset doll in the works this year.

3.  Audrey Hepburn Sabrina and Roman Holiday dolls are coming this year ( but then we knew that already Smile)


4.  Promo photos of a Coach Barbie were shared.  She kind of reminded me Burberry Barbie from a couple years ago.

5.  And…..they shared promo photos of the upcoming AA Silkstone!!  This one, in my opinion, is a STUNNER!  Okay, so I can’t share photos here but if you are a BFC member head over to the BFC forums and take a look at Rogier’s posts.  He put photos there.  For those of you who are not BFC members, we can see a sliver of the doll in the promotional shot of Mermaid Gown ( those sneaky, sneaky Mattel people!)

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6.  Lastly, Robert Best shared that next years Silkstone theme would be Italian Haute Couture also explained as The Grand Alta Moda .  Rogier has a nice description of what that means here  I can’t wait to see what Mr. Best has in store for us next year.  Count me in!

Italian Doll Convention Auction!

The Italian Doll Convention is a little over a week away and they are auctioning off some stunning OOAK’s to help support a local charity.  100% of the profits from these auctions will go to Casa Oz, a non profit organization that helps provide care to seriously ill children and their families.  Here are just a few of the amazing items up for auction. 

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For the whole list of auction items available, go to Italian Doll Convention Ebay auctions.  Also, for a much more comprehensive write-up on these auction items, head on over to Rogier’s blog at

Holy Cow!!