Hello all! I know….long time no see. I have been busy busy making products for NBDCC 2018. I am here again at National Barbie Doll Collector Convention to report and send photos from as many events as I can attend while still selling product . Will send another post tonight with more information on room sales.
The first event I attended was the Matt Sutton and Matt Trujillio OOAK party and boy..it did not disappoint.
A taste of Matt Sutton’s lovelies!
These are just a few of my fav’s. The whole set of photos can be found on my flickr..link on the right in my sidebar.
Matt Trujillo had some amazing work as well!!
Again…go to my flickr for the full set of photos.
Will be photographing OOAK parties all day today so will try and get the photos out over the next couple of days.
Typically, the last evening of convention there is a final dinner and you receive the official convention doll. At this years convention, as it was Ken’s 50th anniversary, we received a doll set. A beautifully designed and crafted Barbie and Ken set designed by the very talented Matt Sutton and Matt Trujillo. I just can’t say enough about this pair of gentleman….LOVE YOU GUYS!
Here is a quote from Matt Sutton about the inspiration and ideas behind the dolls….
“They weren’t designed as “formal”– the thought expressed to us was that they were a young couple in 1961 in Ft Lauderdale, went to a lovely dinner, and found themselves taking a long romantic walk on the beach at night. It’s dinner jacket and party dress, not tux and ballgown. Matching ties and/or a cummerbund seemed too “formal” and “prom”, which wasn’t the esthetic we were going for. Plus we loved the idea that she was dressing in “his” color (the aqua) as a tribute to him, vs the matchy matchy…
We actually did a TON of research for the era, and made sure things were as accurate as possible, and still within our design sense. Ken’s jacket– did you notice his little gold cufflinks? (another subtle homage to the 50th) Her dress is very much of the era, and the sash is sort of a signature of mine– again, the aqua is Barbie paying tribute to her main squeeze. ^_^”
Still in the box…..
And…..out of the box and in the studio………..