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The Madrid Fashion Doll Show Convention–Day 3 The Salesroom

The last day of convention is full of lovely sales room goodies Smile  But before we get into those, I wanted to show the promotional images from two of the auction items displayed last night.  These items will be auctioned off on Ebay in the coming weeks.  Stay tuned to Rogier’s blog for information on when those items are up and available for bidding.

Carlyle Nuera released these images on his Instagram and FB page of the glorious design he did.

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

©2016 Mattel, Inc

And here is one for the Magia2000 auction item.

©2016 Magia2000

Now on to the Madrid Fashion Doll convention sales room!

Artist Creations brought some beautiful dolls.

 

And Magia2000 brought some stunners as well.

I believe this beautiful lady went home with someone we know.

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And many, many more talented people exhibited their wares

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Brani Mladanov

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Amazing hats and outfits by  Cisca Durieux

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Creations Cotho

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Marcelo Jacob

And so many more….

 

And with these final images, I pass the baton back to Rogier for Dutch Fashion Doll World.  Rogier will be blogging for me in about a month as I travel to Chicago for the Integrity Toy Convention.   Wishing you safe and easy travel back to your home my friend.  It has been a pleasure and honor to sit in the editor chair these past few days.

-Rebecca


The Madrid Fashion Doll Show Convention–Gala Dinner

After presentations were over this afternoon, there was one workshop put on by the talented member of  Artist Creations Guiseppe de Bellis

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

Then it was time for the really big party…The Gala Dinner!!!  Here are a few images from the dessert table.

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

The centerpiece doll

“Bolliwood Diva 2.0”

She was an originally designed by Marcelo Jacob, now redesigned by Lewis and made by Joana Costa “Squistish”

 

©2016 Madrid Fashion Doll Show Convention

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

And the tables themselves incorporated many of the beautiful colors of India.

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

Rogier’s table gift.  Wish I were at his table!!!

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

Gorgeous!!

There were beautiful auction items as well.  Here are just a few….

Magia 2000

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

Here is beautiful image Magia2000 shared on their instagram

©2016 Magia2000

Artist Creations

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

Mattel done by Carlyle Nuera

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

©2016 Dutch Fashion Doll World

 

So, Gala dinner is happening right now.  We should have images of convention doll very soon.  As I write this, Rogier is sending me videos of some major dancing going on…Bollywood style.  LOVE.  What a fantastic party!!

-Rebecca


Opening the Treasure Chest: “Tokyo Chic”

One of the things I enjoy most about The National Barbie Doll Collector Convention are the amazing One of a Kind (OOAK) artists that bring their creations to the convention.  Most of them sell at private shows or in their rooms in the days leading up to the official start of the convention.  Many collectors, including myself, go up to 4 days early to convention so they can attend these private parties and see what kind of OOAK creations they can add to their collections.  For some collectors, these OOAK’s are the focus of their collection.  There are so many talented artists within this community.

One such artist is Julia Lapshova of Julia Originals.  I was lucky to get to her room early enough and purchased this lovely creation.  Her attention to detail and tailoring is always extraordinary.  I am so very happy to have Ms. Tokyo Chic in my personal collection.  You can also follow Julia on Facebook

“Tokyo Chic”

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Opening the Treasure Chest: Tokyo Chic

-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.

©2016 Italian Doll Convention

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

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

A beautiful table awaited approximately 30 guests.

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

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

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

©2016 Dutch Barbie World

 

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

-Rebecca


Who Says Redheads Can’t Wear Pink?!

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This is a fashion rule somewhere right?  The fact that redheads should not wear pink.  Why do so many of us seem to have this rule stuck in our heads?  Where did this come from?   I am sure there are some circumstances in which redheads in pink don’t work out.  Mustard yellow and I definitely don’t mix well…but that is a different story.  I recently received a few items that my brain was telling me “don’t go together”, but my eyes were giving me a whole other input.  I went with the eyes and told the brain to go have a glass of wine and relax. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Who Says Redheads Can't Wear Pink?!

This statement of a gown is another beauty in sequins from PonnePP you can find him and contact him via his Flickr site( www.flickr.com/ponne1984).  I featured the red version in February.  The other dazzlers in this shot are the amazing Silkstone repaint of Gala Gown by Jon Copeland-Childers of SeloJSpa and a princess tiara by CHATIARA2015.

This combination just had me seeing her as a princess.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Who Says Redheads Can't Wear Pink?!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Who Says Redheads Can't Wear Pink?!

 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Who Says Redheads Can't Wear Pink?!

I have to admit…I am a little obsessed with this tiara right now.  It’s so detailed and exquisite.  It’s an investment for sure (not cheap!) and in my opinion a good investment.  I received my first crown and it was damaged, so they immediately sent me a new one and paid for the return shipping of the damaged crown.  Fair and fast.  A class operation.  The shine and sparkle of this just can’t be captured adequately in my photos. The designer’s name is Chawalit Chommuang and you can find him on Facebook at God Diamonds.  Really beautiful work.  The link to find and purchase this crown is CHATIARA2015.  **note:  the crown might be a little big on some smaller heads or tight hairstyles.  Just want to mention that. **

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Who Says Redheads Can't Wear Pink?!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Who Says Redheads Can't Wear Pink?!

PonnePP’s gowns are just amazing.  All those little elongated sequin tiles!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Who Says Redheads Can't Wear Pink?!

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio Who Says Redheads Can't Wear Pink?!

-Rebecca


Love in Praga

This past year at The National Barbie Doll Collector Convention, the talented Magia2000 team of Mario Paglino and Gianni Grossi presented a collection that was very close to their hearts.  They showcased a OOAK collection centered on the theme of love.  A fitting theme as they announced at this event that they would be tying the knot themselves later that year.   How special is that?!!  There wasn’t a dry eye in the house after that announcement.  With all of the love going on in that room, many collectors walked away with the right to purchase some of this stunningly beautiful collection.  They used a new system of drawing numbers and when your number was drawn you could choose from what was left or decline to purchase.  The people who had their numbers chosen early walked away with their first choice of the options.  I was lucky enough to have my number chosen while one of my favorites was still up for purchase.  Her name is “Love in Praga” which I understand to mean Love in Prague.  I am honored and so very pleased to have this one of a kind creation in my collection and was so happy to participate in this celebration of love at the NBDCC in 2015. 

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio 'Love in Praga'

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio 'Love in Praga'

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio 'Love in Praga'

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio 'Love in Praga'

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio 'Love in Praga'

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio 'Love in Praga'

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio 'Love in Praga'

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio 'Love in Praga'

To see more of the beauties Mario and Gianni designed for this past convention, feel free to visit the gallery at their site Magia2000.

-Rebecca


Back to Basics

What do I mean by that?  Good question.  With all the negativity going on right now surrounding this new articulated silkstone body from Mattel and the general feeling that they are not listening to their adult collector community, I took a moment to refocus.   I was getting too wrapped up in the negativity of the bad front end user interface of the Barbie Collection website and the lack of  information and general feel of apathy coming from Mattel.  I needed to come back to why I like to collect…”Why am I doing this?”.   I needed to go look at my collection and start falling in love again.  It didn’t take long.  I went into the studio and took some photos and started rediscovering why I love to collect fashion dolls.  It’s not about Mattel and what they do and don’t do.  It’s not about Integrity Toys either.  They do play a part because it is their products that fuel a passion but it’s not why I collect.

The love lies in what is done with these fashion models.  It’s the creativity and support of the community that truly fuels and sustains the love of this hobby.  With so much hurt and negativity going on right now, I think it’s time to pull back and refocus on my collection and what I enjoy most about it.  I am not one to be driven by the acquisition of a thing nor am I what some consider a completest.  Contrary to some people’s believe, I do not own every Silkstone Barbie ever made ( although I would not turn down the opportunity to LOL!).  What I strive to do is have a collection of things that I truly enjoy.  So…that is what I am going to try do do with the blog this year.  Focus on enjoying the collection I have and not get tied up in where Mattel is going with their product line or not going with their website.  It’s time to enjoy the collection I have.  And I hope to share that enjoyment with you all through the photos I produce.

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

©2016 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

This gorgeous lady came to me at this past year’s  Barbie Collector convention in Virginia.  She is a Mannequin Maven.  Mannequin Maven’s are the collaborative team of the very talented Maryann Roy and Hilda Westervelt.  I love it when these two gifted artists get together and create!  They never disappoint.  Hilda and Maryann have collaborated for various charity donations for GAW, Kenvention, NBDCC and Rome Fashion Doll Convention.

The poodle…well…the poodle is a whole other story.  That little guy came to me through a new friend made at Barbie convention and it quickly became my travel companion and sort of travel meme through the entire trip.  For those in the “poodle club” …and you know who you are…it was time to bring the poodle out for a real photo shoot.  We really need to give this little guy a name before next convention.

Winking smile


Reverence for the Repaint…Part II

Here is the third and final repaint I received from from the amazing repaint artist Jon Copeland.  She was originally a Suite Retreat™ Barbie® Doll.

Suite Retreat

source:  www.Barbiecollector.com

This is what Jon Copeland did with her.  STUNNING!

Gown and Hat:  Bogue’s Vogues

Gloves, shoes and jewelry:  Mattel

Fur:  Dimitha

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

-Rebecca


Reverence for the Repaint

I can do many things when it comes to doll collecting.  I cannot do what Jon Copeland does.  I can’t even contemplate it.  I can, however, observe, enjoy and photograph it.

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2014 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

For those who are interested, she was originally a Mila™ Barbie® Doll.


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. 

** photos are courtesy of the Italian Doll Convention**

OOAK DOLL “SPARKLING SATINE” by MAGIA 2000

$T2eC16d,!ygE9s7HKK5lBRjl(5Kcyg~~60_12

$T2eC16dHJIYE9qUcO4I7BRjlYWMI,!~~60_12

$T2eC16dHJGQFFhwB4fJKBRjlYwQB7w~~60_12

OOAK BARBIE “MASQUERADE BEAUTY” by MATTEL, DESIGNED BY LINDA KYAW , EXCLUSIVE

$(KGrHqVHJFIFEyMOiquIBRjTC8lL6w~~60_12

$T2eC16RHJGkFFmz0BMnBBRjTDUr6sg~~60_12

OOAK DOLL “MADIVA” by ARTIST CREATIONS

$T2eC16RHJH8E9qSEVn2BBRjR6jEK6g~~60_12

$(KGrHqRHJEkFGJV03H82BRjR6i2EU!~~60_12

$(KGrHqNHJEgFGH2Ggbm)BRjR6lJb3Q~~60_12

OOAK DOLL “ELPHABA” BY NINIMOMO + CASE

$T2eC16R,!)UE9s3wCMf2BRjUPeys0w~~60_12

$(KGrHqN,!rcFF0nz-S)9BRjUQ!Sfrg~~60_12

$T2eC16J,!)UE9s3wBnBoBRjUQVUSm!~~60_12

OOAK DOLL “SHADOW AND LIGHT” BY MATTHEW SUTTON

$T2eC16h,!)!E9s2fDwrYBRjT-BGJQw~~60_12

$T2eC16N,!yME9s5qF8ggBRjT9us2s!~~60_12

$T2eC16N,!zQE9s3srYw1BRjT-L(vqg~~60_12

 

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 http://dutchbarbieworld.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/charity-auction-italian-doll-convention/

Holy Cow!!