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AA Ball Gown Silkstone-First Look

Okay Mattel…I get it…you want to save the first look of this beauty for the Barbie Convention goers.   But, if you are going to do this, why ship the dolls off to Asia for retail BEFORE convention??!!  I’m left scratching my head and asking myself, “ And I spent how much on a BFC membership so I could get the first look at product?”  {grumble, grumble, grumble}.  I am assuming that the lucky dogs going to convention in New Orleans will get to see this fabulous lady up close and personal.  I am assuming she will be displayed in the sales room just like Gala Gown was last year.  Make sure you take some stellar photos attendees.  Just a reminder, I won’t be at convention this year but will point people to some Flickr accounts that will be covering the festivities as we get closer to the event.

Here is the first look!

source: http://www.toywizard.net

AA Ballgown Silkstone 2013

 

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It looks like someone has pirated the video shown at the Italian Doll Convention and added their own music.  You can find it by searching for “Barbie Fashion Model Collection” but I wont post the link here because it’s not authorized through Mattel and frankly…its PIRATED so not my thing.

Can’t wait for this beauty to join my collection!


BFMC Cocktail Dress

Finally photos have been released to retailers so I can share them here.  Remember back in August, I obsessed about the Mattel Atelier Video and posted a still from the video that I and pretty much everyone else felt was sure to be one of the releases for 2013.  https://insidethefashiondollstudio.com/2012/08/23/the-bfmc-2013-atelier-collection-a-peak-into-next-year/

2013 Atelier Sneak Peak 1

And….here she is….a beautiful platinum blonde with blue eyes.  Retailers are showing price at approximately $90.00 and delivery around April of 2013.  Take this information with a grain of salt folks.  Mattel may up and decide this one will be the Barbie Fan Club membership doll and therefor only available to BFC members. She is feeling like a club doll to me but I may be wrong.  We will know more when Mattel announces information about the 2013 Barbie Fan Club in February.

**Photos used in image below are property of Mattel, Inc.**

Cocktail Dress Silkstone copy

I also reported back in September that Robert Best had stated a “platinum” Silkstone was in the works for 2013 (https://insidethefashiondollstudio.com/2012/09/21/new-silkstone-info-for-2013/).  And…here she is.  It would appear he meant platinum HAIRED not EDITION.  Thanks for the word play Robert !  I think he just wanted to see us all frothing at the mouth at the idea of a platinum edition( no more than 1,000 produced) Silkstone.  To be completely honest, I am thrilled there won’t be a platinum edition Silkstone.  It means I don’t have to get into the mud pit to get one…fun as it would have been { Rebecca’s arched eyebrow is raised with extreme sarcasm}.  I could not be happier with this platinum haired lovely.  She is on my “must buy” list.

And since I think this might be the 2013 BFC doll, and last year we received a silkstone mannequin with our membership

BFC membership mannequin

…I think it would be perfect if we could receive a set of these chairs with our BFC membership….

BFC 2013 membership wish chair

Or a chair like this in 1/6 scale….

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drooling emoticonA girl can dream….a girl can dream.


Luncheon Ensemble Silkstone Meets Yankee Doodle

Finally some photos are showing up on dealers sites so I believe I can share them here.  This 2013 Silkstone was sneaked back in September to the Barbie Fan Club ( BFC )https://insidethefashiondollstudio.com/2012/09/21/new-silkstone-info-for-2013/.  She is one of the Silkies whose drawings can be seen in the Atelier video by Mattel .  I was lucky enough to see it at this summer’s National Barbie Convention and I posted a link to it in the blog back in August https://insidethefashiondollstudio.com/2012/08/21/behind-the-scenes-of-the-bfmc-atelier-collection/  

** Photo is property of Mattel, Inc.**

 

Luncheon Ensemble

Anywhoo…what do I think? I love pink. I love redheads. You would figure a slam dunk right? Hold on to that basketball folks. I love the doll. The outfit is leaving me kind of …”meh”. I think it’s the turban. I just can’t get past the big rose on it. Unlike Yankee Doodle ..you can’t just stick a feather/rose on it and call it macaroni/fashion.  I am also not so sure about the print.  I would love to see the hairstyle of this silkie beneath the turban.  LOVE the little curls on her ears.  I am dying to see if she has an updo underneath that “wrongly rose-adorned” turban.  Also, putting a redhead in pink??…. always a risky venture.  Change this doll’s ensemble to a green, blue or teal…then we are talking!  Am I buying this doll?  In a heartbeat.  At this point and without seeing her in real life, this doll will be redressed faster than you can say “Silkstone”.  The turban will be the first to go.  I reserve the right to completely change my mind once I have seen her and have her in hand LOL!  Have I hedged all my bets sufficiently?  I think so. 

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Becca Berry went to dealer just to buy a Silkie, ripped the turban off her head and called her fashion beauty”

 


The BFMC 2013 Atelier Collection: A peek into next year?

Okay…so you all know I am a little obsessive compulsive when it comes to Silkstone Barbies right?  I was so excited when I learned that Robert Best was continuing the design aesthetics of the 1950’s and early 60’s for his 2013 BFMC collection.  This was the “heyday” of the haute couture design houses and for many epitomized glamour.    I absolutely adore that time in fashion so it stands to reason I am anxious to hear about and see sneaks with what we can expect next year.  As I stated in my previous post, I believe we received a very solid sneak of one doll.  It would appear that she will be blond, possibly platinum blond, with a back ponytail hairstyle.  I can’t tell if she has bangs or not.  To me, it kind of looks like “Movie Mixer” with black bows but I could be completely off on that one so don’t hold me to it.  It would also appear that she has a cream boat necked cocktail gown with black tulle overlay and accent lace at the bottom. There is black bow detail at the bust and waist.  It also looks like she is wearing white gloves.There was a most deliberate shot in the video of him working on this sketch and dipping his brush in water and releasing a light blue paint.  There has to be some blue in this lady somewhere I am thinking ( blue bows?? blue accent somewhere).  It looks like she will have bows on her black shoes as well…how cute!.  Now….before I get going full force on my speculation train here folks…please realize these are all guesses.  I have no information from Mattel save the video that we all can see so …take everything I say with a grain of salt.  Disclaimer ended.  We do know however, that Mr. Best’s designs for next year with have a flavor of Spring.  He shared that at convention.  So I am thinking lighter colors and softer fabrics.

** pictures are from video from Mattel therefore owned by Mattel.  Please don’t copy or reproduce**

2013 Atelier Sneak Peak 1

The other shot from the video that was intriguing me yesterday is this one…yes, I know it’s blurry but it was the best I could do.

2013 Atelier Sneak Peak 2

 

There was another scene right before this one that showed him removing a piece of fabric from a sketch of a doll in a dark colored ( blue maybe?) suit with hat.  The sketch said specifically Atelier part II so I am thinking we may see another day suit with a hat.  Yippee!!  I will never be upset about more suits with hats.  It also looks like there is a sketch with a redhead in a soft palette suit with pink/peachy turban style hat.  Oh My Word!!  My hat fetish just started doing the rhumba.  There is also a sketch to the left there of what appears to be an evening gown with feathered type headpiece…kind of Gloria Swansonish.  Again, I have no idea if any of these sketches will be produced but they are far enough along to have detail sketches and fabric swatches.  I smell….production. 


Next Celebrity Silkstone is….Elizabeth Taylor

The news coming from the 2012 Italian Doll Convention is that the next Celebrity Silkstone will be Elizabeth Taylor.  Mattel has not confirmed this but I am assuming it was a Mattel Representative who shared this information in Italy last week.  This is not suprising as they already have the face mold.  The speculation has already begun on which outfit she will be sporting.  My vote goes for the white gown in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and I would DIE if it came as a gift set with the slip dress as well…..ohhhhh pretty please.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Although…I have to pay tribute to some of these looks as well.  Liz, you were one gorgeous lady.

 

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