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Blush Beauty Making Her Entrance

The Barbie Fan Club announced a Silkstone exclusive being offered up to members next Wednesday, October 7th.  We saw sketches of her back in February and Rogier of Dutch Barbie Word shared a photo a couple weeks ago of a production doll that Mattel auctioned off for Charity.  Mattel is finally sharing the promo shots and I think she is a winner.

©2015 Mattel

©2015 Mattel

©2015 Mattel

©2015 Mattel

©2015 Mattel

I love the silver surprise under the coat!!  I was wondering why they were not showing the dress under the coat in the sketch.  I am thrilled with the silver topped sheath underneath the pale pink coat.  I also adore the brunette ponytail with braid.  I believe this one will redress well but am not sure how quickly I will change out this fabulous pink outfit.  Let’s hope Mattel has fixed their irregular eyeliner issue from Boucle Beauty or there will be more unhappy campers on this one.  Also, The Barbie Collection has announced that they are instituting the “Waiting Room” for this sale.  There are instructions about the “waiting room” and what you can do to ensure a smoother purchase here.  The starting gates will open to BFC members only at 9:00AM PST on Wednesday, October 7th.  They are allowing 2 dolls per membership and ,according to Mattel, they are producing 4,400.

After trying to do research on this doll for the article, I am left with absolute bewilderment over this new Barbie Collection website.   This new site is SLOW to respond, it has so many broken links and dead ends that I am honestly scared to click on pretty much anything because I am never sure where it will take me.  I get sent to the login screen with alarming regularity.  I am recognized as a logged in member one moment and when I advance to a new screen, all of the sudden, I am no longer recognized….and am asked to login AGAIN!!  If this website were a person, I would be sending it to therapy and hoping there were some antipsychotic meds available.   Here is my story today…at the time of this post, I went to the Barbie Collection website to grab the link for their waiting room protocol.  You can’t get to the product page but you can get to a “waiting room” page complete with countdown clock.  How did I get to the waiting room page you ask?  Well…not through clicking the active link on the BC Buzz page.  Here is the Buzz page.  I have highlighted the Blush Beauty active link that you would click on. 

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  If you click on that product link, you will find quickly enough that it is a broken link.

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This is the message I got when I tried to click on the link.  Notice the highlighted error message…”make sure the web address http://http is correct.  Well…I have limited programing experience but I can tell you that is not appropriate protocol for a link.  Somebody didn’t check the link for errors before putting it on the website.  This is programming 101 people.  If this were a class in high school or college, you just missed an easy one on the test.  The CORRECT link is here.  Your best bet to find the sales page right now is to Bing or Google it LOL…you won’t find it on the actual site until they fix the link.   I hope Mattel ends up with happy collectors feeling the first blush of love with this new Silkstone.  I hope they don’t experience the heated blush of embarrassment over a poorly functioning website on sale day.

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New Silkstones Available at Barbiecollector

Finally Mattel has released these beauties for purchase.  They are available at your local dealers and at Barbiecollector.

Little Red Dress Barbie® Doll

Gold Label®

Designed by: Robert Best

Release Date: 4/15/2015

Product Code: CGT26

No more than 9100 units produced worldwide.

Retail:  $75.00

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And….this one has earrings!!!  It will be interesting to see how the hairstyle stacks up with the promo shots on this one.  Will report on that once I have one in hand.

Bouclé Beauty™ Barbie® Doll

Gold Label®

Designed by: Robert Best

Release Date: 4/15/2015

Product Code: CGT25

No more than 9700 units produced worldwide.

Retail:  $100.00

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Ok…looks like we sacrifice earrings for bows on the shoes ( which are really cute), necklace and gloves.  No Chanel inspired purse or earrings.  Now you tell me people…what Chanel fashionista is going out without a pair of earrings in this outfit.  If you are going to spend the time emulating Chanel, a pair of pearl studs is MANDETORY in my opinion.  Just my humble opinion.  No pearl studs with this is a CRIME and charging $100 for this without the pearl stud earrings is crime with malice.  Ok, maybe over the top but Chanel and pearls are synonymous in my book.  We did get pearl buttons with this outfit though, nice touch, and perhaps we can snip those off and put them in her ears {Snort!}  {rant over…well for now anyway}  I’m going to find an extra pair of pearl studs now so this lady can be completed when she arrives.  Yes, pearl studs aside, I am still buying.

The other concern here is nobody is quite sure what her hair is going to look like.  These promo shots show curl in her hair whereas the 360 degree feature at BC.com and earlier promo shots show her with no curl, just straight hair.  My bet is on the curl.  We will just have to see.

-Rebecca

**photos used in this post are © Mattel**


Oscar Night Glamour

For the past couple of years, I have shared an elaborately styled diorama photo in honor of the academy awards season.  There was the “Getting Ready for the Oscars” post.  Then there was the “Presenting at the Oscar’s” post.  This year, I decided to go back to simple glamour and use the newest addition to the BFMC Silkstone Barbie line.  She redresses incredibly well.

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio

This is such a Hollywood glamour shot! 

For those who wanted a better look at her hair, here you go.  Smile

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© 2015 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio


Barbie Fan Club Membership Renewal Starts Today

2015 BFC membership

If you were a member last year, you can renew your membership starting today 1/7/2015.  If you want to sign up as a first time member, you will need to wait until 1/14/2015.  The BFC has sold out for the last couple years but it has taken a while to do it so don’t know if you need to rush for this one.  It looks like there will not be an “official” club doll this year.  There are, however, a number of club exclusives that make it worth my interest.

Here are some of the fun perks of the club this year.

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source:  www.Barbiecollector.com

Adorable redheaded St Paddy’s day doll!!  I will be adding this one to the collection. 

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source:  www.Barbiecollector.com

This may be another platinum offering like the previous black and white collection offerings but don’t quote me on it.  If this will be a platinum offering, I predict this one will go fast like the others.  I may actually enter the shark tank for this one Winking smile

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source:  www.Barbiecollector.com

Aaaaahhhhh!  Do my eyes deceive me??!!  A pink Silkstone offering for 2015?!!!  Ummm…no brainer…I’m in.  Please oh please don’t make this a platinum offering.  If it is, I would not only enter the shark tank…I would bring a honkin’ harpoon with me.  Just sayin’ it up front people.

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source:  www.Barbiecollector.com

This would be the adorable preview we saw at convention this year I believe.  I will be adding this one to the collection too.  I mean come on…the picnic basket alone is worth it.

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source:  www.Barbiecollector.com

Added to these exclusive goodies you also get:

-Up to $80 in BarbieCollector.com Online Shop rewards – $20 per calendar quarter*

-Quarterly “Designer Videos,” sneak peeks at upcoming releases, downloadable goodies, and access to the exclusive Barbie Bulletin Board

-First access to audio interviews, collector spotlights, Fun Facts, and looks “behind the glam” with the passionate people on the Barbie® Collector team

If you are a current member and want to renew, you can click on any of the official Mattel photos above and it should take you to the membership renewal purchase page.  I don’t know when they will open the links today but I am betting it will be sometime between 9AM and noon PST.