I was fortunate to be able to get a hold of this Barbie doll, which is the official convention doll of the Japan and Madrid Barbie conventions in 2020. The conventions were cancelled, but conventioneers received their gifts and dolls. The doll was designed by the one and only Carlyle Nuera.
The Barbie truck was in town, so my mom and I went to pick up some of the exclusive merch!
Barbie pays homage to the oldest company in North America! HBC is 350 years old. The commemorative doll is very pretty!
Colette Duranger and Karolin Stone have arrived!
I've decided to unbox my brunette Totally Hair Barbie doll. It's 28 years old! Surprisingly, the Dep hair gel inside the box is still working!
In the video, I also show my reproduction doll and talk about my girl friends from 3rd and 4th grade.
It's almost Halloween! The Dia de Muertos Barbie dolls would look great with my seasonal decor!
My second Youtube video is out!
In the video, I unbox the latest Pür x Barbie collection. I don't wear makeup, but I know a few people who do!
Here are the items I purchased from Pür cosmetics:
- Butter London x Barbie Nail Lacquer
- Endless Possibilities II Signature 15-Piece Eyeshadow Palette
- Forever Glow Signature Illuminating Scented Body Powder with Applicator
- Confident Glow Signature Illuminating Highlighter
- Magical Eyes Signature Mascara & Primer Collection
- Skin Essentials Signature 3-Piece Skincare Sampler
- Brush 'n Sparkle Signature 5-Piece Cruelty Free Brush Set with Bag
- Lit Mist Signature Illuminating Setting Spray
- Gloss in Boss Gloss Signature High-Shine Lip Gloss
- Gloss Signature High-Shine Lip Gloss in Girl Gloss
- Iconic Lips in Innovator Signature Semi-Matte Lipstick
- Iconic Lips in Trailblazer Signature Semi-Matte Lipstick
2020 has been insane y'all. I can't even know what to say. I hope everyone is doing okay in the midst of the pandemic and the crazy upcoming U.S. presidential election. Sadly, the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention was cancelled this year. I was dying to go to Las Vegas to be with Barbie friends, but alas, it just wasn't in the cards. On the upside, the convention goodies this year are top notch! I am so excited to get my loot.
What else is new? I've decided to become a content creator on Youtube. My first video premiered today, and I am so excited about all my plans for the channel. I'm hoping that this will be another avenue to connect with the doll community.
In my first video, I give the viewers a 12-minute tour of my doll room. It's the quickie tour, but there's a lot to see. I think my next video will be an unboxing. Hopefully, the convention gifts will arrive soon so we can unpack them together!
Wow! It's been over a year since my last blog post.
I just want to share some of my latest additions to my collection. This year, my husband and I actually attended the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention in Kansas City, MO. At this year's convention, we got these lovely silkstone dolls by Robert Best (shown above). We also got a gorgeous vintage style doll by Bill Greening called 60th Sparkles Barbie doll.
I also won a lovely one-of-a-kind doll by Salvador Arriaga in the silent auction. I changed her spunky outfit (if I recall correctly, it was short shorts, a bikini top, and faux fur coat) into this glamorous golden gown:
While at convention, we also did some room shopping, and I bought some nice things from my favorite Barbie outfitters, Bellissima Couture, Martini House, and Paintbox Designs.
Guess who purchased all three YSL Barbie dolls? Moi. I wasn't even aware that they would be released on Monday, November 5, 2018. I found out from another doll blogger's Instagram account. Thank you @papusilemele! I love these dolls and the boxes they came in are so elegant.
Oddly enough, even though these dolls are limited to a production run of 1,000 units per model making them officially of the Platinum label designation, they are all still available for purchase on https://Barbie.Mattel.com as of this writing.
Why haven't they sold out? Is it the price?
Anyway, here are some photos:
About the Webmaster
My name is Jared. I began collecting dolls in 2011. It all started with Barbie® Basics Model No 16 Collection 002 for me. Soon after that, I started photographing my dolls, editing the images and sharing my work on my Tumblr photoblog, Life in Plastic. "Playing" with dolls has inspired me to learn to sew, paint with acrylics, re-root doll hair, practice my bead craft, among other things...My collecting hobby turned into a passion for creating art in different media!