I collaborated with Valerie of My Stitchin Dolliverse on this!
Classic Barbie glamour is brought to the forefront in the Pink Collection doll. This silkstone doll is the first of a new series, and was designed by Robert Best. For the first time, the silkstone material was used on a model muse body--something that I had speculated on months prior to the announcement of these dolls. Barbie is absolutely stunning in a sweeping off-the-shoulder, high-low gown with bow accents. The gown has layers and layers of cascading ruffled tulle. Her pink strappy sandals are adorned with bows, as well. She wears gorgeous chandelier earrings. The doll has the closed-mouth Millie face sculpt. This is a gold label doll with an edition size of 20,000.
Barbie Pink Collection doll is a breathtaking beauty.
The Barbie Fashion Model Collection has ended on its 20th anniversary. In this video, I present a sampling of dolls, fashions and accessories from the first decade of BFMC.
I attended "Everyday's a Holiday with Barbie®", the 2014 National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention in Nashville, Tennessee a few weeks ago. The convention officially ran from July 23-26, but I was told that some of the best convention activities are unofficial--room sales, parties hosted by doll artists, etcetera, so my husband and I checked in at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville on the 21st to take advantage of everything this gathering of Barbie aficionados has to offer. I am so glad that we did because my favorite convention activity turned out to be room shopping! There's something especially thrilling about hunting for Barbie dolls, accessories, fashions and diorama pieces on several hotel floors where sellers leave their rooms open for conventioneers to enter and browse their staggering displays of merchandise. I was not expecting the scale at which this took place.
Anyway, there were so many wonderful sights, sounds and people throughout the convention week that just the thought of writing about the entire experience is exhausting. Instead of writing a novella, I'll simply share a little photo gallery with some captions.
The "Red, White, Blue and Pink" fashion show where participants modeled human scale Barbie® fashions from every era was a big hit and deserves its own photo gallery:
Fashion Show Gallery
Lastly, I want to give a shoutout to our table hostess, Julia Bush, and our tablemates Elizabeth, Allison, Barb, Lisa, Debbie, Kim and Kathleen. Thank you for making this convention so fun! I hope to see everyone again at the 2015 convention in Arlington, Virginia.
I'm quite excited about this year's Barbie® Fashion Model Collection. For 2014, the Silkstone doll collection will have an Italian high fashion theme. Barbie® is no stranger to the runways of the world's fashion capitals, so having Milan as the next source of fashion inspiration is a brilliant concept.
So far, only Fiorella™ Barbie® doll (shown here) has been officially released. Members of the Barbie® Fan Club have been treated to sneak peeks of several upcoming dolls, including another glamorous Silkstone doll called Dulcissima™. You can catch a glimpse of her in the teaser video below, which features the storyline created for Fiorella™.
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!