Madrid Fashion Doll Show Convention 2013

This year it looks like the Spanish doll collectors comunity is hard at work promoting and organizing doll shows. First up is the Madrid Fashion Doll Show that will be held in September 13/14/15 at Hotel Sercotel Eurobuilding 2, in Madrid, Spain.

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Here is all the official info:

This will be the official Spanish Doll Convention sponsored by Mattel. Our goal is to create an international cultural event where doll lovers can join to share this passion for Fashion dolls and where the queen will be “Barbie”. The convention theme will be “Cinema”. This year convention doll will be handmade by club members as the dolls which were donated for the Charity silent auction at Paris convention or for the Milan Charity raffle. She will be a red carpet beauty…. to get her you will have to attend to this fabulous collector´s party.

We are willing to Join collectors and artist all over Europe.
The event will have different fees:

– Pink power collector’s husband pack (just event, no gifts, no doll) 95€

– Collector’s party pack (event + gifts ) 110€

– Pink power convention pack (event + gifts + convention doll) 175€

– Vip package (event +gifts + DOLL + OUTFIT for silkstone / FR doll) 210€

Outfit is handmade by OOAK Spanish Artist “Del Molto Amore” Beatriz SanMat.

EVENT SCHEDULE (subject to change surely we will add more details):

FRIDAY:
EXHIBITIONS:
– BARBIE THROUGH HISTORY
– BARBIE AND CINEMA
– FASHION ROYALTY DIVAS
– Pre-view EVENT (top secret)
Fashion Royalty Contest with PRIZE (dress your fashion royalty doll like a movie actress)
afternoon: Pink Hawaiian Cocktail / FR Party (in the hotel pool)
Cosplay Contest Dress up yourself as your favorite Barbie
Evening: all staying people at the hotel will enjoy the Pink Pajama Party ( roomsales, bring your OOAK dolls or your stuff to sale or trade)

SATURDAY:
Morning winners choice …..
BARBIE CONTESTS
– BARBIE PHOTO FILM (Barbie photograph related to cinema)
– OOAK BARBIE MOVIE (Barbie or Ken dress as a famous movie theme)
– SEW THE PATTERN
afternoon: Workshops and talks
afternoon / evening: Gala Dinner
CONTEST bring your companion Barbie dressed in a movie theme.
CONTEST dress yourself like your favorite movie.
surprises, gifts, convention doll give away.
Event Top Secret
After dinner, open bar with Disco Fashion Style.

SUNDAY:
Showroom/Salesroom
another event to be confirmed Top secret.

You can check out more details and images on their official website.

New Cheerleader Barbie and Ken dolls @ Barbie Collector

Now this is a nice suprize! We have a new series of Barbie and Ken Cheerleader dolls on BC.com!

University of Kentucky Barbie® Doll

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University of Kentucky Barbie® Doll – African American

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University of Tennessee Barbie® Doll

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University of Tennessee Barbie® Doll – African American

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University of Oklahoma Barbie® Doll

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University of Oklahoma Barbie® Doll – African American

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Texas A&M University Ken® Doll

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Texas A&M University Ken® Doll – African American

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Love the boys and yey for their articulation! But why only the boys? :( I bet the boys will sell out fast.
Are you buying any of them?

Images are property of Mattel.

Exclusive info from the Italian Doll Convention 2013: New AA Silkstone Barbie 2013, Sybarite Prototype

Hi guys! Finally home and finally rested. :D I had a blast at this year’s IDC! Such a fun convention. Lots and lots of dear collector friends, lots of activities and such a fun gala dinner. I’m so excited that I got to spend time with my dear friends Ibrahim, Simon from DollObservers.com (he was actually “crowned” my convention husband :)) :)) ), Ile (the most gorgeous mommy to be), Nicoletta (our table host), Monica and the great gand from the Coleccionistas de Fashion Dolls en Madrid Club (i’ll soon have more info about the Official Barbie Convention in Madrid), my sweet, sweet Francesco from Teddysdollshop.com, the amazing Mario and Ginanni from Magia 2000, Alessandro and Giuseppe from Artist’s Creations and all the amazing collectors that made this convention such a success!

Some of the most important moments from this convention were, just like last year, the sneak peaks and exclusive info about several Barbie Collector dolls. First let me just say that I belive Bob Mackie is having a strong comeback in the Barbie community. There was a video interview with him, his dolls were displayed in the sales room and an upcoming doll made by him was sneak peaked. So get ready for some Bob Mackie craziness!

Right now let’s talk about the exclusive info we got at this convention.

1. We got to see the new AA Silkstone in a movie that will also be uploaded on the official BC YouTube channel.

2. This is the dress the new Jennifer Lopez Barbie will be wearing. I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of the doll as I had just stepped out and go back to the table a little bit too late. :(

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3. There were also images with the new Audrey Hepburn dolls but you already know how they’ll look. The Givenchy dress from Sabrina will be a Silkstone and the one from Roman Holiday will a Pink Label.

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4. There was a presenatation of the Herve Leger set but I MISSED IT!!! I’m so pissed off… :(( I’ll try to find a picture soon.

As we are talking about exclusive info I have to show you an amazing Sybarite prototype that Charles and Desmond from Superdoll shared with Simon and I. She is just breathtaking! I’m not a Sybarite collector but I think Charles managed to convince me that I should really have at least one in my collection. You can’t imagine the details, the love and the overall care for quality of these dolls. And the photos I’ve seen online don’t do them justice.

Thanks to Simon for the images!

So that’s all the info from IDC 2013. As I said, I’ll upload soon the videos from the gala dinner but now I’ll just let you enjoy some images that were made by Lella Pastrochhio. Thak you dear for letting me use your images! You can see almost 300 images on her Facebook page.

Also be sure to check the blog of my dear Rogier Corbeau for other fun info.

Queen of the Constellations Barbie prototype difference

The Queen of the Constellations Barbie doll is one of my must haves this year. I loved her from the second I saw her and I’m so glad I’ll be able to get her soon. But I was a little bit suprised when I noticed they changed the promo pictures on BC. The first promo picture had a softer vibe, the face paint was not as harsh as the one on the new promo pic. Also I noticed some milder differences in the dress and cape. The new one is more body fitted than the older one.

I have to admit I preferred the old version but I’m also happy with the new one. How about you? What do you prefer?

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