New OOAK doll artist alert! Let me introduce you to Betoral. What’s Betoral? Betoral is a project born from the love for art, dolls and sewing but also the anagram of the artist’s name, Alberto. He previously worked in “LondonDolls Team project” and now has the opportunity to show his skills and create works generated by his imagination and dreams.
His first project is called Queen of The Night and it’s inspired by the wonderful Mozart opera “The Magic Flute“.
The Queen of the Night is the primary antagonist in Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart’s famous 1971 opera The Magic Flute.
She is first introduced as the desperate mother whose beloved daughter was kidnapped, but it ultimately appears that she is in fact the villain of the story, who wants to steal the powerful Circle of the Sun. She’s usually connected to the figure of the moon, this is one of the reasons the artist used dark colors for this doll. The reflecting circles that surround her recall the space style (Sci-Fi) that is mixed with bright lights and sequins with metallic colours.
The round crown contains her high beehive hairstyle, used mainly in the 60s. Doll’s face is entirely hand-painted and freely based on the make-up of the soprano Luciana Serra in the opera “The Magic Flute”, silver and blue of the night are juxtapose like the brightness of the stars in the dark sky. Black plumes and faux leather elements gives her an aggressive attitude, softened by a wide skirt in dark blue satin fabric illuminated by a precious net formed with electric blue sequins and decorative motifs.
The tall black leather boots enclose the legs and show us a pattern of beads, sequins and swarosky; same motifs is located on the bodice and arm. She holds in her hand an unusual accessory, a dagger decorated with faux leather and lights with two tails of crystals, beads and sequins.
This beautiful doll will be on sale today, on eBay. Stay tuned on my Facebook page to find out the link of the auction.
The hunt is on! The 2015 tokidoki® Treasure Hunt Barbie doll will be available at TheBarbieCollection.com on two secret pages that you can find as soon as you click on her tokidoki Cactus Friend. You can read more HERE (CLICK).
I’m honestly dying over here! I love both dolls and I can only pray I’ll be able to get my hands on the Platinum one.
Here’s a video of Bill Greening and packaging designer Janet Tsuei that presents the two dolls. You can see it if you’re a BFC member.
You saw her in the images from the National Barbie Collectors Conventions and now Mattel has released the promo images for the stunning Claudette Gordon™ Barbie® Doll designed by Carlyle Nuera.
Designer: Carlyle Nuera
Release Date: 9/8/2015
Body Type: Straight ModelMuse torso with poseable arms and legs
Skin Tone: Light Black
Facial Sculpt: Claudette
Fashion Sewn On: No
Included: Doll stand, microphone, shoes, 3 beaded necklaces, headband
Customizations: Straight ModelMuse torso with poseable arms and legs
As we already know, she has a new facesculpt that I hope will be used more. Here’s the LINK (CLICK) where you’ll be able to order her next month.
Designer: Bill Greening Release Date: 9/1/2015
Body Type: Model Muse straight Arms
Skin Tone: Nostalgic
Facial Sculpt: Karl
Fashion Sewn On: No
Included: Shoes, bracelet, pet, purse, doll stand
Customizations: Painted fingers and toes
I honestly think she’s stunning. And that resting bitch face with the Jem and The Holograms inspired makeup is just on fleek!
What do you think of her? Has she lived up to your expectations?
As I have already said on my Facebook page, I LOVE the shoes but the doll… What the…? Is she a joke? Why call her a limited edition when she looks like an avarage playline doll? SUCH a dissapointment. I love her accesories, even her bow, but the doll si a big no, no in my book and collection.
We’ll just have to wait and see on August 27th how this dolls looks IRL and what’s her price point. The shoe collection is launching exclusively in Selfridges London and will be available at both SophiaWebster.com and Selfridges.com.
I’m still waiting for news about the presumed second Coach Barbie doll. Now that would be amazing!
It’s that time of the month again when I recap some of the new dolls that are now available in stores. Right now Target has a tone of new merchandise and most of it is aimed for the winter season. With all this heat in Europe can’t say I’m not looking forward to some snow.
Barbie Sisters’ Winter Fun Dolls
Such a fun set! LOOOOOVE it! The fashions are great and look at Barbie’s boots.
Barbie Holiday Story Starter Accessory Sets
The new play sets are starting to remind me of the good old days. I don’t even mind the pink. They are so much fun!
Holiday Chelsea and friends
Chelsea has always been cute and she and her friends continue to be a underrated but very cute series in the Barbie world.
Summer Chelsea and friends
I just can’t get enough of these cuties.
Barbie Chelsea Doll & Pony Playset
Barbie Chelsea & Puppy Cradle Playset
Barbie Chelsea Clubhouse! Playset
Barbie Wedding Gift Set 2015
Barbie Splish Splash Pup Giftset
Barbie Spy Squad Barbie Secret Agent Doll
At first I was very reluctant when I saw this dolls but then I realised we had crazy stuff like this in the 80s also.
Barbie Endless Hair Kingdom Snap ‘n Style Princess
Barbie Mix and Color Doll
Barbie Rainbow Lights Mermaid Doll
And last but not least:
Barbie Festive & Fabulous Doll
So excited by some of these dolls. And I’m really looking forward to Christmas. My second Christmas with my son! I feel so blessed… I have a beautiful family, a gorgeous son, a great boss (Susan from Doll Genie) and amazing dolly friends.
I have to admit that I love the fact that we are getting more and more IRL images of dolls right after (or even before) the dolls are released. This way we can decide quickly if our wallets will suffer or not.
First up are some brand new IRL images of the gorgeous Haunted Beauty Zombie Barbie. That face is everything! This has to be one of my favorite Aphrodite face mold uses.
This is the first time I get to see her shoes and they are just perfect. This doll reminds me a lot of the Great Expectations novel and it’s 2012 film adaptation starting Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham.
The second set of IRL images come from Life in Plastic (blog & Facebook page) and it features the gorgeous Dream date Barbie 2015. When I first saw the promo pictures I was a bit dissapointed in her but now I have to take back my words. She’s stunning and I love the box! That box will sell a lot of these dolls, trust me.
I can’t wait to see the rest of the dolls from this series.
Mattel has surprised everyone with a new doll designed by Carlyle Nuera. The beautiful Claudette Gordon Barbie doll is part of a new series called Harlem Theater and she’ll come out this fall for a price tag of $85.
I’m so glad Mattel is doing more and more fully posable dolls and yey for the new facemold. Looks a bit like the Karl Lagerfeld one but with fuller lips.
What do you guys think of her?
Thank you Monica Nunez del Castillo and Lorena Sullivan for the images!
Lots of great things are happening at the National Barbie Collectors Convention. Same as each year, new and upcoming dolls have been displayed in the sales room and one of the is the very much awaited pink Tokidoki 2015 Barbie doll. No word yet on the purple version, unfortunately.
I wanted to share this new image because it gives a better look at the face and her doughnut headpiece.
Love her! She may be a bit “louder” then the first one, but she’s so much fun. Also, IMO, this is a doll that looks great in her box and I’m not saying this because I’m a NRFB collector. Her box is part of her visual story and I love that. I do like the sleek boxes Barbie dolls are using nowadays, but I miss the old intricate ones.
What do you think of this lady? Image via Monica Nunez del Castillo.