The Popovy Sisters at two European doll conventions

If you have not heard of the Popovy Sisters you have missed on some of the most amazing dolls in the world! And they are not just dolls. They are pure art.

The two talented sisters will be gracing us with their presence at two European doll conventions. Their first stop is at the Italian Doll Convention in May.

IDC is the biggest European doll convention so be sure to attend it at least once in this lifetime. This year we’ll also have a wonderful workshop with my friend and fellow blogger Rogier who will teach you do create miniature hats (check out more details HERE) and another one with Eileen Lam about the magical world of Blythe.

The sisters next stop is the Madrid Fashion Doll Show for which I’ve been volunteering for the past 2 years.

MFDS is one of the most fun conventions ever so be sure to join us! We have lots of amazing treats for you including a very special edition Ken doll! In case you are wondering, the amazing illustrations are created by the always talented Brani Mladenov.

So who’s coming to these conventions?

2016 Roma Fashion Doll Convention Extra doll plus info

This weekend the last of the 2016 doll conventions took place in Rome. The second edition of the Roma Fashion Doll Convention had two beautiful convention dolls. The first one was a red haired Little Black dress Silkie and the second one was a surprise doll called B White.

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170 pieces worldwide. Special Extra Souvenir Doll at Roma Fashion Doll Convention 2016 approved by Mattel, Designed and produced by Artist Creations in collaboration with the Italian fabric brand Pierlorenzo Bassetti Tessuti & Marco Gambedotti with the contribution of italian Barbie Collectors Rosella Iobbi & Raffele Perrone.

At the gala dinner they also announced the theme for next year PLUS a great surprise!
The 2017 theme will be The Glory Of 80’s and Mattel designer Bill Greening will be attending the convention and will designing a special Extra Convention Doll (limited edition) produced by Artist Creations and RFDC! How amazing is that?!

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Count me in ’cause I’m definetly going. <3

2016 Roma Fashion Doll Convention charity auction

Another week, another amazing charity auction. The 2016 Roma Fashion Doll Convention charity auction has started a couple of days ago and it features an amazing asortment of OOAK dolls, convetion dolls and even a prototype. As always click on the names to go to the ebay page where you can bid.

OOAK Barbie Artist Doll “ Lady Gaga “ by Alla Dolgaleva Rapoport & Anna Nosova

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OOAK Barbie Silkstone Artist Dolls “ Blue Royal “ by Artist Creations,Italy

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OOAK Barbie Artist doll “ Lady Violet “ by Betoral Dolls Designer Alberto Celano

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Roma Fashion Doll Convention 2016 exibitions

Only a few days separate us from the second edition of the Roma Fashion Doll Convention! I will not be attending, but I’ll be keeping you up to date with everything going on there. Beside the actual gala dinner, sales room and workshops, the convention will also have a few exibitons. They sound so amazing! I do wish I was there…

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Antonio Russo will show you a roundup of fashion hats in “HATS ON TOP & TOP ON HATS” from the amazing wardrobe of one of the most famous fashion doll designer by Mel Odom “Gene“.

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LOVE IS ::: FASHIONABLE” when passion creates fashion by the SEA Group and The D-Factor by Vincenzo Funaro. Everything you wanted to know and that you never dared to ask about the world of fashionistas!

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The group of BJD Dolls collectors from Rome, Land Of Immortals, presents “COVERED IN LACES“, an exhibition of wonderful dolls with breathless hand made looks.

Hand up if you’ll be attending this convention!

2016 Roma Fashion Doll Convention Workshops

Next month the last of the 2016 doll shows will take place in Rome. This will be the second Roma Fashion Doll Convention and it’s looking like it will be a lot of fun. I will not be attending due to some family issues, but I’ll be trying to keep you posted about everything that will go down there.

During the festival two workshops will be held and here’s all the info about them.

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The workshop on hair reroot “Cuts, Slips, Create “, edited by Sarah Tesser will be held Saturday, November 19 at 11:30 am at the Viminale hall at Eurostars Roma Aeterna Hotel Via Casilina 125 Roma all’ inside of the RFDC 2016 program and it will last for one hour and thirty minutes about 2
It is an event reservation for a maximum of 10 people with a stake of E 10 per person
All participants will be given a kit consisting of:
Barbie head
Lock of hair
Needle
Ruler
Notepad for notes
Scissors (shared)
Pliers (shared)

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The workshop on hair style , edited by Carlotta Mascaretti will be held Saturday, November 19 at 2:30 pm at the Viminale hall at Eurostars Roma Aeterna Hotel Via Casilina 125 Roma all’ inside of the RFDC 2016 program and it will last for one hour and thirty minutes about 2
It is an event reservation for a maximum of 10 people with a stake of E 10 per person
All participants will be given a kit consisting of:
One Barbie Doll pink box ( play line )
Comb
Transparent elastic
Elastic foam
Scissors (shared)
Hair Spray (shared)
Gell (shared

For all infos and reservations contact us on:
info@romafashiondollconvention.com
We are waiting for you!

Convention doll and extra doll at the 2016 Convención National de Coleccionista en España

This weekend the 2016 Convención National de Coleccionista en España has taken place. It’s the second convention in Spain and the 4th European convention from this year. There is just one left, the Roma Fashion Doll Convention that will take place next month.

This year’s theme was the Fabulous 40’s and two convention dolls were received by conventioneers. Just like MFDS, one of the dolls was an extra doll and it was not included in the basic convention package. This year the extra doll was designed by duo Ninamorgue, the amazing designers behind the The Huntsman Winter’s War: Ravenna OOAK doll that you saw this spring at IDC.

Her name is Lady Navy.

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Images by Alessandro Gatti.

The convention doll donated by Mattel was a Platinum version of the first Classic Black Dress Silkstone. This one has a lighter hair and skin tone and a different makeup.

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Image by Maria Margarida Salvado Campos

I actually like more the extra doll, but that’s just me. :P

Register for the PORTUGUESE DOLL CONVENTION 2017- THE SPIES

The registration for the 4th Portuguese Doll Convention is now opened! The theme for next year is “The Spies” and there will be an exclusive convention doll again. My guess is next year’s international convention dolls will be just like in the US, meaning they will be vinyls designed by Bill Greening. :D

The convention will take place in Lisbon in the weekend of April 8 and 9, 2017, and more info will be available soon.
You have three payment plans as it follows:

A: 100€ : REGISTRATION UNTIL 30.09.2016 / PAYMENT UNTIL 30.10.2016
B: 115€ : REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT UNTIL 31.12.2016
C: 130€ : AFTER 31.DECEMBER. 2016

You can find more info on the official website, on the official Facebook page or by emailing the organizers at clubeportuguesdebonecas@gmail.com.

See you there!!

2017 National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention Registration

Have you registered for the 2017 National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention that will take place on July 19-22, 2017, in Houston, Texas? Hurry up! The registration has started. Click HERE for the registration form.

Tiered pricing will be in use for registration and is as follows:

July 30 – September 30, 2016

Green Registration Fee – Discount Fee $400 – Information is emailed to you in full color
Non-green Registration Fee – $410 – Information is printed in black and white and mailed

October 1, 2016 – February 24, 2017

Green Registration Fee – Regular Fee $440 – Email only

February 25 – July 19, 2017

Green Registration Fee – Late Fee $465 – Email only

Please note that any registrations processed and/or received after September 30, 2016, are eligible for only the Green Registration Fee.

I hope I’ll be able to attend… Btw, just a quick heads up. There will be something different about the convention dolls. ;) Can’t tellyou more right now but stay tuned!

2016 National BBDC and RDOC Black Doll Convention info

This year I’m going to keep an eye on the National BBDC and RDOC Black Doll Convention that will take place on October 28-30 in North Carolina. David Bocci from Refugio Rosa wil be creating 25 dolls for the convention and he has also created a beautiful t-shirt that can be bought at the convention.

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I don’t know yet if the 200 places for the convention are sold out, but you can check all the details of the convention HERE (CLICK).

The good piece of news is that there will be an European BBDC and RDOC Black Doll Convention next year, in May, in Paris – France, and I’m so planning on attending it. It will be one week after IDC so I’ll see how I can handle going to both conventions.

Anyway, stay tuned as I plan to keep you posted about this wonderful convention.

HUGE doll and toy auction coming up

Thanks to a Facebook friend of mine, Susannah Williams, I found out about this massive doll collection that is being auctioned online on June 8th. OH. MY. GOD!!!! Sooooooooo many gorgeous girls! Sindy, Barbie from all ages, rare Barbie store displays, Jem, Tressy, Ashton Drake, Bild Lilli, vintage German toys and doll houses, you name it.

Check out THIS LINK (CLICK) and browse through 15 pages of pure gold. I think some of the lots are under valued so good luck to anyone bidding. Yes, they do ship internationaly so good luck!!

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Will you be bidding on anything?