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The Paris Fashion Doll Festival 2017 Convention Dolls

Sadly I wasn’t able to attend the Paris Fashion Doll Festival this year. It would have been wonderful to have been able to spend my birthday there. Like many, I have been living vicariously through those attending the convention in person via Facebook. One such conventioneer was Ibrahim Ismail, who is himself a well-known figure in the doll world. He very kindly allowed me to share his pictu... »

fun barbie facts to celebrate barbie doll's 58th year

33 Fun Facts to Celebrate Barbie’s 58th Birthday

Today is Barbie‘s 58th birthday – and she doesn’t look a day over 25! Here are 33 fun facts you may or may not know about the world’s favourite doll and cultural icon: Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts She is from (fictional) Willows, Wisconsin where she attended High School Barbie’s official birthday is, today, March 9, 1959 – the exact date she was unv... »

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Ashley Graham OOAK Barbie Doll

Today Barbie honours Ashley Graham, model and body activist, by unveiling a one-of-a-kind doll in her likeness. The doll was unveiled at the first-ever Glamour Women of the Year LIVE summit in Los Angeles. Graham was also named a 2016 Glamour Woman of the Year. Barbie is celebrating Graham for pushing boundaries within fashion, and for promoting a message of body positivity, self-acceptance and fe... »

Barbie Exhibition Musee des Arts decoratifs

Barbie Exhibition at Musee des Arts décoratifs, Paris

 Barbie Exhibition on from  March 10 – September 18, 2016 From the moment Barbie was introduced to the world, a fashion icon was born. Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has served as a model and muse to the most world renowned names in fashion and the arts. She provides the ultimate canvas for their imaginations, to identify and play out their dreams. Today, she continues to be at the center of pop ... »

#PFDF 2015 Saturday Luncheon

#PFDF 2015 Saturday Luncheon

For the first time in the 5 years that I have been to the Paris Fashion Doll Festival, I left the bar on the Superdoll Friday at a decent time and was therefore in fine form for the Saturday Luncheon. This year I was also on a ‘Sybarite Table’ with the access to Salon and Chalk White Sybarites that this affords. Thank you to Izzy and Catherine for letting me gaze at their beautiful dolls and for g... »

top 10 barbie doll quotes

Top 10 Cool Barbie Doll Quotes

Over the last 50 plus years since Barbie hit the scene there have been many column inches and copy written about her. However, it is often the off the cuff remarks that are the most revealing! Here is a selection of 10 Barbie Doll quotes about the world’s favourite fashion doll; all made by the famous and notable, including her creator Ruth Handler. “Of course [Barbie] is beautiful and glamorous, ... »

Only 2 days left to enter the Silkstone Barbie Giveaway on Doll Observers…

Time is running out to enter the Silkstone Barbie Giveaway over on our social networking site Doll Observers: Related articles Win a Palm Beach™ Swim Suit Silkstone Barbie Doll! ( »

Win a Palm Beach™ Swim Suit Silkstone Barbie® Doll!

Over on Doll Observers, the social networking site for doll lovers we have introduced a brand new loyalty scheme with fantastic prizes for our most loyal members! To help celebrate the Scheme’s launch we are currently running a Silkstone Barbie giveaway competition with a gorgeous Palm Beach Swimsuit Doll up for grabs! Click here for your chance to win a beautiful Silkstone Barbie!   »

Barbie becomes an architect

For more than 50 years, Barbie® has empowered girls to dream big and explore a world without limits. This year, Barbie® unveils I Can Be …TM Architect, encouraging a new generation of girls to pursue a career in architecture. To ensure Architect Barbie® captured the spirit and style of young architects, Barbie® designers consulted with two female members of the American Institute of Architec... »

Barbie loses out to Bratz this time around

The latest legal wrangle between MGA, makers of Bratz, and the ever litigious Mattel has thrown up a surprise twist. This time round Barbie has come out as the loser and owes the Bratz gals a payout of nearly 90 million dollars! The ongoing fight between the two companies over exactly who owns the copyright of the Bratz doll line has rolled on for several years with the previous court room ruling ... »