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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... »

DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards Winners Announcement

The DollObservers.com Fashion Doll Awards 2017: Winners Announcement

DollObservers.com is pleased to announce that our 2017 Fashion Doll Awards Winners have been chosen. Over the last month, and after our members made their nominations, the Fashion Doll Community has been voting in their hundreds. These awards represent the very best of the dolls, designers, artists, retailers and bloggers and more over the last year. This year we also have a special new award, the... »

Rome Fashion Doll Convention 2016

Rome Fashion Doll Convention 2016

This weekend saw the Rome Fashion Doll Convention 2016 take place in – if you couldn’t guess already – Rome. The theme for this Year was ‘FASHIONABLE’. There was not one, but two, exclusive dolls. The first was a Robert Best designed, articulated Silkstone Classic Black Dress variation. This time a strawberry blonde doll with the same outfit as the Paris exclusive. Ne... »

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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... »

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Salamanca: Marcelo Jacob Earns his Stripes

Talented designer Marcelo Jacob has just announced his latest creation, Salamanca, which plays homage to the famous black and white stripes of the original Barbie doll. In Marcelo’s own words: “I love the classics, and the Iconic Barbie Zebra Swimsuit will always inspire me. I’ve been looking for black and white stripes in many different materials and the Salamanca fabric came fr... »

Misty Copeland Doll Ballet Barbie Doll

Barbie Launches Misty Copeland Doll

Barbie Continues the Brand’s Legacy of Honoring Female Heroes Barbie® is honoring Misty Copeland by unveiling a doll in her likeness to continue to show girls they can be anything.  Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), has been a role model to girls throughout her career. The doll is part of the Barbie Sheroes program, honoring fema... »

Oscar de la Renta Barbie Doll

Barbie Unveils Oscar de la Renta Doll

Barbie® partners with Oscar de la Renta to launch the Oscar de la Renta Barbie® doll, just in time for wedding season. This bridal doll is the perfect gift for the stylish bride-to-be. As a fashion icon, Barbie continues to be a muse to fashion’s top designers. Oscar de la Renta was famously the first to design for the doll back in 1985, and again in 1998. Once again, in 2016, Oscar de la Renta ca... »

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... »