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 giving permission to share pictures.
This year the was no special guest from Mattel, such as Robert Best and Linda Kyaw, as in previous years. However, there was a rep from Mattel France present who was thrust on stage to say a few words. There were also no big reveals or video presentations other than two advertising the upcoming Italian Fashion Doll Conventions in Milan and Rome.
There was the traditional fancy dress fashion show which is always entertaining. My favourite contestant was Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, but everyone made a huge effort. In the free-for-all to take pics at the end, I completely missed out on who won!
After the fashion show, it was time for the convention doll to be unveiled. Well, I say unveiled in the loosest of terms, as we found out what the doll would be about two weeks before and it was also the same as the Japanese convention doll. However, it was fun to see the young lady come onto the stage dressed as the convention doll and do a routine to Liza Minelli’s ‘Cabaret’. Her tap was rather spot on too!
So here is the doll I received: ‘Spotlight on Broadway’. For those that have asked – she is articulated above the waist but here legs are of the rigid model muse variety. After the presentation of the convention doll, it was time to divvy out the table gifts and the centrepiece doll. I was lucky number 5 at the table and won the centrepiece doll – a The Look Red Carpet Blue Jumpsuit Barbie!
So here are some more snaps from the event (including me with Miss B.) To see more be sure the check out the DollObservers.com Facebook Page.
So what do you think? Where you there too? Do share your thoughts in the comments sections below.