The annual One-of-a-Kind Barbie auction for Divine Design, Project Angel Food’s fundraising event has now gone life and it is bigger and better than ever. Last year I was lusting over the divine Janet Jackson doll and this year I wish I had lots of money to bid on the fabulous Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj Barbie dolls, both have an estimated value of $15,000. Well I can dream!!!!
Both auctions run until December 19, but be ready to spend a lot as Katy’s doll-size replica inspired by her California Gurls video, is already up to $1,750. But come on how amazing is it. I love it just for the gorgeous couture cupcake skirt, which features 70 hand-painted mini cakes, a candy-coloured glitter-kissed bodice and fishnet stockings dotted with shimmering Swarovski crystals. Seriously good enough to eat!!!
The Katy Perry doll also comes with her own too-sweet-to-eat waffle-cone stage complete with swirly pops, ice cream mountains and cotton candy clouds. However, no sign of Snoop Dogg!!!!
The Nicki Minaj Barbie doll pays homage to her Pink Friday album cover, which she kind of looks like a Barbie doll – minus the arms!!! Well now the doll-loving rapper has been made into a 11 ½” fashion doll sporting a complete replica of the gorgeous tulle gown and pink booties that she worn on the cover.
Of course, this couldn’t be Minajesty without her Barbie bling necklace and cotton-candy pink hair. Everything about her style has been recreated by doll-tastic designer Stephen Sumner, from her hand-rooted eye lashes to the tattoo on Nicki’s left arm, he even hand-placed each crystal accent on her jewellery.
“It’s just a one of a kind, limited edition for charity, and so I never thought Mattel would even pay attention to me,” Minaj said on the red carpet at Billboard’s Women in Music event in NYC yesterday. “For me this is a very major moment, because it just shows that you can come from nothing and still be a force in the main world, a business woman, and hopefully a mogul one day.”
If you want Nicki though dig deep for charity as it is already up to $1,355!!!
If you can afford to bid, do, as all the money goes to the amazing Project Angel Food charity, which provides meals for men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Maybe I need to start saving now for next year’s auction!!!