Tag Archive: Doll

Nov 15 2013

Doll Loving: Barbie Gets A Christmas Makeover

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You know by now how I love Barbie‘s fashion makeovers, I was so giddy about her transformation by London Fashion Week designers that I bought two, I couldn’t order the Coach Barbie quick enough, and it took me a year but I finally got all three Christian Louboutin beauties for my collection. Well now I am lusting over these five one-off Barbie dolls who have undergone a Christmas makeover by London milliner Stephen Jones.

The hat maker has not only created fabulous headwear for Barbie, but full on Christmas-inspired couture looks from the velvet ‘Santa Baby’ mini dress to a red carpet worthy sparkly gown for ‘Snow Globe’ Barbie, as well as a fishtail frock adorned with holly for ‘Happy Holly’ Barbie, a ‘Christmas Tree’ look, and ‘Toffee Ice’ Barbie – a sexy Rudolph on ice!!!

“Barbie is the most fabulous private client. She came into the salon for her Christmas morning hat and left with five glamorous outfits! Barbie and I have the same design vision; we love tradition, but have an eye for the future, ” Stephen Jones

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I am kind obsessed by them all – I actually can’t decide on my favourite. ‘Toffee Ice’ looks adorable and sexy in her antlers, red nose and faux fur outfit, while ‘Snow Globe’ Barbie is red carpet ready in her gown with the quirky addition of the snow globe headgear.

If I had to get just one though I think it would have to be between ‘Christmas Tree’ Barbie who actually lights up and ‘Happy Holly’, which is also Stephen Jones’ favourite, as it is just so exquisite constructed.

Happy Holly Barbie - “This is my personal favourite, using the contrast of soft velvet and spiky holly leaves. Barbie also has her very own pet Robin to give her a Christmas peck,” Stephen Jones.

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The exclusive Barbies by Stephen Jones are available at Selfridges from November 15, priced at £250 each.

Oct 10 2013

Barbie Loving: The Hunger Games Catching Fire Dolls – Including Katniss & Effie

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It isn’t long now until The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits cinemas, I have even started rereading the trilogy to prepare, and Barbie has done a followed up to the amazing Katniss doll from the first film, with the leading lady being joined by Peeta, Effie and Finnick wearing costumes from Catching Fire.

Of course I’m excited to be adding another Katniss doll, the first one sits pride and place in my office next to Bella from Twilight, but as they didn’t go for one of Jennifer Lawrence‘s characters more flamboyant looks from the film – like her wedding dress - the one I most want to add to my collection is Effie Trinket.

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As you would expect Effie is one striking Barbie doll, wearing a metallic blue dress accented with black feather sleeves and gold detailing around the collar and waist – it is a complete replica of one of her extravagant Capitol fashions worn in the film. I love that the bold design also captures her signature hair style, striking make-up and finishes off the look with OTT shoes and glitzy tights. For $24.95 she is a real bargain.Barbie hunger games effie Barbie Loving: The Hunger Games Catching Fire Dolls   Including Katniss & Effie %tag Barbie hunger games effie  Barbie Loving: The Hunger Games Catching Fire Dolls   Including Katniss & Effie %tagBarbie hunger games katniss Barbie Loving: The Hunger Games Catching Fire Dolls   Including Katniss & Effie %tag

The Catching Fire Katniss doll is great, but just doesn’t have the wow factor of Effie as it is too similar to the first doll. Once again she is carrying her bow and wearing her hair in a side-braid, the only difference is the leather jacket has been replaced with her fitted black bodysuit with knee and elbow pads that she enters the arena of the Quarter Quell in.

As well as the two favourite female characters, Barbie has also moulded Peeta and Finnick into dolls, with both wearing their Tributes outfits for the 75th Annual Hunger Games. Peeta’s of course matches Katniss in black, while Finnick carries his signature trident.

What do you think of the new The Hunger Games dolls? Are you happy that they included Effie this time?

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Dec 04 2012

Christmas Gift Guide: For The Barbie In All Of Us

For my second Christmas Gift Guide I have dedicated it to all things a Barbie lover would love to unwrap on Christmas day – of course a Barbie is present, a few doll-inspired pieces, and lots of pink!!!

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1. Lulu Guinness Doll Face Purse, £55 – I am a huge fan of the Doll Face series by Lulu Guinness and this coin purse is perfection.

2.  Holiday Barbie Collector Doll 2012, £39.99 – each year Barbie releases a new Barbie for the festive season and this Christmas she is a vision in red.

3. Charlotte Olympia Baboushka embroidered leather clutch, £375 – inspired by traditional Russian dolls this is a fun-yet-chic addition to any bag collection.

4. Karl Lagerfeld For Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, £20 – for great doll-like lashes and a cute ‘mon shu girl’ charm.

5. O.P.I Lovely Lips & Tips, £13.50 – this Princesses Rule shimmering pink nail polish is perfect for Barbie lovers and it comes with a matching lipgloss.

6. Ice-Watch Pink, £71.25 – this watch is the perfect Barbie pink shade.

7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Lips Print Laptop Case, £65 – this girlie laptop case is perfect for any sized doll!!!

So doll lovers will you be asking for any of these gifts this Christmas?

**Beauty addicts check back to yesterday’s Christmas Gift Guide to add to your wishlist!!**

Aug 19 2010

Doll Loving: Jason Wu For Bergdorf Goodman

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Pic: via Bergdorf Goodman - photographed by Jayme Thornton for Jason Wu

OK now I know I mention my desire to live in America, and Jason Wu has added another reason to my ever-growing list, as he has created a limited edition doll dress from his resort collection for Bergdorf Goodman.

Designed exclusively to celebrate Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out it is worth $150 and the best of it is Jason is signing them on September 10 in New York. Wishing that something spectacular like this will be on offer in London *fingers crossed*.

Jealous much…me…never!!!! Not only is this a great doll but I also want that jacket.

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Pic: via Bergdorf Goodman - photographed by Jayme Thornton for Jason Wu

Check out this blog from the New York retailer for more piccies of the stunning doll.

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