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Happy Easter

Posted by helen on April 17, 2017

Happy Easter, but we did not go on an Egg-Hunt.

My Barbie actually has a half dozen Easter bunnies, but I could not find a single one of them when I needed them,   so these ducks (or geese) stand in:

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Yellow Roses…

Posted by helen on April 5, 2017

This rose dress was wore by Kim Novak in Film “Phffft”, she played a small part  in the film. her role in this movie probably has been forgotten, but the picture of this Rose Dress often pops up on internet, there are thousands of Pins on Pinterests.

Barbie enjoys to own the style:

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Happy April

Posted by helen on April 1, 2017

Barbie goes “Mod”, the iconic YSL Mondrian dress is perfect for her:

 

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Cosmos Couture

Posted by helen on March 26, 2017

Although yesterday was “Earth Day”, we went far beyond the Earth & reached the Sun, Moon & Mars…..

Red Moon or Blue Moon? The Planetary Dreamer is ready to explore the universe.

I purchased this Cosmos Fabric online without knowing the scale of the Pattern. The pattern is too big for a little Doll, I overlaid with a piece of black Mesh that has small Gold Star design. it changed the look dramatically.

Back of the dress:

As 2016 Barbie Convention Approach, I will be making a few more space themed dresses for Barbie. I plan to custom-design fabrics for Barbie when I have the fund

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The Lucky Clover & Sweet Tea

Posted by helen on March 18, 2017

Steffie was a lucky Irish  yesterday:

Today she & Barbie  met for a cup of Sweet Tea:

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A little new face –Claudette

Posted by helen on March 15, 2017

This doll arrived on Barbie’s Birthday ( or National Barbie Day), March 9th. She is a gift from a friend.

She quickly adopted some New York Attitude –her look tells you she would be the one who quarrels with the cashiers at supermarket or passengers on the bus if they move too slow.

she is the Happy Holidays 2016 AA Barbie doll,  although she does not look very happy.

She has a new face mold “Claudette”  that I wanted but didn’t have, so she is my very first “Claudette”. She may be not suitable as  a “Happy Holidays” doll, but she makes a cool Runway model.

She had glue inside her head. Mattel made a little progress on the glue heads: the glues are now water based, not oil based, so you will see less seepage, is this change good enough for you? as I told the story before, Mattel will not throw away the new auto hair-rooting machines,  glue must be used.   I hate any types of glues in the dolls heads,  this doll is now glue-free, I removed it.

 

 

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Happy March!

Posted by helen on March 1, 2017

Winter has come to the end, Spring is just around the Corner.  Happy March!

I have not bought any dolls after the new year began  although there are a few new releases such as  Natalia Vodianova , Quinceanera ,  Totally Hair, etc.  I have no interests in them, the only doll I may buy is the new silkstone “Tweed Suit”. as I like her red hair.  hope her price is $50 not $75.

 

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Little Black Dress “Pinch of Platinum”

Posted by helen on February 18, 2017

Pinch of Platinum now is a high-priced doll on eBay. not sure about the doll’s face, but I have always liked the dress. I thought it would be fun to have a Black Version to go with the White.

The Dress took some extra efforts to make due to the delicacies of the fabrics and extra layers of linings.

Black Vs. White:

 

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted by helen on February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day, but,
who, now, is the happiest one of all?
Settfie! — The flirtatious girl won all the hearts.

who can say No to this pretty face?

Happy Valentine’s Day to All!

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Rooster, the Booster –Happy Chinese New Year

Posted by helen on January 28, 2017

7.6 Billion people celebrate Lunar New year today. don’t miss the fun!

It is a  Chinese Tradition that Children wear something New on the New Year’s Day. So I have to find my Barbie girl the best gown for the Occasion:

Chinese New Year Barbie

Who wore it better? Barbie Vs Fan BingBing (at 2011 Cannes Film Festival)

Red Moon Silkstone Barbie

The original dress was  hand-embroidered, it took 70 workers and 4 months to finish. After Fan’s red carpet appearances, the dress was auctioned off for about  USD $150K (RMB 1 Million)  in 2012 to support her Charity Projects. The white Crane, floral and bamboo design symbolize Peace, longevity & all the human virtues

Happy Lunar New Year –Kids are always the happiest. NYC public Schools are closed today.

Its very fortunate we live in a world that celebrates culture differences. Barbie has been a terrific world Culture Ambassador.

 

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