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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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Think Big, Shop Small

Posted by helen on November 26, 2016

Happy Small Business Saturday!

Honestly, I only buy groceries from small stores, everything else is from big stores b/c big chain stores offer unbeatable prices.  I  bought a little wool dress from a local boutique store for $120 plus tax, then, I found the similar dress was sold for $39.99 at T.J. Maxx and tax free (clothing under $110 is tax free) .

Many of my neighborhood stores have gone out of business.   the “space for rent” signs are everywhere.  A new gift shop opened a few blocks away from my apartment building early this month, I doubt this store would have a chance to survive.  why? b/c of its poor merchandising.  These little porcelain figurines and plush animals are just not in big demand,  online stores offer more choices and low prices… Rent is very expensive here…..

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Happy September!

Posted by helen on September 1, 2016

I have not posted Desktop Calendar for quite some time,  here comes Miss September…

the hottest doll of the Month, Barbie Loves Charlotte Olympia. (size 1680×1050 pixels)

 

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Spring Stroll

Posted by helen on March 31, 2016

Taking a stroll in a fine spring afternoon….

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Happy April!

Posted by helen on April 1, 2015

I guess BarbieCollector.com does not have the sense of humor as Amazon.com does.  did you visit Amazon today?

But, if you are not totally broke after the cold & long March, BarbieCollector wishes you order a sweet pie that’s so perfect for April Fools’ Day this is not a hoax, check her out:
http://www.barbiecollector.com/shop/doll/cherry-pie-picnic-barbie-doll-cgt29

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Sweet Deals

Posted by helen on February 13, 2015

I said I have not purchased any new dolls  recently, but I just bought 6 of them from BarbieCollector.com as soon as its Valentine’s Day Sales began

http://www.barbiecollector.com/collectors/sweet-dolls-and-styles-20

Ironically,  I received the Payment Declined Notice from Barbie Collector within 5 minutes after I placed order.  Then I remembered my CC company canceled that card but Issued a new one 2 weeks ago,   this is what the Credit Card Company has to say:

We are sending you a new MasterCard that will replace your card ending in XXXX,  This is a precaution we are taking to help protect your funds in light of an account review that indicates you made a purchase at a retailer that has recently announced a data compromise.  Please note that we are not affiliated with this retailer and do not have specific evidence that your account has been compromised. This is an extra layer of security to help you avoid any potential risks.

I wish I were told which Retail it was.   Target? Kmart? Walmart? Amazon?  Best Buy? or  even BC? it leaves me wonder.   perhaps it was just a computer system glitch, then the CC company sent out thousands of new cards…

Anyway, I had to Call BarbieCollector, so I can save my order and the $20 BFC member reward. Okay, no more doll orders until another “20% off” sales in the 2nd quarter.

Happy Friday, the 13th, Everyone! lol

 

 

 

 

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Throwback Thursday –Calendar Girl

Posted by helen on January 22, 2015

I made the doll pictured below  in Sept. 2010.  The Sketch was featured in 2011 BMFC Calendar.  I think I should make a doll out of Barbie Calendar each month, would it be fun?

of course, not every sketch can be turned into a beautiful doll. some sketches only look good as sketches

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Make a Cake with Barbie…

Posted by helen on December 31, 2014

I woke up to this eMail from a Friend who wishes me a Happy New Year… I thought I’d share with you, just in case you like to bake cakes, this is quite inspirational

Sorry, I had to steal some “bandwith”. lol if the pictures don’t show up, here is the link to its original site:

http://dasouji.com/archives/8310

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Happy Cyber Monday!

Posted by helen on December 1, 2014

I think my online shopping for this year is done. but I wish you all a very happy Cyber Monday, especially if you have a updated operating system, I wish you “Smooth Sailing” on http://www.barbiecollector.com/promo/email/CYBRMON

I have had all the problems others encountered on this site. “cant log into the shop account” “cant post on its Bulletin Board” “cant view online Catalog” “cant add items to the shopping cart” “cant post pictures” “cant copy & paste”…. but I wasted some “precious time” and have everything worked out myself, not only I can log into my account, I can log into yours, too. lol

Not so long ago  I read this article:

http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/19/mattel-pulls-sexist-barbie-book-i-can-be-a-computer-engineer-off-amazon/

Barbie can not be a computer engineer as she can’t do the simple coding, she had to call her male friends for help…..  To save her face and protect her “I can be everything everyone” image, Amazon pulled off the “I can be a computer Engineer” and Mattel apologizes for underestimating other young women

The truth is always hard to take. Barbie Can not be everything, her website BarbieCollector.com  clearly proved that Barbie is incompetent.

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Fall Festival

Posted by helen on September 28, 2014

Thanks to our  Chamber of Commerce, there are always fun events in the neighborhood. Today “Fall Festival” took place. Barbie & Ken Joined us…

The Couple received  a lot of compliments. “she is chic, he is gorgeous…”  My neighbors are very Fashionable & knowledgeable,  “Is he Karl Lagerfeld?” 2 laidies asked.  they got it right!

I purchased the “choupette” miniature Cat at last year’s street fair,  I was trying to find another today. but I didnt have the luck! then,  I felt someone was calling me from behind “hello, hello”, I turned back,  a lady ran to me, she wanted to take a close look at my dolls. she  is also a Barbie Collector and told me how her coworkers threw her a “Barbie themed” Birthday Party, she was happy like a little child! lol   –I have said many times that Travel dolls are “conversation starters”.  Whenever I bring my dolls with me, someone will strike up a conversation. The Last time when I was at Farley Post Office , a police offier saw my doll and said “My sister is a Barbie Collector”.

okay, some photos:

Barbie & Ken Leaving their “Dreamhouse” for the Fall Festival

Believe or not, this Ken doll can stand alone without a  stand, you just need to balance him a little bit. of course, make sure he wears flat shoes.

Ken had a bad hair day, the wind blew up his hair like crazy.

our neighborhood is very peaceful, although its quite populated.


Lots people on the street, you are never alone.

once I traveled to a small city and walked alone on a street in its downtown area,   I walked down about 10 blocks and didnt see a single soul on the street, I got  nervous, it was very unusual for me.  I am so used to seeing big crowds around me.

Barbie probably loves Crowds, Ken maybe hates them.  just  look the expressions on his face:

Shopping for SunGlasses

New York & Company (I have some cheap shirts bear its label)

Barbie probably wont buy a dress from Street Vendors. but we never know:

Barbie: “Check out Sephora?”

Ken:  “No!”

“Come on, just one quick look!”

“Ann Taylor loft” –it used to be a Disney Store,  but its gone,  thanks that Ann taylor Moved in. I do not like to see more “Space for Rent” signs.

I like Ann Taylor

Time to go home:

Home Again

 

 

 

 

 

 

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