Saturday, October 10, 2015

Revisiting My Collection: Project Runway My Scene Barbie

Posted by thedollcafe at Saturday, October 10, 2015 2 comments
My Scene Project Runway Barbie (2006) is one of the most beautiful and most colorful My Scene dolls. Her outfit is based on the winning design from Project Runway Season Two's "Design an Outfit for Barbie Challenge."  The winner of the challenge, Nick Verreos, was honored by having his winning design marketed and sold as a My Scene Barbie exclusively at Toys R Us.

If you take a look at the picture of the model next to the Project Runway Barbie, you will see that the production doll is very similar to the model's outfit that Nick designed.  The headband even features the fun flower accent.  The sleek vibrant green halter part of the dress is well made and the flowing multi-colored skirt is layered in a style reminiscent of the Copacabana era.  Barbie even has adorable Gladiator type sandals in the same green color as the halter to compliment her look.

When this doll came out she was a Toys r Us Exclusive and proved very hard to find. I remember calling Toys r Us to see if they were out yet.  When I saw her IRL (in real life) I was shocked at how gorgeous she was.  The boxes that Barbies came in in those days the "cake box" made it easy to lift off the box and take better close-up pictures.  Since I got a new camera last year I've been going back and taking better pictures of my dolls.  I have posted a few more of the Project Runway My Scene Barbie on Flickr.  I hope you enjoy them.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Barbie Fashion Week Report: Barbie by Pat McGrath

Posted by thedollcafe at Monday, October 05, 2015 2 comments
Barbie has been enjoying Fashion Week for the last few weeks.  Have you been following her Instagram posts?  In addition to jetting off to New York, London and Milan, Paris is Barbie's latest Fashion Week stop.  While in Paris, Barbie received an amazing set of make-up looks by Pat McGrath.  Pat McGrath MBE is a British make-up artist. She has been called the most influential make-up artist in the world by Vogue magazine.  You can see more of her colorful looks on her Facebook page.  The dolls featured are Barbie Fashionistas from the current wave.  I'm not sure about the base doll for the first picture below but her styling is impeccable.  The first Barbie has cat-eyes bedecked with gold glitter and Swarovski crystals reminiscent of McGrath’s recent facial jewelry creations at Givenchy. The second doll is the favorite LA Girl Fashionista Barbie with a geometric palette of primary colors transforming Barbie into the McGrath's ID Magazine look for Jessica Stam in 2004; The third look features blunt bangs paired with pigment-dense teal eyeshadow transport Barbie to last Fall’s Atelier Versace show.The last look features dramatic brows, a septum ring, and jeweled lips in a punk-inspired look McGrath applied behind the scenes at the 2013 Met Gala.  
Barbie continues to blow away the press with her amazing looks, why not have a super amazing makeup stylist to solidify her runway style? I'm loving these collaborations with artists and Barbie, as always the possibilities are endless.  These bold looks are amazing.... don't you agree?

Enjoy the following looks posted on Pat's Instagram and the Barbie Style Instagram.

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