Friday, April 3, 2009

50th Barbie Anniversary-New York Fashion Week Fall 2009

Every girl has a dream, and today it was all about Barbie's dream. It is a rare treat when 50 of the top fashion Vivienne Tam Barbie 50thand accessory designers in the world have the opportunity to showcase their signature styles in one runway show. That was happened in Bryant Park on Valentine's Day at New York Fashion Week Fall 2009 collections as part of an extravaganza celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Triana Turk Barbie 50thBarbie doll. Fifty of the top designers such as Catherine Malandrino, Michael Kors, Vivienne Tam and Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang agreed to make a special dress for this special occasion and the show was like no other! Real-size Barbie dolls (or models if you wish) walked the runway in looks inspired by Barbies of the past, present and future.

The tents were swarming with people who wanted to peek at the the sparkly pink doll's runway show. It's not every fashion show you get to watch the designer watch their garment walk by them on the runway. That was only one of the many fun things about the Barbie runway show. Opening with a techno-Barbie soCalvin Klein Barbie 50thng with the legendary Aqua’s Barbie Girl. The show, divided into three sections – first, Barbie through the decades; second, Barbie reality; and third, future Barbie.

This was a feel-good fashion frenzy to remind us all that getting dressed is supposed to be fun.

Kimora Lee Simmons Barbie 50th

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Barbie Dolls : Barbie Doll ID (III)

Barbie dolls Miss America

1972 Walk Lively Miss America

Barbie dolls with brunette medium length hair with end curls, made from the Steffie head mold, walking construction, rooted eyelashes, evening dress of gold lame bodice with white nylon skirt, silver lace crown, red cape with ermine trim, Miss America sash, shoes, bouquet.

There was another variation of Miss America in 1973 which was a bendable leg twist waist doll, brunette quick curl hair, same outfit as 1972 Miss America. This Barbie doll was produced in 1974 with blonde quick curl hair also. Made in Taiwan

Barbie Malibu Christie

1973 Malibu Christie

1973 Made in Taiwan

1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 Made in Korea, some in Philippines

Long straight black hair parted in center, painted eyelashes, brown eyes, twist waist, bendable knees, one piece swimsuit in red or yellow.

Sweet 16 Barbie doll1974 Sweet 16 Barbie

1974, 1975, blonde shag hairdo, twist waist, bendable legs, painted eyelashes, long pink & white pin dotted dress, shoes, accessories. Made in Taiwan

Free moving PJ barbie doll

1975 Free Moving PJ

Long blonde hair parted in center & tied into pigtails with green ribbons, brown eyes, painted eyelashes, tab in back torso to allow free moving, bendable legs, one piece white & green playsuit with long green print skirt, tennis shoes, sporting equipment. Made in Taiwan

Anyone wishing more detailed information on a particular doll should refer to the following books available in most book stores: Barbie Dolls and Collectibles, By Sibyl Dewein and Joan Ashabraner or The Ultimate Barbie Doll Book, by Marcie Melillo.

For more information about Barbie dolls Identification you can find in