Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Barbiestyle on Instagram

PHOTO FROM BARBIECOLLECTOR.COM


Barbie joined Instagram today and she already has over 5000 followers! I've been on it for six months and still can't figure out how to post pictures on it but I'm sure Barbie has her own "team" working on it for her. Her pictures and fashion advice  are so cute and sassy, would we expect anything less? Here is the link to her page if you want to check her out  http://instagram.com/barbiestyle.

And if you want to follow me on instagram, my user name is pattiannny.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri Barbie

My entry in the Arts and Craft competition in the NY State Fair. Finally got her done at the last minute, worked up until 2 pm today and she had to be in by 4 pm, hey I always work best with a looming deadline over my head. Don't look to close because my sewing skills on this dress was lacking, but I entered the doll and not the sewing competition so hope they just judge on the over all look and forgive the construction. I had no pattern to work with, so I took apart the gown from the Jennifer Lopez doll and traced it. Hope I can do a better job putting it back together.

 Nina is from Syracuse, my hometown and where the fair is located, so that is why I chose to do a doll of her. Of course she is beautiful, so who wouldn't want a Barbie of her?

 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Project

I've been working on a sewing project for the summer as I am going to  enter a couple sewn doll dresses in competition in the NY State Fair.  I actually have a little theme, I'm doing a replica of two gowns worn by the reigning Miss America, Nina Davuluri, who happens to be from my home town of Syracuse and represented Syracuse and New York State in the pageants before winning Miss America.

Here are the dresses:




Here is what I've done so far:


I used the Katrina Kaif doll and gave her a little make-over and an updo. When I turn in everything, the parade dress will be on the dress form and the yellow dress will be on the doll and her hair will be down and I'll add a banner, crown, and sceptre.  This competition is not a big money prize at all but I'm just hoping to walk away with one of those cool blue ribbons you always see people get in fairs!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

5th Anniversary of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett passing

It's all over the news today remembering the passing of two iconic 70s/80s legends who also ironically passed on the same day, 5 years ago.  Farrah's passing was not unexpected because it had been reported, she had been battling cancer for a few years. Michael's passing,of course, had such earthquake like aftershocks world wide not seen since the death of the likes of Elvis or John Lennon.  Ryan O'Neal was heard to say on an interview he felt Michael's passing on the same day as Farrah "upstaged" her.
 Oh well, that's show business for ya, even in death



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dolls with an Asian flair!

Two new dolls that I just had to have cause they're both so beautiful! One I had to order from a toy store straight from Bangladesh, India called RC Toys for 81.00 shipped (no worries, they have a facebook presence and a joy to work with). The other, after resisting ordering her off of ebay for 150.00, she turned up at barbiecollector.com for 39.00 last week and I just got her over the weekend.

First up is Fan BingBing, and a bried bio from wikipedia says Fan is a Chinese actress, singer and television producer. She was born in Qingdao but was raised in Yantai. She graduated from Shanghai Xie Jin Film and Television Art College and Shanghai Theatre Academy. She is also in the current X-Men movie Days of Future Past.








My next doll is Katrina Kaif and she was in the movie Dhoom3 and this is what the character the doll represents. Here is what her bio says: 
Katrina Kaif is a British Indian film actress and model. She is primarily known for her work in Bollywood films, though has also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films.



 If you ask me if I have a favorite, hands down it's the Katrina Kaif doll, I just think she is so gorgeous. She really reminds me of Miss America, Nina Davaluri, who happens to be from my city and was Miss Syracuse before she became Miss New York and then Miss America. I think I am going to restyle her as Nina that is going to be my summer project. What do you think?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Winner!

We have a winner of my Hunger Games Katniss Doll Giveaway and it's....

     Celina Sherman!  I'll be sending you an email shortly and congrats!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Incoming! New dolls

New dolls have appeared in the Barbie Collector shop these past few days and I ordered five dolls that I love.  Along with a Valentine's Day sale of 20% off and free shipping for orders over 75.00,  I was able to budget for some dolls I normally couldn't get.  Plus my 20.00 quarterly reward for belonging to the club kicked in.

First up is:
The Wizard of Oz Fantasy Glamour Wicked Witch of the West Doll designed by Linda Kyaw
Price $100.00, Release date   2/13/14 but she is on back order until 3/29/14.
Next doll is:
Zuhair Murad Barbie® Doll designed by Linda Kyaw
Price is $ 75.00, Release date is 2/13/14 also on back order until 4/19/14
Third doll I purchased:
Fiorella Barbie Doll designed by Robert Best
Price is $50.00, Release date is 2/13/14 back order is 3/1/14
Fourth and  Fifth were:
Divergent Four Doll &  Divergent Tris Doll designed by Bill Ggreening
Price $24.95 each Release date 2/13/14, back order 3/1/14

 There were other new dolls in the shop that I didn't order like a Bob Mackie doll, some other WOZ dolls, SIS dolls, It's a Girl Barbie Doll, you can take a look at here Barbiecollector.com