Fashion and science fiction capture my imagination because of their projections of the future. The fashion world depends on it, with designers displaying tomorrow’s looks on runways before the designs are mass-produced. Likewise, science fiction offers a peek at fantastical worlds of the future, and tantalizing marketing campaigns for sci-fi movies often get me hooked — especially to check out the fashions!
The Spring 2012 Barbie® Collector line included a breath of fresh air with the newly minted Dolls of the World® Collection. China and Ireland were represented in nods to popular entries in the remarkable 30-year history of the collection. Australia made a long-awaited return, and Argentina was represented for the first time.
As the dolls in the 2012 Barbie Fashion Model Collection continue to be revealed throughout the year, one thing has become very clear. Principal designer Robert Best is making a significant fashion statement that goes beyond simply dressing the world’s most remarkable doll!
Mattel is now accepting applications for the 2012 Collector Advisory Panel (CAP). Since its inception in 1997, the Collector Advisory Panel has provided a special opportunity for open communication with the collecting community and our dedicated Barbie® Collector team here at Mattel headquarters.
Stardoll®, the most popular online fashion and gaming community for girls, just got real! Partnering with Barbie®, avatars from the site have been transformed into actual dolls, dressed in outfits inspired by some of the site's most popular stores.
Leather banquettes! Deluxe cabins! Leg room! Best of all, iconic stewardess uniforms! Flipping through a magazine on a recent — cramped — red-eye from NY to LA, I came across an ad for Pan Am, the new drama about flight attendants onboard the famous luxury aircraft in the 1960s.