By Matt Stevens
Who doesn’t dream of taking a fabulous vacation, full of adventure, intrigue, and whirlwind romance? This idea of the ultimate bon voyage inspired designer Robert Best while expanding the “Atelier” theme for the 2013 Barbie® Fashion Model Collection.
Nothing signals the end of winter and the launch of a new season better than a fashion catalog! As a collector, I always look forward to the Barbie® Collector Spring issue, and I was pleasantly surprised this year by an all-new page-turner!
This is the time of year when I start fantasizing about lounging about somewhere tropical, preferably poolside! Some sunblock and a pitcher of lemonade and I’m good to go! I imagine Barbie® is also due for some serious R & R — it’s definitely vacay time, especially after her exciting 2012 presidential campaign. All she has to do is pick the perfect paradise.
Barbie Collector’s new White Diamonds Elizabeth Taylor Silkstone® doll, dazzling in her white dress, reminds me of working with the actress during the summer of ‘86. I was a production coordinator for Liberty Weekend, a four-day celebration of the restoration and centenary of the Statue of Liberty.
I have a favorite childhood memory from my days at The English School of Vienna, where the British staff would, as a daily custom, serve afternoon tea in lieu of lunch. Different from high tea, afternoon tea consists of a light meal served outdoors, preferably in a garden setting. While developing an appreciation for this tasty meal break, I made another discovery — Barbie® doll also enjoys sipping tea in the afternoon!
She was a legend in her own time, and sparked a legacy that continues to affect the lives of millions. How do you capture the essence of Elizabeth Taylor – actress, businesswoman, activist – in creations like Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Doll and Elizabeth Taylor Violet Eyes Doll?
In honor of their release, the Elizabeth Taylor Trust shared their thoughts about Miss Taylor, the dolls, and her lasting cultural and humanitarian impact.
By Matt Stevens
I first heard about the Twilight novels from a close friend’s daughter, and I must say, her giddy enthusiasm was contagious! Based on her glowing review and curious about this growing phenomenon, I picked up Twilight at an airport bookstore and sank my teeth (sorry) into the story during my cross-country flight. By the time I landed, I was hooked. Like so many fans, I was in the Twilight zone.
As new Barbie™ holiday ornaments debut and continue a cherished tradition, blogger Matt Stevens reflects on his family’s own decorating delights…
By Tara Zucker
My heart skips a beat when I see him walking up to my door. I can’t control myself—I start to imagine various scenarios and all the joys that await. I conveniently forget any past failures, gripped with a certainty that this time everything will be perfect.
Kitty Corner™ Francie® Doll epitomizes a teenage girl’s devotion to fashion and fun as she prepares for a fab slumber party! When you’re hosting a sleepover, success lies in the details, including a change of clothes, pizza with everyone’s fave toppings, and a late-night double feature. Luckily, eternal hipster Francie will make sure her get-together will keep you entertained all night long.
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