April 1, 2012

The Life of the Party!

Timeless elegance was on display when the sublime 2012 Barbie® Fashion Model Collection was unveiled at a chic fashion studio in West Hollywood!

Lucky guests were dazzled by Barbie dolls wearing impeccably crafted ensembles — Walking Suit, Afternoon Suit and an exuberant Party Dress — in a setting that evoked a 1950s fashion workshop! The retro vibe was a stroke of genius on the part of designer Robert Best, whose latest creations pay tribute to the exemplary craftsmanship of Europe’s leading 20th century fashion ateliers.

To commemorate the 12th anniversary of the BFMC®, the collection debuted at Studio P.H. 8442, a modern-day fashion space devoted to the art of transformation through fashion. For the BFMC installation, the studio featured a vintage atelier theme with luxurious accessories and Best’s gorgeous fashion illustrations serving as backdrops for the oh-so-sophisticated Silkstone® dolls!

The new collection emphasizes Barbie doll’s rich high-fashion history with beautiful fabrics and striking silhouettes. Walking Suit Barbie is a sleek vision in houndstooth and Afternoon Suit Barbie is a couture dream, dressed in a pink and black ensemble set off brilliantly with a wide-brimmed picture! Best combines classic couture with his own modern flair — Party Dress Barbie being a sterling example!

Delivering on the promise of the upbeat title, Party Dress Barbie is delirious fun yet doesn’t stray from the ultra-swank formality of the collection’s atelier theme. Resembling spun sugar, the foam-white dress features a décolleté bust that cinches at the waist and fans out into a full skirt. An intricate lace overskirt adorns the dress, complemented by a satin aquamarine sash and ribbon tie that match the cropped jacket. Head-to-toe glam means Barbie coordinates the ensemble with slinky pale-blue strappy heels and crisp white opera gloves!

Extra attention is paid to Barbie doll’s hair and make-up to heighten the dramatic effect of the period party dress. She wears a dusting of ice-blue shadow over her magnificent honey-hazel eyes and a hint of frosted rose on her lips for that extra dash of color. Accessories include faux-pearl drop earrings and a sparkling tiara over her upswept soft brown hair — a finishing touch perfect for a fashion queen!

Celebrate an incredible era of breathtaking fashion doll design from Robert Best and the BFMC line with a Barbie doll dressed for a fête! Order Party Dress Barbie and bring the party home!

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