Tag: Barbie

Princess of the World Barbie Dolls: The Design Illustrations

Once upon a time I worked as a doll designer at Mattel. In the Barbie Collector group I came up with an idea for a collection of historical dolls to refresh the old folkloric Dolls of the World line. The Princess of the World Barbie Dolls were the result. I spent several wonderful years researching historical fashion from around the globe for my designs. Each doll started with a…

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Doll News: June 2016 Edition

Photo Credits: From left to right, Tree Change Dolls, Toy News International, Sydney Rose. This June saw a number of new doll releases from Mattel and other toy companies, but the big doll news this month is the change in how we play with dolls. Dolls were originally made for children, and this is still true, but more and more adults enjoy…

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Doll News: May 2016 Edition

From left to right Shibakuku Girls, Misty Copeland Barbie, Queen of Africa Doll and Wonder Crew. Misty Copeland Barbie burst on the scene in the beginning of May 2016. I thought Mattel's collectible doll might be the main story in doll news this month, but after a week-long flurry in the press the clamor subsided and the narrative started to change. This month was…

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