Bidding for the dolls has begun, and proceeds from the auctions going to the Project Angel Food charity. The bids have reached several thousand dollars each. (Yowza!)
The Perry dolls wears her infamous cupcake dress, featuring dozens of hand-painted cupcake dresses. Minaj likewise wears an iconic gown. Both dolls include their life-size doppelgangers' colorful hair in addition to plenty of glitter and sparkle.
While some people may need to Google Pantone to learn what the company is and why Barbie might be dressed in its color swatches, I think this dolls ultimately is very fun. The gown is inspired by Barbie's signature pink color, and even the soles of the shoes match.
I love the "leather" bodice of the dress mixed with the skirt of color chips. It reminds me a bit of that credit card dress worn to the Oscars in the 90s. Remember?
This is my favorite doll from the Spring 2012 collection. She's so perfectly Barbie!
Kudos to Mattel for creating Shoe Obsession Barbie. The wit and whimsy of this doll can't be beat. (Certainly not with any sell-out, product-tie-in crap. I'm looking at you, Dancing With The Stars collection.)
Shoe obsession Barbie wears a white tulle bubble dress that includes a number of yellow, purple, black and pink shoes incorporated into the skirt. Even her necklace features three kick-ass shoes. Fish nets, a studded waist on the skirt and awesome boots complete the look. Mattel paired a fun ponytail hairstyle with the dress.
I collect Barbie dolls. It's a hobby most of my friends find perplexing. I haven't yet found anyone in my social circle who shares my love of the 11.5-inch plastic fashion queen — so I decided to branch out.
In blogging about Barbie, I hope to find and communicate with other collectors like me.