Saturday, April 16, 2016

Basic Black

A black dress and Barbie. Two classics enjoy a revisit.

Paris Fashion Doll Festival "Classic Black Dress Barbie" changes into a number designed by Bill Greening for the Barbie Basics line.

The one shouldered number is nothing but dramatic.

Therefore, regular issue "Classic Black Dress" Barbie opts for a silk satin version by Vince Nowell.

A perky bejeweled bow accentuates a pretty mouth.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

In a Parallel Universe

Two women. One suit. Two planets. One suit. Two different attitudes. One suit.

Julian Kalinowski's Séverine doll is a chameleon. Called the doll of the five hundred different faces, the same sculpt is nothing but a different personality in the able hands of Mr. Kalinowski. To demonstrate the point, Dolldom has chosen two very different Séverine dolls and asked them to model the same suit- a black wonder by British designer Tania Lawrence.

In their unique environments but in the same suit, the women in the photos make us entertain the thought that we are right now doing and wearing the exact same thing, but in another planet, in another galaxy, in some unreachable labyrinth of the universe. The same and yet different. The same and yet so inexorably apart.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Check the Day

Tartan and checks! For long, these have been fashion staples most often seen in men's suiting and shirting. Today, checks are part of a woman's repertoire.

The Barbie doll (in her 2016 "Classic Black Dress" Fashion Model Collection iteration) illustrates how to make checks work all day - from a full day of reporting to a cocktail party fundraiser. Ukranian designer Olgaomi created two perfect dresses that evoke the Barbie doll's iconic wardrobe using bright interpretations of the traditional prints: one a full circle classic, the other a seductive bubble skirted halter sensation. With her coquettish ponytail and retro-inspired eyeliner, Barbie is timelessly fashionable.

For more on Olgaomi's designs for Barbie, Poppy Parker, FR, and other dolls, visit her boutique.