Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Feeling Kicky

Poppy Parker is feeling kicky! And Dolldom celebrates her fresh look with an exclusive portfolio of the perky platinum blonde in a classic houndstooth skirt with black turtleneck sweater and a sexy black patent knee-high boots!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Day Number One

Dolldom celebrates the new decade commemorating the past - 1959 to be exact- year of the introduction of the vinyl blonde bombshell, the Barbie doll. And on this first day of the year 2020, two beautiful evocations of the alluring style of the Number One Barbie doll grace our virtual pages.

Several readers asked for comparison photos of the two most recent reinterpretations of the iconic doll: Mattel's 75th Anniversary Silkstone Barbie doll and 2009's My Favorite Barbie from 1959. Here they are delighting us with their mysterious gazes!

This exclusive portfolio is meant to illustrate the differences as well as the similarities. What it is not meant to elicit is a comparison of superiority as any choice made would be based on subjectivity and as such would be the product of the eye of the beholder.

For Dolldom, both reiterations of the Number One Barbie doll represent the vision of Ruth Handler, one that combined with - we assume- serendipitous occurrences yielded a doll with white irises, heavy black eyeliner, arched eyebrows, deep red lips, curly bangs with ponytail and a silhouette made to compliment the couture of the times.

Our wish is that you enjoy the photos in peace, health, and a sense of childlike wonder!

Best of best for the new decade!

Note: My Favorite Barbie 1959 from 2009 was restyled by Bobby Taylor of Pink Bubbles Doll Spa. We thank him again for sharing his talent with Dolldom.