Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 6: Gorgeous Gold - 1994 Happy Holidays Barbie

A new doll, a new year. Back in 1994 the internet was still a thing of the future so no cheating to see what the new holiday doll would be. I mentioned in previous posts that it was so much fun to see what new idea Mattel would come up with for a dress. Last year was poinsettia. This year they took another plant that reminds us of Christmas: holly!


Holly and gold AND fur? Yes please! Great idea Mattel! I dare you to find one person who doesn't like the white fur on these holiday dolls. I bet you'd be hard pressed to find one. Everything about this dress is so Christmas. lovelovelove. So excited about this doll! I think I love her more now than when I got her.

Check out that headband! It's so perfect.


The gold lame fabric is regal and elegant. So perfect. And I love the backdrop of holly. Compared to all the dresses so far, this is the one that screams perfect holiday. I love the poinsettia dress from last year but this one takes the cake I think!


The back of her box reads: Barbie celebrates the holidays in style with a glorious gown of gold and faux fur!


Look at this! Who doesn't love this dress? SO pretty!

See you tomorrow!


Andrea said...

She is absolutely beautiful.

Somehow Mattel managed to make the gowns of the Holiday Barbies more beautiful with each new edition. The first one had a simple dress, and from then on it kept getting better and better.

Oh yes, the white fur is the cream topping in this perfect Holiday mix.

Forestminuet said...

Yes! You have the right idea about the white fur!

I wonder how they gain new ideas for gowns. Sometimes the gowns don't reflect the times per se. Like the 1989 dress would be beautiful today as it was then and not really out of style. Do gowns really ever go out of style though? :)

Andrea said...

Depends on the gown, I guess. There are gowns, that show the fashion sense of the period they are from. But a really great design is timeless. Just think of the incredible gorgeous dresses Christian Dior created.

Forestminuet said...

OH yes, the Christian Dior dresses. And the Bob Mackie dresses too!