Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Year of Haute Couture - December

Well friends, the year of haute couture has come to a close with our final doll of the year. If you are just tuning in to the blog, welcome! Last Christmas I got a calendar full of Barbie fashions from the master designer of Barbie Haute Couture, Robert Best!

If you would like to catch up on all the posts through the year, just click on each of these links and it will take you right to the page.


Here is our lovely December Haute Couture doll.

December - Trend Setter Barbie Doll


Hot Hot Hot!! What a dress!

The chandelier earrings, the plunging neckline, the gloves. Amazing December dress!

To me, green seems to be more of an "elegance" color while red screams "look at me." But this dress pairs elegance with dazzling color perfect for the holiday party. Ken will be the envy of all the dudes at the party with Barbie wearing this dress!

The fun of this series has been seeing how the drawings match up to the real doll. I present to you...



I cannot find this doll anywhere. Does anyone know if it was made either into a doll or just a fashion? I can't imagine this beautiful dress not being made. Boo!

So I will present to you another red dress by Robert Best! Here is "Go Red For Women" Barbie. 


An excerpt from the Barbie Collector website:

"Barbie® doll goes red for women everywhere, and so can you! The American Heart Association will receive $100,000 from Mattel in support of its Go Red For Women movement. The nationwide Go Red For Women campaign spreads awareness of the fight against heart disease, the #1 killer of women in America, and celebrates the passion and power of women to make better choices for happy, healthy hearts. Because of this movement, the color red and the red dress have come to symbolize the ability all women have to improve their hearts and live stronger, longer lives.
Designed by Robert Best, Go Red For Women Barbie® doll shows solidarity and support for this vibrant movement in an appropriately red dress, inviting women of all ages and walks of life to Go Red — in style!"

This doll was released in June of 2007 and is no longer available from Mattel. She was priced at less than $30.

So inexpensive for such a pretty doll and dress! I love the mermaid style skirt. So elegant. :) And the star on the bodice adds a beautiful sparkly touch.

So friends, what do you think of either Trend Setter and Go Red For Women Barbie dolls? 

Well thank you all for this fun series! I had a great time researching all of these fun and gorgeous Haute Couture fashions. Maybe I'll get another calendar and get to do another fun series. We shall see what Christmas brings for me!

If you want to review another fun series I did, click on December of 2012 in the blogger list to the right. You will see the 25 days of Barbie posts. Each day features a different holiday doll, all from my personal collection. Enjoy!


Jogos da barbie said...

Gostei muito deste artigo sobre a barbie. Parabéns e obrigada pelas informações.

Forestminuet said...

Thank you very much! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Andrea said...

Actually I like both of the red evening dresses, but Trendsetter looks more classy in it's simplicity.