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  1. There’s a buzz in the air, and it’s time to celebrate! On March 9th, 2009 Barbie® doll celebrates fifty fabulous years of fun, fashion, and dolls. And the best news is you’re invited to join in the festivities. To mark the occasion Mattel is excited to introduce Barbie® Style (http://barbiestyl… Read More

  2. Much like a grand Hollywood production, the making of a Barbie® doll requires plenty of work behind the scenes. From fabric design to face painting and everything in between, dozens of talented folks work together to bring the final, gorgeous products to life. Enter Heide Waldorf, a senior designer … Read More

  3. Barbie: We’ve already had quite a year together! From the runway at New York Fashion Week to my Malibu Dream House birthday party to our recent work together on the gorgeous Barbie Doll® As Heidi Klum – it’s been a doll-lightful time. Tell me, what’s been your favorite Barbie experience so far? … Read More

  4. It's got everything you could ask for in a story. Danger. Forbidden passion. Compelling characters. Locales both familiar and exotic. And vampires! That's right, vampires. If you haven't heard of the Twilight Saga by now, get ready - this pop culture sensation is poised to reach stellar new hei… Read More

  5. 'Barbie® by Stefano Canturi'

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    To coincide with the launch of the Barbie® Basics™ Collection in Australia, Mattel has engaged internationally celebrated jewelry designer Stefano Canturi to create a world first, the rarest and most expensive Barbie ever made! Valued at over $AUD600,000 and featuring a rare Australian pink diamon… Read More

  6. Barbie™: The Fashion Experience

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    Lights. Camera. FASHION! The world’s most popular doll is also everyone’s favorite fashionista, inspiring young designers and professionals alike to create the fashions of their dreams. All ages will enjoy this hands-on exhibit in which you can take your designs from the workroom to the runway, go b… Read More

  7. Earlier this year when I asked for all my favorite dolls to help choose my next career, I was overwhelmed by the incredible support I received!  My two new careers, Computer Engineer and News Anchor, have been added onto my growing resume.  I know I am one lucky doll to have had the opportunity t… Read More

  8. I was super excited to arrive in Sydney last Sunday to help launch the new range of Barbie Basics as part of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week! As soon as I landed I picked up an issue of Grazia Magazine that had the most adorable Barbie Basics fashion spread. You can see all the behind the scenes a… Read More

  9. Front row at the Ginger & Smart show was my first foray into Australian Fashion Week. Loved the nude leather mini dress and glazed organza trench coat. Some great LBDs – so Barbie Basics, so on trend! The full show can be seen here. Kirstie Clements, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Australia, kindly i… Read More

  10. The Jayson Brunsdon show was so beautiful, so elegant, so lady-like, so Barbie. Jayson's muse is Audrey Hepburn, a great lady who I think Barbie definitely looks to for inspiration. I think that Jayson's refined glamour would work very well for Miss B. Take a look at these... and then the whole co… Read More

  11. I’m fabulously thrilled that Robert was able to share his stories and pictures from Rosemount Australian Fashion Week! My favorite part about Robert’s trip?  Definitely that extravagant Stefano Canturi look unveiled at the Barbie Basics launch party - it’s absolutely doll-ightful! Rare Australi… Read More

  12. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Dolls of the World® Collection with this virtual tour of the Ellis Island exhibit on display between June 16-August 15. Discover your favorite Barbie® dolls from around the world, learn about your own heritage, and get the inside scoop on the brand new Dolls of … Read More

  13. “From the start, this collection has always represented how Barbie® doll is transformed by the power of fashion – whether the subject is a 40s siren singing in a cabaret or a model on the streets of Paris.” – Robert Best Just 10 short years ago, Mattel designer Robert Best conceived a BIG idea. … Read More

  14. When Mad Men Met Barbie®

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    Get a behind the scenes look at how Mad Men and Barbie® teamed up to create 4 extraordinary Barbie® and Ken® dolls. Includes interviews with doll designer Robert Best and Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant. Read More

  15. Whew, I’m finally back from my cross-country trip for my newest project, Video Girl! I stopped by four cities – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City – to shoot some fab footage at my fave spots. I met up with some a-mazing dolls who found me through my Twitter clues and Foursquare… Read More

  16. Want the inside scoop on the early days of Barbie? Wondering what it was like to be the first doll designer with your name on Barbie? This serving of design dish is hot, hot, hot! Our interview subject? The fab Carol Spencer. Click here to get your doll dish, now with a side of sass!   Read More

  17. On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, Mattel threw a surprise book launch party for designer Robert Best to commemorate the launch of 10 Years: Barbie Fashion Model Collection Book. In attendance were many of the key players who helped bring the Barbie® Fashion Model Collection to life a decade ago, and w… Read More

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