Barbie dolls are not just for little girls to play with. More and more they are becoming Fashion Barbie Dolls and a highly collectible, high dollar hobby. They are almost irresistible with their perfect figures, loads of accessories and constant smiles. Not too long ago the most you could collect from the Barbie doll line was special editions or maybe the holiday Barbie. Now though, everyone from Christian Louboutin, Bob Mackie, Byron Lars Fennell to David’s Bridal just to mention a few have Barbie dolls out they have designed. Bob Mackie was one of the earliest designers to lend his name and design to a Barbie doll.
Barbie dolls have come a long way from their original counterparts to the high fashion, high end dolls of today. They range in price from a basic swim suit attired doll for five dollars all the way to the Grace Kelly Wedding edition dollar for one hundred seventy five dollars. The newest issue doll is the Countess Dracula doll from Bob Mackie. This is truly a beautiful doll. The dolls fire engine red hair is fitted with a headpiece of red and black and purple that shapes a heart. The dolls eyelashes are so long they come out from the side of her face. The detail is amazing, all the way from her fanged ruby red lips down to her jewel encrusted purple and red shoes.
Christian Louboutin has designed a beautiful Barbie named Anemone. The doll has basic makeup and beautiful auburn hair. The doll is outfitted in a shimmering lime green floor length dress with a swathe of purple out from the side. It has a simple white bow at the middle breast and a shiny wrist piece. The doll that Byron Lars Fennell designed has a unique urban look to it. The dolls outfit is a mix of plaids and patterns all tied in with a grey flannel over coat with large pleats on the end. The doll has a red plaid cap and deep mocha lips.
If designers are not your interest there are plenty of other genres Barbie dolls have ventured in to. There are dolls for your favorite country singers like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw or Reba McEntire. Earlier Barbie dolls had one standard appearance and the clothes were the only thing that resembled what the doll was immitating. But not anymore, the people whom the dolls are made after really have an input and the likeness to the person is evident. The Reba McEntire doll is a striking mini version of the country diva herself.
You can also get a Barbie doll from your favorite movie or television show. There are Mad Men barbie dolls, James Bond vixen dolls and even dolls from the twilight movies, if you loved the show Dynasty you can own a doll for either of the rivals from the show.. There are retro dolls from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. You can own a doll just like the one you had when you were a child. The only limit to Barbie doll collection is your budget and storage room.