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Thursday
Sep202012

Designers Auction $15,000 Pink Diamond Barbie

CharityBuzz(NEW YORK) -- Celebrity fashion designers Phillipe and David Blond have shrunken their clothing for a much smaller client: Barbie.  Known for their fun and glamorous approach to fashion, the team, known as The Blonds, have given Barbie a pink diamond touch you won’t see in toy stores.

Estimated to be worth $15,000 at auction, Barbie’s ensemble is inspired by a runway look from The Blonds’ 2008 show.  Bill Greening, principal designer at Mattel, worked with them to create the pink diamond doll that debuted this month at The Blonds Spring 2013 show.

Barbie’s dress and pumps, made of fuschia and rose gems, were “hand embellished by The Blonds themselves,” a company statement says.  Her look includes a faux fur coat, pink stud earrings and sparkling ring.  A collector’s item, the doll includes a display case and certificate of authenticity.

The auction is being conducted on the website Charitybuzz, and proceeds go to the MAC AIDS Fund organization.  At this writing, the highest bid was $4,250. Bidding ends on Tuesday at 3 p.m. EDT.

This isn’t the most expensive doll ever.  In 2010, a bidder won a doll wearing a diamond choker for $300,000.

If you love the doll but can’t afford its high price tag, BarbieCollector.com offers a similar version for $125, but it is currently back-ordered until December.

The Blonds clothing is meant for private clients and is not available in stores.  In addition to Barbie, Beyonce, Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry have all worn dresses created by the designers.

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Thursday
Jan052012

The Kardashians to Become Barbie's Newest Friends

David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Kardashian girls have often been accused of being plastic, but now it appears the snipes are coming true. In a Christmas tweet, Kim Kardashian cryptically said, “Merry Christmas Barbs! I‘m sure we’ll be seeing lots of each other [in 2012]. Shopping soon!”

Now, according to Us Weekly, the "Barbs" in question is the world famous Mattel doll Barbie.  It seems Kim and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe are to be featured as Barbie’s friends in a limited-edition line which will “reflect the girls’ measurements and may even come in Kardashian-designed outfits."

The dolls, unofficially referred to as “Dash Dolls,” have yet to be confirmed by the toy maker.

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