No no no I haven’t

No, to be honest I haven’t forgotten to post anything but in the last weeks. I hardly found anything. Sometimes it is like this… for a while you find every week a new item you want and in other weeks nothing, nothing and nothing. I recently had nothing weeks. This week I can show you something new from my collection. Wanted the Barbie for a long time and finally found her at a reasonanble price. As far as I found out she was a TRU Times Square exclusive.

Toys R Us Times Square Barbie

Palmers Barbie – A Sparkly Glamour in Austrian Lingerie

Palmers, an Austrian lingerie company known for its exclusive lingerie collections, once ventured into the world of Barbie dolls. In the late 1990s, they released a series of Barbie dolls adorned with their luxurious lingerie. Today, we will take a closer look at one particular doll from the year 2000, featuring a stunning silver and sparkly glamour.

Palmers, renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail, brought their expertise to the world of Barbie dolls. This collaboration resulted in a collection that seamlessly blended the elegance of Palmers lingerie with the timeless charm of Barbie.

The Palmers Barbie doll from 2000 captures the essence of sophistication and glamour. Dressed in a mesmerizing silver lingerie set, this doll exudes an aura of luxury and style. The intricate detailing and shimmering fabrics used in the lingerie create a truly captivating ensemble.

Palmers Millennium Barbie in silver underwear with a kind of go go boots

The doll’s lingerie set is exquisitely designed, featuring delicate lace patterns and intricate embellishments. The silver color adds a touch of elegance and highlights the doll’s inherent beauty. The sparkles on the lingerie further enhance the doll’s overall allure, exuding a sense of enchantment and glamour.

The Barbie doll you see here is a testament to the brand’s commitment to providing exclusive and high-quality lingerie. This collaboration between Palmers and Barbie showcases the harmonious blend of fashion and fantasy, creating a unique collector’s item that stands out in the world of dolls.

Palmers Millennium Barbie (close up), blonde Barbie doll with hip length hair in a ponytail, pink lips and shining blue eyes

Not only is this Barbie doll a visual delight, but it also serves as a reminder of the evolution of fashion and the influence lingerie has on women’s confidence and self-expression. Palmers, with its rich heritage and expertise in lingerie, brings a touch of sophistication and elegance to the Barbie world.

Whether you are a collector, a fashion enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of Barbie dolls, the Palmers Barbie from 2000 is a must-have addition to any collection. Its silver and sparkly glamour, combined with the exclusivity of Palmers lingerie, make it a true treasure.

In conclusion, the Palmers Barbie from 2000 is a stunning representation of the collaboration between a renowned Austrian lingerie company and the iconic Barbie brand. Its silver and sparkly glamour encapsulate the essence of Palmers’ exclusive lingerie, making it a timeless collector’s item that celebrates the beauty of fashion and self-expression.

The company still exists today if you want to have a closer look at their collection, here you can.

Byron Lars – the first dolls

Today I gonna open my treasure chest again. What may be inside ? It’s the first series that Byron Lars made for Mattel in the late 1990’s. I must tell you that before this series no Afro-American Barbie doll was released in Europe.  I think it’s because the percentage of Afro-Americans living here. The percentage is very low and there was no reason why  no ethnic dolls were back then on the German market.  Few collectors, who had relatives in the US, were able to get them. In times before Internet was used as a source to buy dolls, getting AA Barbie dolls was hard. Now we also have books in which we can look them up.

The situation changed when the first Barbie dolls by Byron Lars were available.  From this series I own Cinnabar Sensation (CC version, only doll available in AA version and CC  version), Plum Royale and Indigo Obessession.  In my collection In the Limelight Barbie is missing but I didn’t really like her.

Indigo Obession Barbie

Indigo Obessesion (close up)

Indigo Obession

Plum Royale (close up)

Plum Royale

Cinnabar Sensation (close up)

Cinnabar Sensation

Here comes the bride!!!!

Before I gonna start this article I admit I love to collect Barbie doll brides. I don’t know how much brides I have in my collection at the moment but I have lots of brides. I think they look perfect. Every doll is unique but has its very own style. Today I gonna introduce a small but nice series called the Bridal Collection. This series contains three dolls.

Bridal Collection

I think the series started in 2000 and ended in 2002. The one on the left was deboxed for several years but I had to put her in her box again when I moved three years ago. Somehow the she reminds me of Julia Roberts in “Runaway Bride”. The dress is very similar and it’s very overhanging but you can’t see this when the doll was never removed from its box.

Milennium Wedding

The second one was the last one missing in my collection. I think I got her in 2008.  The design is very interesting although I’m personally not the biggest fan of romantic wedding dresses but I think it’s suitable for Barbie.

Romantic Wedding

The third and last one somehow reminds me of the wedding dress that Queen Maxima from the Netherlands wore at her wedding. Maybe it’s because of the train? Sophisticated Wedding

Anyway, I like the design of this dress too because it’s different from the others. I wish the series would have contained more than 3 dolls.