November 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 11
Project Runway Light Box Fashion Design Set by FASHION ANGELS
Girls use the light box with the fashion films and sketch sheets to start drawing some of the 100+ clothing and accessory combinations. They can use the design guide for inspiration to find theiir inner diva and start sketching their own designer wardrobe. "This light box sketch kit is a huge draw for any girl. They can start their sketches out on the right path by tracing the outlines of the clothing. Plus, the design guide in this kit is amazing — it has easy to follow instructions, ideas, and tips on how to make their designs look like a professional drew them," Sarah Koth, PR Manager, Fashion Angels Enterprises, told TDmonthly. Launch date: April 2010. ( Watch Video) 3/10/2010 (MSRP: $31.99; Age: 8 and Up)
Barbie Collector Gold Label Christian Louboutin Anemone Barbie Doll by MATTEL INC.
Anemone Barbie by Christian Louboutin is the third doll in the series designed by the renowned footwear designer. Barbie has wavy red hair and wears a stunning lime green gown with a purple bow attached as an elegant train. Red-soled lavender shoes and a glittery bracelet complete her red carpet look. More shoes are included with Louboutin's signature red dustbags and boxes. 6/18/2010 (MSRP: $149.99; Age: 6 and Up)
Barbie Collector Mad Men Collection Betty Draper Doll by MATTEL INC.
This stylish Barbie Collector doll embodies the 1960s chic of the award-winning television series Mad Men. Betty Draper wears a floral party dress, accessorized with a faux pearl necklace, matching pumps and a clutch containing a powder compact, lipstick and a comb. 7/5/2010 (MSRP: $74.99; Age: 6 and Up)
Steiff Karl Lagerfeld Teddy Bear by STEIFF NORTH AMERICA
This 15.7" Steiff Teddy bear is a likeness of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. Both the bear and his clothes were designed in Lagerfeld's Paris studio, where the materials were individually selected. The Lagerfeld Bear wears a black ltalian wool jacket, a white poplin shirt with standing collar and trompe l'oeil buttonholes, and jeans featuring a design from the K Karl Lagerfeld collection. His outfit is completed by boots, glasses, a black silk cravat and a real leather belt adorned with Swarovski crystal "KL" initials. 6/24/2010 (MSRP: $1499.99; Age: 3 and Up)
Shailie™ Starter by STYLE PAIGE LLC
It's the kit that gets you going (ages 6+) The Shailie™ Starter includes one life size pink and white polka dot dress form, a must for any aspiring fashion designer. The Starter also includes the Base top and skirt so you can easily attach and detach all of your Shailie™ dress pieces and accessories, a Starter dress - in 9 pieces, and a Shailie™ Closet for storage. ( Watch Video) 8/19/2009 (Age: 6 and Up)
Harumika Designer Dress Form Set by BANDAI AMERICA INC.
Aspiring fashion designers can test their skills with this no-sew kit that includes two dress forms, stamped art, fabrics, fashion accessories and a stylus tool to lock the designs in place. ( Watch Video) 12/2/2009
The SoHo Dress by TONNER DOLL COMPANY
This asymmetrical cocktail dress with swirls of organza blossoms was "designed" by fashion doll, Tyler Wentworth. 10/12/2010 (MSRP: $69.99; Age: 14 and Up)
Michelle Obama Poseable Doll by ASHTON-DRAKE COLLECTIBLES
Completely handcrafted of vinyl and meticulously hand-painted for lifelike details, this fashion doll features 14 points of articulation, so she can be posed in many ways. Her glittering black gown is inspired by the dress Mrs. Obama wore as she greeted guests to the Governor's Ball Simulated pearl necklace, ring and earrings and hair pin add the perfect finishing touch. Plus, this First Lady Michelle Obama doll includes a free collector's card revealing fascinating details about her dress. 10/12/2010 (MSRP: $129.99; Age: 12 and Up)
Harumika Mannequin by BANDAI AMERICA INC.
The 12” mannequin-style fashion doll has tucking features in both arms and legs to create pants, jackets, sweaters and more with the included exclusive fabric swatches, accessories, fashion stickers and rhinestone sheet. 10/12/2010 (MSRP: $19.95; Age: 6 to 12)
Bella Swan by TONNER DOLL COMPANY
From Summit Entertainment's hit film "Twilight" comes Tonner's Bella Swan, sculpted in the likeness of the film’s character (as portrayed by Kristen Stewart). This TONNER CHARACTER FIGURE™ is approximately 15” tall and includes 15 points of articulation (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, bust line, waist, hips, knees and ankles). She has hand-painted features and rooted saran hair. Bella comes dressed straight from the movie in a tank top under an embroidered peasant top, boot-cut corduroys, socks, shoes with working laces, and a detailed jacket. Launch date: March 2009.
— In a Summer 2011 survey Lucille Island, owner of Doll World and Surroundings in Columbus, Ga., said that Tonner dolls were among her best-sellers. 4/28/2009 (MSRP: $139.99; Age: 14 and Up)
Edward Cullen by TONNER DOLL COMPANY
Sculpted in the likeness of the "Twilight" film’s character, Edward Cullen (as portrayed by Robert Pattinson), this TONNER CHARACTER FIGURE™ is approximately 17” tall and includes 14 points of articulation (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, chest, hips, knees and ankles). He has hand-painted features and rooted saran hair. Edward comes dressed straight from the movie in a T-shirt, jeans, socks, shoes with working laces, and a tailored coat. Launch date: March 2009. 4/28/2009 (MSRP: $139.99; Age: 14 and Up)