Yahoo! Style and Mattel celebrate New York Fashion Week with a Barbie photo shoot

So Yahoo! has a style magazine. I did not know - who did? Well, obviously Mattel (or more accurately their BarbieStyle instagram account), as they collaborated with them to produce a Barbie photo shoot to celebrate New York Fashion Week. Using the new Barbie bodies (curvy, petite and tall) along with the classic one, the photographer shoots six looks from designers Rick Owens, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Jeremy Scott, and Sonia Rykiel and their Spring 2016 collections. Check them out below along with the original outfits from the runways. 

Original Barbie wears a look from Rick Owens’s spring 2016 collection

Yannis Vlamos / for Vogue Runway

Original Barbie dresses in Balmain Spring-Summer 2016

Photo: Monica Feudi / for Vogue Runway

Curvy Barbie wears a look from Marc Jacobs’s Spring 2016 collection - using curvy Barbie here references Beth Ditto's appearance on the Jacobs runway show

Photo: Gianni Pucci / for Vogue Runway

Tall Barbie wears a look from Sonia Rykiel’s spring 2016 collection

Photo: Kim Weston Arnold / for Vogue Runway

Petite Barbie wears a look from Jeremy Scott’s spring 2016 collection

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / for Vogue Runway

Original Barbie wears a look from Stella McCartney’s spring 2016 collection

Photo: Kim WestonArnold / for Vogue Runway

Doll photos courtesy of Mattel/BarbieStyle/Yahoo Style

Never Ordinary Eden and Lilith - the third official W Club exclusive!

This year the W Club offerings are a bit later than usual - it seems most of the dolls will be arriving before or after the year's end holidays. The third club offering is a collector's favourite and a chance for all members to get the infamous twins: Eden and Lilith. Not seeing them on the long-awaited Nu Face line up this year made everyone anxious - no more!

Item # 82060
Never Ordinary
Lilith and Eden™ Dressed Duo-Doll Gift Set
The Nu.Face™ Collection
2015 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA 
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Late Q1/Early Q2, 2016
Regular W Club Price: $225.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.
Special W Club 10th Anniversary Price: $199.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.
*Deposit of $25.00 due immediately at pre-order, balance of $174.00 + shipping and handling (and tax for Maryland residents) due approximately late Q1/early Q2, 2016.

Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpts: Lilith and Eden
Body Type: Nu. Face 2.0
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Colors: Pale Blond with Platinum Streak (Eden) and Raven with Brunette Streak (Lilith)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied

Lilith and Eden are 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion dolls with new, duo-toned fully rooted hairstyles. Lilith comes dressed in sleek form fitted matte jersey pants and a purple satin top with black lace overlay, covered by an intricately constructed faux-leather jacket with corset seaming. She completes her look with a faux suede tote, faux leather high-heeled sandals and the introduction of a brand new set of jewellery debuting here in this set for the first time. Eden wears a pink organza cocktail dress with a contrasting black lace overlay and piping detail under a boiled wool look blazer. She comes complete with accessories that she can share with her sister: a panelled clutch, ankle booties with chain detail and a gold collar necklace with contrasting black epoxy inset detailing. Each doll comes with her own Nu.Face branded doll stand. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.

As with every doll that has an intricate hairstyle, there is of course the obligatory notice from Integrity about tampering with it:

Please note that while the ponytails may be taken down, the swirl updo has been styled to look exactly the way it does by our hairstylists and we cannot guarantee that this portion of the hairstyle will look good if taken down. Please be aware that taking this new hairstyle apart (should you decide to do so) will be done at your own risk and will void the warranty on the doll's head.

The W club member can pre-order the doll by placing a deposit until the 19th of October, one set per membership. I bet this will be a very popular set - and why not? The price is good, the dolls look great and the sculpt is one of the most popular.

I like the dolls and outfits and love the accessories. I am a bit sceptical about the hairstyle - it looks modern this season but will date a lot in six months time.

Here are the accessories - best part of the set:

The W Club sleuths dug up in no time the inspiration behind the set. The outfits are from Balmain Resort 2016:

The hand bag is Stella McCartney's Falabella:

And the hairstyle is apparently this one - Stephane Rolland Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 Couture:

Pictures of prototype dolls are shown; final production colours and textures may vary slightly.All photos of dolls and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2015 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission.