Gigi Hadid gets her own Barbie doll - and we want her too!

The latest celebrity - and a top model nonetheless - to get her likeness made as a Barbie doll is none other than the beautiful Gigi Hadid. Both the official Barbie Instagram account as well as the model herself posted a photo of the new doll, to advertise the second collection Gigi is presenting for Tommy Hilfiger. 

There was a selfie of course:

The doll looks a lot like the real thing and I'd love it if she became available to buy. Please Mattel, make it happen! I am sure Gigi would love it too! More images from the Barbie Instagram below:

There's a Cindy Crawford Barbie doll and it is not for sale

Instagram is the medium of the moment for lots of celebrities and professionals alike: it's so much easier to share a photo of something you're doing or your newest creation than writing about it or staging an elaborate presentation. Especially if it can reach thousands of people in an instant. It is not surprising then that it has become the social arena of choice for fashion people. most notably stylists and models. Cindy Crawford is one of the original 90s supermodels that is active on the platform. Just the other day she posted a photo of a Barbie made to look like her:

Since there was nothing published about the doll from Mattel, I did a little on-line search and came up with the goods: the doll is an OOAK creation, It was presented to Cindy way back in 2003 at the CAAF (Children Affected By AIDS Foundation) benefit in Santa Monica, California. The doll is dressed in a Roberto Cavalli gown, the same one Cindy was wearing during the event.

I don't know what made Cindy remember the doll after all this time and post it again (in the text accompanying the instagram post she mentions loving Barbies as a child), but it sure made me wish for a series of dolls in the likeness of supermodels from that era: Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz etc. They would be the ultimate fashion dolls. One can only hope. And it doesn't have to be Mattel making them. Looking at you Integrity Toys.

Top photo courtesy of Cindy Crawford (Instagram), middle and bottom photos from Daily Mail/Wireimage

Carmen Dell'Orefice as a fashion doll by Tonner Doll

Carmen Dell'Orefice is a famous fashion model, with the longest career in the industry - she keeps modelling still, 82 years old, since her first Vogue cover at age 15. Tonner Doll had long ago announced they would be making a doll in her likeness and they debuted it as a centrepiece at their 2014 Tonner Con. The model was there for the unveiling. 

The doll is wearing a luxury knit dress with a fur-trimmed jacket. She has a brand new body,named Chic Body: it’s a variation of the Antoinette body, with broader shoulders and a fuller bust. The doll also features a white rooted mane and painted blue eyes, and is highly limited, with an edition size of just 200 pieces.

The doll looks great, although I do think they took a safe route with her. I would prefer a more fashion-oriented Carmen, with her amazing wild silver mane and style in full swing. This looks tame in comparison to her usual editorial/advertising appearances.

The likeness is amazing though. If I had this doll, I would restyle the hair to make it more glamorous. She deserves it. Let's see some photos from the presentation:

 Below are some gorgeous photos of the real Carmen. All doll photos are courtesy of Tonner Doll and Ernesto Padro - Campos. Convention photos from Tonner Doll Facebook page.

ASnd of course a great version would be one with hair styled like Carmen was by the talented Thanos Samaras for Vogue Italia.

Think Pink - Sunny Harnet ready for the red carpet

One of the most memorable musical numbers in the Funny Face film is "Think Pink". If you remember, a year ago, Integrity Toys release a series of seven dolls inspired from the film and its costumes, as part of their Paramount license. So it was only natural that one outfit at least from the Think Pink sequence would be selected. Well, actually there are two, a pink suit and an evening gown. Here, as a tribute to the Oscar cermony that takes place tonight, we focus on the latter, in a recen photo shoot I did.

The doll is evoking the model Sunny Harnett who appears in the film along more famous models Suzy Parker and Dovima (who has a speaking role). Sunny appears with many outfits in the sequence but most notably the outfit shown here. This look is composed of a pink satin two-piece gown with a transformable pink faux fur peplum that turns into a cape, as shown in the film. Pink opera length gloves (the usual oven mitt variety), bright pink satin shoes and a jewellery set (clear bauble necklace and rhinestone stud earrings) complete the outfit. 

The 12" fully articulated vinyl doll has rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes and sports the FR: Monogram body (with Victoire Roux legs) and the Imogen head sculpt.She does reming me of Sunny Harnett a lot and the gown is a faithful representation of the one shown in the film. She looks ready to pick up an Oscar! The last close-up of her shows her necklace backwards, it was a mistake but I liked the photo so here it goes.

Jason Wu and Christy Turlington - that's one doll I'd love to see

Jason Wu picked my all-time favourite model and muse, Christy Turlington - Burns to be the model of his Autumn/Winter 2013 ad campaign. Continuing a theme from last season, where he had fellow supermodel Stephanie Seymour photographed at La Grenouille, this time around Jason has Christy posing in Mr.Chow. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and art directed by Patrick Li, the images will launch in the fall editions of Love, Tank, Self Service and The Gentlewoman. Now Mr. Wu, please please please make a doll in Christy's likeness and I will be a very very very happy man. And yes, the dresses shown would look lovely on that doll too.