|2018 National Barbie Convention Dolls 'On the Avenue,' designed by Carlyle Nuera, are dressed in their extra fashion and presentation fashion.|
These dolls are gorgeous! I love that the Curvy Collector Barbie body, which is articulated, was used for the 2018 National Barbie Convention Dolls. Those lips on the African American doll are everything!
|Close-up of 2018 National Barbie Convention Dolls|
Along with his additional photos, here's what Carlyle wrote:
Presenting ‘On The Avenue’ Barbie, the 2018 National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention Doll! A few firsts for a Convention Doll; the first Curvy Convention Doll, the first Fashion gift set convention doll and the first convention doll designed by me!
|The AA is shown in her presentation fashion, wearing her extra ensemble, and after mixing and matching both.|
When I was designing the convention doll and knew that the theme was ‘On The Avenue’, my mind went to the Fashion Avenue line from the 90s, what I played with as a kid. I wanted to design a doll that allowed for one of Barbie’s earliest and purest play patterns; fashion play!
|The redhead is shown in her presentation fashion, wearing her extra ensemble, and after mixing and matching both.|
Dressing your Barbie, mixing & matching pieces, styling her to create a lewk. On The Avenue Barbie comes with silver earrings, a pastel organza top that ties in the front with long tails, a shimmering champagne organza ball gown skirt with architectural draping, a black sparkly knit bodysuit (perfect for #Beyoncé #SingleLadies lewks 👯♀️), a knee length skirt with layers of silver foiled pewter mesh and silver lamé, a pair of black t-strap heels and a pair of cream strappy heels! I also want to always be forward thinking in my design approach.
|Side-by-side images of the 2018 National Barbie Convention Dolls: On the Avenue Barbie|
I wanted this Barbie to be a Collector example of how inclusive Barbie is now in terms of body type, so I designed her to use the Curvy Collector body that I first designed for Madam LaVinia Barbie. And you already knowww I love unusual face sculpts, so I used the Selma & Daria sculpts painted with side glancing eyes (#shemysterious 😜) and a beauty mark. Hope you all love her and have fun playing!
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