|“The Evolution of Barbie” #TheDollEvolves.
The Barbie collector in me is really excited that Mattel finally has decided to step up to the plate and do what consumers have been requesting for such a long time. Now the business woman in me also knows that Mattel had no other choice to appease their customer base. Their sales have been decreasing since 2012 and Mattel losing their Disney license to their biggest rival Hasbro also hasn’t helped. Yet I am hopeful that Mattel will be able to find their way back to the top if they continue to listen to their customers.
I am myself just bought the Fan Bingbing collector Doll. Fan Bingbing is a Chinese actress, singer and producer known in the west for her role as blink in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Fun Fact: Forbes magazine lists her as the 4th highest paid actress in the world. Time to check out Asian Cinema I say.
|Actress Fan Bingbing|
The robe was designed by Laurence Xu whose designs are inspired by Chinese dynasties. The dress made its debut at the Couture Fall/Winter 2013 fashion show during Paris fashion week. Actress Blake lively was also spotted wearing the yellow dress during her promotional tour for her upcoming movie “Log Out” which part of a new US/China Sci-fi franchise.
|Laurence Xu couture Dragon Dress|
Let me know in the comments if you already knew of Fan Bingbing and designer Laurence Xu before this post?