I’m so happy to have wandered into Podium this weekend. On their 2nd floor, they had on display probably 40 dolls modeling teeny tiny Filipino designer dresses. Barbie heaven.
At one point in my life, I had 15 Barbies so you can imagine I went gaga. These lovely ladies are being auctioned off by Ballet Philippines to raise funds for their performances. Kudos to the Filipino designers who helped!
I remember how I would love dressing them up and putting them in my own telenovela type stories. I remember how the older, scraggly-haired Barbies ended up being the kontrabidas while the new fair-haired Barbies would be the stars. These Goth girls would make fabulous kontrabidas!
I wonder now how I would have reacted if I had seen these lovely beauties when I was at that age. I would have totally freaked. I’d probably throw a tantrum for this one. I love purple.
I asked the person manning the exhibit which one raised the most moolah and he pointed to this.
But if I had the money, I’d get it. It’s everything I love: It’s a designer dress, it's made by a national artist, it’s a toy, and it's Pinoy! The only thing I don’t love is the trashy looking Barbie that’s modeling it. I don’t mind the blonde hair but that makeup is way tacky.
I think some of the dolls are still for sale at http://www.stylebible.ph/