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is proud to introduce this Charity Auction
100% proceed will help Fondazione Blu Onlus and its Project Monobitan
With a free donation, you can support this project and sponsor a
child's participation in educational and recreational activities within
Beneficiaries :Boys and girls in situations of hardship aged from 3
to 14 years.
Goal: Offering to all children from impoverished areas
recreational and educational activities within the Monobitan Park - Calcutta.
The educational integration or reintegration programs are
supplemented with activities held in this magnificent green oasis.
How: Groups of about 50 children are accompanied in the park and
its facilities to supplement the educational process with days full of fun and
games, as well as to get the children back in touch with the elements of
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OOAK Tribute Barbie Doll
by Mattel – Robert Best
In celebration of the
2012 Italian Convention, Barbie Collector designer Robert Best has meticulously
handmade an ivory version of his famous Tribute® Barbie doll with beautiful
brunette hair. In the spirit of Italian glamour, this stunning OOAK doll is
adorned with lavish embellishments and sequin embroidery.
: Robert Best
Fifteen years ago, a talented young fashion designer met
his muse. That designer is Robert Best and his inspiration was Barbie®. After designing for Donna Karan and Isaac
Mizrahi, Best came to Mattel to design for the world’s most fashionable doll
and has since made an indelible impression on the brand.
While at Mattel, Robert has designed countless dolls
representing characters from film and
television, top celebrities and musicians.
Additionally, many luxury fashion designers have entrusted Best to faithfully re-create their designs in Barbie
A crowing achievement came in 2000 when Robert created
the prestigious “Barbie Fashion Model Collection”, an original line that
celebrates Barbie as the ultimate fashion model. Rooted in the romance of the
50’s and 60’s and inspired by Best’s love affair with black-and-white films and
his passion for Balenciaga, the designs are timeless, instantly identifiable
and thoroughly Barbie.
In 2010, the Barbie Fashion Model Collection book was
published, celebrating 10 years of the collection that can truly be called the
“Best of Barbie.”
Best studied fashion design at Parsons, The New School
for Design in New York and was awarded “Student Designer of the Year” upon
graduating. “One of my instructors told me that my sketches looked like
Barbie,” Best reports. “So maybe it was prophetic.”
Best gained pop culture fame himself in 2006 when he
appeared on television’s wildly popular, Project Runway.
Best and Barbie have been an extraordinary match. “My
experience designing for Barbie has enabled me to reach more people than I ever
did working in high fashion,” says Best.
“I find it very satisfying.”
Doll comes in her box
IT COMES FROM NO
the item will be
shipped after Italian Doll Convention event, so it will be delivered in the
week after the event , before June 1st.
We ship Worldwide
Shipping are made with POSTE ITALIANE, if you want
currier service or faster shipping, please contact for further informations.
For international shipping, We specify that
the shipping declared in the auction details is trackable ONLY til the Italian
so if you want to have Currier service with full tracking, please contact us to
learn more about the international rate, please specify the country to ship to.
We can combine shipping for multiple items.
If you win the auction, and be part of the
Italian Doll Convention in Milan, we can arrange personal delivery at
Payment must be received within 3 business
days after Auction ending.