My weekends, since January, have been consumed with trawling the web for wedding inspo. I'm still culling ideas for everything from decor to favours to the all-important wedding down.
When it comes to the latter, Sydney-based bridal and red carpet designer Leah Da Gloria stands out by an easy mile. Looking at her creations turns me into a hyperventilating wreck; I looooove lace, and that's Da Gloria's go-to material for all her gorgeous designs. For me, every visit to her Pinterest or web page is like being caught up in a tsunami of gown lust.
So imagine my reaction to the new “Something Blue” Barbie® doll, in collaboration with the late great Oscar de la Renta. Inspired by a 2014 runway design, it features exquisite re-embroidered lace that starts at the sweetheart neckline and ends at the sweeping hem at the feet. The strapless trumpet-style gown is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G, even though I'm not so keen on the baby blue, multitiered tulle train that completes the gown. I think even Amal Clooney would approve.
The box the doll comes in is just as gorgeous. A blue laser-cut lace sleeve encases a white box, which opens up to reveal a wallpapered interior of white roses 'flower wall'. I can't think of anything more romantic.
Want one for yourself? The “Something Blue” Barbie® doll is available for $254 here.
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