IMG_3652_2_BarbieBluePink1970sCase

This is the same design as the case I actually had when I was a little boy in the late 1970s.

  • Dr. Blythenstein 6y

    I love the colors and graphic style of all this vintage packagings you posted, they are so "in" right now!
  • MyLifeInPlastic.com 6y

    I love them, too, though by "in," do you mean with doll collectors or in the fashion or graphic design world?

    Because as far as fashion goes, it seems the 80s are making their big comeback this year (between Jason Wu's Nu Face and Dynamite Girls fashions, and the canceled Gossip Girl Spin-Off set in the 80s, and on the real fashion runway they're all forecasting a return to the 80s).

    I don't have any Golden Dreams or Superstar Barbie graphics from that era, though I welcome any referrals or cross-posts for those! I'm not a fan of 80s fashions, but love some of Mattel's graphics from the Golden Dreams era.
  • Dr. Blythenstein 6y

    I mean in the design world in general. I think maybe 10 years ago they would be considered too kitsch while right now there is a tendence more to barroque less minimalistic stuff, more saturated color.
    Look at the jewlery Tarina Tarantino made with the vintage Barbie images, it´s amazing!
    www.tarinatarantino.com/productcart/pc/mac_viewPrd.asp?id...
    (I only could find this, but there were other cooler stuff, I think the collection was relaeased a year ago or more..)
  • MyLifeInPlastic.com 6y

    Yes, she used some of my favorite 80s graphics from the Mattel archive--wish I could get it all in miniature for Barbie and Misaki to wear, but at least I got the Tarina Tarantino Barbie fashion ensemble for my girls.

    Ruben Toledo also does go for more sketchy and Gothic a style of illustration that's hot right now with fashionistas--not exactly the baroque ornamentation you're referring too, but definitely different from most contemporary fashion illustration.
  • ggmossgirl 6y

    I had this case too. I loved it.
  • pippaandpom_Blythe 5y

    I have this case in my basement. ; ))
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