10/15/2010

Who is Charmaine King?

Was Charmaine King an aviator cum fashion model? If Byron Lars was attempting to do steampunk, he failed.
I like the helmet with goggles, the scarf and the big hair. What I do not like is the dress bottom. This dress would have been hot if it were white 'leather' and stopped just above the knee.  Long gloves out; driving gloves in. Throw a bunch of strange geared and clock jewelry around her neck. Put her in some platform boots with appropriate adornment and voila, steampunk trendy.




Doll retails for $100 directly from Barbie Collector.Com
Wait for a sale.


12 comments:

  1. Actually, I kinda like her. Not sure about the helmet, but rhe dress is different, no carbon copy, there! Won't be buying, though.

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  2. Isn't it supposed to be about car racing? Could have sworn that it was supposed to be about some sort of big car race.
    And actually if you get rid of the big hair the whole outfit kind of works better, it's the Diana Ross hair that dooms the whole thing.
    Who's taking bets that the gloves are really paint on the arms?

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  3. I think I read somewhere the Lars envisioned her as a race car driver on her way to Monaco, or something to that effect. LauraLA

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  4. I want to see her sit in one of those low racecars with that tight bottom. Hahaha.

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  5. Looks like a mismatch Charmaine King!? Too confusing, looks like a miss on this one. Love the head look though.

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  6. wow..simply hideous
    Carole

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  7. because what the barbie world has really been lacking was mermaid skirts....it's been soooo long

    ;-)

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  8. @Uriah you crack me up. LOL

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  9. And I'm sure those gloves are part of her arm and you'll have to cut that dress off to remove it. Sigh, Mattel. Just when I think you're getting better...

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  10. I need to print out and frame Uriah's comment!

    P.S. - I love her goggles.

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  11. Byron Lars is my friend and Charmaine is my mom

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