2007 des Etoiles
des Etoiles.....
...Imagine a grand ball held on a  moonlit night.  The clear
dark sky is alive with stars, and the music of the gentle waltz
softly cascades into the garden.  It is a perfect night, and as
the moonlight dances across the bead work of your gown, the
mysterious stranger you've been dancing with leans in for a
midnight kiss....

"Des Etoiles" is a sumptuous confection of silk and crystal.  
The daring sweetheart bodice leads the eye down to the
dropped waist, where a sash of shimmering chiffon is
punctuated with heavily encrusted crystal brooches. The full
ball gown is comprised of yards of raw-edged layers of
pewter-colored silk and silver dotted chiffon. Hand-sewn
miniature mirrored sequins, Swarovski rhinestones, and two
tones of smoky-colored Swarovski crystals float effortlessly
over each of the layers, sparkling like miniature constellations
across the night sky.  

The cool, night-sky colors of the gown play beautifully
against the warmer tones of the doll.  Her warm, bronze hair
has been swept up into a complex chignon, accented with
smoky-crystal brooches.  She has been repainted--- her full,
deep blues eyes, glance coyly and are accented with crisp
black lashes.  Her lips-- ready to be kissed by her prince-- are
now a rich vintage red.  The final touch?---  exaggerated
chandelier earrings of cascading chromed crystal, which
shimmer and reflect the light as she sways to the hypnotic
2007 Live Charity
Auction doll~
final bid of $7500
Here are some quick
photos of her during  
the "Meet and Greet"
from the opening
night of the 2007
National Barbie Doll

There will be more
studio pictures of
"Etoilles" in the near