Friday, November 23, 2012

Favourite dolls: The black heart of fuchsia

Tarina Tarantino Barbie
I have to make another confession: I hate pink. I admitt, it can sometimes look pretty, but never serious or reliable. I de-pinkify all my dolls and stuff. Yup, that's hard for a Barbie collector.
With such an attitude I came across the Tarina Tarantino Barbie Doll...



Tarina Tarantino Barbie wearing a Stardoll hairpin and necklace by me.

...and instantly fell in love! Before that I'd never heard of Tarina Tarantino. Or heard, labelled as fashion-related and forgot right away. I did some research on the designer and didn't quite fancy her designs, but the doll is different. Her original ensemble doesn't say that, but she is a GOTH at heart.


Goth with pink hair - that was bold! From that point I obviously had to have the doll. But she was Gold Label and, definitely, out of my range!

Tarina Tarantino Barbie wearing a mix of Stardoll and my fashions.


I finally got her nude, stripped of all the bling, which I intended to do anyway, once again extending the amount I am willing to pay for "just a Barbie".

Tarina wearing the Stardoll corset.
When she arrived, I discovered thats she's even more rebelious than I thought - against the mainstream and against the all-black and sulky goth. She doesn't take herself totally seriously. She knows she's pretty and how it influences people. Her image is a statement and a shield - "I don't fit and am happy with that".

Oh, and at home we call her Abigail.
After three years I realized that I still feel about her as "just out of the box".

When Tarina arrived I first dressed her in this.
This is the first outfit I made solely for Tarina.
Taking photos of her is a pure pleasure.

I'm looking for a jacket to go with this now.

22 comments:

  1. Piękne ma rzęsy!
    Jednak (jak dla mnie) te różowe włosy są za bardzo zobowiązujące! Piękna, ale tylko na wystawę! :D
    Gratuluję.

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    1. Prawda, z tymi włosami nigdy nie będzie grzeczną dziewczynką. Jednak takie wyzwania stylistyczne lubię. :) Widziałam rerooty i wtedy dopiero wybija się jej słodka twarzyczka.

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  2. A to Ci dopiero... Buźka Steffie i różowe włosy! Uwielbiam gotyckie ciuchy i piękne kobiety w nich. Jak dla mnie- rewelacja!

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    1. Tenkju! Tarinie dobrze robi odrobina "pazura". :)

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  3. Włosy!!! Włosy!!! i jeszcze raz: WŁOSY!!!
    Gdyby nie zaporowa cena Tariny to bym ją chciała ;)
    W czarnym, drapieżnym ciuszku wygląda wspaniale, ale i tak nie mogę oprzeć się wrażeniu, że w głębi duszy to słodka i delikatna dziewczyna jest.

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    1. Króliczku, jak zawsze trafiłaś w sedno! Słodka dziewczyna, która kryje się za wystylizowanym wyglądem. :) Ale Twoja różowowłosa gupika też jest niczego sobie.

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  4. Pasowało by do tego krótkie bolerko:)

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    1. Albo krótka kurteczka. Chwilowo nie mogę nic takiego upolować. :(

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  5. Hello from Spain: This Barbie is gorgeous. It is beautiful eyelashes!
    The pink hair is too original. Congratulations. Keep in touch

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    1. Thanks! I love everything about this doll, but the lashes rule!

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  6. Swego czasu baaardzo mi się podobała. Dzięki Tobie znów dostrzegam w niej urok i potencjał! Wygląda genialnie jako gotka! Ale sama od zakupu będę się powstrzymywać i popodziwiam ją u Ciebie :)

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    1. Pewnie jeszcze nie raz pokażę Tarinę. Jakoś tak sama wpada w obiektyw. :)

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  7. Włosy ma niesamowitego koloru !!! Podobno to cyklamen. Ten strój z ostatniego zdjęcia (i samo zdjęcie) świetny.
    Gratuluję lalki i pozdrawiam :)

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    1. Dzięki! Bez przyciemnionych okularów trudno patrzeć przez dłuższą chwilę na te włosy. ;)

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  8. Well, I hate pink less than I used to. Hot pink was my un-favorite. This doll may the exception that proves the rule! :)

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    1. My tolerance has expanded to ash-pink over time, but other pink variations are still blah. ;) I was probably the most surprised person with my fancy for Tarina.

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  9. I love the word, "de-pinkify," lol! It should be part of the vocabularly for all of us who are not pink inclined. She is a beautiful doll and you accessorize her perfectly.

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    1. I had to check if that word even exists. But if it wouldn't, somebody'd have to invent it :)

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  10. Wow she is stunningly beautiful,you styled her so well,you are a great stylist I must say!!!

    Her eye lashes are sooooooooooooooo fab!!!!Keep in touch!!:D

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  11. To znowu ja ;)
    Zapraszam Cię do siebie po odebranie wyróżnienia ode mnie.
    Pozdrawiam :)

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  12. very good
    thank you very much ..
    I want to come visit me
    I wish you a happy birthday
    Bring me the chance of my visit is
    bye-bye

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