Thursday, February 14, 2013

Giveaway #4 - The Collectible Barbie Doll Book

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

I'm doing an entire week of giveaways here on the blog! If you follow the Couture Allure Facebook page, you know I've been downsizing my personal research library over the past couple of months.  Most of the vintage books are being offered for sale in my SewHallie Etsy shop, and more will be added this week.  However, there are several that I want to give away as gifts to my devoted followers here on the blog.  I know I neglected you last month, and I hope these gifts will make up for it!

The winner of yesterday's giveaway of "Radical Fashion" is an anonymous poster.

Congratulations Anonymous!  I'll be in touch by email shortly to make arrangements for shipping your book.  And thank you to everyone who entered!

Today's giveaway is the book, "The Collectible Barbie Doll, Second Edition" by Janine Fennick.  If you played with Barbie when you were younger, you'll love this nostalgic look at vintage and collectible Barbies, her friends and her clothes.

 Did you have any of these Barbies or outfits?  My sister had the red headed bubblecut Barbie.

 I had one of the original ponytail Barbies, the one in the center I think.  I wonder whatever happened to her? 

Look at these Bob Mackie Limited Editions!  This book is hardcover with the original dust jacket, published in 1999.  Near Mint condition too!

This giveaway will run for 24 hours only and the winner will be chosen at 7am Eastern Friday, February 15, 2013.  I'm not going to make you jump through hoops either.  Simply leave a comment here on the blog.  If you don't have a blogger profile, please leave your email address in your comment.  I'll choose the winner via the random number generator tomorrow morning and will contact the winner via email for shipping information.  And stay tuned for another giveaway every day this week!

Important!  If you live in the US, I will ship this book to you via Media Mail at no cost.  Unfortunately, due to the recent postal rate increases, if you live outside of the US, I must ask that you pay for the shipping, which could run anywhere from $20.00 - $29.00 depending upon where you live.  If you live outside the US and are not willing to pay the shipping, please do not enter this giveaway!


23 comments:

Christy said...

That book looks like it would be fun to read. When I was younger, I loved looking at all the fashion Barbies. My step-grandma used to collect them, so I had some serious Barbie envy going on.

Anonymous said...

Bob Mackie makes the prettiest designs! Count me in!
dame_du_diable@yahoo.com

Cheeky Cheeky LulĂș said...

My favorite doll!!! I love it and I love fashion!
Cheeky Cheeky LulĂș
https://www.facebook.com/cheekycheekylulu

Anonymous said...

I had that Barbie case, featured in the picture. It was given to me by an aunt and was a real treasure. This book would flood the memory banks!
bunnyfugazi@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the chevron-esque bathing suits and dress on the front cover! Great give-a-way!

Lotta
Lotta@LottaDeLuxe.com
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Di Mills said...

barbie rocks!!

grandma angie said...

I'm a huge Barbie fan. What an awesome book. Even if I don't win, i'll have to track a copy down!

Eve Davenport Holder said...

I loved playing with Barbie's. I think I had everyone from the original in the early 's to Malibu Barbie. I had the penthouse, car, camper and airplane. What clothes I did not buy, my grandmothers made.Stacey, Midge, PJ, Ken...just to name a few. I played wit them until I was 15. Then I discovered boys. Should have stuck with Barbie. ;)

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this! Only thing better would be the Barbie's themselves. :) weavermeg305@yahoo.com

Dri Gar said...

I would absolutely love to have this book. I still have my Beach Barbie from when i was 3 years old(im 25 now lol) they just don't make her like they use to. I hope this comment actually post this time lol

Terry Lynn said...

I had the last Barbie doll in the stripe swimning suit the blonde one ! I Loved all my Barbies m y Midge, Ken, and Skipper dolls! Played by the hours with them and never got bored, that's when you used your imagination.
You played with toys and read books .
I would be so in the height of my Glory to be the winner of this Wonderful Book to relive my childhood spending hours looking through it!
What a Lovely Valentine's Gift!
Happy Valentine's Day to You !
Terry Lynn
pastor_downey@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I love Barbie!
I have a collection of Barbie books, and some Barbie dolls. Love her!

Regards, Victoria

vinteriors@lycos.com

Anonymous said...

I love seeing all these pictures of the Barbies. Lots of wonderful and fun memories for me. I had the first barbie and every time they came out with a new one I saved my money so I could get it. My mom spent a whole summer with a couple of neighbors making outfits! Unfortionatly my dad took the to the dump in my old dresser. Still haven't gotten over it! But I have forgiven him! Just in case here is my email: marytherese88@hotmail.com. I love your site!!

Beth said...

Yes, please. :-)

Beth

Anonymous said...

what an amazing trip down memory lane. My Barbie was the brunette bubble cut in the black&white swimsuit and I know exactly where she is. My mom made her some beautiful outfits. I wonder where those patterns are now.The book would certainly be at least as well loved! tallrougie@gmail.com

Karen in Milwaukee, aka Biddyjon

Hillary Mushaka said...

This is awesome!

Chris said...

Nice!!! My sister had the dolls....

Morgan said...

I LOVE it. I love Barbie. I wore my "All Ameri-Ken" tee shirt today. What's more Valentine's Day than Barbie and Ken?

Morgan said...

p.s. I have the black version of the blue case with Solo in the Spotlight on it. It's one of my favorite pieces in my collection. It's mint mint mint.

Tili said...

The two things that lead to to become a fashion designer: 1. Barbie. 2. Vintage gowns from my grandmother from the 40's and 50's! technicolourtili@gmail.com I love your blog and your store, they always fill me with joy!

Elle Kay said...

My mum would adore this book. My mum loved Barbie even more than us kids did! As another poster has said, I'll need to track down a copy of this book because it would be perfect for her! Thanks for the giveaway! Love your blog! My new favourite lunchtime activity! Salivating over wonderful fashion.

Angela said...

This looks like a great book! If I won, I'd give it to my mum, she has a few Barbie's...

Thanks for the chance to win x

Sewing Geek said...

Oh, my goodness. i have looked at that book before. It is awesome. I started sewing by doing Barbie clothes, most of which I still have, as well as my Midge doll. Yeah, I got Midge, my sister got Barbie, but I still have mine and hers is long gone.

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