My Favourite Obsession

How well does the title fit with the theme of Barbie collecting? Well ‘My Favourite Obsession‘ is also the name of the new song out on 6th June by Leeds based ‘dramatic pop duo’ Secret Sirens.

Click on the sample below to have a sneak preview listen:

My Favourite Obsession – Sample by secretsirens

Not only is the song fab but lead singer Narelle Frances has also customised some Barbie dolls to look like herself and Andrew Siron (the other half of the indie duo).

The Barbies are featured in their new video for the upcoming release of My Favourite Obsession and as soonas I’m allowed to post it you will see just how fab it is. See the video now below the images of the dolls :) (I’ve been lucky enough to have a sneaky peek you will love it!)

Narelle and Andrew

Narelle used coloured marker pens to customise the Barbies, using red marker to dye the hair. Organza and chiffon was used to make her clothes.
Andrew as ‘Ken’ also had his hair coloured with pens and added facial hair with a handmade t-shirt.

This is ‘The Stalker’ doll who you will see in the video. She is wearing one of Ken’s tuxedo jackets and Narelle again used markers and chopped at the hair to give her that crazed look.

What do you think guys, don’t you just love the song and the dolls to match? I hope Narelle does some more OOAK (one of a kind) Barbies in the future.

UPDATE: The new video for Secret Sirens ‘My Favourite Obsession’ is now up on Youtube, check it out:

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Pump-Kee Pumpkin Barbie OOAK

It’s Halloween everybody scream! Well it’s that time of year again and although I would have liked to have spent more time on this years Halloween custom Barbie, I just didn’t have time at all. I go away shortly to Disneyland and wanted to have her all finished.

Here is her before picture, sweet little Ariel:

Ariel The Little Mermaid by Disney/Mattel 1

….and after Introducing Pump-Kee:

Pump-Kee 3

You might recognise this body from a previous years Halloween ooak.

Pimped: The head from Ariel Disney/Mattel doll, I removed all the hair, then started rerooting with this funky green and white crotchet yarn. Then I used an orange Sharpie permanent pen to colour the face and head. I used a good old black Bic Biro to do the pumpkin carved face features.
The little orange hat was made by my mum from material she cut off the bottoms of my tracksuit when she was adjusting them :) she is a genius.
Black patent jacket, shorts and knee high boots are from a euro shop doll ‘Katy with Guns‘ as I call her.

Have a happy halloween everyone!

Pump-Kee 2

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Jenny and Claire BFF Barbies

Claire (Benetton Marina/Kira)
Claire - Closeup

Jenny (Happening Hair Barbie)

Happening Hair Barbie aka Jenny shows off her modified boots. Her feet are so flat I had to slice the back of the boots open to shove her feet in!!

Jenny shows Claire how to use facebook

Jenny (Happening Hair Barbie)
Claire (Benneton Marina)

Jenny: So um this is facebook, you can make a profile and stuff, add friends, photos…….
Claire: Hmmm not sure about this I only really go online to look at shoes……

Jenny: It’s so easy Claire! Plus you can make your own group dedicated to your love of shoes if you like?
Claire: Now I’m interested :)

Jenny and Claire on Facebook

Jenny: *I regret showing her how to use that thing*

Claire: Wow look I have 4 facebook friends!

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