“The holidays are truly a time of celebration and joy, and I love expressing that through Barbie doll and friends.”

Collector’s Notes: I wanted to evoke a New Year’s dinner party feeling, specifically that moment when guests arrive and everyone is looking to see what they’re wearing. I wanted to showcase a few different outfits and dolls. I utilized another panel from a 70’s Dream House. For this photo, it was particularly important to line up the dolls gazes towards one another.

Pictured: Vintage Ken and two Number 2 Barbie Dolls. Titan Barbie is wearing Midnight Blue, fashion #1617, and Brunette Barbie is wearing Magnificence, fashion #1676 and #1646 (coat and dress), and Ken is wearing Tuxedo, fashion #972.

Photo and diorama by Nicole Houff