Paris Fashion Doll Festival
March 9, 10, & 11th 2001
Hotel Novotel, Paris
Porte de Bagnolet

illustration by Mireille Taupin"La Femme Chic" LE of 300"City Light Alex" LE of 200"Fun in the Sun Barbie" LE of 1100."Les Etoiles" Madra

The Saturday luncheon was a vast improvement over last years event. There were no long speeches and over all everything ran smoothly. Kathy Moreau welcomed everyone and said her partner was locked up in a box. A guy walks in, in a large Barbie box. This was to commemorate Kens 40th Anniversary. He looked cute wearing a bathing suit and large wrist tag. Lunch was a special cut of duck, veggies and potatoes.The BMAA Int.award winners were announced and new friend Katsuko from Japan won 1st place in the international division for a Barbie she did. It was thrilling! Next Kathy Moreau announced Ashton Drake was giving all attendees free "Gold Sensation" outfits. The 1st doll we received was the brown haired version"Day in the Sun Barbie". 1100 were made with this hair color (550 for Paris and 550 for the US). The regular line dolls are a frosty blonde. Robert Tonner spoke briefly and introduced Tyler “La Femme Chic”. A 300 limited edition with special hair color and outfit just for Paris. Next “City Lights Alex”. was introduced and distributed. Next Mel spoke briefly before unveiling the Madra -"Les Etoiles"

During the luncheon there was a Fashion Show with people modeling their favorite Doll Clothes. Towards the end of the luncheon there was a drawing for some of the limited editions of 20 dolls.

Congratulations to Katsuko for winning her BMAA award!

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