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Barbie™ goes on vacation

Barbie™ loves Benetton S/S 2006

Picture the scene. Summer 2006: Capri.

Our star lands on the world’s most elegant island to start an unforgettable vacation. She’s pulling an amazing fuchsia-pink trolley case packed with all those “essential” articles just right for the location and the season. Her sea-view hotel room is the venue for a fully-fledged fashion show: her case holds a stream of clothes perfect for any occasion.

The dominating colour is of course the brightest shade of pink, coordinated with turquoise, green, yellow and touches of white.

There are lots of graphic motifs that feature our heroine or Ako, the cute mascot of this all-Italian adventure. The look is like a cool breeze on a sunny august day.

Most of the items are cotton: a jersey version for T-shirts, vests, tops, miniskirts, shorts and vaguely hip-hop outfits with a sporty style. A must-have is the sleeveless dress, perfect for the beach.

Beach life features a range of mix ‘n’ match swimwear to create many different styles: from a new-look two-piece to flower-print masculine Bermudas, to which a crop top gives a refined touch.

And when the sun goes down … denim shorts worn with a charming, puff-sleeved blouse from the ‘70s will be perfect for an evening of music and fun.

The look is completed by accessories and footwear which complement the clothes perfectly.

Barbie goes on vacation is still in love with Benetton and her clothes collection will be on sale in United Colors of Benetton stores from 4 may followed by the Capri doll in june.

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