My Fair Lady etc.

I previously posted 3 dolls wearing designer gown and handmade Kimono/Yukata which I have acquired from my thrift store trips.  The remaining two are traditional Korean dress and a handmade My Fair Lady imitation dress.

Traditional Korean Dress

I chose an anime looking doll, I presumed she’s a Takara Tomy brand, hence the logo (correct me if I’m wrong) at the back of her head.  She looks older than the rest of my Jenny and Licca dolls.  She resembles Olive, the earlier version.

 

I can’t remember what dress she was wearing when I found her and the body she came with is not hers so I swapped it with another doll with articulated body.  The donor is a Barbie wannabe.

The donor is also lovely, I’m sure she has her own identity.

For the shoes, I don’t have a Korean slipper so I just picked the pair which I think looked better and something that would fit her flat foot.  The shoes has “PG” embossed on it, I do not know which doll it belongs to, I found it along with the other shoes.  I think it’s from the 70s.

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My Fair Lady

I do not have an Audrey Hepburn doll, so I just picked another with what seem like a Superstar or Christie facemold.  She’s a collector barbie with rooted eyelashes.

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I do not know who she is (I’m lazy researching) but she’s one of my favorite doll.  I’ve already featured her here.

The Ascot Race Dress fits her perfectly!  I really admire those people who are so patient in following details and sewing miniature versions of designer clothes or just about any dress for dolls this size.  Whoever made this outfit, I’d like you to know you did a good job, it’s one of my precious find.

I do not have a mini umbrella, I can create one, but I’m too lazy, she borrowed the summer hat from Jenny.

 

Next, Barbie is not the only who wears a Bob Mackie!

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A Designer Gown 2

In my previous post I featured a few pieces of dolly dress which I found during my thrift store shopping.  I have limited time and photo shooting comes after my household chores 😦  so by the time I’m finished, the sun is almost setting.

I choose 5 dolls, one of them is a vintage reproduction Barbie which I bought for only Php125.00!  Wow!  She was not wearing her original clothes when I found her, but she’s in very good condition.  I have no time to research who she is, my only clues are her earrings. 

Second doll is Sidney from America’s Next Top Model, found her with original clothes and lovely sandals.  The outfit is like a Yukata on her, but would look like a Kimono to a much smaller doll, Oh well.

Third doll is supposed to be the Fair Lady outfit, but I haven’t taken her picture yet, so here is Ms. Carol Spencer’s creation.  The doll I used is from a Barbie Collector series, I do not know which one, again, earrings are my only clues, will look that up later if my time permits.  She’s got rooted eyelashes, her hair was in swirly style, I don’t remember.

It took me quite some time before I was able to put the dress on her, the gown fits her perfectly!  You can create a style in this gown in many ways, it’s just that I only have 3 in my mind because the sun is almost down, I’m already in a hurry.

To be continued.

A Designer Gown Etc.

Last Sunday I had a few hours of free time so I opened pandora’s box 😉  in an attempt to organize Barbie’s clothes that have accumulated over the years.  I couldn’t remember the last time I tried sorting, I want to continue where I left off.  I found out I haven’t really done much and seeing my bin with the contents in shambles, I felt like having a headache!

I changed my mind 🙂 and decided to do it next week instead.   I just picked 5 outfit and 5 dolls to try them on.  All of these are thrift store finds in mint condition.

JAPANESE YUKATA, the sleeves are not longer than the thigh, it does not have any label so I think this is one of those made to order, got lost in the mail, and landed in my bin 😉

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This one has no label also, so I do not know to which doll this was made for.  Neatly sewn!  With Nagajuban undergarment.

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Traditional Korean wedding dress, no label.

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Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady, handmade replica for Barbie, no label.

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I was really amazed, I thought it was original Mattel, but nope, this is handmade.  Judging from the snap button, this was probably made during the 70’s?

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Barbie Benefit Ball Gown 1992 from the Classique Collection Limited Edition created by Designer Carol Spencer! 

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I found this along with another creation of Carol Spencer  sometime in Year 2012!  I have forgotten about it coz I had it hung inside my wardrobe cabinet.  I really liked that they used plastic mini zipper than the velcro that often damage the fabric.

 

 

Cheap Dolls

When I went to my favorite toy store a few days ago, I took a snap of some cheap fashion dolls they put up for the holiday season (well actually, they’re not that cheap).  Indeed, these dolls looked attractive because of their packaging, and at some point, have a lovelier product presentation.  Of course, they are not as sturdy as those of the high end dolls.

These Dolls do have fashion sense, I liked the color combination.

I almost bought Abbie!

Amused by this Beauty Sea Journey Mermaid

I’m not a big fan of toddler dolls, but they’re cute!

Lady Miu looked like a Pullip Doll.

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A Silkstone Barbie Clone!  This one is actually in Divisoria’s 168 Mall.  I already have one years ago, so I didn’t buy her.  I just included her picture here for my own reference.

And from among the dolls that Mattel released this year, only these 2 MTM caught my fancy!  They’re not cheap!

AA Dolls (My summer dolls)

I’m taking a break from posting old/vintage dolls for a while to give my AA Dolls the limelight since it’s summertime.

I call these types my summer dolls because of their color which I really love!  All these black beauties came from thrift stores nude. 

I was supposed to dress them all up in bathing suits but I realized I don’t have much.  I contemplated on creating identical swimsuits for them, but I got lazy so I settled for whatever I have.

To be continued.

ANTEPRIMA DOLL CACOCUCO

Another thrift store find (Desibel) that I hold dear is an Anteprima Doll named CACOCUCO.  She looked different from the usual fashion dolls you see with long legs, slim figure with well-made up face like Barbie.  This one is chubby and maybe an inch shorter than Licca Chan.  Her body (jointed) is made of good quality hard plastic (Anteprima stamped on her back) and her head is of hard rubber not like the cheap ones.

Anteprima is not a toy company, check them out here.  There were 2 dolls actually.  Twins called Caco and Cuco.  So whether I got Caco or Cuco, does not matter coz they are identical twins LOL!  They were created for the 15th anniversary of Anteprima in 2008.  These dolls are not for sale.  They are given away as gifts only to close friends and clients of Anteprima.  I found this blog about the magical Twins.  See some of them here.

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TO BE CONTINUED.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO FLY?

I found this doll in Cubao at Desibel (thrift store) it’s near MRT Cubao Station fronting Tropical Hut sometime in 2013.  She’s still in her plastic packaging, NRFB.  I remember seeing one like this nude in MSM I thought it was an Asian edition of Barbie but up close, nope, the head mold is flat, meaning to say her face features are not well defined. I’m clueless regarding her identity so I nixed the idea of buying.

Anyway, I’ve crossed path again with this Asian looking doll.  Standing alone on top of the shelf, probably waiting for her flight (or me?) he he he.  I stared for a while, I was murmuring, shall I take her with me or not?  I was actually hoping for a Takara Jenny doll.  But since she has traveled far and presented herself to me with all the info, why not.

She’s a special edition doll from Cathay Pacific’s “Follow The Crew Dolls” contest in 2009 (info here) which showcases the airline’s historical uniforms for the past 63 years, see them all here.  I got the year 1974-1983.

I wasn’t able to check her name.  Anyway, she has her own stand, her legs (not bendable) are lightly sprayed with black paint to make it looked like she’s wearing stockings, belly button type of body, black pump shoes & rubberized hat.  Her uniform is well made, not cheap or sloppy.  Her garment is well constructed inside out.

I liked how they packed the doll.  The neck is secured by a thick plastic strip not the usual pvc coated wire (that could hurt the doll? he he he) and her stand is not the type that easily breaks.  The doll’s head is protected by a molded plastic (sorry no close-up) attached to the stand. Call me ignorant but first time a I see a doll packed this way. 

Ni hau ma?!

TAKARA AND ELLY DOLLS DRESS

Late last year (yes, last year) one of the major toy stores here in the Philippines which is Toy Kingdom, had their annual warehouse sale.  I have no intentions whatsoever of buying any toy or doll stuff or dolls.  I just want to pass the time, relieve stress, so I took a peek, quickly scan the sale items.  I felt a tinge of excitement when I saw Takara items like Licca Chan and Mi-ki Chan!  So as expected, I gave in to some items that are hard to pass.  Almost 50% off!

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I have not tried them on yet.  That would be for future post. 

Also I was able to collect Elly wardrobes.  They are almost the same size as Licca Chan’s but are made of cheap materials and low quality finishing but are cute enough to pass as collectibles.  I bought these from Daiso in Glorietta Makati.  These are much cheaper than Takara Tomy’s so I hoard some. 

Elly is a Doll manufactured for DAISO.  She’s about the size (age) as Licca, but a bit smaller and is made of hollow plastic.  I do remember seeing some in thrift stores but was not that appealing to me.  Anyway, I immediately tried the school uniform to see if they fit Licca. 

Licca ChanAnd they did fit.  The shoes that came with the dress are small, I forced one shoe and it did, but I don’t want Licca to develop a disfigured feet later on so I just let her wear her original ankle length boots.  I wouldn’t recommend also allowing her to wear those black knee high socks for long.  It will stain her legs in the long run.  All in all, it looked cute!  I thought it’s a 4-piece ensemble, skirt-blouse-vest-bow, but I was amazed when I turned it inside out (sorry no picture)  they were bits and pieces of fabric sewn together!  Yay!