BRIDE DOLLS

June (late post) is usually the most popular month to wed, the history dates back to the Roman times because of new harvest, beautiful weather and flowers during summer time.  Anyway, there are a lot of reasons why, and it has something to do with beliefs and traditions.  But I’m not gonna dwell on that, I just want to post my Brides, and just one available Groom!

In August 2014 I have already dressed up some of my dolls in Wedding Gowns here,  I forgot to include these because they are way below the storage box where I keep them.

BLUSHING BRIDE BARBIE

She’s actually not a doll but an ornament.  Manufactured for Hallmark Cards, Inc. under license from Mattel, Inc. © 2002, a thrift store find.

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BLUSHING BRIDE BARBIE

Inspired by Millennium Barbie Doll 2000

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MARVEL MARY JANE

Got this from Toy Kingdom Warehouse Sale (can’t remember what year) for only Php400.00 🙂

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Spider-Man® Mary Jane Barbie® Doll

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To be continued

SLEEP EYES BARBIE

I have always wanted a Barbie with sleep eyes.  The one I saw was Miss Barbie from 1964, complete with wig wardrobe!  I wish I could chance one in a thrift store.  I don’t want to buy from ebay or amazon because I can’t afford.  My budget?  Php500.00 LOL!!  It’s like shooting for the moon! 

Anyway, I have already featured this doll a long time ago here , for my own reference, I’m posting her again, with a bit of detail who she is.

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SLEEPING BEAUTY 1998 by Mattel

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I found her nude, her left hand had been chewed off, luckily, her sleep eyes are OK.

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Raise her right arm and you’ll awaken her,  lower it back and she’s in deep slumber.

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If you wish to keep her eyes open while playing, raise her right arm, then switch down the lever on her back to lock it.  Now, her right arm is free to move up and down without affecting the eyes.  She will only close her eyes if you switch the lever up again.  Ha ha ha, of course I’m sure everybody knows that already, she was released in 1998, so that’s 19 years ago!  Again, its for my own reference.

Headmark 1991 Mattel Inc. China, Bob Mackie face sculpt, her head is hard plastic, has 3 separate parts, the face, nape and scalp. 

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Her scalp is made of a different plastic material for the purpose of  easy rooting, same way as Blythe dolls, etc.

I rummaged through my loot bin for a dress and this is the only princess outfit I have, which didn’t really fit her (boobs problem) and a few accessories.  I was suppose to let her try other clothing, but the sun is almost down, yay! 

 

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Bob Mackie Not Only for Barbie!

Since I’ve already started posting about dolly outfits and designer gowns (to which I only have a few) I might as well include this famous icon from the Disney World! 

2000 MILLENNIUM MINNIE BY BOB MACKIE!

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I’m giving her the limelight now, she does have the right to be posted here, after all, this line have been tagged by Disney as a fashion doll.  She stands 11.5″ tall, moveable arms, legs and head.

I bought her from a thrift store, in good condition, I don’t think she has been played with.  I guess she just got separated from her box while in transit, I lost her glasses, whew!

I loved how the gown fits her figure perfectly, the satin fabric is not the cheap type mind you, it is thick, the stitches, the underlay (if that’s what you call it inside the gown) properly constructed and clean.  I wish I could sew like this!

She can wear her white fur in many ways, but I’m not good in creating a style out of it  😉

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.

 

 

ONLY HEARTS CLUB

Created by OHC GROUP LLC in 2004 (correct me if I’m wrong) The club consists of six dolls originally, Taylor Angelique, Karina Grace, Olivia Hope, Anna Sophia, and the 2 dolls that I used to have Briana Joy and Lily Rose.  Well, I just had them adopted by a new mom.   

ONLY HEARTS CLUB dolls are created by an award winning toy inventor Rouben Terzian who also happens to design Barbies for Mattel as well.  Anyway, I do not know the whole history, and I’m not sure if these line still exists.  I hope they’re still in production.  Why?  Because these dolls are unique, they have lifelike facial features, inset glass eyes, freckles, eyebrow strands and yes, they dress up in an age-appropriate attire.

So why did I have to sell them?  I often do this whenever I’m nearly flat broke 😉 and oftentimes I choose the ones that I know will be sold immediately.  However, it did took quite some time before someone adopted them, well, I paired them with a playline Barbie doll, so maybe that’s it!

Found these at MSM Surplus in Cubao which is now closed.

OHC BRIANNA N LILY

Head and hands are made of vinyl, while their bodies are made of polyester fabric stuffed with fiberfill material and wire inside that made them fully-poseable.

LILY ROSE is described as the nature lover.  No she’s not a mermaid!

BRIANA JOY is the sporty type.

Kung Hei Fat Choi?

I missed posting for Chinese New Year so I thought I could still write one and feature 2 Asian dolls, one I thought to be Chinese, but she’s Balinese.

Takara Jenny Doll World Collection Balinese

In ebay she’s being sold for about $50.00 and was tagged as vintage.  I’m not sure if she is indeed vintage because her feet has “Made in China, Takara 1999.”  She’s supposed to be holding a gold fan, and a headress I suppose, I wonder if she’s wearing slippers.  Anyway, she’s lovely, her skintone is darker than the usual Jenny, her body is posable (wire inside) and seamless.

 

And then Princess Jade, she’s been in my collection for almost 6 years.  I wasn’t sure of her identity back then, so I kept her hair as is, no shampooing or anything.    

Just Girlz Princess Jade Doll, Celebrating Cultural Diversity

At first I thought she’s Vietnamese, but after seeing a picture of her on ebay, I found out she’s Chinese, well I suppose so because of her costume.  I found her nude in one of my thrift store hopping.  I just love her eyes!

 

P.S.  if she’s not Chinese, please let me know 😛