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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At Last! A Bob Mackie Barbie Doll!

For quite some time I’ve been dying to have at least even just one Bob Mackie Barbie Doll!  But of course, I can’t afford one.  First, they are rarely sold in the Philippines, second, even if they do, well, it would probably cost me my one month salary! 

Anyway,  Bob Mackie is referred as a Legendary Fashion and Costume Designer. His designs are awesome, different, not traditional, and I love how he express his artistry thru his creations.  You can check out his work at   http://bobmackie.com/barbie/  he’s been designing Barbie Gowns and Costumes for years!

To make my long story short, I found, of all places in the world, a Bob Mackie Sterling Silver Rose Barbie Doll in a thrift store!  I just can’t believe it, how did it get there and who would give up a collector edition Barbie Doll?!  Well, it was my luck, she was with other dolls and they’re not even displayed on the shelf, they were just inside a big box along with other toys.  Good thing I got her first, most times other customers bring along their kids who just play around throwing and tinkering carelessly on just about any toys they could get their hands on.  By the time you get the stuff, there are already missing pieces.

And here she is…Sterling Silver Rose Barbie Doll  2002 Collector Edition, headmark 1991, closed mouth headmold, Caucasian…

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She is wearing a glamorous deep purple panne gown accented with a single silver and lavender embroidered fabric rose

 

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With Lavender Bustle, Intricate platinum hair with Lavender Hues

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With long lavender gloves and a dramatic almost bare back gown

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She is supposed to be wearing deep purple pumps, but it got lost, so i just replaced it (not visible)

I bought her for Php180.00 or about $4.00 and I didn’t have to break my piggy bank!  A customer noticed that I was clutching her like a baby close to my chest, told me why she did not saw her first?  I just murmured…well, I guess she hid herself until I arrived, she is meant to be with me….happy me!