Friday, September 22, 2017

Christie restyled (and rebodied)

Here is a small photo shoot of my petite pearl survivor.
The damaged Pear Beach Christies head that I have got in bulk with others - who's hair I tried to restore and ended up making my first semi-afro. She is also one of my first rebodied dolls thanks to kindness of charity shop / disney store semi-articulated Tiana ...


She has the sweetest face and fab green eyes. With these lean hands and narrow hips she looks very different from what the usual tnt body had to offer...
and now for more in focus and colorful part... stomp stomp stomp

 ...definitely automnal mood...with some dose of Indian Summer;-)
 or maybe even eclipse;-)

I need to make few more woolly colourful items as these are like 20 years old and only barely stitched, hahaha....


so graceful! I love proportions in this styling...



(I now have a second version of this doll / head - her hair are fab, her legs are chewed and ankle actually broken AND/BUT her make-up is even more colorful so I feel soooo tempted to keep her ...)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

My Dolls. No 119 & 120

Today yet another fail in 'I don't need any more dolls' and mostly 'I am definitely not checking out whats currently on ebay' kind of thing... This is how I got another set of 5, poorly photograped and unidentified dolls for £3...

I don't really know where to start - so much is going on..so much potential and excitement in one box...

so many legs so little time...
So what we have got here is a fascinating bunch of two fully dressed Liv dolls with wigs and even earrings... This way I came in possession of classic wig with ponytails and sapphire beannie...  cool silver top and skinny jeans...and a fab Sophie doll (or body at least;-)
The second one is one of Katie's editions wearing cool black earrings well as the original blue trainers... patterned Barbie trousers (I once identified but can't find the picture now)...
Hot pink wig seems to be from Build a Monster pack ...
 jacket is so bad but works with 90's fashions and has a real zip...

Don't know what will be these Liv's fate but I definitely will keep doll nr 119 +/-
I meant not to buy any more of Asha dolls, and even managed to resale, like..one...

but just look at her (and cool top and indigo denims!)
She has a lovely harmony of colours...
(and photographs very well which you will see sooner than later)

I just identified her as Rio de Janeiro 2002 beach Christie...which accidentally makes her my 3rd doll from this line  after Teresa and Teen Skipper... need to yet another comparison session...

oh i definitely need this ugly-pretty very asian Lea now...

(sneaky peek from future as usual)
<3

The 4th doll in this parel is very peculiar... she has a silly face and big huge 90s eyes... I though I will use her as an always highly desirable AA donor doll... but then I recognised this body as being identical with 90's Hasbro Sindies... yet she is not resembling any of (very few) ethnic/AA/black Sindy's editions...


hmmm I gave her nr 120 which she will share with (parts?) of Liv dolls until I'll make my decision...

She has absolutelt fab, soft and shiny black & fiery hair and nice golden-pink and lavender shadow...


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(here is my research /graphic documentation anyway)...



<3

UPDATE: oh well, thanks to UK collector's facebook group I managed to identify her as late, post Hasbro, Vivid Imaginations' version of Sindy. Her name was Mel. This is 1998 Party Nails Mel actually (more on this fab page: http://www.club-sindy.com/vivid_98.htm). Silly me...







Be careful tho.. early 2000's dolls are quite charming (yet they are ripping of the themes from Mattel in a painfully obvious way)


Friday, September 15, 2017

My Dolls. No 118

Since I opened my heart for contemporary BarbieEvolution dolls /of colour/ I had to have one of the best ones from last year's edition - Fashionista No 25 BLUE BROCADE with unusually dark skin, fab Grace face sculpt, contemporary hairdo...
oh and tasteful dress and black flat shoes!

Probably somebody's unwanted gift as I got her for less than in a shop, including shipping...

She came few days later in a nice sarcophagus... 


to my surprise she has been sent in somebody-else original barbie box;-)
 that was fun;-)

in a bag within a box was her - all in blues against the blue carrier;-)
with her fab shoes, oldschool Barbbe earrings and the best black and aubergine curly /natural updo...
her tiger / sunny /amber eyes are mesmerising against the dark skin and bright jewelry!

Her well documented on-line petite body is completely stiff but I love how small her boobs are and how more naturally full her thighs are<3

Here is a quick new bodies comparison from requiemart.com, doll sewing blog:


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The turquoise of her dangles inspired me to make quite a few summery, colourful pictures...
...another sneak peek from far future:-)
 punk white and turquoise - suddenly I'm loving it, LOL!

here she is restyled, in one more fruit-salad style outfit;-)

...so sorry shuch a great character is stuck on stiff and short body...

<3 <3 <3