Friday, January 31, 2014

My doll Collection vol.6

this is a really interesting one...
again... as I hunt for unusual and 'ethnic' editions, while paying for below mentioned 'grandma' doll 
i have noticed some 'dolls of colour'. 
It turned out to ba a whole family of 4 with clothes and accessories!
Nordic Market seller in Luxembourg said these are her old dolls, 
like 30 years old, but she still sold them really cheap! (not that i am such a good player LOL)
They have pretty used hair and seriously 'loose' legs but i love them!

look look!

bebe nr 1 with accessories!

 bebe nr 2 - look into those eyes!!



took me some time again to find this is supposed to be african-american edition of 
"Sunshine Family" dolls by Mattel...
Cannot find exact edition of my dolls but here is interesting blog post about them with some pics:


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Friday, January 24, 2014

My doll collection vol.5

Today few words about another doll I am really enjoying.
I love unusual editions -tis one not only she is not a platinum blonde pink princes - 
she had rather short hair, completely unique face... 
I was so surprised finding her in a stash at garage/boot sale (Nordic market) in Luxembourg.

 close-up by me w/ glasses

 styled by me with a hand-made kimono blouse and vintage beads necklace (after my childhood barbies)

look at those great small breasts and natural waist  perfection!

took me sometimes to find out she is not a tv character but just a "grandma" 
(sure good looking one!) from Happy Family series...

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Friday, January 17, 2014

my models / doll collection, vol. 4

As an ethnograper and folkore lover I definitely have a soft spot for dolls in 
traditional / regional / ethnic editions.
This one is a Polish Barbie Doll. She is wearing costume from region of Cracow /which happens to be a national one/ - the city where I come from :-)
She has classic Barbie face and smile but I am really enjoying 
her pale carnation and bloody red lips... She also has a very simple make-up for her era.

close-up in original outfit

with her folk blonde girlfriends;-)

and official (1998)

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