Thursday, June 29, 2017

More Model Muses in the House

I really like the Barbie Basic dolls.
They remind me of what Barbie's
original career was a teen fashion
model.  I find a lot of the new dolls
too youngish looking for me and
prefer the sophisticated look of these

As I was perusing Ebay one evening
I came across these 3 dolls from
Collection 003, which I call the
swimsuit edition.  I already had a
doll from this collection, #05, who I
call Taryn.  Since there are only 6
dolls in this collection and I already
had ONE....and here were 3 more
sitting in front of me at a very
attractive might be fun to
collect the entire group.  So...

only 2 more to go now!!!!

Fiona Arther, our fiery Irish lass.

Ellery Kenrick, the fair English girl

Georgene Stepanek, the eastern european

Taryn Winoto,  an exotic mix of
Indonesian and Irish

I like the diversity of faces with this
small collection.  Only 2 more to get,
the blond in the fuchsia suit and the
AA in the yellow suit with the gorgeous
head of hair......she will be the hardest
to find at a decent price.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

50th Anniversary Fair Hair Doll

I could not resist getting this doll.  I wanted
one when I was a kid but it was never to be.
I did pick up a rerooted one without the
hair pieces many years ago...but I longed for
the accessories.

I really like her (the Mods are my
favorite vintage era) but wished her
hair was a little more platinum than
yellow and I really wish Mattel would
knock off the hair gel already!  I love her
dress and those earrings are just FAB...but
it would have been great if she had white
go-go boots!

Very Scandinavian with the braided
headband.  I think it's the rosettes.

Love the 'fall'.  So wanted a fall when I
was younger.....

It's a little thin in the back though.  Come
on Mattel a few more strands wouldn't
break the bank!

The flip wig was always my favorite.
All the gel makes it like a helmet though
so will need to remedy that at a later date.

I had trouble attaching the braid to her
because of all the GEL! 

Here she is with my vintage reroot,

All in all I am happy to have her.  She fits
in nicely with the vintage Mods.  Now she
just needs a name.......

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Clothes for Teens and Tweens

I am always looking for clothes to
fit Barbie's forgotten sister and her
friends.  I do have some of the Teen
Skipper Fashion Avenue outfits
but not enough to provide the
variety I like for my girls.

I have plenty of vintage Skipper
patterns but they are well, vintage
in style.  I have one Skipper pattern
from the 90's but haven't made
anything from it yet, outfits are
kinda ...meh.

Sparkle Girl outfits and some of
the current Barbie pak clothes
work well for these girls.  I picked
up a few new ones today at the
big W.

Teen Skipper Cassandra is wearing a
fabulous Sparkle Girl outfit of a knit
black skirt with suede-like fringe
overlay with yellow ribbon belt and
black/white geometric print knit top.
This outfit is so cute although the belts
can get tangled in the fringe.  Hula
Skipper Mary Elizabeth is wearing
a Barbie pak dress.  It's very sweet
on her but a bit too big at the top
and would probably fit Cassandra or
Francie better.

Finding shoes for these girls is a
problem in itself.  I think I got both
these pairs in a Barbie accessory pak.
The sandals fit Mary Elizabeth perfectly,
and surprisingly even though the black
Mary Jane's have a wedge they fit
Cassandra to a tee!

Pizza Party Skipper Daria is rockin'
an adorable Sparkle Girl outfit of shorts
with pom-pom trim and beautiful lace
top.  This top is so pretty and versitile
I think all the dolls will want to wear it.

Mary Elizabeth is wearing another Sparkle
Girl halter dress with iridescent colors
that match her hair.

Daria's shoes are from a Barbie accessory
pak and while the do fit her nicely they
are a bit of chore to get off.

Daria and Cassandra are both sporting
Sparkle Girl dresses here.  Daria's gives
a 2 piece look of denim skirt and knit
top but this is a dress.  Cassie's ready
to dance the night away in this cute black
lace and pink dress.  The fabric under
the bodice lace is a yellow print, an odd
choice I thought but it seems to work.

I didn't realize I had this dress until I
bought it again (maybe I have too much
doll clothes.....nah).  I think these might
be my favorite dresses.  They have a mod
60's vibe going and the pom pom trim is

Cassie's dress is made of cotton while
Mary Elizabeth's is a nylon knit.  The
dresses are noticably different in size
with Mary Elizabeth's being smaller.
But they fit each of them perfectly. I
love em'.

Daria wanted something a little sparkly
too party in and this Sparkle Girl dress
fit the bill.  It also fits her very nicely
too with the waist being just a smidge

The Sparkle Girl outfits seem to work the
best for the smaller Skipper dolls.  Depending
on the outfit Sparkle Girl also works for
Teen Skipper and vintage Francie.  The
Barbie dress paks work well for the larger

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Should They Stay or Should They Go.......

I have been cleaning out some dolls, mostly my
Ideal Miss Revlon's (had 45 of them at one time).
But am always rethinking my Barbie collection too.

I have had these So In Style dolls for quite
a few years, but have never really used them
or played with them.

I really think they are beautiful but I
am paring down my more modern
Barbies and am not sure about keeping
them.  Thought I would give them a
little shelf time with really cute outfits.
(These are some adorable Sparkle Girl

They have quite the stage presents don't
they?  Maybe a girl group story needs to
be fit in somewhere?  Hmmmm.....think
I'll leave them out for awhile and if a
group name hits never