Maisha, made by Malaville

Maisha, made by Malaville

One of the blogs I like to follow is Wendy’s blog Dirks’ Dolls. Wendy writes an awesome doll photo story about the life of the West Enders. One of her characters is “played” by the Rainbow Dress (or Rainbow Bright) Fashionista Barbie, and Wendy has swapped her doll’s body with an articulated one. I wanted my own Rainbow doll to have some articulation too, so I asked Wendy where she got the body. Wendy told me it was Maisha’s body,…

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Quick Curl Skipper (1973-1975, Mattel)

Quick Curl Skipper (1973-1975, Mattel)

Quick Curl Skipper is part of a whole family of Quick Curl dolls that Mattel released in the 1970s. The hair of these dolls has metal fiber in it, which makes it possible to style the hair instantly with the aid of a plastic curling wand. My sister and I played with Quick Curl Skipper and Barbie when we were little, and I remember that their hair looked awful after a while due to too many combing and styling sessions…

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June, Gay Pride month

June, Gay Pride month

June is Gay Pride month. Here at Yéyé Dolls we (my dolls and I 🙂 ) are all for freedom to be yourself and equal rights for everybody. The rainbow flag, first used in 1978, is a universal symbol of the LGBT community today. My Rainbow Dress Fashionista Barbie shows our support in this photo shoot. And here is a happy song to close this entry with, “Maria” from Ricky Martin! Have a nice weekend. 🙂

“Gran Hotel”, inspiration for doll clothes

“Gran Hotel”, inspiration for doll clothes

Gran Hotel is a Spanish television series (2011-2013) about the owners, guests and staff of a high society hotel in the early 1900s. I’m watching it on Netflix and am completely hooked! The story starts when a young man, Julio, arrives at the hotel to visit his sister who works there. He finds out that she has disappeared and infiltrates in the hotel by taking on a job as a waiter under an alias. He falls in love with one…

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Nancy’s romantic outfit

Nancy’s romantic outfit

Today I’d like to introduce you to a new member of my very small Nancy family. This blond haired, brown eyed girl is from 1981. She wears a romantic outfit from the same year. Nancy’s “natural” curly hair is what convinced me to buy her. 🙂 Her hair is a bit wild looking and could use some styling, but I’m reluctant to wash it. I’m afraid she could loose some, and it would be a pity if the curls would…

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Charlyne

Charlyne

Mimi’s new friend is another doll from the Pritti Millemosse range (Furga, 1970s). I think her name is Charlyne, but I’m not certain of this. Mimi herself is a Furga Damina doll (dolls with historically inspired outfits) of which I don’t know the official name. Both dolls have the Pritti Millemosse (mille mosse means a thousand moves) head mould, but don’t have the bendable foam legs. Charlyne has the same hair-do as Pritti Milleacconciature (transl. a thousand hairstyles) but doesn’t…

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Barbarella, Cuca’s sister

Barbarella, Cuca’s sister

Barbarella by Migliorati, Italy is a cute little doll with a funny face. In Spain she’s known as Cuca and there she was produced by Famosa, the company that also makes the famous Nancy doll. Originally she’s from the 1960s. My Barbarella has her original dress, but I’m sure there has to go a top underneath. The dress also misses a flower on the front. I dressed her in a striped outfit from another doll. Barbarella looks like she’s up…

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Oh Carol

Oh Carol

Carol Barrie, made in 2010 by the Tonner Doll Company, belongs to the “Gowns by Anne Harper” collection. Anne Harper is a fictitious fashion designer for Hollywood stars in the 1940s. While I’m not interested in owning the Anne Harper doll itself, I do like two of her clients: Carol Barrie and Diane Evans. I could remove Carol from my wish list when I found the Star Power Carol Barrie doll online. The hunt for Diane Evans continues. Carol has…

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Discovering bloggers 2020

Discovering bloggers 2020

Monstercrafts introduced a great idea on her blog (click on the link to read her post). She suggests that we share links to blogs that we like and are maybe new to our readers, so they can discover those blogs as well. I encourage you to participate to make our doll-blogging community larger and more popular again. The logo shown above is created by Monstercrafts, if you want to participate, you can copy and save it from her blog or…

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Tyler in Ensemble d’Or

Tyler in Ensemble d’Or

Tyler Wentworth by Robert Tonner is wearing Ensemble d’Or. This dressed doll was exclusively made for the department store Galeries Lafayette Paris in 2001. Only 100 were made. Blogger comments: las muñecas de Sonia11 May 2020 at 17:34Hola Linda!Es realmente impresionante!!,tiene muchisimo porte y es super elegante!,su vestimenta es para quedarse con la boca abierta, tiene una cara espectacular y ademas va muy detallada,me encantaa!!,besos!.Sonia ReplyDeleteReplies Linda11 May 2020 at 18:14Hola Sonia, me alegro de que te guste Tyler. 🙂…

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