Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Who's That Susie?

Anyone recognize the Susie in the photo below? The photo itself once was part of a PhillyCollector header. 


Heads of Fashion dolls and action figures: R&D Susie, Takara CyGirl Ice, YNU Group Mixis Emerald, Mattel Flavas Kiyoni, Aoshima/Skynet Girls Mission Mai, Integrity Heartbreaker TJ, Get Real Girl Vanessa


Can't recognize her? I'll tell you then: this Susie is the Los Angeles Luxe doll created for the 2006 Barbie Convention. She has long straight dark auburn hair and brown eyes with painted eyelashes.  She's shown wearing her original fashion, a gunmetal gray bolero jacket and a gunmetal gray halter midi dress. Does anyone recognize her now?

11 comments:

Roville said...

Yes, I recognized her. She has a discernible face - so sweet and youthful. Yours has gorgeous coloring. Do you still own her?

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I don't know anything about Susies, but they do have cute faces. Do they pose well?

D7ana said...

Hi Roville and Barb the Evil Genius!

@Roville - yes, I still own her. I haven't redressed her because her tawny complexion looks so great next to the metallic gray of her outfit. She's like a wood nymph embracing iron garb. Striking contrast.

@Yes, Susies pose well - except on bicycles, lol. Example: most Momokos have hinge wrists. Their wrists can bend down or up. Susie has a wrist that can turn palm up or turn palm down as well (sideways).

I'll do a post on Susies. I still have at least 7 of them.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: she is a great doll. A different doll with personality. Keep in touch

RoxanneRoxanne said...

I remember this photo, but I don't know anything about Susie. I'm looking forward to your upcoming post.

D7ana said...

Hi and thanks, Marta and RoxanneRoxanne!

Susie is/was a doll collector's dream (Rudi Teruel and David Wu created her.) A good source for Susie that still stands is a section of Lorraine's website.

Brini said...

She new to me and she's cute. I love for dolls to have different expression it help showcase their personalities.

Muff said...

Susie's are new to me too! I'd like to see more of that outfit she is wearing.

D7ana said...

Hi Brini and Muff!

Susie is new to you? Well, we have to improve your acquaintance with her. And her fabulous fashions, too. Susie post, coming up. Beep, beep.

Dollz4Moi said...

I have about 5 or 6 Susies but have never seen her. She's pretty and I'm sure you know more about them than I do :O)

I think I may have about the same amount of Momoko..hmm. I have an inventory to tackle one of these days

D7ana said...

Hi Dollz4Moi! Wow, I would love to see your Susies and your Momokos. Not hinting that you do a post or posts on them. Just commenting ;-)

Once upon a time, I had many Susies and many Momokos. I have about 4 Momokos and about 6 Susies. But I adore the ones I have now. Not that I didn't adore the others, too. Sigh.

Inventory ... ouch. I have to tackle that, too.