Thursday, May 12, 2022

Unboxing Vera Wang Barbie Doll

First blog post of the year is a YouTube doll review by doll enthusiast, Dollicious Life. Why? 

1. She's an original, new face mold.

2. She's modelled after an Asian-American icon.

3. She's articulated.

4. She's a mature figure. 

Is anyone else interested in this doll? You can read more about her on Mattel's website.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

How to Make Moss | Two ways of Making Artificial Grass for Crafts

I received a request for how to make/find greenery for doll scenes. Here's the second of two YouTube videos showing how.

How To Make Artificial Grass for Models (home made)

I received a request for how to make/find greenery for doll scenes. Here's the first of two YouTube videos showing how.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Barbie Fashionistas Sale Coming to Aldi Supermarkets


Our doll buddy, Rosi, shares that Aldi supermarket will have Barbie Fashionistas on sale for $7.99 from December 2, 2020 to December 8, 2020. Thanks, Rosi!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Flavas Advertisement at KB Toys 2003

Here is a 2003 KB Toys advertisement for one of the first waves of Mattel's Flavas dolls, "Street." (The other wave was called "Sport.") The ad also shows a purple Flavas van, one of the two Date dolls and bike sets, and 3 of the six denim jackets created for each doll in this line. Here is the full ad followed by photos of the pieces.

The "Street" wave Flavas from left to right: Happy D, Kiyoni Brown, Tika, Tre, P Bo, and Liam. 


Flavas Street Rod sold separate from the dolls.


Flavas Bike Date - Liam and Happy D. Two dolls and one motorcycle were in this set. The other Bike Date set with Tre and Kiyoni Brown, not shown in this circular, had a purple motorcycle. Tre's and Kiyoni's jackets were yellow, black, and white color blocked.


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Redressed Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 Meow Mix - Jeans Themes

Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 deboxed


Let's say hello to Mattel Fashionistas #97 "Meow Mix" from 2018. Her East Philly name is Katherine Par. (No, she has no known connection to the historical Katherine Parr.) Our Katherine aka Kat-with-a-K is a petite Fashionistas. While Kat loved her kitty-themed dress, she wanted to change into something more casual, something a little more mature looking. So she rummaged through our doll closets. Below are her best fits. Please share them with the petite Fashionistas in your life.

Redressed Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 in Fashion Fever top and Flavas jeans

Redressed Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97, back view


Kat's first exciting find was a pair of Mattel Flavas's jeans (from Denim and Diamonds Kiyoni Brown) that she paired with a Mattel Fashion Fever cropped white top with silver lips across the bodice. Flavas Kiyoni Brown and Happy D were the shortest Flavas dolls and the same height. So if you have any Flavas fashions for either of those two dolls, your petite Fashionistas can share them.

Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 in Cali Girl Lea jeans

Kat next found Cali Girl Lea's cut-off jeans. Another perfect fit.


Although the everGirl dolls were intended for younger teen dolls, Kat felt that these everGirl jeans were sufficiently age-neutral for her to wear without looking too juvenile. She might have the pants' legs hemmed.

Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 in everGirl jeans, back view


Then there was this slightly "off" Mattel My Scene stretch denim romper. Kat thinks that this fashion just missed perfection because the bodice was intended for a fuller breasted doll.

Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 in My Scene romper

And, of course, there were some fashion misses like a pair of R&D Susie's jeans and a pair of Mattel My Scene Barbie's bootcut jeans. We decided to show those two misses so you could see how those two fashions would not suit.

Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 in R&D Susie jeans

Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 in My Scene full length pants

The R&D Susie jeans are not wide enough for petite Fashionistas. The My Scene jeans' legs hang over Kat's feet. "Not good looks," Kat decided. Let us know what fashions your petite Fashionistas wear. Thanks for your suggestions.