Friday, January 30, 2009

Vitamin C Re-root

She looks great with blonde hair! I hope to get this doll one day and turn her into a redhead.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New line of all AA dolls

Mr Special Sparkles of thedollcafe posted this article
I think its great, finally more AA dolls but I guess there need to be an Asian American president or something major for Mattel to produce Asian dolls. There are no Asian dolls whatsoever...
I'm very curious to see this new line, hopefully one of the dolls will be dark. The Nikis out there look alike, so I got some Janay dolls to spice up the variety in my collection.

EDIT: the article was deleted so I'll paste it here

NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Mattel Inc. (MAT) will launch its first complete line of African-American Barbie dolls, a company representative said Thursday.

The line, which features three adult dolls, was previewed in a video at the Mattel and Fisher-Price Sneak-Peak Tour in New York one day after America's first African-American president, Barack Obama, took office.

The "So in Style" dolls, expected to be released in fall 2009, come with little sisters as part of a mentorship theme.

The company has shown the dolls to prominent women in the African-American community to ensure their authenticity and in an effort to possibly recruit a spokesperson for the new line, the Mattel representative said. The company wouldn't release the names of the women it consulted.

While Obama's election shows a diminishing racial divide in America, the company representative said, the doll line was conceived prior to Obama's announcement that he intended to run for office.
(Prior? I don't believe that, AA dolls are often ignored like Kens. The current Fashion Fever line dont have any AA. Why start this now? Its no coincidence, I belive the line was created because of Obama)

The line was inspired by Mattel toy designer Stacey McBride. The price of the new line will be in the same range as other Barbie lines.

The line differs from the company's prior releases of African-American toys, in part, because of its facial features. As an example, the toys have fuller lips and different cheek bone placement and nose structure.

The company has shown the line to several retailers and said many have responded well, the company said.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fairytopia Magical Mermaid Kayla

Blue streaks removed, new side part added with darker blonde hair rooted all over. I think she looks better this way!

Friday, January 23, 2009

President Lea restyled

Partial re-root commission:
additional hair plugs added in colors copper and black brown, front bangs tied at back

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lilly Pulitzer Barbie

Partial Re-root:
side part added and silver streaks for that "Stacy London" look

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lea Fun

The one on the left I did for a friend who wanted additional highlights added

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Asian Barbie : Fashion Fever Leas

The gems in my collection, took me a long time to get these girls!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Girls night out

I love to dress my girls in skimpy clothes lol

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Set Completed!

I think I have all the Flutterpixies now! I found these 2 rare ones at Walmart clearance for $1 each YAY!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Just finished giving MT Lea saran hair, can you spot the original?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Lea for President

More pics of Lea! You can see her hair color better in these pics.

I requested her as gifts and still would like more! I can't get enough of this Lea.
What style and color you want to see next?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Barbie the Diamond Castle Princess Alexa

This doll is Teresa as Alexa from the Diamond Castle DVD but actually shes SUMMER. I thought it was the Teresa/Barbie head mold. How many of you thought so too!?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Really Rosy

I dont have Lea yet, but I do have Kayla.
I think Kayla looks more asian than Lea! Don't you think so?

Lea pic I found on ebay

Friday, January 2, 2009

Fashion Fever Courtney

Love this doll, but hate her dry fluffy hair. Now she looks great with her new saran hair.
I styled her like how she originally came but with more of a red tone.

I'm planning to reroot all my favorite dolls that has kanekalon hair.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Best Doll of 2008

Toys r us exclusive Barbie for President 2008 Asian version

To me she is the BEST of 2008! Its sad that this is the only Asian doll available in play line

I re-rooted my extra Lea, gave her a 3 mix of brown colors. I was about to give her bangs but decided not to at the last minute. The color is actually lighter than what it shows in the picture.