So in Style Baby Phat Collection

Name: So in Style (S.I.S.) Baby Phat Collection

Made by and When: Mattel, 2012

Material: Vinyl with articulated elbows, wrists, and knees

Height: 11-1/2 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouths/Complexions: All dolls have long wavy hair and closed mouths. Grace has auburn-streaked brunette hair and green eyes. Her complexion is light-medium. Kara has dark auburn hair with highlights and hazel eyes. Her complexion is medium. Chandra’s hair is black; she has brown eyes and a beautiful ebony complexion. Marisa is a honey blonde with highlights, has brown eyes, represents a Latina, and has the lightest complexion of the SiS dolls. Her brown eyes are side glancing.

Clothes: Grace wears a split wide-collar pink knit sweater, black leggings, black high-heel boots, a gold Baby Phat plastic belt, gold plastic earrings, and holds a Baby Phat shopping bag.  Kara wears an orange mesh top over a blue tank, denim short-shorts with an embroidered belt, orange high heels, gold hoop earrings, and a Baby Phat necklace. She has a Baby Phat shopping bag and orange sunglasses. Marisa wears a coral satin tunic with purple sequin trim, purple lace leggings, purple high-heel shoes, silver plastic earrings, a silver plastic Baby Phat pendant, yellow sunglasses, and she holds a Baby Phat shopping bag.

Other: As well as co-designing other doll lines at Mattel, Stephen Sumner designed the Baby Phat So in Style dolls, a line he helmed at the time the Baby Phat line was designed. The dolls were presented in a colorful box with a group headshot of the four dolls on the back as illustrated in one of the slideshow images.

Slideshow (unless otherwise indicated, the photographs are courtesy of Stephen Sumner)

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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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