Alice in Wonderland Souvenir Doll

Name: Alice in Wonderland Maryland Society of Doll Collectors 2020 Luncheon Souvenir Doll Made by and When: Goldie Wilson, 2020 Material: Porcelain with brown cloth body Marks: Signed and dated by the artist Height: 14 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Handmade black wig with long spiral curls in the back/brown stationary eyes, hand-painted eyebrows and eyelashes /closed mouthContinue reading “Alice in Wonderland Souvenir Doll”

Flo Jo

Name: Flo Jo Made by and When: L.J.N., 1989 Material: Vinyl Marks: ©1989 L.J.N./MADE IN CHINA (on the body) Height: 12 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Rooted long black hair, painted brown eyes, smiling mouth with painted teeth area Clothes: Wears a fashionable iconic one-legger pink and turquoise track suit; accessories include a gold lamé toteContinue reading “Flo Jo”

Maya Angelou Barbie Diorama

Maya Angelou Barbie Diorama (photos courtesy of Laila Johnson) Made by and When: Laila Johnson, 2021 Description: Laila Johnson collects Barbies and creates dioramas for them. She began making doll dioramas because she wants her dolls to have their own space to reflect their personality. Because Maya Angelou was a writer and poet, Johnson createdContinue reading “Maya Angelou Barbie Diorama”

Jada Loves Dolls

Name: Jada Loves Dolls Made by and When: Helen Kish, 2013, made in a limited edition of 15 dolls Material: Vinyl (Jada) with jointed elbows and knees as extra points of articulation; and resin (the baby, Nile) Marks: ©2006 Kish & Company (on head); hand signed on lower back: Jada Loves Dolls 1/15 Helen KishContinue reading “Jada Loves Dolls”

Silkstone Lingerie Barbie #5

Name: Lingerie Barbie #5 (and other Black/African American Silkstone Barbies) Made by and When: Mattel, Released in 2002 (and subsequent years) Material: Silkstone Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Rooted black hair is styled in a bob with sideswept bangs and a side part/brown painted eyes/closed mouth with crimson lip color Clothes: Black merry widowContinue reading “Silkstone Lingerie Barbie #5”

Jean-Michel Basquiat X Barbie

Name: Jean-Michel Basquiat X Barbie Made by and When: Mattel, ©2019, released in 2020 Material: Articulated vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth/Other: Black synthetic fibers were used for the hair that is styled in four sections of microbraids/brown painted eyes with blue eyeshadow and painted upper eyelashes/closed mouth with dark lip color/painted blue fingernails. Clothes: DressedContinue reading “Jean-Michel Basquiat X Barbie”

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Barbie

Name: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Barbie and Diorama Made by and When: Mattel, 2008 Material: Multiarticulated vinyl Marks: TM/©2001/MATTEL, INC. (on the head), 2798 (on left side of lower back), ©2006 Mattel, Inc./INDONESIA (on right buttock) Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Rooted black hair pulled up to form a short Afro puff/brown paintedContinue reading “Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Barbie”

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 andContinue reading “So in Style Baby Phat Collection”

So In Style Dolls (First Wave)

Name: So in Style (S.I.S.) Two-Doll Themed Sets Made by and When: Mattel, 2009 Material: Vinyl Height: 11-1/2 and 5 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: All dolls have rooted hair with painted eyes and smiling mouths. Grace and Courtney have brunette ponytails with bangs. Kara has auburn hair styled in two side ponytails; Kianna is blonde with twoContinue reading “So In Style Dolls (First Wave)”

AKA Centennial Barbie

Name: AKA Centennial Barbie Made by and When: Mattel, 2008 (designed by Stacey McBride-Irby) Material: Vinyl Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Brown rooted upswept hairdo with sideswept bangs/brown painted eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Sleeveless salmon pink gown has gold trim crisscrossing the bodice and around the waist. Apple green diamond-shaped fabric centers the bodice and flows downContinue reading “AKA Centennial Barbie”