It seems that my love for fashion dolls started with Peaches and Cream Barbie (1985). I don’t know if she was my first Barbie doll or not, but she certainly made an impression on me. Maybe it was her gorgeous gown, maybe it was her pretty face, or maybe it was because her cocoa complexion was like my own. I don’t remember having many black dolls as a young girl. Black dolls were not as readily available back then as they are now. My family did not have the money to indulge my love for Barbie, so I mainly dreamt of the things I saw in the Sears Wish Book and took every opportunity I got to enjoy the fashion dolls of my friends.