Lots of new dolls have come to reside in Dollton in the past few months. Allow me to formally introduce some of the new dollies alongside their relatives.
I used one of my end-of-school year gift cards to add Ally to my growing collection of Hispanic dolls. Now Dena has a daughter. Ally works for Grace at the flower shop. Ally is on a Barbie Style Teresa body- the new one with the articulated ankles.
I finally scooped up the dark and lovely fashionista. Watching her sell out in several places made me realize that if I didn’t act soon, then I was going to miss out. I kept passing her up in stores, because I was waiting to find one with perfect bangs. Finally, I ordered three at one time from Walmart using Site-to-Store with plans to keep the best of the bunch and return the others. Her new name is Eboni Miller. She is Chandra’s cousin. And she has a daughter. Remember the cutie from the June Brides post? Kenya is Chandra’s niece. Eboni is on a Baby Phat Chandra body. I know I said that I was over two-toned hair, and I am, but I actually like hers. It's a bit disheveled in the picture though from having her head removed.
The blonde fashionista is Robyn’s cousin, Kanika, from Tennessee. Kanika will be waitressing at Robyn’s club. I removed her garish pink lipstick, and I have plans to rebody her soon. I mixed a nice neutral shade for her lips and will paint them one day when I need something to do. And is it just me or is her head A LOT bigger than Eboni's?
A mother- and father-of-the-bride were must haves, and these two look so good together. Lando Calrissian is Dr. William Norwood, renowned plastic surgeon. Diana Ross is Rosalyn Norwood. Then I decided that Brandy needed a sister. The 2002 AA Collector Barbie has a similar facial sculpt, and as far as I know is one of only two dolls ever made with this sculpt. She is now Yolanda Stacy, Brandy’s (married) younger sister.
And what about the groom's mother? I guess the third time really is the charm, because I tried two other dolls in the role of Tony and Amber's mom before realizing that BB Collection Red Model No.02 was perfect. Now we see where Amber gets that big hair. Larissa Scott is a widow, so don't expect to see good 'ol dad. Larissa is on the same body as Amber- Barbie Style Nikki. I grabbed another one when Amazon had them for like eight bucks with free shipping.
Raven is Millicent’s niece. She recently transferred to AU and will be staying with her aunt and uncle instead of on campus. She’s helping out at the bakery until classes begin in the fall. And check out Marisa pattern mixing and looking very on-trend like the star she is!
40th Anniversary Ken is Millicent's brother-in-law, Nathan. He shares a facial sculpt with her husband, Gabriel, so the two are brothers. He’s so handsome and has the same articulation as So in Style Darren. Faith Hill is Nathan’s wife, Hilary. She is on a Divergent Tris body. I removed her widow’s peak and tattoos with acetone. Nathan and Hilary have twin sons, Justin and Jason. You can read more about what they do for a living on the Characters page.
P.S. The Baby Phat Kara in the background of the bakery pic is new, too. She might be Camille and Grace's cousin, but I haven't committed to that story yet. Her name is Karalyn (pronounced just like Carolyn). You know the rule: first doll in the house gets the given name. Mara had the first Kara in the house, so I had to change my doll's name.
That’s all for now, but I’ll leave you with a teaser about the newbies I’m saving for a different post. The list includes a grail doll that has been on my wish list for at least a year, the most beautiful AA holiday Barbie (imho) ever created, my first Dynamite Girl, and a new (to me) Fashion Royalty Homme.