I wanted to do my part to support the diverse body types now being offered, so I made up my mind to purchase at least one each of the petite, tall, and curvy dolls. My dolls were all purchased online at either Target.com or Amazon.com. I have a Target debit card, so shipping is free. And I finally bit the bullet and signed up for Prime again, so two-day shipping was free from Amazon, too.
|Petitle, Curvy, Regular, & Tall for height comparison|
First up is the Emoji Fun curvy doll. $19.99 from Amazon
Her name is Elon. I don't have a job or back story for her yet, but I expect I'll have something soon.
I am very happy with her complexion and face up. As others have noted, she can share some clothes with the other dolls. Loose or stretchy pieces and A-line dresses are no problem at all.
|Eboni (on a Baby Phat Chandra body) next to Elon for complexion comparison|
|Elon in her denim skirt and extra shoes with Fab Fringe's top|
I was worried she wouldn't be able to share shoes with the other dolls when I saw the size of the pink heels she was wearing, but I was able to get the open-toe heels that came with the blue floral dress pictured below on her just fine.
|The pink shoes Elon was wearing on an average Barbie foot|
|Elon might be stiff, but at least she can sit with her legs closed. I'm looking at you, Lammily!|
Next up is the Fab Fringe tall doll. $7.99 from Target
Fab Fringe is now Freda Anthony, Robyn's cousin. I tried to get past Kanika's (blonde in first photo) huge head, but in the end I just couldn't. Kanika has been replaced as Robyn's cousin in my stories. But I won't be tossing her in the donation bin just yet. I intend to use her to practice repainting. Speaking of painting...as soon as the mood strikes me, I will give Freda a lip color that doesn't clash with her fabulous red hair. And I'm seriously debating putting her on an AA Made to Move body. It's a perfect match, but she will lose her lovely height.
Next is the Ruby Red petite doll. $7.94 from Amazon
She is Ruby Li, Meiling's younger sister. Meiling is the Made to Move doll I introduced a while back. Inspired by Shasha, I cut her long hair into an inverted bob. Ruby will get a Made to Move body, too on my next trip to TRU.
|The Li sisters: Ruby and Meiling|
|Another view of Meiling's inverted bob|
The Li sisters have a cousin on their father's side. Her name is Taleah Li. Her name is a combination of tall and Lea for her facial sculpt, but I actually had a Taleah in my class several years ago. I haven't deboxed her yet, but I will soon. $19.99 from Amazon
|Taleah Li, formerly the Leather & Ruffles tall doll|
I also ordered this cutie. ($14.99 from Amazon) She's not a Fashionista, but I'm showing her here because she was purchased as a body donor for Taleah. She's a perfect match, and in this case I don't care at all about the loss of height. I will be buying a few more of these as she is also a good match for the doll with the romper and a few others with a light AA tone.
|What a gorgeous face!|
I'm updating this post to include two ladies who were inadvertently left out. I'd forgotten that they were never introduced, because both were purchased last year. Allow me to introduce Cheyanne and Avery. These gals are salon assistants. Avery is without a body at the moment, because I sent her off to Cyano Reroots to have her pink hair replaced with black. At our last doll club meeting, Georgia Girl did a workshop on rooting eyelashes. I finished one eye under the supervision of my awesome instructor (Thanks, Georgia Girl!!) and I did the other eye at home. I need to trim her lashes a bit, but my sharpest scissors are at work. In August, GG is doing a flocking workshop. I'm contemplating removing her blonde flocking and replacing it with black. What say you?
|Cheyanne & Avery patiently waiting for articulated bodies|
|Close-up of Avery's incomplete makeover|
I also have plans to give Avery some tattoos and piercings. Has anyone re-bodied this doll? If so, which body did you use?
That's all for now. The next photo story will be posted in a few days.