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16. Wear at least two prints.

I think we all know I can get a lot wilder than this with pattern mixing, but again, I had to look professional from the waist up.  (I’m trying to get a job as an online ESL teacher for kids in China, so all the reviews/tests/training sessions are online and I’m on video.)

[Image description: one full-body photo of a young woman (me) with bobbed light purple hair that’s held back on one side with a large black clip.  I’m leaning on a metallic pink cane that I’m holding in my left hand.  I’m standing in front of a blue wall.  I’m wearing a white shirt (actually a dress but only the top is showing) with thin, horizontal black stripes.  It’s tucked into a straight black midi skirt with a white polka dot pattern.  Over the shirt/dress, I have on a bright blue cardigan with ¾ length sleeves.  I’m wearing pink lipstick and black mary jane shoes.  As always, I have on my round black glasses.]

Doll Grade kanekalon Discontinued

Thought this would be a nice bit of info for any doll collectors out here!

Recently it’s been noted that Mattel has stopped rooting their dolls with Doll-Grade Kanekalon (also known as synthetic mohair in the BJD/Blythe hobby)- notably the Electrified dolls and the Totally Hair repro Barbie, both of which have polypropylene, which is known to be pretty gross (Same hair type that the ‘’gross’ bratz dolls had a few years ago) and the Endless Hair Kingdom dolls have been reissued with saran.

I contacted Kaneka corp, the manufacturer of both human-grade kanekalon and Doll-grade kanekalon and got this response today-

I’m curious to know what the ‘market change’ was? 

Personally I’m SUPER disappointed by this. Kanekalon is probably one of the best hair types out there, especially for the easy styling and resemblance to human hair. It’ll be sad to see this hair go, especially if doll companies replace it with a cheaper hair like polypropylene like Mattel has been doing.

Also sad because Monique Wigs will probably stop making wigs with Synthetic mohair, which are my fave doll wigs!

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In her perfect Dressing Blythe dress.