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I’m not much of a fan of the 2017 Fashionistas in general because the quality is much lower than previous and most head sculpts have been reused too much for my tastes. But the Style So Sweet doll has been on my radar since she uses the 2001 Mbili sculpt (not the 2011 Grace sculpt) and pictures of her have been consistently nice.

So seeing her today I had to grab her, though out of the 3 I saw, two had severe… wonk eye? The left eye was printed much more smaller than the right, but this had… evenly sized eyes. To my surprise, she lacks glue head, and her head size is collector sized! It’s been… 12 years since I could honestly say a brand new play line doll I’ve bought had a collector sized head. I put her on a Fashionista Nikki body.

Also, though her dress is baggy and looks like a sack on her, it’s the perfect width and length for Ace McFly. The velcro even lines up properly…

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Painted par Akara

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Meet Toya, the world’s first Jamaican Patois-speaking doll

When Saffron Jackson went to buy her daughter a doll, she was frustrated at the dearth of options for black girls. So Jackson, a 38-year-old Jamaican teacher who resides in the United Kingdom, decided to make her own: Toya, the first Jamaican Patois-speaking doll on the market and the first of Jackson’s Zuree Doll line. 

“The idea behind this is to show little girls that regardless of their skin tone or hair texture, they’re indeed beautiful,” she told the Jamaica Star. “Hence, the name Zuree. It come from Swahili, and it means beautiful.” Read more.

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Back in Action!!!

I received the replacement wings from Fairyland for my Rus finally! Despite them warning me of a difference the resin match was pretty much perfect. And of course the first thing I did when I got them was get to work on blushing her! I hope I did the little beastie justice, but here is it’s new look, complete with the new set of wings. Maybe I should name her Phoenix or something.

I was going for a parakeet, or maybe even parrot look,as she really seemed like she needed to be colorful. There might be a small hint of owl in there as well..

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Painted hippogriff par Akara

Different hairstyles for Bunny!! This was very fun to do actually :D Inspired by this 

Number 4 is from @corona-de-flores 

A North Carolina pastor is mad because he thinks this new boy doll will corrupt children

  • This week’s news that the American Girl doll line was introducing its first “boy” doll, a chill, new dude-doll named Logan Everett, caused waves on social media — and had one North Carolina pastor concerned that the supple minds of America’s boy babies are under attack. 

  • After learning about Logan the doll on a Good Morning America segment, Keith Ogden, a pastor at the Hill Street Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina, sent out an email on Wednesday to more than a hundred churchgoers bearing the subject line “KILLING THE MINDS OF MALE BABIES.” Read more. (2/16/2017 5:22 PM)

TWELVE FOREVER IS AWEEEESOMEEE. /my lines suck i’m sorry imma tired potato/

what she says: I’m fine

what she means: assuming Amber Von Tussle is 17, which is Tracy’s age in the Hairspray movie, and Hairspray takes place in 1962, Amber’s birth year would be 1945. In “Mama I’m a Big Girl Now” she says “Once upon a time I used to dress up Ken”, referencing Ken from the Barbie doll line. Barbie first was introduced in 1959, which means Amber would be 14 when she first got one. Ken wasn’t even introduced until 1961, making Amber 16 when she could have gotten one. Amber would not have gotten a children’s toy at 14 or 16 or even any age after 10, considering her mother. Amber also makes a references to “Gidget”, specifically Gidget going to Rome. Gidget was an American sitcom that first aired 3 years after Hairspray takes place. Gidget going to Rome was a novel that was published before the sitcom, but it was published in 1963, which is still a year after Hairspray is over. Amber and her mother are time travelers who did not do their research, but I did. They’re caught. I cannot put up with these lies any more.

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Lana in the snow par Akara

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Inspired by the video game series

“American McGee’s Alice: Madness Returns”

This REanimation has been quite the involved project.  Six different artists have come together with their expertise combined with my efforts to bring her to life!  I’ve done my best to emulate the Alice Madness character from top to bottom. She’s taken over a year to complete :)

Beginning as Cleo from the MH doll line, factory paint, hair and clothing has been removed, providing a clean slate for the new Alice.

I’ve hand rooted her new hair plug by plug with a rich and natural feeling raven black (saran). Her eyes are a beautiful realistic green glass. I’ve permanently set these along with upper and lower black lashes.

Her faceup has been sealed 3 times prior to color application and sealed again afterwards. (I use professional grade chalk pastels, water color pencils and acrylic gloss for eye and lip shine.

She wears an ensemble brought together by myself and two other artists involving seamstress work, clay miniature signature Vorpal blade and her signature Omega necklace. Her dress is made from a variety of materials and is adorned with miniature grommets and leather-like straps, buckles, ribbon and leather dress bow. I’ve also added arm straps on top of fitted finger-less arm warmer style gloves.

thedaughterwhosews made her thigh highs and arm warmers and her wonderfully accurate boots were created by a great friend and fellow artist rosdolls

Alice would love to have a forever home with someone who will love her as much as I do having created her.  :)  <3

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