Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Another Lovely Doll Celebrates Barbie's Vintage Black Friends


The cut of  Mattel's bridal gown that I customized with images of vintage Black friends of Barbie is not designed for a curvaceous doll like Princess of South Africa (POSA). The center pleat does not lie flat as a result of her hip circumference.  I decided to try the gown on another ebony complexioned beauty, Model No. 4.  Her slender, ModelMuse body was certain to work.

This is a body comparison image of the two lovelies.  Note that POSA has painted-on white undies.

The dress is a much better fit on Model No. 4.  It was a stretch... and I mean a stretch getting Model No. 4's little black dress on POSA.  I had to put one arm in at a time, then her head, then stretch it over her body.  As a fashion statement, POSA insisted on wearing the veil and holding the bridal bouquet.  "Who said veils and bouquets are off limits to single women?" the Princess questioned.

After trying on Model 4's black slingbacks, the princess decided the dress needed something to make it "pop."  The zebra pumps from Barbie Basics Collection 001.5, Look No. 2, do just that. 

The ladies took one final picture.  Model 4 loves her new dress.  POSA loves hers too. 


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9 comments:

  1. I love the fact that this did that Basic doll but I just hate (and in this case it is not too strong a word)the makeup. Very few people black or others know how to apply makeup to a dark complexion. It is like painting on velvet. I can look cheap if not done well!

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  2. What a cute post. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I always enjoy seeing Model 4. I've been wanting to use her in my stories, but can't find a good body. Love that wedding dress. And the PUMPS! I remember that set, but wasn't really into the shoe thing at the time. Now you know I want to go get it. They both look great in their new outfits.

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  3. Thanks, Vanessa. I wasn't into shoes when I purchased these over a year ago either. In fact, I just opened them yesterday after POSA insisted.

    :-)

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  4. She looks gorgeous in the dress. Model 4 is one of my favorites.

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  5. Thank you Georgia Girl. Model 4 is one of my favorites, too. I am glad this dress forced me to finally debox her to enjoy outside the box.
    :-)

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  6. She looks wonderful in that dress. Love the dress. Awesome idea with the pics down the sides :)

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  7. Model No. 4 looks every bit the model. She's like bam - pose, bam - new pose, etc.

    POSA seems demure in contrast, but hey, she made a great choice in using the black-white shoes to make her outfit "pop."

    Interesting how these two near duplicates emerge with different characters.

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  8. D7ana -- I agree! Model 4 is "feeling" that dress.

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