Wednesday, July 25, 2012

No, Danielle Has Not Left Morristown for Texas

After "meeting" Danielle Harper through Fashion Dolls at Van's Doll Treasures in November 2010, I have followed Vanessa's well-written stories and videos about Danielle's courtship, marriage, honeymoon, and her most recent return from honeymoon.  Through these photo and video stories, I was able to really "get to know" Danielle as a charming woman, single mother, and now wife.  I liked her and wanted to add my own Danielle to my collection.  I kept forgetting to ask Vanessa to inform me of Danielle's manufactured name.

Her origin was unveiled after I read Ebony Nicole's April 29, 2012, "for sale" post for Fashion Fever Kayla.  From there I immediately went to eBay and quickly found my own Kayla never removed from box, (whose name will remain Kayla).  Kayla arrived in May of this year.

I've been so busy with life, work, and real-world stuff that I had not taken the time to redress Kayla or do anything with her long, but rather uneven hair until this past weekend.  After finding the perfect fashion for her, I decided to give Kayla a makeover, which has not been completed, but I wanted to share the first steps of the makeover now.

Below are two pictures of Kayla taken after she arrived in May.


Did anyone really ever wear bell-bottom camouflage pants with orange jersey inserts?

Kayla's hair has now been pulled up into a ponytail, held by a rubber band.  I applied olive oil Eco Style Gel to the loose ends and curled small sections with tiny rod rollers.  I had to use end papers in order to get the uneven ends of her hair to curl evenly.

Kayla is waiting for her hair to dry.  She and I are eager to know how her curls will look.

Next, I dressed Kayla in a lovely matching black lace bra and panties designed by the tremendously creative Limbe Dolls.  Kayla and I love it!

Kayla, still waiting for her hair to dry, is dressed in black lace lingerie ensemble courtesy of Limbe Dolls.

As soon as Kayla's hair dries and is styled, an additional post will be published to share more details about her makeover including why I wrapped plastic around her feet (as shown in the image immediately above).

Until then...

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8 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing Kayla's makeover. She has such a serene look about her. Vanessa has created such a lovely persona around Danielle's character to the point that when I see this doll I think that's Danielle. Congrats on getting her. I have one similar, but mine came in a swimsuit with big flat feet.

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    1. Serene is a perfect way to describe Kayla, Georgia Girl. I don't think I added any Fashion Fever dolls to my collection when they were released, if I did, it was only Christie. I completely ignored Kayla until now, thanks to Vanessa's Danielle.

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  2. Glad to see you were able to make use of the lingerie. Once her hair sets Kayla is going to be a real femme fatale!

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    1. She's looking more beautiful than ever with her new hairdo, lacy lingerie, and new fashion. The reveal is forthcoming.

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  3. Danielle was thrilled to hear that she inspired this purchase. She loves having more of her family members finding wonderful homes to live in. Congrats on getting her. I never paid much attention to the Fashion Fever line until last year. They have some really nice dolls and nice clothes in that line. No, I can't say I have ever worn bell bottom camouflage pants before. Never even seen them. Doesn't it seem to take forever for that hair to dry? Three days was a long time for me to wait for hair to dry. I love her lingerie. I can't wait to see her new look. Thanks for the shout out.

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    1. Hi Vanessa,

      I really miss the quality and variety Mattel offered with the Fashion Fever clothing. I wish they would bring a similar line back and also improve the pickings for Ken.

      Kayla's hair only took about 24 hours to dry, thanks to the rod rollers and tissue paper. Had I used something porous to roll it, it would have taken longer. It turned out well with a twist.

      Thanks again to you and Danielle for inspiring this purchase.

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  4. It's weird but Kayla in the box doesn't make me think of Danielle at all. Vanessa's Danielle seems more mature and stable -- kind of a mother earth vibe. This Kayla looks way younger and like she's a retro hipster type. I like them both!

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    1. Thanks, Muff! Please share your thoughts about Kayla after I post her reveal. I'd love to know what you think about her new look as compared to the doll that inspired her purchase.

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