All-Natural Lizette stood on my desk after having had her new silver shoes placed on her feet. These had been ordered to match the silver sequined dress won in an Ellowyne Wilde group giftaway. The dress for the giftaway was donated by Denise of Denidolldesigns.
|Tennis bracelet is composed of two crystal-encrusted toe rings. I normally use these as necklaces for playscale dolls. At the suggestion of Son of Ellis, I now know they can also be used as bracelets for 16-inch and taller dolls.|
To coordinate with her new dress, in addition to new shoes, new earrings, and a "tennis" bracelet were added. These accessories had been purchased separately with the shoes finally arriving from Hong Kong.
Lizette's Tonner-provided Afro is nice, but an upgrade was desired.
An Afro puff wig serves as her Afro. It was purchased in a package of two from a beauty supply store. The puff has an adjustable drawstring which allows for a snug fit on her head. The excess string is tucked underneath in back.
Wearing her new dress and accessories, Lizette was all set for her photo shoot, waiting patiently on my desk, when my daughter entered the doll room.
|All-Natural Lizette wearing Afro (puff) wig, slate gray drop earrings, silver sequined dress, "tennis" bracelet, and platform silver heels.|
As I sat at my desk viewing an image of Patricia, Daughter asked, "Who is that supposed to be, Diana Ross?" Frowning, because I thought she was referring to Patricia (who actually reminds me of Donna Summer), I asked, "How is that supposed to be Diana Ross?" She gave me a blank stare. I turned back to my monitor when Lizette caught my attention. I then said, "Oh, you mean her. No she's... [and I began to explain]" By this time, Daughter had lost all interest. Not a doll person, she retreated to the den with the other sports enthusiasts who were watching basketball. I am sure she was thinking, "My mama is weird."
It is comforting to know there are others who understand the measures taken to enjoy dolls and that using gender pronouns to refer to them is completely acceptable.