Friday, November 6, 2015

The Other Uneeda Fashion Doll


This doll was won on eBay in September the same day another separately listed doll by Uneeda, circa 1970/'80s, was won.  As mentioned in the other doll's post, the seller misplaced this doll and issued a refund.  After finding the doll several weeks later, it was offered to me and I accepted the offer. She finally arrived wearing what appears to be her original dress.  Her feet were bare.  Her black rooted side-swept ponytail was missing the rubber band but the style remained in place.

Like the other doll, this one has brown painted eyes, rooted eyelashes, a smiling mouth and separately molded teeth.


I fluffed out the ends of her ponytail, pierced her ears, and dressed her in a pink simple sheath sewn by Denise McKenna of NisesFashions.  Her high-heel shoes are from a Sparkle Girlz fashion.

Both dolls had their ears pieced with Dritz quilter's pins like the ones shown here. I used pale pink for both to create stud earrings with the pins.

The sisters posed for a final photo.  The doll on the right has been redressed in a Mixis paisley print sheath.
Their manufactured name is unknown.  However, Streak N Frost Miki, sold through K-Mart during the 1980s, uses the same head sculpt.  I have named them Niki and Miki.

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12 comments:

  1. Really cute. They have pleasant faces. What do you think if the dolls found in dollar stores?

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    1. Their face is what attracted me to them. Again, if I find the face attractive of those sold in dollar stores, I will purchase. For years I ignored them. After seeing what Paulette of Limbe Dolls has done with dollar store playscale dolls, I began giving them a second look. I'll have to gather up my non-Barbie fashion dolls and do a post about them soon.

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  2. I love Niki and Miki. I think their faces are very pretty and I'm surprised that they have rooted eyelashes! I love the pink sheath dress...it looks so nice against her complexion.
    :) Farrah

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    1. Thank you, Farrah. I had to redress both since their original clothes were not at all flattering. These two sheaths work well for them.

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  3. I really like that head sculpt. The smile seems genuine and theirs so much expression in her face.

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! They are full of character and detail. Their teeth are even separately molded.

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    1. Here's hoping I remember their cute names. (I can always refer to my Excel spreadsheet if I have a lapse in memory). :-)

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  5. They remind me more of the 80's. Kind of a relaxed Cyndi Lauper vibe or early MTV Djays.

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