Kevin von Duuglas-Ittu just informed me via a comment on my "I Stopped Counting at 500" post, that my blog is featured on the Tonner Blog . Their post includes a bit of Tonner dolls of color history, too.
A post about the Tonner dolls in my collection has been dancing around in my head for a while. The first installment is forthcoming.
So much black-doll history... so little time to write.
The featured doll is Tonner's 22-inch American Models Basic African American from 2007, one of my absolute favorites... had to have her! I named her Rihanna. Rihanna wears Tonner's CherishedFriends.com-exclusive "Mountain Retreat" fashion. The outfit, a limited edition of 300, includes the classically styled red duffle coat with Burberry plaid lining, a long-sleeved red turtleneck over distressed jeans; side zipped, tan suede ankle boots; red drop earrings, and tan suede shoulder bag. Rihanna looks great in anything.
(The above image and description are included on pages 369-370 in my book, Black Dolls: A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion, 2008.
Thanks again Kevin for blog nod!