Monday, June 13, 2016

Misty Copeland Barbie Overload in a Good Way

This and all other photos in this post are courtesy of Romona Jennings

Fellow doll enthusiast, Romona Jennings, shared photos with my Facebook group of her recently received Misty Copeland Barbie. After waiting months (and she is still waiting) for the Copeland Barbie ordered from TheBarbieCollector dot com, she decided to purchase a discounted doll from Amazon dot com and she is happy she did. The doll's imperfect box did not matter because Jennings planned to debox the doll.  She will eventually have two Copeland Barbies after the long-awaiting one from TBC arrives, but can enjoy this one now. I loved her pictures so much that I wanted to share them with you.

With her permission, the initial photos she took and some additional ones I requested are shared below:

The colorful backdrop is from Ntzoke Shange's Obie Award-winning 1974 play,
 for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf.

Romona added red feathers to the doll's headpiece and also pierced her ears.  With the red feathers, she wanted to achieve a similar look to the headpiece Copeland wore in her title role in Firebird.

Misty's Firebird costume is shown above in this Internet-captured photograph.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) Barbie joins the Misty Copeland Barbie.

The AAADTB is featured alone in this beautiful photo.

Romona captioned this:  Mesmerizing Misty

Misty and AAADT Barbie gracefully pose for a final photo.

I hope you have enjoyed Romona's photos as much as I have.  Thanks again Romona for allowing me to share these and thank you for taking additional photos of the AAADT Barbie at my request.

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  1. So many reviews of this wonderful doll, in my opinion, have been overly critical. Misty is a beautiful doll at an affordable price.

  2. These photos are indeed beautiful. My Misty is still in the box, which I also ordered from Amazon after my order from The Barbie Collection was once again backordered. My box from Amazon had no damage. Thanks to both you and Romona for sharing these photos.

  3. Beautiful photos. I can't get over how stunning her face is. That color red looks incredible on her.

  4. Thanks for sharing, Debbie!

  5. Romona takes such beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them here, Debbie! It's fun to see the doll in different poses, since I plan to leave my doll boxed (which is rare for me).

  6. Thanks for the lovely pictures. The doll does look a lot like the real Misty, so that's a plus.


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