Wednesday, September 13, 2017

6th Annual Detroit Doll Show Announcement

Announcement from Sandra Epps of Sandy's Land regarding the 6th Annual Detroit Doll Show:
"We are OVER the TOP Excited to announce that the Phenomenal Ms. Stacey McBride-Irby will be joining us for Sandy's Land Doll Show on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at our NEW LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton, 5801 Southfield FWY. Detroit MI 48228.

"Stacey worked for Mattel Inc. for over 14 years where she designed for the Disney Princess, a few Career Barbies and she created the 'So In Style' African American line of Barbies released in 2009. This collection consists of dolls in a variety of skin tones with fuller lips and noses, distinctive cheekbones and different hair colors and textures.
"Stacey also designed the first African American Greek Sorority doll, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Barbie celebrating their Centennial year.
"This dynamic woman has been featured in Ebony, Essence, Heart & Soul, LA's Beauty Beat, Upscale, on the front cover of Wall Street Journal Personal newspaper, and a host of television shows and news programs throughout the World.
"Join us for this EPIC event, the 6th Annual Detroit Doll Show! We will see you there!!!

"Sandy's Land 6th Annual Detroit Doll Show will take place for three days.

"Friday, November 10, 2017 - Masquerade Party from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Award Presentation, Delicious Food, Caricature Artist, Decorate Your Mask, Mini Exhibit, Photo Fun, Music and Dancing.

HONOREES:  Myla Perkins (author), Natalie Durham (sponsor of arts and crafts dollmaking at past Detroit Doll Shows), Robin Hickman (founder and creative director/artist at A Celebration of Soulful Dolls)

"Saturday, November 11, 2017 - Exhibit Day from 12 noon to 6:30 p.m.
Doll Look-A-Like Contest, Arts & Craft, Coloring, Shop with over 30 Vendors, Speaker Ms. Stacey McBride-Irby, Doll Making Workshops, Raffle, Photo Fun and Pamper Pillow Paint Party.

"Sunday, November 12, 2017 - Workshops and Farewell
EVERYTHING WILL BE HELD AT: DoubleTree by Hilton, 5801 Southfield FWY., Detroit MI 48228
Near Fairlaine Shopping Center."

View a video narrated by Sandy and imagine the fun and excitement that took place at last year's show:

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  1. Firstly, one of the Detroit shows has to go on my bucket list...secondly, I will always, always kick myself that I never picked up a S.I.S dolls when I was visiting TXS a couple of years ago. As we didn't have them in Oz, I actually thought they were knock off Barbie's...yes, I'm an idiot. I'm going to put it down to jet lag!

    1. That would be great if you could attend one of the Detroit Doll Shows, Julius.

      I am sorry you missed the opportunity to purchase SIS dolls when you were in the states. This is a fabulous doll line that continued the Shani concept adding so many more waves of dolls wearing fabulous clothing, some of which were designer labels like Roca Wear (a Jay Z label) and Pastry (designed by Vanessa and Angela Simmons, daughters of Rev Run of Run DMC fame).



    2. I didn't mean to dbg x2... I guess that's the Gemini in me.

    3. You can never have enough dbg! ;)

    4. :-) Thanks, Julius!

      dbg (just one this time).


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