|At Beautiful Blessings (the left side panel reads), we believe "The Average Girl IS Beautiful!"|
and every girl should look in the mirror and say, "I Am a Beautiful Blessing."
|Noted on the back of the box:|
Exclusive Beautiful Blessings
included with every doll
A positive message card to keep you empowered & inspired everyday!
With a more realistic body, dressed in an elegant fashion, Deborah is part of a three-doll collection created to inspire a positive self-image. Her physical attributes are described below.
|Beautiful Blessings Deborah|
Articulation: Five-points, at neck, upper arms, and upper legs
Hair: Black silky textured hair, rooted in layers that are from 1/4 to 1/2 inch apart (styling the hair will be limited to the current style or an up 'do).
Eyes: Painted, brown
Complexion: Caramel brown with yellow undertones
Clothing: Stylish red knit two-piece suit and matching hat; jacket and skirt are embellished with a strip of rhinestones. Red pumps with black soles and red bottoms complete the look.
Body Measurements in Inches (Breasts, Waist, Hips): 7, 4-1/2, 7
Foot Measurement, Length and Width: 1-3/8 inches x 1/2 inch
Medium: Soft vinyl head, solid vinyl arms, plastic body and legs, which are hollow.
Ears: Pierced, without earrings.
|Deborah poses without her hat.|
|Her hair extends just below the waist.|
Body Examination and Comparison
Deborah has molded-on nude undies: a strapless bra and bikini panties. She has curves in all the right places!
|Comparison with Boho Glam Barbie|
Comparisons with Prettie Girls Lena and Big Beautiful Dolls Dasia prove that Deborah cannot share clothing or shoes with them either.
Deborah and Lena
Deborah and Dasia
Deborah's feet are almost the same length as Draculaura's (Monster High), but her foot is wider than Draculaura's, as illustrated above.
What She Can Wear
The only dress I have available that Deborah can wear is a Sparkle Girlz sundress. It fits her because of the fuller cut and the jersey knit fabric from which it is made. Because of her bust size, it was almost a struggle to get the Velcro closed in back.
The white pumps Deborah wears comfortably were made to fit Jem/Color Infusion dolls. These were ordered for my Color Infusion Janay doll from Facets by Marcia.
The adult collector will appreciate Deborah's full figure, but might be hard pressed (unless they sew) to find other fashions that will fit her more voluptuous figure. The Beautiful Blessings website does have a link to Doll Clothing, but currently extra fashions are not shown at the website. The adult collector would also appreciate closely rooted hair and more articulation, but because the doll is actually designed for young children the usual five points of articulation will suffice. The quality of the clothing and shoes is nice and the retail price of $44.99 is reasonable.
The premier doll in the Beautiful Blessings collection, Virtuous Lady, is currently sold out. Additional quantities will be available in 2018. Deborah and Mary are still available. With this three doll collection, the company can easily accomplish its mission to inspire confidence and self-esteem in girls and young women. Deborah is pinned to my Pinterest board as one of my suggested Black Dolls for Children.
The founder of Beautiful Blessings, Ms. Raveen James, and others provide additional details about the inspiration for this unique line of dolls.
Side Note: Deborah means "bee" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Book of Judges, Deborah is a heroine and prophetess who leads the Israelites when they are threatened by the Canaanites. She forms an army under the command of Barak, and together they destroy the army of the Canaanite commander Sisera. Also in the Old Testament, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca. [https://www.behindthename.com/name/deborah]
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