This week I finally got around to getting out a box of dolls I’ve had stored for some time due to lack of shelf space. Not long ago I had a cull of a lot of my Barbies and the remaining box are the ones that I liked too much to part with. Some are blonde Barbies that I bought in my early collecting days. Most were bought cheap so I wasn’t afraid to trim their hair to try to make them look a bit different. Others were bought loose from eBay and I had fun trying to ID them. A few I bought and deboxed myself.
Here are some of the girls. Not in any particular order they are:
Tess – I bought her nude because of her beautiful dark hair and her eyes and still have no idea who she is.
Lisa – This is another Lisa, I have about three of them.She’s one of my early ones and I love her face. A typical early 90s Barbie.
Sara – My sister brought her back from Singapore for me on her first trip. She is a Riviera Barbie from 1998 and had so much hairspray on that her hair was rock hard. Eventually I washed some of it out. I like Sara because she has short hair.
Lynne – Holiday Surprise Barbie from 2000. I bought her new. After I redressed her in her original outfit for this shoot I decided to put her on one of my display shelves with some of the others I’d redressed but she gave me a look that said. “I should be on the top shelf with the Barbies in ball gowns.” I put her there, she has an expression you don’t argue with.
Jill – Another of the 90’s blondies. I gave her a trim. I like her face paint and her platinum blonde hair.
Gina – My favourite thing about Gina is her side glancing eyes, I also like her hair colour and the fact that it is short. She too has rather a lot of spray but I’ve left it alone. She is Macy’s City Shopper and I bought her loose on eBay.
Charlotte – I bought Charlotte because of her auburn ringlets but I’m still not really sure who she is. “Mary Had A Little Lamb” Barbie had similar hair but I don’t think this is her.
I had a lot of fun looking at all these dolls that I hadn’t seen for a while and redressing them. I still have quite a lot more dolls and fashions to photograph and will do this in the near future.
I like Gina the best I think – that side glance is so cute, and unusual. From the fashions, the last one is my favourite. Lovely colours, and the fabric of the skirt is so nicely scaled.
[…] Recently I decided that I would rearrange my Barbie shelves and photograph a lot of the Barbies I had stored away. I wrote about this in “Meet the Models”. […]