Meet The Models


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.

The Fashions:

Tess wears a Fashion Avenue Party Collection outfit from 1996.
Tess wears a Fashion Avenue Party Collection outfit from 1996.
Lynne wears her original outfit.
Lynne wears her original outfit.
Sara wears a Fashion Avenue Boutique collection outfit from 1996.
Sara wears a Fashion Avenue Boutique collection outfit from 1996.
Paris Film Festival fashion. Fashion Avenue Dazzle Collection 2001.
Charlotte in Paris Film Festival fashion. Fashion Avenue Dazzle Collection 2001.
Gina wearing Colorado Coed one of the Metro series from 2000
Gina wearing Colorado Coed one of the Metro series from 2000
"Brunch in Boston", Metro Style 2000
Jill in”Brunch in Boston”, Metro Style 2000

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.

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2 comments

  1. 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.

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