Sweet as Candi

Candi & Charice

This page features my small collection of fashion dolls made by Hamilton Design, Integrity and Mikelman. I’ve never seen these dolls for sale in stores in Australia so all of mine were bought online. The first ones I bought were Charice dolls from the Fabulous Fur Collection from Paul David’s website.At that time, the late 1990s, several different Charice dolls were available on the site along with Charice’s boyfriend Dominic. The dolls  were designed by MiKelman.

Red Hot Charice from the Fabulous Fur Collection
Red Hot Charice from the Fabulous Fur Collection
Charice & Dominic
Charice & Dominic

I didn’t know anything about the dolls at the time and it was only later that I discovered Charice’s predecessor Candi. Candi, originally called Candy was the creation of Helena Hamilton. You can read a short early history of Candi here. Later on Helena Hamilton met Paul David who was selling fashion dolls by mail order and this led to a collaboration with his business partner MiKelman who subsequently designed the faces and hair styles of the later Candi dolls.

Danish and Swedish Candi dolls
Danish and Swedish Candi dolls in their original outfits.
Santa's Helper Candi by Hamilon Designs.
Santa’s Helper Candi by Hamilon Designs.

After the partnership with Hamilton Designs ended MiKelman went on to design the Charice dolls. Like the Candi dolls the range included Asian, African American and Hispanic dolls as well as Caucasian ones.

African American Candi
African American Candi

 

 

Retro Charice by Mikelman in a Barbie inspired swimsuit.
Retro Charice by Mikelman in a Barbie inspired swimsuit.

Integrity Dolls

Integrity dolls is now famous for making fabulous fashion dolls such as the Fashion Royalty and Poppy Parker series to mention a couple.

I do have a couple of older Integrity dolls, I don’t know a great deal about the history of the company but I believe Integrity Toys was started around 1995. My dolls are from the late 90s or early 2000s. I hope to add some more information and photos to this page soon.

Integrity Allysa
Integrity Allysa
Janay
Janay

Poppy Parker

The Fashion Royalty dolls are usually very expensive and they are not sold in the stores here so while I admire their range of male and female fashion dolls so far I’ve only been able to acquire two Poppy Parkers on the secondary market.

This summer dress has an elasticated bodice.
This summer dress has an elasticated bodice.
She's Simply Irresistible
She’s Simply Irresistible
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4 comments

  1. Gorgeous dolls!I will definitely be looking fo Jim Faraoones (sp?) book “Fashion doll Makeovers, if I can find it.I would love to find any of these for sale on e-bay but might have to save up.I’s funny the boys look like a cross between Ken and G.I. Joe . Wow, Charice is Stunning! My character/celebrity dolls will be hiding in their box!

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