Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ana by Dianna Effner

The souvenir doll for the 2014 UFDC Convention is Ana by Dianna Effner.

Made out of vinyl, Ana is a little girl from Texas, who happens to also be Native American. She designed her own outfit to honor her roots.

I think she is absolutely adorable.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Happy Early Birthday, to Me

I gave myself an early birthday present a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't planning on making any purchases, since I splurged at the convention, but I couldn't resist when some one I knew put her up for sale.

I am now the proud owner of American Girl Julie. Her hair is a little matted, but otherwise she is in great condition. Now, I just need to get her a pair of sandals to wear with her birthday dress.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hello, Kitty Yukata

Summer is festival season in Japan, and the clothing of choice at summer festivals is the Yukata.

In partnership with Sanrio, a Hello, Kitty yukata was released for Licca.

The outfit comes with: yukata, obi, shoes, a mask, and a fan.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

55 Years of Barbie Exhibit, Part 2

A neat part of the collection was the Barbies and outfits made for the Japanese Market.

Click on images to enlarge.

And of course, many bathing beauties.

We have jumped to the late 80s, and not a sign of the Barbie I had, Malibu Barbie. Though Superstar Barbie does make an appearance.

And now the modern and Silkstones.

This year's Barbie Convention dolls.

Barbie outfits created by Japanese clothing designers.