Sunday, November 27, 2022

Barbie Extra Dolls Really Are Extra

Earlier this year, as a late birthday present, I received this Barbie Extra Doll #2. She wears an eclectic outfit of pieces that wouldn't look out of place in the 80s and 90s. 

The beanie is straight out of the early 90s grunge look, while the shimmery, pastel dress is reminiscent of my 1989 prom dress. The lace collar and baby-blue puffed-sleeve top just scream late 80s/early 90s with their Laura Ashley vibe, while the white fishnets evoke 1984 rock music videos.

All together, the doll wears an outfit that shows she knows what she likes and doesn't care what other people think about her fashion choices.

The Extra Minis were a surprise gift from a friend.

Extra Mini #5 wears a great tie-died shorts outfit in bright summer colors of orange, yellow, and blue. This outfit reminds me of a yellow, tropical short set that my mother made me for the summer of 1985. I wore it with matching yellow lace anklets and yellow and white polka-dotted sneakers. A yellow scarf tied in a bow, in my hair (ala Madonna) and lots of bracelets topped off the look.

Extra Mini #8 is the ultimate Material Girl. Her ruffly dress looks like the one I danced a Tango in, back in the 2000s, when I was taking ballroom dancing lessons. Her total look makes me think of Paris Hilton, back when she was in her reality show "The Simple Life" in the 2000s.

These quirky dolls really made my week, when they showed up unexpectedly. They really are EXTRA.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

The Witches Come Out to Play

Halloween was last week, so yesterday I packed up the Halloween decorations. Since I already had about half of my witch dolls out for the display, I thought I would get the rest of the witches out and do a group shot.

The Annalee witches got packed up with the rest of the decorations, so they are not in the grouping.

To qualify as a witch, the doll had to have a conical witch hat, or a broom, or have witch in their name or description.

First up is Pop Goes Oz - Wicked Witch of the West.

Next are Jill Wilson's Scary Godmother and Maru Mini-Pal Fire Witch,

Madame Alexander's Wicked Witch of the West, My Friend Jenny in an OOAK witch costume, and Bratzillaz Witchy Princesses - Carolina Past.

Licca in an Azone witch costume, Happy Meal Wicked Witch by Madame Alexander, and Trick and Treat Cissette.

Hiding in the back is Moonlight Halloween Barbie.

The last doll is another Bratzillaz - Yasmina Clairvoya.

Not a bad group of witches, if I do say so myself.

I have posted most of these dolls before, but never as one group. I hope you enjoy seeing them all together.