Fashion Doll Makeovers: Frida Kahlo

A Repaint: an Introduction

This is the first page of the first stages of my prototype repaint of a My Scene Nolee Doll, which is the doll that led me to the My Scene dolls in the first place. I had two foundling Barbies that I used as fitting models for the crocheted dress: too time-consuming to sell, but I managed to make two of those.

While I was working on the dresses, I envisioned a Frida Kahlo Barbie -- not a My Scene, as I didn't know anything about them, a dark-haired, light-skinned Barbie, so I went looking for one. Oddly, there were none like that to be found, and, as the idea was still hot, I went looking for other fashion dolls and found that the Nolee would suit my purposes very well .... and from there I entered into another world where the ladies are 5'2 to 5'4 (because of the ratios of head to height and 11-1/2" to height) -- a world where 5-1/2 "real world" inches are represented by 1 inch in the world of the petite....

With the Princesa modelling the gown I crocheted, the one that dragged me into the world of doll repaints.

The photo above is ....



Above is a Nolee whose eyes captivated me "as is," so I've kept her as a model -- My Spanish Princesa. Another one I've recently acquired and want to keep as is, with factory paint, is the lively Delancy, who's currently sitting in a brass champagne glass....

Stage one of this doll coming along -- the prototype for a series

I have not yet 100% completed any of them and am planning to get a group of them finished before considering selling any of them.








Stage 2
Underpainting after sanding first layers of underpainting (as in rough stage 1)










With the Princesa modelling the gown I crocheted, the one that dragged me into the world of doll repaints.



Now, she isn't quite ready to meet the public, so watch this space to see this and other dolls take on lively features.




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Clothing: Sweaters
Clothing: The Fur Salon
A Meeting of the Minds: A diorama -- a book left in a theatre is picked up by (who has now become) Barbara Muņeca
Diorama: it gets disassembled and evolves....
    into
  • a rest time backstage,
  • a Chinese New Year Venue,
  • a Saint Patrick's Day Venue,
  • A Photography Studio,
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Luisa's Story: How I Rescued a Doll and Overcame a Lifelong "Barbie: the doll" Antipathy
Sixth Scale Couture
Brenda Giguere's Wonderful Parallel Universe
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I personally like the My Scene Dolls -- the ones that made me aware of the nice new body mold. It was some time before I found out about the new Barbies, and then the Silkstone Barbies....but that comes later. I began to appreciate the ingenious interchangeablity of molds at Mattel....and you can read about

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