quinta-feira, 17 de novembro de 2016



Since I had that doll in hands by the first time,in 2010,looking 
at her amazing beautiful face(what a great creation of Mattel's designers!),I thought with myself:How sad,that she's trapped on a "model muse" body!In the truth,I had the same feeling,holding the awesome Nikki Top Model(My Dorah),that arrived almost at the same day than mine Josephine - On Location Milan.By this time,I already had the clear notion about what articulations could bring for dolls in terms of photography.Even trying to give her the best impressions of movement and "body expression" as I could,in the photos,I obviously couldn't get far on it and in a certain moment I stopped trying her on photos,sure that she needed an articulated body.
It took seven years to happen!Only now she's ready to express the perfect grace her face calls for,through a more natural way to move and strike poses.She is also ready for projects where the dolls "act holding" things.

This was possible only because I could find the rare "Chandra" SIS.
Babyphat.As everybody knows,that collection
(out of line now),had an important role celebrating the proud and beauty of the afro americans and black people across the globe represented by the dolls.Unfortunately,many of the So In Style dolls waves(as many other black dolls,did not come to brazilian stores.What I consider a pity to the black brazilian children self-esteem,who can not easily find black dolls by the stores of a completely mixed country.We can say the same,on an even more serious scale,for the japanese children,here,who much more rarely find a symbol of their culture and ethnicity in a toy form.
If I'm not wrong this was the first time Mattel released a dark brown articulated body,in a playline collection.By this point,I confess,I really don't understand the reasons for so few articulated bodies in "dark brown" and "dark black" tones by the Mattel's dolls.
Why not to have a dark skin diva in Barbie Style or Made to Move lines?
Why it didn't happen in the old times of Fashionistas articulated?Of course,USA,the land of Mattel,has(as in Brazil)an expressive quantity of mixed blood people and perhaps for that,
"afra" and "light black" are the most used tones for black dolls by Mattel.But of course,there are also a great number of people with gorgeous dark complexion...so... I just don't understand why not to celebrate more this aspect of reality...
Anyway,I'm very happy in get the lucky to find the SIS Chandra,that matches exactly with the skin tone of Josephine.
As I said before,I wanted to preserve some original aspect by the dolls,using only articulated body of the same factory.It was not easy!
After writting this post,I went for a visit on "The Barbie Collection",to get information about the name of the On Location Milan's designer.Then I reminded that it was a Robert Best's creation.Exactly in October of 2006.So,in a certain way,I'm paying my personal tribute to the 10th anniversary of the release of this very,very beautiful doll.
Mine,now,gorgeous,in her articulated body.

Thanks For Coming!
See You,Soon!
The DIVA Moves

15 comentários:

  1. You have done it again! Both ladies look fabulous, but Josephine is stunning in your pictures. You brought her to life. Sophistication with just the right amount of attitude. Love it.

    1. Vanessa!!
      I'm glad to be able to sensitize your great perception!
      I LOVE your feedbacks!First because you're an elegant woman and after because you have a great sensibility for doll captures.Thank You So Much For The Visit!!
      Soon TENZIN in his first complete photo session!
      God Bless You!Much Love From ------------------------Jorge.

  2. Looks good! The SIS Chandra body is really hard to find now! So is the Cara, another dark toned one but not as dark! They want an arm and a leg on eBay for them. I find one every now and then in thrift shop and I scoop them up! I need two more Chandra bodies and four more Cara bodies!

    1. Ms.Leo!Thanks For Your Visit!
      Yeah this little creatures always put us around tyhe idea of an upgrade for their "lives" LOL!I wish you lucky in the search for the Chandra and Kara bodies.Kara's body seems to be or "light brown" or "Afra".
      Vanessa sent me a very useful guide of Mattel's dolls tones.
      If you want it,send me an e-mail on dollmania.contato@gmail.com and I'll have the pleasure to share it with you.
      Once again thank you!!

  3. Beautiful and very elegant :) I really like her style, suits her well.

    1. Neytiri!
      I'm very "suspect",but I totally agree with you - LOL! -
      Thank you so much! Josephine("On Location Milan")is such kind of doll that personalize a very oble kind of girls.The elegants!Sometimes when a woman or girl has an elegant style and classy behavior, the beauty becomes exactly that fact, and the perfection of harmonies can be left behind...
      Anyway all the "On Location" dolls are superb.And Milan,truly is a very especial creation from Robert Best.
      Thanks for coming!!

  4. Hola, que bonita es, yo quiero una, espero conseguirla pronto.

    1. LindaIvette!!

      Cuanto tiempo!Es bueno tener su visita al blog!
      Realmente necesitas incluir esta muñeca en su colección,es demasiado hermosa.Ela está disponible en el sitio web:"Barbie Collection" - Muchas Gracias Por Su Atencion!!

  5. Your pictures are so nice! Both dolls are lovely. I would had a hard time choosing which one to rebody.

    1. Georgia,My Friend!
      It's always a pleasure to have you here on CLICKING DOLLS!
      Thank You,For Coming!!
      I had no difficult to choose Josephine for the re-body because I bought SIS Chandra exactly for her articulated body."On Location Milan" is a very beautiful creation and the Mbili mold I guess is over used by Mattel,that sometimes made great uses of this face and sometimes came just been repeating itself...
      All My Best Wishes,My Friend!!

  6. Josephine looks lovely in her new body. That suit is very becoming on her. I wish I could get more of the darker bodies too. Kara's body came in as a great match for one of my Prettie Girls (I re-bodied all of them). I hate that I have to pass up faces I like because I know I can't find a match for them to make them articulated. I'm hoping one day Mattel will increase their options too.

    1. Welcome Jaye!
      I know exatcly what you mean!
      I had to give up for some of my Mattel's dolls,just because I was sure it will be really hard to find a match for their tones...it was the case of my Barbie Basic Nº4.
      I never saw a dark black articulated body from Mattel,for us, that get the preference to seeing our dolls moving,is something really boring
      Thanks For Your Visit And Comment!

  7. Agreed, Mattel should produce more articulated bodies in AA tones. Our ladies deserve it.

  8. Hello,Rafael!
    nice having another visit from you!
    I think It is over past time for Mattel to release a dark brown articulated body.
    The factory never did one in that skin tone...and I truly don't understand why.

  9. Yes, all of us can't understand that. Mattel sometimes listen to collectors, just sometimes.


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