Monday, April 8, 2019

*REVIEW* Dressing Barbie Book by Carol Spencer

Dressing Barbie
A Celebration of the Clothes That Made America's Favorite Doll and the Incredible Woman Behind Them 
160 - pages

If you've ever had a Barbie doll, or you know someone who did, chances are that Barbie was dressed in one of the thousands of designs created by Carol Spencer during her unparalleled reign as a Barbie fashion designer spanning more than thirty-five years. Published in commemoration of Barbie's sixtieth anniversary, Dressing Barbie is a dazzling celebration of the clothes that made America's favorite doll and the incredible woman behind them. Illustrated with more than 100 full-color photographs, including many never-before-seen images of rare and one-of-a-kind pieces from Spencer's private archive, Dressing Barbie is a treasure trove of some of the best and most iconic Barbie looks from the early 1960s until the late 1990s. Along with behind-the-scenes stories of how these designs came to be, Spencer reminisces about her thrilling time at Mattel working with legendary figures such as Ruth Handler, Barbie's creator, and Charlotte Johnson, the original Barbie designer, for a full, insider look into life with the beloved doll. Over the course of her career, Spencer won many accolades. She was the first designer to have her signature on the doll, the first to go on a signing tour, the first to design a limited-edition Barbie Doll for collectors, and the designer of the biggest selling Barbie of all time. Now, she is the first member of the inner circle to reveal the fashion world of the quintessential California girl as never before. 

Beautiful book. A must for Barbie fans! You can find this book at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Books a Million and Book Depository.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Molly's Farm Fresh Deliveries

Molly's set to load up the truck with farm fresh eggs and chickens for a town delivery.

She and Nurse Katherine head out to make the rounds.

Drive safely girls!

Monday, March 25, 2019

*ANNOUNCEMENT* Living A Doll's Life Re-Launching April 2019

Heads up buttercup!
LADL is coming back!
After receiving all of your requests to revive the blog 
over the past year, the LADL team will be back
Mondays - Wednesdays - Fridays bringing you :
In Store Reports 
On Location
Tutorials and much more.
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LADL ReBoot is scheduled Monday,  April 1, 2019 
(No joke)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

*REVIEW* Madame Alexander 13" Renoir Doll

My Madame Alexander Renoir doll is 13" tall with long blond hair and blue sleep eyes, real lashes. She wears a pink multi-tiered lace dress, tights, bloomers, and velvet ankle boots. 

The clothing is very well made with snap closures.

Her long hair is rooted.

Wide brimmed pink bonnet with flowers and large bow finish the ensemble. Her neck is stamped Alexander 1966, but the Renoir dolls were made from 1972 to 1986.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

*REVIEW* Madame Alexander 17" Elise Ballerina

She is 17" tall, fully jointed, and made from vinyl. She has sleep eyes with lashes, beautiful facial coloring, closed mouth, and red rooted hair still in the original set. 

Dressed in a tagged tutu with pleated pink tulle skirt, pantyhose, and pink tie ballet slippers. On her head she wears a floral headpiece with rosebuds, and around her neck, a black velvet choker.


Monday, March 18, 2019

*Review* Madame Alexander Pirouette in Pink - 2016 Time for Center Stage Ballerina

Madame Alexander Doll Company sent this sweet ballerina for me to review!

8-inch Wendy ballerina wears a sparkly pink leotard, glittery pink tulle tutu and tights. A shiny rhinestone delicately accessorizes her leotard, while her pink ballet slippers are laced up and ready for the perfect pirouette. 

Her brown sleep eyes have real top lashes.

Wendy is articulated! You can pose her in multiple ballet positions.

Wendy’s brown hair is wrapped in a bun and tied with a pink ribbon. 


I adore Wendy!
Thank you Madame Alexander Doll Company!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

*In Store Report* Disney Princess Comic Collection - Target

I absolutely Love these Disney Princesses Comic Collection!

This Magic Carpet Ride set is $19.99

The individual Princess sets are $9.99