Thursday, September 19, 2013

Videos from 2012 Detroit Doll Show

The Detroit Doll Show was started by Sandra Epps to create a synergy among doll collectors, artists, enthusiasts, designers, women and children. Doll's are not just a play thing, but they are a teaching tool, a reflection of who we are, our history, pride, legacy, culture, and BEAUTY.
Check out the links below from 2012 Detroit Doll Show.

                                        2012 Article from the Michigan Citizen Newspaper

LaJeana Kennedy's Doll Workshop

Terry Crawford, President of Motor City Doll Club

Erica Millbrooks, Creator of Shades of Sweets

Whitney Wade, Doll Collector

October 6, 2012 Advertisement

Check out our 2013 Detroit Doll that will take place at the Dr. Charles H Wright MAAH on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1pm - 6pm

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Detroit Doll Show, Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sandy's Land present the 2013 Detroit Doll Show
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Dr. Charles H Wright Museum
315 E. Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

$5 Admission
for ages 3 & up
purchase tickets in advance at

photo of the Dr. Charles H. Wright MAAH
There will be a tribute to Bryon Lars in honor of his Barbie Collection, Treasures of Africa; doll vendors, doll swap, arts & craft, a variety of workshops, doll look-a-like contest, give-a-ways, and showing of Why Do You Have Black Dolls by
Samantha Knowles. 

Byron Lars fashions are seen on Michelle Obama and many more. Lars has been designing for Barbie for more than 16 years where his fashions are very unique and remind you of what you would see right off the runways in Milan, Paris or New York City. He combines fashion and culture and is a true original. He started designing under his own label in 1991 and he continues to grow strong working with such prestigious retailers as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and distribution in the U.K. and France just to name a few.
Pepper, Sugar & Nne
       A words from the Detroit Doll Show host, Sandra Epps:
I believe it is important for Women and Children to see themselves in the products that they use. Baby Dolls teach children about themselves and the world around them. Playing with dolls help children develop cognitive, fine motor and self-help skills. Most importantly, Dolls can teach self love. Often times then not brown women and children struggle to love themselves because of the negative stereotype protrayed in the media, in addition to society's depiction of "beauty."  It is true that image is everything and to see ones reflection in their dolls, magazines, television, etc. is most healthy.  We as aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, friends must not only defined our own beauty but encourage our children to love the skin that their in.
YES YOU are Beautiful no matter what
SHADE of SKIN You're IN! 
The Detroit Doll Show is about celebrating diversity, culture, fashion, YOUR BEAUTY and having FUN.

 You are a reflection of GREATNESS!
Detroit Doll Show Program Participants
Debbie Behan Garrett,
Author, Expert and Black Doll Enthusiast
(phone interview and slideshow)
Natalie "Creative Adventure Mom" Durham
Sponsor of the Doll Die Cut Project
Zawadi, Fiber Artist Extraordinaire