Sunday, December 7, 2014

Photographs from the 2014 Detroit Doll Show

Arts & Crafts Table Sponsored by Natalie Creative Mom Durham

Color Me Beautiful Doll Workshop hosted by Ms. Sandy aka Sandra Epps the Founder of the Detroit Doll Show
Three participants with the Color Me Beautiful Doll Workshop

Two Winners from the Doll Look-ALike Contest won Positively Perfect Dolls from our sponsor World of EPI

Thursday, June 26, 2014

2014 Detroit Doll Show

Detroit Doll Show
Saturday, November 1, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren, Detroit MI
$5 Admission

For tickets or register for hands on doll workshops visit
Doll VENDORS Only (new and used dolls, hand made dolls; clothing and accessories for Dolls. Inquiries call 313-492-6953 
Fantasy is our 2014 Theme
Speakers, Hands-on Doll Workshops, Vendors, Arts & Craft, Doll Look-A-Like Contest, Panel Discussion, Doll Artist Award, Short Film, Delicious Food, and Fun Surprises.
Workshop prices are seperate from admission
Color Me Beautiful (14 Inch Doll) Workshop 3:00 p.m.
Zumba sponsored by Penny Love Fitness at 4:00 p.m.
Paper Dolls sponored by Natalie Creative Mom Durham
Natural Girls United Founder Karen Byrd is a sponsor

Doll Artist Award - You must be a vendor to participate. Criteria for judging will be based on originality, creativity, concept and presentation. The Doll Must be PRESENT.
DOLL VENDORS ONLY!!! Handmade dolls, accessories (furniture & clothing)
Vendor Tables are $60. For more information call 313-492-6953
Fantasy, Goddess, Baby Dolls OH MY! What's your favorite Fantasy Doll?

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. 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
'Love the Skin You're In'

Thursday, January 9, 2014

2nd Annual Detroit Doll Show Participants

Below are remarks from individuals who participated with the 2nd Annual Detroit Doll Show 

Sandy’s Land hosted the 2nd Annual Detroit Doll Show on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. This was the first snow storm where there was 3 to 6 inches of snow, however. There were over 180 people who attended the Detroit Doll Show. There were vendors from Chicago, IL; Brooklyn, New York; Canada, Ontario; Grand Rapids, MI and Metro Detroit, MI. Debbie Garrett, Author and Black Doll Enthusiast participated in a phone interview from Dallas, Texas. Sandra Epps the host was featured in the Detroit News, B.L.A.C. Magazine and on the Brenda Perryman Show in regards to the Detroit Doll Show. All media outlets contacted Ms. Epps personally without them ever receiving a Press Release. GoOD News Travel’s. Thank you to Whitney Wade, Debbie Garrett, LaJeana Kennedy, Erica Millbrooks, Frantz Harris, Michele Sapp, Zawadi, Sumarah Yaa, Natalie Durham, Yolanda Wilson, Delanda Lewis, Earnestine Epps, Jerry Love, Andrea House, Terry Crawford, Jamie Kelly, Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Staff Cedric and Drake and all the attendees who supported the event.

Models from the Bryon Lars Barbie Collection Tribute Fashion Show, Michelle Sapp & her Dolls, Doll by MonTQ, LaJeana Kenney's Dolls, Brown Loft Gallery, Frantz Harris' Dolls. 

“What a great experience at the Doll Show! Thank you Miss Sandra Epps for the opportunity! I never knew dolls could be so fascinating!”  Aisha Thurman

“I'm so glad I didn't miss it.” Dell Sanders

“Enjoyed the Detroit Doll Show and Sandra Epps working the runway for the Doll Dress alike contest.” LaToniya Jones

“Had a wonderful time. Over 100 paper dolls were made!” Natalie Durham Doll Arts & Craft Sponsor
Doll Die Cast Arts & Craft Project sponsored by Natalie Creative Mom Durham

“Well done, SiStar Sandra Epps! Love the idea of an after party next year...we didn't really want to leave! Would have enjoyed more time to hang out with my fellow Vendors. We appreciate ALL that you do, with unwavering Faith & excellence, that provides such a wonderful Real Life Inspiration and example for our Brown babies of every shade! YOU'RE a real Doll! LOVE YOU!” Sumarah Yaa/Karen Smith, Vendor and Founder of How Does Your Goddess Grow?

“This Show was Fabulous, Thank You Sandy!”  Whitney Wade, African American Barbie Display Vendor from Chicago

“Congratulations my Sister, Sandra Epps!” Brenda Perryman, Author and TV & Radio Host

“I'm so excited for you!!! That is phenomenal!! Looking forward to hearing/reading/seeing more success stories from you! Congratulations!!”  Monica Lee Jackson
Arts & Craft project facilitated by Shades So Sweet

“I loved the doll show!!!!!! Sandra you are amazing!!!! Everyone was so nice!!! The kids were so frickin cute!!!! The butterfly wings!!!!! The music!!!! The dolls!!! I was in complete awe!!!!! Love love love love you all!!!!!!!! Shana really enjoyed it as welll!!!!” Delanda Lewis, Doll Collector and Volunteer

“Sooo much fun at the Detroit Doll Show yesterday! No blizzard would have made me miss it.” JerVante’ Brown, Founder of The Brown Loft

“It was a lot of fun and I can't wait 'til next year! Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity. Sandra, you are amazing!” LaJeana Kennedy, Doll Artist, Vendor

“Awesome job on the Detroit Doll Show! I'm so glad I was able to attend. I made some new friends... Tanya MonTQ and Frantz Brent-Harris...and met some old friends...Dr. Margaret Betts, LaJeana Kennedy and Zawadi. I can't wait to see what you have in store for next year's show!” Tracey Hicks, Doll Collector

Sandra Epps, Host of the Detroit Doll Show pose with some of the
Doll Look-A-Like Fashion Show Participants

“Congratulations on the Detroit Doll Show! You have set a positve example for all Detroit, Sandra! We hope to see you at the next Detroit Doll show!” Elijah Boykin, Jr.

“…You really did a terrific job and I was honored to be a part of such a wonderful event. It did my heart good to see so many people who appreciated black dolls of all types. The fact that so many came out in that terrible weather really says something special about you! Thank you again!” Michele Sapp, Doll Artist.
Doll Prize Winners: Girl Power book & tee shirt sponsored by Cheryl Pope and Goddess Doll provided by
How Does Your Goddess Grow?

“…This is Great for Detroit!” Dr. Margaret Betts

“In my opinion you raised the bar for doll shows. From start to finish you created a warm inviting environment by your sheer personality. You kept everyone engaged and entertained with many interactive activities that put a smile on everyone's face. You created a party atmosphere for all and we had a ball. Thank You so so much for a job well done!”


Tanya Montegut

Dolls By MonTQ
Hand Made Doll featured in Tanya Montegut Presentation