Curves Matter with our Dolls
As time move forward it's good to see that the "standard of beauty" slowly but surely is making a change for the TRUTH. Not every Girl or Woman is skinny. We come in different sizes, shapes, and height.
Georgette Taylor a doll designer was the Co-Founder and VP of Big Beautiful Dolls, Inc where the first full figured 12 inch Fashion Dolls was created in 2000. The Dolls included Dasia (Africa American), Dawn (Caucasion) and Dena (Latina).
Ms. Taylor then founded "I am Beautiful" Doll Company which consist of limited edition dolls that are curvy (full figured) and hand painted. "Nikia" the first doll produced by the "I am Beautiful" Doll Company was revealed at Sandy's Land 2015 Detroit Doll Show. The doll is hand painted by Georgette Pressler of Devious Body Art. "Nikia" comes signed with a Certificate of Authenticity and a special edition trading card.
Booty Babe Art was started by Spencer Davis where in 1998 he started to add clay to a relatively skinny 12" fashion doll. His dolls are a bit controversial because some people thinks he over sexualize his doll forms, however. Spencer is said to be expressing his passion for toy collecting and sharing his wonder for the variety of female beauty.
In 2013 Mattel Barbie sales dropped 13% then sales dropped 16% in 2014 prompting the company to start thinking about re-branding. Mattel Chief Brand Officer Juliana Churgg stated "We needed to reconnect with Moms and reaffirm the positive values of the brand in a really fresh and engaging way." It was November 2016 that Mattel announce the launch of their plus size Barbie. In January 2017 the Curvy, Petite and Tall made their way into our world.
We know that the long standing criticism over its unrealistic body proportion of dolls produced by Mattel helped to trigger the development of their Barbie Fashionistas Dolls: Curvy, Petite, and Tall. These Barbie Dolls come in 7 skin tones, 2 eye colours and 24 hairstyles. What a smart way for Mattel Inc. to resurge their sells of Barbie. The photo below gives a true to form of realistic sizes.
We are different and that's what makes us unique. Yes we come with thighs that rub together when we walk, a belly pooch and stretch marks, however. We MUST Celebrate our Curves and our Dolls Should Reflect US!
Doll by MonTQ
Don't forget to join us for Sandy's Land 6th Annual Detroit Doll Show
Friday, November 10, 2017 - Sunday, November 12, 2017
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