I did some more digging and found my own Barbie -- but she's got the wrong head. Instead of her ponytail, she's got a Fashion Queen Barbie head. I know the right head is around here somewhere and I'm determined to find it! These, along with the doll I showed you last week, are the Barbies I played with the most. My sister and both I had tons of 70s and early 80s era Barbies, but I don't love them the way I do these ladies.
I can't get over the clothes that Mom had for her Barbies! They're just so pretty and ladylike and nothing at all like the stuff my own Barbies or my daughter's dolls came with. (Teenage Daughter wants me to point out that they have polish on their fingers and toes.) The dresses are a little squashed and dingy after fifty years, but I'm not going to clean them up without doing some real research first.
I love the detail and the construction. All of those pleats and darts and ruffles...can you even imagine putting zippers in the back of something that tiny? The accessories are long gone, except for the shopping bag (which I hear might be in Mom's jewelry box.)
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