Monday, August 23, 2010

That 80s House!

How anyone can anyone be blue looking at this thrift store beauty - esp. when she whips up breakfast for you!

I may as well admit defeat - I simply don't have time to post the last completed episode of "The Real X Files".

I'm working on a novel - well, several novellas. I'm pursuing my goal of becoming a published novelist this year, and I no longer have time for my dolly stories. A sad fact, but there it is.

However, as you can see, I'm still taking time to play with (and acquire) new dolls. The latest one pictured above I got from the thrift store during 25% off day. I named her Crystal, after the chick on Dynasty, because of the big, pink, frou-frou, Barbara Cartland-ish dress she came in. Normally, I'd pass on a blonde Barbie in pink, but something about the expression on this one made me buy her. Also, I'm a sucker for the dolls from the "Big Eye Era", especially when they're PLATINUM blondes. I just think it makes Barbie look a bit more mature - the platinum Barbies from that era always end up as glamourous grandmas, and Crystal is no exception. She's now the "mom" of Rocker Barbie, and is visiting her and Rocker Ken in their house ("That 80's House" as I call it.)

However, I felt that the frou-frou was a bit much to hang out with the grandkids in, so she slipped into this floral sheath. It's really hard to find Barbie clothes that aren't too dowdy or too skanky for "ladies of a certain age". (Pretty much like the real world, huh?)

With the sheath and the pearls (which I twisted with a clear hair deely to form that shape), she gives off a sort of Betty Draper-ish vibe (at least style-wise - Crystal would have kicked Don to the curb ages ago!) And she's happily married to Carlos, the father of Rocker Derek!

Aww! Just look at the love-birds! Cuteness overload!

Now you're saying, "Hey, Rocker Derek never had a dad!" Well, in this universe he does! That's another thing about the Mattel universe that bugs me - where are these people's parents and grandparents and other relatives? Barbie has sisters (and a brother) but no parents? What's up with that?

Rocker Derek shows how it's done! Taking care of his cute little niece! Aww!

I'm working on the 80s house - I put away some dioramas that weren't coming together and I have more SHELF SPACE! Rocker Barbie and Rocker Ken now have their own "little pink house" (actually a BIG pink house on a set of shelves.) I'll post pics later when I get things looking a little more together.

1 comment:

  1. She looks like a combination of Betty Draper and Doris Day...

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