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Doll Goals

As I stare at the unfinished gypsy caravan, I realize that this home belongs to no doll. Okay in my story, it will belong to my yet to be named Male Gypsy doll (Mattel's Fox Mulder doll). In La Vita Plastica, the men do not own homes. Maybe it's sexist but male dolls are only to entertain the females.

So anyway, why would I bother finishing a home for a doll that didn't exist? So my friends, it is my goal to obtain a good gypsy doll. I was going to use a Model of the Moment on a Fashionista body (the one showing off her chichis).















But since changing her body...Does this ever happen to you? You want to give new life to a doll so you change her body and suddenly her whole person changes? So gypsy 1 was okay on a M of M body but changing her just made her sort of cheap. And the M of M body just won't work for her job as a tarot card reader (with all the sitting involved).

Anyway, if you're going to steal a man away from a $100 doll, you better bring it.

So after doing some research, I think that the best gal for the job is Flight Pattern Kyori:































Unlike many FR's and many Kyoris, there's a modesty in her face but also a fierceness. (And like most Kyoris, homegirl looks anything but Asian. Why can't an Asian doll designer make me a proper Asian doll?) She can sympathize with you and she might give you the evil eye if you cross her. Also, it's very important that she not have bangs. I'm not going for modern Romany but fairly traditional touches.

So that's Goal #1.

Now #2:
I'm not of fan of Poppy Parker. I have virtually no interest in her whatsoever and I don't understand why she's so expensive. But I never actually cared.

But then, I started to realize that my daughter looks like Poppy Parker. At least, they share the same mouth:



































Now I HAVE to get one! My daughter is Puerto Rican and black. As you can see, she's pretty fair, so a tan Poppy Parker will work for her. But what of the dark curly hair?

So basically what I'm going to have to do is buy a tan Poppy Parker and have her completely repainted and rerooted. I've even heard of someone redoing skin color of dolls. So basically this will end up costing me like $400. My child will never play with this doll!

That's all for now, still working on Josephine's house and Dani's Spanish style house.

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  1. LOL! How adorable! She totally has the same lips! What a cutie!

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