Skip to main content

Sugar On Top

Let's talk about Sugar.

She's Byron Lars Sugar Barbie. What a beauty. I got her in 2005 I think and I loved her. This was the first time I had seen "natural" hair on a Barbie and on a light skinned doll at that!

She was best friends with Aoki who we will discuss in a moment.

I loved Sugar. Her heinous flocked gloves were awful. As soon as I learned to rebody, I gave her the bod of that preggo Barbie.

She married Chad the trumpet player (some kind of old Integrity doll with a Drag Queen "Ken" body). They even had a kid, but that made her so boring, I had to go back in time and undo it.

She had become something of a B-lister in my doll world.  Chad had joined a new band, had a group of new hipster friends and Sugar became a character you never see anymore.

That "natural" hair had become a frizzy mess. I had no idea how to take care of it. So I had the STUPID idea to dump a little boiling water on it to "relax" it. Stupid! She just had frizzy waves. No awesome afro!

I gave her a Fashionista body and she instantly became more interesting. But she was still just too "classy" for my doll town. She had no story, no drama.

Meanwhile I bought an SIS Barbie who reminded me of Sugar. I think she's the Trichelle. She had natural hair, is a hipster and plays keytar in Chad's band The Vinyls.  But she's got that annoying SIS body. So I contemplated making her the new Sugar.
Despite being the same mold, Sugar is much prettier. Sorry Trichelle. And the skin tone is all wrong for Sug's new Fashionista body.  I had to make this Sugar work. With or without Chad.

Introducing the new Sugar:

This is after several boiling water "relaxers" and taking some chances with the hair cutting techniques I've been studying. Not too shabby. I'm pretty sure she'll be dumping Chad.


Now, moving on. As you may recall I wanted to give someone a chic bob. Aoki (Rare Creature Veronique) was the best candidate. Already thin hair, already a long bang in place. So here she is before, eyeballing Hunter's bankroll:

And after:

Hmm, some hair in that bang's a bit wispy. She might need another boiling water shower!

Okay that's all I have to report today. I also cut Hana (Electropop Jasper)'s bangs but I'm not sure how I feel about them.

So my assignment was to style 3 dolls and I've done it! But I still haven't done the more extreme layering I want to do, so that's next!



  1. Love what you did with Aoki's hair. I just recently rebodied my Sugar onto a Fashionista body. She was on the Fashion Fever bod w/articulated arms. Not gonna say I love her hair she still looks good but then she's your doll :O) She and Trichelle use the Mbili face

  2. Thanks. Now is this a personal preference thing, not liking Sugar's hair? Or do I need to practice my hair cuts more? You followers are the Thesis Committee Members of Dolly U!

  3. No it's not a preference thing believe me. Practice makes perfect maybe a few more cuts on the right..but then I'm no expert. I have cut a doll or 2's hair. I am more happy than upset with the outcome. When I cut too much they become a wig doll or get to go..LOL. Maybe it'll look better when it dries..I hope it's wet (ducking)

  4. Thanks for your input. I'll even her out. *throwing a punch* hee hee.

  5. I am SOOO late on this post but sometimes when I get a moment, I go back in time so I can catch up. Just wanted to say that I love the new cuts you've given your girls, Sugar and Aoki. I think they both look very chic yet funky at the same time.

    Great job!

  6. Thanks honey! I miss her hair. But Sugar is getting mohair soon. Then she will be my hippie chick. Finally a use for those crazy Barbie bellbottoms!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Doll Dyeing

So I had this BJD friend with this sad doll that I just fell in love with.  I knew they had issues bonding and I knew that baby had to be mine. I told her to let me know if she ever wanted to sell. She didn't do that but listed her anyway. (I thought we were cool, man.)  I was very lucky that the first person who wanted her stepped aside.  I thought if I lost this girl I would have a breakdown.

You see, she was very special.  She had a history.  Here's what I can gather:  she was purchased by this shady ass dude in the hobby. Everyone knows he is shady. 
So he hired a faceup artist to paint the face and give her scarring. He never explained that he wanted raised scars, not gashes in the resin.  I've seen the proof that she wrote up the agreement for this guy and the work was just GORGEOUS.

He claims she damaged it. Whatever.  So apparently there were attempts from this guy to sell her with no luck and he eventually gave it away and my doll acquaintance won her.  She dyed h…

Re-introducing Aniata and her Diorama

Hello Doll Peeps!

I have loads of new items for sale so click on the shopping ladies on the right. Most of the first tier stuff is gone so lots of discounted stuff!

When we last spoke, my doll was named Kala. I had posted her in the BJD Addicts group and a few people remarked that she looked like a Taino. My family is Haitian and my husband's is Puerto Rican, the Tainos lived in both. I thought this was fortuitous. So I emailed my aunt, a fan of the Taino and told her about the doll and that I needed a new name. Kala was always supposed to be temporary and I feared it was taking hold.

She said, "I feel like her name is Aniata." And I knew it was right. It's hard to get the tongue around but if you just pronounce the T softly, like in Anita, then it's much more natural.

Anyway introducing Aniata!  (Doll nudity ahead.)

I've been working on the hut like crazy since the last post. While I waited for paint and glue to dry, I made Aniata stuff. I made her necklace…

An Official Farewell

Hi Guys,

I don't know if you're still reading this but I'm officially taking this blog offline. It was so fun to be part of the 1/6th scale doll community and on Facebook at least, I still am. But I feel like the BJD community is mostly on other platforms.

I'll always be at and you can reach me at the gmail of the same name.  Hey, I may even start a blog over on the site, so who knows?

Here's a picture of nearly all my doll family (missing Doll Chateau Alma, who doesn't have a face up yet, and an Impldoll Martin head.)

EDIT: Blogger will STILL not let me comment. haha.  Anyway, due to the very positive response, I will not take this blog down. I remember how heartbroken I was that Smidgehouse didn't leave hers up. So I'll keep this here forever, okay?

I might even post a link to any blog posts on my website. See you...always!

It's be great collecting and growing with you!