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Black Doll collecting — Zig and Zag

ZiZi and Her Short-Sleeved Dress

ZiZi and Natalie in swapped dresses

The sleeves on ZiZi's brocade dress had to go, at least partially. It bothered me to see at her wearing a long-sleeved dress with open-toe shoes/sandals, so I grabbed a pair of scissors and snipped 2-1/4 inches away from the lower sleeves.

Sewing was not required afterward.

To prevent the cut edges of the now short sleeves from raveling, I painted these with clear...

Glam Boho Barbie #85 and More Redressing


One of Glam Boho's first in-the-box photos

Glam Boho was ordered several months ago from ShopMattel dot com. Shipping of the first preordered dolls took place during the last week of September, which is when my doll arrived. At the ShopMattel site, the doll, shown as Fashionista #86, is currently not available. It is unknown if quantities will be replenished.

I do not know if the #86 used to...

A Quick Redress: Nighttime Glamour and ZiZi

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Tags redressing, The Barbie Look Nighttime Glamour Barbie, Zig and Zag


The Barbie Look Nighttime Glamour Barbie checks out a new lavender dress, hoping she can wear it.

Several weeks ago The Barbie Look Curvy Nighttime Glamour Barbie (shown above in her original clothes) and ZiZi (Zig and Zag) were redressed.  In ZiZi's case, she was re-redressed. The lavender dress Nighttime is admiring is what inspired the ensemble changes. As indicated on the package with check...

ZiZi Goes Shoe Shopping

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Tags Barbie shoes, Zig and Zag

As illustrated above, ZiZi's original black shoes did not work well with her new clothes.  They look too much like work shoes.  I had gone through the doll shoe stash several times without success in finding a suitable pair for her to wear with her camel sheath, animal-print shrug, and gold lamé shoulder bag.

After a week or two of wearing the black shoes, ZiZi noticed a pair of beige sandals worn...

Fab Fringe Gets a Little Edgy

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Tags Black Dolls Matter, doll protest, Emoji Fun, Fab Fringe, musician Barbie, Tamica, Zig and Zag


After she arrived as a birthday gift from my son last year, Fab Fringe (the tall redhead Barbie with the short Afro shown above) remained in her original unflattering clothes: floral front, long-sleeve shirt, denim shorts, and black booties. Later in the year, I purchased three Black Dolls Matter T-shirts from the Etsy shop of the same name. Fab Fringe replaced her original top with one of those...