I am really happy with my custom dolls, as though I need to say as much, the photo overload probably gave it away. However, at the moment, getting photos is proving challenging. So, today, I thought I’d go ahead and give a shout out to dolls that, despite their lack of repaint, are both stunning and graceful.
The first doll is this Audrey Hepburn Barbie. There are several Audrey dolls as well, like the one from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (iconic) and the Roman Holiday is fun and carefree. But my personal favorite is the Sabrina, from the movie of the same name:
Her outfit is divine and the earrings are spot on. I know these are meant to be collector’s dolls, maybe I’ve just never grown up enough to be considered a “collector”, because I am fairly certain that this doll would be de-boxed and dancing the night away in the arms of a charming suitor within minutes of her arrival. However, while the ensemble is impressive, it’s the detailed features of her face that captivate me. I love her delicate lashes, that hint of a smile, and those wonderfully shaped eyebrows.
She’s simply enchanting.
Next on my drool-worthy list is the Grace Kelly doll. Like Audrey, she also has several incarnations: Rear Window, The Romance, The Bride – which, if I’m not mistaken, was actually modeled on her real-life wedding gown. But, while these are lovely, my personal look comes from To Catch a Thief:
This blue gown is, like the woman who inspired the doll, elegant. Yes, again this is a doll I couldn’t resist de-boxing and playing with instantly; which is why I’m not ordering them. In the end, once again, it’s really the doll herself that I find appealing.
She has beautiful features, stunning blue eyes, and again the perfectly-shaped eyebrows. What’s not to love?
There are also Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor Barbies. So many dolls, so little storage and display space, and so little self-control at leaving them in their boxes!
By the by, to my fellow cinephiles, if you like older films I highly recommend “Rear Window”, “Sabrina”, and “To Catch a Thief”.