Sunday, July 12, 2015

Big Beautiful Deena

SuperCoolDollHouse hosted a charity fair last weekend!  Two new arrivals wanted to make sure they made a good impression so they volunteered their time.  They each bought a space at the park for their charity.  These gals started their journey to SCD as Dena(s) from Big Beautiful Doll.  I think they said that even though they checked the box on the immigration form as Latina, they are actually Filipinas.  They go by their nick names Ding and Ning.  
This is Ning, she has a passion for animal rescue.  She heads SCD ARC, SuperCoolDollHouse's Animal Rescue and Care
This is Ding, she has a passion for .... passion.  

Ning:  Sister?  I don't think that is what SCD had in mind for the Charity Fair.
Ding:  We all serve in our own way sister, besides, all the proceeds will go to a great cause.
Ning: ...
Ding:  Don't be like that, trust me when I say, it's for a good cause.
Nin:  ... (and a side eye)

 The two little cuties are new to SCD too!  They arrived on Christmas :)  They are Lotte and Finn.

Finn:  Adopt!  Don't shop!
Lotte:  Only eat meat that isn't cute!
Finn:  Lotte, you suck.

Ding:  Ning you better keep your animals on your side!
Ning:  You better do the same.

.... and everyone laughed.... (I rarely do dialogue, so..... don't judge to harshly)


... so no sooner had I thought I was done with my 1/6 cycle, I get sucked right back in.  In the last few months I've been seeing the Big Beautiful Doll dolls enjoy a resurgence.  Blame Vanessa and Ms. Leo lol!  I have always admired them, and thought it would be neat to have all three in my collection.  Alas, even  years ago when I  first noticed them they were already off the market, and finding them on the secondary market was tough. 

One day recently, as I was admiring the BBDs on a few blogs, I came across contact information for the creator!  I emailed her straight away hoping to get the girls.  I was delighted when Georgette, one half of the creative team, emailed me herself. (and she's so nice...)  I was hoping to get all three gals, but woe is me, she only had Deenas left... so I bought two.  When they arrived, they were nude, so like many BBD-philes I dug in the deep recesses of my home to unearth some lovely frocks for the gals.  I wanted to make sure my Denas were kitted out in fashionable, youthful and smokin' attire.  I've seen that BBDs out there are made into best friends, mothers and (yikes!) grammas and I wanted to honor the spirit of these dolls, and keep them young and vibrant.  I think I did pretty well.

also... The Real Doll Nerd did me another solid.  Did you notice Ning and Ding's shoes?  Well TRDN squirrel-ed them away many moons ago.  They are dollar store toys that were knock offs of these.  At the dollar store, they were called Fashion Express.


The grandmommy said...

I like both outfits including those cool shoes! I like her with her hair down. I am afraid if I let my D's air down it may get messed up. Maybe one day I will. I can see it makes her look younger and hipper.

Super Cool Doll House said...

Hi grandmommy! Thanks for taking a look. Yes I should warn all, that if you take their hair down, you will be sad. I had to give her a wig, but it turned out very nice in the end :)

Georgette Taylor said...

Georgette Taylor

Hello Super Cool Doll House, this is Georgette, the co-creator of the BBDs and I want to say that I think you did a wonderful job with our Dena Dolls. They are young and vibrant and I also love the shoes. Their shoes are the hardest part of dressing them I think. So just wanted to let you know that we are always so appreciative of collectors like you and The Grandmommy and all the many others out there who love our dolls.

Again you did a great job and I just love their set up as well. Thank you for your support and love of our dolls.

We would love to do more, but we need to at least have 300 orders in order to get the manufacturing started. I may even think about doing a kickstarter campaign,on one of those funding sites...please share your feedback if you think that may be helpful in getting these dolls re manufactured. Would appreciate any and all ideas.

D7ana said...

I like Ning and Ding. I like Lotte and Finn, too. I like all the pets at the Fair and the Fair setting.

Sisters can be different like these two are. I love their different hairstyles and fashion styles.

I've been trying NOT to get any new dolls, but seeing your Deenas and several collectors' Dasias, I can feel the pull.

The different dialogue were fun.

Super Cool Doll House said...

Georgette! If you do a crowd sourcing, I will help! Let us know :)

Hi Dana, So nice to hear from you as always :) Georgette may still have a couple Deenas left, I think she has sold through on the Dasia and Dawn dolls though. Let me know if you want the contact info. I hope your new home is great!

Ms. Leo said...

I just love those shoes! Where did you get them! My Dasia needs shoes! I like the green top too. I looks really well made. The length of the skirts are great too.

D7ana said...

I keep forgetting ... I tagged you, O Super Cool Dude, to participate in the World Doll Day event. Since I am late getting that information to you, I suppose you can consider it an early invitation to the 2016 World Doll Day (WDD). Or you can share your WDD post after the day.

Hope you can participate now or later,


Super Cool Doll House said...

Dana! I've been meaning to post for weeks about Doll Day. It's coming, I promise. Thanks for thinking of me, I love these fun little things.

Ms. Leo- I've been searching for a resource for these shoes, but I can't find a thing. I'll keep trying and let you know.

D7ana said...

Hi! I'm back, she cackled.

Bam! I've tagged you for the Liebster Blog Award. 'cause I LOVE reading and seeing your posts. When you get a chance ;-)