Before I get to my post, let me first apologize for how long it’s been since I’ve posted anything. As I said in my last post (admittedly a re-blog from my other blog) a mouse died in the wall, and I was temporarily spending a long time out of the house due to the smell. Problem is, a heat wave started before the smell went away. And I have a problem with my air conditioner, so I can only run it for short bursts. (I know what the problem is, and it could be fixed pretty easily, I suspect, if my house wasn’t such a sty. But it is a sty, so I can’t let repair people in to fix anything. I’m working on cleaning it up, but it’s a slow process, I’m sorry to say.) Anyway, that means the house is horribly hot, so I don’t like being in it, and using my laptop is awkward, to say the least. That’s made for no posts, no new photos (I should take some dolls or figures to my brother’s new house and photograph them there) and no work on dolly projects. (Tomoyo-chan is waiting for a face-up, Pyrrha’s new eye mechanism has a problem (I think one of her pairs of eye chips is too thick), I need to make a mold for a Jem hand, lots of newly acquired vintage dolls need a good cleaning, and I got two new Obitsus (and a bodyless head) that need face-ups and clothes…and there are probably a lot of other projects that are simply slipping my mind.)
Eventually, I’ll get back to my normal pattern. (Like, when the weather cools off again.)
In the mean time, I’ve got a few posts’ worth of photos already taken, so I’m trying to get them posted. And that leads into today’s post.
Among the various vintage dolls I’ve been getting lately (Oh God, why did I allow myself to open the “buying vintage dolls online” door?!) have been a number of purchases that are me attempting to get back my childhood, literally. One of those was this Angel Face Barbie.
She’s missing her shoes, but…actually, I probably have some shoes around here somewhere that would be correct. I don’t know what’s with the bright pink variant on a late Victorian and/or Edwardian dress, but I’ve always been charmed by it.
Like many other Superstar-era, pre-Rockers Barbies, she has a very sedate face-up, and flat, two-tone eyes that send waves of nostalgia over me, but probably leave many non-’80s folks cold. (Or late ’70s folks.)
Her two-tone hair was something that I remembered very vividly.
You may have noticed in the first close-up — and even more in this shot — a certain “muddled” aspect where her facial coloring is concerned. This accessory in her lap is the reason for that…
She came with a little compact filled with make-up to put on her! (Or possibly to put on yourself. Who knows?) BTW, this compact didn’t come with this doll: the doll is a new acquisition, but the compact I’ve had since I was a girl. I’m guessing that my Angel Face was in much worse condition than this one when I gave her away. But the important thing is that now I have one again: a piece of my childhood regained.
(Speaking of which, I recently realized that I still have my Great Shape Barbie after all. She’s just in a different outfit. I’ll take a picture of her with the Tokidoki version next time I have a chance.)
So, I’ll hopefully get more posts up sometime soon, but right now if you want to see the gallery for this post, it’s here. I’ll be putting other shots of Barbies from the 1980s in there later on.