Several years ago, I discovered a sweet-faced vintage doll from Spain called Nancy. I’ve blogged about her here, so I won’t repeat myself now. I’m very grateful for that discovery, because through our shared love of Nancy by Famosa, I found one of my dearest friends, Allison. It seems that there was more for me to find, however. Among the flickr photos of fellow Nancy collectors, I stumbled upon a new collection of dolls by Vidal Rojas in Spain. I have no knowledge of Spanish so I rely heavily on Google translate in these situations. I can’t tell you much about these pretty dolls, but I wanted to share the little I do know.
If I understand correctly, there are two types of 16 inch dolls. The dolls called “Pepa’s” have eyes that open and close. The doll above Pepa’s Rubia and I purchased her undressed. This seems to be a popular option, because many of the dolls are available without clothing.
The “Mari’s” dolls have fixed eyes, like the one above. I have to admit I prefer these dolls. The eyelashes are very long, which may not be to everyone’s liking, but trimming them is definitely an option. I like them just as they are! The dolls are scented, strongly, of vanilla…..No. They smell like birthday cake. I LOVE it. They have been sitting in my studio for over a week and I still like it.
The quality of these dolls is wonderful. They are made out of a heavy vinyl and their hair is thick and brush-able…Quite gorgeous, actually. They can fit some of Nancy’s clothing, but their bodies are not the same. Their legs seem a little shorter. Nancy’s self esteem might take a hit if I post a side by side picture, but I can tell you Nancy has thick legs and stubby T-Rex arms. These dolls have more natural proportions. I tried some of my Nancy outfits on them for these photos and they seemed to work out well.
You can check out their facebook page here. Unfortunately, I don’t understand too much, but you can see that these dolls have plenty of fans!
Bye for now!
Diana : )