a lot of the old ag collectors are full of doom and gloom over the changes that AG is making to the historical line and maybe it’s because I’m in marketing/advertising that I’m not sad and that I actually see it as a good thing? like how many doll lines actually make it as long as AG has? I hate the name Beforever, but if this is a way to reignite interest in the Historical doll line, I’m all for it. Yeah, it’s not the same as the Pleasant Company, but sometimes to keep up with the times you’ve got to make changes!

now my main bone of contention is why there still hasn’t been a black Girl of the Year doll. they could have easily done it this year- Isabelle is from DC.

dynastylnoire:

negressive:

“I didn’t know anything about dolls. I didn’t know what they were made from, how long it takes to make them, I knew nothing,” Williams confessed. “What I had was the desire to produce a product that would uplift the self-esteem of our little girls. From that vision I worked to find manufacturers and learn. I researched how to do it.”

A few years ago my mother’s best friend, Dr. Lisa Williams, got the idea to start a line of dolls aimed at increasing the self-worth and esteem of little black girls.
These dolls have been important to me, even as an adult, in that they are creating an image of black girls that is a reflection of their beauty. Something healthy, and something attainable. The motto is "Positively Perfect, Just the Way Your Are."
Having had the opportunity to witness the process, it warms me to say that they have truly been made with love.
Where to find them:

boooooooooooooooooooooooooost

so many blythe feelings rn this is bad

no money and no dolls in hand

gah

aaah i miss my blythe dolls

why are they across the ocean :’)

reverse buyer’s remorse

Ugh suddenly regretting not buying Kanani when she was available. I figured I didn’t need another Girl of the Year. But she’s very cute, and I’m regretting not buying her now- and her secondary market prices are ABSURD!! Blaargh.

Iris on Flickr.
Last pic! I just wanted to share a pic of each of my five girls with you all, since I uploaded them to the computer today :)

Iris on Flickr.

Last pic! I just wanted to share a pic of each of my five girls with you all, since I uploaded them to the computer today :)

Penelope and Giselle on Flickr.
Lol, they’re dressed better than I am.

Penelope and Giselle on Flickr.

Lol, they’re dressed better than I am.

on the stairs on Flickr.
Love this pic of my girl Joanna!

on the stairs on Flickr.

Love this pic of my girl Joanna!

Joanna and Cecily on Flickr.
Some might think I’m ridiculous for spending so much money on dolls and their clothes, but they make me smile!

Joanna and Cecily on Flickr.

Some might think I’m ridiculous for spending so much money on dolls and their clothes, but they make me smile!

oh my gosh I’m kind of in love with the bottom left one? SO CUTE!!!

I know, right? I love Bow Wow Trad! Unfortunately now I’m tied because on another forum my friend thinks I should get Veronica Lace first. Other follower people, help?