She's wearing Skipper's Land and Sea fashion from 1965-66.
|This is obviously the 'land' part...|
Land and Sea consists of the red and white striped shirt...
Barbie also had a Pak blouse that was a sleeveless version of the Land and Sea blouse.
I have seen a lot fewer lemon blondes than just about any Skipper hair colour. I don't know why, but I even have 2 or 3 very dark brown/black haired Skippers, and only a couple of lemon blondes.
My other lemon blonde is pretty much beyond saving as far as her head goes. She's missing half her nose and most of her hair. That leaves this girl as my only viable lemon blonde.That makes her a case worth saving.
|There should be a red drawstring in the bottom of the jacket.|
I know I have already washed and conditioned her hair,but I need to do more work on her bangs.
Those bangs look pretty awful, but believe it or not, that condition is not beyond help.
I have made great improvements on bangs worse than these.They will never be shiny and silky again, but they can be more than presentable.
They look like they have been cut or worn down, but the truth is, they are just matted. I think it's the same hair that Mattel used on Tiny Chatty Baby and Tiny Chatty Brother. It tends to get very crispy and mat up or break off.
|" Mutual of Omaha's Wild Hair": "Hang on to that snood Jim, while I tie off this ponytail."|
It takes a lot of conditioning and picking out the tangle, but they can be lengthened and straightened quite a bit. For the conditioning most people use fabric softener, like Downey, but I don't like the smell and don't keep any around the house. I use Suave conditioner,usually green apple.
UPDATE: Check out her 'after' pictures on Doll-A-Day 196.
That's it for today. Check us out again tomorrow for another doll.