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Monday, September 21, 2009

New Doll Inspired By Elegance, Innovation and Fashion

A new African-American doll has been created exclusively for The Sisterhood Boutique by the Alexander Doll Company, a New York-based company that continues to draw on the tradition, elegance and innovation of Madame Alexander® dolls. Ivy Rose is a "first" for the Alexander Doll Company.

The creation of the Ivy Rose doll collection hopes to unify women who like creator and founder, Rochelle McAllister, desires a purpose driven lifestyle and a natural appreciation for fashion and style.

The three dolls from the 2009 Pretty As Is collection include the 2009 Ivy Rose, Ivy, and Rose. Like the first Ivy Rose doll created in 2008, each aspect of the 2009 collection has been meticulously considered as each doll is hand-crafted by Alexander Doll Company. This exquisite heirloom doll is perfect for sorority sisters,gift giving, and doll collectors alike. Ivy Rose, Ivy and Rose, celebrates the diversity of beauty with in the sisterhood of women. "Pretty, takes on many forms, the bonds we honors and the ties that bind us help us to realize pretty is physical, mental, and emotional and as created beings we are Pretty As Is,"says McAllister as she created the collection's concept.

For more information about the Pretty As Is collection from the Sisterhood Boutique, visit and follow Ivy Rose on Twitter at

© 2009, Don’t Just Play Barbie…Be Barbie!,

Monday, September 07, 2009

Learn the Moves: Do the Barbie Dance [VIDEO]

I know you loved the Do the Barbie video, here’s your chance to learn the moves with choreographer JaQuel Knight. Not only is this fun; it’s great exercise.

© 2009, Don’t Just Play Barbie…Be Barbie!,

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Vogue's Black Barbie Issue

Italian Vogue continued its celebration of black beauty with a feature on black versions of our favorite fashion diva, Barbie. Click here for the article and check out my favorites of the beautiful photos below.

I have to tell you that looking at the photos made me want to pull out my dolls and re-dress them the way the dolls are in the photos.

© 2009, Don’t Just Play Barbie…Be Barbie!,

NOTE: I do not represent all of these photos as my own; these are photos of Barbie and other dolls that I find to be fabulous! If you are the actual photographer and would like to be credited, send me an e-mail.