A couple of weeks ago, I put Valessa and Ava on my table at a convention in Indianapolis – Starbase Indy to be precise – and lo to my delight they found a home at last.
But parting is such sweet sorrow. We at the Fashion Doll Witness Program love it when those who come to us are able to stand on their two vinyl feet and walk strongly away into new glamorous lives. But we also miss them.
As soon as I make contact with their new home, certificates of authenticity will be mailed to ensure their new identities remain intact.
Congratulations, Valessa and Ava!
One chilly November day, we at the Fashion Doll Witness Protection Program were contacted by special service agents from a secret program under the government umbrella. There was a famous gymnast defecting from Russia, and they wanted our help in giving her a new identity.
We were only happy to oblige. How could we turn her away? This is how Ava came to us — we shan’t reveal her real name, but let’s just say that you might recognize her if you get your hands on the right Russian newspapers.
I love the Moxie Girlz, and I’m kind of sad that they’re not being manufactured anymore. When they were out and an item, of course I didn’t have the money to purchase them. I do have one in my personal collection I had repainted, and I’ll photograph her eventually. I also have this beauty, who I rescued from somewhere but it’s been so long I can’t remember where from. I see them on ebay sometimes. I’m probably going to start buying them.
Her before pictures:
She smells a little bit like mothballs, but she was still in excellent condition. I just needed to get her hair straight. She’s a basic model Avery Moxie Girlz still in her original clothing, so I only repainted her face. I tried to give her a small quirk of a smile to go with one narrowed eye and a lifted eyebrow.
Ava has found a home. Her new owner will receive a certificate of authenticity once we can make contact.
Yes, it’s been a while but I have returned with a new addition to the Fashion Doll Witness Protection Program (going since 2003!). Her name is Valessa, and she was once a Mattel Barbie Teresa. Let me sing you the song of my people – I mean, let me tell you her woeful tale.
I was going through my big box of dolls to be rescued the other day and found this lady in her box. I had bought her to give her a makeover, but considering her toy line isn’t made anymore and I am still head-over-heels in love with the Janay line I have decided to keep her.