In my hobby, as in life, the one thing I like is diversity. Tallulah Belle brings that to Roville. Her softic figure adds another representation of fashion doll beauty. She is a former BBD.
Big Beautiful Dolls, Inc. was owned and operated by two African American women, Audrey Bell and Georgette Taylor. They were the creative force behind full-figured dolls, Dasia (African American), Dena (Hispanic) and Dawn (Caucasian). Initially designed in 1999, these dolls were created to give consumers a wider choice of fashion dolls to select from. Audrey and Georgette’s mission was to “offer inspiration through a doll that reflects and honors our fuller figured women… and to help young girls and women embrace a better self image of who they are.”
The dolls were made of vinyl and retailed for $59.95. Each model came dressed in an attractive velour evening gown accented by a sheer wrap trimmed with marabou feathers. They wore black nylon hose and black faux leather high heel shoes.
I purchased Dawn around 2006 and renamed her Tallulah Belle. I had a brief email exchange with Audrey about clothing for Tallulah and she indicated the company was considering a clothing line. Unfortunately that did not materialize and sadly the business is no longer in operation.
Fortunately, Tallulah Belle lives on. She has challenges, although not of weight nor color. Thanks to Audrey and Georgette she embraces her full size and ethnicity. She sees herself as a big sexy blonde which, of course, she is. No, Tallulah Belle’s challenges are with clothing! Or the lack thereof. She is, after all, a fashion doll and what’s the point of being a fashion doll if Mattel and Integrity are not producing a clothing line for full figured women? Her guardian (moi!) does not sew (at least not well), so I’ve had to be crafty about coming up with clothing for her. She thinks I’ve brilliantly acquired haute couture for her. I’m revealing to you it’s not. But don’t tell her that. hee hee
This week I came across a new outfit at the mall for her. So out of her box she came to proudly model it.
Tallulah Belle is all curves and isn’t afraid to show them. She’s loving how her stretchy black skirt (sock) hugs her womanly hips. The intense hue, tiered ruffles, and low décolletage of her top (BABW) creates a goddess effect.
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