Sunday, November 10, 2013

Apollonia Grey!

Hey Gang!

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, my Pocahontas doll,
Apollonia Grey is trying on her new outfits!

Thanks to D7ana of Philly Collector for reminding us all that 
November is Native American Heritage Month.

Here she is now wearing a Fashion Avenue outfit that I purchased
especially for her.  The boots are not the original boots.  I like the
black better and I plan to make the leg cuff into a hat.
 I wanted to purchase this outfit for her because of the print.  She really likes
it too!
You may note that she has articulated arms and hands.  She is now
using the older Disney Store doll Pocahontas body.
 The complexion for the doll isn't a bad match considering that they
are from different manufacturers.  It was nice to keep the arm tattoo also.
 As you might guess, her head will be on sale on the dollpage.  So if you want
it now, let me know.
 I have an additional Pocahontas head, a color Splash head that I am saving
to use now and then.  I will use it for when I think she need to be more
made up.
She has a new ceremonial dress.  She knows that there are a few events
coming up like the wedding of her good friend  Nakoma that she will get
to wear it.  Because of the length of the dress, she has decided to wear
flat shoes with the dress.  She is a busy girl that likes flats!
She will need earrings to go along with the dress.
If you read this post anywhere other than
It is a fake!!! Run!!

About Ms. Grey

Apollonia is the Head Curator for the Franklin Academy of Science
Museum in Johnston.  She spends a lot of time away obtaining art 
and artifacts for the museum and the Reservation. Thank goodness
Midge is there to keep things running smoothly.
  

About Pocahontas!

She is a Mattel Pocahontas doll from the Disney movie of the same name.
The actual Pocahontas has quite an interesting story.

Out of all the Disney dolls that Mattel made, Pocahontas is the pretties
by far to me!  The Disney Store Pocahontas dolls pale in comparison.
I have included a link to a picture of the dolls on flickr.   You will
notice that Disney did a few head-sculpts of Pocahontas with slight
differences. There were many different outfits and accessories too.
From the move there were four dolls produced: Pocahontas, John Smith
Nakoma and Kocoum.  I am lucky enough to have all four.

Apollonia is joined by Loraine Running Bear, the wife of the Chief and
one of her best friends.

 Loraine is head of the Artist Guild of Native Americans She is an
excellent potter and weaver.  Her jewelry is by her friend Rae.
She and her husband introduced Nakoma to her fiance Jimmy. She has
made this jug for them as a present.
Nakoma has ordered her dress in white. She asked Loraine and Apollinia
to be with her at the wedding.  The Chief will perform the ceremony.
All the ladies have ordered ceremonial dresses from Daisy.

She is the best and does everything by hand.  She wants to join the guild
and move to Johnston.

 She is in love and very happy!
The lovely dresses seen her are suede and are made by a wonderful
esty shop owner by the name of :

imp38

I have never been impressed more by something I purchased for my dolls!
Thanks Irene!

OK, Thanks For Looking!



12 comments:

V. said...

Thanks for sharing the Etsy shop! The Fashion Avenue outfit is very pretty and ethnic, it suits Pocahontas very well!

www.etsy.com/pt/shop/VMBarbieBoutique

The grandmommy said...

So pretty! Each dress was pretty as the one before it. Love the colors!

Ms. Leo said...

Thanks for your comments V. and The grand mommy! And thanks for your patience too! I was so backed up with responding to comments. I am now caught up!

V., I didn't know you had a shop. I must check it out! That Fashion Ave. outfit seems like it was made for her.

V. and The grandmommy those dresses are wonderful at that price. I think I need a few more.

Muff said...

Ooh, I love all the clothing as it looks very authentic (for a doll, lol).

I wonder if the Pocahontas dolls were/are very popular because I have not come across a single one at the thrift store. They have tons of Mulans though.

Sergio said...

I rebodied my Pocahontas on a Fashionistas body, I own the Princess of Navajo Barbie, I didn't know of Native American Heritage Month, do you I'm still in time to speak about it?

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Ms. Leo said...

Thanks for your comments Muff, Sergio and karmen perez!

Muff, I think Disney released more that one Mulan movie. I think that is why you see more of them in thrift stores. I have ran across them a couple of times. The next time I see one I'll try to pick it up for you. Which one did you like? I run across a ton of Little Mermaids!

Sergio, It is never to late to do a post on something about dolls! Show us your dolls! I put my Navajo Barbie on a Summer Fashionista body. It was a good match. I only wish I had the skirt. I found mine in a thirt store.

karmen, Welcome to my blog! Thank you for inviting me to yours!

Muff said...

Ah, thanks Ms. Leo, but I'm not on the hunt for one. I just thought it was weird that I haven't seen one at the Thrift Store when Mulan is so prevalent.

Vanessa said...

I love all the outfits! Thanks so much for sharing these with us. That red ceremonial dress is my favorite.

Ms. Leo said...

Thanks for your comments Muff and Vanessa!

Muff, Mulan was released with the second movie and as part of the Princesses too. The Princesses have been released at least twice so that make four release for Mulan and only one for Pocahontas. I don't think that they consider Pocahontas a princess. Sad because I think she was. Don't expect Disney to do a sequel to Tiana either. Mulan was lucky! ethic stories usually get one shot. They have yet to do another Kida movie.

Vanessa, I love the red too. She only did a red and a purple. The tan and the beige was a custom order. I'm so glad I asked her to do it! I'm still not sure about shoes or boots. Boots maybe hard to find.

Eve*Sparkle said...

These Native American dresses are so lovely, the beading is so cute.

jewel snake said...

I really like the dress of Apollonia, it's very cute!
Very nice idea to write about Natives! Which tribe Apollonia & co. belongs to?