Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

"Canada" from the 1970s Madame Alexander International Dolls line.
I'm planning to do a more detailed post about the 1970s Madame Alexander International Dolls line, but since today is Canada Day, I thought I'd do a little preview with this girl.

A disproportionate number of "Canada" dolls from Dolls of the World lines from any company tend to be either dressed in faux-RCMP uniforms or else in borderline stereotypical Inuit traditional wear.  Shockingly, this release managed to avoid that and instead put out this  Acadian-inspired outfit, which is not something you see every day.

If you're in Canada, Happy Canada Day!  If you're from a country whose national football/soccer team is playing, good luck!  And if you're none of those things, Happy Tuesday!

6 comments:

  1. Quality on older Madame Alexander dolls is almost always good, but I find the color choices here... interesting.

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    1. Heh, true enough! To be fair though, those busy fabrics are pretty common on traditional outfits from the Maritimes though, so I think there's some historical inspiration there.

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  2. Oh I love her little outfit! I would have never thought to put those colors together.

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    1. It is different, isn't it?

      I actually just unpacked her (you can probably tell by the creases in her dress), so I think she'd look a little different in full display-ready mode.

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  3. I like her little pursed lips. She looks like she doesn't take any gruff.

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    1. Ha, it's true! She must be a tough one!

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