For example, Mattel has produced a purple sports car (a Sweet Sixteen birthday present) for Grace though none of the other So In Style dolls has wheels. As with Shani and her friends, the So In Style dolls have long, silky textured hair (Trichelle’s is curly) that most African American women can only acquire through chemical processes and/ or wigs and weaves. I scalped my Grace so she can wear natural texture wigs.
Her braided updo style complements the simple elegance of this fitted gold sheath.
While Fashion Madness Kenya dolls are crowned with an improbable mass of hair, the Movin' On and Rock Star models have thick curls that approximate the texture of some African American women's natural hair.
Fortunately the Fashion Madness Kenya dolls have done us proud.
In the final analysis, the vibrant orange color and asymmetrical line of the Orange Blossom dress along with the brocade-like Asian motifs woven into the fabric take Kenya’s fashion madness far outside Barbie’s “pretty in pink” box.