Debbie Garrett says she is planning a the Tonner Dolls in her Black Doll collection, something we really look forward to! Debbie is a Black Doll historian, someone we highlighted in our recent post: Black Doll Collecting Blog – Robert Tonner Dolls of Color. She mentions that a favorite Tonner Doll is the 2007 American Model pictured above. Do check out her excellent blog.
A post about the Tonner dolls in my collection has been dancing around in my head for a while. The first installment is forthcoming.
So much black-doll history… so little time to write.
The featured doll is Tonner’s 22-inch American Models Basic African American from 2007, one of my absolute favorites… had to have her! I named her Rihanna. Rihanna wears Tonner’s CherishedFriends.com-exclusive “Mountain Retreat” fashion. The outfit, a limited edition of 300, includes the classically styled red duffle coat with Burberry plaid lining, a long-sleeved red turtleneck over distressed jeans; side zipped, tan suede ankle boots; red drop earrings, and tan suede shoulder bag. Rihanna looks great in anything.