Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Halle Berry and weird celebrity news

I know celebrities are not like us and have different problems but what I heard about Halle Berry and her daughter's baby daddy Gabriel Auby was just freaky! According to TMZ and other media outlets, Halle had to go to court to stop said baby daddy from having her daughter Nahla's hair lightened and straightened or according to TMZ "trying to turn her daughter white"! What? Rich people go to court for that? My mother use to torture me repeatedly with Toni Home Permanets and I think the smell alone did  long term brain damage and all my father managed to say was I looked cute, while my older brothers laughed in hysterics! I'm sure the judge in Nahla's case will make sure she will have some supervised daddy visits that don't include anywhere near a beauty parlor and for myself, I will  continue with my recovery from early hair disasters with my doll therapy.
 And Gabriel Aubey you can play with my hair instead, I volunteer as tribute!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Reflections on JFK 51st Anniversary 11/22/1963

I am still totally obsessed watching documentaries of JFK's assassination on cable. I watched them all for what seemed like the whole month of November last year on the 50th and even last weekend caught some more rebroadcasts and even more captivating to me,

I was only 6 years old and in the first grade when it happened. I remember our catholic school principal abruptly coming over the intercom and interrupting our school day and just saying school was dismissed and to leave immediately!  I went out to the front of the school to wait for my older brother, three grades ahead of me,  to walk me home like he did every day. There w  as another kid running around shouting "the president's been killed" my brother came up and grabbed my hand and said "we better get home".  Home was just as confusing because there was my big, strong father home from work and crying his eyes out and my mother was in the kitchen hiding hers! A sight I never seen before and didn't understand why he would be crying about a man on tv.  And to make even matters even worse, all my after school cartoons I watched were pre-empted for all this news coverage! sigh, well that was my take on it from a 6 year but I have never forgotten one moment of it 51 years later.

Does anyone remember the Toy Presidents company? They were in business about 10 years ago and they had a great line of dolls featuring various presidents but not to be confused with Talking Presidents company which manufactured the exact same but different line of dolls. Think both are now defunct now.  I managed to grab a few from both companies and here is my JFK doll:


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Real Barbie Housewives of NJ

You know I love some of those Bravo Housewives shows, especially New Jersey and New York. Anytime there is a new cast, try to find some of my dollie girls to pose as them. It was kind of trying because this year there are three new cast members and two of them are twins! You wouldn't think it would be that hard to find lookalike Barbies with so many of them having similar face sculpts among the Basics, DOW, and other non-celebrity dolls I've accumulated. BUT nothing was working until I found a Marissa Model of the Moment doll I bought for 25.00 at an antique store and had a second loose doll of her I picked up somewhere, ebay I think. They worked because the twins on the show are Italian and Marissa is suppose to be Brazilian, so the darker, tanned skin works.  When I do these "representations" of the housewives, my rule is I have to shop my own doll closet and use what I have. Trust me, I have a lot.

So here are my new girls and these bitches be bad!

Cast l-r: Amber Marchese, Dina Manzo, Melissa Gorga, Teresa Guidice, Nicole Napolitano, and Teresa Aprea

picture from Bravo.com


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Update on my State Fair competition entry

Well...I did not get a blue ribbon but I did get a yellow ribbon which amounts to an Honorable Mention and I'M HAPPY WITH THAT! Considering I kept changing my mind about entering and wasn't going to enter but decided at the very last minute to enter and sewed the dress, without a pattern mind you, two hours up to the deadline, yes I'm very pleased they didn't reject it as a hot mess and send it back! Was that too long of a run on sentence? I can see my 8th grade English teacher Sister Joseph Anthony (why did they always have mens names?) giving me the stink eye for from the grave for that. No wait, Joseph Anthony is the name of the hair salon I go to.

 I traveled to the fair today to see my doll in person and take a picture of her and just to make sure she didn't escape onto the midway and get funnel cake powder all over her dress! She did look a little lonely, can't wait to bring her home. This was the best picture I could get of her she's behind a picket fence next to a sock monkey...A SOCK MONKEY!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Barbiestyle on Instagram


Barbie joined Instagram today and she already has over 5000 followers! I've been on it for six months and still can't figure out how to post pictures on it but I'm sure Barbie has her own "team" working on it for her. Her pictures and fashion advice  are so cute and sassy, would we expect anything less? Here is the link to her page if you want to check her out  http://instagram.com/barbiestyle.

And if you want to follow me on instagram, my user name is pattiannny.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri Barbie

My entry in the Arts and Craft competition in the NY State Fair. Finally got her done at the last minute, worked up until 2 pm today and she had to be in by 4 pm, hey I always work best with a looming deadline over my head. Don't look to close because my sewing skills on this dress was lacking, but I entered the doll and not the sewing competition so hope they just judge on the over all look and forgive the construction. I had no pattern to work with, so I took apart the gown from the Jennifer Lopez doll and traced it. Hope I can do a better job putting it back together.

 Nina is from Syracuse, my hometown and where the fair is located, so that is why I chose to do a doll of her. Of course she is beautiful, so who wouldn't want a Barbie of her?