No todos los días llega a Dolldom una muñeca puertorriqueña y ese evento no se deja pasar sin una gran celebración. Fabiola de Hollywood, la nueva muñeca de modas creada por Mike Buess, se une como tantos otros puertorriqueños a la diáspora boricua en los Estados Unidos.
For it's true that not every day, Dolldom has the pleasure of welcoming a Puerto Rican doll and it was about time! Diversity and inclusion are musts, no matter if you are made of vinyl, resin, porcelain, or flesh and bone.
Mike Buess' vintage-looking diva comes with a fanciful storyline, all done with a light-hearted, elegant approach. Packaged in an exquisitely evocative heavy stock box, Fabiola arrives ready to display and play. No detail goes unchecked and this meticulous attitude impresses the collector upon receiving the fabulous Fabiola.
Dolldom had the pleasure of interviewing Buess over virtual cocktails - Don Q rum, neat - to discuss his inspiration for this fabulous new character in the world of fashion dolls.
"My mother was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and moved to the US in the 50s. She is one of 16 children - 8 girls and 8 boys. Fabiola's last name is my grandmother's maiden name. Fabiola's look is my recreation of the fab fashions of the time that my mom and her sister rocked when they moved to Brooklyn. They did it all with bold Puerto Rican flair. My mom studied fashion and worked in a sweater factory after school, so she educated me on cool 50s and 60s fashion and clothing. Like her, I'm obsessed with old movie glamour and studied fashion at Parsons School of Design.
My mom also used to shop at Frederick's of Hollywood. The manufacture of their clothing from that period was magnificent. Frederick designed the first push-up brassiere and brought never-before-seen glamour to the front door of of Middle America though his catalog. That is how Cedrick of Hollywood, Fabiola's fashion designer, was born."
In this Dolldom exclusive, a titian Fabiola de Hollywood
, styled by the one and only Bobby Taylor of Pink Bubbles Doll Spa, takes you on a tour of her glamorous life!
¡Qué viva Fabiola y que viva Puerto Rico!
To get your very own Fabiola, visit her boutique. Old San Juan Stroll
In a beaded sheath by Cody Thompson and a vintage straw picture hat, Fabiola meets friends for café con leche and mayorcas at La Bombonera.
Jardín de flores solo pienso en ti...
A sculptured sheath in a delicate print by Criscrash reveals las curvas famosas for which Fabiola is known.
This exuberant look by Aleida Ortiz made Fabiola famous and earned her the title of "La Muñeca Bailarina".
Get Up and Go-Go!
For her appearance in the Luis Vigoreaux show, Fabiola donned three looks. With "Black Licorice" she one opened the show with her rendition of "Piel canela".
Noche de ronda
In a silk and tulle creation by the joyful Tania Lawrence, Fabiola sang and danced for an adoring television audience.
In LizRetros' maraschino cherry red gown, Fabiola
closed the show with the ultimate interpretation of Osvaldo Farré's hit. Even Bobby Capó applauded! Chez elle
Fabiola relaxes in a comfortable Lurex mini with beaded detailing, also by LizRetros.
For dancing, nothing beats a dress that allows for leg movement and is figure-hugging at the same time. Kudos to LizRetros for attaining the impossible!
In Sylvia Campbell's interpretation of Vintage Barbie's Japanese market exclusive gown, Fabiola closes this Dolldom fashion show.
To get your very own and very fabulous Fabiola, visit her boutique.