posted by: brianka in Just for Kicks on May 17th, 2009
This is my first article in the newly added category of ‘Just for Kicks’. This is the place for articles covering footwear-related items that are not about actual shoes or shoe accessories per se, yet still celebrate fashion and a general appreciation or love of shoes.
Now, any of our readers who has young daughters can probably attest to the popularity of the diminutive Polly Pocket dolls. Well, last year, Mattel introduced a Barbie cousin to the popular Polly dolls. Namely: Barbie Peek-a-boo Petites. These are a (seemingly) constantly-rotating stock of tiny Barbie dolls that come in various collectible (of course) themes – from gem-themed ‘sparkle sweeties’ to floral ‘blossom beauties’ and more (think ice cream flavors, tea parties, weddings, snowflakes, girls of the world; anything to keep your own little princess anticipating the next theme to add to her personal collection).
Well, while I can say that I have no intention of playing the gotta catch ‘em all game with a toy line that is already grown to include at least 70 different individual dolls, I was tickled enough to share these new releases with our readers.
These are from the one of the newest themes in the Peek-a-boo Petites toy line, the Fashionistas. Each of these dolls comes with her own purse or shoe-shaped display stand/play set.
Let me introduce you to four of these little ladies:
#64 Sandal Sally
#65 Open Toe Tamara
#62 High Heel Hillary
#61 Platform Penina
These are four of the five shoe-themed sets that are now appearing in toy departments pretty much everywhere (Although I have not yet encountered the fifth, ‘Kitten Heeled Kira’ in the wild).
If your love of shoes goes beyond what you wear on your feet, these may be for you. If not, why not take a moment to appreciate how deeply shoes and fashion permeate other areas of our lives – in this case, toys and imaginative play. Engaging in a moment or two of whimsy can also be a nice change of pace from our often-hectic lives.
As for me & my new Peek-a-boo gals? I think I may have to pick up a compartmentalized shadowbox from one of the local craft stores and arrange to hang these up on the wall as a light-hearted closet display.