Gorgeous two-piece set that's packed with frills that thrill! Smart silk bandeau top with strap detail is paired with a molded sheath skirt with a side swirl of ruffles that swish out at the side and along the hemline for a total fabulosa look!
This is the outfit that really started the design collaboration with Cedrick and Fabiola. It's an exact replica of Fabiola's outfit from Puerto Rico's Fiesta Festiva of 1955 where she was crowned “Muñeca Bailarina”. The back story on the original is that Fabiola wanted something with traditional ruffles but wanted to stand out in a new way. Her abuelita designed and sewed this garment modeled after something she herself wore back in the 1940s. The result: Ounces of Flounces (as it was originally called in the popular 'Island" collection). It was later rebranded as the Fabiola Flounce under Cedrick's label Fabiola's Favs. Flounces came in various fabrications, colors and patterns.
This doll is one-of-a kind and comes fully dressed in a black silk dupioni bandeau top with leather-like halter strap. The strap is knotted on (not sewn) and can be easily taken off for a different look or to change out to a different color. The skirt and top both have snap closures in the back. This Fabiola wears a black silky ribbon in her hair. Her other accessories include a hot pink and black embroidered clutch, black metal hoop earrings, black heels and black bangle bracelets. Outfit by Aleida Ortiz and accessories by Mr. B.
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Fabiola's face is hand-painted then sprayed with a matte finish. This Fabiola has matte lips. Her body is hand buffed, then a wash of bronzer is added to some areas. She is then highlighted in fine glittery gold dust and is sealed with a gloss finish for extra glow. Her custom box is reminiscent of perfume packaging of the 1950s. The back of her box includes her bio. Series 1 is limited to 300 dolls and her number in that series is listed at the bottom of the box. A simple acrylic stand is also included.
Fabiola is approximately 11.5" tall. She is a pin-uppity glamour doll for the adult collector and is not a toy. She is one of a kind and should be treated as a work of art.
Series 1 is limited to 300. "Fabiola Flounce in Black" is no. 38