March 05, 2011

70s Fashion Parade, part 2

Besides my Barbie paper dolls which I featured in part 1 (below), we also had a Dusty paper doll.
I've only discovered just now that Dusty was produced by Kenner Toys in the mid-70s as competition to Barbie.  She was taller than Barbie and more athletic; she was known as a tennis champion, but also swam and golfed.  A daisy was her signature fashion accessory.  She had sun-bleached platinum blond hair. Since I grew up in the north where this never happened to people's hair, I remember thinking it was weird that this young-looking girl's hair was grey!
Unfortunately, I have few clothes left for her.  So here she is wearing one of her remaining outfits, flanked by the others.
Despite being a tomboy, she sure could get gussied up!

5 comments:

acorn hollow said...

i have never heard of dusty but she is styling. As a kid I loved paper dolls.
cathy

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

I'd forgotten about the bell bottom pantsuits with the long coats. Wow, those were the days! I was rockin' the shag haircut too.

grunge-queen said...

Love those 1970s styles - so chic! I grew up in the 70s but don't think I ever heard of Dusty. Our largely female household was crazy for Barbie - it was Barbie EVERYTHING. My sis and I loved playing with paper dolls but oddly enough I don't think we ever had the Barbie kind ....

Protector of Vintage said...

I have never heard of Dusty either! I'm a tennis player, so I'll have to keep my eye out for her to add to my vintage tennis collection. Thanks for the great post.

Reduce, Reuse and Rummage said...

Dana, most of the time I still end up wearing 'boot cut' pants with a long coat. Sort of the same effect!