Mike Buess, Doll Artist and Creator of Fabiola of Hollywood
https://www.inthedollworld.com/creators.html Mike Buess, doll artist and creator of Fabiola of Hollywood, joins us for a delightful show. Mike has set the collectible doll world on fire with his line of one-of-a-kind, Latinx dolls! Though each Fabiola is made from the same mold, Mike hand paints and individually dresses them; so, each one has her own personality!
Mike , whose mother was born and raised in Puerto Rico, shares stories from his life that speak to why he chose to create Fabiola as a Latina. He expresses his love for his heritage and is happy to have created Fabiola as a vintage doll whose back story is form the 1950's and 1960's. Mike had Fabiola manufactured in Spain using vintage processes. He said his goal was to create a beautiful doll that would fit in with dolls that were either manufactured during the 1950's and 1960's or were manufactured to look as though they were created during those decades.
Another important part of Fabiola's back story is she is a model who works for a store called Cedrick's of Hollywood. Mike creates a wonderful world where you can visit Cedrick's and shop for your Fabiola or other 12-inch doll! Cedrick's carries many accessories including clothing, belts, shoes, makeup compacts and more!
Mike is both excited and humbled by his success. He speaks of how other doll artists embraced him and Fabiola--even before Fabiola was completed! With the help of his supportive fans, Fabiola had a spectacular debut and sold out within a few days! Mike will continue to release Fabiola in small batches. His first set consisted of 20 dolls. He is expected to release his second set within days of the release of this show! So, make sure to join his Fabiola group on Facebook (details below)!
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