Fashion Doll Quarterly
WINTER 2012: FRIENDS & RIVALS
Friends and Rivals; it’s surprising we haven’t covered this topic yet. Everyone has them, don’t they? School rivalries, company competitions, romantic dramas to win the heart of your most desired. It’s a universal condition and many doll companies have used this theme to grow and develop their lines over the years. Would Barbie doll really be as exciting and glamorous if she didn’t have earthy, freckle-faced BFF Midge at her side? Wouldn’t Ken be feeling more inadequate than usual without his buddy Alan?
Today’s best known rivalry in the doll world is Ellowyne Wilde and her ‘frenemy’ Amber Stanhope. Tied together through the drama of their intertwining families, these two girls should be best friends. But their innate differences, combined with petty jealousy, young girls’ insecurities and having to share all the Wilde Imagination clothes make for tension in the dressing room! And we wouldn’t have it any other way. So, the ladies begrudginly share the cover, in honor of the first Wilde Weekend, happening this month.