My Favorite Doll Blogs

As a doll designer it’s important for me to know what’s going on in the world of dolls and toys. To stay up on new releases I frequently walk the toy aisles at Toys R Us and Target, but I also like to follow the blogs of fellow doll enthusiasts. Some of these websites feature collectible fashion dolls and some play dolls. Some are photo-centric, others tell stories of their doll’s adventures or offer in-depth design reviews. Some help me understand the needs and desires of collectors, and others inspire me with thier originality and beauty. I like them all for different reasons. Here are a few of my favorite doll blogs.

A Few, Fabulous, Collectible Fashion Doll Blogs

Doll Blogs - Dolldom

If you like fashion dolls you will love Dolldom, the inspirational doll photo journal of the incredibly talented Ernesto Padro-Campos.

An elegant overview of the world of fashion dolls, Dolldom is a showcase for ideas intended to inspire, amuse, and guide the modern collector. Fashion, art, décor and gastronomy, it’s all here for you and your friends…

It’s also photographed so beautifully that the dolls seem to come alive.

Doll Blogs - The Doll Observer

Simon Farnworth, fashion doll aficionado and columnist for Haute Doll Magazine, writes The Doll Observer. The blog is part of a social networking site for fashion doll lovers. What I like about it is Simon’s obvious love for fashion dolls as well as his positive attitude. He only writes about the dolls he likes. It’s a fun, uplifting, doll blog full of the most beautiful contemporary collectible fashion dolls.

Favorite doll blogs - The fashion doll review

Alison Rasmussen edits The Fashion Doll Review. It’s a collaborative blog for the eclectic doll collector. The blog features photos and simple reviews of newly released and vintage fashion dolls such as Barbie, Integrity Toys, Fashion Royalty, Poppy Parker, Tonner Doll Company, Monster High and more. I like the fact that each post includes a photo and a short description.

Favorite Doll Blogs - The Doll Cafe

The Doll Cafe is another great blog written by a doll collector. The blog focuses on Barbie and other collectible fashion dolls.

The Doll Lovers Blogs

Doll Blogs - Confessions of a Doll Collector's Daughter

Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter is a fun blog by a doll collector about collecting. Doll reviews and trips to toy conventions are part of the mix. The author doesn’t just write about high-end collectible dolls though, play line dolls are also reviewed in detail, something I really enjoy.

Doll Blogs - the Toy Box Philosop

The Toybox Philosopher  is written by a self-described toy enthusiast and avid doll collector named Emily. She only reviews dolls she has purchased with her own money so that she can freely express her opinions. The dolls and toys reviewed on the blog are ones that have caught her attention or joined her collection over the years. I enjoy the honesty of her well-written reviews. She writes about a lot of different kinds of dolls as well, including play line fashion dolls and large dolls.

Doll Blogs - My Froggy Stuff

My Froggy Stuff is another fun doll collecting blog but this one features easy doll DIY projects too, like the one above for fairy wings.

An American Girl’s Online Journal

Doll Blogs - Super Inky

Super Inky is the name of an online journal written by a little girl with a passion for her American Girl doll, or at least it seems that way. The photographs are all of the doll, and it’s written in first person, as if the doll were talking. Here’s what the author has to say about her blog:

Hi! I’m Inky. I’m a 10-year-old girl who loves ballet, Ugly dolls, National Parks, red pandas, space travel, and having fun. Join me on my adventures!

I find the website completely charming.

In addition to the doll blogs discussed here, I’ve also written about my favorite fashion illustration blogs as well as the best design and illustration blogs. If you like finding new blogs to enjoy be sure to check them out.

Do you have a favorite doll blog I haven’t mentioned? If so let me know in the comments. I love finding great new blogs.

 

Comments (5)

  1. November 8, 2013 - 2:55 PM

    I just wanted to thank you for the shoutout! You have a pretty awesome blog here, yourself!

  2. December 21, 2013 - 8:26 AM

    Just seen this! Thanks for the mention Heather and your very kind words about my blog.

    Keep up the awesome work with your own very gorgeous corner of the doll world 🙂

  3. May 3, 2015 - 9:55 AM

    All About Allan is a comprehensive, informational site all about the vintage and reproduction vintage Allan doll. It features dolls, outfits, dioramas, gift sets and cases. Also included in the site is a mini-blog narrated by Allan Sherwood himself, called The Adventures of Traveling Allan, complete with photos of his explorations! Nothing is for sale at this site, just lovingly photographed by the owner to share with others. All About Allan is located at: bjbear71.com/Allan/Main.html