Instead of your regularly scheduled mix & match tween paper doll, we have the next installment of the Paper Doll Collaboration Project. (Need the doll? Grab it here.) You'll have to wait til February for more after this week...
The theme for this month is the Year You Were Born. So yeah, you're all going to learn how old we are! Rachel and Boots have outfits, too, and I'll update the links when they're live. In theory, the outfits can mix & match. Hats/hair probably won't.
So I was born in 1980. My mother LOVED Princess Diana. When I went to London for the first time, I made it a point to go to Harrod's and pick out something Princess Diana related for my mother. This was late 1999, so not terribly long after the princess's death.
Anyway, my mother watched the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. The earliest paper doll I ever remember owning was a Princess Di set. Loved it.
Naturally, I thought Princess Di would be a perfect representation of the 1980s. She was a style icon! This set is based on an outfit she wore in 1980, prior to her marriage. I wanted something sort of elegant. There's so much awful fashion from the 80s, but there's some good, too. And the hair! That flipped hair was everywhere!
Check out Paper Thin Personas and Pop Culture Paper Dolls for their installments, too. And come back in February for a new theme!
EDIT: We're also added Melissa of Miss Missy Paper Dolls. Check out her contribution!