By Catherine Ford-Barbiero
This is to introduce you to a new section of “Diana’s Legacy” website. This is an offshoot of my Facebook (fb) group page “Princess Diana and Princess Kate Doll Collectors” that I started quite a while ago. Danielle Mcgee Deininger (Dani) is the originator of this website. I originally asked to be just one of the ‘contributors’ to her website after she posted a comment I published on my fb group page mentioned above, concerning Princess Diana and Kate negative comparisons. The interaction between Dani and myself evolved very quickly into this page on her website. We are both very excited to share all that we can about the dolls – old and new – with all of you….. and ask you to share your passion, pictures, etc., with us. There will be an area on the site where you can upload pictures of your own dolls and share them with all of us too…..
Our goal will be to educate, to expand your knowledge base (along with ours), to share our passion of keeping Princess Diana’s memory alive through the dolls we collect, the dresses we make / purchase for the dolls, the information we find and share with other collectors. We will share information about the different dolls created by the various manufacturers of dolls – Princess Diana, Duchess Catherine, and Duke Williams’ images (and Harry some day). We will share the variations on the dolls and even introduce you to some of the relatives (Diana’s) that some doll makers created.
We plan to introduce you to several seamstresses who specialize in creating reproduction clothing that Diana and Kate wore/wear and share their passions for the women and the clothes they create for the dolls and what got them interested in doing so. We will share their websites and “how to order” outfits from them. They are all talented ladies – you will enjoy getting to know each of them.
The first pictures Dani has posted on the website page are the various advertisements for the dolls from the numerous manufacturers.
I hope you enjoy what we offer here and we encourage your input and share your pics with us.