Mam'selle A Sindy Doll Magazine Issue 12 | August 2022

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Sindy Doll Magazine ISSUE 12 | August 2022 | £5.95



COVER PHOTO @SINDYANDME

Hello Dolls! Welcome to the August issue of Mam'selle! A mini magazine for Sindy doll lovers, fans and collectors. This month's issue pays tribute to Marilyn 60 years after her death. With a special feature on the 'Marilyn' Sindy, how to get her look and how to get her bombshell hair. Enjoy the last days of summer and look out for our celebratory Mam'selle First Birthday issue out on August 6th.

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Mam'selle I S S U E

12 Sindy Doll Magazine: Contents 05 Sindy Social Scene 07 Holiday Wardrobe 16 Stuck on You: Magnets

< Remembering Marilyn Monroe: 60 years after her death begins on page 20.

21 Living with Sindy 30 Dear Sindy... 33 Travel with Sindy 34 #VintageSindy

Please do contact us with any submissions, Ad's or, to be featured dresslikeasindy@gmail.com

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REFRESHING DRINKS BY

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SINDY SOCIAL SCENE Top Nine: our favourite Sindy Snaps this month... Featuring the limited edition 'Colette' and 'Rachel' dresses by #mamsellexjollydollyshop

1. @the_minimalist_sindy | 2. @polly.dollydaydreams| 3. @the_woodlanddollies 4. Ruth Breckhill | 5. @sindylife2021 | 6. @pedigree.sindy 7. @sewist53 | 8. @kazzas_world | 9. @sindy_doll_collector MAM'SELLE MAGAZINE | 5


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Holiday Wardrobe The key to packing light is a mix-n-match selection of pieces that work for every holiday situation...

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Build your looks around 3-key pieces: a matching jumpsuit, dress & bolero

Pictures & Styling: @dresslikeasindy Model: Nancy from Pedigree Models


travel time

Plane or Ship? Wear light layers, flat shoes and remember to wear your beach hat when in-transit, as this helps avoid it getting crushed in your case or holdall. Jumpsuit, Barbie. Shirt (used as a jacket), Tressy. T-shirt, part of 'Beachgirl', 1982. Hat, Barbie. Case, part of 'Airport Trolley and Luggage' 1980. Sandals, Sindy.


beach days Belt the bolero to make a lightweight shirt that will work as a great cover-up on the beach, or at the beach bar! Bolero, Barbie. Shorts, part of 'Beachgirl', 1982. Basket, unknown. Mules & Headscarf, Sindy.


day tripper Pop a tee under your jumpsuit when visiting the city, local attractions and on those excursions - it will protect your shoulders from burning. Tee, AliExpress. Bag, @Karine_SS. Hat, Barbie. Shoes, Hasbro Sindy.


al fresco dining A simple dress and some designer shades is all you need for a light lunch or afternoon apéritif overlooking the beach, marina, or that clifftop sunset. Dress, My First Barbie. Sunglasses, Sindy Collectors Club. Mules, Sindy.


market shopping Layer your dress over a loose pair of trousers and slip on your jacket (or even the matching bolero) for a cool and comfy look for hitting those bazaars and outdoor malls. Jacket, Tressy. Dress, My First Barbie. Trousers, Etsy. Basket, unknown. Mules, Sindy.


sight seeing The jumpsuit and bolero worn together make a lightweight, easy and comfortable day outfit for museums, aquarium and Cathedral visits. Bolero and Jumpsuit, both Barbie. Camera, Hasbro Sindy. Belt and mules, Sindy.


cocktail hour

Get extra wear out of your dress by wearing with a luxe top and it becomes a skirt. Team with accessories and you're ready for dinner, cocktails and dancing. Dress, My First Barbie. Top, unknown. Necklace, mules and clutch, all Sindy. Braclets (earring cuffs), Claire's Accessories.


poolside glam Cover-up from the midday sun by wearing the bolero with your swimsuit. Bolero, Barbie. Swimsuit, part of 'Mode Collection', 1986. Basket, #vintagebarbie. Headscarf and mules, both Sindy.


Stuck on You... Fridge magnets that do double duty

Cactus Plants, www.wholeeshopping.com

Vintage Acme Mixer, find on eBay

Travel Posters, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BvdBDesign

Plants, www.amazon.co.uk Shopping Bag, www.happysouvenirs.com


Vintage Acme Blender, find on eBay

Wine Rack, www.ebay.co.uk

This feature was inspired by and is dedicated to Tonya @grandmagetsreal who has a seriously impressive magnet collection!

Le Creuset Cooking Pot, find on eBay

Tomato Tray, www.aliexpress.com

Baguettes, www.aliexpress.com


Beans on Toast, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MinifoodsStudio

Labybirds, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GuysMagnets

Plants, www.amazon.co.uk

Vintage Acme Telephone find on eBay

Krispy Kreme Box, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Sweetimitation


Teapot, www.amazon.co.uk

Art, www.aliexpress.com

London Skyline, www.lego.com

Bouquets, www.ebay.co.uk

Cheese Boards, find at www.etsy.co.uk


POLLY DOLLY PRESENTS

IMAGE COURTERY OF @SINDY_DREAMING

MARILYN Must-Haves

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LIVING WITH.

SINDY.

MARILYN SINDY PICTURE BY WENDY LYON

THE DOLL YOU LOVE TO DRESS

FASHION. INTERIORS. BEAUTY. SHOPPING. TRAVEL.

Marilyn Monroe Special



Marilyn Monroe: 60 years on

Remembering

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MARILYN MONROE SINDY 1.

SOME LIKE IT BLONDE! IN 1968, SINDY HAD A NEW LOOK AND THIS SINDY FOREVER BECOME KNOWN AS THE 'MARILYN' SINDY... Pedigree Toys had began working on some new dolls in 1967 for release the following year. They had been experimenting with head vinyls, face paints, new hair fibres and styles. The Weekender Sindy was given a makeover and came with a new softer hair fibre, and a fresher looking face. When this new 'platinum white blonde' hair fibre was styled it went very curly - and, although she was also available in brunette and auburn - she became known to collectors as the ‘Marilyn’ Sindy. The 'Marilyn' Sindy is also distinguishable by her four painted eyelashes, bright red lips and posable wire legs. The new vinyl on her face does tend to pale very badly and her fragile hair tends can go wooly. This however does not diminish her everlasting appeal.

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SINDY AS MISS MONROE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Photo: Maria Blomkvist Photo: Natalya Bassani Photo: Ruth Gadsby Photo: Julie Campbell Photo: Lissiea Davidson Photo: Leigh Ann Van Aswegan Photo: Wendy Lyon Photo: Karen Boobyer Photo: Ruth Gadsby

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Marilyn monroe 1926-1962

PICTURES: JULIE CAMPBELL


PICTURES: DAWN AUSTIN @dollygoodtime

M A R I L Y N S T Y L E

Dress Hall & Sindy, eBay Gloves Vintage Barbie Stole www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheVelvetVillage Bag Vintage Sindy Necklace www.ebay.co.uk Lipstick www.zurutoys.co/kids/minibrands Compact www.minimumworld.com Chanel No. 5 www.aliexpress.com Heels Vintage Daisy Doll



BY PATRICK SHIPMAN

DEAR SINDY...

before Sindy collector Patrick loves a 'damsel in distress' and couldn't wait to re-vamp Marilyn. Her hair was very 'woolley' but he feels re-rooting isn't always the answer. With a little TLC he brought her bombshell hair back. He admits it’s definitely a scary experiment when you first try the straighteners technique, but his best advice would be: Soak the hair in either fabric softener mixed with some water, or hair conditioner. It doesn’t seem to matter how long; I’ve soaked both overnight and just for a few minutes; Then rinse out and leave hair damp. Comb through the hair with a thin comb (I like a nit comb!). Turn on the straighteners until they are almost too hot to touch, then TURN THEM OFF. Work plug by plug, or with small amounts of hair. Start by spraying that section of hair with water, comb through, flick the straighteners back on for three seconds, TURN THEM OFF then work from the scalp to tip firmly but quickly, pulling the hair a little as you go, then spray with water and repeat. >>

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Showgirl! To achieve Marilyn's perfect pinky skin tone (and to brighten her up), Patrick gave Marilyn Sindy a toothpaste and acne cream sun treatment.

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... how do I get bombshell hair?

YOU WILL NEED: Mini 'needle or pencil' Hair Straighteners Comb (or nit comb!) Small water spray bottle Rollers and grips (or cut up straws)

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Do this all over the head of hair, you might want repeat the whole process again with the fabric softener and straightening if the hair is especially frizzy. I pull the hair a little as I do it because it seems to stretch it a little. Sometimes the hair does frazzle a bit but take a breath, let it cool and if it isn’t frazzled to a pulp but seems a tad melted, you can straighten it again with cooler straighteners and lots of water. After the second straightening place hair section in a roller, or cut up straw and secure. Do this all over. Allow rollers to set overnight. In the morning remove each roller carefully and allow curls to fall into place. Hello Bombshell!

PAT'S TOP TIP: You can have the straighteners a little hotter (5/6/7 seconds before turning them off) if the hair isn’t flattening and defrizzing straight away but it is trial and hopefully not too much error. It does sound scary, but it really is so satisfying when you get the hang of it, you really get to know which era of Sindy hair can handle more or less heat or how many times. Good Luck!

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MARILYN MONROE WORE THIS CARDIGAN IN A SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY GEORGE BARRIS ON THE BEACH IN SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA IN 1962. SHE ALSO WORE IT AS SHE LEFT FOX STUDIOS FOR THE LAST TIME DURING THE FILMING OF “SOMETHING’S GOT TO GIVE.” ON JUNE 1, 1962 (HER FINAL BIRTHDAY). SHE NEVER RETURNED TO COMPLETE ANOTHER DAY OF SHOOTING ON THE FILM.

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S T Y L E EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION A hand-knitted cardigan of cream wool decorated with a brown geometric pattern across the centre, cuffs and the neck, with matching knitted belt inspired by the one worn by Marilyn Monroe exclusively hand made by @action_mans_nan for Mam'selle Magazine.

HOW TO ENTER: Post an image of your doll in her favourite vintage knitted item on social and tag #mamsellegiveaway @dresslikeasindy @actions_mans_nan by August 4th 2022 to win. *The best image will win this cardigan and will be contacted via DM. The Editor and designers decision will be final and no alternatlive prize will be offered


T R A V E L w i t h

M a r i l y n

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MARILYN PICTURE: DAWN AUSTIN @DOLLYGOODTIME

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

IN LOVING MEMORY Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926. She was an American actress, singer, and model who was famous for playing comedic "blonde bombshell" characters. She became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s. Married three times, she diead on August 4, 1962. SEE: This Spanish-style Colonial Revival house was the first property Marilyn Monroe ever bought — and her last. She died there just six months after moving in. It's located at 12305 5th Helena Dr.

RESTING: Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary is located in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles at 1218 Glendon Ave. Monroe was later entombed at Crypt No. 24 at the Corridor of Memories.

STAY: The landmark Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. was Marilyn home for two years. She lived in one of the vintage 1950s Cabanas at the time of her first professional magazine photo shoot, which took place at the Roosevelt’s famed Tropicana Pool.

EAT: The original Barney’s Beanery (which opened in West Hollywood in 1920) at 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. still serves the classic chilli that was a favorite order for Miss Monroe, who was a regular guest during the filming of 'Some Like It Hot' in 1959.

VISIT : The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a historic landmark which consists of fivepointed stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard. Marilyn's is located at 6774 Hollywood Blvd.

DRINK: The Rainbow Bar & Grill located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. once home to an Italian restaurant called Villa Nova, (owned by Vincente Minnelli while he was married to Judy Garland). Monroe and Joe DiMaggio had a blind date here in 1952. And, to this day guests still request the “Marilyn booth.”


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#VINTAGESINDY

POOL SET 1974 "A Pool and Ten Super Accessories" was the selling slogan on the Swimming Pool Set (S539) box. The double-ring inflatable pool was made of soft orange vinyl and could actually be filled with water (the joy that must have brought in the early 70's!). The base has a red and pink floral pattern. The poolside extras included: an inflatable lounger, two inflatable armchairs, two reversible lilo sun-beds, two swimming rings, a beach ball, and two white, turquoise and a red striped towels. It retailed for approx. £2.98 (£29 in 2022).


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