Check out these separated-at-birth images here! The one on the left is part of the design on the Alexander Girard "Madonna" pillow
, designed in the 1960s by acclaimed artist/designer Girard
(available today in reproduction form). On the right we have a t-shirt worn by the newest Jade doll
from the Bratz line. Evan got me this Jade last week as a present (for never getting to leave the house because all we've been doing is work!) and I looked at her shirt for a couple days, thinking "I'm sure I've seen that somewhere," before my memory finally sparked enough for me to go look up the original design and figure out why I thought I knew it! Personally, I think it makes for a cuter shirt, and I think it's really funny that little girls everywhere are playing with a doll that references some serious design work. (She also wears
a blue crinoline, blue lace-up boots, and sports a bowling bag. Very 80s-via-21st century, no?)
The second funny thing related to this Jade doll—when I went to find the amazon listing to link to it, I discovered for the first time what should have been obvious: little kids writing amazon reviews of toys!! The reviews of this Jade absolutely killed me. Especially the girl that complains about her and then says "She looks like a punk, anyway." And the girl who didn't like her, but warmed up to her and now has "this Jade and 15 other bratz dolls, the salon and spa, hair studio, the beauty bed, the lounge, a couch, the car and a table" and then advises you: "So take my advice and buy this toy! you will be happy!" I am happy.