Vi and Va – Fashion Doll Line Inspired by Latino Cultures

This is sponsored post in collaboration with Vi and Va Dolls and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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When I was a little girl, I would always play with dolls. My family would get me the doll houses, mini van, and dancing stage so I can pretend play with my dolls. I would magically becoming a singing sensation or master ballerina. What I did notice, even as a little girl, was the way the dolls looked. Light skin, blond hair, with blue eyes – I was tan skinned, curly brown hair with green eyes. Now that I have a little girl of my own – I want her to be able to relate to her dolls and toys. To be able to identify with her culture. Everyone does not look the same so our children’s toys shouldn’t either. When I saw the Vi and Va dolls, I was thinking, “finally a doll my daughter can identify with”. 

Viviana (Vi) and Valentina (Va) are sisters, and best friends with their cousins, Felicia and Roxxi.  For these girls, every day is an adventure and a reason to celebrate the bonds of family and friendship. These dolls, exclusively available at Target, will help girls honor and embrace their heritage. The themes and storytelling within the line focuses on both family and culture. The main 4 characters are not just friends, they are also family!

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The diversity of each of the dolls is so important for young girls. They have a doll they can relate and identify themselves with. It is so important for our kids to be exposed to different ethnicities and cultures.

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Older sister, Vi, 16, is spontaneous and easy going. She’s passionate about sharing her love of music, and she’s always ready to break out her guitar at family gatherings. She also loves creating new styles as a fashion designer.

Younger sister, Va, 15, is so neat and organized. She loves learning to cook from her mother and grandmothers. She’s already perfected several savory family recipes, like empanadas. She also loves trying out new hairstyles, and making herself look unique with ribbons and flowers in her hair.

Felicia and Roxxi are Vi and Va’s cousins. Felicia is 17 years old and an artist. Roxxi is 18 years old and a dancer.

The product line includes of several dolls and activity sets to help little girls play out each character’s storyline and enjoy her special talents.  The line also has a birthday party/quinceanera collection, where the family celebrates Vi turning 16 and Va turning 15 with a combined family party celebration.  Girls can even dress up and join the fun with role play and styling accessories.

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The dolls embrace their heritage. Valentina has mastered cooking empanadas, an appetizer that is a staple in Latino culture. The dolls encourage our kids to embrace their own culture. Girls will accept who they are and how they look. I can see my daughter embracing her long curly dark hair and big brown eyes. I wish I had dolls like Vi and Va around when I was younger. I always wondered why no doll looked like me. Now we have Vi and Va dolls that will help girls’ self-esteem.

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The full assortment of “Vi and Va” fashion dolls is available at Target stores and on Target.com.  For more information, please visit bit.ly/ViandVaDolls. Follow Vi and Va on Facebook and Twitter.

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This is sponsored post in collaboration with Vi and Va Dolls and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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