Saint Lucia-born international model Mala Bryan has launched a collection of fashionable black dolls for the Christmas holidays, which will be available for local purchase soon.
Bryan, who said it has always been her dream to create her own doll collection, made the announcement in November on her social media pages, which has since received widespread attention.
Bryan, 33, who hails from La Pointe, Mon Repos and lived in Vieux Fort said as a doll collector said she found it difficult to find different black dolls with ethnic hair to add to her collection.
She said she realized she was not the only one having that issue but other adult collectors and parents wanting to add diversity to their children’s doll collection. She then decided to launch a collection of black dolls.
The model who now resides in South Africa said her dolls are unique because she designed them.
“I chose the eye shapes, skin color, their features I designed them all. I made them also with little to no makeup because I wanted their natural beauty to stand out,” she explained.
Bryan said her dolls are not just for kids, but adults who enjoy collecting dolls.
“I have finally been able to create a doll that many young black and brown girls can relate to and many children of other races can now have a black and brown doll to add to their collection,” she added.
Mallville dolls will be available at several retail stores across the island in the near future.
But in the meantime, persons can make purchases online at www.malavilletoys.com