Bios!

All of the dolls live on Cedar Island, a fictional island in Northern Michigan that is loosely based on Mackinac Island. Using Mackinac Island as a reference, I've created an interactive map which you can see here that displays all of the dolls' houses and other places of interest.

The dolls are divided into two "age groups", notated in their profiles. The "older dolls" are grades 11th and 12th, and the "younger dolls" are grades 9th and 10th.

Some notes on relations: none of my dolls are related unless stated below.

Madelyn and Violet are fraternal twin sisters. Josefina is their cousin.
Eve and Georgia are half-sisters, with Eve being older. Flora is their cousin.
Piper is Nikki's older cousin.
Lila is sisters with Marlee and Eden by adoption, with the age order being Marlee, Eden, and then Lila.
Maja and Kirsten are cousins, Kirsten is older.


Zaira Joy Yumiko
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ESTJ-A, The Executive

Zaira runs this blog, although over time it has become more and more of a collective project between her and her friends. She loves fashion, and through a fashion journalism project for her school communications class, she stumbled across a love for writing and sharing stories as a whole, prompting her to start Worldwide Dolls. She's on the school yearbook team (the editor-in-chief!) and wants to be a journalist when she gets older. Zaira's family is originally from Japan.

(Zaira is a retired historical Ivy doll with custom freckles.)


THE MITCHELL-MCKENZIE FAMILY


Eve Amelia Mitchell
Hogwarts House: Slytherin
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ESTP-A, The Entrepreneur

Eve is Zaira's best friend and, in Zaira's words, her "right-hand gal pal". They met in middle school, and she's the head editor of photography on the yearbook team at school. She loves to take photos, making the two a great pair when it comes to blogging. She also loves music and plays the piano and other percussion instruments in the school band. Eve is half-sisters with Georgia, she has two moms, and her family is from Ireland.

 (Eve is MyAG #30 with Caroline's eyes, freckles, and #61's wig.)


Georgia Aisling McKenzie
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
Age Group: Younger
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: INFP-A, The Mediator

Georgia feels that she has grown a lot in the past year after coming out at her new school as transgender, having previously been bullied at her old school and in her old group of "friends". Someday, she hopes to be a singer-songwriter, and at the moment she plays the flute and the guitar. She also enjoys learning about Irish culture, since her family is from Ireland--she even takes Celtic dancing lessons. Georgia is half-sisters with Eve, and she's in a band with Meryl, who plays piano and sings, and Violet, who also sings and plays the drums as well.

(Georgia is Truly Me #61 with a CYO curly red wig and light freckles all over her face)


THE ELLIS FAMILY


Marlee Evanna Grace Ellis
Hogwarts House: Slytherin
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: INFJ-T, The Advocate

Marlee enjoys Disney, art, writing, and someday she would like to be a teacher, work for Disney, write and illustrate children's books, or all three. She is pretty quiet and she likes to make friendship bracelets and other jewelry to sell in her free time. Her other hobbies include making pins, patches, and tiny books called zines. Marlee also plays the clarinet and the saxophone. Marlee is Polish, Scottish, and Irish.

(Marlee is a Marie-Grace doll with an Isabelle wig and freckles.)


Eden Sage Ellis
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENTJ-A, The Commander

Eden is the middle sister in the Ellis family, and she is not quite as outgoing as Lila, but not as quiet as Marlee is either. She's a middle child in more ways than one! Eden loves dance like both of her sisters, and enjoys spending time with them in classes and practicing at home. Eden is deaf in one ear and has a hearing aid in the other, and sometimes she has a hard time following instructions at school or in dance classes--not because she's not paying attention, but because she can't hear them! When Eden got into high school, she, her sisters, and their friends Maja and Madelyn pushed for an organization at their school that focused on inclusion of all students inside and outside of the classroom, regardless of their different abilities, genders, races, and backgrounds. They work with the student council and school administration to make sure that all of the students at Cedar High feel at home there!

(Eden is a GOTY 2020 Joss doll.)


Lila Adele Ellis
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
Age Group: Younger
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ESFP-A, The Entertainer

Lila is Marlee's adopted little sister, and she used to attend an arts school in New York City, where she trained to become an ariel and trapeze artist, and even was part of a circus! Lila's favorite color is yellow and her favorite flower is a daisy. Lila loves to explore and adventure with her friends, and she is known among the group for her upbeat personality and eternal optimism.

(Lila is TrulyMe #58)


THE MONTELLO FAMILY


Madelyn Hailey Montello
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENTP-A, The Debater

Maddy is smart and always seems to have all the new information (on everything!) before everyone else does. She's planning to go to college to major in computer science. Maddy is Violet's fraternal twin sister. Madelyn is the captain of the high school cheer team, and she's dating Piper. Madelyn's family comes from Mexico.

(Madelyn is TrulyMe #62 with #42's wig.)


Violet Sophia Montello
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ISTP-T, The Virtuoso

Violet likes punk rock, the color black, and someday wants to be a cartoonist and a singer. She's also on the school swim team. She is fraternal twins with Madelyn, who she sometimes feels is leagues more mature and grown-up than she is, but that's okay! Violet and Madelyn's family comes from Mexico, and she is in a band with Georgia (who plays the guitar and sings) and Meryl (a pianist and vocalist).

(Violet is TrulyMe #42 with #62's wig and amber eyes.)


DOLLS NOT IN FAMILY GROUPS


Jayne Diana Thomas
Hogwarts House: Slytherin
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ESFP-A, The Entertainer

Jayne is the school's ringleader--she has every boy wrapped around her finger, and plenty of the girls, too. Jayne doesn't have a best friend, and she doesn't really mind. She's found that the more attention you get, the more you savor your time outside of the spotlight. Jayne is a cheerleader, and she was recently on the school's homecoming court. She's also in the school band, she plays the flute with Rosanna and Georgia. The other girls respect Jayne but somewhat keep their distance as well--they just exist in different circles. Jayne's ultimate goal is to be an actress, and she has starred in many of the school musicals.

(Jayne is a GOTY Grace doll with dark hazel eyes and a modified wig.)


Maja Florence Larson
Hogwarts House: Slytherin
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENFJ-T, The Protagonist

Maja likes fashion, parties, and adventure, she isn't afraid to do anything but doesn't see why she shouldn't look fabulous while doing it. Her favorite color is purple and she loves glitter, cacti, journals, poetry, and crystals. Maja is Kirsten's cousin. Maja is of Swedish and Brazilian descent.

 (Maja is a GOTY 2016 Lea Clark doll with custom dyed hair.)

(photo coming soon)

Flora Brianne Wilson
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: INFJ-A, The Advocate

Flora lives in a more remote part of the island with her mother. Their house is 100% off-the-grid, and they grow much of their own food as well! Her mother is a school psychologist and a hobby chef, and Flora spends much of her time with the animals that live on her farm. Flora is good friends with Lydia, as they both love animals, and when she gets older Flora plans to keep running the family farm and selling products like wool yarn and honey from the beehives to make a living.

(Flora is a Blaire doll with brown eyes.)


Lydia Faith Patel
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Age Group: Younger
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENFP-A, The Campaigner

Lydia is only a sometimes-resident of Cedar Island. For the majority of the time, she travels with her parents (a visual artist and a musician) in a school bus that they converted into a tiny home on wheels! Her parents are what you might call "hippies" and love the freedom of living on the road, but when inspiration strikes and they need to put in some serious, undistracted time on new projects, Lydia and her family move back to the island, where they still own the house that her mother was raised in--they rent it out as a vacation home the rest of the time! Lydia loves to travel, but she loves the months she spends on Cedar Island, too, because she gets to see her friends and tend her flower garden in the backyard. When she's not around, she'd been known to send cute letters and postcards from her travels to her friends back home. Lydia doesn't really know what she wants to do when she gets older, but she loves creating things and telling stories and would like a job that gives her the freedom to do what she loves.

(Lydia is a custom-dyed Marie-Grace doll with brown eyes and a Nanea wig.)


Claudia Bronwyn Kishi
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
Age Group: Younger
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ISTP-A, The Virtuoso

Claudia loves art and every piece of clothing she owns is covered in paint splatters. She can be messy and is a daydreamer, she is not very good at schoolwork--she has dyslexia--but her creativity more than makes up for it. Claudia likes every color in the rainbow. She has already been scheduled to have her art featured in a local gallery! In addition, Claudia also loves fashion from the '40s, '50s, and '60s. Her parents are both teachers at Cedar Middle School, and Claudia is of Cuban and Chinese-American descent.

(Claudia is an American Girl #4 doll)


Piper Jane Merriman
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ESFP-T, The Entertainer

Piper plays on the football and soccer teams at school and really tries her best to be friends with everyone. She used to live in Ireland, while her father was employed there, and he now runs the newspaper on the island. Piper works at the ferry docks in the summer with Rosanna. She's cousins with Nikki and is dating Madelyn. Piper also has Type 1 diabetes.

 (Piper is GOTY 2013 Saige with a cut wig, custom freckles, and custom green eyes)


Chloe (Clover) Anne Joyce
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Age Group: Younger
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ESFJ-A, The Consul

Clover loves spending time in nature, and is especially fascinated with the night sky--she hopes to become an astronomer when she's older! Clover has an older sister, Mackenzie, who is away at film school. She loves to rollerskate and spend time with her best friends, Lila, Georgia, Claudia, and Violet.

(Clover is TrulyMe #21 without pincurls.)


Rosanna Maeve Fisher
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: INTJ-T, The Architect

Rosanna feels like she can communicate a thousand times better in writing than she can by speaking. She tends to keep to herself, and while she does well in school, she spends her days anticipating the moment she can tuck herself away in her attic bedroom or in one of her many forest hideaways to write poems and stories. She is an only child and lives with her parents on a small farm, where they have chickens and a huge garden. She is quiet, and her best friends are her pet chickens and her cat. She loves to observe the other girls and imagine their lives but has always been an outsider of her own choosing. Rosanna plays the flute. She's unlikely friends with Piper, and by extension, Madelyn, and she is also becoming closer with Elijah.

(Rosanna is a Gotz Little Sisters Tess Doll)


Elijah Franklin Wright
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: INFP-T, The Mediator

Elijah is quiet and has been dealt a bit of a rough lot in life. He works at George's Grocery and has always been homeschooled, so he doesn't really know many of the other kids his age on the island. He would probably consider Piper to be his best friend, although he is quickly becoming closer with Rosanna.

(Elijah is a Marie-Grace doll with a trimmed Monique Brittany wig and light hazel eyes from #21.)


Riley Jude Murphy
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENFP-T, The Campaigner

Riley is the adventurer of the group, she's always game to add another extreme sport to the list of those she's conquered. Whether it's rock climbing, surfing, bungee jumping, or something else equally exciting, Riley will give it a go! She's always ready to try something new. Riley always describes herself as "painfully awkward", but that also makes her approachable and she's always quick to laugh. Riley lives with her dad, since her parents are divorced, and she is Jewish. She also has a younger sister named Daisy, who is in elementary school. Riley has ADHD, and is named for her grandfathers on either side of the family.

(Riley is a GOTY 2001 Lindsey Doll)


Meryl Jade McConnell
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Age Group: Older
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ISFJ-A, The Defender

Meryl is a singer--she loves nothing more than sitting down at the keyboard and making up words to go along with a new melody. She's also played the cello since she was able to hold one as a kid, and she loves making music in any form. She's known to pull a group of the other musically-inclined girls together on the weekends to mess around with instruments in someone's garage or basement. She's also in a band with Violet (a drummer and vocalist) and Georgia (who plays the guitar and sings). Meryl's family is from Singapore and is originally Chinese.

(Meryl is a GOTY 2006 Jess doll.)


Nicolette (Nikki) Mae Sherman
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
Age Group: Younger
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ESFP-A, The Entertainer

Nikki collects toys like My Little Pony and Disney Princess memorabilia. She would like to be a ballerina someday and takes lessons from Marlee. Her dream is to dance on Broadway. She also has a horse called Jackson. She's cousins with Piper.

(Nikki is a GOTY 2007 Nicki doll.)


Historical Dolls (My Personal Collection)


Kirsten Sari Larson
(Kirsten Larson, 1854)


Ramona Camille Parkington
(Samantha Mary Parkington, 1904)


Josefina (Josie) Maria Montoya
(Maria Josefina Montoya Romero, 1824)


Addison (Addy) Juliet Walker
(Aduke (Addy) Walker, 1864)


Cécile Amélie Rey-Noelle
(Cecile Amélie Rey, 1853)

11 comments:

  1. I love all their profiles! Also your blog is really cool!

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    1. Thank you! Sorry this reply is so late, I've been quite behind on this blog haha

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  2. This is actually really cool Eileen 🍍

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  3. I love how indepth the characters are, yet short and to the point paragraphs. Well done!

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  4. Yes Eileen! I Love Georgia and Claudia's characters a Lot!

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  5. I absolutely love these characters, can't wait to read about Tally!

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  6. Hi! I also live in MI! I love the diversity in your collection!

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