Emily the Strange was originally a graphic sticker created for a line of skateboards. But immediately she formed a persona of her own and morphed into a counter culture icon. She's a thirteen year old girl who wears the same black dress every day and has four black cats as best friends. Her wit is sharp as a tack and she's got a brooding demeanor. Sounds like a few 13 year old girls I know. The Emily the Strange doll from Ashton Drake Galleries caught my eye and I had to have her.