My Lindsey pics aren't as good as the others, but why not? I think she would be a great regency doll. Her hair is pretty easy for me, I just put it in rollers every once in a while and fluff it up.
I give her meet boots a C-, because they're cute. (They look great with the meet top and Julie's Skirt Set skirt!) However, they stained Mckenna's feet, and almost everytime I tried to take them off/on her some of the stuff on them pulled off.
Okay - I love this girl. Her coloring and hair are so perfect! I have never been good with curly hair (i.e. - Lanie, Nicki) because if you mess it up it really shows. That is not the case with #58 from my experience. I've pulled hair bands, shirts and helmets on this girl's head and her hair just bounces back.
Her hair is thick and crazy. Really crazy. I like it that way. I'm sure a few minutes of finger curling will tame those curls but that's not who my Anana is.
My #58 (named Anana by my 6 year old niece - I think she couldn't figure out how to spell Hannah) has a hearing aid in her left ear. I love this option that AG now offers.
Front view of my new little beauty
Back view of her hair
Right side view
Left side view. She definitely has more hair on her left side.
#58 looks amazing in bright colors. Here she is in the 1999 Millennium outfit.
I hope my response isn't too late, but I bought the skates for my Laura. Sorry, I do not own Kirsten. I love them and will be adding a second pair for Caroline when free shipping happens. I think they are worth every penny.
Post by American Girl Rescue on Sept 6, 2012 21:20:09 GMT -5
The red ribbon is threaded through the eyelets on the top and sewn in place in the back. The bow is just sewn onto the front of both the PC and the AG version. There was not a time when the Night Shift did not have a bow on the front.
Post by agnature56 on Sept 6, 2012 20:17:26 GMT -5
This outfit is very cute and goes with many add-ons. The love the shirt, a little plain, but I love the design!! The capris are really tight, and they slide down when you put your doll in a seating position. I do like how they are purple and cuffed, though. Of course the boring little purple underwear that come with it. And to finish off the purple, the shoes. They're very cute and casual. Overall, this outfit gets an A-.
Post by agnature56 on Sept 6, 2012 20:02:24 GMT -5
I love my little Becky!! She was my first doll and I fell in love with her!! Her eyes and hair are so pretty together! Her curls are so cute although, they limit her playability. Her meet outfit is very nice and very early 1900s. This doll gets an A.
I love him. I think he is cute and he is so soft. The whiskers don't bother me and I love the expression on his face. My Charley (Caroline) loves him and he is a great addition to her world. He is so much nicer than the hard as rocks AG pets. I give him an A
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I like Inkpot a lot. He is very cuddly, and I like that he has real eyes versus embroidered. He is my first AG pet cat, and I am very pleased with him. I only will give him an A- because of the floppy thread whiskers.
I received Rebecca almost a year ago, last Christmas. The doll herself, I have absolutely no complains or anything with. My Rebecca has been turned into a modern mini-me named Kamryn, and I use her outfit as another dress for Nellie. Rebecca's dress and boots fit very snugly on PM dolls, the boots don't go on over tights, or at least for me they didn't.
I mainly just wanted to post this because of her hair and I know everyone has had different experiences with her hair. Her hair is thing but the huge curls make up for it and add the look of volume and thickness to it. I can brush her hair with a regular doll brush, and the curls don't come out. In fact, every time I brush her hair, her hair gets MORE curlier. It's almost so curly I don't even know what to do with it and I'm contemplated on straightening her hair.
Overall though, she gets an A because I don't really see any flaws with her unless you don't like curly hair!
Post by fanofthefass on Sept 6, 2012 14:00:10 GMT -5
I only have the shoes, but I wanted to review them.
Shoes: A+ I bought two pairs (one for Molly, one for Samantha) at the August Last Chance Sale, and they're wonderful! They velcro and look so much better than Samantha/Molly's meet shoes. They also have a tiny little heel, but it doesn't make the dolls unable to stand up.
Post by fanofthefass on Sept 6, 2012 13:47:50 GMT -5
I received McK's School Outfit back in July, but I haven't remembered to review (well, I really was just procrastinating ) until lately.
Sweater: A+ It's super soft! The knit is also very nice and pretty. Even though the velcro may snag, I haven't had that happen because I'm deathly afraid of screwing any of my AG outfits up (except that Cozy Sweater Outfit...).
Skirt: A+ Very adorable, and it works with many other things despite McK's symbol. I love the symbol though, and the purple contrasts nicely with the gray. The skirt has some "fringe" on it and it's a nice touch. It has elastic in the back so it can fit over the chunkiest doll's bum. Be forewarned, it is kind of a tough piece to pull on and off.
Leggings: A- Meh. They're your standard leggings. They're really cute, but I think they're pretty boring.
Flats: A They're really cute and I think they're fine with the outfit (though I'm with everyone else who wishes they'd switched the meet shoes with these).
Hair clips and style card: A+ I used the clips on Julie since she's my only straight, long haired doll. They work even though her hair is really slippery, and they stayed in really well! The style card has clear directions, and the cards are kind of making me wish I did have a McKenna.
I really like the colors and fabric of this dress also, but was a little surprised at the elastic in the neck and arms. Also, because of the length, I thought it needed Josefina's pantalets, period-appropriate or not!
I agree with all of the above, just wanted to add that the food surprised me, in that the apples and cookies are like a really hard rubber - definitely have some "give" to them and not hard plastic. Also, some photos with a doll for size.
Ditto the above from irishnurse - the color is gorgeous, and the fabrics used are just wonderful. I think the weight of the hat is similar to that from Addy's purple Sunday dress, although much softer fabric and not as stiff. The ribbon that ties on is a little thin, both in width and texture, but it does stay tied, so not too slippery.
I really like this dress. I actually think the fabric is supposed to look and feel like silk, and I think it's nice. I'm not thrilled with the decals instead of actual embroidery, but I still like it, and the shoes are wonderful. Here's Audrey, modeling it -
Post by green chile supergirl on Sept 5, 2012 19:56:02 GMT -5
My mini Caroline came today. I bought her on Amazon, so I am pleased, but had I paid the AG price, I would be disappointed.
Caroline's hair is not curled, but instead slightly wavy. Furthermore, my particular Caroline has longer hair on one side that the other. Otherwise, she is fine, though I think the ruffle at her neckline should be smaller.
Post by Jami'sdolls on Sept 5, 2012 19:25:36 GMT -5
My mini Caroline came today, and I am just so thrilled. The pictures of her did not do her justice at all. Those light colored eyes are difficult to photograph. She is truly a very pretty doll. To give her those aquamarine eyes, they are painted a sea green on the bottom half and a blue on the upper part with white streaks to give the irises a translucent look. She has light feathered eyebrows just like the 183 inch Caroline. Her hair is same moonlight yellow blonde as well. I think she can use a touch more color on the lower lip and she'd be perfect. .
The dress is a sweet miniature of the big doll's outfit. Pantalets, socks and shoes come with her. The sash is a tiny bit of embroidered ribbon. I am delighted with the detail right down to the trim on the skirt and sleeves and the growth pleats.
She gets a 10 score from me. One of my favorite minis. I've not been thrilled with some of the new ones, particularly MG and Cécile. This one is worht getting. She also make a wonderful period doll for any number of the 18 inch dolls. I will be making a nice bonnet for her and a cape for the cold weater. I wish AG made like clothes for the minis, because I 'd love a full wardrobe for this one.
Post by fanofthefass on Sept 5, 2012 13:33:48 GMT -5
This is my favorite outfit for Samantha and I agree this definitely should have been her meet outfit.
I recently bought it off eBay and it's gorgeous!
Dress: It's a blue dress with white... um, I'm sorry, I'm not well versed in patterns and material. White criss-crossing stripes, I believe. It has a white collar and sleeve ends, and another collar part with the same pattern as the dress. Velcro closure in the back. A+
Pinafore: It's perfectly white and just beautiful. Velcro closure in the back. A+
Bow: Same pattern as the dress and plenty of length to tie a bow. If only I could figure out how to tie a bow... A+
This piece is a lot cuter in person and was very tempting to pick up. But I really don't have the room for it (I already have to store some of my larger pieces and rotate them out) but I do think as a kid I would have played the heck out of it.
Post by fanofthefass on Sept 5, 2012 13:11:20 GMT -5
I've moved the outfit portion of PM Sam review to here.
Outfit: She did not come with bloomers, but luckily I had some from another 18" doll I bought a few years ago, so I added those over her black tights (which are amazing, by the way). Her dress is so pretty and I don't think the velcro snags at all. The tag says "Made in Hungary". The shoes are a little cheaply made, I agree, but at least they look good and stay on. I have her hair ribbon and apparently it's much bigger than I originally thought. I guess it was a little wadded up, so I straightened it out and put it between some heavy books. Should be fine this evening. I also did not have any accessories, but I at least bought a Claddagh pin to go on her dress.
It's actually really adorable in person, and I think two dolls will fit in there for play purposes (two standing or one sitting/one standing but not both sitting), not necessarily display (will look a bit cramped). It's definitely catered more to a kid, the girls in the store yesterday were squealing about it. I got one for DD for Christmas, she declared she had to have it when she saw the catalog. It is very heavy!
Post by katelauren on Sept 5, 2012 12:08:32 GMT -5
I picked up my new gal yesterday at AGP Seattle, but I had to go through quite a few to find the right one! My girl is very chubby, almost as chubby as some PM dolls I've seen! She will not be staying as a historical, she is going to be re-named (sooner or later) and be my new model here at Kate Lauren Designs! We had our first photo shoot this morning, and she is the most photogenic doll I have ever seen! She looks great in anything, she can even pull off Mia's meet outfit! Her hair is easy enough to care for, I haven't had to do more than finger-curl it right out of the box. But, I hate her overly large body tag, as well as the lack of a "v" in her neck! She dosen't have the linebacker look, she just has weird shoulders... Oh well! I won't talk about her meet outfit, becasue it is already packed up to go to its new home! Anyways she gats an A+ from me! Here are the pics:
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