I received my Lanie (who has been recharacterized and named Melanie) on Christmas day, 2010. I was very pleased with her from the moment I saw her in her box. I have wanted this girl since the day of her release, and I was far from disappointed. Better pictures will be added later; I haven't had much time to take any.
Her wig: This is what made me want her. Her wig is very thick and volumous; her curls are extremely defined. Admittedly, I rarely touch her hair because I'm afraid I'll loosen the curl- though I doubt I will. As I said before, they are very defined. The side bangs are much nicer and much more realistic in person. Grade: A+
Her meet outfit: I personally don't like it, but that won't affect my review. The dress is made of a thick cotton. That's really all I have to say; the quality is great. It fits nicely, etc. The headband is felt-like and rather chintzy. The shoes are my favorite part of the outfit; they're cute, well-made, sturdy. Grade: A (because of the headband)
Obligatory "I can't believe she's not #21" photo:
They look different enough for me to own both, but similar enough to be twins if that's what you wanted them to be.
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2011 11:35:11 GMT -5 by BeauCoeur
I love Lanie! I thought she had brown eyes until I saw my niece's Lanie and I had to get her! Lanie's beautiful curls were sorta messy when I got her but we're working on that! She is my first Mattel AG and compared to PC I think her wig is kind of thin but maybe they are all like that now. I LOVE her eyes. I am very happy I bought her at the last minute! Lanie: A Lanie's meet outfit: C+
This is my gorgeous Lanie, renamed Linden. Captain Syd handpicked her out for me at AGBB Dallas! She made a great choice!!! I love her. She has thick hair and big hazel eyes. I had checked out Lanie at AGPLA and I didn't see one as beautiful as this one is. Here's Linden having a very healthy breakfast. Food was provided by Aunt Gretchen (Gdking1965). Thank you Captain Syd and Aunt Gretchen!
My dolls: Claudette, Chrissa, Rebecca, Linden, Emma, Natalie, Nicki, Alice, Cecilia, Melody, and Cookie.
Post by jennycarlsen on Mar 16, 2011 14:47:47 GMT -5
Lanie is what I like to refer to as a "beautiful" doll, not pretty, not cute, but beautiful. There aren't many dolls I would put in that category, frankly the only other would be Kailey, and thats only a maybe. Lanie floored me when I received her, she is my FAVORITE doll of any of them, aesthetically speaking. I love the nature theme and I could find a single flaw in her outfit, she was just gorgeous. She is more of a display doll IMO than a doll one would play with, I would be to afraid to ruin her hair if I brushed it to ever consider doing so! Grade: A+
Lanie is adorable! She is one of my favorite dolls! She looks a lot prettier in person than online. Her hair is so pretty. And her hair isn't that hard to take care of. Her side bangs are very nice. She has gorgeous hazel eyes!
Her outfit is really cute. I absolutely LOVE her shoes. The headband that she comes with is very hard to put back on though.
Overall, she is an amazing doll, and I would definitely recommend her. I give her an A+!
Post by Cupcake Cutie Pie on Jul 22, 2011 21:33:18 GMT -5
Lanie is my favorite by far out of all the AGs we've had in the house. Not sure what it is probably the side bangs and the curls and the blonde and hazel eye combination. I just received my Lanie from the MCM sale so she did not come with everything she should have, just now realized she should've had a bracelet (???). I think with her hair and hazel eyes she's one of the most unique caucasian dolls up to this point. A+
Her hair does appear to be a bit wild and I've seen most Lanies with really lovely body to their hair but the curls have been brushed out. A
Her outfit is cute and was liked very much by my 13yo who no longer plays with dolls. The headband she had on didn't have any frays and fit rather well. The toe of one shoe was rather dingy looking which leads me to think the white rubber part of the shoe gets dirty quickly. B+
Overall she's wonderful. And my most favorite of all the dolls that have been released to date.
I received my Lanie as a birthday present this year. I was shocked when I opened her- She is just beautiful!
Her meet outfit is darling but a little sparse.... she looks like she is missing something. My Lanie's hair was super frizzy out of the box, and I still haven't managed to tame most of it. Her curls are darling! I love her wig and I still have the side bangs brushed back.
I love the headband, even though it is incredibly hard to put back on. It is super cute!
She has just a gorgeous face!
I would give her wig an A- and her meet outfit a B+.
Okay, so this is my first review, so please bear (bare?) with me . Lanieloo is probably my favorite doll (maybe because she shares my name?) she is so pretty! I can't believe I waited as long as I did to get her! I guess I was afraid I would mess her hair up. Anyways, I bought my Lanie from Ebay, new in box, on May 15th and she arrived on May 20th of this year (2011). Lanie is so cute! I love her gorgeous blond curls, side bangs, and greenish hazel eyes. It's a great combination! Her hair, to me at least, is great! I love her sidebangs, they make her so much more unique. Her golden curls are actually very easy to manage (I even use the brush). The only problem I had was when I took her hair out of the hairnet, her side bangs were all stuck into her curls (probably from sitting in the box for about a year). Lanie's meet outfit is adorable! I love the little polo dress, the headband with the dragonfly on it (even though it's a little to small), the shoes with their little yellow bows, the cute royal blue underwear with a dragonfly on it! The only problem is that only my blond dolls can wear it, mostly because I can really only see miss Lanie in it (hmm, I'm not sure why that is...). So here are some pictures of my Country Cutie, Lanie Taylor Holland:
Sorry, this last one isn't the best... This one is closer to when she got out of the box.
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Post by operaghost on Dec 17, 2011 11:28:17 GMT -5
Lanie is my favorite GOTY! She's so cute. Her hair is bouncy and keeps it's curl well. To me, Lanie seems younger looking compared to other GOTY dolls, like Jess for example. Lanie looks good in pretty much everything. Especially bright colors. I really like her meet outfit, because the colors aren't used often for AG outfits, and the style is fun. The shoes are my favorite part. They see a lot of use around here. The headband, not so much, but it looks okay on the doll. Lanie gets an A+ from me. She's just too cute!
I got my Lanie for Christmas 2010. I didn't get any other outfits for her, so she sat around in her meet outfit until a couple days after my birthday. And while opening her on Christmas, I pulled her headband off on accident. Oh well, I didn't like it anyway. I would have to give Lanie an A-, mostly because of her really curly hair. It's fine now, so I don't have much to worry about.
My trio of dolls: Willow (Kirsten), Anneliese (Lanie), and Marie-Grace
Elaine came to our house Christmas 2010. She is a darling little French girl and one of my favorite dolls.
Doll: I was very worried about the hair until I really got to play with it. It's SO soft, and the curls are beautiful. If they get tangled or come undone, you can very easily finger-curl it to the original style. Her hair is very easy compared to other curl-haired dolls-the only issue I've ever faced with the hair is flyaways, but they can be easily taken care of with water spray. Her coloring is beautiful, and her eyes have a sweet twinkle to them. As a doll, Miss Lanie gets an A+!
Her Meet Outfit is really cute but I do have some complaints. The dress is a bit tight on my dolls. When she sits, the dress does not do a very good job of covering anything and her undies are in plain sight. I agree with others that leggings would have been good choice. However, the dress is still very cute. It gets a B! Headband: GRRRRR....I will never be able to get this headband on a doll again, at least not on my Elaine. You can barely fit it over the doll's head, and it is nearly impossible to get on dolls with bangs (side bangs included), such as Lanie. There's barely any elastic on the headband, and there were loose strings when it arrived here. It's too bad, because the headband would be cute if we could actually manage to get it on. This headband gets a D-. Shoes: These are by far one of my favorite doll shoes. So cute. They get a well-deserved A+!
Out of my dolls, when I ask someone who they think is the prettiest, they usually pick Lanie.
I love her hair/eye color combo; I'm really glad AG didn't make her eyes brown or blue like half of their blonde haired dolls are. Her eyes are a very green hazel, and are just beautiful. I was disappointed that her eyes weren't green, like the are in the book, but I don't think Lanie would of been able to pull them off like the way she does with the hazel.
Lanie's hair is one of the easiest to take care of out of all of my curly haired dolls. Her side bangs are adorable IRL. Her wig is lovely.
Her meet is one of my favorites out of all of my Girls of the Years. Her shoes are so cute! They are just like real converse/type shoes in that style, and the bow makes the perfect touch. My Lanie's meet dress is a little bit on the thick side, but it doesn't bother me. The hairband is a little cheap, but yet still adorable.
Lanie gets an A. Keep up the great work, AG!
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My Girls- BB (Brown Eyes/Brown Hair/Light Skin) Camille, Josefina, Samantha, Chrissa, Sophia (#41), Abagail (#33), Kanani, Julie, and Saige
Post by agnature56 on Sept 7, 2012 21:31:31 GMT -5
I've wanted Lanie for a year, so I had bought her off ebay and I couldn't wait for her to arrive. She was even prettier in person!! I love the blonde curly hair and hazel eye combo!! I really love her side bangs!!! Her meet outfit is so casual and cute, very Lanie-ish!!! Even though her hair is curly, it's easier to care for than like, Rebecca or Kanani. Lanie's a cutey and on my list of favorites!! A+!
Post by sharayahlynn on May 13, 2013 21:46:37 GMT -5
Lanie is a beautiful doll. I found her at a doll show in March, and I was amazed at just how pretty she was in person. My Lanie's hair is a little dry after three years of play, but it is still curly and fairly easy to care for. I have to give her an A+!
Here are some photos of my beautiful Alaina Evelyn Holland: