I think Marie-Grace is the prettiest of my dolls (Just don't tell EMily and Julie I said that). She looks great in everything, her face is so cute, I adore her little curls and her hair and eyes are such beutiful colours. She looks especialy nice in purple, so Addy's sunday best is a muct
My Girls - Emily, Claire (Marie Grace), Julie My sisters dolls - Fern (55), McKenna (GOTY 2012)
Stassy's photos are phenomenal as are his creations. MG at her best! I agree with Askmkids that there is a variance in the dolls, as in many dolls, but with MG it can make a bigger difference in her look as she does have some very distinctive characters which also make her difficult to photograph as lighting, positoning and angle make a bigger difference with her due to the fact that her face is not as perfectly symmetrical as the classic dolls. Picking the right MG could be more important than with other dolls. Mine was picked by AG for me, and I feel fortunate that I got one who looks straight ahead and has the broader face that I prefer. Her hair is also lighter looking than many of the AGS with no discernable red in there. She has enough blond strands in the front to actually give her a blond look.
I did not like her from AG photos and got her simply because she has a new face mold, but now I put her right up there as one of the beauties. Looks great in modern clothes and her hair is one of the best. Long, full and though straight with a bend, very styleable Extremely versatile in looks too. She can be from any era with that center part and those side curls can easily be pinned back or styled to give her a curly look around her face. Unique in the AG line for her hair, eye color and mold.
Marie Grace (Claire) WAS one of my favorites, but now I dress her, plait her hair and go and drool over Julie (who I purchased at the same time). My mum didn't like her pin curls, but I adored them and made me want her all the more, when I was charging around the store, she made me stop and I refused to put her down, until I could get her out. Now, 2 months later, I wonder what caused me to now be indifferent to her. Heres what...
Book - I have never read such a boring book and her illustrations make her look like a beaver, but that may just be accurate to her mini.
Meet outfit - I hate the weird bits on the sleeves and don't like the feel of the material.
Collection - There is not a single outfit or accesorie that I like in her collection, so she is now in Addy's era because of the nicer clothers
Hair - Oh...My...Gosh...We just sorted this out. I'm a teenager, not a adult collecter, but I was gentle! I didn't hackl my bruch right through to her head and carry her by her hair. And I didn't go dragging her through bushes, but it went HORRID! It went into a huge, frizzy, knotty mess that was totally unmanageable and after half and hour of brushing and brushing and it only getting worse, I might of lost my temper and chucked her across the room, which I know isn't the best thing to do with your $105 doll, but I was just angry and upset that my darling was now so difficult! Luckily, my mum plaited it all into lots of small plaits and sprayed it with water and leave in conditioner. It is now fine, but we shall repeate the treatment at any size of frizziness.
Okay, that does sound very negative, so here is what I DO like:
Face - Most beutiful mold ever. She dosn't look like a beaver
Hair - Lovely colour, so i am kind of being a slight hypocrite here
Way she looks good in everything - Especially blue, love her in the everyday play outfit
Sorry that this is so long, and though it does seem negative, I do reccomend her, but you must be able to take care of her hair. From now on I'm only getting dolls with thin hair.
My Girls - Emily, Claire (Marie Grace), Julie My sisters dolls - Fern (55), McKenna (GOTY 2012)
Post by sharayahlynn on Nov 11, 2012 21:30:32 GMT -5
Oh, no! It's been confirmed! I love her as Lydia! I've been so afraid to dress her in Caroline's outfits because I just knew I'd love the outcome.
I'm just waiting for my camera to charge up a bit and then I can upload the pictures. I got lucky and was able to take them before the battery died on me. It'll just be a few more minutes.
ETA: Here you go!
First up, we have the Travel Outfit:
Next, we have Caroline's Birthday Dress:
Still in the birthday dress, but standing next to Caroline:
And while I was waiting for my camera to charge, I switched their outfits, so that Marie-Grace is wearing Caroline's meet outfit and Caroline is wearing her birthday dress:
My Marie-Grace now stands between Caroline and Cécile in my historical lineup. She's going to go back and forth between MG and Lydia until I can get a 2nd MG to actually be Lydia. She's wearing her MG bracelet on her left wrist (next to Cécile) and I'm going to make her a Lydia bracelet to wear on her right wrist (next to Caroline). Poor thing will be so confused at first, but I'm hoping she'll get used to it after a day or two.
Um, a quick question- does anyone else think my Caroline's left eye looks...different? It looks a little off to me. I've never noticed this until tonight. Maybe it's the angle? They're pretty high up on my entertainment center and I didn't want to bother going to find the ladder to stand on to get a better angle.
After much hemming and hawing, I chose M-G as my 6th ever AG doll. She is Ana Rubin in my world. Once the poofy pin curls were gone, what emerged was a very nice face mould that is almost but not too much like the Josefina mold. Her wig is very thick and long. It is an exact colour match to Rebecca's but Rebecca's highlights are red and M-G's are blond. I appreciate that M-G's 2 Meet braids, when unplaited, are all an even length with the rest of her wig. I don't want to steam it to get the folded up braid ends crimp out of her wig, so I am hoping it will relax over time with some persuasive brushing and misting.
Here's one more! After I finally got brave and took M-G's hair out of the factory braids, I steamed the braided portions to de-kink them, and then steamed a bit of curl into the ends so it would match the rest of her hair. back by JoniMakesStuff, on Flickr This girl's hair is AH-MAZ-ING! It's so long and thick and gently curled, I could sit and play with it all day.
I received my Marie-Grace for Christmas 2011. I think she is adorable, and give her an A+! I'm usually not very picky about meet outfits, but I do have to say that MG's is NOT one of my favorites. She looks much better in other outfits, though!
I got my Marie-Grace from the Today Show deal, and she is just such a charmer. I'm very much in love with the unique heart-shaped mold and her pretty blue eyes. She makes a nice contrast with the classic molds, and IMO, fixes the "too grown-up" feel that the original Josefina mold seemed to have.
I've seen other Marie-Graces with wigs that I thought were a bit too high or low for my tastes, so I was very pleased when mine turned out to be just right. Her part is sewn, which may give me headaches later, but is just fine for now, since I'll be leaving both NOLA girls in their meets over the holidays.
Speaking of the meet dress--the problem with it isn't very obvious in photos or artificial lighting, so I'm going to let a combination of natural lighting and flash speak for me, as a warning for people who are planning on getting this doll in the future:
Look at that fabric texture. LOOK AT IT. That is not a texture you use for clothing on a doll that little children hug and play with and sleep with in their beds at night. That is a texture that you use for outdoor upholstery on patio furniture that's going to be by the pool and thus needs to be kind of water-resistant, you know? It. Feels. WRONG. Very wrong. A real girl could not wear this dress, it would rub all her skin off in minutes.
It's really a shame, too, because the print, style, and color of this dress are just fine. In cotton, or even a nicer synthetic, this would be a lovely meet dress. But the texture and drape of the current meet dress is just plain Not Good. AG calls it "taffeta," but it doesn't feel like any taffeta I've handled before in my life. I'll probably be making MG a new pink dress, so that she can still wear her pretty little hat.
The pantalettes are much better done. The bottoms peek out in that adorable 19th-century schoolgirl way, and the lace trimmings are very cute. The boots are the nice AG faux-leather shoe that I've come to expect from their historicals.
I give the dress a C- (and it only earns THAT because the design itself is salvageable, it's only the fabric that's horrid), and the doll and her other clothes an A. Overall, a B-, but that's because the dress drags this down.
My dolls: Felicity (1992), Laci (1996, JLY #13), Kaya, Marie-Grace and Cécile (both 2012)
I will say that Marie Grace's face mold is not my favorite, BUT it looks better in person than it does photographed. My daughter is already getting another doll for Christmas this year, but I couldn't pass up a sale with a brand new doll for $50 especially since my daughter has expressed interest in MG. My favorite thing about this doll is her eyes. I also like the original braided hair style, but I'm not sure how I feel about the pin curls. I love Elizabeth's pin curls, but they are much more dainty than Marie-Grace's "bushes".
Marie-Grace in a modern outfit:
I'm sure there is some variation with the wigs, but my Marie Grace has the same hair color as my Marisol.
Post by simplyfelicity on Mar 26, 2013 22:16:06 GMT -5
I recently purchased a Marie-Grace doll but had to return her due to having a hole in her cloth body underneath her arm , as well as having stitching around her arm coming out. The quality disappoints there disapponts me. Its a shame because that doll had an exisquistely beautiful face. Maybe I'll get lucky and my replacement MG will be even prettier.
Her wig is a light brown and is of moderate thickness. It's excellent despite the horrid braid kinks and her prone to shed. Once again, maybe my doll is super defective.
Her face mold looks a lot better in person and her eyes look green under certain lights. She's a beautiful doll.
DD received Marie Grace for Christmas from her grandmother. She was purchased from the Jill's Steals and Deals. She is a beautiful doll and her hair is nice, thick, and shiny, sans the side bushes. She definitely looks cuter in person. The first thing I noticed was her head is a lot bigger than the other dolls we own. Although this may be due to the doll being bought from Jills and not direct from AG. DD doesn't seem to mind though & plays with her so that's all the matters to me.
Personally I think she looks better in modern clothes and am not fond of her meet outfit at all.
Does anyone have a MG who's braided hair is shorter than the rest? I just got one off ebay and her braided hair is about 2 inches shorter than the rest. The seller says it hasn't been cut but I'm not so sure.
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