Post by ickyllamaface on Nov 16, 2012 15:17:26 GMT -5
The original #19 is a very striking doll. The dark brown hair and grey eyes makes such a lovely combination. I have a PM doll I managed to adopt from a board member (thanks Memory!) and I just adore my Val. I really like her soft eyelashes and squishy limbs. This doll definitely gets an A+ from me!
Post by ickyllamaface on Nov 11, 2012 10:19:14 GMT -5
This is the only photo of her I have on my computer in something that's not her own, oddly. I let my sister borrow her for a few weeks and I really missed her while she was gone, so that's how I know mine is a keeper. Good luck making your decision!
I just purchased a 36 as well, and my wig looks the same. In my opinion, the wig is actually designed like this to hide the seam for the bangs. The extra-long bangs right at the part are cut from the rest of the wig and should be brushed over to cover this spot.
This seems to be the case. Whereas most of the AG wigs with bangs go straight down, hers seem to fan out from her part.
My #36 got here yesterday, and this is what her part looks like. It actually looks worse in person than in the photo.
There is also a small piece of hair that is too short to fit in the pigtails she came in. I think her hair looks a lot nicer with that piece covering the wig cap also.
Here is a picture of her with Nellie for a bang comparison.
Post by ickyllamaface on Jun 19, 2012 7:10:46 GMT -5
I added the wheelchair to my collection a few months ago. It is sturdy. The cloth on the chair is removable (velcro), so it would be easy to make another cloth attachment in different colors if you wanted to. Your doll has to sit up very straight in the chair. It has a cute and usable pocket on one side. The footrests adjust as needed, and the brakes work well too! It's not collapsible.
My sister's boyfriend took Kit on a ride, so after that incident I now use something to seat belt them in, just in case.
Here is a close-up of the tire so you can see the tread.
Post by ickyllamaface on Oct 23, 2011 6:47:46 GMT -5
I just purchased this outfit as part of my free shipping order. I was hoping maybe that would get it off of the Last Chance list once and for all.
ETA: I got it in the mail! I agree with everyone that it definitely needs an undershirt. I am completely in love with the pants! They are the best part of the whole outfit. Here it is modeled by Claire.
Post by ickyllamaface on Jul 22, 2011 15:11:06 GMT -5
Ivy was a doll I had no interest in until I started seeing member photos of her, and just had to add her to my collection. She is probably my third favorite doll of all-time. I recommend her to everyone. Her hair is so easy to make look nice (though it can get quite a static cling to it) and her eyes are really beautiful. She is unique and totally adorable!
Her meet outfit is pretty awful. The pants I don't mind too much but they're a little difficult to mix and match. I do love the boots, though, and they go with a lot of other outfits. Her top is horrible, but if you turn it backwards it ALMOST works as an ugly hoodie!
Here are some random ones of my Ivy. I think she may be my most photographed girl.
Post by ickyllamaface on Jun 26, 2011 6:49:10 GMT -5
My sister got her Kanani about two months ago from AG, and she also has the uneven eyes. Her wig seems to be excellent, from what I've played with it, and the curls start fairly high up on the wig. Her particular Kanani had a lump in her butt and a knot on her shoulder, so I had to re-stuff her before she went back to being normal. The lumpy butt made her very self-conscious in her swimsuit, but I think we've fixed her as much as we can
Is the uneven eye thing have anything to do with the Jess mold? My Ivy and my sister's Jess seem to be just fine, but Kanani has a very obvious eye problem.
Post by ickyllamaface on May 29, 2011 11:09:50 GMT -5
I bought these for Claire at AGP Denver. She wanted them for the ride home. They look great with a lot of different outfits, especially Gwen's Eyelet Sundress. Compared to some of the other glasses, these are pretty sturdy. I'm not too worried about them getting hurt. They look great perched on top of their heads, too!
Post by ickyllamaface on Apr 24, 2011 17:25:23 GMT -5
My #15, Daphne Lorraine, was a long awaited addition to my AG collection. (It's weird someone else gave her Lorraine as a middle name! I guess it fits her well.) I considered her as my very first doll in 2003, but didn't get her until I found a great eBay deal in 2010. She is really a wonderful doll! I love her in modern clothes and historical as well. She pulls off Addy's collection admirably. She has a unique look to her and boy is her hair fun! The best thing about it is that you can part it however you want to. It's also long enough that you can do all kinds of things with it. I'm sad the new "textured" hair girls aren't quite like her.
My girl was made during the "Go Anywhere" outfit period, and I have to say she's in pretty good shape. Her limbs are the loosest of all of my dolls, but she can still stand up on her own. Luckily my Daphne isn't as much on the beefy side as some of the other retired dolls can be, but she is definitely pretty squishy. Her hair does have some frizzies, but those are mostly controllable with a spray bottle. I think that the pick seems to work best for her hair, but the hairbrush seems to be just fine too, as long as you're careful.
Like some of the other girls, I don't think photos quite do her justice. In person she is absolutely gorgeous.
Okore, I just love your Leslie. I drool over her when I see your photos!
Post by ickyllamaface on Mar 25, 2011 9:37:09 GMT -5
I went to AGPD in October 2010, not intending to buy a doll, and I left with Elizabeth! She is just gorgeous. The Josefina mold suits her perfectly. Her meet dress is much cooler in person, since it's more of a shimmery pink/orange than as scary pink as it looks in photos. It's a gorgeous gown and the shoes match really well. I do hate the fact that I started reading Felicity's books after I purchased Elizabeth to find Elizabeth has dark hair and eyes, then suddenly had a dye job and contacts in her own book. I give her a B+ overall.
The best part about Elizabeth? Her hair! Her wig is very thick and you can do just about anything with her hair. The pincurls can be obnoxious, but they're a million times easier to take care of than Felicity's. Her earrings are a nice touch, and luckily my girl is green-ear free (wish I could say the same thing about my Ivy!). My girl keeps her pearl necklace on 24/7.
I very much recommend Elizabeth! Especially if you're an aspiring hair stylist.
Here she is in Felicity's newer meet dress
Here's another nice hair shot. Her profile is really photographic.
She also makes a GREAT witch come Halloween!
ETA: I have posted these photos on a few different threads, and thought they would be more useful here. This is Elizabeth's original hairstyle before I ever took it out. It is a four-piece braid.
Post by ickyllamaface on Mar 25, 2011 9:21:38 GMT -5
I just LOVE my #4! She is a darling girl who has such a spirit. My doll is half Hawaiian, half Japanese, so her first name is Iolani and her middle name is Minako, each name referring to each culture that is a part of her. Iolani is a beautiful girl.
When I purchased her, she came in the Star Hoodie outfit, my favorite of the Today meet outfits. I like the way the hair LOOKS with the Mattel part, but I have to say that the PM hair is MUCH thicker and easier to play with, and only because of that I give this doll a B.
Modeling the Fancy Flowers Outfit (and trying to drink my mint hot chocolate)
She is just so darling!
Ivy's Accessories arrived before Ivy did, but Iolani was more than happy to test them out.
And here she is as Super 70's Girl, aided by Julie's calico dress and Felicity's cloak. xD
Post by ickyllamaface on Mar 25, 2011 9:04:40 GMT -5
Let me first say, WOW, you all have such beautiful photos of your Josefina's!
Josefina was my second doll. I purchased her for Christmas in 2003 and she has been stunning me with her beauty ever since! I give her an A for the doll, A for the outfit, and A for her book, "Meet Josefina."
The meet outfit is GREAT, mostly due to the fact you can mix and match the pieces with many of her other outfits. The white camisa is nice, and the red skirt is very cute. The belt is great because you can tie it in a variety of ways to change things up. The primroses are ALWAYS in my Josie's hair. She just loves them!
Until she gets a best friend from AG, her and Claire (#9) are BFFs.
Post by ickyllamaface on Mar 25, 2011 8:46:31 GMT -5
My darling #9, Claire, was my first doll! She was my birthday gift to myself in 2003, coming in the Go Anywhere Outfit. She has the huge bangs, but they are fitting for her. Her hair is incredibly thick, and you can do just about anything with it, which I LOVE in a doll. She is truly gorgeous and not so secretly my favorite, since we've bonded longer than any of the other girls. Her gray eyes are beautiful, but they can sometimes turn out green in her pictures.
I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend her to anyone! She deserves an A++++!! Especially since back in the day when I purchased her she was $84 brand new. I miss that.
In the Star Hoodie Outfit
Bundled up for living here in Colorado
Here with Hadley, my new #23. You can see how the face paint has faded somewhat from Claire, whereas Hadley has a very colorful complexion.