Like Bean said, Nellie is made of pure sugar and cute. I got my Nellie, Sarah Rose Jones (or just plain Rose) for Christmas from my dad. She completed the second Historical/best friend set I had. (The first was Felicity and Elizabeth. I've Emily, Kit, and Julie, but no Molly, Ruthie, or Ivy.)
Rose is from 1912, but was taken from the Titanic by Mina, and now she time travels, and so is essentially modern. She's only got one modern outfit, and she prefers her blue dress. (Yeah, I'm working her into a story if you couldn't tell).
I adore her meet dress, it's so beautiful!
I also got her accessories and I love the miniature cross necklace.
There, really, is nothing about her that I don't like.
I've taken a lot of pictures of her with my digital camera, and I've still got to install the software once I get my PC up, so I'll post them at some point.
Her hair is the prettiest shade of red, it's nowhere near as dark as Mattel Lissie's, but it's somewhat close to #21's. (I think they could be twins, actually, but I love Ellie more). It's not the same as Lucy's, either. (I just realized that out of my ten dolls, six of them have red hair, or hair with a reddish tint: Lissie, Kimmy (#8), Anna (#21-tint), Lucy (Emily-tint), Jess (her hair's like a dark chocolate-raspberry colour), and of course Ellie.
Her eyes aren't hazel, but they're not Mattel-neon-green. I haven't seen a PM Felicity in person, so I can't compare to that.
Her freckles are different from Jill (Kit)'s and look so much more natural (to me, anyway) and subtle. Where as Kit's freckles are almost always visible, I think glasses could hide Ellie's.
And, like others have said, her vinyl is kind of squishy, and she's definitely huggable (but not at the moment with the Hogwarts pin and necklace on her).
She can pull off pretty much any look that I've seen. I've seen preppy Mia, sporty Mia, and my Ellie's sort of punkish (except AG doesn't quite make clothes her style and I'm broke, so she's wearing a red AGP t-shirt and cargoes).
I think she'd look stunning in the purple jumper outfit, but, alas, I'm not in possession of it.
I think Mia is a very versatile doll, considering all of the different Mias in the custom board.
Now for the outfit-
I do like the style of the sweater (minus snowflakes) so someone will be wearing that (but it's summer here). The sweater itself doesn't feel high-quality and, come on, pink isn't a good color for most redheads. A- because I imagine it'll look great on Marisol.
The skirt, in color, seems versatile enough, but with the sequins and stitching, I know I'll have a hard time trying to find a match. It's not easy to get off (as others have stated), though it might've been friction with the tights. B- because... well, nothing but the sweater really matches, plus it's hard to get off.
The tights seem thicker than those that I got with the Go Anywhere Outfit (that came on Kimmy), but that might be because the Go Anywhere tights are stretched. They seem very snaggable, but that's pretty much the case with any tights. C+ because I just don't like them
The shoes are adorable. They're two of my favorite colors: blue and purple, plus they're one of my favorite styles. They're a bit hard to get on, but they're so cute, and so much more "Ellie" than the red AGP ones I have. A+
Doll: A+, there's nothing I don't love about her! Outfit: B+, because I love the shoes, like the sweater a lot, but don't like the skirt or tights too much.
If I had the money, I'd buy ten more Mias (okay... well, maybe not ten, maybe only two or three more...)
I have one, and it can fit two dolls (one in the bag, one in the front part thing). It's really a pretty colour, and I used it almost every day after I got my first AG (for a couple of weeks, maybe a month), and I use it every once in a while, and it still looks new.
Her era has always been my absolute favorite, and the fact that she's English made me love her even more! (I'm a bit of an anglophile)
I went to AGPNY with the intention of getting Felicity only, and a few outfits, but I got Elizabeth instead of outfits.
I don't regret it at all.
My friend Sarah has Elizabeth, Kit, Molly (PM, I think), and a few others, and before I'd left, she'd gone to my birthday party.
She brought her dolls (well, actually, we all went to her house to bring the dolls over-- she lived a little down the street) and I noticed that her Elizabeth's side-curls were gone. Sarah said that she'd accidentally brushed them out because... well, they got in the way.
So, I also got a brush, and brushed out the curls (I don't regret it.).
Grading: Meet Outfit: A (A+ if it'd been light blue, a stunning color on her) Hair: A (taking away the sidecurls) Face: A+ Overall: A+
She's a beautiful doll and you can't go wrong with her!
Edit (15 September): More pictures!
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2008 16:26:14 GMT -5 by Lady Lena
I got my Julie for Christmas and she's a gorgeous doll!
Usually, I don't like the blonde hair/brown eyes combo, but with Julie I love it.
Her hair started getting kind of knotty, so I brushed it out, and put it into a braid. It braided really quite nicely, especially since I was worried about how the side-braid she came with would make her look.
I'm pretty worried about taking the small braid out, because it'll probably look weird because the rest of her hair is pin-straight.
That's another thing I adore about her. Her hair is so straight and pretty!
It braids nicely in twin braids as well:
Julie with Jess.
I love her face shape, too.
My Julie's a modern girl, but a great thing about her being from the 70s is that X-Men came out in the 70s, and that The Who, Elvis Presley, The Sex Pistols, and the Ramones were around in the 70s (but that's just me).