Post by Buckingham Alice on Jan 4, 2013 18:30:08 GMT -5
I like this set okay. My main motivation for getting it was the adorable stuffed panda, plus I also liked the idea of McKenna's friends and family signing her cast. I contemplated skipping this since I have the very old apres ski cast and crutches and whatnot, but I went ahead and grabbed this set anyways. I feel it is a little overpriced for what it is... maybe $26 would have been more appropriate than $30.
Now, I knew the crutches were plastic (unlike my older metal ones) and I didn't think that would bother me much. But the seam down the side throws me off, and the fact that they're a tad too short throws me off. The crutches could have been executed a little better.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jan 4, 2013 18:24:34 GMT -5
I like this set more than I expected. McKenna has yet to take off her necklace, and I think the bag is cute. Yes, the material is cheaper feeling than I would like, but it holds more stuff than I thought it would.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Nov 26, 2012 4:36:02 GMT -5
I have the current version with the stitched on scottie dog pin. This is my Nicki's Christmas dress and it looks darling on her. I don't mind the polyester fabric... it looks nice and feels nice enough. It doesn't wrinkle. The shoes are not my favorite style, though they are well made. And I adore the bow. Wendy is actually wearing it now a completely unrelated outfit. A-
Post by Buckingham Alice on Oct 14, 2012 5:12:42 GMT -5
My #14, Zuzu, came in this outfit. This may be my favorite MyAG meet outfit to date. In person, the top doesn't look as much like a onesie as it does online. I have seen similar tops for girls recently, so I guess this sort of sleeve detail is in fact a thing. The skirt is really cute, but I wasn't expecting the oddly stretchy material they used. The mix and match potential is a bit limited because of the attached belt, but that's not a huge deal if you pair it with a different pink top or a basic black or white one. I love the boots. I know some people are annoyed by the fact that they don't strictly match, but honestly, girls and young women wear tan boots with everything. The outfit doesn't look a bit odd to me with these boots. The green embroidery is an odd choice, but it is actually, to my eye, a cute (if misplaced) detail. Would love to pair these boots with the green top from the purple jumper a few years back and skinny jeans.
Overall, I'd give this set an -A. Definitely my favorite MyAG meet outfit.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Oct 14, 2012 3:06:49 GMT -5
Love this doll!
I got my Zuzu in September of 2012, and she is absolutely adorable! I have a few of the MyAGs with bangs, but she was my first with the revised style of bangs, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Zuzu's wig is a pleasant surprise! It's thick, smooth and soft, shiny, and a playable length. I'm not great with layered hair, but the layers on hers are very subtle, so it hasn't as yet presented a problem. My only complaint would be that her bangs are a tad thin and not as neat as the older style of bangs, but that's minor.
I love her hair color and eye color. The hair is much darker in person than the stock photos show, and the blue of her eyes is so intense and pretty. The contrast in her hair and eyes makes her look so lovely.
Definite A!! Would recommend this beauty to anyone who is considering her!
Post by Buckingham Alice on Aug 20, 2012 2:40:00 GMT -5
I love Addy's desk. I think just about every doll I own has tried to sit at it at least once! There are desks just like this in the living history museum here (yay for Pioneer Village!), so I find it extra special. Mine has a few dings, but it gives the piece even more character.
Anyone else have a hard time getting dresses on over the Chemise? It just looks so bulky to me that I usually don't even bother with it.
My chemise fits pretty much just right. It doesn't make the dresses too tight and it's usually not very noticeable under Cece's clothes. It is the tiniest bit higher in the neckline than M-G's summer dress, but that's my only complaint about the fit.
This is my new favorite AG item ever. It gives her the most darling silhouette and I'm extremely glad I bought it. The chemise is adorable, but the crinoline is fantastic. I love that it's flexible and feels like it would hold up well to play. I don't have Addy's, but I heard that it's a bit more fragile.
This set is a must-have. It doesn't make as much of a difference in pictures, but in person the difference is really noticeable. A+
Look at that bell-shaped silhouette! It makes my heart leap.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jun 1, 2012 6:37:19 GMT -5
This is a gorgeous outfit. In the AG stock photos, I like Cécile's better, but in person this one is leaps and bounds above the other dress in quality as well as appeal. It looks perfect on Cécile. I love the hat (which she has already worn with a different outfit), and the boots are also really sweet. Really glad I got this outfit! A
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jun 1, 2012 6:31:55 GMT -5
Now, I've liked the design for this dress since I saw the illustration for it and I want Cécile to have all her outfits (plus I'm apparently a sucker and fell for the LE aspect) so I went ahead and grabbed this one when I ordered her, passing on the Parlour Outfit I've been wanting for months.
I have to agree, the material is thin and yucky. This is the same fabric as some other AG outfits (such as Felicity's Christmas gown -- probably my biggest AG clothing disappointment). Although askmkids had a very good point that the fabric probably should be sheer. Her meet dress is a bit sheer but it's a MUCH nicer material. I'm not sure why they couldn't have made this in a similar fabric.
I know many people hate or dislike the color, but that I don't mind. It doesn't look neon to me... mine is a very summery lemon yellow. I love the boots and bonnet. I think the whole look is very cute, despite my disappointment in the dress fabric. Overall, I'd give this a B-.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jun 1, 2012 6:17:09 GMT -5
This is a lovely little set. The hat looks absolutely darling on Cécile and I love it. The only downside is that I can't imagine it going well with many other outfits. The gloves are cute, but again, as others have stated it's hard to make the gloves look like gloves and not mittens. The best piece to this set imo is the necklace. It goes with everything and is gorgeous. It's nice and heavy so I imagine it would hold up to play. Great set, although I wish it included a purse or something more for the price. A-
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jun 1, 2012 5:20:26 GMT -5
Cécile is such a beauty! I have quite a few dolls, and not all of them make me gasp when I lift the box lid the way Cécile did. I love the auburn highlights in her hair combined with the pretty hazel eyes. I love her meet dress and I'm thankful that it's not the cheap, nasty feeling material of Felicity Traveling and Christmas gowns. I'd buy the outfit separately if it wasn't her meet. When I saw Sonali at AGPLA and when I saw C&M-G at B&N while they were having the drawing, the Sonali mold was cute but it didn't do too much for me... somehow on my Cécile, it's just lovely and perfect. She seems to get prettier every time I look at her. So glad I got her! Definite A+!
Skin tone comparison with PM Addy and #26. In person, I'd say she's between the two.
Curl comparison with #26. Granted this isn't the best pic because Ashley's hair had been in pigtails and I forgot to fix it, but you can see the curls are a bit different. Cécile's are a bit longer and are nice even sausage curls. Ashley's are a bit shorter and more like corkscrew curls. They're not as uniform.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Mar 30, 2012 6:03:06 GMT -5
This is probably my favorite dress from Samantha's collection. It combines beauty and simplicity perfectly, and Samantha looks really sweet in it. It looks good with and without the pinafore. Sometimes I stick the gingerbread man cookie from her lunch in her pocket, like in the paper doll illustrations.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Feb 28, 2012 20:56:10 GMT -5
I can't believe I haven't reviewed my adorable Ivy! She's one of my favorite dolls -- top 4, easily. I wasn't interested in her or Julie or the '70s thing, but then I somehow fell for her and I'm actually enjoying getting '70s appropriate things for her.
I'd recommend her to anyone considering her! She's so cute (much cuter in person) and she looks wonderful in everything. I love her unique hair cut and underused eye color, and everything about her is sweet. Definite A+!
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jan 16, 2012 4:54:05 GMT -5
This is one of my favorite sets. It's so detailed and pretty, but practical and not at all fussy. My set is Mattel, but it feels very nice and soft. Kirsten always looks so cozy when she wears it. I like that the hat is roomy enough to allow her milk maid hairstyle, but not big enough to slip off. The buttons on my set do feel loose, but luckily none have fallen off.
Solid A. I had to leave off the plus because of the difficult of doing up the buttons.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jan 15, 2012 7:38:03 GMT -5
Love the cap... it's the main reason I got this set. The choker is cute, but it's disappointing that it'll only go with the one outfit, and my Lissie hardly wears that outfit. The purse is pretty. The handkerchief is boring but nice. Feels a bit cheaper than some AG hankies but better than others. I love the garters. They're not all necessary, but they're extremely cute and my Lissie is never without them. The bit is very cute, but mine feels super plasticy.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jan 14, 2012 6:01:50 GMT -5
In pictures, this is not my favorite piece. I wasn't going to get it at all until I came across a PC one for $10 and figured that was the best time to take the plunge. In person, I like it quite a lot, actually. The color is very pretty, and the sewn on scarf is really cute. I have to agree that the buttons can be a tad tricky and one of mine is a little loose. The coat isn't heavy, so it doesn't make her look bulky when she has a warm outfit underneath. But when I get her bundled up in it, she looks nice and warm. While this looks good with the Christmas and school outfits, I must say that it looks unexpectedly great with the Stilting Outfit! I'll try to add a pic of that soon.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jan 12, 2012 4:06:50 GMT -5
I got the Mattel version of this set in 2011. I really love it.
The skirt is nice and thick and fits nicely on my PM Josefina. I love the woven feel of it as well. The blue is a really nice color on her. The camisa is nice and simple. It's thicker than my PM Meet camisa, but not as soft. I do wish they had used a long sleeve one here instead, but this one is nice all the same. It's a bit tight around her chubby arms, but I expected that. The sash is very pretty. I love the color and I love how it looks with the rest of the outfit, but it doesn't tie as well as her meet sash. It seems stiffer, although this might be a PM vs Mattel quality issue.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Oct 23, 2011 6:14:49 GMT -5
My Mattel #4, Lucy, is one of the sweetest dolls I have. She's got a lot of personality... and she's just downright adorable. I love her black hair and dark eyes. Her hair is actually darker and longer than my transitional #11 but slightly shorter and much slicker than my PM #12.
Her coloring is so wonderful because she wear anything. Definite A. I only wish I had bought her sooner.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Aug 25, 2011 6:41:59 GMT -5
I got this set mostly for the dog and camera. I have to agree with everyone... this is a ridiculously overpriced set. Everything is darling (Barksee especially), but there's not much here. I was surprised at how small he was and (like incagold) really surprised by the size of the camera. I have a real mini camera from the 60s or 70s that seems to be just the right size and scale for the dolls, so I was expecting this one to be similarly sized, but it's maybe a quarter the size of the old one. I like how the bag matches her meet dress and the papers are all cute, but still just paper. $20 would probably be more appropriate.B-/C+
Post by Buckingham Alice on Aug 25, 2011 6:36:14 GMT -5
I got my Kanani (renamed Charisma) last week. She's so lovely! Like others have mentioned, her hair was already a little crazy when I removed the hairnet, but fortunately it wasn't too bad. I love the hair-eye-skin combo even more than I expected to. She's looked good in everything I've tried on her. I like the meet outfit... it's pretty, beachy, and summery and doesn't feel cheap. After Charisma took it off, I tried it on Brittany, my PM #7... the fit is fine, and the color looks lovely with her blue eyes. I'm not crazy about the shoes... they're cute, but they're a little roomy... I'm worried one will slip off somewhere. Overall, I can't complain though! I'd have to give her an A.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Aug 6, 2011 22:32:06 GMT -5
You know, I expected to really hate the unfinished edges on this, but I got it anyways since I love the overall look of the outfit and think Felicity looks like quite the elegant horsewoman wearing it. And I was pleasantly surprised... the raw edges don't bother me and don't look as if they're going to fray. She does look freaking gorgeous in it as well. I've used the skirt a few times on Josefina and my modern girls as well. My only problem is the hat. I love the look of it (pretty glam and badass at once), but my feathers seem really beat-up. Maybe I didn't pay attention when the outfit came late last year, but I pulled the hat out today and I noticed that the feathers reminded me of my neighbor's chicken after she's boxed a round with their dog. This is only the second time anyone has worn the hat and it's been in its plastic bag since I bought it. Urgh.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jul 8, 2011 5:39:21 GMT -5
I actually rather like this set, although it's not without it's problems. The pants and hoodie are, as other reviewers have noted, quite short. This outfit is a little skimpy on fabric. But the materials used are soft, realistic, and have the appropriate thickness. The outfit is very pretty... the screen printing is subtle and feminine. This hoodie seemed easier to get on than the Star Hoodie or the Logo Hoodie. I didn't have trouble getting the shoes on Nicki (Mattel) but I didn't try them on a PM doll.
The sale price of $18 is more appropriate than the original price. I would love to grade this set high as I do like the look, style, and feel of it, but I have to lower the mark for the skimpy cut and the lack or accessories. B to B-.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jul 5, 2011 22:20:15 GMT -5
I actually rather like the (admittedly loud) pants. The pretty, cozy orange sweater sort of downplays the busy colorful print. The shoes are also adorable. The outfit looks super cute on my blond bitty. I got this set from last year's Cyber Monday sale for a big discount, so I can overlook more than I'd be willing to at retail. A solid B.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jul 5, 2011 22:12:50 GMT -5
I love my blonde bitty! I always wanted a BB when I was little, but I sorta grew out of baby dolls at a point and forgot about BB entirely when I got Addy. But when I saw this early PM bitty (like from the era when they were transitioning from ONB to Bitty) on eBay for $12, I just had to snatch her up! Mine is named Noah Margaret, and she's super cuddly and has a very sweet face. I love her white blond eyelashes! She looks cute in everything, but she's chubbier than new BBs so she can look a bit like she's stuffed into her clothes.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jul 5, 2011 21:50:44 GMT -5
I love this outfit! Very darling, and unlike a lot of the BB outfits, it actually looks like something a baby might wear. The above reviews cover everything pretty well, so I'll just add that the shorts are a little tight on my early PM bitty.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jul 5, 2011 21:45:07 GMT -5
This set is adorable! The colors are very cute, and I love the fit of the top and especially the shorts. The shoes are also pretty freaking cute! I can't elaborate much, but I'll share a pic because these colors look lovely on Marisol!
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jul 5, 2011 21:42:37 GMT -5
I just had to have at least one of these watches... mostly because I was curious about the scale! I was pleasantly surprised. I think the size is really appropriate. The face is pretend, but it looks quite realistic. It comes with two interchangeable bands in coordinating colors that feel like real watches children wear. For $8, this is pretty cute.
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jul 5, 2011 21:12:45 GMT -5
I haven't had any trouble with these. These are very feminine and pretty, and I just love them! I was worried about the durability of the chandelier dangle and about missing rhinestones on the black ball dangle, but they've held up well and seem secure.