I had a very special experience recently, and I have been super busy and quite exhausted so haven’t gotten around to writing about it until now.
I was asked to work as a ‘doll stylist’ on a commercial shoot for American Girl and Wellie Wishers dolls. I had to stay on set for almost 14 hours each day, making sure that the dolls that were featured in the commercial looked beautiful.
I had to ensure that their hair and clothes were looking wonderful for the camera. It was a very cool experience! The commercials will probably not be on the air until 2017. I will let you know if I get any more information on where to watch the commercials when they are released!
After speaking with some other people on set, I found out I could work on Barbie, Monster High, Cabbage Patch, and other commercials that require doll styling. I really think that would be a great job! Have you ever worked on a commercial set? What did you enjoy most about it?
(Cross Posted to Miss Nikki Says)
Melody arrived in Indigo American Girl Stores very recently and she has been well received! People love her message of freedom and equality.
In other news, I gave in and ended up bringing home Willa of the Wellie Wishers not too long ago. I’ve been using AG clothes cinched at the waist with elastic bands to fit her, since it isn’t in my budget to buy WW clothes right now!
And finally…why must my place of work keep baiting me with super cute mini dolls and accessories? Look at these new LORI dolls! All the clothes will fit Lottie dolls as well. I want one! What do you think of these little cuties?
If you are planning your first or even your hundredth trip to an American Girl store within Canada, here are some handy tips to help you ensure a positive and fun experience!
Top 5 Tips:
#5 … Bring your doll! Even if you don’t have an AG doll, the salon does hair and spa services for other types of 18 inch dolls. Even if you don’t plan on getting a service done, the staff love meeting your dolls and seeing how special they are to you.
#4 … Double check Canadian vs. American pricing – unfortunately most pricing even in the “Canadian” version of the catalogue still shows U.S. prices.
#3 … Pack your camera. Make some memories of your trip by taking photos in the store. Capturing the look of excitement on your child’s face when they first enter, or find their perfect doll, is something you will want to remember.
#2 … If you are bringing in a group of girls for a birthday, remember the Canadian stores do not host ‘official’ birthday parties due to space constraints, however we love having girls come with their friends to celebrate. Please call ahead and let staff know your plans so they can prepare to have enough staff on hand to give you a fun and more personalized experience.
And finally, the #1 tip I have for you is … plan ahead. If you are looking to buy a specific item, please call the store before making your trip to ensure stock is available. Unfortunately, the Canadian stores don’t stock every single thing that the American stores do, so if you want to be sure that you will be able to purchase that very special item you want, make a quick phone call and ask an AG employee.
I’d love to hear how your visit to a Canadian AG store went. Let me know in the comments section below!
I was pretty sick a couple weeks ago and really could not even get out of bed.
A day or so before I started to fully recover, I got the urge to dress up my dolls, which was one of the first signs of my recovery.
Here’s a photo!
Hanna Sophia, Myrcella (previously known as Cadence), and Maja.
Today I received a package from a lovely lady named Mariena Naragon, who makes beautiful doll clothes.
She doesn’t have a website, but if you are interested in her 18 inch doll clothing, let me know and I will try to help you get connected with her!
Here is Maja from Harmony Club Dolls wearing handmade pajamas from Mariena Naragon.
These have little buttons on the back to close up the “onesie” pajamas. I definitely prefer buttons to velcro!
Here is Hanna Sophia a.k.a. Lyric from Harmony Club Dolls wearing a new spring dress handmade by Mariena. I added the stick-on jewels to the shoes. Mariena included the stick-on jewels as a surprise in the package!
Another picture of this gorgeous dress.
Thank you Mariena! (Blue and Grey dress from Harmony Club Dolls.)