Working on an American Girl Commercial Shoot!

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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.

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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!

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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, Willa and New Tiny Cuties!

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?

 

Wellie Wishers, Melody is Coming…and more!

So, as we all know, new historical character Melody Ellison is coming to American Girl stores in late August. We received some new Melody books at the AG Van store recently which got me hyped up!

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Also, in big, fun doll news, Wellie Wishers are now available in Canada at most Indigo stores!

I would love to add one of these little cuties to my collection! What do you think? Who is your favorite?

New “Mix and Match Separates” for your 18 inch doll

Wonderful news! American Girl Canada now carries mix and match separate clothing pieces for your 18 inch doll. Even better: they are modestly priced!

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Please call before you come in to make sure the pieces you want are in stock!

There are also two new, super fun carry-along bags for you and your dolls!

 

Last but not least, these terrific doll sized bracelets!

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What is your favorite new piece from the mix and match separates collection? I’d love to hear about it!

Until next time!

 

 

Fresh Finds at American Girl Vancouver!

We have some fresh and fun new arrivals for Spring at the American Girl Boutique in Vancouver.

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The most anticipated arrival has been the Icecream Cart ($130 Canadian) of course, as well as the gorgeous and lacey Spring Breeze Dress ($42 Canadian).

 

2016-04-01 13.04.58 The next fun find is the Rainbow Sprinkles outfit ($39 Canadian). This outfit makes me think of the late 80’s trends of cropped pants and polka dots. It’s super cute!

The American Girl Vancouver Boutique has also received the stylish Striped Sunglasses ($14 Canadian) for dolls as well as the totally cool new floral boots ($22 Canadian). While you’re shopping, don’t forget to take a look at all of the great books that American Girl has released. My personal favorite is “A Smart Girl’s Guide to Knowing What To Say”. 2016-03-10 13.44.39 This book gives children tons of great advice on finding the right thing to say in a multitude of different situations. Even adults can find some sound advice in this one!

Come check out all the new stuff today!

What to do BEFORE you make a trip to an American Girl Store in Canada!

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:

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#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.

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#4 … Double check Canadian vs. American pricing – unfortunately most pricing even in the “Canadian” version of the catalogue still shows U.S. prices.

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#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.

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#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.

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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!