My new Curvy Barbie, Charlie!
Ever since Mattel announced that they were going to be making Curvy Barbie dolls, I knew I had to have one.
Now, while I do not ‘collect’ Barbies anymore, I found that with the new body types my interest was picking back up again.
I wanted to wait to post about the differences between Curvy and Original Barbie until I had received some custom made clothes for my Curvy Charlie, but I have not yet received them and really wanted to share this review with you all!
As you can see, Curvy Barbie has fuller thighs and hips than your traditional Barbie doll. Here is a side by side comparison:
Viewing from the side, you can see the Curvy Charlie has a much fuller bottom than Original Barbie, a.k.a. Kitty, and she also has a nice, more natural looking ‘tummy’. From the front you can see that her hips are wider and her thighs are thicker than Original Kitty’s.
Here is the back view! Curvy Charlie has such a cute, round bottom, as compared to Original’s.
Because of the difference in size, most Original Barbie clothes will not fit Curvy. Tops/shirts will fit, but bottoms such as skirts and pants are the issue here. I’ve found a couple Original Barbie skirts that slip over Charlie’s wider hips, but not many. That’s why I had to order custom clothes from Etsy.
What do you think of Curvy Barbie? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
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?
AG Spring PWP
Currently there are a ton of awesome items on sale, AND a new “Purchase with Purchase” (otherwise known as “PWP” ) dress available at American Girl Vancouver!
The “Spring Dress, Headband and Bracelet Set” is only $16 when you spend $50 before taxes in the store. Usually this outfit would retail for about $36. Great deal and so adorable! The light blue, easter green, soft pink and purple colors are perfect for the upcoming season of Spring. (The shoes in the picture are not included with the outfit.)
As I mentioned in the post title, there are also a few good deals on the “Dress Like Your Doll” clothes. The best deal in my opinion is the girl sized “Joyful Jewels” headband, for only $2!
Looks cute on little kids AND big kids!
All Grace Thomas girl size clothes are on sale, as well as her Sightseeing Accessories for dolls. As for Truly Me, the Happy Birthday Accessories are now only $12.50 and the Flower Purse for dolls is only $5!
I hope to see you all grabbing some of these super deals soon at the AG Van store!
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!
Just before I was about to go on a camping trip up to Boston Bar in BC, I discovered this adorable dolly camping set by the Our Generation brand! I found it at Target, and for under $20 (Canadian) I could not pass it up. I normally wouldn’t bring a doll on a camping trip, but this seemed to be a great photo shoot excuse for my new American Girl doll, Gemma. (And no, she didn’t sleep outside in her tent … after her shoot, she stayed safe and CLEAN inside my own human tent! LoL.)
I highly recommend this lovely doll camping set to anyone who is a collector, or who has a child that loves dolls. It comes with a great, doll sized pink tent, cute sleeping bag, camping plate, cup, a stick with a marshmallow and hot dog for roasting, battery powered lantern, and kettle for boiling water over the campfire.
I have had a couple other cute, fun finds at Target recently, not to mention some cute things found at my own place of work – the American Girl Doll Boutique @ Indigo/Chapters! I will post those soon! For now, please enjoy some more dolly camping photos!
I was lucky enough to win a contest from the lovely Karen of http://karenmomofthreescraft.blogspot.ca/! I won a Springfield Dolls clothing set which included snowpants, scarf, mittens, earmuffs, t-shirts, and leggings! Here are some photos of the new prize haul: