Thursday, 30 June 2016

AG rumors?!?! Oh and some Isabelle

Ok so I was on Instagram today and someone posted and asked about what we thought of the American Girl rumors that are going around at the moment. They are;
1. AG is thinking of discontinuing the GOTY (Girl of the Year) line.
2. Adding Boy Dolls into the mix.
3. Having a custom creating station at the AG Place.. (I think thats it)

When I heard this i was like
Um my brain can't handle the jandel! Let's start with number 1. 
DISCONTINTUING GOTY'S!!! *faints* Ok I personally feel that The Girl Of The Year dolls are so unique to American Girl. I don't think that any other doll lines have so much hype, make a movie, go on national television to release one doll. I don't know the statistics but I wouldn't be surprised if the GOTY made loads of money for AG. And I love them so much! So I really hope this rumor is not true.
Here's a pic of Isabelle just to calm us down.

2. The second rumor is adding boy dolls into the doll lines. Now I'm not against guys liking AG or dolls in general, in fact i think it's awesome. But AG is targeted towards girls. It was founded on demonstrating good morals for young girls and teaching them about the American history through dolls. 

And I feel that if they started gearing towards boys then they would loose all that momentum of girl empowerment. Now thats a bit extreme I know but think about it.. American GIRL. The whole brand is directed towards girls and if they stop doing that or don't put all their effort into that i think that they will lose some of their supporters. 


I fear that if they did make a boy doll that he wouldn't be.. how to do i explain this.. 
Ok. American Girl has the tendency to throw sparkles and bright colors at things, yes it attracts young girls and sometime me too. But I wouldn't want that to be translated into a boy.

No, I'm not saying that they would covered him in sparkles. Please. But I just think that the style of AG wouldn't fit a boy doll as such.. 


I don't want to be disrespectful but I personally think, if you want a boy doll (which I'm seriously thinking about) create him yourself. He will be so much more special that way. And if you can't make one there are loads of artists who create custom AG dolls, theres no excuse!! Mwa ha ha ha 


I feel bad because this is a very thin line that I'm treading about the whole: can boys like AG or dolls in general even if it wasn't made for them etc.. 
I just wanna say, I love it when I see guy doll & toy collectors/lovers, they bring just as much passion as female collectors and who gives a crap if the doll or toy was meant for you anyway! American Girl was meant for the young girls of America, hell I'm a teenager and live on the other side of the world and I love it with all my heart! So whatever age, gender, religion you are.. I don't care. If you love dolls who even cares what other people think.
Just had to get that off my chest.

Now onto number 3. Having custom stations at the AG Place... Can't you do that online? On the American Girl website? Well at least you used too, I spent hours on there! 
I personally think this could really backfire, with people wanting many specific things for their doll and the fact that its face to face in a store I think people would file customer complaints more because I noticed people get a lot more rude and picky when they are speaking in person. If they want to do more custom creating I think they should put a lot of effort into the website where people can do it. Making more variety, add more special things etc.. I'm not a fan of it being in stores :)


So to recap. American Girl please don't discontinue the GOTY line of dolls!!! They are awesome!! 
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I'm not super fazed about AG making boy dolls, like I'm not waving a pitchfork about it but if they did they would need to do it well. Thats all.
If they were to have a instore custom making station thingy then they would need to have it seriously planned out but I'm not keen on that, invest in the online version, improving it and such :)

So what do you think?! Do you agree or disagree with me? Are they any other rumors floating around? Tell me down below, I'd love to have some good old fashioned banter! 

-Lydia
DISCLAIMER ~ I did no research when I was writing this so the info may or may not be true I legit just wrote from the top of my head :) lol in the future I'll try research and produce actual evidence 😹

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Let's give some love :)

Lol my Instagram feed has just been full of Leah Clark photos since well, the start of the year!! She is just so pretty isn't she? I may ask my parents for her for my birthday!! We'll seeeee 
Preetttyy please!!!!

So i though it would be nice to give some love to the 2015 Girl Of The Year Grace, well mine's called Casaleah-Grace, Cas for short :)










This outfit was the first time I sewed a t-shirt and jeans, also fun fact she's the first AG doll I have that has her ears pierced! Well Josefina has earrings but I can't get them out.... I've tried for years..

I hope you have a lovely day my duckings! Enjoy it :-*
Lydia

Monday, 20 June 2016

Welcome to you and me

Hey there! I'm not good at introduction posts so I'll just say:

~ Hi, it's nice to meet you

~ Hope you like the blog so far (a lot of blood,sweat and tears went into this baby)

~ My names Lydia, I'm 15 yrs old and I live in New Zealand (if you don't know where that is please look it up) 

~ I like dolls ALOT, it's a bit obsessive. And I love to photograph them and share them. With you! So this is where I can ramble about dolls and photography and all that good stuff! 

~ Also I just recently discovered GIFs! My world has become a better place.


So thats a brief intro and here are some pictures of my newest custom Kendall! She's actually not NEW new, I made her in Jan but she's the newest doll I have.. You get the picture :)







Don't you just love the color of that wig?! It's I think curly dark auburn from RRG and my word is it stunning! This doll used to be McKenna (GOTY 2012) but I find her to be quite a bland doll, no offense any hard out McKenna lovers, and her hair was so fried it wasn't even funny. So I underwent my first ever re-wigging process. It was a very strange experience, I'm not gonna lie. But I adore the results! I'm not ready to do an eye swap or even go near trying to fix her lazy eye.. Not for now anyways!
Whelp that wraps it up for this evening or whenever you're reading this, hope you have a fab day and talk soon!
Lydia xx