I’ve been back at my Parents’ house this week and I always take dolls with me – the scenery round there is too good to pass up the photo opportunities. This time, I was struck by a sudden enthusiasm for Draculaura before I went, so I ended up packing three. The one I really wanted wasn’t easy to find (yes, the doll drawers are not at their best right now), so I pulled out the “I Love Shoes” Lala, just in case:
I’ve featured this doll before, but it’s nice to take new pictures of her. By the way, the high-waisted skirt she wore in the box is missing a button (which I have safe, awaiting reattachment) so I used her cape as a skirt. I think these dolls’ outfits are designed to be styled different ways – Cleo from the same line has a one-piece swimsuit under her harem pants. It’s a nice feature, one that reminds me of 70s Barbie (for instance, Pretty Changes, who also had the skirt that doubled as a cape and the hairband that could be worn as a skirt etc etc). It’s a nice gimmick, especially because there are not many fashion packs for Monster High dolls so its fun to be able to vary their look so easily.
Anyway, after poking around for a while, I also found my target doll, Creepateria Draculaura:
I really love this Lala. I like her sultry narrowed eyes, the pale pink streaks in her hair, and the yellow around the eyes (I’m a sucker for yellow on Draculaura). I honestly can’t remember if I’ve featured her before – if I have, it’s only been fleetingly in a group post, though, and she deserves some nice pictures of her own.
Lastly, I ended up bringing a doll I got for my birthday back in March – Sweet Screams. I just thought that if I was going to overdose everybody on Draculaura pictures, I might as well include her.
And she IS an overdose, isn’t she? Black on pink on more black on more pink and so on and so forth. I love her. I know I’m pretty late to the party, as really the Sweet Screams dolls were last year’s sweethearts, but still. This was the first time I’ve photographed her out of the box, and she’s so photogenic its ridiculous. No wonder this wave was so popular.
Well, I hope you like the results. Although I’m usually Team Frankie, I have to admit that there’s nothing as nice as a nice Draculaura, when you’re in the mood for taking pictures of her …