Every time a new Lea comes out in The Look range, I am torn between joy (that we get another, that she’s still being featured) and fear (that she will be very hard to source here). Fortunately, this one was reasonably easy to find and available over here quite quickly. Snapped her up!
I was a bit scared waiting for her to arrive as my last “The Look” doll, Sweet Tea, turned up with one eye so wonky that I’ve never even photographed her – so disappointing. But this Lea’s facial screening is fine, and she’s even prettier in the plastic than she is in photos. Of course, you have to think of SJP in the opening credits of “Sex and The City”, looking at the colour scheme and that puffy white skirt (well, if you’re my age, anyway 😉). Although her outfit is much more ladylike than that – if it wasn’t for the rather plasticky necklace, bag and earrings I’d even be tempted to say, almost Silkstone classy. Here’s some photos of her and her accessories unboxed:
There’s a little bit of early sixties charm about her, isn’t there? Maybe it’s the bouffant hair or the “cat eyes” liner, or the little bows on her pink shoes. The only jarring note in this is the picture of her and Babs – the frame is cute, but did Barbie really have to be wearing that dress? I’d have liked to have seen them together in something a bit more elegant, I think – one of the beautiful, timeless outfits she wears on @barbiestyle on Instagram would have been good.
Lastly, it’s always a big relief to me when a Lea turns up who is already pivotal, as that means I don’t have to make any rebodying decision. I don’t have many Model Muse pivotals so maybe I’ve just forgotten what they are like, but this one seems rather stiff and limited in her movements. The way the shoes always slip off their feet also annoys me, so you can see that I’ve left them banded on for now, although that probably won’t last as this doll is going to be wonderful to re-dress and generally play with. Overall, I think I can breathe a big sigh of relief that I found her, and she turned out to be as good as I hoped she would be.