Hello all, I hope you had a great Christmas! Perhaps I should subtitle this post “Confessions about a Doll Collectors Daughter”?? Yes, my baby girl is here and nearing her third month, and as you can imagine, time is a scarce commodity right now. The day before yesterday (or maybe the day before that, I lose track) I managed to take a few snaps of my beautiful 2006 AA Holiday doll, which I have kept in the box since I received her last year, so I thought I’d use this as an opportunity to write a quick post.
As you can see, mine is the AA version with the Goddess face and I think that overall, she must be one of my very favourite holiday dolls. I love her velvet Christmas tree inspired dress, which is very typically Bob Mackie, and (unusually for me, as I’m not the world’s biggest fan of earrings in dolls) I love her sparkly star earrings, which give her a nice sense of movement in photos. There’s only two downsides to this doll as far as I’m concerned and the first thing isn’t really a downside at all, just a meter of bad timing. You see, I think she deserves a pivotal body but she is too dark to be a good colour match for Nicki or the AA Made To Move – I’d need to get hold of a pivotal So In Style (I’ve not checked it but off the top of my head I’m thinking Kara) and they are like hen’s teeth in my country now. Well, never mind, I find that if you just sit tight for long enough an answer will present itself. Number two – wonky eyes. Like my Princess of Greece (also a Goddess, I wonder if this is a common Goddess problem that I’ve just never noticed before?) she didn’t look particularly wonky in the box but when you get her out and move her around a bit, it becomes more apparent. Such a shame, but not a dealbreaker, as she still looks OK from most angles.