Monday, January 1, 2018

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year! Thoughts and Wishes!

Happy New Year from Poppets & Posies!

Ingrid and Astrid are posing in their new stunning outfits from Elite Doll World for evening time celebrations.

The rest of us are waiting out the clock for the exciting GOTY 2018 launch of Luciana. While we wait we are watching broadcasts of brrrrrrrr-freezing cold weather reports, eating cookies, and organizing our new poppet clothing and accessories which are overflowing in my home office area. Overall, a good problem to have!

We are also grateful for our newest poppet--a boy poppet!

He fits in like he has been here for years.

Astrid poses with our newest family member!

Wishing everyone a comfy and cozy evening and a new year of friendship, love, and wonderful surprises!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Spring Things! Mermaid Mix & Match

American Girl has a new mermaid-themed Mix & Match offering in pastels for the spring. A quick peek from my time at AGPSF today.

Pastels, sequins, ruffles, mesh, mermaids and fish.

The New Boys on the Block

With little to no fanfare four new boy dolls quietly debuted at AG stores the day after Christmas.

Those lucky enough to hit a store after Christmas Day were able to meet and greet TM 74, TM 75, TM 76 and TM 77! But you have to go to the store since they will not be offered for online purchasing until January 1st.

The boy dolls each feature subtle changes to their respective face molds--each face mold was given a closed mouth smile, heavier eyebrows, and a slight change to the jaw line.

Some of the boy-centric (though easily worn by any gender) options include a blue "shark" themed baseball cap, blue sunglasses, a "Dino-mite" outfit of a green layered tee, cargo shorts and funky sneakers. One can also purchase an accessory set with a red jacket and lime green backpack and there is a new blue chameleon pet available as well!

The boy doll boxes are the same TrulyMe branded purple boxes as used with the other currently sold TM dolls.

A quick peek at those adorable sneakers. I suspect they are completely plastic, including uppers, but I will need to get my hands on them to be certain.

So, I have been contemplating a new boy purchase since I got a gander of the leaked images a few months ago. No surprise to me that I left the store today with a big red American Girl shopping bag.

Can you guess who?

Got to love that Palo Alto winter sunshine and blooms!

Yay! TM 74!

A new year and a new boy poppet! Will a new boy be joining your crew?

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Luciana Live!

Wow! Luciana is showing up early in some venues. A lucky @agberkie is perhaps the very first to bring her home! Photos shared with permission.

First close up of attached purple hair streak in Luciana's wig.

Her meet dress belt-purse is removable.

Note Luciana's Accessories (silver backpack) and first indication the blue Flight Suit is not bundled with a big ticket item (yay!).

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Luciana in the Wild!


Luciana appears to have medium tone vinyl skin, dark brown pinwheel eyes.

Her in-box accessories include the silver reflective collar necklace and a red heart charm on a string necklace.

Very happy to see a return to the lift-top doll box!

Check out All About Luciana page for more images and photos.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Luciana & Pantone Color of the Year 2018

I always enjoy looking at the intersection between Pantone's Color of the Year and American Girl's own Girl of the Year.

Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet.

Remind you of anything?

Yes, Luciana's purple hair streak!

Allure Magazine calls it a "vivid-yet-not-quite-neon purple hue" and notes that it may convince even more people to try out purple hair this year. Check out the Allure link for more images of this shiny hue as found in hair and makeup products.