A small little BOX! TISSUE PAPER! I totally forgot I had bought the set NIB.
The tissue paper crinkled quietly as I touched it reverently. I was astonished and excited all over again like a little kid.
I totally forgot I had bought the legwarmers and tights set NIB.
I can't believe how quickly I have come to really miss the old AG style boxes for GOTY and how excited I was to handle one of what will now be known as the "classic" little boxes.
As beautiful as Gabriela the poppet is with her sublime Sonali mold face and her lux curly wig, as interesting and as lauded a story she has to share (I have only read a synopsis so far), it has become viscerally real to me how the "Whole World" collection experience for GOTY 2017 is truly missing the Wow.
Today I rotated my Isabelle collection into play and simply re-opening her Studio was magical even four years later.
Large mirrored armoire doors that open, two little drawers for storage, the little sewing basket and hat box, the drop arm sewing surface, pockets and ribbon holders in the inside doors, cubby holes, a place to hang things, and a sewing machine that whirs and moves! Truly magical.
The special debut day giveaway tee celebrating the girl and the year, even more special now.
And a quick pix of my super cranky Tutu with her glam collar who doesn't look like any cat before her or since.
Detail. Quality. Uniqueness. Designed for Wow every step of the way.
And it all begins with a little box and some crinkly tissue.
I really think AG messed this one up...