June 29, 2011
Corolle Dolls and Clothes Back in Stock!
We were delighted to welcome back Vanilla Blonde, the 14 inch toddler doll that's been very popular with little girls everywhere. We think she's a wonderful option for little girls too young for American Girl . . . but wanting a doll with clothes and hair to style. She's pictured above.
Another item Back in Stock is the Equestrianne Set for Les Cheries dolls - it comes complete with riding boots and hat.
Several Corolle Baby Doll outfits are back also - such as the Pink Layette Set for 14 inch Baby Dolls.
Don't miss the Red Dress Set that's back too - it's for Small Baby Dolls and perfect for summer picnics OR Christmas festivities! See it pictured below (there's one just like it for 14 inch Baby Dolls too)
June 05, 2011
American Girl Film Stars . . . Today!
Ever wonder what the Stars of our favorite American Girl movies are up to? We did and here's a report for you!
The very first film was Samantha: An American Girl Holiday - it introduced Nellie, the very first Friend doll, and seen at the top with our Samanths model in their Vicorian Spring Dresses.
Samantha was played by AnneSophia Robb who has been very active in the film world! Her most receent film out is Soul Surfer but you might have seen her in The Race to Witch Mountain, The Bridge to Terabitha or her first one, Because of Winn-Dixie.
Felicity was the next American Girl Doll to be featured in a film - she had been semi-retired but was brought back along with her new doll friend, Elizabeth. We show our Felicity model above in her replica Birthday Party Dress
Felicity was played by Shailene Woodley who has most recently been seen (and earned the Gracie Award) in The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Shailene had to put acting on hold for a while due to a scoliosis diagnosis at 15 which resulted in treatment with a brace.
You may remember that Marcia Gay Harden was Felicity's mother - along with Marcia's daughter playing Felicity's young sister . . . both of them were recently featured in Whip It (as mother and daughter again) along with Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore!
The third American Girl doll to have her own film was Molly in Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front. The picture above 1940's Print Dresses shows both Molly and her new friend Emily. Molly was played by Maya Ritter, a Canadian actress. Maya can be seen primarily in the television series The Capture of the Green River Killer but also in the film Finn's Girl.
Kit Kittredge was the next American Girl to inspire a film. She's seen above in her replica Birthday Green Print Summer Dress. Popular Abigail Breslin was in the starring role. Abigail had earned an Academy Award nomination before this in the film Little Miss Sunshine Most recently she has been in My Sister's Keeper and as a character in Rango (with Johnny Dep . . .) Abigail was also on Broadway as Helen Keller in the play The Miracle Worker - she received excellent reviews there too!
The last American Girl Doll film (to date) was Chrissa Stands Stong - the first film about the Doll of the Year, Chrissa. She was played by Sammi Hanratty who has been seen on a number of television series such as The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Pushing Daisies. She was also in The Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Shown belong is Chrissa with her friend Sonali outfitted to Join the Swim Team