30.10.15

why do i love dolls?


often times i sit down and think to myself,

'why do i love dolls?
why me?
why the girl who wears primarily black?
why the girl who listens to music that would make some people cry?
why the girl who is actually pretty easily creeped out by other brands of dolls?
what makes american girl different?
are they different?
am i just crazy?'


perhaps it's because my friends are totally accepting of them,
or that they give me something to call my own.


maybe it's because with them, perfect little girls made of vinyl, i feel like i can teach a lesson about how they aren't perfect,
how people aren't always what they seem.


it could be the fact that they're better models than humans, as they don't complain when you make them stand in the same pose for hours,
or that i can build their own personalities as if they were human.


could it be that they simply give me something to do?
that they taught me how to stick with something and never give up?


that people can be cruel,
but also the most amazing beings?


perhaps it's just the versatility of them, how easily they can change.


but it could also be how they never really change at all.


all i do know is that i love dolls,
and i love them a lot.

17.10.15

the crew in review | archer & lanie


her features
classic face mold
dark green eyes
feathered eyebrows
light skin tone
wavy red hair
center part

pros
photogenic
unique hair color
hair is incredibly soft and easy to care for

cons
she's pretty basic, and doesn't add diversity to a collection tbh
she's very popular, which again, takes away from her uniqueness factor

i love archer, and 61 is a great doll, but she's really plain, so i only recommend her if you don't care about diversity.


her features
classic face mold
pinwheel green/hazel eyes
feathered eyebrows
light skin tone
curly blonde hair with side bangs
side part

pros
super cute
gorgeous coloring
simple in a good way

cons
her hair gets messy really easily

i absolutely adore lanie, and if you ever get the chance to bring her home, do it.

~

omfg reviews are so boring. i can't wait until this month is over so i actually have time for new photos and lyric shoots again. i have my third parade this wee tonight and it's really long. *sigh*

i think i'm only gonna do one more of these so pick two dolls i have that i haven't reviewed already (juliet, lissie, ali, indie, and i guess emery but i have a review of her up already that i posted a few months ago) and we'll call it a day.

so how are you guys? life as busy for you as it is for me? i sure hope not. i honestly haven't even been able to sleep for more than like 4-5 hours a night because i have band all day after school and then homework on top of that. >.< october sucks man. i can't even have halloween to myself bc state championships are that day. shoot me.

-m

hey guess what we're down to nine followers lost and honestly i don't get it. what am i doing wrong? how can i regain you guys? seriously this is getting depressing.

12.10.15

the crew in review | chrissa & kanani


her features
josefina face mold
blue eyes
feathered eyebrows
light skin tone
short dark brown hair
center part

pros
incredibly photogenic
easy to care for
looks good in anything

cons
tbh i don't have any

overall, chris is one of my absolute favorites and i love her to death. <3


her features
jess face mold
hazel eyes
feathered eyebrows
medium skin tone
long, wavy, golden brown hair
side part

pros
unique
photogenic
surprisingly easy to care for

cons
i don't know if this was just my doll, but her limbs came very loose.

kanani is a gorgeous, gorgeous doll that i highly recommend. her hair really isn't that bad.

~

i hope you found these helpful. :) both of these girls are stunning, and i highly recommend both of them. who do you want to see next? (you can choose up to two)

-archer
-julie
-lanie
-ali

i actually have a photostory planned (yeah i know right crazy), but it probably won't be up until next week at the earliest. this week i have a shit ton of band stuff to do (two parades, practice every day, homecoming game on friday), so that's why. i'm trying to be more active on my personal blog though, so if you want to keep up with me there, feel free to. :)

-maddie

7.10.15

the crew in review | jade


my sweet little jade got the most requests, so here she is. ^-^

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her features
sonali face mold
dark brown pinwheel eyes
feathered eyebrows
dark skin tone
layered, silky, stick-straight, black/brown hair
side part


pros
extremely photogenic
looks good in everything
easy to care for
unique
sweet face
super soft hair

cons
her hair can be hard to style sometimes due to it's texture (or lack thereof, rather)

~

so yup. jade is honestly such a gorgeous doll, and if you ever get the chance to bring her home, do it. you will not regret it. for the next review, do you want...

1.) kanani
2.) chrissa
3.) juliet (julie)

let me know in a comment, and if you read up to here, tell me something about yourself (not doll related). i don't care if you think i already know, do it anyways. i think we all need to get to know each other better. ;)

-m

4.10.15

the crew in review | scarlette


aye so a lovely lad or lass (anonymous) asked me to review scarlette, so i gathered up my favorite photos of her and viola. this post happened.

this request also got me thinking, and i've decided that throughout this month i'm going to do "the crew in review", where i review all my dolls for you.

the next doll to be reviewed will be whoever gets the most requests in the comments. :)

in november i'll come back for real, so this is kind of a transition series, if you will.

~


her features
classic face mold
teal eyes unique to the saige doll
freckles in the standard pattern
feathered eyebrows
pierced ears
light skin tone
generally dark cheek/lip coloring
long, wavy, auburn hair
center part


pros
her hair is easy to take care of
her eyes are stunning
her coloring is lovely, and looks phenomenal in photos
she looks good in any color (or lack thereof)
overall super potogenic

cons
her hair gets tangled very easily, despite being simple to care for
it may just be my specific doll, but her earring holes are a tad small, and it's tough to get earrings in and out

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whelp, that's all for today. i hope you found this helpful, anon, and anyone else out there that wanted a more detailed look at scarlette. don't forget to add who you'd like to see reviewed next in your comment. :)

OH.

and if any of you have a beforever addy, i'd be super appreciative of a review. (or a link to a review you already have on your blog, yanno. either works.)

-m

oh, and if any of you have a song suggestion for the next one photo post i make, let me know. i have some, but would happily take suggestions. :3

3.10.15

{duality}


i can't quite contain
or explain my evil ways,
or explain why i'm not sane.
all i can say is
this is your warning.

d u a l i t y

~

i think i gave up on not posting this stuff anymore. one photo posts will forever be what i do, no matter how hard i try to change that. ;)

ah, but will it always be "my thing" is the real question, for nothing i ever love and is special to me stays that way here in the comm, does it?

yeah.

i didn't think so either.

-m