In this blog post, I decided to include only the items that I am opinionated on. I am aware there are other pieces to Saige's collection, but they will not be included in this particular write up.
Lets get started, shall we?
First of all, we have the doll. Saige.
I think she is very pretty, and I am sure she will sell very well. I definetly see Saige as a best-seller for american girl. She has all the factors that lead to a popular doll: light skin, blue eyes and long hair! I am actually excited to see how many of these dolls are sold. I am guessing she will be nearly as succesful (sales-wise) as Mckenna!
However, I do see a major problem. She looks a lot like Nicki, GOTY 2007. They both have reddish curly hair, blue eyes and freckles, (and they even both like horses)! The only difference between the two doll's appearances is that Nicki's hair is shorter and a little bit lighter. Aside from that little detail however, they are nearly the same. I think american girl assumed that their customers would have forgotten about Nicki by now, but for older doll collectors, it is a bit of a bummer.
Nonetheless, she is a very appealing doll and I would consider adding her to my collection if she did not look so much like Felicity. (Plus, I already have enough dolls. Hauling six 18 inch american girls around is a bit tiresome!) I like Saige's natural bohemian vibe and her style- her meet outfit is beautiful!
First we haver her fancy pink dress! I am not sure of the official name yet, but I must say, it is very cute! I love the sprinkle of sequins on the skirt, and the girly gold cowboy boots. The necklace looks really pretty and I cant wait for the release of the item so I can get a good close up look.
One thing I am not so sure about with this outfit: Is it one-strapped at the top? American girl strategically placed Saige's hair over the other shoulder, so our sneak peek does not show what the other side of the dress looks like. As soon as her collection is released, I am going to go take a look and find out for myself!
So far, this item is halfway on my wishlist. I like it enough to buy it, if it is less than $30. It would be perfect for Nali, our little fashion queen!
The next item I feel like addressing is the hot air balloon. It is very pretty and definetly has aesthetic appeal, but to be honest, it has very little use. Since it can't actually float in the air (Of course that is only an assumption! Maybe someday american girl will make doll sized hover cars and airplanes- but for now I am guessing it does not actually float.) I don't see any practical uses. While I like the design and I am sure the doll looks cute in it, I honestly think american girl struck out on this one. I mean, what are girls going to do with it? Carry it around with their doll inside? I feel like that would get a bit boring after a while. Anyways, it is a cute idea, but in my mind it just does not work.
I am guessing this item will cost $60.
This outfit is my favorite! I love the aztec block designs and colors on the cardigan, and the leather sandals are to die for! This is the kind of outfit that I can actually envision myself wearing in real life! I love it.
UPDATE: now that I have seen this outfit on the american girl website and in other's videos, I have changed my mind. First of all, the outfit costs $34, which is ridiculously overpriced for a pair of leggings, tee shirt, cardigan and pair of shoes. Secondly, I have noted that in other's videos, the cardigan hangs open in a sort of un-flattering way. in this photo, it is pulled tight towards her stomach, but in real life there is often a gaping space of white tee-shirt showing. It is not nearly as cute that way.
Also, I feel like this outfit needs a necklace. Maybe like the one in the pink dress outfit? I am not sure, but I think it would enhance the overall look.
Because of these factors, this cardigan outfit is has been cut off my wish-list.
Lastly, we have Saige’s painting set! I think it is very cute, and I love all of the different accessories it includes. However, I feel like this set does not leave very much room for creativity. The paintings are already completed, and I feel like it would be cooler if American Girl also included a blank canvas in the set. Nonetheless, I love the little paints and brushes and I am very excited to see it closer up when Saige’s collections is released.
I am guessing this item will cost $42-$52.
Overall, I think Saige has a nice collection. I am actually excited for her release and I can’t wait to snatch up that legging and cardigan outfit! She has a nice vibe, and I like the colorful, artsy style reflected in her collection. I am sure she will be a success!
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