So, for those of you who even care about my opinion, I think Cecile is pretty, but her curly hair does NOT look fun to work with. I've pretty much decided I won't ever get a doll with hair that curly (unless someone is giving them away...I think I could live with a free curly-haired doll). :) I don't mind Marie-Grace's coloring, but I'm not completely sold on her face mold.
Anyway, the reason I'm bringing this up now is because I was just on Amazon.com and saw that they had pictures of the Cecile and Marie-Grace mini dolls. :D
Now, I don't know how many of you saw the pics of these mini dolls on Barnes&Noble.com. For those of you who didn't, I've included them here:
I have no idea whose brilliant idea it was to photograph the dolls from this angle (hint: sarcasm warning). Marie-Grace looks okay, but Cecile? Yikes!! She looks a little bit on the creepy side.
After seeing the above pics, I'd pretty much decided that Marie-Grace was cute, but I'd pass on Cecile. Even Marie-Grace wasn't an "Oh, wow! She's cute," but more of a "Hmm, cute." Then, I saw the pics on Amazon.com today:
Can I just say I am completely in love with mini Cecile now? It's amazing what a difference a picture makes! She is just darling! Interestingly enough, Marie-Grace actually looked better in the Barnes & Noble picture. While the lighting and coloring is better, I really don't care for the way they painted her face. And the new face mold tends to make her look buck-toothed! You can't tell as much from this pic, but if you go to Amazon.com and zoom in on her face, you'll see what I mean.
So, I guess the main point of this post is that I'm really excited about mini Cecile now. Funny, this is the most excited I've been about anything in the new collection. Which I guess is a good thing, considering that I have my heart set on My AG #55. :) But every doll needs her own doll, right? ;) I think mini Cecile would be perfect for Hayden. :D