What American girl doll looks the most like you? For me, if you wanted to be exact, it would have to be a custom: light skinned classic mold with straight blond hair a little past the shoulders with bangs, hazel eyes with gold rimmed glasses. Lanie is the closest to being my mini me. I’ve been looking on ebay for a Lanie doll but since I have so many dolls, I really didn’t want to spend over $70 on her, and most of the Lanies are $100 or more. But I finally found a very tlc Lanie for $45.
Poor, beat up Lanie (I received her nude). It’s almost hard to recognize her as a Lanie since her hair is not only straight, but big chunks of it have been pulled out!
You can see the big bald spot on the side of her head.
Her limbs were surprisingly tight, but she had a lot of marker stains on her vinyl which was also filthy. I decided that she was beyond hope and sent her to the doll hospital. I sent her in late April and I was told the hospital was very busy and rather behind and I may not see my new Lanie for a month, and they were right. I finally got her two days ago:
Here’s Lanie right out of the hospital box. I was so thrilled to see her dragonfly headband!
Lanie awakens from a long time in the hospital, still with her hair net on.
Here she is with the hair net off. I never really cared for her side bangs, I’d rather have a doll with full bangs or none at all so I was pleased that my Lanie’s bangs were plastered down the side of her head.
Oh those lovely wild curls! I did not touch them except to take the hair net off.
I probably will eventually style them, but I think the wild curls fit her character. Even in her illustrations in her book, they’re pretty wild.
When I read other people’s blogs I always enjoy seeing a picture of what the blogger looks like (especially blogs I really like) and in this post you get to see me! Here I am with my mini me:
I decided to be even more like Lanie and take my glasses off:
Too bad my hair isn’t as thick and curly as Lanie’s…
A photo story featuring Kanani and Lanie will be coming shortly. Tell in the comments who your mini me is.