American Girl Julie Albright was released in 2007 as the historical character from 1974. For many, many Moms like me, we instantly felt old! I was 6 years old in 1974 – how could my childhood fashions, toys and events be history already? And I think that is part of Julie’s appeal! Just like Julie, I know I wore bell bottom jeans to school, had a Barbie styling head for a toy, made a terrarium, had a terry cloth romper and so many more of Julie’s things were part of my childhood. The other reason Julie is so popular is that her hair is easy to care for and super fun to style.
THE BASICS ON JULIE:
|Body details||Soft body, vinyl limbs|
|Eyes||Brown sleep eyes|
|Hair||Wigged – long, straight blonde hair|
|Can share clothes with||Springfield, Maplelea, Sophias, Madame Alexander Favorite Friends and most others that are for 18″ soft body dolls|
|Where to buy||American Girl|
|Recommended for ages||8 & up|
Julie is wearing her Calico dress with red tights, brown boots and a red bandanna. I just love this outfit on her. It is very 70’s and I would not be surprised if I wore something like this to school in 1st grade.
We used to spend hours writing on the sidewalk with chalk. Julie is drawing a flower on the sidewalk outside of the ice cream shop this afternoon.
I got so spoiled with Natalie home on Spring Break last week. She took a few week’s worth of photos for me including all of these Julie photos. I just love the angle she took this on from. You can see that Julie has some differences in her facial features from some of the classic girls. She has the Josefina mold which is easiest to identify from the shape of the doll’s lips.
Julie is done writing on the sidewalk with chalk and goes inside to get a drink of milk. Blair is working behind the counter today and shows Julie all the different flavored milk she can choose from. Personally, I would stick with chocolate! The milk cartons have scented erasers in them and we found them at Target.
Enjoy some of “classic” Doll Diaries posts featuring Julie:
- New American Girl Julie and Ivy pictures
- Our new Julie (Dec. 2007)
- Happy Birthday Julie
- American Girl BFFs Julie and Ivy
- Julie’s Floral Jumpsuit