A few weeks ago I did a post on the new dolls from Spinmaster, La Dee Da Girls who are expected to be the replacement to the Liv dolls, and at the time, we had not seen the La Dee Da collection in stores yet. Keyword YET. Yesterday we had to go to Target to pick up a few last school supplies as as I walked down the doll aisle I spotted Novi Stars, La Dee Da Girls and Cutie Pops dolls all side by side. It was immediately clear to me that Novi Stars are much cuter as cartoons than they are as dolls. Cutie Pops are, well, cute. They kind of remind of a cross between Lalaloopsy and Blythe. And then there was Dee and her friends the La Dee Da Girls. CUTE!
Dee and her friends are fashion designers who have their own special sense of style. They are sweet, fresh, and imaginative. Their make up is whimsical – it is not make up that any little girl I know would ever think of wearing, but for play, oh, it’s too cute! Same with the fun hair!
Meet City Girl Dee and her friend Tylie as Cotton Candy Crush making themselves comfortable on my shelf. I picked out Dee and Natalie picked out Tylie.
Let’s take a closer look at Dee. She is about 10″ tall and has a large head for her teeny tiny body – but I think she is just too cute. Dee’s hair is long and straight with red and metallic red highlights. She comes with a big red flower that you can velcro in her hair or on her dress. The red bow on her dress is also velcro and can go in her hair or on the sparkly part of her skirt. Dee’s outfit is a reflection of who she is, right down the city print and the pin cushion bracelet.
Dee comes with an activity book of ideas and a paper portfolio with three sketches that are also stickers. The portfolio is cute, but she can’t hold it.
A peek into Dee’s activity book that shows you some different ways she can wear her dress and the individual pieces of her outfit.
Isn’t her pin cushion bracelet just so cute? Her little blue shrug is also comes off and looks great tied like a scarf around her neck, too.
Dee’s feet are just tiny! There is no way she is going to be swapping shoes with anyone soon. Her shoes were held on with clear elastics when I took her out of her package and I think I may put the elastics back on as the shoes fall off pretty easily.
Dee has her own style right down to her makeup! One eye is done with Statue of Liberty inspired eye makeup as a hat tip to her favorite city. Again, I just think this is fun, not trashy at all.
One of the things I like best about Dee is that you can change up her look without even changing her clothes. Her stockings make great leg warmers if you just scrunch them down and pull the loop on the back of her skirt and her dress becomes a bubble style dress and gives her a sassy new look.
Isn’t that cute? I removed the shrug – her sleeveless dress has clear straps to help it stay up – pushed the stockings down for leggings, pulled the ribbon to give her a bubble dress and she has a whole new style.
Dee’s hair is pretty easy to brush and style. The wig is thin, but not horrible. She is posable, too, with bendable knees. She can sit nicely and has plenty of expression in her face. I forgot to take photos of her earrings, but they are little scissors and a sewing machine. Her hair constantly gets tangled in them and I think I am just going to take them out.
Natalie fell in love with La Dee Da Tylie Cotton Candy Crush. Her thick purple curls did it, I think. Tylie is dressed in a cute lavender ruffled gown with purple wedges and a cotton candy thing in her hair. (The chair she is sitting in belongs to our Groovy Girls but it fits Tylie perfectly.)
Tylie also comes with an activity book, some stickers and a small purple box of chocolates. Her hair is going to be a real treat though. I think the less it gets played with the better. It is soft but after two days of being loved and lugged everywhere in the house I can see great potential for matting.
Seriously, these two are just too cute for words! I can see us getting Sloane and Cyanne as well as some of the fashion packs at some point. I do not recommend these dolls for very young girls as I do not think they will hold up to heavy duty play due to the fact that they are so thin. However, for older girls who like this size doll, they are just too much fun.
You can La Dee Da dolls at Target and other major retailers, and of course, they are on Amazon, too, but note they are $19.99 in stores so don’t pay a penny more than that on Amazon! There are plenty available at the right price.