First of all, I know we talk A LOT about 18″ dolls on Doll Diaries, but they are not the only dolls we love! Second, I bought MYSELF a doll – yes, there have been others like Felicity and Saila, but this one is different.
Isn’t she gorgeous? Ellowyne is a 16″ articulated doll from Wilde Imagination designed by Robert Tonner. She is definitely more of a collector doll – I certainly would not hand her to an 8 year old to play with. However, she is the perfect doll for a junior collector – say 13 and up. She has the face of a young lady – again a girl of 13-20ish I would say – and I think that is one of the reasons I am so drawn to her right now. She reminds me of my daughter Megan in many ways – the long blonde hair, bluish gray eyes, the sense of fashion, the curious yet I know what I want look on her face – they are so much alike.
Here is a photo of Ellowyne in my younger daughter’s room meeting some of the American Girl dolls – specifically all the Limited Edition 25th Anniversary mini dolls. I don’t think Elle knows what to make of them.
Elle seems much more relaxed in Megan’s room among the nail polish, make up and things that are pink, gray and black! I think they will eventually become really good friends, although for now Elle is going to live in my office.
I took a bunch of photos of Ellowyne, taking her out of her box and of her getting to know her surroundings. I made it into a quick video if you are interested in seeing more photos of Elle.
Don’t worry, I still love our 18″ play dolls, but Ellowyne is something new, different and for ME!