Even though the skies are gray and my lighting still isn’t the best, I took more photos of Isabelle today. The more I photograph her and work with her hair, the more I really like this doll!

American Girl Isabelle

Isabelle has very straight, very soft blonde hair that little girls will love to brush and brush and brush. Because it is straight – and not ridiculously long – Isabelle’s hair should be fairly easy to care for. 

American Girl Isabelle

With the funky lighting, I have had a hard time getting a good photo of Isabelle’s eye color. Believe it or not, I took this photo with my iPhone in my office up against my printer! And her eyes are clearly a deep green – not a bright green like Felicity’s and they are very pretty.

American Girl Isabelle

Isabelle is wearing her dance jacket from her accessories set and is playing around with some outfit ideas. She placed her coral sweater and sparkly skirt on the dress form. One thing to note about her sparkly skirt is that it just slips on – no fasteners or velcro. The coral sweater does velcro up the back so be careful putting it on over leotards or tights that snag easily.

American Girl Isabelle

The black dance school jacket may easily be my favorite piece in her wardrobe. It is trendy. It pulls the whole outfit together. It is uniquely Isabelle. 

American Girl Isabelle

Here is a closer look at the rest of her accessories – the gold purse is the same material as her shoes. Her ID and Metro Pass are cardboard and the little hair accessory is sweet.

American Girl Isabelle

From the front, you would never guess that the back of her shoes look like this!

American Girl Isabelle

One way to do low ponytails for Isabelle is using Maxine’s technique that she shared on her blog (go here to read). I didn’t have any issues with parting it normally yesterday – you couldn’t really see where the hair piece attached, but I think I like the cross over technique better.

American Girl Isabelle

Another angle on those green eyes.

American Girl Isabelle

Isabelle still isn’t sure about her outfit selection. We’ll have to see what she comes up with next.

A few fun facts:

  • The background is from American Doll Houses – the 4-Room set
  • I made her poofed ottoman in 30 seconds using a peanut can, some batting, a scrap of fabric and a ribbon. Expect more versions of this to come.
  • The dress form is a long retired American Girl one.