American Girl’s limited edition (Girl of the Year) for 2011, Kanani was a huge hit and is definitely popular, even today. This was reinforced by the amount of photos you all sent in this week for our Throwback Thursday feature.

American Girl GOTY 2011 Kanani

This is our Kanani in her meet dress. She is getting ready to read the Daily Breeze newspaper in her lounge chair before starting her day.

American Girl GOTY 2011 Kanani

Kanani has beautiful hazel eyes that work well with her Hawaiian coloring and long loose curls.

American Girl GOTY 2011 Kanani

Kanani’s Lounge Chair sets is probably one of my top 10 American Girl furniture pieces that we have. It is sturdy, works well in many different decor/play scenes and I love that the lid on the ottoman lifts off for storage inside.

Kanani

From Julia – Here’s my Kanani right after she had her hair done.

Kanani

From Kristen L.~ Since I got Kanani after she was retired, I don’t have much of her collection. From left to right, Saige is in Kanani’s pajamas, Kanani is in her meet outfit, and Ivy is in Kanani’s Beach Outfit.

Kanani's collection  

From Lauren G– Kanani in her Aloha Outfit, selling shave ice, in her shave ice stand, all from Kanani’s 2011 GOTY  collection.

Kanani's collection

Also from Lauren G–  Kanani’s in her beach outfit on her paddle board.

From Lauren M. – Kanani in her pajama set that came out with her release and retired with her collection in 2011. She was out watching for Hawaiian Monk Seals ALL day so Kanani is ready to get all comfy and cozy in her bed. Only Pajama’s were part of her collection, the rest is some of my dolls other things.
 
 
Also from Lauren M. – Kanani in her “Aloha Outfit” that was released with her and retired with her collection as well in 2011. Kanani’s aunt’s Lea and Aimee were in the Sweet Shop today bickering over if she would like Aimee’s Banana Split or Lea’s cupcakes better.Kanani tasted them both and assured her aunts that both were delicious and both would be wonderful additions to the Akina  family business. (Just like in “Aloha Kanani” but I used different foods!) “Only the Aloha Outfit was a part of Kanani’s collection, the rest is some of my dolls other things, mostly Our Generation.”

Kanani

From Madelon – Kanani in her Aloha Outfit.

Kanani's collection

From Dona – Here is Saige in her meet dress she is also in her lounge chair and playing her guitar and Rebecca is in her hula outfit. Then Kanani is in her surf gear and wear. She is walking her dog Barksey. I also have here accessories!

Kanani's Party Dress

From AGSmoothies – My doll, Rachel Akina (MAG #24), is wearing Kanani’s Party Outfit that was released in Summer 2011 and retired at the end of the year. My mother bought it for one of my dolls to wear to the American Girl Fashion Show that was going on where I lived! Today, my dolls wear it all the time! I have everything from the shoes, dress, and headband.

Kanani's Party Dress

Here is Brooklyn (GOTY 2012) wearing Kanani’s party outfit. I personally think it looks better on McKenna dolls than Kanani. Sent from Ava.

Kanani's collection

Xyra of Tea Time with Melody Q here, I wanted to share this one with you. I don’t have Kanani, but LOVED her collection. Melody is wearing Kanani’s Aloha Outfit. Kaya is wearing her Lu’au Outfit. Plus her monk seal pup is a favorite in our pet family. The Aloha outfit gets a lot of wear. Kaya and Melody have actually traded wearing their favorite Kanani outfits for this picture.

***For next Thursday, let’s take a look at retired HISTORICAL BIRTHDAY OUTFITS and ACCESSORIES!! Please save me time by resizing your images to 540 pixels wide first and put THROWBACK BIRTHDAY in the subject line of your email to me at share@dolldiaries.com.