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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Historical Clothes Reviews and Historical Accessories: Kit's Classic Meet Outfit and Accessories

Kit, old school in more than a few ways.
Kit, like everyone else in the Historical group except Kaya and Caroline, received a complete outfit revamp and collection refreshing with the launch of BeForever. Her teal color scheme on the side of her books migrated to her clothes. This brand new outfit look--teal and red, the basic Generidress silhouette done well--led to a lot of misinformed, uneducated mewling about how teal was somehow invented after the Great Depression and how her now-Classic meet set was so much better. I have to wonder how many people are blinded by nostalgia. It's not a terrible set, but--well, I'll go into details.

Kit was one of the two Historical characters that came around in that lull I had when I wasn't really focusing much on American Girl in college, the other being Kaya. Her books brought me around to adoring her and adding her to the group.  Kit is not a flouncy fluffy pink girl1 (this is why I didn't get her Easter set, along with the faux chocolate) and both her meet outfits have reflected that well given the confines of the 1930s in girls' wear. My girl's not just into waste-not, want not--she's into recycling, the environment, canning and jelly making, and socialism. And drinking out of Mason jars before hipsters Columbused2 that shit. So I'm really kind of glad that Kit's one of the girls who got a major revamp from BeForever, since she's one of my up-there girls. Since her movie, things have gotten pretty fluffy in her collection--Ruthie, what did you do?--and while there's been a few things I've given major side eye to, I've gotten a lot of it. Including all her original Base Six outfits, which includes the meet set.

Kit's Classic Meet Outfit was released with her back in 2000--a mauve-lavender sweater and cardigan set, floral print skirt, closed toed canvas sandals, and basic white bloomers. Fun fact! Until later in the set's run, this was the only meet outfit that contained no Velcro; when it did, it was solely on the shoes until later versions also velcroed the skirt. My set doesn't have either. Currently it's available for $36 while supplies last. Her classic meet accessories included a woven clutch purse, Buffalo nickle, cloche hat, handkerchief, and compass necklace; these were available for a limited time after the BeForever release but now would have to be purchased on eBay and the costs are high. I've had her meet outfit since she joined up the gang in 2007 and brought her meet accessories with her--but not her underwear, so I had her wear some close-enough pink bloomers until I got her some closer white drawers.

Those are some pink panties, girl.3
Kit, like pretty much all my Historical girls, displays her own outfits here on the blog and doesn't have to share them with anyone else. She's a little more willing to share clothes with those that like her style for casual shots, but for reviews she's here to do the stuff herself and so she gets to do the stuff herself. So all you people bitching that I seem to be "racist against white people" by putting most of the outfits for Historicals I Don't Own on my Dolls of Color can shut the entire hell up. I don't know how you managed to not notice that Felicity only shares her clothes with Dear Elizabeth.4

Unlike Josefina, where the meet changes were mostly in two items, everyone else who was revamped got a lot of major changes. So when I do the BeForever meet sets for everyone else--I own them all--I'm going to do separate posts.

Hats like this mean crazy hat hair.
Hat: Kit's hat is a white crochet thread cloche style hat with a bow. Cloche hats--so named from the French word for "bell" because of the bell-shaped design--were fashionable for a long time. Originally designed in the late 1900s and rising to popularity in the early 1910s, they are heavily tied in most people's minds as the iconic hat of the 1920s flapper style and Art Deco period. A little late for Kit with her stories starting in 1932, but still accurate. Cloches were most often made of felt and designed to be worn tight and low around the head to the point that they almost cover the eyebrows and mean tilting one's head back to look at people. Even I have it a little too high on Kit's head. So if you see someone who hasn't pulled the hat down onto Kit's head until it squishes her hair down,  they are doing it wrong. Cloche hats have had several resurgences as a hat style including recently, albeit with a lot less head crush. Still, they will give you some mad hat hair.

The whole hat is crocheted in an open weave design and the front edge is designed to flip up a little over the bow. Flipping the brim up was the height of cool from the mid 20's until the hat faded from popularity in the early 1930s, just around Kit's time. So again, if someone's showing the edge flipped down, they're doing it wrong.


The hat is trimmed with a pale green satin ribbon that is folded in half and loosely tacked around, then trimmed with a v-pointed cut in a bow to one side--Kit's left, the viewer's right. Hat trims could indicate various messages for young ladies but for a kid, it would just be decor. The ribbon is very tight around the base of the hat and this contributes to my biggest issue with the hat. Because of the ribbon's lack of give--satin isn't exactly much for stretch--it makes it exceptionally hard to get the hat onto Kit's head. I have to tug and fight to get it anywhere near low like it should be and often come up short so that there's a bit of looseness in the back. And while her hat should be tight and low, it shouldn't be that tight to get on. This at least explains why is looks so bad in so many pictures. It feels like AG put the ribbon on after they put the hat on Kit's head, then took it off and didn't think about getting the hat back on. A little give or stretch to the ribbon would have helped immensely.

Hat backness. And slightly wrong.

The back of the hat has almost no brim. Here you can see that I wasn't able to get it on as tight as it should be, so the back is a little loose and this floppy. Ugh. I tried my best and I'm an adult, so think how tough it would be for a kid. C-. The hat is close to accurate--if coming up close on falling out of fashion for Kit--but has major construction issues that makes it hard to get on her head. would have been a lot nicer originally in soft felt, so that the ribbon didn't cause so much tension in getting it on. There's a reason she rarely wears it.

It's cold out. Take a sweater. In fact, take two.
Cardigan: The first part of Kit's sweater set is the long sleeved cardigan top. It's been called lavender both by reviewers and collectors, but for me lavender is a touch less grey and a touch more pink. English Lavender? Mauve? Colors is tricksy, babies. I'm going to call it muted lavender.

The cardigan was named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British Army Major General. He's famous for leading the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. If you've studied poetry, you know this less as a battle and more as the poem by Lord Tennyson with the famous lines:
Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell, Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.
Not one of my faves, but one that I know pretty well. After that battle, cardigans as knitted waistcoats became fashionable and evolved into the over-sweater we know today, especially famous to people of my generation from Mr. Rogers.5

While I'll discuss the sweater on its own as well, part of its review involves the cardigan it's paired with--more importantly, how it doesn't really fit. Twinsets weren't really the hot in thing in the early 1930s. It's not exactly precise who invents clothing styles or when they come to be. But sources show that twin sweater sets started to come to prominence in about the mid 1930s, got more popular in the late 1930s, and shot up in visibility with college age girls in the early 1940s. While in Kit's era a cardigan over a top would have been a style, it was more common to contrast the two dramatically rather than the matched set here; this is very much more 40s. First her hat's more 1920s and now her top's more 1940s. You can't just average out clothes for two eras to make another, American Girl.

Neat Knits.
Despite the errors in eras,6 the cardigan is pretty nice; a fine knit stockinette stitch, cut and sewn into shape. The same gauge is used all over with the exception of the ribbing at the collar, cuffs, and waistband. The front placket is the same body knit, sewn on. I wouldn't personally try to knit this small and would probably just buy knit fabric to cut out and sew like what's done here.

Little bitty buttons.
The front is closed with five small white pearl buttons on the left side and matching faced button holes slashed into the knit of the placket. In order to show off the sweater underneath, most ladies and young women only buttoned the top button, if that.

Sleeves.
The sleeves are long to the wrists and a little loose overall. Cardigans aren't really prone to have short sleeves.

Wrist.
The ribbed wrist cuff can drape a little over the wrist and hand.

Back.
Since the front is the opening, the back is smooth and unadorned.

Open under.
And here's it fully open over the sweater. B-. I love a good cardigan, but the era's off for this being so tightly matched with the sweater. Speaking of.

A little more 30s.
Sweater Top: The sweater top is made of the same knit as the cardigan and is of the exact same color. Take everything I said about how twin sets weren't really much of a 30s thing and put them down here. The top has short sleeves where the cardigan has longer. This is a lot more accurate; short sleeved sweaters were a lot more of the style of the 30s as well as more blouson shapes. There's not a whole lot to say about the sweater that I didn't say about the cardigan with regards to the fabric, since they're exactly the same.

Short sleeves.
The sleeves have the same ribbing that the cardigan does at the cuffs, waistband, and collar.

Snip snap, it's a wrap.
The back closes with five silver snaps instead of with velcro, so as not to snag the knit cloth too badly. It would have simply been a pullover if Kit had been putting it on, with likely no snaps or fasteners at all. I like the sweater a little more than the cardigan, so a B for being a little more accurate than the cardigan over it.

Skirts, cause pants were for boys and eccentrics.
Skirt: Kit was obligated to wear skirts since it was the 1930s and wearing pants by girls was still a touch improper. While slacks might be done in things such as lounge wear or by the famous, and around the house wear, they were certainly not proper day-to-day wear for young ladies and girls. And they would not be denim, because denim was low class workman's clothes and not comfortable casual. So she has a simple floral print skirt of a thick woven fabric--what would likely have realistically been something like linen--that comes to just over her knees. The skirt is a semi A-line cut and has pressed knife pleats that fall both down the front and the back of the skirt from the center out to either side.

Floral prints.
The print is a mix of orange, pink-lavender, and pale green flowers on a plaid-boxy print background--matching in ways to to the sweaters and the hat ribbon. Some people may claim this is feedsack, but they have not read the books or much of anything. The thing about feedsack prints is that they were designed to not look like poor clothes and poor fabric. People who are poor generally don't like to advertise how struggling they are because the world shits on the poor. The prints used on feed and clothsacks were done to resemble popular prints of the era. And Kit is first shown in this outfit in the original illustrations before her family's financial issues. So there.

Waist not, want not.
The waistband is of the same fabric as the skirt and is pressed over and stitched on the inside, just under the edge.

Zip it.
The skirt closes with an inset zipper with a white pull and a silver hook and eye at the waistband. I don't have a newer skirt that shows if later versions have no zipper at all, but I have heard that newer versions have velcro at the waist. The zipper is set in tightly so that when closed it's not visible at all. And remember, zippers go to the left. Not on the right. A. The skirt is one of my favorite pieces in the set, if not the favorite.

Interlude: Underpants.
Interlude: You come for the reviews and snark, you stay for the pantyshots. Since I didn't have Kit's panties until recently, these are actually Samantha's since they're labeled PC. Whatever, they got the job done.

Sandals for open toed comfort.
Sandals: Rather than neat black buckle shoes (like what come with her holiday wear) or more oxford styles (what come with her school dress) Kit gets to wear no socks at all and instead has off white strapped canvas sandals. There's been some variant nautical influence in clothes for centuries and the 30s were no exception; in this case, it's in the shoe fabric and style. These are t-strap fisherman's style sandals and have closed toes--peep toes was about the most shoes for women got and they still wore stockings most of the time. Children, however, were allowed to be a little more free in their dress and while Kit would have not wore these to school--too casual--they were good around the house or play shoes.

Kit is not a flouncey shoe person.
The sandals have a back, an ankle strap that loops through the T, and an extra strap over the front. Because of the design, Kit's toes are a little more visible. These shoes wouldn't have just been for girls, though they would have been shifting that way; children of all genders wore closed toed strap shoes as toddlers and before age five or so, and they were acceptable young shoes for children well into the late 70s and even today. A boy of Kit's age, though, may have worn canvas gym shoes as play shoes--later to be called sneakers. But mostly would have worn oxfords.

One, two, buckle that shoe.
The inner canvas is lined with white and has white topstitching. The shoes buckle on the outside with small silver buckles.  Unless one has later versions, in which case the buckle is merely for show and the shoe closes with velcro instead. I much prefer the ones I have.

Soles.
The soles are tan and slightly rough textured, with a small but not distorting heel. A. The shoes are as good as the skirt is, if not better, and very versatile for Kit.

Barrette, because every girl needs hair decs.
Barrette: To clip Kit's hair back--since part of her hair is longer--she came with a plastic light green double diamond hair clip that has a black clasp. Plastic hair decorations for little girls were starting to come into prominence, mostly of a plastic called Catalin but often mistaken for Bakelite. The hair clip is a little of the Art Deco style, and it's simple and, when put in right, holds its own, so B.

Show me the way, oh necklace. Or something.
Necklace: Since it was standard for every AG for a while to have a necklace of some sorts, Kit got one too. Hers is a pendant shaped like a ship's wheel with a compass in the center. This was advertised as something to "remind Kit that she can find her way through difficult times." Eh. Still accurate; compass necklaces appear to have been a thing of the era.

North points to my face.
The gold-colored pendant has eleven spokes around; where the uppermost spoke would go is the loop for the chain to connect to. The face is light green with standard compass points and arrows. I like the idea more that Kit would wear this because to remember the clockwise directions spells out NEWS, and she's big on news7. There's also a gold and black four-point cross in the center.

Clasp.
The back closes with a standard jump ring and eye closure. B-. Interesting, but doesn't really add anything to Kit's story or look overall.

Purse, because girls carried those.
Purse: Kit, again subjected to the standards of what came in meet accessories then, was given a woven straw clutch purse. Small strapless purses have been around forever, and while I personally don't think that Kit would be much of a purse person, AG has their ways and their ways involve purses. This is not a bad one, actually. A clutch purse is often more of an evening thing, and generally has no or very small straps attached instead of longer handles straps and has to be held in one's hand--hence the term "clutch."

Purse.
The purse is made and trimmed/closed with cotton green thread that goes up both sides and around the flap. I didn't take a picture of the interior, but it is lined with simple white cloth. On the front flap are three embroidered flowers--two purple ones with green leaves and a center orange ones, embroidered right on top of the straw. The purple/green/orange theme is all over Kit's meet set here. There's a twisted cotton loop to close over the tan shank button that serves as a closure.

Back.
On the back is an attached woven strap with the same lining as the purse, giving something for Kit to hold on to. This is accurate to the time and pretty unobtrusive. B. Nice little purse, for those times Kit has to carry change and handkerchiefs. Speaking of which...

Don't poo poo a nickle. Especially when in the 30s that shit could buy an entire apple.
Nickle: As was stated back in Addy's meet review, nickles didn't really come into fashion until post Civil War, but once they did they overswept the half dime in popularity and led to the end of that coin's run. By Kit's time they had taken over, and the Indian Head nickle was the kind she would have used. As part of a campaign to make coins look prettier, the coins were designed to replace the Liberty Head nickle that had been around since the 1880s and approved in 1912 for use. But they struck poorly and indistinctly, and were prone to lots of wear and tear including the dates being worn away easily even with design adjustments. Since a coin design has to remain around for at least twenty-five years by law unless changed by act of Congress, the coin stuck it out until 1938 when it was swiftly replaced with the Jefferson coins we all know and have in a jar somewhere in our houses.

The obverse has a profile of an American Indian facing right and is minted by date in 1930 with "LIBERTY" on the front. And COPY in case you think you want to pass a doll coin off as a real one on an eBay auction.

Bison. Not Buffalo.
On the reverse is a bison, the text "United States of America," and the value of Five Cents. While these were called buffalo nickles, that's a different animal on the back. I find this funny--funny eech not funny hah hah--that this coin shows Native people and bison when both were systematically nearly wiped out by white people. Still, Kit would have considered a nickle a pretty good coin to keep around, what with the low costs of movies and fruit. B. It's a coin, and while coin history in some part fascinates me, it's still just a coin.

Handkerchief.
Handkerchief: Again, everyone had a square of cloth in their accessories of some sort because before the widespread use of disposable Kleenex, people had to have something to wipe noses and eyes and the like with. Addy had a large one to be her handbag, Felicity has one trimmed in lace, Josefina has one trimmed with embroidery and Kit has one that's been printed. She wasn't expected to sew as a major life skill like many people before her in the time line, so hers would have been manufactured.

A point and a print.
Hers is mostly white, but has a simple purple three color design at the edge of three shades of purple, dark to light going inward. It adds color, but is otherwise unremarkable. C. Handkerchiefs are just tiny squares of fabric, and this is no major exception to the tiny square of fabric.

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Books and media and other things we've seen this set in, natch. You know my historical reviews by now.


The book of course, had her outfit on the cover complete with purse. She's not wearing the sweater and instead has it over one shoulder. The second edition only shows her from the hips up or so, but enough to see.


It's also on the cover of the DS Game Kit: Mystery Challenge. I own this and the game is....not very good. Trust me.  I'll give it a review sometime when I can stop hating on every aspect of it.




For cosplay, Kit's original meet set was offered as the sweater set for $45 and skirt for $32, with the compass necklace also available for $18. She's the only historical to get a second release, with her movie rereleasing the sweater set and skirt and adding in her hat for $14.


In the movie Kit Kittridge: An American Girl, it's seen several times. To the left is Ruthie and to the right is the girl who lasts about a scene and a half before she and a her family move away for plot and we get 100% more Willow Smith as Countee, proving that black kids existed in other eras.The hat here is not as cloche as the one in the meet set and is more accurate; I like it better.


Both releases of Kit's Paper Dolls--the First style with her girlfriend Ruthie and boyfriend Sterling8 and the second release of Play Scenes--have this outfit, where it's called the Floral Skirt, Short Sleeved Sweater, and Cardigan Sweater.


A draft version of Kit's set has been on the net for some time, and I located it here. Here, the sweater is white/cream, with a blue floral skirt and a different style hat.  The hat seems a little more authentic to the 30s in my thoughts.

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Overall Feel: The outfit is cute, but parts of it don't feel like it should go together. A brighter or different style with either the sweater or the cardigan would have been a lot nicer and a lot more accurate since perfectly matched twin sets weren't very prominent in the early 30s. I'm exceptionally angry at the hat being so hard to get on right and seeing it done so wrong webwide because of it. The shoes and skirt are the parts I like the best, and would and do happily use the shoes and barrette in other outfit displays or even with modern looks on Kit. There's parts I would certainly improve.

Cost Value: My Kit was purchased at a discount with her stuff, so I got it for less than retail. And since I'm sort of completist about meet sets for the girls I have, I'm glad it has all her stuff. Get the classic meet set while it's still available from AG if that's your thing, but you won't get the barrette. I wouldn't fight too hard for the accessories on eBay unless you can get them complete for about $30-35. The purse is reproduced in the new set, the hat is hell to work with, and the necklace while cute is not very prominent for Kit. Coins and handkerchiefs are for completists and coin semi-enthusiasts like me.

Authenticity: It's just off enough to bother me, actually. As I said above, AG, you can't just take the 20s and the 40s and average the fashions to get the 30s. It's a nice enough set, but it feels like the research was lacking or blurred. And if I take into account the statement that AG apparently spends years planning a new historical and Kit came out in 2000, this means this was a Pleasant Company fuck up. Which, yes, there are a lot of those. Even something as simple as a felt hat over crochet or different style to the cardigan--or removing it altogether--would make it more authentic. But I like the cardigan. So shrug.

Appropriateness to Character: It's on her books and in her books, and she wears it, but it feels less like her style and more the style her mother would put her in by expecting Kit to be a girly girl. I think other dresses shown in the first book--like her orange dress I bought a reproduction of--are a little more her style, if she has to wear dresses. And while it's not super flouncy--a plus--it's still kind of girly. If Kit could have gotten away with less girly clothes like jeans and overalls, she so would have.

Final Grade: C+. It's got charm, but overall it's not my fave meet outfit, even if I adore Kit.

--Neth

1 This is why this article on HuffPo is so very wrong. "If you had Kit, you're now the girl who is unapologetically "girly," hates wearing pants and loves a twin set." Kit was mad she couldn't wear pants all the time and hated that she had to be girly at all. It's like they just looked at the Meet sets and grabbed the nearest looking outfit off Google.
2 Columbusing, n. The act of people, often middle class or upper class white people, thinking they've discovered something that other people--most often PoC and the poor--have known about for years if not decades or centuries. This includes twerking, collard greens, reusing containers, baby-carrying, and urban gardening.
3 The full album of her debut is here: The Gang's Debut in Bothell. Ah, the old days when I had but nine gang members. 
4 In more ways than one.
5 Mr. Fred Rogers is one of the best people ever to walk this earth. Anyone denying this is a dirty heartless liar.
6 I crack me up.
7 Learned this by being taught "Never Eat Soggy Waffles." But this also assumed that I could get clockwise and counter clockwise right, which I didn't always do.
8 Fel/Beth is my OTP and Kit/Sterling/Ruthie is my OT3. 

16 comments:

  1. thx for the review but the new meet is sooo much better! I`m really gratefull for the beforever revamp. Before that I never really noticed Addy or Rebecca (I thought the colors of their old stuff were somewhat bland) and I wouldnt give Kit a secind glance either. now with their new meets the girls shine bright and I`m thinking of addying some of them to my collection (Kit and Addy are probably the highest on my list). I owe a Mattel Samantha with her original plaid dress and while its cute, the new one is so much beter! the child in me is loving the pink and the lace and I will never understand those nostalgic fans who never stop complaining. Its not like the stuff changes every year... most of them had DECADES to purchase the original sets and if they didnt, they`ve only got themselves to blame. the new stuff is just so much better and I love Kit`s new short hairstyle too!

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  2. Huh, I had no idea that that game existed! Looking forward to reading more about it if you stop hating every aspect of it (although I bet the hate would make for an entertaining post!).

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  3. I have a question, does Kit have a different skintone than most light skinned dolls? Almost all of the Kit dolls I have seen with a little use seem a little grey, is this intentional or a defect?

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    1. Sometimes I think Kit looks a little washed out, I mean the combination of light skin, no make up (obviously because they are meant to represent children) light hair, light eyebrows and dark blue eyes make her look a little off.

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    2. There was a defect in some lighter transition dolls that resulted in grey casts to skin tones, and Kit likely was a product of that. Mine may have that, but I don't really care.

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  4. I read that HuffPo article. Wtf is this 'My New American Girl' shit?

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    1. Moddies/Moderns, same as the American Girl of Today that came out over 20 years ago.

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  5. Thank you so much for this review 'cause that outfit always kinda bugged me and I could never quite articulate why. I like the new outfit better, not least because it causes certain bloggers to cry their nostalgia tears ("KIT/TEAL = NOTP!").
    Fred Rogers and Robin Williams occupy a space that I don't think few people can touch. Such a loss yet such a legacy they've both left behind. Dunno if you've seen the way cool fan art on Tumblr of Fred Rogers as Superman and LeVar Burton as Batman. :)

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  6. Man, I love Kit! As usual you did a great job breaking it down for all of us! It's enjoyable to read a review that has details and honest opinions. Kit is adorable! I love her story, her cute little face, hair, clothing, accessories and Grace. I wished I had been into AG before her tree house retired. I've been a fan since 89 but lost track of stuff over many years and got interested again in 2014. I bought her for my daughter because she enjoyed the movie so much. I'm the kind of historical doll collector that has to connect with a doll's story first. As a girl, I always wanted Samantha or Molly. I wasn't aware that Felicity and Addy even existed for some reason back then. When Sam made her debut this past fall I had no interest in getting her. In the movie Molly got on my nerves so I never read her books. I did like all her clothes and stuff. The only other dolls I want really bad are Kanani, Felicity, Addy, Marisol, and Kaya. That's a dream list and I wouldn't want all of them any time soon. Judging by Kanani's prices on the secondary market I probably won't get her. I'd rather get Addy before I get anyone else because she's beautiful, has an amazing story, her outfits are like WHOA and would be a great doll family member to Josefina and MAG #30. I always wondered how AGP employees felt about certain characters/dolls. We found Saige (DVD) at a second hand store and purchased it. I watched it with my daughter and thought Saige is jealous and spoiled. It annoyed me, so I got rid of the movie and don't plan on ever getting the doll. A few months ago, I mentioned to one of the AGP employees my feelings about Saige and she told me that it's an inside joke in the store that Saige is a brat and none of the employees liked her. Lol! I thought that was hilarious because I was wondering if I was just being picky or easily annoyed, but apparently not.Anyway, I always enjoy your blogs and talking dolls. Have a great day!

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  7. "all you people bitching that I seem to be "racist against white people" by putting most of the outfits for Historicals I Don't Own on my Dolls of Color can shut the entire hell up."

    you are the literal best and anyone who thinks different is flat wrong period. xxxo

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  8. Um, I have a question for you, It's way off topic, I meant to ask you trough tumblr but I don't have one lol. You know, I collect MH dolls and I love the diversity of the line. Like, Clawdeen and her family are meant to portray African Americans, Honey Swamp too, Skelita is obviously a latina girl like me and the new Marisol, too. But what about Cleo and Nefera? I know they are Egyptian, but they are meant to represent black egyptians? They are certainly not Something-American right? Are they mixed? Just love to hear your opinion. I'm sorry for not staying in topic.

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    1. I see them as people of color. Ancient Egyptians wouldn't be "black" but they would have been African, as Egypt is in Africa. African people come in all skin tones. They may have been multiracial of some kind, but very likely people of color.

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  9. Will you do one on Kit's new meet outfit, too?

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    1. Since I said I have them all, yes I will.

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  10. This is also off topic, but could you make a separate page of all your beautiful dolls so we could see them?

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