Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Weekend

Hey everyone! Cali is excited. Cali is very very excited. Cali likes to talk in third person :) Well, aside from being weird, I am extra wired because Halloween is only a day away! Everyone has been getting prepared for this holiday by decorating, making spooktacular recipes, and (of course) eating candy.

Today I'd like to share with you some photos of a handmade doll dress bought at a local doll boutique in our area. The dress screams 'fall' and the warm browns and oranges go great with Mia's red hair and hazel eyes. The woman who sold us the outfit said the dress was called "Thanksgiving Dinner" but I think it works well for any time during autumn. What do you think?

Hope you enjoyed the pictures! Stay tuned for a Halloween post tomorrow :) BOO!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halloween Costumes, Part 2

Welcome, witches and wizards, to the second edition of our two-part Halloween Costume Special. Today we'll be talking about two other costumes that are definitely some of our favorites- our Fairy and Trick-or-Treater costumes.

The Fairy costume is your typical fluttery skirt, white leotard, whimsical fairy wings, and ballet flats. This lovely ensemble was a steal from Michael's for only around 7$. Granted the outfit isn't as great of quality as AG-brand costumes, it does work nicely for Halloween and is pretty well-made for the price. Last year this was my costume but this Halloween, Jane will be using it. I have my own special costume planned! ;)
The other costume we will be showcasing is merely a set we received as a gift from one of Sunny's people friends. The shirt (which we believe is the purple tee from the Doll Tees craft kit) is given a very spooktacular look with an iron-on ghost and bats. The coordinating trick-or-treat bag is decorated with CREEPY ghost eyes and bats. This outfit is not as much as a costume as the Fancy Riding Outfit, Minnie Mouse dress, or the Fairy costume so we added a black mask for an extra scary effect.
So those are our current costumes here at FMSG! Nothing much but they aren't too hopeless. As for my amazing costume, that will be revealed on Halloween for a EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA special post. Until then- some Halloween trivia!

~Orange and black are the official Halloween colors because orange is associated with fall harvest and black is associated with death and mourning.

~Black cats were thought to be the aids and familiars of witches or magical beings.

~Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday, after Christmas.

~Some say that if you see a spider on Halloween, it is the soul of someone dear looking over you.

~Pumpkins also come in colors such as green, white, and BLUE!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Costumes, Part 1

Hey, guys! Time for part 1 of our 2 part Halloween Costume special. Today we'll be discussing two of my favorite doll Halloween ensembles, our Minnie Mouse costume and our AG-brand Fancy Riding Outfit. These outfits are modeled by my friends Madi and Gwendolyn.

As you can see, these costumes are very similar to costumes we see for girls. Although they differ slightly, the same basic idea is obvious in both.
Kids Equestrian Costume - Kids Halloween Costumes This costume greatly resembles AG's newest horseback riding outfit, the Fancy Riding Outfit. This outfit consists of a dark blue show blazer, white breeches, black show boots, and a velvet helmet. Not only does this cute ensemble work well for Halloween, it also is a great addition to any horse-loving doll's wardrobe.
This costume, one of the many Minnie Mouse costumes available for young girls, is an almost exact magnification of the Disney Girls Minnie Mouse outfit, which can be purchased exclusively at any Disney Resort & Theme Park. The classic red polka-dot dress and the eyelet slip are important elements in all Minnie Mouse costumes. Both things can be found in both the girl sized version and that for the doll.

Stay tuned for more Halloween Costume posts, coming to a Dashboard near you!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Literary Travels- Melody Valerie Couture Fall 2010

Literary Travels, one of Melody Valerie Couture's beautiful new dresses, has arrived! It's absolutely stunning and made of the most beautiful fabric. The way the dress fits, the way it complements Shannon's rosy complexion, and its all around beauty is just amazing. We couldn't be more happier with our purchase!

The only thing I was actually upset about was that Shannon was going to model it instead of me! It's alright, though, I'll get my hands on it soon enough... ;)

Have any of you purchased MVC dresses? If so, drop me a comment- I'd love to hear about them !


Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like autumn...

... everywhere you go...

It's true, though. The cool weather (well, for Florida) is just amazing- I'm finally able to wear my favorite sweater and new jeggings to school without sweating like a pig the entire day. And the spooky decorations that litter the front yards of the people in our neighborhood are a scary reminder of Halloween, which is only a mere three weeks away! That reminds me- I still don't have a costume picked out. Any ideas???
Anyways, as you probably already know the Melody Valerie Couture Fall 2010 line came out on September 11th. Due to my month-long absence I was unaware of the arrival of this line and just recently looked on the site, amazed by the beautiful dresses (based on a "Voyages" theme). All of the dresses are stunning and the warm, autumn-y golds, reds, navy blues, purples, and browns in the fabrics are perfect for the upcoming season. I decided to check to see if any of the dresses were still for sale on MVC's Etsy site and was happy (and surprised!) to see that the Literary Travels Dress still remained! I told Sunny about this and she was like, "No way!" and she ordered one of the two last dresses.
I was curious what lucky doll was going to receive the dress and Sunny informed me that it would be for all of us to share. I just hope I'm the first who gets to model it... we'll see ;)

Picture credit goes to Melody Valerie Couture

So that's all that's been going on around here. Hope everybody had a great weekend!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Is it just me or does everything have that crisp, fall-like feeling all of a sudden? Even here inhot, sunny Florida the weather's been reaching a low 65 degrees in the morning and staying at a temperate 75 degrees during the day. I knew fall was coming but the arrival of cool weather makes it official. We've said goodbye to summer and we're saying hello to fall!
Fall is probably my favorite season. For one, the weather is amazing. Also, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and my 12th birthday are all in fall. And, of course, the arrival of fall means we're that much closer to the holiday season!
Anyways, enough of my rambling, time for the good stuff- Dolloween! As you can see I posted a video I created on JibJab (kind of like Monster Mash last year ;)) to the sidebar on the right. If you haven't seen it yet, take a look- it's pretty hilarious! Also, if you have a YouTube account please, please, please check out my newest video. I would love it if you could enter. Remember, the costumes don't have to be elaborate or expensive. For instance, in the newest AG Magazine (*for humans*) they have the directions for creating a quick, simple bat costume for your doll under the Doll Fun section. That would be an awesome entry!
Thanks for reading and happy fall.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

I. Am. Still. Alive...Kind of.

Arggghhhh! Sorry everyone, you probably have been thinking that I left the planet and gone to Mars where there's no internet and no time at all to post. Well, you'd be sort of right. Middle school is like Mars- maybe even worse- and there isn't any time to post. I feel ashamed. Feel free to give me a tsk, tsk because I deserve it. So much.
Well, let me just say that I will be doing much better with updating this blog after my short (ok, looooong) hiatus of boringness. Trust me on this. We have three (yes, three! (:) new videos on our YouTube channel and are preparing for our big first-ever Dolloween 2010 celebration, which will be on YouTube and on this blog now and again. Part of the Dolloween festivities include a costume contest where you can post pictures of yourself- if you're a doll- in your favorite costume(s). The winner will be announced on Halloween and will receive some very fabulous prizes. For more information on Dolloween 2010 check out our YouTube channel or click here.
So, as I said, I am surprisingly not dead. Hope you all forgive me and have an amazing weekend!