What a great way to start the New Year -- with a post (my first for 2012!) about American Girl's 2012 Girl of the Year, McKenna! Last week I blogged about McKenna's inspiring story, and today I'm blogging about the McKenna herself. Here are some photos of the McKenna doll that American Girl sent us to review:
Here she is, the Girl of the Year. Isn't she pretty?
In this closeup photo, McKenna's hair looks brown, but it's actually a dark blonde / caramel color. It falls straight down to her waist (which I really like because it's easy for girls to style, and it doesn't get too messy). Her eyes are an intense blue, almost turquoise. The Pea thinks she looks like Marie-Grace, the historical American Girl doll that was introduced last year. Marie-Grace has brown hair and eyes but I guess they used the same face mold.
McKenna comes in a teal, grey and lavender outfit. I love her striped tunic, and would love to get one for The Pea, but I'm not a fan of how the stripes don't match up, so I think I'll pass. I think the swirly ribbon logos on McKenna's leggings and underwear -- it's such a small touch, but it makes everything unique and special.
The Pea's favorite part of McKenna's outfit is her shoes. They are lavender patent leather Mary Janes with teal satin elastic bands. They even have textured gripping soles! I think they suit McKenna's personality perfectly -- very active and athletic, but sweet and girly at the same time.
We don't have any of McKenna's other outfits or accessories (yet), but if anyone is eager for more photos of McKenna, just leave a comment on this post, and I'll be happy to take them!
Disclosure: I received a McKenna doll for review purposes. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.