Meet Isabelle, American Girl of the Year 2014 (book giveaway!)


Isabelle Palmer, American Girl of the Year 2014
I received sample product to review

Dancing is The Pea's main afterschool activity.  She goes to dance class four days a week, taking one, two or three classes each day.  Yup, I guess you could say she loves dance!  That's why we were so excited to hear that American Girl's 2014 Girl of The Year, Isabelle Palmer, was a dancer.  The great thing about American Girl dolls is that they always have something a girl can related to:  her looks, her family situation, her hometown, her interests, her challenges.  With Isabelle being a dancer, you can bet The Pea was excited when American Girl sent us an Isabelle doll to review!  Here's a detailed look at Isabelle Palmer, American Girl's 2014 Girl of the Year.....

Here's a close-up shot of her face.  Isn't she pretty?  Her eye color (hazel) and hair color (honey blonde) remind me so much of my daughter's; if Isabelle's hair were just slightly wavier, and if she had freckles, she could be The Pea's Just Like Me doll (that's what My American Girl dolls were called several years ago when The Pea got her first one).  But to tell you the truth, I'm happy her hair is straight, because straight hair on American Girl dolls is easier to comb and stays neat for far longer than wavy, barrel-curled, or curly hair.
Isabelle's face, close up


Isabelle is the first American Girl doll to come with highlights!
Isabelle Palmer


Isabelle's pink-tipped highlights come as a separate hairpiece.  They can be attached to Isabelle's head via a set of clips halfway down her back scalp (none of the other American Girl dolls have this, so only Isabelle can wear the highlights).
Isabelle's pink tipped highlights


Don't worry, the clips don't show at all; they are covered by a lot of hair.  Once you smooth the rest of her hair back down and run a comb through it, only flashes of pink will show, so it looks a lot more like highlights would on a real girl.
Isabelle's Highlights


If I had to pick one word to describe Isabelle's outfit, it would be glittery.  Everything has a glitter element to it!  Isabelle's coral shirt has a ballet dancer screen printed on the front, with a tulle tutu as well as iridescent pink sequins glued in random swirl patterns. The shirt has an asymmetrical hemline and flutter sleeves, which is perfectly in character with Isabelle's love of fashion design.
Isabelle's shirt

Isabelle wears metallic denim cropped pants; the rolled cuffs are made of cotton knit material.
Isabelle Shoes


Isabelle's gold glitter dance shoes are definitely performance-worthy, with gold satin ribbon and glitter everywhere!
Isabelle's shoes


They stay on nicely thanks to elastic strap at the back.
Isabelle Shoes

Win an Isabelle Prize Pack
One lucky winner will receive an Isabelle book, an Isabelle folder, and an American Girl "Fair" charm!



Required Entry
Leave a comment on this post and tell me which item in Isabelle's collection you or your daughter love the most.

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The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on March 7, 2014; I will draw a winner at random on March 8 and post their name after they confirm acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here.



Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Giveaway prize was sent to me by American Girl for my personal use. This giveaway is not an official American Girl giveaway, therefore any questions regarding this giveaway should be sent to bonggamom@yahoo.com rather than to American Girl. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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35 Comments, Leave yours here:

Sri Pot on February 15, 2014 at 6:05 AM said...

My Daughter loves Isabelle's Metallic Dress!! Thank you for having this giveaway!

bison61 on February 16, 2014 at 7:40 AM said...

Isabelle's studio armoire

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Jeannine S on February 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM said...

My daughter loves her pet kitten tutu

Jeannine S on February 16, 2014 at 5:42 PM said...

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shelly on February 17, 2014 at 6:38 AM said...

I like Isabelle's studio armoire
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Tiffany Valentine on February 17, 2014 at 5:49 PM said...

My daughter loves EVERYTHING Isabelle!

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Lauren Eggers on February 19, 2014 at 7:25 AM said...

My daughter loves Isabelles dance case neyabenz(at)gmail(dot)com

moushka on February 19, 2014 at 1:29 PM said...

I like it all, but my daughter says the hair clips are really awesome!

moushka on February 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM said...

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We love the fashion studio! -Karise

Anonymous said...

Also, followed you on pinterest. -Karise (Karise22 at hotmail)

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Rebecca Orr on February 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM said...

The studio armoire is amazing. Love all the little details. My daughter would love this. Thanks for the chance!

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Deonne Gray on March 2, 2014 at 12:12 PM said...

My daughter would love Isabelle's wrap sweater!

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Unknown on March 3, 2014 at 10:22 AM said...

i like the hair extension.

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