Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Photos of 1960s BeForever Green Houndstooth Dress on Doll

Ever since we saw the first leaked Green Dress on eBay, potentially for the 1960s black BeForever character to be released next year in 2016, I have been in love with her collection and nearly jittery to see what the outfits look like modeled on dolls. A fellow collector who was able to snag this lovely dress kindly took several photos of the dress details, modeled on her Kanani doll, and sent them to us to share here.

*Please do not repost/copy/claim these images without written permission.*

Original EBay Photos:

Back of dress

Collector's Photos of Green Houndstooth Dress on Doll: 
The shoes, socks, and headband are not a part of this outfit, and were added by the collector. 

I'm not someone who cares whether my doll's cloth-vinyl seams are showing, but for those who dislike that, this dress covers up those areas very nicely. 

Normally I think AG overdoes it on the bows, but I think this dress has a nice balance of them. I like that the ribbon is the same width as the wide collar, and it gives it a very 60s feel for me. 

Side view

The material is a woven cloth thicker than cotton, and this zig-zaggy star pattern is called Houndstooth. The collector described it as "a bit heavier than other pieces but not thick."

There are two bows on either side of the dress and they are grosgrain.

There is a gore on either side of the dress, under the bow. I really love this detail, and it may be my favorite part of this dress. ^_^ I think it's a classy, but cute touch.

Back view

Picture of tags inside of the dress. The inside of the dress is unlined.



I knew I would love this outfit when I first saw it leak on eBay, and these photos have only cemented that certainty. ^_^ It looks very flattering on the medium vinyl coloring of Kanani, and I am certain it will look stunning on the dark vinyl coloring as well. I do not know if this will be the 1960s character’s meet dress, but if so, I think it will be a very successful meet outfit. Now I’m curious to see what AG pairs with the outfit, and what the accessories will be. The headband, socks, and shoes our reader paired with this outfit are a good fit for the style of the dress, and I wonder if AG will have something similar. 
Absolutely on the “will buy, most likely with the doll” category for me. :D

All 1960s BeForever Melody Ellison Leaks/Info/Photos:
Link to Photos of 1960s Beforever Melody Doll in Various Hairstyles:

Link to Comparison Photos of Melody, Addy, & Cecile Dolls:

Link to 1960s Beforever Melody Doll Review with Photos:

Link to Photos Possible Red Polka Dot Birthday Dress for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:

        ->Link to Detail Photos of Red Polka Dot Dress Modeled on Sonali Doll:

Link to Photos of Potential Gold Bow Dress for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:

Link to Photos of Potential Gold Coat, Hat, & Gloves Set for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:

        ->Link to Collector Detail Photos of Potential Gold Coat for 1960s Beforever Melody:

Link to Photos of Blue Pajama Top for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:

        ->Link to Photos of Complete Blue Starry Pajamas Outfit for 1960s Beforever Melody:

Link to Photos of Rainbow Play Outfit for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:

Link to Stock Photos for Doll & Floral Peplum Dress for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:

Link to Photos of Doll & Collection for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:

Link to Journey Book Cover Illustration for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:

Link to Book 2 Cover Illustration for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:

Link to Potential Release/Debut Date for 1960s Beforever Melody Doll & Collection:

Link to Photos of Pet Dog for 1960s Beforever character Melody Ellison:

        ->Link to Collector Detail & Comparison Photos of Pet Dog for 1960s Beforever Melody:

Link to Photos of potential store debut gift & name for 1960s BeForever girl modeled on dolls:

Link to 2nd potential leaked outfit, Floral Peplum Dress, for BeForever 2016:

       ->Link to Photos of 1960s BeForever Floral Bow Dress modeled on Truly Me #26 doll:

Link to 1st potential leaked outfit, Green Plaid Dress, for BeForever 2016: 

       ->Link to Photos of 1960s BeForever Green Houndstooth Dress modeled on Kanani doll:

       ->Link to Photos of Melody's Green Meet Dress modeled on Truly Me #62 doll:

Link to information about the 2016 BeForever historical character's book 1

       ->Link to Cover Illustration & Back Cover Summary for 1960s BeForever Book 1:

       ->Link to Book 1 Chapter List, and Book 2 & Journey Book Titles & Summaries:

       ->Link to Specific Details about Melody, her family, and story from Book 1:


  1. Do we know what the doll looks like and when she will debut?

    1. So is she still coming out on January 1?

    2. Her debut is still unknown: though her first book is set for January 1st, some speculate she could actually debut in late August 2016.

    3. We still don't have any clues on what she will look like other than she will be a black doll. The Amazon listing has her book coming out on January 1st, but this is not likely and her release will probably be later in 2016.

  2. Definitely cuter on the doll! I thought it was so ugly when I saw the ebay photos but it's growing on me. Especially when modeled on Kanani. But she looks good in everything :) I am definitely getting more excited for this new historical!

    1. Hahaha! Kanani has that effect. ^_^ Many outfits work with her. I can't wait to find out more about the new historical's looks!

  3. I actually hope the new doll has a medium tone. Using the darkest tone for all three black historicals will fall into "stereotype" category. I was a little disappointed they made Cecile dark because it goes directly against the book's description of her having golden colored skin. I guess they wanted to make it super clear she's "of color" and didn't want to take any chances. I'm still rooting for a medium Sonali, though I doubt they'll do that since #62 is out.

    1. I know it's not likely, but I am hoping they will invest in creating a new mold for her. :/ It seems like AG has designated the Addy and Sonali molds for black characters (like the Jess mold for East Asian characters) and I wish there was more variety.

  4. Wow, what a sweet dress! I love the colors.
    And, I must say, that is one of the cutest Kananis I've ever seen. :)


    1. Yes, I am really happy to see AG using greens more frequently now! ^_^

  5. I adore this dress! My mum sewed most of my clothes when I was small. I had two dresses in this style, one was a wild floral print, the second was pink and white houndstooth with a bow on each hip.

    1. Ah, that's awesome! This really sounds like a doll version of your two dresses! ^_^

  6. Well, it definitely looks better on a doll, but I'm still not a fan of it ;)

    1. Is it just too plain for your taste? ^_^

  7. I just saw one on Ebay get bid up to $71! The same seller even had another one for $16. Also a test version of Kit's dress in white and Caroline's travel dress (like Sam's flower-picking dress in the dog bed pattern)

    1. Wow! They're starting to go higher and higher! I am surprised though, at how much people are willing to bid. That's half of the doll right there. :D