Wednesday, November 4, 2015

2nd Potential Leaked Floral Dress Outfit for 1960s Black BeForever Doll

Last week, cdaizybug shared on AGPT the link to an eBay auction which may show a potential, second, leaked outfit for next year's black BeForever 2016 character, and yesterday BeauCoeur messaged me the link as well. This outfit could also be a spring dress from the Truly Me line as well.

Just to catch people up, the 2016 BeForever Historical character is from the 1960s, and confirmed by American Girl to be a doll of color representing a black girl. Some of the possible rumored names that have been trademarked are "Melody Ellison" and "Gabriela" along with numerous other trademarked names.

EBay Photos:

Front view of dress.

Close up of bow on front.

Back view of dress.

Although this dress could be a spring dress from the modern Truly Me line, I am leaning towards thinking it is for the 1960's BeForever character because of the print on the fabric. Were asymmetrical hems (front shorter than back) popular in the 1960s? 

Overall I am a fan of this dress, whichever collection it is from. I think it's beautiful and well made, especially the pleats in the front, and overall it looks classy instead of flashy, which is always nice. I do like that it is so versatile and can be used as both a historical outfit and a modern one. 

This one goes in the "will buy definitely" category for me. ^_^

Link to original eBay auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Doll-Clothes-for-American-girl-18-inch-pink-flower-dress-suit-/201457703612?hash=item2ee7d09abc%3Ag%3AdskAAOSwYHxWMiII&nma=true&si=JdSacWdsnludJxTb6uO8xWNJ%252B7M%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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All 1960s BeForever Melody Ellison Leaks/Info/Photos:
Link to Photos of 1960s Beforever Melody Doll in Various Hairstyles:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/07/photos-of-melody-with-various.html

Link to Comparison Photos of Melody, Addy, & Cecile Dolls:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/07/comparison-photos-of-melody-addy-cecile.html

Link to 1960s Beforever Melody Doll Review with Photos:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/06/1960s-beforever-melody-ellison-doll.html

Link to Photos Possible Red Polka Dot Birthday Dress for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/05/photos-of-potential-red-dress-for-truly.html

        ->Link to Detail Photos of Red Polka Dot Dress Modeled on Sonali Doll:
            http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/06/photos-of-red-dress-for-beforever.html

Link to Photos of Potential Gold Bow Dress for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/05/leaked-gold-dress-for-beforever-melody.html

Link to Photos of Potential Gold Coat, Hat, & Gloves Set for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/05/leaked-photos-of-coat-for-beforever.html

        ->Link to Collector Detail Photos of Potential Gold Coat for 1960s Beforever Melody:
            http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/05/golden-coat.html

Link to Photos of Blue Pajama Top for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/03/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melodys_28.html

        ->Link to Photos of Complete Blue Starry Pajamas Outfit for 1960s Beforever Melody:
            http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/06/leaked-photos-of-beforever-melodys-full.html

Link to Photos of Rainbow Play Outfit for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/03/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melodys.html

Link to Stock Photos for Doll & Floral Peplum Dress for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/02/stock-photos-for-melody-doll-floral.html

Link to Photos of Doll & Collection for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/02/1960s-beforever-melody-doll-collection.html

Link to Journey Book Cover Illustration for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/01/journy-book-cover-for-1960s-beforever.html

Link to Book 2 Cover Illustration for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/01/book-2-cover-for-1960s-beforever-melody.html

Link to Potential Release/Debut Date for 1960s Beforever Melody Doll & Collection:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/1960s-beforever-melody-ellison-release.html

Link to Photos of Pet Dog for 1960s Beforever character Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melody.html

        ->Link to Collector Detail & Comparison Photos of Pet Dog for 1960s Beforever Melody:
            http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/01/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melodys-dog.html

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:
           http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/photos-of-1960s-beforever-green.html

       ->Link to Photos of Melody's Green Meet Dress modeled on Truly Me #62 doll:
           http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/06/photos-of-truly-me-62-in-beforever.html

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:

21 comments:

  1. I really do like the print. But I can't believe the number of leaks we are getting.

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    1. I'm taken by surprise on the leaks we've gotten this year as well! We found out all of Maryellen's wardrobe and the fall & winter Truly Me releases before they were officially released, and now it looks like we're going to find all of GOTY 2016's collection and possibly the 1960s BeForever collection too.

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  2. This is beautiful! I love the floral fabric.

    It first, I thought that this might belong to the Truly Me line, but then I thought... "What if this is a dress for the African-American girl debuting in 2016?" Since this dress doesn't really seem to fit the time period of the current Historicals, I am inclined to stick with my theory.

    Tell me what you think!

    ~Lizzy

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    1. Yup, I said in my post that this could be for the Truly Me line, but I'm guessing it is for the 1960s historical due to the print on the fabric. It's a stunning outfit, whichever line it's from!

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    2. Oh, sorry... I totally didn't see that part about the 1960's girl you mentioned until now! Oops. ;)

      ~Lizzy

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  3. I agree the print is very 1960's. the Hi-Lo hem threw me off, but on closer look, I think it's a more fitted skirt & the hi-lo hem is a long peplum/second skirt over it, which I think would make more sense for the 60's?

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    1. Oh I didn't think of that but now that you've pointed it out, I see what you mean! That would make more sense for the 60s, but would girls 8-12 be wearing that style during that time?

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  4. hmmm I don't think 60's. I found 80's http://k.b5z.net/i/u/6040209/i/b3673.jpg or 50's https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/de/68/12/de68129ecd1a479a0dd099acc950cbfb.jpg I'm terrified to think some day they may come out with a 1980's historical eeek

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    1. Thanks for the links! The 80s one looks spot on, down to the bow in front! I'm thinking of the day when they do a 2000s historical character! :D

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    2. I've been thinking of making a 2000s historical because I grew up then ^.^

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    3. It mimics a 60's cocktail dress. Scroll down the bottom to see the pattern: https://www.etsy.com/listing/168241190/simplicity-3717-1960s-cocktail-dress?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

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    4. Golden Freddy, I think you'll have a fun time making a 2000s doll. You could make up her wardrobe from the AG outfits released during that time period too. ^_^

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    5. Midoria, thank you for the link to the pattern! You're right, this dress does look like the 60s cocktail dress from the pattern. Would girls 8-12 years old have been wearing this style during the time though? The pattern is giving me more of an older teen girl/adult woman vibe.

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    6. I doubt a 9 year old would wear this, but it's AG, and we know how they are. It seems a little odd for me because there are so many age appropriate styles they could have done for a dressy ensemble.

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    7. That's true, AG does tend to age up in their designs for girls (or maybe I'm just out of touch with modern girl fashion). If I recall, there was a debate as well when Maryellen's collection leaked on the appropriateness of someone her age attending a sock hop and having a poodle skirt.

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  5. I really like this dress! I love the fabric pattern. I hope the high-low style (with the slip) is authentic to the 60's.

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    1. I hope so too! I'll end up getting this outfit either way, but I would just love for the 60s black historical character to have a drop dead stunning wardrobe like Maryellen. :)

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  6. I think the dress is really cute but not 60's. I was a girl in the 60's and don't remember anyone wearing anything like that. I think people would have laughed. But my memory is not what it once was either so....

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    1. Hahaha! That's interesting, because I've heard multiple people say that now, so I've starting to wonder more strongly if this is for the Truly Me line instead. However, I don't think a fitted skirt with a high-low peplum over skirt is in fashion now either.

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  7. This dress is really cute, I love the print on the fabric also love the fact it is a asymetrical dress. I like the colors and everything. I hope that this dress isn't a prototype but I think it isn't :-) also I have a feeling that (still I know we have just seen two outfits but both look awsome and good quality) this colecction would be a complete succeed.

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    1. That would be wonderful! I also don't think this is a prototype, whichever line it ends up coming from. It's just lovely and so elegant!

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