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"Bonjour!" by Leenechan
"Bonjour!", a photo by Leenechan on Flickr.

I think it's been close to six months since I bought a doll. Not bad, huh? But Oct. 14th was my birthday, and I was feeling deprived. I ordered this cutie on the 15th. I had heard some horror stories about factory flaws after my order was confirmed, but I figured I shouldn't count on receiving a damaged doll.

Sure enough, she arrived with a big scuff on her right eye. Thankfully, I had a bottle of Liquitex paint in Ivory Black, and I wasn't afraid to use it! Fixing a bad factory paint job on a big headed doll like Suzette is much easier than painting the eyes on a 1/6 scale doll head! I'm just glad she didn't have any marks on her face. I wouldn't feel safe using acetone to remove them.

Other than the dinged eye paint, she's in fine shape. I love her opalescent hair! Her full name is Suzette la Sweet, which reminds me of a not-so-great Billy Wilder movie called Irma la Douce that featured Shirley MacLaine as a French prostitute. XD


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Oct. 18th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
Oooh! You got a Lalaloopsy! I've been eyeing these but the ones I like are inevitably marked up to some stupid price on Amazon. You're lucky to have got a Suzette! I think she's super popular!
Oct. 18th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
They still have her in stock at Walmart.com for retail price (I'm assuming that $28.88 is retail). I wonder if most people would rather pick her out in person because of the potential of painting flaws? She's not the only one who has flaws, as far as I know...

The other Lalaloopsies I'm crushing on are Blossom Flowerpot and Sahara Mirage. I'm going to have to limit my collection to three, though, because these dolls take up a lot of space and can't sit up without support.
Oct. 19th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Well, dang! She's cute!
Oct. 19th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D

I think these dolls are just adorable. I have to keep telling myself that even though they cost a fraction of the amount of a Blythe or Pullip, they take up the same amount of space, or more because you have to display them sitting against something.
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