My knowledge of the American Girl dolls is rather limited. It’s not something I had around when I was a little girl. Perhaps they came along after I was a bit old for dolls? My experience with them consists of avoiding the hordes of squealing girls, all carrying their slightly creepy little doppelganger dolls that would gather outside of the American Girl store at The Grove when I was living in LA. So the other day when I was flipping channels on the TV and came across Julia Ormond in a beautiful 30s era floral dress, I stopped to watch, having no idea what I was getting myself into.
Then Abigail Breslin popped onto the screen and I thought, oh, I don't know if I can watch this. From what I gathered, she plays the spunky heroine of the story - Kitt Kittredge, a depression era girl with dreams of being a reporter. So... of course I just muted the TV and decided to enjoy the costumes and set designs and avoid the inevitable morality tale. And I was not disappointed! There were lots of lovely costumes to admire on the adults as well as the girls; pretty florals, sheer sleeves, oxford style shoes and straw hats. I'm loving the little side hairbow on Kitt (though it's much too young of a look for me to pull off). I'd be thrilled if I came across any one of the pieces at a vintage store. So, if you can stomach the saccharine kid-friendly story it's actually quite nice to look at.