While I have been on eBay looking for AG dolls to give as gifts, I was not looking for dolls for myself. I most especially was not looking at blonde, blue eyed classic mold dolls.
But there was this one doll looked like a modern day Alice in Wonderland, and she just seemed to be alive with personality already. I put in a low bid, and here she is.
I thought about naming her Alice or Allison, but that just seemed too obvious.
Instead, her name is Lily Rose, after the painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent from 1885. I have loved that painting ever since it was in one of the very first American Girl magazines. Given my love of art history, it's surprising that I haven't named a doll after a painting before now.
Even if she isn't named after Alice in Wonderland, it's her favorite book, and she thought it was funny to pose with giant flowers.
She is beautiful, and she knows it!