Formerly Rebecca Rubin | American Girl
Yup… I did the thing!
As much as I like Rebecca’s wig, I have a lot of brunettes in my collection and I really wanted to have a doll with a true blonde wig. Right now Lea is the closest I have to blonde (her official description calls her hair “light brown,” but it’s always looked more like a dark blonde to me). Luckily, Beautifully Custom recently restocked their wigs and that gave me the final push to re-wig Rebecca.
The shaded blonde wig I chose came about a week ago, but in the span of a week, I somehow managed to misplace it. We’re talking it-disappeared-into-thin-air lost. I turned my tiny condo upside down trying to find it yesterday, but it’s nowhere to be seen. SO I placed another order and when the new wig comes, Ms. Formerly Rebecca will get her real hair. For now, she’ll have to make due with Arista’s old wig.
I have a love-hate relationship with this wig. When I bought #53 to turn her into my mini me (now Arista), I almost didn’t go through with it because she looked so cute with her original wig. However… that wig refused to fluff and stay fluffed, and instead fell flat against her face. So, it quickly got the axe and I moved ahead with my customizing plans.
Two years later, not much has changed…
I want fluffy, not flat!
Here’s the natural state of this wig – flat and unflattering. It photographs a lot better than in looks in person. Still, it does show me that this girl will look pretty cute when all is said and done! Which is good, because there’s always that moment when you’re removing the doll’s wig and you think “Am I making a mistake? What if she doesn’t look as cute? What am I doing?!” 😉
Rebecca on the day she arrived
And if I ever want to see her in her original state, there’s always my mom’s Rebecca. 🙂