Lydia is a doll I made. She is 18 inches tall, she’s got red curly hair, her lips are pink as a zinnia, she’s all fair skinned. Lydia’s born and raised in White Plains, NY. Lydia’s a tall. confident fashionista and an award winning creative writer who’s not afraid to speak her mind.
Her favorite book is The Secret Garden and Lydia’s favorite movie is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her hair and beauty is based on Rapunzel, Ariel, Aurora, Snow White and Cinderella, and Nessa Rose. Her favorite sport is wheelchair basketball.
Lydia’s quiet, painfully shy, finishes all her work in all her classes. Lydia can’t walk, talk, or hear. Severe autism is her disability, diagnosed when she was 2. Lydia has charm, personality, and beauty and has a severe allergy to pollen, dust, and all types of nuts including peanuts. Her parents are divorced. She needs support from all of her friends, her family, her principal, her teachers, and most of all her mom because she’s disabled. Lydia’s also an artist who loves to draw with her chalk on her local playground, her school classrooms, even on her school playground
She grew up with Angelina Ballerina and Madeline and inside of her, she’s dreamy, compassionate, generous, and a princess.
I decided to do this because I read the American Girl catalog in the Truly Me section, I saw a create – your – own doll, and I decided I wanted to make one. Mom said I could make one here at Girl AGain.
Lydia came to us as Samantha with a bad hair cut. So, I cleaned her up, put her in her a dress, added some accessories, purchased a wig from Ruby Red, and glued it on.
The reason why I chose Lydia as her name is because that was Samantha’s mother and Caroline’s cousin. Plus her meanest cousin, Hannah was jealous of her beauty. I did this because I read the magazine from American Girl.
The results were amazing because Lydia knows that beauty comes from inside.
Isabelle, who likes to be called Izzie, is the inspiration for Girl AGain boutique. She is 21 years old and attends Westchester Community College. She works at Girl AGain on Fridays and Sundays. Her career goal is to work at American Girl Place in New York City. She wants to work with the head hair stylist, Mo, who lead Izzie’s birthday party 10 years ago.