I pretty much started screaming and jumping up and down when I saw that my Target finally had the Suzette La Sweet Lalaloopsy doll in stock yesterday. I haven't looked forward to a release like her since Pocky (my custom Blossom Flowerpot) was released earlier this year. My mom came running over when she heard me, and she was just in time to see me grab Suzette off the shelf. I was actually a little dizzy from all the excitement because seeing the doll in person didn't seem REAL. Haha!
I was instantly drawn to everything about Suzette when I first saw her promo photos a few weeks ago. She screamed Marie Antoinette and I loved that about her! I'm a huge Sofia Coppola fan and her Marie Antoinette is one of my very favorite films. <3 The imagery is breathtaking and I love the romantic and sad themes throughout the film, not to mention all the sugary goodness that pretty much took over all of the scenes. And that's exactly what inspired my thought process for naming my new Lalaloopsy. Ladurée is a luxury cakes and pastries brand in Paris and it was the bakery that provided all of the deliciousness in Marie Antoinette. Ladurée is the perfect fit for my new little darling.
For now, she's being called Ladurée La Sweet. If that last name sticks, I'll probably keep it. Quite honestly, I think Suzette is the prettiest stock Lalaloopsy release to date. It's going to be hard for me to change her outfit! That's why I decided to keep her customizations to a minimum for now. I added a pearl and ribbon headpiece and a blue and pink cupcake to compliment her theme. I think the pieces compliment her rich sweetness. I also removed all of the factory paint smudges and splashes on her face. Despite all of the complaints I've heard from Lalaloopsy fans, MGA has still not improved the quality control, which is very disappointing. Oh well, I was able to get a girl without glue problems so I'm happy!