La Belle Grande American Model

by Alison Rasmussen

La Belle Grande, originally uploaded by tac_stamper.

My first American Model has made her grand entrance. La Belle Grande is an appropriate name for this gorgeous 22" beauty.

Her pale white skin is dramatically made up and set off with dark pink lipstick. She has real eyelashes, but they blend in so well, they are hardly obvious. Her outfit is a two-piece skirt and jacket. The skirt is a huge taffeta bubble, in a sparkling blue-gray. The jacket is a sequined gray lace with a fur collar, very low cut. To finish her look, this beauty included two beaded necklaces, earrings and a feathered hair pin with silk flowers and a bow. The details are just amazing.

I love how large this lady is, and I'd love to add just one more to be her friend. Every collector should have at least one of these dolls, but they do require more space than other dolls. I wish she were a bit more articulated, though--with bending wrists--so she were easier to pose.