I feel like Pullip Vanessa was a bit overlooked last year, if only for her price and her minimalist look. That’s too bad, because unlike all the collaboration dolls Groove put out, Vanessa was an original.
I do love a good over-the-top Pullip, but there’s something about Vanessa that is no-nonsense, from her tight ringlets down to her pointy black pumps. Her face-up is fantastic, too. Between those pointed full brows and the glitter makeup, she looks like a fashion model with attitude. I think her giant black (no-doubt designer) bag is also a great piece. The only thing I wasn’t impressed with was her “woolly mammoth” shawl. Why cover up such a lovely doll?