So on Sunday, Princess Jenny came home from the shops with two new dolls.
Doll one was a regulation Barbie but doll 2...
Doll two was a ???
To be honest I didn't have a clue what doll two was. Looking at her blue skin and what looked like fins proturding from her calves above her rollerboots(!!!!) I was baffled.
Princess Jenny was dismissive of my confusion declaring "She's Lagoona Blue, she's not a girl, she's a fish"
Oh silly me, those fins should have been a dead give away.
I didn't know Lagoona but I am much more familiar with her Father...
Apparently she is the 15 year old daughter of the Creature from the Black Lagoon and a Sea Nereid.!
Lagoona is a transfer student from "Down Under" . She is able to talk to water animals. She is also a lovable and sporty ghoul who is shown and said to have many friends around Monster High. Her skin dries out very easily and she has to use lots of moisturizer. her pet is Neptuna, a Pirahna.
It's another sign of age and being without children that whole franchises come and go without me having any knowledge or understanding of them i.e Monster High!
Released by Mattel in July 2010. The characters are inspired by monster movies, sci-fi horror, and thriller fiction therefore distinguishing them from most fashion dolls. Who knew!
But I was greatly encoiuraged by Jenny's common sense when she held held Lagoona aloft and declared that - "she's very thin, much too thin"
Indeed she is. Not just doll thin but Beyone/Rab Cavalli thin.
I was sill trying figure out if they did this as a joke, for real or just to cause a stramash, when I read that -
Cavalli tweeted a link to his Facebook page on Wednesday morning, “Dear Fans, We would like to clarify that the image of the gown created by Roberto Cavalli for Beyoncé is a sketch and not a photo, and therefore it is only meant to be a stylized and artistic vision. Roberto Cavalli loves women and more than anyone else has always exalted and highlighted the female shape with his creations, building his signature style on the glorification of sensuality and femininity.”