Bold yellow eyeliner and shadow? Check! Shimmering taupe topper shadow? Check! Random bright red divider line? Check! My heart stolen by all this? Check!
Ula's shoes have some wonderful molding: grids, studs, skullettes, swirling platform soles, and even paint brush accents. Unfortunately too few of these beautiful details are actually painted.
I'm sure you guys already know this but just to be safe I'll point out that Ula's scarf isn't part of this doll's outfit. I just threw it in there because I think it really works with the rest of the look.
Speaking of, Ula wears a retro, lemonade-striped top with sleeves that end at her elbows in pink netting. A large pink bow adorns the swoop collar. The top attaches to a black bell skirt featuring a lemonade paint splatter print. It ends in yellow netting, a nice contrast to the netting of her sleeves.
She also wears a yellow headband featuring two small bows on each side, a subtle kawaii nod. Her earrings are solid pink skullettes.
Around her waist is a pink apron with black grid print. It ties in back with simple black ribbon.
Judging by the 2014 dolls, including this particular Ula, the 50's will be to 2014 what the 60's were to 2013. Picture this outfit in Operetta's colors and you'll see what I mean.
I don't know what I love more: that bold, lively faceup, or those bold, lively streaks in her hair. Draculaura has yellow streaks y'all! And not just any yellow -- we're talking loud, bold, electric yellow. LOVE IT.
Yep, we've got the 50's on our hands, folks! Grab a Coke float and your old lady, we're going to the sock hop! Or at least it looks like Ula is! Also, it appears she'll be taking occasional breaks from doing the twist to paint some portraits.
Hopefully I'll get to scan and post Ula and the other AC dolls' booklets soon. They're very clever in how they each tell one part of a larger story. Plus they have some beautiful artwork inside. There's even some minimal, but very fun, character development.
Like I said: Unicorn Ula. Magical and perfect.
She also comes with a heart-shaped palette and paint brush. And yes, if placed correctly, she can hold these items on her own! She also comes with her framed self portrait, but I'm kinda ditzy and forgot to get a pic of it. It's pretty nice, coming in a frame with stand, and done in a humorous Picasso style.
Art Class Draculaura, aka Unicorn Ula. (Yes, from now on that's what I'll be calling her. It's fun! Care to join me in this zany endeavor?)
Til next time!