If you take a look at the image Cienne attached on p.141, you can see that the new French Maid face is all reddish like she's been crying/sniffling, she looks more rounded/puffy and less feral, the old face below that has better eyes, arching brows, makeup and the cheek stripes. The new French Maid totally gets rid of any semblance of the character's original "tribal/feral theme". I had been contemplating getting the old French Maid skin, but the new one with the little slippers... It's just ridiculous.
It wouldn't be so bad if there were alternatives that kept the original theme (like the Leopard or Snow Bunny skins which are now limited, I keep facepalming that I didn't buy one back when I could've), but now the default look is the only one still thematic to the champion. I don't care for the French Maid, or Pharaoh. I can only hope that along with the improvements to the 3d model, new skins will also be released for Nidalee, because she doesn't have very many by comparison.