As I already ordered Rare Appearance Dania, that sooner or later shall be released by IT, I decided to stick to the girls I already had.
But I have to tell you: I don't like FR Tall Body. I thought so the first time I saw one "in person" and unfortunately it didn't grow on me. Quite the contrary.
While Nu-Face and FR2 can easily swap clothes (with the exception of trousers) the "tall body" girls can not. I don't really like to have to sew multiple versions of a same dress and I find the Tall Body proportions difficult to handle. Just a matter of personal taste and sewing skills.
I can understand that people with huge collections of earlier original FR clothes and accessories (in the older days IT pulled off many outstanding outfis) are upset by the body change, but as I only started collecting FR a couples of years ago, I don't have this kind of problem. But the main thing is: I can only have dolls that I absolutely and throughly love!
I only have Dania (red headed Margherita), Natalia (Hot Property - Edda) and Veronique (Costanza) on a tall body, so I've been thinking (for a while now) if it was the case to buy the girls in their FR2 versions and substitute these dolls.
In fact last year it looked like at IT's they were doing everything they could to help me: delivering dolls with the updated facesculpts (which I like a lot) on the new enhanched FR2 body, feathuring the all time favourite faceups and hairdos.
This was the case with Grandiose Natalia for istance, who really reminds me of Hot Property (besides the grey eyes).
Ok, why I'm telling you all this? Because I actually ordered the three of them and today Natalia arrived!
So my decision is final: Margherita and Edda shall go to Carlotta's (with some dresses) and I'll only keep Costanza. Her Classic Hollywood features are too dear to me and, for the time being at least, I'm not ready to part with her!
I also decided not only to substitute Natalia, but also to give her a new name. As she arrived at home I knew she was going to be called Giorgia!
So let's go ahead with the deboxing ritual!
I can't stop taking pictures of her!
I really like the outfit, I think I shall use this dress as a template for better homemade evening dresses to come.
Burgundy sandals .... OMG I didn't notice that!!!
I think she looks a lot like Raquel Welch, I absolutely love everything about her!
Well these outfits are so wonderfully 70's that I'm leaving you on the notes of this hit from 1974, it's from the soundtrack from the worst movie with a stellar cast ever made: The Towering Infermo
"we may never love like this again"