Thursday, February 3, 2011

Echo Parks...Ms. Parks if ya' nasty....

Well, she made it home today!  She's just as gorgeous as I thought she'd be but I had to boil wash her hair because the bang had some serious glue in it.  I do have one small complaint, her legs are a little loose.  Not loose as in they will fall apart but loose as in...if you hold her from her ankle or shin her body falls backward.  I know eventually that's going to happen with all or most of the DG's and some of the other articulated dolls...but you want tight joints for brand new dolls.  Also...because of her very pale skin tone it's likely that I'll only be able to replace her body with another FR which means more money. :(

So, without further are a few quick snap shots of her (please excuse the bad lighting).

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Couldn't let her get away...

Well, she's on her way!  I decided to bite the bullet and buy one more DG and Jasper made the cut.  I really need to stop the doll buying and focus on creating more stories but I wanted more diversity in my doll community...and there she was.  

It was hard to decide between Jasper and Basic Jeans Model #4 but I thought about the fact that I would have to spend more money buying an articulate body for Basic Jeans Barbie.  Also, I love Jasper's edge.  I know I'll end up getting Basic #4 but I can hold out now for a real deal.  

So, Jasper's new name will be Echo Parks.  Echo is a talented artist who also has a talent for singing.  In college she was a member of an all girl band called Jezebels.  After college, the group decided to tour Europe and ended up in Paris France.  Now after five years in Paris, having ditched the music scene, Echo decides to move back to the states and her hometown Portland, ME.  Echo grew up with Marley & Morgan but hasn't seen the girls since she left for Europe.  Let's see if Echo will vibe with Marley & Morgan's Portland friends and spark some chemistry with Tyre's single friend Byron.  Hmmm....

Echo Parks