First, here's Belle dressed as a modern young woman. I quickly discovered that this top sheds sparkles.
This poor girl is Austrian Barbie from the Dolls of the World collection. The front of her torso is discolored. I've never seen this happen this badly before, with a Barbie doll. Both Ashton Drake's Gene line, and Madame Alexander's Alex line, had this issue happen to them. I believe it happened with two of the dolls that I had, one Gene and one Alex, but I managed to find people willing to give them new homes, fortunately. I love the color of Austrian Barbie's eyes, and her braid with the pink ribbon. My best bet here would probably be to find another Austrian Barbie doll.
There were three dolls in the Book Party set: Ginger, Lizzie Hearts, and Kitty Cheshire. I have no idea why this particular group was picked, nor what the Book Party was all about. There's not really much of a description on the box, and there was never a webisode made about a book party. I'm not sure if Signature Rosabella had been introduced when this group came out, but she would have been a natural for this.
Anyway, I didn't like think much of the outfits that the other two Ginger dolls came with. Since this one was basic, she cost less, which is great, since I'm going to end up redressing her anyway. She didn't even come with a stand, although she can stand up by herself.
Here is Ginger's set of books. I like how they're attached like an old-time school girl's.
Her necklace here is very much like her signature necklace, except that this one includes a book. Her dress pattern is interesting, being a mix of gooey candy and pages of books.
Do you like buying basic dolls to re-dress?