We are a little bit late for this post – well, Birthstone Beauty is still OK as she’s good for the whole of March, but I really should have featured Pisces Barbie a few days ago, before we moved into Aries … Oh well.
You may remember that last year, I made a promise that I would definitely have rebodied these dolls next time I photographed them – well, I half stuck to this. I’m not a huge fan of Model Muse bodies and I really wanted to give Birthstone in particular more poseability. As her original outfit is cute as hell, I wanted her to still be able to wear it, which ruled out a Fashionista (too wide through the hips for her pencil skirt). I put her on a LIV which I thought worked out well – OK, she now has monkey hands and feet that don’t fit her original shoes, but on the other hand she can throw all kinds of shapes … here she is in Barbie Fashion (I’ve forgotten which set, isn’t that awful?):
Her beautiful Mbili Piscean friend is the one that got left behind. I did mean to find an SIS Chandra to rebody her with, but I never got round to it. I don’t mind, she still looks cute on her original body:
Every time I get these dolls out, I am surprised all over again by how gorgeous they are. My favourite thing about Birthstone is her beautiful, old-fashioned side-glancing eyes. I love Mbili’s super-long ponytail with the golden highlights. No doubt they will be back next March …