I bought this Raquelle because I am absolutely desperate for some pale rebodying fodder, and she was on sale. I ended up keeping her because, well, I really like her, and since the Fashionista line got an overhaul this year, a) the pivotal bodies went, which automatically made me a lot less interested in them and b) Raquelle dolls are not widely available in my country any more (go figure). So I thought I’d better keep this one, because who knows when I’ll get a chance to find one again? In future, I’ll probably only be beheading Raquelles if I already have them.
This wave of Fashionistas all featured dolls in jewel-toned dresses and Raquelle’s Crystal Carrington-inspired, puff-sleeved affair is really quite spectacular. I love it. As for Raquelle herself, she looks a little balloon-headed, which I think might be because of her pulled-back quiff, but I do like the brightness of her hair streak and her matching lip.
Her handbag has a double purpose as the studs on the bottom of it interact with a touch screen. It was designed to be used in conjunction with a dress-up Fashionista-themed app, which I couldn’t find in all of the three seconds I spent searching for it on the App Store. Still, it was a nice idea and anchors these dolls so firmly in their time, which is always interesting to look back on later. When we’re all writing our blogs and browsing using 3D holographic projections (and of course, still collecting dolls) I’m sure we’ll look back at this as a really quaint little feature.