I failed to mention that Vanessa arrived the other day. There's been some whirlwind of stuff going on here, so her mention kind of fell aside. Which is funny since I was agonizing about when she would arrive. I blame the two new dolls that came here shortly before her, I was all in a tizzy getting things arranged for them that poor Vanessa got ignored.
First off, the Fashionista body did not work. How upsetting. Vanessa's skin tone is much lighter than it. She's a really pale ivory color. I thought that might be the case, but each photo I saw of her, the skin tone looked different. So, I had to make that call when she arrived. It turned out that she was much too light for it. Luckily I had a BB body that would work. It's not a perfect match, but I think it's good enough. I just wish I had one with the hard plastic legs. Those are my favorite.
I never knew that fashion royalty doll's heads were hard plastic. Not horribly shocked they are though. So I had to do the boil method in order to get it soft enough to put on the new body. I remembered that you had to be careful with the Fashion royalty dolls, they have applied eyelashes, that could come off with water. So I put the head in a plastic bag to keep it out of the water. Big mistake, turns out the bag came unsealed at one of the seams, AND it sealed itself shut. So I had to tear it apart in order to get her head out of the bag. Luckily her eyelashes stayed on, unluckily her neck knob was too loose and her head kept spinning around. So I had to take it off again. This time I did it differently. I lowered her into the boiling water, holding her head up with a bent paperclip. This way I heated the neck, and was able to avoid dunking her eyelashes again. I added a rubber band around the neck joint, and while it's a bit loose, it's much better.
No pictures yet, since she's not dressed, I honestly have no idea how to dress her. Any suggestions? I'm totally stumped, is she going to become the Red Moon of the Named Shelf???