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New Girl in the Hood!

So Wednesday night I arrived home to find Vintage Vinyl Gavin waiting for me! So I had to break her out and take some pics. Forgive the quality, I wasn't trying very hard.

First impression: Cutey pie! Her eyes are a bit too big and cartoonish to me. Well I guess some real people have eyes bigger than their mouth...

She seems a bit sturdier than previous Dynamite Girls. She seems heavier and her joints a bit stiffer. At first I thought her hands were not removable, but a good tug proved otherwise.

But trouble in paradise. Her shoes don't stay on AT ALL. I mean at ALL! Like they weren't even made for her. Look at that toe cleavage. Not a fan. And the paint job (you can't see here, but they're platforms. The sole is painted black but the platform itself is the same color as the shoe). I have seen better shoes made for Barbie.

Well, it's time to comb out her hair and get this girl dressed! I tried on a few outfits. Turns out she can't do the goth/punk thing. She's more of an art school goth. And yes, if you've never known/been a goth, there are a zillion different goth sub genres. Art school goths take more fashion risks, wear more color and theirs can be more of a retro/mod sort of look sometimes. They are more bookish, quiet and secretly brilliant.

Here she is wearing Spooky Sooki's dress and Barbie purse and sunglasses. Not sure if you can see the clunky shoes, but I'm pretty sure they're Barbie.

Her side glancing eyes give her a mischievous quality. I have to be careful when posing her. I sat her beside Sooki, comforting her. But her side eyes made her look like she was up to something. Which she might be later...
I'm thinking of cutting her sideburns. She's so stinkin' cool. I wish I had space to give her her own room. Well, maybe in the future....

Now she needs a name! I'm thinking something old ladyish. Please send suggestions. I think her last name will be German or Irish. I'm feeling Strauss or Straussburg. Possibly Ferguson.

Here are some:
Winifred (Winnie)
Penelope (Penny)


  1. I can see her either as a Penny (Penelope) or Judith. I do love her hair (and that goes with penny!!)

  2. PS. that's a pisser about the shoes, but did you see the shoes Nat over at milkshake Melody ende d up getting in her basics shoe pack? eeesh.

    You'd think that all the doll companies out there would realize how much we want decent (and better) shoes!

  3. I have been feeling the Penny name too. That settles it! She was so close to being Gertrude (after Drew Barrymore as Gertie in E.T.)

    I did see Nat's shoes. Those were awful!!

  4. Yay! Penny it is! :D
    Glad I could help with that. Maybe over the weekend you can swing by my blog (after I take some new pics of Kyori) and help me name her!

  5. Absolutely. She is an actress, right?

  6. Yep! She & Giselle are actresses in a costume drama Called Wrenwood Hall.

    I'll post about her personality when I take some pics. Maybe the pics & the personality profile will help with the naming process :)


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