The thing is, I'd bought three of the original FR16 dolls (one of Integrity Toys' 16" doll lines). I kept waiting for them to release more like the original Freya, Anais and Elsa (the three I had), but instead, they decided to change the way they painted the eyes. So there were new FR16 dolls this year, but they didn't match the ones I already had. Sigh. The new dolls had a more realistic look, as opposed to the slightly more doll-like look of the older FR16s.
But then I saw some pictures of Hanne redressed, with her hair down. Suddenly she seemed amazing to me, and I had to have her. It's astounding what one little change can do for the look of a doll.
Left: How she looked right out of the box, before I took that down that giant mass of curls.
You'll notice I don't have any pictures of Hanne on her stand.
Obsidian Culture is an exclusive at Couture Dolls. There is one other version of Hanne, a blue-eyed blonde in a really incredible white dress ("Platinum Society" Hanne). I had a hard time choosing between the two, and I *might* cave and buy the blonde for myself for Christmas.
And now for a few more random pics.