|High School Musical Taylor|
On a recent trip to the thrift store to see if any dolls were available that interested me, I found a nude High School Musical (HSM) Taylor. Initially, I did not know who she was because her hair and the plastic baggie she was in covered her markings. After seeing another doll of a similar size there, Gabriella, and seeing Mattel's name stamped on Gabriella's back, I put two-and-two together and realized the doll I purchased was Taylor. I already own this version of HSM Taylor, still in box, but I reasoned that rescuing this one would provide a quick, inexpensive doll fix. I left Gabriella behind because I already had her, although until finding Taylor, I had no idea who my Gabriella was.
Finding Taylor did indeed help me identify the tan-complexioned doll, found at the same thrift store several years ago, as Gabriella. Until then, I had incorrectly assumed she was a recent Skipper. My husband even asked who Gabby was after noticing her sticking out like a sore thumb among all the brown dolls that surrounded her. "She looks a little out of place, doesn't she?" he asked. I replied, "No, she's a friend."
|Before Taylor arrived, my dyed/painted Skipper had been Gabriella's BFF. She enjoyed Baby-Sitter Club Claudia's companionship too and Bob Scout liked them all.|
Taylor and Gabby
|Taylor's hair was a mess upon arrival|
|Tamika now wears a Sparkle Girlz fashion and the shoes that came with it.|
While I was in redressing mode, I decided to redress Tamika in a Sparkle Girlsz fashion, too. She models the blue baby-doll top, white jeggings, and pink high-heel shoes above and below.
|Tape, which is barely visible in the above photo, has been wrapped around the needle to increase the diameter.|
After giving me a nice dose of doll therapy, they all posed for one final group photo, looking quite refreshed in their spring fashions, shoes, and earrings.
It's a tight squeeze, but Taylor joined Gabriella on top of the bookcase where Gabby had been prior to Taylor's arrival. Tamika remains in her preferred spot on my personal desk where I can see her at a glance.
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