Wednesday, November 28, 2012

City Girls Astor

I held back opening Color Block Astor, because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with her to change her look.

My sister told me that she liked Astor's red hair and outfit, so I decided to give her to my sister for Christmas and get the  Golden Swirl Astor for myself, since she had a different hairstyle.  I'm not a fan of bangs and Billy already had them.  I really wanted a different look.

After studying Astor in her package for a few days, I decided I could do something with her hair.   I would cut it short, in a 'bob hairstyle'.  This meant a change of plans:  I would keep Color Block and give Golden Swirl Astor to my sister.

I took her out of her package and found her hair to be uneven at the ends and lots of space on the top near the bangs (one side was also fuller than the other), so I wasn't sure if there would be enough hair to make a decent bob.  I tried combing her bangs to the side, but they wouldn't stay.  I tried clipping back the front to see what she'd look like, but that only showed up the unevenness and the bare areas of her scalp.

In her box. 
Out of her box, trying for a fuller 'do.

Top photo: One long piece at the back.  Bottom Photo: a shorter area at the left back, visible from the front.

Random long pieces all around.  

So, I snipped and snipped and snipped and snipped and snipped and snipped .........

..... and TADA! Not as short as I would like it to be, but decent enough, until I get the courage to snip some more.

And the bane of my existence - staining.  Aaaaaaaaargh!  Will it ever end?

The offending article:

Anyway, I had a lot of fun trying on borrowed clothes.

Moxie Teenz Gavin's Suit 

Jakk's Pacific 'A Walk on The Wide Side' Elle's Jacket
Singing Jackie Evancho's dress (which didn't close at the back) and cape.

Nightgown from Effanbee Brenda Starr's Peignoir Set


  1. I really like the bob on Astor. Have you found similar issues with the hair of the other City Girls or are they not deboxed yet?

    1. Hi Carrickters. Houston's hair is sparse on top and cut to accommodate her ponytail. I noticed that Billy's is a bit sparse at the front when I pulled it back to tie it into a ponytail, but I haven't really inspected hers as closely as I did with Astor. I'll do that soon. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. You did a great job on her hair! The outfits she tried on all seem to accent that red hair of hers.

    1. Thanks grandmommy. Her hair is a beautiful shade of red.