Two years ago I bought a bunch of $1 fashion packs at Dollar Tree. I figured I would use them for characters who are not affluent enough to shop at Ni'Chalet's in Morristown. Loren's knit dress had potential so I added a rick rack border to the neckline and hem to stop the unfinished edges from raveling.
The coordinating My Scene purse gives the whole outfit more class.
Loren stands back against the wall and folds her arms in resignation but soon Shirelle walks up and asks "what time is the next bus?'
Loren just shrugs her shoulders. I hadn't encountered this Lovely Patsy face mold before so I was happy to upgrade her to a Liv body.
Shirelle perches on the edge of the lamp post to await the bus.
Sporting a Janay tote, Shirelle is obviously on her way to the gym. The outfit was cute but not quite street legal so I added the sparkly pink leggings for modesty.
Shirelle was a discount store mermaid.
I found a spare Disney Classic Princess Tiana body for her so she won't have to give up her voice to join her prince on land.
"What is keeping that bus?" sighs Emily. She recently pledged AKA and would rather not associate with around the way girls like Loren and Shirelle.
I thought her dress was the prettiest of the lot but the pink and yellow neck strap had to go. I used green ribbon as a contrasting accent instead.
Emily sits down to wait and demurely folds her hands in her lap. She is another Lovely Patsy on a Baby Phat Grace body.
"Hey! Do the 30 bus stop here?"
Emily's mother told her not to talk to girls like this.
Indeed, Tanesia's origins were extremely humble. I picked her up at Dollar General last fall. Her hollow plastic body was so cheap one of her arms was covered with ashy powder.
She pouted and sulked until I found a Baby Phat Kara body on sale and gave it to her.
I didn't like the garish pink and purple combination in her dress.
Tanesia thought it just needed a little more bling so I glued on some rhinestones.
Now here comes someone who is more to Emily's liking.
"What a cute puppy!" she exclaims.
Then she makes room for the stranger to sit next to her on the bench.
Carlaine was a ballerina I purchased at Kmart circa 2005. In those days a $5 clone came on a sturdy twist and turn body with a well-sewn outfit.
She was happy to upgrade to a Liv body but she shook her head when she first saw the dress.
It was an absolute rag but a few accessories and a little eyelet trim made a big difference!
Still no sign of the bus but the ladies are looking ghetto fabulous!