First of all, it's red, which is a color rarely used with Barbie.
I didn't know for sure the doors opened until I saw it deboxed on Flickr. A definite plus.
The all black interior looks really upscale.
Racquel, was the perfect owner for this car. It fits her upscale status. There's enough room in the back for the baby's car seat, and her husband can still look manly driving this car when they go out. He probably has some two seater, that isn't appropriate for the baby.
As Racquel is pulling out of the driveway, her sister, Faith, approaches the car.
"I've been in the house for over an hour. Why are you just now asking me?" (Racquel)
"I was waiting for Dad to come home, so I could borrow his car. But since you are here, I can just get a ride there, and catch a ride back from one of my friends." (Faith)
"Ok, but hurry up. I don't want to be late."
"So where are you off to? " (Faith)
"I'm meeting Halle for lunch." (Racqel)
"You could have invited your sister along." (Faith)
"We'll do lunch another day. I have a feeling this lunch is going to get a little heavy." (Racquel)
:"Ooh. Sounds interesting." (Faith)
Here are Faith and Racquel for a side by side comparison. Marisa is currently rebodied on a Sassy fashionista body. It was the best fit that I had in my collection. It is not a perfect match, because the Marisa doll has olive undertones. I will look for a very light complexioned body with olive undertones. In the meantime she will be sporting this Sassy body. None of the bodies commonly used to rebody African American dolls are going to work.
I wasn't sure how So In Style Marisa would play out in my stories. I didn't have this combination in mind at all. The above story originally had Racquel and Halle in it. I stopped to put a little newly purchased, hair product on Racquel's hair, and remembered that Marisa also need a little product in her hair. When I picked Marisa up, it hit me that they would make great sisters. I named Marisa, Faith, because when I first saw pictures of her, I immediately saw a resemblance to Faith Evans, the R&B singer.