I have a Josefina from 1997 or 1998. She is gorgeous and her earings have stayed very gold. I love her skirt. The leather on the mocassins is very soft, and the pieces are mixmatched, so they have a very authentic feel. For example on one of the shoes the sole is a darker less soft leather but the other sole is the soft leather. However the laces in her mocassins are coming apart. They appear to be pieces of pleather stuck together, but they have separated and are very sticky. I don't know if this is a weird or not. Keeping in mind that my dolls had a rough time during my childhood, I'm not 100% they're the originals.