I agree that she is pretty much Samantha with straight hair and a tan. I actually got them together at the Christmas when AGOT first came out. As I recall, there wasn't a doll that really looked like me (now there is, #21) but #2 was the one on the cover of the catalog that introduced AGOT and I fell desperately in love with her. My mom had always wanted me to have Samantha though, so I got both. (Thanks mom!) Here are some pictures of the together for comparison. Sam isn't really taller, they're just on different stands.
I think she was their attempt at a hispanic doll at the time, but to me she's just tan, so I usually put her in outdoorsy clothes. My twelve-year-old self who first got her probably would have given her an A+, but now I give her a B- for being ambiguous and too close to Sam. However, her straight hair is still silky and beautiful with no care except an occassional brushing, while Sam's curls give me tons of trouble.
I have a 1989 Pleasantly plump Kirsten, and the dress without the apron looks awful on her because it's tight and bunches wierdly. As a Swede, I had to have this dress as soon as I saw it because it looked more Swedish to me than most of her stuff because of the mix of colors and patterns. I had very little trouble getting the shoes on, but I put them on over her Mattel meet socks, not her PM ones. Just a little wiggle, and they popped on. I expected the ribbons to be the same woven ribbons as all her other outfits, but these are a stiff grosgrain. Not sure if they're historically accurate, but they make really nice bows.
I give it an A (no plus because I think, even if they wanted to use plastic for the shoes, they could have made it look more like wood).