When AG first released pictures of her, I wasn't too thrilled and decided I wasn't going to get her. However, after finding out more info about her and seeing her full collection in September's catalogue, I changed my mind. I knew I had to have her and her entire collection.
Currently I am in an Outpatient Program at the hospital for mental health diseases (Depression, Anxiety, etc) so I told myself I would get her and her collection for myself as a recovery gift. After telling my grandmother my plans, she decided to order me Caroline and her six book set. Although I am still in the program, I am feeling much better than I have in years so I decided to cheat a little and take Caroline home early.
She is absolutely stunningly beautiful. Her hair is a thick, shiny white-blonde. Her eyebrows are a feathered golden blonde and her eyes are a gorgeous and unique color of sea foam green/blue. Her skin is soft, her limbs are very nice and tight (unlike some of my newer dolls) and her body is very very soft. She is very well-constructed and high-quality for a Mattel doll.
Her dress is very similar in looks to Felicity's summer gown. It is light pink with darker pink ruffles at the collar and sleeve cuffs. It has an embroidered sash. The fabric is thin but not at all cheap-feeling in my opinion. Her pantalettes are white with delicate lace trim at the bottom of each leg. No complaints there. Her stockings are standard AG white stockings and her shoes are pink pleather flats which are not difficult to get on and off.
She is my first curly-haired doll and I plan to just finger-style her hair. I will mist it with water if it gets really out of hand. But overall it seems manageable and I'm not too concerned. I would be worried about a younger child taking care of Caroline's hair, though.
I have read the first of her six books and it was very good. I look forward to reading the rest.