Cecilia Cassini is a 12 year old fashion designer and blogger, and a scion of the fashion family of Oleg Cassini. She has designed two dolls for MA, and Fashionista is the first. I liked the blue eyes paired with almost-black hair, and the black pleather matching jacket and boots. Madame Alexander has always been known for its quality, and these dolls have sometimes been favorably compared with American Girl dolls.
Here she is in her box:
Hey! She's standing on my laptop! Get off of there this instant!
I bought this doll, now named Cecilia (of course), from Amazon.com, although she's also available at a range of online dealers under the Madame Alexander Favorite Friends line. I'm very pleased with my purchase, and would happily buy another of this line. I'd also feel confident buying one of these for a child, although I'd check the eyes before gifting.
Comparing her to American Girls, I'd actually buy this before an AG if I had the choice. That shoulder plate makes a big positive difference to the way her clothes look and hang; her hair is gorgeous; the quality is very high. For a third to about half the price of an AG, this is an excellent doll to buy, gift, or add to a collection.