Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fashionistas #51 Polka Dot Fun


I had her stacked on my shelf for over a year, and never bothered to open her, since she only has one or two poses.  Once she was free, I realized she really is much prettier out of the box.  I should have pulled her out sooner.


I wish the dress had been a solid color.  It's a nice cut, but it doesn't seem like a print an adult would wear.  Also, it reminds me of the opening credits for Cannon, pinnacle of televised fat jokes, probably not what Mattel wanted me to think about while looking at curvy Barbie.  At least the print is on both sides.













Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fashionistas #80 Cheerful Check


This is the one I anticipated most from the Christmas wave.  It took me a while to find one I was satisfied with.  It's not a face I would buy infinite variations of, but I still love this one.


The dress is printed on both sides, but only because there's no shoulder seam.  I wish they could have bending legs, there's not too much they can do once they're out of the box.










Thursday, December 21, 2017

Barbie Fashonistas #60 Patchwork Denim


I knew I had to own this one, for the lovely hair color alone.


Once I got her out of the box, I realized the eyebrows had been smudged into the hair, and the left eye badly pulled off as well.  I'll try to touch it up with paint, I don't know if I'll find a better one.







I also got a Sparkle Girlz fashion that seemed made just for her.  Despite being a bit crudely made, SG have some relatively on-trend fashions.









I altered the original fashion.  Before:


After:

The darts are placed symmetrically, but look a bit off because of the print.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Saw some of the new boxed and Sanrio Barbie fashions.

I only ended up buying the Twin Stars set.  The prints are only on the front side, wherever it was possible.












The regular boxed fashions are nothing to write home about.  I don't usually care about career fashions, but I might go back for the saxophonist set just for the large instrument.















The boxed accessory packs were priced around $7 at Walmart, but only $5 for boxed fashions.
They're a bit less attractive considering I already have half the pieces in other colors.