Before I begin the fashion show, I want to thank Teresa for telling me these 2 dolls are from the same line, Barbie a Mermaid Tale. I looked them up and I do indeed have a Teresa doll. I really prefer the brunette or red head dolls! One of these days I really should watch a Barbie movie or 2…
OK now the fashion show.
Here is our first model in the black with stars that I LOVE. However I am not sure the gold streaks in her hair work with the silver of the dress.
Lets try her in the throw back Dawnesque dress. I really like her in this one. It shows her off to advantage. She will wear these little gold sandals until I find a shoe that better matches the dress. The orange ones I have look horrid with it.
Here is our second model. She makes me think, Mary, so her name is Mary until I find out her Mattel name…
First I am going to put Mary in the black with polka-dots. I think this dress is really cute. The dress is ok on her but I don’t like how loose the top is.
Lets try this heart one. Perfect fit! Now shoes…
These Mary-Jane style shoes look neat with this dress! Plus she can stand on her own! Not for long and a slight breeze will knock her over but still…
Ok now for Ken… Poor dude. These clothes are going to be on him for a while, even though I bought him a new set. Why? Because they were so tight getting them on him! They barely closed in the back and it took 5 minutes just to cram his feet into these silver loafers! I have to admit though, he doesn’t look half bad as a doll.
Now for the dolls!
First, The redheaded one. She is a petite.
Look, they didn’t even tag her head to the box, just shot her in the head for nothing! I am glad I have an acrylic overlay right now. (I broke a nail and this is a temp fix until the break grows out) In my effort to remove the tags and not chop off doll hair, I missed and cut my acrylic!
I love her face. I love the freckles. I think it might be a Midge face. She was the only one I know of with freckles. Unless I find out otherwise, I am calling her Midge. I love this red hair. It needed a bit of a comb through out of the box.
Now the other Fashionista. She is a curvy, which from what I have read means older Barbie clothes will not fit her. As tight as some of the new stuff is on the old dolls, I wonder if it will even fit her! A plus is, she can stand on her own!
I wanted this doll for her face. It is not Asian, but has a hint of Asian in it.
Again Mattel with the head tags! Give it a rest already.
Her hair had some kind of ick in it, like too much gel or something. I brushed it a bit and it looks better.
ON these 2, they are good for playability. However I have to wonder why Mattel goes to such lengths to tie them in the box. Seriously, a simple tie around the waist should suffice for a doll a CHILD is expected to remove from the box! I do miss the bendable knees from my childhood Barbies though.
I haven’t given this lass a name yet… any suggestions?
Now for the new dolls, in the new collection.
Ashlynn Ella, daughter of Cinderella.
She is an archer, and a princess of power. Now Her arms bend a bit at the elbow, but her wrists do not. From what I remember of my archery classes, you NEED wrist movement to a degree.
I kept trying to pose her with her bow, with out any success…
I love the sweet face. Not a lot of make up, just enough to enhance it.
The only thing that bugs me on this doll, is how bowed back her legs are. It isn’t big calves, the legs bend that way. Makes my knees hurt just thinking of it!
Apple White, daughter of Snow White. Since Snow White is my favorite of the princesses, I HAD to have her lovely daughter!
Of course I love her… she is in RED! In the pictures I was a bit put off by her crown, it looked too big. However here and out of the box, not too bad.
I again love the softness of the face. No garish make up. Just a simple sweet face.
Her dress, and a stand help her to stand up! She is not in the stand, her dress is just draped over it.
Her hair needed a quick comb. I plan to leave her as is for now. I was a bit troubled by her neck gear. It looks like something an Unas would wear to keep it’s neck safe from a Go’auld. However with out it her neck looks really long and thin… so on it stays.
Aww A ring for me! LOL
So what do you think?
Stay tuned… I found goodies at a yard sale this week!
Here is a peek…