Just back from a visit to my sister where we celebrated my recent birthday. She had a present for me. A box of Barbie outfits she’d bought from eBay over the past few weeks. My sister is probably the only person who understands exactly what I like in the way of dolls and Barbie in particular so I always know that her presents will be good ones.
I looked after her house and pets on a couple of occasions when she went to Singapore on holidays and as a thank you gift she brought me back Barbies and Barbie Fashions most of which never turned up in any of the shops near us. It was like Christmas opening up packets and packets of Fashion Fever outfits and photographing them all. Here are three of them being modelled by some of my Fashion Fever girls. The props by the way, belong to my sister, she collects Ken dolls amongst other things. The things my sister collects would make a post on their own and may well do one day.
These days with most Barbie fashions being made for 3-7 year old taste I buy outfits on eBay from people who debox dolls and sell the parts separately. I know that it’s not the cheapest way to get them but sometimes if you don’t really care about the doll and just want the outfit it can be worth it. There are also a lot of people selling outfits they have made themselves on eBay and I often buy those.
Of course I had to have a photo session with all the new outfits and have posted a few to my Flickr page as I usually do. A couple of the new outfits were retro styles which look great on older dolls . I have a genuine Midge from the 1960s as well as a reproduction one and a couple of reproduction Barbies. One day I hope I’ll be able to find some vintage Barbies in good condition at a price I can afford but with so many dolls on my wish list it hasn’t been a priority up to now.