I haven’t spent a lot of time taking photos of my Fashion Fever outfits recently so I thought it was about time I got back to it. This post features more single outfit packs. I have no idea how many Fashion Fever Closets, individual outfits and accessories were actually issued but it was a lot. I certainly don’t have them all and am never likely to. I consider the Fashion Fever era as second only to the first few years of Barbie for quality and diversity and probably first in sheer output. If anyone has actually compared the number of items released in the four years Fashion Fever dolls and outfits were produced and the first four years of Barbie’s production and can tell me the figures I would be very interested to know. I am too lazy to go and do it myself.
I know I have said this before but the amount of fashions released for today’s Barbies is pitiful and the quality is very lacking. In fact as I stood in front of a shelf of Barbies with coloured legs or molded plastic clothing the other day I could not help feeling that Mattel had forgotten that Barbie was a fashion doll which to me means having the ability to change her clothes.
Well enough ranting. On with the show. I haven’t included pack numbers and dates of issue for these because I don’t know them so as always any extra information is always welcome. People who are searching for a particular outfit often find the pack number useful.
Our models today are:
- Grace-Denim Basics Barbie #14
- Ember – Fashion Fever Teresa Wave F
- Hope – Fashion Fever Teresa Wave C
Most of these photos are old ones that I took when I first received the outfits. Many of them came from the big lot of Fashion Fever clothing that Naomi bought me in Singapore.
This outfit fits Grace fairly well, even the pants are not too loose on her. Personally I think this is a little “trashy” for a young girl to be wearing but Grace is a bit older and although it’s not her preferred style she can get away with it.
As a complete contrast Hope’s first outfit is very spring-like and girly. The props in this photo belong to Naomi as it as photographed at her place.
Here is Hope again in a simple skirt and shirred top with matching pink sandals. I sometimes pull this blouse out to use with other pieces as white tops are always useful. The rubber band in Hope’s ponytail had just broken prior to me taking this picture so I combed her hair into a loose style instead. The bar is a Bratz milk bar belonging to Naomi and the Ken doll in the background is also one of hers.
I quite like this pink and black print dress as it is a bit different from the usual pink things. Hope has a bag and sunglasses to match her bolero although I have no idea why she would need to wear them indoors. I think the boots are pretty cool too.
Ember is next and has a ruffled skirt in a shiny denim, a gold and black halter top and gold ankle boots. I am sure that if she had them Ember would wear dangly, gold earrings with this outfit. The props belong to Naomi.
I did have another outfit that I was going to show you in this post but looking at the photo I really don’t like it any more so I think I’ll wait and have a shooting day when my new camera arrives which hopefully will be next week so look out for that one in Part Three.