Fashion Fever Fashions – Solo Fashions -Part Two


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.

The Models

Our models today are:

  • Grace-Denim Basics Barbie #14
  • Ember – Fashion Fever Teresa Wave F
  • Hope – Fashion Fever Teresa Wave C

The Fashions

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.

Fashion Fever - Cropped pants and corset style top with silver flat shoes.
Cropped pants and corset style top with silver flat shoes.

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.

Fashon Fever -Floral skirt, light green top and a pink jacket.
Floral skirt, light green top and a pink jacket.

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.

Fashion Fever -Pink "satin" skirt and whilte cotton top.
Pink “satin” skirt and white cotton top.

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.

Fashion Fever- and white print dress with a pink bolero and funky black boots.
Hope in pink, black and white print dress with a pink bolero and funky boots.

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.

Fashion Fever - Ember wears a skirt in shiny denim with a gold top and boots.
Ember wears a skirt in shiny denim with a gold top and boots.

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.

 

 

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11 comments

  1. Hello, Enjoy your post as always. I couldn’t agree with you more about the pitiful current state of Barbie and the lack of quality outfits. I had to change their outfits immediately whereas I’m reluctant to disrupt some of my stunningly styled FF dolls. I even like that the tubes are easy to display and take up less space than the square boxes

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    • Yes the tubes were nice. I’m a serial deboxer but I did feel rather sorry to open those up. So much nicer than the cheap packs they come in now and more compact than the huge boxes that the Basics and others came in.

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  2. Hello, Enjoy your post as always. I couldn’t agree with you more about the pitiful current state of Barbie and the lack of quality fashionable outfits. I had to change their outfits immediately whereas I’m reluctant to disrupt some of my stunningly styled FF dolls. I even like that the tubes are easy to display and take up less space than the square boxes. You pise a great question about the amount of FF merchandise: I have managed to amass a large quantity of dolls, closets and special sets with furniture (within a budget). I have founds pictures of the Waves and would love to find more and learn about the designers.

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  3. Each era of Barbie has positives and negatives. The FF dolls have gorgeous faces and fashions but are not articulated. The Basics were sophisticated enough for adults but lacked fashions and articulation. The early wave of Fashionistas had articulation but many had colored hair and tacky outfits.
    I’m now seeking poseable dolls and love the Modern Circle Melody and Ken. This limited series is quirky and sophisticated but underappreciated. They have vintage faces but modern careers and love triangle.

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    • Good point I would love my Basics and Fashion Fever girls to be articulated. I do like the poseabilty of the Fashionistas although I think they feel rather fragile in the hand. The recent Made to Move doll is more my idea of how I’d like my dolls to be articulated. I agree that while the Basics are lovely dolls they did not come with much in the way of fashions except for some outrageously expensive accessories. I feel Mattel rather missed the point there. The Fashionista outfits are tacky which is a great shame. I also like the poseability of Fashion Royalty dolls but for a cheap doll collector like myself playline Barbies are more affordable, the collectibles are indulgences.

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  4. Mattel has yet to issue dolls that have it all, so we are buying older dolls and fashions in the secondary markets. The Made to Moves have very simple facial screening so some are switching the bodies and heads of their dolls to achieve the perfect doll. I don’t know if I’ll ever try it as I would be afraid to damage my favorites.

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    • I don’t know if I would either. I would be afraid of damaging my favourite dolls and also at $24 I can’t really justify buying a doll to take it apart. Maybe if I wait till they start turning up in Op Shops and markets.

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