You will remember that Naomi bought me two Barbies in Singapore because she said it was a pity not to take any Barbie’s home from our trip. She got me this one because she thought, and I agree, that she’s one of the nicer of the current batch of Fashionistas.
I haven’t felt like doing much doll stuff since I came home. I had a cold that was hard to shake off and was generally feeling a bit “blah”. I also thought that I might have to start packing dolls away but due to a hiccup with the house sale they don’t have to go just yet so I decided to de-box the two dolls after all. Here she is out of the box.
As you can see she has the Model Muse body which now seems the norm for all Fashionistas. She does feel quite solid and well made which I liked. Her hair has a couple of coloured streaks in it and she has two freckles under one eye and another on her chin, or maybe that one’s a beauty spot. Who knows? I do like the colour of her eyes with that red hair. She has a thing on her hand, described as a ring but it goes across her whole hand so I don’t see how you can call that a ring. Would anyone actually wear something like this on their hand? It looks very uncomfortable and inconvenient even if it does say “Love”.
However, when I undressed her I made an annoying discovery. She has flat feet! Her legs are attached “Hobbit Style” so she can stand with them wide apart. The dress, by the way, has no fastenings, you just slip it off, not so easy with a bent arm doll. I doubt many three year olds will manage without tearing it.
As I wasn’t overly keen on her original outfit I decided to see how she looked in a couple of Fashion Fever outfits. I chose blue because it would look nice with her hair. The outfits looked great but she couldn’t wear any of the shoes. Not even the sneakers.
On the whole I like this doll. I am disappointed that Fashionista’s no longer have articulation and I think the clothing is ordinary but she has a nice face. I do miss dolls being issued with names to distinguish them as I’m rapidly going to get sick of saying “Glam Team 16 Barbie”. I better get the Baby Names book out again and think of something.