Today I thought I’d show you the Fashionista outfits that I bought from Amazon before Christmas. I bought them because the colours were nicer than the usual pinks even though there did not seem to be much colour coordination in the two outfits in each set. There were no shoes included.
When Vivienne received a new shipment of clothing for the store she was not very impressed with it. She decided to hand it off to one of her younger staff members to run a fashion shoot as she felt the clothing was more suited to the younger age group.
It was Petra’s turn to be Showrunner and she was very excited. Petra normally works in the gift department of Cruikshank’s which she enjoys but the store has a policy of giving staff members a taste of working in other areas from time to time. Petra wanted to show Vivienne and Georgie that she could do a good job in any department they asked her to work in.
She received a list of people available to be models and made her selections. Rather than picking her friends and co-workers Lisa, Penny and Natalie, Petra decided to bring in a more random group.
Even though there were only four outfits Petra put a lot of thought into what she wanted to do. She had purposely chosen models with different measurements. Gemma’s friend Frances was very tall, Alison had a tiny waist and larger bust.
Petra gave each girl an outfit to try on. As she did not have any shoes for her models she suggested that they wear a neutral coloured shoe or pose barefoot if they preferred.
Frances volunteered to be first as she was new to modelling. She said she’d rather not stand around getting nervous. She liked the Tee shirt and waistcoat but not the skirt which she said she thought was ugly. Petra gave her the bag to hold as the ginger cat was the only thing that matched the colour even a little.
April was next wearing the dress from the same pack. She found it a good fit and liked the style and colour.
Next came Gemma in a black vinyl skirt, white crop tee-shirt and a denim print jacket. Gemma liked the jacket and tee-shirt but not the skirt. “Look Petra, it’s damaged.” she complained, and indeed a piece of the vinyl had not been stitched to the elastic waistband. Gemma also felt that the skirt was too loose and did not sit right on her unless she wore it low on her hips.
Last to appear was Alison wearing a red check sundress. While saying that the dress felt cool Alison said that it was quite large for her and that she would not feel happy wearing it without a bra. She did like the sunglasses, however.
Petra wanted to be thorough so she suggested doing some mix and match and outfit swapping as she had seen Jan do on occasion. Gemma and Frances swapped skirts. Gemma thought that the all black and white outfit looked better although she found the check skirt a rather odd shape too. Frances also found the vinyl skirt loose around the waist. Petra also asked Alison to try on one of the skirts but it was way too large for her as well. Alison was very happy to change into the red print dress which was a clear favourite with everyone.
April was less happy to wear the check dress which Petra also asked Frances to try on. “You have to be kidding me!” she said crossly. “This dress is a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen,” she added as she struggled with the straps. The dress was huge on April who is very slim. It was a better fit on Frances but she too agreed it was something she’d probably only wear to the beach.
Petra was quite pleased with her efforts and posed with the girls for the usual photos after the shoot. Vivienne was also pleased with her work and said that she would be contacting the supplier about the faulty items and odd sizes as this was not the sort of thing that they wanted to sell at Cruikshank’s.
*Note: I thought that the sizings of these outfits were strange. I did expect them to look odd on April and Alison but the skirts were big on everyone. I wondered if they had been made for Curvy Barbie but it did not say so on the pack so I suppose they are making them “One size fits all” these days. I was annoyed to find the black skirt was faulty. I can probably put a stitch in it but it was poor manufacture I thought. I did not care for the style of either skirt really. The vinyl one seemed odd to me because it was flared while the check one which was meant to look like a wrap round reminded me of gingham curtains. I also thought that for the price they could have come with shoes. I know kids lose them but still. This is the problem with playline being made for such a young age group.