When I showed this closet last time I commented that I really liked some of the pieces but others made me wonder what Mattel was thinking. I like the colours and the fabrics but to me, the scale of the red check outfits looks a bit too large for Barbie scale and that woollen dress just makes me feel itchy. However, let’s see what Jan and her models make of it.
Today Jan has asked her friend Joanne to help out. She also picked Kirsty and Gigi as she felt that the outfits would look good on younger models. Kirsty has modelled these outfits before and Jan thinks Gigi would look good in a sack. Midge is, of course, doing the photos.
The day did not begin well. After taking a few test shots Midge was not happy with the studio lighting and that prompted Jan to suggest a move outside. The weather was dull but as no rain was forecast Midge agreed.
Meanwhile, Kirsty and Gigi were having some issues with the clothes. “I love this little suit.” said Kirsty “but I feel like the jacket is going to pop open at any moment so I’m keeping my top on under it. The colour will match anyway.”
Gigi was struggling with the check dress. “It’s a bit small,” she commented.”This lace at the top doesn’t cover much but if I pull the dress up it doesn’t cover my bottom. I am glad I wore tights.” Poor Gigi found the shoes very uncomfortable too. Kirsty had a partial solution. After she had been photographed she gave Gigi the jacket to wear over her dress.
Joanne was surprised to find that the check pants were quite a good fit. She quite liked the top but was not so keen on the braces which she felt were unnecessary. She was even able to get the boots on although they did not fit well. Her brown bag matches the boots.
After handing Gigi her jacket Kirsty grabbed the shawl collared jumper to wear with the skirt. She was glad of it as the breeze had become stronger and it was getting chilly. Kirsty’s shoes and bag are also from the closet.
It was then Joanne’s turn to wear the skirt. At this point, Midge told Jan that she felt that the breeze was getting a bit strong and she would not take any more photos at the edge of the roof. She also suggested that Jan keep things moving. Jan asked Joanne to change into another top but to keep the skirt on. The skirt had an elastic waist so it was not too bad a fit on Joanne.
Gigi was glad that it was her turn to wear the jumper. She wore it with knee length cropped pants which were made of a woollen fabric and squeezed her feet into the boots which didn’t fit her any better than they had Joanne.
Finally Jan asked Kirsty if she would wear the check dress. Kirsty agreed to do so but decided to wear it with her own top as it was by now far too chilly for wardrobe malfunctions. Jan thought it actually looked quite good that way.
It was time for the group photos and Midge set them up quickly so that they could all get out of the wind.
I was surprised that the check dress didn’t fit Gigi or Kirsty very well. I had a look to see who modelled it last time around and I see that I had put it on Nicole who had the Model Muse body. So those girls will be the ones getting to wear it in future. I love the little skirt and jacket but it does annoy me that the snap on the jacket is always visible no matter who I put it on. I should probably replace it with something less obvious or remove it altogether.
The pink top that Kirsty has on is not part of the closet but ended up in the same bag for some reason. It matches quite well, doesn’t it?
During the shooting for this post poor Gigi actually took a fall off the balcony. I was very relieved to find that not only was she undamaged, she had not even lost her shoes.