Firstly, the saga continues…
Today I’ll be featuring two Fashionista outfits. It’s funny how I have so many Fashionista outfits, but barely any dolls left!
I believe I got this dress in 2015, secondhand -it is from a 2012 Nikki Fashionista, Clutch Wave 2.
Drew will be modelling it for us today.
I cut the straps off the dress -a, because they were annoying, and b. I think the dress looks stylish without them.
I only got the dress and the pink wrap, but I sold the pink wrap, so I have paired the dress with my own accessories. As you can see here -there is a pale pink on the back of the dress It would have been so much better if it had gone all the way around… Can you imagine if you bought a dress IRL and the pattern just suddenly stopped?
I love the dress’s ‘comic book’ style, I think it’s very fashionable (yet so fun!) and is perfect for a night out on the town. It’s quite short, shorter than other Barbie dresses, so it is definitely a ‘going out’ dress. I suppose you could pair it with a jacket, and maybe some leggings, to make it a day outfit.
Our next model will be Imogen.
She will be wearing this outfit from Rainbow Wave 1, 2012. It used to belong to Summer, who I ended up selling. I bought this doll for my sister, she was something ridiculous like $25, but then she ended up giving it back to me when she outgrew Barbies.
This is my second doll from this wave -the first was Barbie, who I have posted about previously.
Here she is! Can you believe I still have all the pieces for this outfit? I really, really like the style of the dress, that mesh part at the top is just brilliant. It looks a bit sporty, but in a fashionable way?
The pattern doesn’t go all the way around. The bag is a bit odd, it’s shaped like a radio, so I barely use it. I guess it’s creative??
Fun fact: When I first learnt that Barbie was made in 1959, I was like ‘oooh! So THAT’S why her dress is always covered with that number!’ I think it’s really cool how they do that.
Even though these dresses aren’t as fancy as the original Fashionistas, I think they still maintained an overall theme of ‘going out’ -which the Fashionistas nowadays do not. I guess it’s nice to have more ‘everyday’ clothes, but I think there was something special about getting a really nicely-designed outfit.
The shoes are red, so I don’t have many other clothing pieces that match, but gosh, aren’t they nice? I really like the whole ‘ribbon’ thing they’ve got going on there.