Friday, November 20, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020
The "Street" wave Flavas from left to right: Happy D, Kiyoni Brown, Tika, Tre, P Bo, and Liam.
Flavas Street Rod sold separate from the dolls.
Bike Date - Liam and Happy D. Two dolls and one motorcycle were in this
set. The other Bike Date set with Tre and Kiyoni Brown, not shown in
this circular, had a purple motorcycle. Tre's and Kiyoni's jackets were yellow, black, and white color blocked.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
|Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 deboxed|
Let's say hello to Mattel Fashionistas #97 "Meow Mix" from 2018. Her East Philly name is Katherine Par. (No, she has no known connection to the historical Katherine Parr.) Our Katherine aka Kat-with-a-K is a petite Fashionistas. While Kat loved her kitty-themed dress, she wanted to change into something more casual, something a little more mature looking. So she rummaged through our doll closets. Below are her best fits. Please share them with the petite Fashionistas in your life.
|Redressed Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 in Fashion Fever top and Flavas jeans |
|Redressed Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97, back view |
Kat's first exciting find was a pair of Mattel Flavas's jeans (from Denim and Diamonds Kiyoni Brown) that she paired with a Mattel Fashion Fever cropped white top with silver lips across the bodice. Flavas Kiyoni Brown and Happy D were the shortest Flavas dolls and the same height. So if you have any Flavas fashions for either of those two dolls, your petite Fashionistas can share them.
|Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 in Cali Girl Lea jeans|
Kat next found Cali Girl Lea's cut-off jeans. Another perfect fit.
Although the everGirl dolls were intended for younger teen dolls, Kat felt that these everGirl jeans were sufficiently age-neutral for her to wear without looking too juvenile. She might have the pants' legs hemmed.
|Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 in everGirl jeans, back view|
Then there was this slightly "off" Mattel My Scene stretch denim romper. Kat thinks that this fashion just missed perfection because the bodice was intended for a fuller breasted doll.
|Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 in My Scene romper|
And, of course, there were some fashion misses like a pair of R&D Susie's jeans and a pair of Mattel My Scene Barbie's bootcut jeans. We decided to show those two misses so you could see how those two fashions would not suit.
|Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 in R&D Susie jeans|
|Mattel Petite Fashionistas 97 in My Scene full length pants|
The R&D Susie jeans are not wide enough for petite Fashionistas. The My Scene jeans' legs hang over Kat's feet. "Not good looks," Kat decided. Let us know what fashions your petite Fashionistas wear. Thanks for your suggestions.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
"So good-natured ...."
Jade (KMart Just Dollz Jade Princess) and Sheeda (BMR1959 GHT91) pause during their Shasarignis photo shoot to meet Max. They are curious, but they want to protect their pretty dresses.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
|Mattel Shero Alex Morgan doll and some 2020 Fashionista dolls|
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen, tubed|
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen, back of tube|
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen, bottom of tube|
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen, tube removed|
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen waving|
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen, full profile|
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen, face|
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen, full body front|
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen, full body back view|
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen outfit, back view|
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen outfit, front view|
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen redressed in a Fashion Avenue skirt|
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen, redressed in a Fashion Fever Teresa dress|
|Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen, FF Teresa dress, back view|
|Three Mattel Fashion Fever dolls: Christie, Shannen, and Christie|
|Three Mattel Fashion Fever dolls: Christie, Shannen, and Christie chat|
I mentioned at the start of this post that I would find a more suitable doll to wear Shannen's original fashion. Here is my choice: 2007 Jazz Baby Cabaret Barbie aka Maud. She's waving the cell phone in these two photos. I like how the bright, metallic cool colors brighten and highlight Maud's pale complexion. I like how her shorter hair and darker, Goth-like makeup match the modern vibe of this fashion.
|Jazz Baby Cabaret Dancer Barbie from 2007|
|Jazz Baby Cabaret Dancer Barbie from 2007 at a different angle|
So is Shannen a keeper? Yes, she is. I might even find an articulated body for her. Any suggestions on which Made to Move body or WWE body would suit? Do you think Maud wears Shannen's outfit better?