Friday, July 24, 2020

Liberating 2005 Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen

Third doll on my Liberation List is Mattel Fashion Fever Shannen from Wave N, 2005. Why Shannen? Actually, I like her fashion - I didn't initially because I did not like the bright blue-silver colors. I thought tans or pepper reds or warmer paletted fashions would suit this tawny-toned beauty. Removed from Shannen, the outfit became more attractive. The faux leather won't likely withstand frequent changes, but I can get some photos of other dolls wearing it - more on that at the end of the post. Here is Shannen.

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
Shannen's outfit consists of a sky and cerulean blue marbled, long-sleeved top, a silver pleather quilted vest, and dark royal blue metallic pleather pants. I'm not a fan of pleather for myself, but I like it on dolls. The electric blue kill-me heeled sandals, the 3/4 silver "metal chain" belt, and the silver plastic cell phone complete her ensemble. I love that it isn't pink or purple or pastelled. Overall, I think it has an adult, club-going, electric image. (Also, not my style, but dolls can pull this look off.)


Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen outfit, front view
Below, I attached one side of the 2005 Wave Fashionistas poster to a form a backdrop for this photo shoot. On that poster, to the right of Shannen's head, you'll notice a doll that probably was the prototype for Shannen. That doll has Shannen's complexion and possibly Shannen's vest and top, but that doll seems to have a different face mold. The poster doll's eyes look smaller and closer together than Shannen's and her lip color looks pinker than Shannen's peppery red lip color. I'm glad that Mattel produced Shannen with the Tango face mold and the coloring she has. I even like her hair color - and its silky texture.


Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen redressed in a Fashion Avenue skirt
As did the two Christies I de-boxed before her, Shannen also has the Belly button Barbie body so her waist is a little wider than the Fashion Avenue faux suede skirt I like for her, based on its color. So I found something also from the Fashion Fever line for her to borrow: Fashion Fever Teresa's polka dot cotton halter dress.


Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen, redressed in a Fashion Fever Teresa dress



Mattel Fashion Fever Wave N Shannen, FF Teresa dress, back view
Shannen decided to find "something cooler and more comfortable." So she borrowed a pair of Fashionistas cut-off jean shorts and a recently issued Mattel Hello Kitty-themed sleeveless tank. Joining her are the two Fashion Fever Christies previously liberated from their tubes.


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?

6 comments:

Lynn said...

Love-love-love that puffy vest:@)

RagingMoon1987 said...

LOL, I loved the Fashion Fever line! It's wonderful to see them again. Maud looks very nice in shiny blue, and being a cabaret dancer probably means she can move in those kill-me shoes. "Kill-me" is a very good name for those shoes, by the way!

Linda said...

The original outfit is really cool looking, especially on Jazz Baby. I love the vest. Shannen looks cute in her dress and also in the shorts and top. :) I agree with Raging Moon about the Kill-Me shoes lol!

D7ana said...

Hi Lynn, RagingMoon1987, and Linda! Thanks for commenting.

@Lynn - Me, too.

@RagingMoon1987 - ah, yes. Fashion Fever was one of the best Mattel doll lines. Please stop by for future un-tubing.

Maud thanks you and assures us that she could handle those shoes like snap. Me, on the other hand, I'd "kill-me" wearing them and moving or hurt myself trying to "kill" shoes ;-)

@Linda - Jazz Baby Maud thanks you for the compliment. Shannen also sends thanks although she wonders if she should have worn dark shorts or gray shorts to "match" the cat character's face? (Aside - items to put on a doll clothes need list.)

Yes, the dolls can wear heels like that. Tis human? No way, lol.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Your dolls have some good looks going on. You are a great stylist! :)

D7ana said...

Hi, Barb! The ladies and I say, "thanks." Now if only they'd start paying me for my styling skills ;-)