Saturday, April 29, 2017

Curvy Dolls Fashions

I told myself that I would ignore the latest packages to arrive until next Saturday, because I have so much to do. But on this dark and rainy Saturday, I caved to the temptation.

This fashion pack for curvy Barbies arrived this week. If you plan on buying this one, be careful, because there's one that looks almost exactly like this that fits standard sized Barbies. Make sure that the check mark is under the curvy silhouette at the upper right.

This Barbie Fashionistas Zig & Zag doll also arrived this week. I had previously decided not to buy her, but since seeing her potential in how others have customized her, I changed my mind.

Still reeling from the loss of my Janay's hair, I found myself on eBay searching for Janay (why, I don't know). I saw this one that I don't recall seeing before. She's African Dancer Janay. She's begging to be released from her box so that she can dance dance dance with her articulated body, but this one will wait.

So this is what I was REALLY shopping for when I purchased Zig & Zag and the curvy fashions. But this Musician Barbie will have to wait until next Saturday or later, because I feel that I will need to spend some quality time with her when I do release her from her box. She has some cool accessories.

I struggle somewhat with photography, but I figure that my photos are decent enough for this blog. You can see what I'm talking about well enough in my photos for the most part. However, my videos have been a different story. They come out so dang dark! I really am trying to improve with my photography and my videos. So another one of my purchases arrived this week, and I did take these out of the box intending to use them today, but one of them looks like it was damaged during shipping and has a piece broken off. So back in the box they went, and they will probably be going back to where they came from (which I'm dreading, since I do really despise going to the post office).
Not my photo - I don't have enough light to take a photo this good

So today, you will be treated to terrible photos taken on a dark and rainy Saturday. I will spare you the super dark video though (okay, maybe a slideshow).

Here is Zig & Zag Barbie out of the box. I will soon remove her pink lipstick. I'm not planning on repainting her lips right away. She can stand on her own in her shoes.

She made friends with the other curvy ladies right away.

Here are Madam LaVinia and Emoji Fun posing in the new fashions. I know that LaVinia would look better without her stockings, but I don't want to remove them and deal with the adhesive that is holding them up on her legs. The ladies can not stand in the brown shoes that came with this fashion pack, which is really disappointing. Also, I can't tell if that's supposed to be a belt or a necklace that comes with the fashion pack, but it doesn't look right as either. In order to fit as a belt on the curvy ladies, it would have to ride way up high on their waists. The belt (or whatever) looks good on standard size Barbies, though. I wonder if they just used the same belt that they used for the standard Barbie fashion pack. The purse is cute.

 Dasia and Monica can wear the flowered shirt from the fashion pack, and that's it. Below, Dasia wears the shirt, along with her Hollywood Starlette top and shoes, and Russell Williams' shorts. Monica wears Tracy Turnblad's dress, and Tracy wears Monica's dress (and both of them wear action figure shoes that are too large).

Below, Dasia wears Monica's dress, and Monica wears Dasia's dress. Zig & Zag wears an outfit that came on a Herobuilders action figure (the top has 2 snaps, and only the top one will snap).



Below, Dasia wears Monica's bikini, and Monica wears the Hollywood Starlette undies that Dasia normally wears. Zig & Zag wears Jakks Pacific Lola's outfit.

Below, Dasia wears a Ken jacket, Monica wears Zig & Zag's dress (it will not close in the back), and Zig & Zag wears a Sparkle Girlz dress.

In the photos below, Dasia wears Mammy's dress, Monica wears a Ken shirt and Mammy's red petticoat and a different pair of Monster High shoes, and Zig & Zag wears a Triad Alpha leotard with shorts from the fashion pack.

Below, Dasia wears the Herobuilders jacket and Scottie Pippen's shorts, Monica wears Mixis Opal's dress (which does not resemble a dress on her) with Russell Williams' shorts, and Zig & Zag wears a Sparkle Girlz dress.

And here's my video slideshow. 😊

11 comments:

  1. Wow, love how you were able to do so many clothing exchanges with all of these ladies! I am happy you were able to get that top Curvy fashion pack! I had ordered that 3 times from Amazon, each time being sure to order the Curvy package, but each time, they sent me the wrong one. I have also sent it back 3 times too and contacted the seller multiple times about wanting the curvy and not the regular size and the said it was Amazon fulfillment's issue. I finally gave up!

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    1. Thank you, Phyllis! I did get my fashion pack from Amazon, so now I'm really happy that they got it right the first time around. I'm sorry that you had so many issues with them.

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  2. Congratulations on your new acquisitions and thank you for the fashion show. You were able to get in a lot of doll play time with this post.

    It's good to know that at least one of the Sparkle Girlz fashions will fit Curvy Barbie. I'll have to go through my SG clothing to look for stretchy fabrics that might also fit my ZiZi.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! I gave myself an hour for play time. Somewhere along the line, I stopped keeping track of time and was later shocked to see how late it was. There are several Sparkle Girlz fashions that will fit the curvy ladies. The black sparkly dress above doesn't even stretch, but it still fits (as long as I don't try to put her legs through the "panties").

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  3. Maybe the belt thing is meant to be a headband? I will keep an eye out for the fashion pack, I don't trust Amazon or Mattel to send me the right thing but I have not yet seen Curvy packs at our local (hour away!) store! I'm so happy that they're now selling stuff for the curvy girls!

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    1. Hi Erin O! I will have to try the belt thing as a headband in the future. If that doesn't work, I'll just use it as a belt for my other standard size Barbies. I got my fashion pack from Amazon. I was really excited to see fashions for the curvy ladies!

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  4. Quite enjoyed the fashion show! Lots of mixes and matches to make.

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    1. Thank you, Muff! I had fun trying these different outfits on the ladies.

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  5. Awesome post! I also enjoyed the fashion show! I am so loving Monica! She has sass! Lol! Congratulations on all of your goodies!!

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    1. Thank you, Georgia Girl! I'm enjoying Monica so much. :)

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  6. Catching up - thanks for sharing which fashions fit our rounder dolls and action figures. I love that Barbie fashion - it looks sharp on your dolls.

    Congrats on getting that articulated Janay! I look forward to seeing your review on her.

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