Friday, April 1, 2016

Barbie Fashionistas Petite Crazy for Coral and Curvy Dolled Up Denim (and Red Ruffles) :)



Hello, everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and are enjoying Spring (or Autumn, depending on where you are). :)
Today's post is my review of a few of the new Fashionista bodies for 2016.  These are my 3 favorite Fashionista dolls at the moment so I wanted to share with you some photos I took of them.  I think they are all gorgeous!


Here is a video review I did, talking in more detail about each doll.
I apologize in advance if it's a little hard to hear me, I recorded this with my phone!
Better luck for me next time, lol. ;) 


So here is the packaging for each doll.  They are all pretty similar with the exception of the new Curvy and Petite labels. Each doll comes with a different # and "name" to help collectors identify who is who.
Seen below is Red Ruffles (regular body), Dolled Up Denim (Curvy body) and Crazy for Coral (petite body).


 Out of the box, they are absolutely stunning to me.  I love the colors they used, their skin tone and face scuplts.  I think they are gorgeous!  My only complaint is that besides the Petite girl, it is very difficult for them to stand on their own.  I need to make more of an effort to start adding some stands to my collection!   I hope in the future they also produce Made to Move bodies for each new shape.



First up is the most gorgeous Fashionista of 2015 in my opinion,  Barbie Fashionistas Doll - Red Ruffles . Although I played with Barbies all the time  growing up, I didn't start collecting them until recently.  I didn't really pay much attention to them until the new Barbie face sculpt came out in 2015, which showcased Barbie in a much softer look that was similar to the faces that I grew up with.
Red Ruffles was one of the first Fashionistas I bought as an adult and her face (goddess sculpt??) was what attracted me to her.


 I love all of the Curvy Barbies that have come out already, but she was a "must-have" due to the face sculpt as well.  To me, these represent much more realistic proportions of a real person.  I am an average sized fairly fit person and she looks more like me than any of them!  I love her stronger and curvier looking legs.

ALERT:  a few photos below are of nude dolls comparing their bodies.  Just letting you know in case you find nude dolls offensive.


This Petite girl was the first new Barbie I put in my cart when they were available to pre-order.  I think she is beautiful!  I love everything about her. (And she stands on her own!)


Here you can see how their body shapes and proportions are quite different. 



This is as high as their arms go and as wide as their legs will stretch.  No click knees unfortunately.



Here is Petite next to my daughter's Skipper doll. 


Skipper and Petite have very similar body shapes, but Skipper has narrower hips and thinner legs as well as a slightly smaller bust.  Petite Barbie is made to be a full grown petite woman and not a teenager.


I was surprised to see that her body was very similar to a Disney Fairy!


They can all swap clothes and shoes. :) 


Here are a few clothing swaps between the 3 types.  The regular sized dress fits Petite quite well.


The Petite dress fits on the regular Barbie, and is even a little loose.  The regular dress is a little bit tight on Curvy, but workable.

And now a closer look at each face. 


Red Ruffles has a perfect face.  Her eyes look so beautiful against her skin color and her lips are painted the most gorgeous red.  I love her longer style face and nose.  Her hair was a little crispy from gel and needs some work, but I think it will look really nice after a restyle.


Curvy is stunning!  Even though she has the exact same face as Red Ruffles, there is something different about her.  Her face painting is clear and simple and lovely.  Her hair was extremely soft and full right out of the box.  No gel noted and she has lots of pretty light blonde highlights.


Petite is gorgous as well!   Her hair is very curly and I pulled it back so you could see her face a little better.  She has light honey colored eyes and a lavender color lip.  She is so cute.


Crazy for Coral definitely has a Skipper face sculpt which is beautiful!  

Here's one last look at each of these beauties. 





 Curvy Dolled Up Denim (renamed Raina) 



Regular-sized Barbie Fashionistas Doll - Red Ruffles (renamed Asha) 



In my little world, they are three sisters (the tall two are twins) and I'm excited to continue to take photos of them as I begin to rekindle my love of Barbie!

I hope you enjoyed the review and photos.
What do you guys think of these new Barbies and the new body styles?  I absolutely love them.  There is no drama from me as far as going into any deeper meaning.  My daughters love them as well and my only hope is for more articulation down the line.
For now, Asha (Red Ruffles) will be getting a donor MTM body as soon as I find the courage to pop off her head!

I hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

I purchased my Barbies at Walmart and www.barbiecollector.com
At Walmart Red Ruffles was about $7.99
At Barbie Collector the Curvy and Petite were $9.99
You can also find them on Amazon, but they seem to be priced higher at the time this post was written.

Amazon Affiliate links included ;)

  

28 comments:

  1. Farrah Lily, I enjoyed reading your post as much as I enjoyed watching your video. These two dolls sure look like sisters to me as well.
    Keep having fun!
    Arlette

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    1. Thank you so much, Arlette and same to you! :)

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  2. Nice review! I also noticed the "texture" line on the legs. I then checked all of the new bodied dolls I have purchased and they all have this issue. It looks to me like the legs were dipped only halfway into a glossy finish coat. This is true for tall and petite and new even the original bodied dolls. I have now see it on the really cheap Barbies too. It does not seem to be the case for the articulated dolls though. Not sure what is going on with this. Mattel's quality control again! I am not bothered with it so much that it makes me not want the dolls though. With the exception of the Curvy bodies, I am rebodying most of my dolls to articulated bodies anyway. Which in some cases will mean creating some hybrid bodies.

    I also enjoyed the videos and hearing your little girls in the background too! I did have a little trouble hearing you though even with the computer volume and the YouTube volume all of the way up.

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    1. Hi Phyllis!
      Yes, after the review I noticed Petite had the same thing on her legs..so weird. You'd think with the intro of a new line, they would be a little more careful with the quality control. It doesn't really bother me either. I saw a post on Instagram showing the tall and curvy bodies in a MTM body and it looked so awesome! Maybe it was fake or a leaked prototype, who knows...but I hope it rolls out at some point. I'd be interested if you did a post about the hydrid bodies you are planning to do!
      Thanks for the feedback about the video as I noticed the same...I taped it with my phone instead of my normal camera and maybe it was too far away from me to get a good sound. Maybe I should put in closed captioning! Lol, hope you have a nice weekend. :)

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  3. Thank you for the review! My petite Crazy for Coral arrived as well, but I haven't gotten any pictures of her yet. I agree that Curvy looks a great deal like the average woman.

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    1. Thanks, Barb..I'm glad you got her as well! Curvy is definitely more realistic in terms of regular curves. I have heard some people complaining that she was mis-proportioned (too wide at the hips and too narrow at the top), but I know a lot of people that have this shape, so I am not sure what they mean. From my 3 and 6 year olds' perspectives, they call her "the Mom" of the trio so not sure what that means either, lol. My legs look just like Curvy's so that's why I like her so much. ;)

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    2. Just saw the comment about complaints from some people about the hips being too curvy and the top too small....they want to come and look at the girls and women here in Spain, loads of them have very full bottoms, curvy hips but narrow shoulders, I think the curvy girl might have Spanish blood ;)

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    3. I love it! Yes, I don't get it either...my twin sister has this exact same body. Men love it! :)

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  4. Thanks so much for the review, I've not seen any of these new ones in real life or on any other blog, so a first. I think they're all very pretty, but particularly like the littlest one, she just seems so sweet with all those curls and being short too. I bought two of the Made to Move Barbies after reading your review and that of Toy Box Philosopher, so maybe I will be tempted again by one of these....you enabler you! ;)
    xx

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! I think the little one is my favorite as well. She is so cute! That is fun that you ended up getting the Made to Move Barbies. I know you love to photograph your dolls and the posing options are amazing. Having seen your gorgeous tribe of Diana Effner Little Darling dolls, they are high on my wishlist as well! We are all enablers! :) xoxo

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    2. I ended up getting the little Barbie too....I blame you of course!! ;)
      xxx

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  5. Great review!

    I'm seriously tempted by the petite one that you used here. She's adorable, and being short myself, I feel like I ought to buy one of the ones in her height! ;)

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    1. Hi JS!
      Thanks and I'm glad you enjoyed the review! Yes, definitely get this little Petite one...she's so pretty in person and I feel like she has so much character, if that makes sense. I'm on the shorter side as well so I appreciate that about her, too. :)

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  6. I really enjoyed reading this review. You have inspired me with ideas for my blog. Thanks. :)

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Zen Dolls! :)

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  7. Your new dolls are lovely. I haven't seen that Curvy Barbie yet - the only one that seems to have made it to Australia is the one with blonde hair - nor have I seen Red Ruffles but I will have to look out for them.

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    1. Hi Carrickters,
      I hope they come to your area soon...even if to just see them in person as they are such beautiful dolls for the price. :)

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  8. Very interesting post! I definitely like the new faces better, the last few go-rounds were kind of scary. I love Red Ruffles outfit, I used to have a shirt like that when I was in school!

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    1. Haha, that's awesome! Ruffles seem to be back in style. I agree about the older faces...very scary!

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  9. Beautiful dolls! I wish to have also the one of the dolls labeled as "Curvy" and one of the dolls labeled as "Petite"... Thank you for sharing their bodies. The old body type looks really slim and unnatural, if we look at the new types of dolls

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    1. Hi Aya,
      Yes, I agree...I love the new bodies and hope you are able to get yours soon as well! I think they will probably make many, many more of these. :)

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  10. Hi Farrah,
    I've never been a real fan of Barbie but I would love to have thin ankles like that!! LOL!!
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Hi Xanadu,
      Yes, you are so right about the ankles, me too! :)
      Hugs back xo

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  11. Great post! I pre-ordered Crazy for Coral and the Curvy doll in the floral dress form Target and I can't wait for them to be shipped! The more I see pictures, the more excited I get lol. I like the new bodies, but I have to have articulation on my dolls, so I will be rebodying them when they arrive.

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    1. Hi Champagne Star,
      Thanks!! I"m so glad you were able to get your dolls too...they are so pretty! I know what you mean about the articulation. I will definitely replace Red Ruffles with a MTM body. Have fun! :)

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  12. Hello there!
    It really catches my attention that your "Crazy for Coral" doll has labeled in the box "petite". Mine didn't have that label, however, the curvy one with blue hair I just purchased does say "curvy". Strange...

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