I've actually had the curvy barbie So Sporty fashionista giftset for a while, and only just now opened her. I liked the way she looked in the promos, but for some reason wasn't really digging her in person. until I let her out of the box.
the back of the box features pictures of barbie wearing her fashions as well as pictures of some of the other dolls in the giftset line.
here's a better look with the plastic out of the way.
barbie's first fashion is a blue and black dress that reminds me of tennis uniforms. it is actually one of those dresses where the back is plain instead of matching the front, but for some reason it doesn't bother me as much in this case. the back is black and the front has blue mesh sewn over the black.
her first pair of shoes are bright blue... sandal sneakers? I'm sure this is some type of athletic shoe, it looks like it anyway, but I have no idea what they would be called. they have lots of molded in details such as textures and shoelaces.
to further the sport theme, barbie wears a black plastic baseball cap. it has lots of nice molded in details. and they made it a little big, so it actually fits decently over her hair.
barbie is packaged holding a white purse with a long shoulder strap. the strap is molded to look like chain and there are other stitching and clasp details molded into the purse itself. it looks like a nice sensible purse.
her second fashion looks to be a referee inspired dress. it's actually two pieces. there is like a smock that is black and white striped with high slits on the sides that goes over a nice black stretchy skirt. I like that these are separate pieces and it was a very happy surprise. the black skirt will definitely be seeing extra use outside of being a part of this fashion.
her final fashion consists of a sleeveless Tshirt and a yellow stretchy skirt. the shirt is white with four hot pink horizontal bars on it. they fit pretty good, but I'm not really sure they go together.
barbie's second purse is molded in some terrible translucent hot pink plastic. it has some kind of molded in pattern and clasp, but it hurts my eyes to look at it. this is going in the surplus bin to be forgotten about.
her second pair of shoes confuses me. they are a very nice and detailed sneaker mold, but unfortunately they used that translucent hot pink plastic again. the material reminds me of the jelly sandals I used to love as a kid, so I can only imagine barbie's feet are getting unpleasantly sweaty. I don't forsee much use out of these.
I'll close with a closeup of her face without the hat.
The Bottom Line:
The Good: new barbie body type, fashions fit well
The Bad: no articulation, weird shoes?
The Verdict: if you like the new curvy fashionista barbies, the So Sporty giftset is worth picking up. she's a pretty doll, that comes with extra fashions.