shortly before Christmas, amazon had a sale on some of the fashionistas. the price was right so I picked up the petite Pretty in Paisley giftset, even though I was originally hesitant about her. now I'm really glad I did.
the back of the box features pictures of barbie in her fashions, and some pictures of some of the other dolls in the giftset line.
with the plastic out of the way you get a better look at barbie and her included fashions and accessories.
her fist fashion is a sleeveless top and a denim skirt. the top is red with teal and black paisley patterns printed on it. the skirt is stretchy and just pulls on. it has red stitched detailing. got some mix and match possibilities with these items, especially the skirt.
barbie's first accessory is a pair of translucent brown glasses. these are nice, and will probably see use when I remember to accessorize my dolls. unfortunately they did shoot another one of those annoying T-ties through her haid to hold them on. barbie has such a pretty face. also, I was originally bothered by the two-tone hair, but it's starting to grow on me.
she also has a teal bracelet. it is molded to look like three stacked bangles.
barbie is packaged holding a silver purse with a wide chain strap. there are molded in stitch details and fringes. it needs a little paint, but it's okay.
her second purse is a teal clutch. it has lots of nice molded in details. there are studs on the handle and a zipper on the back. the front has flower and stitching details molded in.
she is packaged wearing a nice pair of black boots. they have details molded into the short heels. I expect to get some use out of these boots.
barbie's second fashion is a nice orange dress. it has yellow flowers and paisley printed on it, but it really reminds me of citrus fruits. there is a yellow ribbon detail sewed down the front. I like this dress.
she accessorizes with a nice red necklace. there are molded in bead details along with large jewels. it's a nice piece. also you can see barbie's pretty face again.
her second pair of shoes are silver heeled sandals. the mold is very detailed and I expect to get some use out of these as well.
barbie's final fashion is a "denim" romper. considering I saw my teenage niece and her friend wearing rompers over the summer, I guess these are trendy again. personally I hated wearing them even at a young age where rompers don't look stupid, so I'm not expecting to get any use out of this item. which is good, because it's actually really disappointing. it is made of a thin, cheap feeling fabric, and any details you see are just printed on.
The Bottom Line:
The Good: pretty doll, new body type, mix and match fashion pieces, good accessories
The Bad: no articulation, stupid ugly romper
The Verdict: do you like the new fashionistas? if so, the petite Pretty in Paisley giftset is worth buying.