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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Teen Skipper and Teen Courtney in Fashion Avenue

Remember when Mattel vaulted Skipper's age from 12 or so, to 16? Only to magically de-age her again? I do like the Teen Skipper dolls, even if I like Skipper to be her younger age. Whatever happened to cousin Francie, though? Did she head off to England in her quest for all things mod? Anyway, I just got a Teen Skipper outfit off eBay, so I'm showing my Teen Courtney in that outfit, and Teen Skipper in another Fashion Avenue outfit.

I need to get some sort of backdrops for my photos. We'll pretend the girls are sitting along a picturesque river walk, talking about fall classes, fall clothes, and keeping that brat Susie from being elected Homecoming Queen.
Here's what the outfits look like without the overshirt and jacket. Courtney's outfit is tagged for Teen Skipper, while Skipper's outfit is tagged for Barbie. I'm pretty sure this dress wouldn't fit Barbie. I think I'll see if I can find this outfit online.
The Fashion Avenue and Fashion Fever lines were great for clothes; shoes were rather meh. Our girls wear the same style shoe, in colors that match their outfits. The molded seam line is at least a nice touch.
The other type of shoe Teen Skipper usually got in her fashion packs was this one with the flower, again coming in several colors.
In addition to the outfits and purses that you see above, Courtney's outfit also came with matching sunglasses. They're cute in that they resemble vintage Barbie cat's eye frames. They're goofy in that they are a uniform color. Are we supposed to believe Courtney can see out of these?
Does it matter if I wear these at night? Can't see out of them either way.
Are you on the hunt for Fashion Avenue/Fever outfits?

8 comments:

  1. I like the shoes here - and the shape of the glasses (although you're right, they needed to have a second colour for the lenses!). I don't know much about the Fashion Avenue outfits, but what I've seen here has me intrigued - something to keep an eye out for! :)

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    1. I do like the girls' shoes too, I admit. Fans today seem to like the more elaborate shoes, especially the kind that the MH and EAH girls wear, but I am a fan of shoes that a human could comfortably wear. :)

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  2. I always hate it when they make those glasses they couldn't possibly see through! Even as a kid I liked realism.

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    1. Yeah, those glasses seem like a useless accessory. Can't decide whether to just pitch them, or put them aside in case I want to resell the outfit someday.

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  3. LOL for Courtney's remark on the glasses! The outfits are very cute and summery, the shoes remind me of Tiffany Taylor shoes :-). The blue ones are lovely with the flower. Bringing back Francie would be a great idea, I always liked her a lot!

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    1. I remember Tiffany Taylor. I loved playing with that doll, but only when I was at the friend's house who owned her.

      It seems to me Francie would fill the niche they had here: not grown-up (and full-figured!), but old enough to be looked up to by younger girls, and do cool things like drive.

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