Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Girl for All Time on zulily

I know some of you are interested in the Girl for All Time dolls, so I thought I'd let you know that there are dolls and outfits available on zulily starting today. Zulily items are generally available for three days, but individual items can sell out during that time. You do not need to pay to be on zulily, but you do need an account with them, which involves a name and email address. Zulily does take Paypal, if you do not want to give out your credit card number. I'd love to know if any of you end up buying anything.

Disclosure: I have a zulily account and have bought from them, but I am in no way affiliated with them and am not being compensated for this announcement.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Barbie, Christie and Teresa Model Fall Fashions

I've picked up some Fashion Avenue outfits the past couple of months, and I've been saving these three for when fall arrived. The weather is starting to feel just right here in NE Ohio!

Barbie models Gala in Chicago. This outfit includes the dress, of a stretchy material, a bolero jacket trimmed with fluffy material that does shed a little, a small purse, and purple shoes. I prefer the slightly thick heel over the stiletto ones that Mattel also makes. The slender heels tend to bend if you try to balance Barbie on them at all.


Next, we have Christie modeling Reception Roses. I especially like the small touches with this dress. This outfit includes the satin dress, a fashion scarf for the neck, matching nylons, a purse, and shoes.
The butterfly fabric is pretty, and I think having a strip at the bottom half of the skirt is just right. Adding too much more of that print would be overwhelming. I also like the pleated net trim at the sleeves and skirt hem.

I like the roses at the neck. I don't think this would work on a real woman. Maybe in a smaller proportion.
Barbie and Christie are ready to go out and have fun on a slightly crisp fall evening.
This next outfit is technically not Fashion Avenue, but I think it came out in the Fashion Avenue era. This outfit is part of the Seasons line. There were four separate outfits produced, for spring, summer, fall and winter. I've seen another fall outfit Mattel made that is very similar to this one. Barbie wears a long-sleeved orange top and brown vest in that one, plus I think an orange or plaid tam, and a plaid skirt. What signifies autumn, at least in the northern half of North America, more than the changing colors of the leaves? And shortly afterward comes the task of raking them up when they fall. I raked up many a pile of leaves in my day! At least there was the fun of jumping in a pile afterward. Sometimes my sisters and the girls down the street and I would make "houses" by raking up piles of leaves to make low walls.
I think this red suits Teresa very well. I was disappointed this sweater is not completely open at the back. It goes over her head.
At least Barbie gets sensible shoes for raking leaves. I think the other set had brown pumps.
A rake is included, with the ubiquitous B logo.
Also included, some cardboard leaves. Not ready to take them out of the plastic yet.
The outfit originally came with this skirt and head scarf. I think Teresa will be much more comfortable raking leaves in the jeans she's wearing.
Lastly, the set includes a basket of apples to enjoy after some hard work outside. Yum, a nice crisp apple.
Do you enjoy moving into warmer clothes for autumn weather? Are you putting your dolls into anything different? I don't own enough doll clothes for all of my dolls to change what they wear very often. But this outfits are nice additions.